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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.

Indigenous Mexicans spurn presidential vote with blockades, bulldozers

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:16am
NAHUATZEN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican voters will stream to the polls this Sunday in a pivotal presidential contest, but leaders representing tens of thousands of indigenous people have vowed to block voting in their communities to protest a system they say has failed them.