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Texas Governor to hold talks on school violence after massacre

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday was set to hold a series of meetings on how to combat school violence, three days after a 17-year-old killed 10 people in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern U.S. history.


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Posted 2018/05/21 17:26:38

Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China.


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Posted 2018/05/21 16:53:46

Britain unlikely to investigate Comcast bid for Sky, says minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it was unlikely to refer Comcast's bid for Sky for a lengthy investigation after an initial review found that the $30 billion (22.4 billion pound) offer did not raise public concerns about media ownership.


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Posted 2018/05/21 15:14:13

Van Breda guilty of murdering family with axe

A South African court has found Henri Van Breda guilty of killing his mother, father and brother in a frenzied axe attack.
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Posted 2018/05/21 12:44:00

Exclusive: BP back on its feet but CEO senses no respite

LONDON (Reuters) - After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a three-year slump in oil prices, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed.


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Posted 2018/05/21 09:10:36

UK financial sector wants global talent on tap after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Costs for hiring bankers, accountants and lawyers from outside Britain will soar after Brexit and threaten London's standing as a global financial centre unless the immigration system is urgently reformed, a report said on Monday.


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Posted 2018/05/21 09:09:27

Russian "dirty money" flowing through London damages Britain - MPs

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government's efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow's aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday.


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Posted 2018/05/21 08:40:16

Higher fuel and staff costs to weigh on Ryanair profits

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Higher fuel and staff costs, combined with flat fares, will knock profits at Ryanair back from record levels, Europe's biggest low-cost airline said on Monday.


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Posted 2018/05/21 08:26:27

NASA spacecraft swings by moon, snaps 200,000 stars

NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft has successfully completed a flyby around the moon - snapping a photograph revealing more than 200,000 stars along the way.
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Posted 2018/05/21 07:06:00

UK households turn cheerier about their finances in May - IHS Markit

LONDON (Reuters) - British households became much cheerier about their financial situation this month, according to a survey on Monday that will hearten Bank of England officials who think the economy's weak start to the year was temporary.


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Posted 2018/05/21 07:02:29

Russian agency offers fake restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian marketing agency has offered to help restaurants in cities hosting the soccer World Cup use fake reviews to bump up ratings on review site TripAdvisor , the agency's owner has confirmed.


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Posted 2018/05/21 06:14:37

Trump pulls back from trade war with China

The US has pulled back from starting a trade war with China that could have sent shockwaves through the global economy.
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Posted 2018/05/20 18:15:00

Narrow support for abortion ahead of Irish referendum

There is narrow support for abortion on request for women up to 12 weeks into pregnancy in the Republic of Ireland as the referendum approaches, a Sky Data poll has revealed.
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Posted 2018/05/20 13:19:00

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.


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Posted 2018/05/20 08:35:20

Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.


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Posted 2018/05/20 07:57:59

Syrian Observatory - Islamic State fighters leaving last Damascus enclave

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a group of Islamic State fighters had been evacuated from the last insurgent enclave near Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal that will restore state control over the area.


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Posted 2018/05/20 07:56:36

Cougar mauls cyclist to death and wounds another

A cougar has been killed by authorities in Seattle after it mauled a mountain biker to death and wounded another.
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Posted 2018/05/20 06:30:00

Fresh lava flow could block Hawaii escape path

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is dangerously oozing towards a major road that serves as an escape route for coastal residents.
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Posted 2018/05/20 03:56:00

China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier.


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Posted 2018/05/20 03:25:59

In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity.


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Posted 2018/05/20 00:07:49