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Spain hunts van driver who mowed down Barcelona crowd, killing 13

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.


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Posted 2017/08/17 23:18:00

Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions.


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Posted 2017/08/17 22:58:10

Dozen U.S. sailors to be punished for June collision -U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippines cargo ship, including the warship's commanding officer and other senior leaders of the ship, the Navy said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/17 22:38:20

Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

LONDON (Reuters) - A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer.


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Posted 2017/08/17 22:32:11

U.S., Japan step up defence cooperation to counter North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Japan will step up their defence cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/17 21:50:34

Asia stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds.


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Posted 2017/08/11 00:17:41

Any new Korean war could quickly escalate to catastrophe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Any new military conflict with North Korea would likely escalate quickly to the use of nuclear weapons, bringing catastrophic casualties not seen since World War Two and an untold economic impact worldwide, former U.S. defence officials and experts say.


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Posted 2017/08/10 23:15:02

Video shows migrants fleeing boat landing on Spanish resort beach

MADRID (Reuters) - A dinghy carrying dozens of migrants landed on Wednesday in the middle of a beach full of holiday makers in Zahara de los Atunes on the coast of Andalusia, southern Spain.


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Posted 2017/08/10 23:12:51

North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the world fell sharply on Thursday and investors moved into the yen, gold and other safe-haven assets amid more aggressive talk between the United States and North Korea.


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Posted 2017/08/10 22:09:41

Trump issues stern warning to North Korea and its leader

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.


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Posted 2017/08/10 22:02:38

Trump says he has not thought about firing Russia probe special counsel

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has not given any thought to the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


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Posted 2017/08/10 21:25:52

In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

KILLORGLIN, Ireland (Reuters) - For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west.


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Posted 2017/08/10 21:06:28

Hate crimes soared after UK attacks, but fell soon after - police

LONDON (Reuters) - Hate crimes in Britain spiked in the aftermath of three attacks blamed on Islamist militants earlier this year but the number quickly dropped in the following days, police said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/10 18:10:03

Exclusive - Foundations for post-Libor system sliding into place

LONDON (Reuters) - Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds.


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Posted 2017/08/10 16:08:44

UK exports disappoint as economy limps to end of weak first half

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy put in a weak performance in June when declines in car manufacturing, construction and exports gave an uninspiring end to the weakest first half of any year since 2012.


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Posted 2017/08/10 15:55:41

Police arrest jogger suspected of knocking woman in front of bus

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Thursday said they had arrested a 50-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year.


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Posted 2017/08/10 15:39:49

Police say modern slavery far more prevalent in UK than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Modern slavery and human trafficking are more prevalent across Britain than previously thought as more international gangs realise they can make significant sums from it, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Thursday.


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Posted 2017/08/10 12:47:41

Kenya opposition leader rejects poll results showing presidential lead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's president took an early lead as results from national polls rolled in Wednesday, the election board said, but the opposition dismissed the numbers as "fake" and said their own tally showed they were winning.


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Posted 2017/08/09 01:47:13

Nine dead, 164 injured in China Sichuan quake

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed, including six tourists, and 164 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwest China's Sichuan province, the local government and official media said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/08/09 01:41:16

Asian shares, U.S. stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped while U.S. Treasuries, gold and the safe-haven yen rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated with Pyongyang's warning that it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.


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Posted 2017/08/09 00:52:45

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