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Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:39pm
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.

Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women's March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.

Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions.

Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun: Erdogan

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:17am
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army.

Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:25am
KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:02am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting the country's deep political divisions.

North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:41am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU: Macron

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's objectives.

South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 3:38am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year.

Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:22am
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.

Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:13am
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:39am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:37pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.

Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 5:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long advocated for the move, did something he does only selectively: speak up.

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