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Bangladesh to press for Muslim refugees' return to Myanmar

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:34am
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh opens talks with neighboring Myanmar on Monday with the aim of securing the return home of more than half a million Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, most of whom have arrived since late August.

Euro ruffled by Spanish vote; Asia data cheer stocks

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:26am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro took a knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia, while surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities.

Somali refugee faces terror charges in Canada stabbing, car attacks

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:07pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - A Somali refugee who had been on a watch list over extremist views faced five counts of attempted murder and terror charges on Sunday after Canadian police said he stabbed a police officer and ran down four pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta.

Euro ruffled by Spanish vote; Asia data encourages equities

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:16pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro took a knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia, although surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities.

Some NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem again despite Trump call for protest to end

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:40pm
(Reuters) - Several dozen NFL players, fewer than last week, chose to sit or kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the start of 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.

A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:38pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Ricans still living largely in darkness 12 days after Hurricane Maria leveled their island reveled in small victories on Sunday in what promises to be a months-long slog back to some semblance of normal life.

Canada police charge Somali refugee in Edmonton stabbing, car attacks

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:16pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian police charged a Somali refugee with five counts of attempted murder on Sunday after they said he stabbed a police officer and ran down several pedestrians with a car in Edmonton, Alberta, in what officials called an act of terrorism.

Euro jolted briefly by Spanish vote, Asia data augur well

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:24pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro took a brief knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia, although surprisingly strong economic news out of China and Japan offered support to equities and commodities.

Zuckerberg seeks forgiveness for division caused by his work

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asked for forgiveness for ways his work was used to divide people in a Facebook posting marking the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of atonement on Saturday.

Catalan leader opens door to secession from Spain after vote

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:43pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on Sunday after police used batons and rubber bullets to disrupt a banned referendum in a show of force Catalan officials say injured more than 800.

Euro wobbles briefly on Spanish vote, China data a boon

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:23pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The euro took a brief knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia, although surprisingly strong economic news out of China offered support to equities and commodities.

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."

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