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Macron's talk of 'new' deal with Iran may not, in fact, be new

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 10:54am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's talk this week of a "new deal with Iran" may not, in fact, represent anything new nor a deal with Iran.

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:12am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the jihadist group.

Swedish Academy misconduct crisis deepens as member Stridsberg leaves

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 5:57am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Academy said on Saturday another member would step down, compounding one of the worst crises to hit an institution that picks the winners of the Nobel Literature prize.

China's Xi, India's Modi seek new relationship after summit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 5:40am
WUHAN, China (Reuters) - The leaders of China and India agreed to open a new chapter in their relationship on Saturday after an informal summit, just months after a dispute over a stretch of their high-altitude Himalayan border rekindled fears of war.

U.S., China trade tensions a pressing concern for ASEAN: Singapore PM

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 3:19am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday a mounting trade spat between the United States and China was one of the most pressing worries for Southeast Asian nations as their leaders echoed the concern over rising protectionism.

China, India agree to maintain border peace as Modi wraps up visit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 2:55am
WUHAN, China (Reuters) - India and China have agreed to improve communication between their militaries to maintain peace at the border, India's foreign secretary said on Saturday at the end of an ice-breaking trip to China by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'My gladiator lay down his shield': Toddler Alfie Evans dies in Britain

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 2:47am
LONDON (Reuters) - Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old British toddler whose grave illness drew international attention, died early on Saturday, his family said.

North Korean media hails summit as Trump presses for full denuclearization

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:52pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's state news agency on Saturday called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while U.S. President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Wanda opens doors to Chinese film metropolis but turns focus back home

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:20pm
QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Wang Jianlin, the billionaire boss of China's Dalian Wanda Group, said on Saturday he will turn the northern port city of Qingdao into a global film production hub as he launched a sprawling studio complex in a ceremony attended by hundreds.

U.S., China trade tensions a pressing concern for Southeast Asia - Singapore PM

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:44pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday a mounting trade spat between the United States and China was one of the most pressing concerns for Southeast Asian nations.

Mars 2020 spacecraft heat shield damaged in test, launch date not affected: NASA

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:30pm
(Reuters) - A heat shield used in a NASA spacecraft designed to send a six-wheeled rover vehicle to Mars in 2020 suffered an "unexpected" fracture during a structural test this month, causing the space agency to build a replacement, the space agency said.

Judge puts Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump lawyer on hold

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:20pm
(Reuters) - Adult-film star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, will be paused for 90 days, the federal judge in the case ordered on Friday, saying that Cohen's constitutional rights could be endangered if the lawsuit proceeds while he is under criminal investigation.

U.S. appeals court allows Texas to implement voter ID law

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:01pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to implement a law requiring photo identification at the ballot box, reversing a lower court decision that blocked the measure on the grounds it could be discriminatory against racial minorities.

Arizona governor announces deal to raise teacher pay on second day of walkout

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 7:27pm
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Friday announced a deal with state legislative leaders to raise teachers' pay 20 percent by 2020, as educators stayed away from classrooms a second straight day in a spreading revolt over salaries and school funding.

U.S. appeals court upholds Texas voter ID law, allows it to take effect

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:23pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to implement a law requiring photo identification at the ballot box, reversing a lower court decision that blocked the measure on the grounds it could be discriminatory against racial minorities.

Arizona governor announces deal to raise teacher pay 20 percent by 2020

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 5:49pm
(Reuters) - Arizona Governor Doug Dacey on Friday announced a deal with legislative leaders to raise pay for teachers 20 percent by 2020, as teachers stayed away from classrooms for a second straight day in an educators' revolt over salaries and school funding.

Korean leaders set 'denuclearization' goal, Trump says will maintain pressure

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 5:11pm
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit on Friday to work for "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula, but U.S. President Donald Trump said he would maintain pressure on Pyongyang through sanctions ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:16pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - On top of the years in prison comedian Bill Cosby faces for sexual assault, his criminal conviction increases the likelihood he will have to pay hefty damages in civil lawsuits brought by women who say he assaulted or defamed them, legal experts said.

Israeli forces kill three Gaza border protesters, wound 600: medics

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:23pm
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead three protesters along the Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medics said, hours after the United Nations human rights chief criticized Israel for using "excessive force" against demonstrators.

S&P 500 ends barely higher; Amazon a boost

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed slightly higher on Friday as inflation worries and some struggling technology and energy stocks were offset by an advance in the consumer discretionary sector, led by Amazon.

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