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New Orleans and Gulf Coast hunker down as Hurricane Nate makes landfall

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:10pm
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hurricane Nate made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds of 85 miles per hour on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain and flooding.

Pence offers solace as Las Vegas police puzzle over shooter's motive

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:51pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Las Vegas on Saturday stressing unity and offering solace as police appealed to the public for help in uncovering a wealthy retiree's motive for massacring 58 people at an outdoor concert this week.

Trump says open to temporary healthcare reform deal with Democrats

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to cutting a one-year or two-year deal with Democratic rivals as a way to kick-start reform of the nation's healthcare system, a key campaign pledge made by Trump and the Republican Party.

Trump says Tillerson could be tougher, but they have good relationship

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had a good relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson but that Tillerson could be tougher.

British PM signals possible demotion of foreign secretary: report

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled in an interview that she might demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a Sunday newspaper said, after she faced an open rebellion from within her party this week.

Spain's PM says may use constitution to block Catalan independence

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:48pm
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia's autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks.

Trump says would be open to temporary healthcare reform deal

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would be open to a one- or two-year deal as a way to reform the nation's healthcare system, as his administration and the Republican Party have vowed to do.

New Orleans and Gulf Coast hunker down as Hurricane Nate nears

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:26pm
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The U.S. Gulf Coast braced for Hurricane Nate to make landfall east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm on Saturday evening, threatening parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama with torrential rain, flooding and winds of 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour).

Trump says 'only one thing will work' with North Korea

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said "only one thing will work" in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results.

Iranian president defends nuclear deal, says Trump can not undermine it

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:54pm
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended the nuclear deal with Western powers Saturday and said that U.S. President Donald Trump could not undermine it.

Woman arrested trying to scale gates of UK's Buckingham Palace

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested a woman who was trying to scale the front gates of Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace home in central London on Saturday, saying the incident was not terrorism-related.

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:11pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said.

Hurricane Nate targets U.S. Gulf Coast after raking Central America

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 2:07pm
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Hurricane Nate strengthened on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to power into the U.S. central Gulf Coast to the east of New Orleans as a Category 2 storm after killing at least 30 people in Central America.

Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:46pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven people were injured on Saturday when a car collided with pedestrians near London's Natural History Museum, in one of the capital's busiest tourist areas, but police doused fears it was a terrorist attack, saying it was a road traffic incident.

On Putin's birthday, opposition activists protest, call for him to quit

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:43pm
MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ahead of a presidential election in March, a monitoring group reported.

Opposition supporters rally across Russia, calling Putin to quit

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:25am
MOSCOW/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Police detained more than a hundred opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of a presidential election in March.

One man held after several hurt in car collision near London museum

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - One man was detained after a number of pedestrians were injured in a collision with a car near the city's Natural History Museum on Saturday, and London police said they were trying to determine the circumstances.

Conservative plotters told to get behind UK's May amid Brexit fears

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party who are trying to oust her as leader have been told to "put up, shut up" by the party's chief in Scotland.

Trump reaches out to Democrats to do 'great' healthcare bill

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:49am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he had called the top Senate Democrat to probe interest in working on a "great" healthcare bill to replace Obamacare, after his fellow Republicans' failed attempts to roll back the law.

Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:41am
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday morning as Catalonia prepared to declare independence, many dressed in white and calling for talks to defuse Spain's worst political crisis for decades.

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