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Comey had pushed for more resources for Russia probe before being fired by Trump - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey, days before President Donald Trump fired him, told lawmakers he sought more resources for his agency's probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 U.S. election, a congressional source said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/05/11 01:30:36

Russia investigation issues subpoena for Flynn

A subpoena has been issued demanding documents from Donald Trump's former national security adviser relating to Russia's alleged interference in the US election.
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Posted 2017/05/10 23:00:00

Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.


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Posted 2017/05/07 22:29:02

Macron wins French presidency, to sighs of relief in Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.


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Posted 2017/05/07 20:57:33

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan confirmed killed

KABUL (Reuters) - The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27 conducted jointly by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, U.S. and Afghan officials said on Sunday.


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Posted 2017/05/07 20:30:40

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into waste bin

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday symbolically tossed into a bin a Hamas policy paper published last week that set out an apparent softening of the Palestinian Islamist group's stance towards Israel.


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Posted 2017/05/07 19:36:20

Macron needs help to deliver reform

A 39-year-old who had never run for office before may have won the French presidency, but Emmanuel Macron now has to deliver on his promises of change and difference.
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Posted 2017/05/07 18:35:00

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed

The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed, the government has said.
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Posted 2017/05/07 17:53:00

May maintains strong election lead in weekend opinion polls

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May maintained her strong lead in opinion polls ahead of next month's national election, with one analyst saying she was on course for the kind of huge success Margaret Thatcher enjoyed over 30 years ago.


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Posted 2017/05/07 17:04:47

Street artist Banksy tackles Brexit in Dover mural

LONDON (Reuters) - British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.


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Posted 2017/05/07 16:42:43

The stakes could not be higher for Macron

To his followers he is the Messiah. After decades of government by old men, at last a young president who can save France.
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Posted 2017/05/07 16:29:00

North Korea detains another American citizen, KCNA reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another U.S. citizen on suspicion of "hostile acts" against the state, which would make him the fourth American to be held by the isolated country amid heightened diplomatic tensions with Washington.


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Posted 2017/05/07 16:26:45

Macron favourite as France votes for new president, early turnout low

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French voters were choosing on Sunday between a young, pro-European Union centrist and a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist for their next president, with early figures indicating a relatively low turnout.


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Posted 2017/05/07 15:18:27

Macron favourite as France votes for new president, early turnout low

PARIS (Reuters) - French people were voting on Sunday in a presidential election pitting a pro-European Union centrist against a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist, with early figures indicating turnout could be low, but above most recent forecasts.


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Posted 2017/05/07 14:00:04

Labour pledges no tax rise for middle-income earners

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said middle and low earners would not face tax hikes to fund its spending plans if it wins next month's election, with the burden falling instead on the top five percent of earners and big business.


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Posted 2017/05/07 13:55:35

Newcastle win Championship, Blackburn relegated on dramatic final day

(Reuters) - Newcastle United sewed up the Championship title on Sunday, beating Barnsley 3-0 to finish above Brighton & Hove Albion and return to the Premier League with a bang on a frantic final day at both ends of England's second-tier.


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Posted 2017/05/07 13:39:31

North Korea says detains another American citizen, KCNA reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another American citizen on suspicion of acts against the state, which if confirmed would make him the fourth U.S. citizen to be held by the isolated country amid diplomatic tensions.


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Posted 2017/05/07 13:15:48

Islamic State mounts fierce resistance on new Mosul front

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces faced stiff resistance from Islamic State in northwest Mosul on Sunday after opening a new front against the militants there in a push to rout them from the city after seven months of fighting.


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Posted 2017/05/07 12:56:35

Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja - Reuters witness

ABUJA (Reuters) - A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.


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Posted 2017/05/07 12:28:16

Climber, 85, dies on Everest world record quest

An 85-year-old man has died in an attempt to regain his title as the world's oldest person to scale Mount Everest.
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Posted 2017/05/07 12:27:00

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