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Tillerson hopes to visit controversial new U.S. London embassy next week

Reuters / UK / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the controversial new U.S. embassy during a trip to London next week, but the State Department said it had not been decided whether he would formally open…

Thursday, Jan 18

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'Be my guest' - France's Macron spells out reasons for Britain to stay in EU

Reuters

SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - "Be my guest," French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Thursday, saying he would welcome any move by Prime Minister Theresa May to stay in the European Union's single market.

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Philippine investigators summon boss of news site derided by Duterte

Reuters / UK / World

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine law enforcement agency has summoned the head of Rappler, a news site known for challenging President Rodrigo Duterte, to answer a complaint related to cyber crime, adding to problems for an outlet central to…

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2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016 - U.N.

Reuters / UK / World

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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More Rohingya flee Myanmar as Bangladesh prepares to start repatriation

Reuters / UK / World

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (Reuters) - More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans…

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Exclusive - Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the…

Exclusive - Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his…

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Enthusiasm for earnings lifts Wall Street

Reuters / Markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as investors' expectations for higher earnings lifted stocks across sectors.

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World shares pull back from record highs, set for second fall of 2018

Reuters / Finance

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares pulled back from record highs on Wednesday, set for only their second day of losses in 2018 as lower commodity prices and a string of downbeat updates from companies dampened the mood in global markets.

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Exclusive - Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

Reuters / UK / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his…

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Macron promises steps on Calais migration, acknowledges Brexit worries

Reuters / UK / World

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron promised to stem the flow of migrants through the port of Calais on Tuesday, saying there would be no return to the "jungle" migrant camp, and said he understood the region's…

Monday, Jan 15

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U.S. House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

Reuters / UK / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats’ demands for protections for young people brought to…

Sunday, Jan 14

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Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks

Reuters / World

An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision in the East China Sea, according to Chinese state media.

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Church credibility in focus as Pope heads for Latin America

Reuters / UK / World

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru on Monday, attempting to inject new confidence in the staunchly Catholic countries where the Church's credibility has been severely damaged by sexual abuse scandals.

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U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat

Reuters / World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

Friday, Jan 12

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Trump cancels Britain trip, blames Obama for 'peanuts' London embassy deal

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse a bad deal agreed by the Obama administration to sell the old one for "peanuts".

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Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

Thursday, Jan 11

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`A mad scramble': How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprise New Year's Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much…

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

Reuters / UK / World

QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years.

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Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders on Friday, bringing the total detained close to 800 in response to demonstrations this week against price and tax rises. Protests, some…

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Trump, on possibility of North Korea talks, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

Reuters / World

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances," although it was far…

Sunday, Jan 7

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North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North’s athletes can attend next month’s Winter Olympics in the South despite…

Saturday, Jan 6

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North Korea agrees to talk to South after U.S.-S.Korea postpone drills

Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over Pyongyang's…

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Trump meets Republican leaders to set strategy for 2018

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a tumultuous start to 2018, President Donald Trump and top Republicans began a two-day retreat in Maryland on Friday to lay out legislative priorities for the year and discuss strategy for pivotal November…

Friday, Jan 5

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Republican U.S. Senators seek criminal probe of Trump 'dossier' author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior Republican U.S. Senators on Friday called for a criminal investigation into the former British spy who compiled a "dossier" in 2016 of allegations of financial and personal links between then-presidential…

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Author of Trump book contradicts president, says aides see him as a 'child'

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump's assertion that he had never talked to the…

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As Macron embarks on China tour, reciprocity is the word

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China next week will be the first by a major European leader since the Communist party's recent leadership congress, and he will use it to try to secure greater access for French…

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North Korea agrees to talks after U.S., S.Korea postpone military drills

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years, hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North's…

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UPDATE 2-"World is doomed": Erdogan denounces U.S. justice after Turkish banker trial

Reuters / World

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of…

Thursday, Jan 4

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Iranian army commander offers to help police suppress unrest

Reuters / World

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's army chief declared on Thursday that police had quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready to intervene if needed, as authorities staged more pro-government rallies.