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Fewer NFL players kneel during anthem as Trump repeats call for protest to end

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:42pm
(Reuters) - Several dozen NFL players, fewer than last week, chose to kneel during the U.S. national anthem before league games on Sunday, a day after President Donald Trump again demanded an end to a protest he sees as a sign of disrespect for the flag.

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:59pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop sniping at Puerto Ricans and get to work helping them recover from a devastating hurricane, two days before he was to visit the island, where people remained without food, water or power.

Trump to top U.S. diplomat: Don't bother talking to North Korea

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he told the top U.S. diplomat not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Violence erupts as Catalans vote on split from Spain

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:42pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, seizing ballot boxes and voting papers to prevent a banned referendum on a split from Spain in a show of force aimed at asserting Madrid's authority over the rebel region.

Five injured in Canada vehicle, stabbing attacks

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:18pm
EDMONTON, Canada (Reuters) - Canadian police on Sunday arrested a man whom authorities said they believe acted alone to carry out violent "attacks of terror" in the western city of Edmonton, injuring a police officer and four pedestrians with two vehicles and a knife.

Mnuchin says no regrets over government plane use

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday he does not regret using a government plane to travel to Kentucky in August with his wife to view the solar eclipse and speak to business leaders, calling it "completely justifiable."

Knifeman yelling 'Allahu Akbar' shot dead after killing two in France

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:33pm
MARSEILLE, France/PARIS (Reuters) - Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by a soldier in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what officials described as a "likely terrorist act".

Trump defends federal response in Puerto Rico as criticism mounts

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:54am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday his government was doing a "great job" to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria and took a new swipe at critics who said he had been slow to aid the island, whose power grid was destroyed 12 days ago.

Canadian police probe car attacks, stabbing as 'acts of terrorism'

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:32am
EDMONTON, CANADA (Reuters) - Canadian police arrested a suspect in violent, Saturday night attacks in Edmonton that injured a traffic officer and four others, describing the incidents as "acts of terrorism."

Some NFL players kneel again despite Trump's fresh call for protests to end

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:11am
LONDON (Reuters) - Some National Football League players knelt again on Sunday when the U.S. national anthem was played before a game in London, defying U.S. President Donald Trump's renewed call to end their protest over racial injustice.

U.S. travel warning sends chill across Cuban tourism industry

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:59am
HAVANA (Reuters) - Businesses catering to U.S. tourists visiting Cuba have had a rude awakening in the last few months after enjoying a 2-1/2-year boom.

Man shouting "Allahu Akbar" kills two at French train station before being shot dead

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:26am
MARSEILLE, France/PARIS (Reuters) - Two women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by soldiers in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what police sources described as a "likely terrorist act".

Trump tells top U.S. diplomat: Don't waste time talking to North Korea

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he told the top U.S. diplomat not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Can't guarantee tax cut for entire middle class: Mnuchin

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:15am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said one of the top goals of the Trump administration's tax plan is to help the middle class, but he could not guarantee that every middle-class family would see a tax cut.

Man kills two people at French train station before being shot dead: police source

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:45am
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French soldier shot dead a man after he stabbed and killed two passers-by at Marseille's main train station on Sunday, the French interior ministry said, in what police sources called a "likely terrorist act".

O.J. Simpson freed on parole: Nevada prison officials

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:34am
(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, prison officials said.

U.S. Treasury chief says planned tax cuts will not benefit wealthy

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday dismissed suggestions that the Trump administration's proposed tax cuts would benefit wealthy Americans at the expense of middle-income people.

Defiant Catalans vote on split from Spain despite crackdown

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:58am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region.

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