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Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince: SPA

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:48am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman's 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom.

Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:14pm
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (Reuters) - Republican Karen Handel won a hotly contested Georgia congressional race on Tuesday, fending off a Democratic challenge in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

Oil slump spooks investors; China stocks underwhelmed by MSCI

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 8:57pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks.

Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 8:17pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang.

Ferguson settles lawsuit over black teen killed by police in Missouri

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:09pm
(Reuters) - The parents of black teenager Michael Brown have settled a lawsuit with Ferguson, Missouri, over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer in 2014, according to a federal court document filed on Monday.

Supreme Court ruling threatens massive talc litigation against J&J

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

As iPhone 8 looms, firms scramble to lock up memory chip supply

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:17pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply.

Attorney general unveils 12-city partnership to fight crime

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched a 12-city partnership to combat spikes in violent crime as part of President Donald Trump's vow to support law enforcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday.

Senate Republicans to release healthcare bill Thursday

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans will release the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday and the legislation will likely move to the Senate floor next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday.

Trump says he wants peace in Ukraine but no mention of peace accord

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Ukraine's president on Tuesday that he hoped to see a resolution to the country's crisis but stopped short of publicly endorsing a 2015 accord calling for an end to Kremlin backing for pro-Russian separatist rebels.

Rebels say Syrian army, Iranian-backed militias launch offensive in eastern desert

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:26pm
AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels holding a strategic swathe of the desert southeast stretching to the Iraqi border said they came under major attack on Tuesday from government forces and allied Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power.

Ukraine leader says Trump voiced strong support for Kiev during talks

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:20pm
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he had received strong assurances of U.S. support for his country from Donald Trump during a meeting in the White House on Tuesday.

Crisis-era fraud charges haunt Barclays as rivals move on

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:17pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Criminal charges over Barclays' fundraising in the 2008 financial crisis add to the bank's legal battles in key markets just as rivals are leaving their troubles from that period behind.

Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:54pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers.

U.S. senators want Congress to OK military action in Syria

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators called on Congress on Tuesday to take back its authority to determine whether the country goes to war, saying recent U.S. strikes in Syria were not covered by existing authorizations for the use of military force.

Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:18am
(Reuters) - The Ohio coroner examining the death of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months expects to share preliminary findings of the autopsy on Tuesday or Wednesday, her office said.

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City: military

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:45am
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's army said it encircled Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday after taking over an area to the north of the densely populated historic district.

Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:21am
PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing raised its 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight plane deliveries by 4 percent on Tuesday, though executives at the world's biggest airshow in Paris expect demand this year to cool from recent red-hot levels.

Merkel urges EU to stick together after Brexit talks launched

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:49am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Union's remaining 27 members on Tuesday to stick together during talks on Britain's exit from the bloc, which began on Monday.

Champs Elysees attacker stashed weapons, was on French watchlist

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:27am
PARIS (Reuters) - A man who rammed a car into a police van in Paris stored a cache of weapons at his home and held a gun permit despite being on a secret service list of people linked to radical Islam, police sources and French officials said on Tuesday.