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Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing attempted to buy gun before attack

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:36pm
(Reuters) - The man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in Michigan unsuccessfully attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said on Thursday.

North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. official

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:57pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Trump says he did not tape conversations with former FBI head Comey

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month that he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.

Exclusive: Uber hires law firm to probe how it handled India rape case - source

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:37pm
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired a law firm to investigate how it obtained the medical records of an Indian woman who was raped by an Uber driver in 2014. The review will focus in part on accusations from some current and former employees that bribes were involved, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

'Imagine there's no Brexit': EU boss channels Lennon

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:34am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Since this month's election, many British voices have joined a debate on how or even if Brexit may happen; on Thursday, one EU executive added that of John Lennon, sparking a round of more and less musical replies.

Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:23am
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the country's second city.

Champs Elysees attacker had been in Turkey and had huge arsenal of weapons: official

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:27am
PARIS (Reuters) - The man behind this week's attempted attack in Paris's Champs Elysees avenue had been to Turkey several times in 2016 where authorities questioned him over large amounts of gold and jewelry in his possession, and he had a huge arsenal of weapons, said the Paris prosecutor.

Russian ForMin: high degree of certainty IS leader is dead - RIA

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:28am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday there was high degree of certainty that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, RIA news agency reported.

Shhh...EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for now

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:27am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany's election in September.

Mourners in Ohio remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:06am
WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) - Friends and family members will gather in Ohio on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after being returned to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

Google to push for law enforcement to have more access to overseas data

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:25am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will press U.S. lawmakers on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley.

Airbus concedes defeat to Boeing in Paris order race

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:17am
PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus conceded defeat to arch-rival Boeing at the Paris Airshow on Thursday as a last-minute haul of almost 100 orders, including new interest from Iran, failed to close a gap opened up by the launch of Boeing's new 737 model.

Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:10am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to 'lift all measures' against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system.

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:27am
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.

Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday, SMFG to provide bridge loan: sources

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:04am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two sources said, as the Japanese company faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.

Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:05am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump's hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:14pm
MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

Under fire in Washington, Trump back in campaign mode in Iowa

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:12pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under siege in Washington, defended his record at a raucous political rally in Iowa on Wednesday, rejecting a Russia investigation as a witch hunt and saying he was succeeding against all odds, despite no major legislative achievements.

Senate healthcare bill expected to cut back Medicaid expansion

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A healthcare bill being released by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance.

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