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Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S. can't hurt it, dismisses sanctions

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 1:01pm
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Sunday dismissed the prospect of tougher U.S. sanctions against his group, which is backed by Iran, and said the U.S. administration had no way to harm it.

President Trump's reelection campaign releases television ad

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign released its first television advertisement on Sunday, a 30-second spot that attacks Democrats and touts the accomplishments of his first seven months in office.

Kenya opposition leader defies pressure to concede defeat

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:06am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people", despite growing pressure on him to concede election defeat.

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the two nations.

Exclusive: Arab bloc won't discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift - sources

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:52am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase, as ministers show unity

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach to negotiations.

In Alabama's Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump's biggest fan

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:04am
(Reuters) - At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat.

North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes, traders say

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:48am
DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters.

Virginia police, FBI probe deadly violence at white nationalist rally

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:33am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities will investigate on Sunday the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally a day earlier that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged U.S. President Donald Trump's leadership.

Iran eyes more funds for missiles, Guards after U.S. sanctions

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 3:28am
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran's missile program and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States.

Argentina primary vote measures appetite for populist ex-president

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 2:43am
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentines vote on Sunday in a closely watched mid-term primary election that will test their appetite for bringing back the left-wing populism of former President Cristina Fernandez.

Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:02am
CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political life-line for the country's unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of U.S. aggression to justify policies that have shredded the economy.

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:11pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this was the week when the real world began to intrude upon his presidency.

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Canadian pastor returns home after release from North Korean prison

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:00pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than two years quietly returned to his home in a Toronto suburb on Saturday following a long journey on a private government jet via Japan.

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:18pm
ROME (Reuters) - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government's policies have made its job harder.

Oregon coastal city at 'double ground zero' braced for eclipse

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 10:32am
DEPOE BAY, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon's Depoe Bay is preparing for the first total eclipse to traverse the continental United States in a century as if a natural disaster was bearing down on the small coastal city.

Eleven dead in Kenya as post-election riots flare

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 7:38am
NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

In call with Trump, China's Xi urges restraint over North Korea

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 7:04am
BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions.

French archbishop admits failings in response to pedophile scandal

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:15am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic archbishop of Lyon acknowledged shortcomings in his response to a pedophilia scandal in his archdiocese and said more rigorous checks were in place to prevent past errors in the appointment of priests being repeated.

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