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Malaysian Muslim group joins Indonesian call for Starbucks boycott over LGBT stand

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:41am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A prominent Muslim group in Malaysia has joined calls by Islamic conservatives in Indonesia for a boycott of Starbucks to protest against the international coffee chain's support of gay rights.

Leftist protesters vow to disrupt G20 summit in Hamburg

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:40am
HAMBURG (Reuters) - "Welcome to Hell". That's the greeting for U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders from anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg, who have vowed to disrupt the G20 summit in the German port city.

U.S. cars a tough sell in South Korea even as Trump targets trade deal

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:24am
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. auto imports from the likes of General Motors and Ford Motor must become more chic, affordable or fuel-efficient to reap the rewards of President Donald Trump's attempts to renegotiate a trade deal with key ally South Korea, officials and industry experts in Seoul say.

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits Philippines: USGS

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:18am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck southwest of the Philippine city of Tacloban on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Ahead of G20 summit, Putin calls sanctions 'covert form' of protectionism

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:12am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia is in favor of an open and rules-based trade order to boost global growth, and sanctions imposed against Moscow are a "covert form" of protectionism, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Thursday ahead of a G20 summit in Germany.

Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests - documents

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:06am
CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 123 members of Venezuela's armed forces have been detained since anti-government unrest began in April on charges ranging from treason and rebellion to theft and desertion, according to military documents seen by Reuters.

Tesla's Model S fails to ace some tests in IIHS evaluation

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:25pm
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's Model S did not get the top score in certain tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the agency said on Thursday.

Qatar Airways says joins major Middle East carriers in lifting of U.S. laptop ban

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:23pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar Airways said on Thursday that passengers travelling to the United States can now carry their laptops and other large electronics on board, ending a three month in-cabin ban on devices for the Doha-based airline.

Steve Scalise's condition worsens

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.

MLB, NBA champion Gene Conley dies at 86

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 9:10pm
(Reuters) - Gene Conley, the only man to win both a baseball World Series and an NBA championship in basketball, died on Tuesday at the age of 86, the Boston Red Sox said in a statement.

NATO allies look for reassurance from Trump in Warsaw

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 8:03pm
WARSAW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump meets eastern NATO allies in Warsaw on Thursday amid expectations he will reaffirm Washington's commitment to counter threats from Russia after unnerving them in May by failing to endorse the principle of collective defense.

Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 7:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability.

Libya's eastern commander declares victory in battle for Benghazi

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:46pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said on Wednesday his forces had taken full control of Libya's second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after a three-year campaign.

Tesla shares dive 7 percent but remain above analysts' target price

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares slid more than 7 percent on Wednesday, the biggest percentage decline in more than a year, on poorer-than-expected delivery numbers, yet the luxury electric carmaker's stock price remained above analysts' median target.

Exclusive: Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:59pm
QAMISHLI, Syria/ANKARA (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days.

Venezuelan copter attacker vows to fight on; lawmakers beaten

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:31pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan police officer who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings in Caracas last week appeared in an internet video on Wednesday vowing to continue fighting for the "liberation" of his country.

Fed minutes suggest increasing tensions on inflation shortfall

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers were increasingly split on the outlook for inflation and how it might affect the future pace of interest rate rises, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting on June 13-14 released on Wednesday.

Turkey says it's not 'declaring war' in Syria, but ready to respond

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:27pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish military preparations in northwest Syria are legitimate measures against a threat from Kurdish forces in the Afrin region, and Turkey will retaliate against any hostile move, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told Reuters on Wednesday.

Most American voters support limited travel ban: poll

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six in ten American voters support the new ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States unless they can show they have a close relative here, according to opinion poll results released on Wednesday.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli barred from discussing trial around courthouse

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:53am
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to stop talking about his fraud case in or around the Brooklyn courthouse where he is standing trial, five days after the former drug company executive burst into a room full of spectators and attacked the credibility of a government witness.