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Senator Collins will not back anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key moderate Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday that she will not support a nominee to fill a soon-to-be-vacated seat on the Supreme Court who would overturn a landmark legal ruling that supports a woman's right to abortion.

Trump will press Putin on election meddling denials: security aide

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:24pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will press Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Moscow's denial of meddling in the 2016 presidential election when the two leaders meet next month, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

Iran urges OPEC members to refrain from unilateral actions

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 4:11am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has asked fellow OPEC members to "refrain from any unilateral measures", warning that would undermine the unity of OPEC, following reports that Saudi Arabia has raised its oil production to a record high this month.

At least 40 killed in bus accident in northern India

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 3:02am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed when a packed bus spun off a slippery road and fell into a deep ravine in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, police said.

One dead in Iraq's Kirkuk in suicide bombing near ballot box store, days before recount

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 2:49am
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - One person was killed in Iraq's Kirkuk on Sunday when a suicide car bomb went off near a storage site housing ballot boxes from a May national election, police sources said, two days before a manual recount was due to begin.

Saudi king said will boost oil output if needed: White House

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:11am
WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can raise oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity, the White House said on Saturday, rowing back on an earlier Trump tweet that appeared to suggest the Saudis had agreed to boost output by that amount.

Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 12:08am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions with Donald Trump's United States.

Oregon right-wingers clash with anti-fascists at march in Portland

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:44pm
(Reuters) - Anti-fascist and right-wing activists clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night as violence broke out during a march in support of a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, media reported.

North Korea's Kim asked China to bring early end to sanctions: Yomiuri

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:31pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asked Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing in June to work towards bringing an early end to economic sanctions imposed on his country, Japan's Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday.

Thousands set to rally in Hong Kong over Beijing's tightening grip

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:23pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong were expecting tens of thousands of people to attend an annual protest rally on Sunday to mark the 21st anniversary of the city's return to Chinese rule as tensions simmer over Beijing's tightening grip.

Video shows Pennsylvania cop tasering unarmed man

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 9:28pm
(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania police officer is under investigation after he was caught on video using a stun gun on an unarmed black man who was sitting on a curb.

Iran's leaders seek ways to defend economy from U.S. sanctions

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 4:16pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter U.S. economic sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

Bavarian CSU welcomes Merkel's migration deals ahead of Sunday crisis meeting

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 4:02pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavaria's premier welcomed deals on migration brought back from Brussels by Angela Merkel, giving the clearest signal yet that his party was prepared to back down in a standoff with the German chancellor that has risked bringing down her government.

Senior U.S. diplomat for Asia Susan Thornton to retire in July

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:55pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, will retire at the end of July, the State Department said on Saturday, in the midst of critical negotiations with North Korea and China.

Protesters across U.S. call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run detention camps.

Brilliant Cavani brace fires Uruguay into last eight

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:48pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a stunning brace to lead the South Americans to a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in the World Cup round of 16 on Saturday and set up a quarter-final against France.

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 2:32pm
AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee.

Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil output by up to 2 million barrels

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 1:29pm
WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production "maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels," an extraordinary amount not confirmed by the kingdom and which would push the OPEC leader to a level of production never tested before.

Trump, Trudeau discuss trade, economic issues over phone call

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:19pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J./OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late on Friday to discuss trade and other economic issues, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Saturday.

BMW says U.S. tariffs on EU cars may hit investment there

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:43am
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. tariffs on imported cars could lead BMW to reduce investment and cut jobs in the United States due to the large number of cars it exports from its South Carolina plant, the German carmaker has warned.