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FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin. Separately, a senior...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, cheering financial markets on hopes that an escalating trade war between the two countries would abate. Trump said on Tuesday that teams from the two sides would begin preparations...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military into new uncertainty just as tensions with Iran are rising. Shanahan said he made the decision, first announced by U.S....
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democrats. At a packed rally at an arena in Orlando, Florida,...
TAUNTON, England (Reuters) - Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza heaped praise on team mate Shakib Al Hasan after the all-rounder scored his second century in as many World Cup matches to lead them to a big win over the West Indies on Monday. Shakib’s unbeaten 124 off 99 deliveries helped the Tigers record the second-highest...
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday said its chief financial officer, Maggie Wu, will oversee the firm’s strategic acquisitions and investments unit, as part of a business and management reshuffle at the e-commerce giant. Wu will take over from Executive Vice-Chairman Joe Tsai, who will support Wu in her new...
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported. The lone gunman who killed 51 people in New Zealand’s worst peace-time mass shooting on March 15 broadcast the massacre live on...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down. His release comes as a political crisis in the Chinese-ruled city...
TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months, as members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border. Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week. Brent futures had climbed 26 cents, or 0.4%, to $62.27 a barrel by 0314 GMT....

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