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Top U.S. general in Afghanistan says Trump's plan means long-term U.S. commitment

KABUL (Reuters) - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday President Donald Trump's new strategy is a sign of a long-term commitment to wha...

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Regulator, Airbus issue software fix for A350 on explosion risk

BERLIN (Reuters) - European aviation safety authorities have issued an emergency directive for operators of the Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to upload a software fix to...

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Macau struggles to recover from Typhoon Hato's destruction

MACAU/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chaos and confusion gripped Macau on Thursday after one of the strongest typhoons on record hit the territory, killing at least nine people, and le...

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Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and So...

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Ambassador to Sudan is fourth Russian diplomat to die since January

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinskiy died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

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Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $700 million jackpot

(Reuters) - The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won an estimated $700 million on Wednesday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery's history...

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The road to hate: For six young men of the alt-right, Charlottesville is only the beginning

The torch-lit images of the march in Charlottesville revealed scores of men like William Fears: clean-cut, unashamed and young - very young. Who were they?...

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Exclusive: In China, the Party’s push for influence inside foreign firms stirs fears

BEIJING (Reuters) - Late last month, executives from more than a dozen top European companies in China met in Beijing to discuss their concerns about the growing role of the r...

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One winning ticket for $700 million Powerball drawing sold in Massachusetts, Powerball says

(Reuters) - One owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts got much richer on Wednesday, winning an estimated $700 million, one of the largest prizes in the lottery&...

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Threatening strike in Syria, Israel tells Russia Iran is greater threat than IS

Meeting Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Netanyahu said Iran was fighting to cement an arc of influence from the Gulf to the Mediterranean...

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Dutch police question Spaniard after concert canceled

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - Dutch police on Thursday questioned a Spanish man detained with gas canisters in a van while driving near a concert venue where a rock concert was...

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U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Thursday remains found by the Malaysian navy were not those of a sailor from the damaged warship USS John S. McCain...

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Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis: police

(Reuters) - A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot...

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Shinawatra trial: Thai soldiers prepare for 'troublemakers' in Bangkok

For days security forces have manned check-points outside Bangkok where they've been turning away her supporters...

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Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of...

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Duterte-Warner fist-bump photo raises fears for Australia's South-east Asia approach

Photographs splashed in the Philippine media of Australia's top overseas spy Nick Warner meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte have raised concerns about Canberr...

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Typhoon Hato leaves trail of death and destruction in Macau

At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barrelled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau...

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Winning numbers drawn for $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

(Reuters) - Winning numbers were drawn on Wednesday night for a U.S. Powerball jackpot of an estimated $700 million, one of the largest in the lottery's history...

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Strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind President at Phoenix rally

At a number of political rallies over the last two years, a character calling himself "Michael the Black Man" has appeared in the crowd directly behi...

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Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter, delete Trump's account

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it...

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Eight killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory o...

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War in Yemen: Inside the world's worst humanitarian crisis

Sanaa: After more than two years of war, little is functioning in Yemen...

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SpaceX shows off new spacesuit that Elon Musk says 'actually works'

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared an image of the company's new spacesuit, to be worn by NASA astronauts...

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Russian ambassador to Sudan dies in Khartoum

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinsky died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

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White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that s...

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It's unacceptable children are deemed collateral damage in Duterte's war on drugs

If bodies continue to pile up at this rate the death toll of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs" in six years could to...

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Farmer thanks firefighters for saving piglets by serving them up as sausages

Although the gift may have seemed like an appropriate gesture, it has been criticised by animal rights campaigners...

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Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins U.S. regulatory, shareholder approvals

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday cleared two of the biggest hurdles it needed to close its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc...

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Florence mayor apologises for 'Allahu akbar' outburst

The mayor of Florence has apologised for yelling "Allahu akbar" (God is great) at his Venetian counterpart after a debate on terrorism...

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The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally

At a number of political rallies over the last two years, a character calling himself "Michael the Black Man" has appeared in the crowd directly behi...

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As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are...

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Duterte fist-bump photo raises fears for Australia's South-east Asia approach

Photographs splashed in the Philippine media of Australia's top overseas spy Nick Warner meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte have raised concerns about Canberr...

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Mayweather and McGregor use age-old tactic of racial conflict to sell their fight

For all the novelty of their fight, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, jnr, have relied on boxing's most durable means of promotion. Through words and behaviour...

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Dutch foil possible attack on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock co...

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A US judge has struck down a Texas law making it harder for minorities to vote

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has vowed to fight the ruling, saying Donald Trump's Department of Justice does not oppose the state's voter-ID law...

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A US judge struck down a Texas law that makes it harder for minorities to vote

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has vowed to fight the ruling, saying Donald Trump's Department of Justice does not oppose the state's voter-ID law...

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Ahead of Lee verdict, Samsung Group lacks leadership 'Plan B'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group, South Korea's leading conglomerate, has no 'Plan B' for taking big decisions if its billionaire de fact...

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Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins regulatory, shareholder approvals

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday cleared two major hurdles needed to close Amazon's $13.7 billion acq...

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Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth

(Reuters) - To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the w...

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Trump, McConnell say they remain united on shared goals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday emphasized their plans to cooperate on shared goals, following weeks...

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Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals': McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in "regular contact" with President Do...

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FTC clears Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it has cleared Amazon.com Inc's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market...

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Malaysia's scandal-plagued Prime Minister has agreed to meet Donald Trump

The President wants to strengthen relations with Malaysia even as a fund founded by its leader, Najib Razak, faces a US criminal probe...

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HP Inc's quarterly profit beats on higher PC sales

(Reuters) - HP Inc , which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it sold more personal comput...

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Ex-CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson seeks to stop Donald Trump's tweets

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it...

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Russian ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinskiy found dead in his home

Russia's ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said...

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HP Inc posts fourth straight rise in quarterly revenue

(Reuters) - HP Inc, which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a fourth straight rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its pers...

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Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuked the president on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the U.S. government over fundin...

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'I-M-P-E-A-C-H': Donald Trump's science envoy quits, with letter embedded with message

A State Department's science envoy resignation letter's most biting message may have come in the form of a hidden acrostic: I-M-P-E-A-C-H...

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Cambodia's expelled a US non-profit after a local election surprise

The expulsion comes as autocratic Prime Minister Hun Sen cracks down on critics of his government...

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Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said...

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Marise Payne defends Australia's South-east Asia security outreach

Australia's defence minister Marise Payne has defended Australia's efforts to step-up engagement with south-east Asia...

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Special Report: As Taser warns of more risks, cities bear a burden in court

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - Officer Richard Haas says he never meant for Everette Howard to die. He just wanted to stop him...

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Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

ONTARIO, California (Reuters) - As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed...

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Trump threatens to shut government over border wall, lashes Republican senator

Trump stepped up his attacks on fellow Republicans a day after an incendiary rally...

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Trump government shutdown threat draws criticism, unnerves markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled mar...

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Trump's wall: Mexico out! Government shutdown in!

Wait a minute. Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay for the wall?...

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Details about N. Korea's missile program revealed

Newly released photos appear to reveal unexpected advances in North Korea's missile program, experts say, including a previously unseen type of projectile...

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McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in...

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Former Russian envoy downplays Trump campaign contacts

Russia's former ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak downplayed his contact with members of the Trump campaign on Wednesday, calling allegations that he...

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South Africa's rhino horn auction underway

South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday...

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Torso found in Copenhagen waters is of missing journalist Kim Wall

Copenhagen: Danish police have identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a...

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Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving Exxon Mobil Corp made "e...

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McDonald's to start cutting global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018...

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Trump playing 'bad cop' in NAFTA negotiations

President Trump seemed to put NAFTA negotiations on thin ice Tuesday night...

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Egypt's Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of doll...

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United Nations rights panel warns US over racist rhetoric

United Nations human rights experts have called upon the US government and political leaders to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject and condem...

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Mexico, Canada dismiss Trump threats to scrap NAFTA trade pact

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic...

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Beijing's 'lawfare' against dissent in Hong Kong unites fractious opposition

In one of the largest protests since 2014's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, 22,000 protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday...

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Jared Kushner won't find his job in Israel easy

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner will touch down later Wednesday in Israel, along with a senior delegation, for the purpose of...

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Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with a new Galaxy Note 8 phablet, hoping features such as dual rear camer...

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Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled mar...

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Whole Foods shareholders approve sale to Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said shareholders in the natural and organic grocery chain cleared the way for its proposed $13.7 billion sale to A...

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 phone aims to rebuild consumer trust

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Trump must be respected as U.S. president, says Germany's Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Donald Trump must be shown appropriate respect for holding the office of the U.S. president, even if she may diff...

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First lady thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron Trump

(Reuters) - First lady Melania Trump has thanked Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of her husband's former rival for the presidency, on Twitter for coming to the defe...

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'He was there for us': Prince Harry defends Charles after Princess Diana's death

Britain's Prince Harry defended the way his father, Prince Charles, cared for him and his brother as they grieved for their mother, Princess Diana, in a documenta...

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Police: DNA from body matches journalist

DNA from a headless torso found washed up on an island near Copenhagen matches that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police said Wednesday...

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Britain outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit,...

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Cops question teen for dancing Macarena

In Saudi Arabia, dancing to the Macarena in a crosswalk can apparently land you in police custody...

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Pakistan rejects role of 'scapegoat for U.S. failures' in Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has rejected U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism, saying it should not be made a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. mili...

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Barcelona balances security and freedom after deadly attacks

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, inst...

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Britain sets out plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday outlined several escape routes from the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit,...

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As Donald Trump ranted and rambled, his crowd slowly thinned

Although President Trump has long been the master of reading the mood of a room and quickly adjusting his message to satisfy as many of his fans as possible, his rage last nig...

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Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

HARTFORD (Reuters) - Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts...

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Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and...

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Pakistan says U.S. must not make it a 'scapegoat' for Afghan failures

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism saying it should not be used as a scapegoat for the failure of th...

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True price of an Uber ride in question as investors assess firm's value

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - What is the true cost of an Uber ride?...

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Germany's Schulz says he would demand U.S. withdraw nuclear arms

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) pledged to have U.S. nuclear weapons withdrawn from German territory if, against the odds, he de...

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Egypt cancels Kushner meeting with minister after denial of aid

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt called off a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decide...

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Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed b...

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Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump advisor Jared Kushner on Wednesday

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet on Wednesday with a United States delegation led by President Donald Trump's close advisor and...

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Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

BERLIN (Reuters) - Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends...

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U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warsh...

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Martian snow and diamond rain: Wild weather in our solar system

Can you imagine how beautiful it might be to witness snow falling on the rust-colored surface of Mars or a steady rain of glittering diamonds on blue Neptune?...

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Torso found in Denmark belongs to submarine journalist: police

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed b...

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U.S. Navy removes Seventh Fleet commander after fatal collisions in Asia

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday relieved Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin of his duties after two fatal collisions involving warships in Asia in...

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Typhoon batters Hong Kong, south China, streets flooded, flights canceled

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand kills five people, dozens wounded

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 42 wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan&...

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