WASHINGTON (AP) â Donald Trump's promise to "work something out" for immigrants brought here illegally as kids is dividing fellow Republicans, underscoring how difficult it will be for Congress to take any action on immigration, whether it's building a wall or dealing with immigrant youths.
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are "poles apart" in trying to agree the terms for evacuating people from besieged east Aleppo in Syria, U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said on Thursday. Five months of negotiations over aid plans have all failed and produced "nothing", Egeland said, adding it was up to the United States and Russia to try to coordinate a deal. As he spoke in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks in Hamburg with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov he was "hopeful" about reaching an agreement with Moscow over Aleppo, but added he was awaiting "certain feedback and input".
(Reuters) - The Dow inched up to hit a record high at the open on Thursday, helped by gains in financial and energy stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 8.02 points, or 0.04 percent, at 19,541.6, the S&P 500 was down 2.23 points, or 0.1 percent, at 2,239.12 and the Nasdaq composite was down 2.54 points, or 0.05 percent, at 5,391.22. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
BRUSSELS (AP) â The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.
Oil rebounded from the week's lows to stabilize above $50 a barrel on Thursday as market watchers focused on a weekend meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers that may result in an agreement to cut crude output further. Brent and U.S. oil prices gained support earlier from a slightly weaker dollar, but the U.S. currency turned positive as the euro fell on the European Central Bank's decision to extend but reduce its bond-buying program. Oil producers meet in Vienna on Saturday to see whether those outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will cut production to help erase a global supply glut that has depressed prices for more than two years.