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Kremlin says situation in Syria's Idlib Province of heightened concern

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:17am
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the situation in Syria's Idlib Province remained of heightened concern and that Russia was talking to various countries about it.
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UK names two Russians for attempted murder of Skripals

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:14am
British prosecutors said on Wednesday they have sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals with conspiracy to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England in March.
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South Korean envoys meet Kim in North to prepare for third summit

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:11am
South Korea said its envoys met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for a third inter-Korean summit later this month, with hopes of putting momentum back into stalled talks between the North and the United States on denuclearization.
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'All of you are at risk': Fears for journalism in Myanmar

BBC News - September 5, 2018 - 6:10am
Journalists fear more attacks on press freedom after the jailing of two journalists in the country.
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Facebook, Twitter face U.S. Congress over foreign bids to tilt politics

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:09am
Top executives from Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will defend their companies in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday over what lawmakers see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics.
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UK PM May to make statement on Salisbury - House of Commons leader

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:06am
British Prime Minister Theresa May will make a statement to parliament on Wednesday on Salisbury, the leader of the House of Commons said, referring to the place where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee in hot seat as Democrats seek answers

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:04am
U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, will face a marathon of hostile questioning by Democrats on Wednesday, as his Senate confirmation hearing rolls into its second day.
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Factbox: Kavanaugh's view on precedent central to U.S. abortion debate

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 6:03am
U.S. senators on Wednesday are set to probe Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, over his views on abortion as his confirmation hearing moves into its second day. Here is why it matters:
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Britain would now vote 59-41 to stay in the EU: new poll shows

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:58am
British voters would vote 59-41 to stay in the European Union if given the option after a six-point swing away from Brexit, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, the highest recorded support for EU membership in such a survey since the 2016 referendum.
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Merkel's allies want close ties with Britain, reject hard Brexit

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:58am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CSU Bavarian allies said on Wednesday that they wanted to have a close relationship with Britain after its departure from the European Union.
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Russia says its military action in Syria is precisely targeted: RIA

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:42am
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that any Russian military action in Syria tried to minimize civilian casualties and was precisely targeted, the RIA news agency reported.
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Euro zone business activity picked up in August but optimism dimmed - PMI

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:42am
Euro zone business activity accelerated slightly last month, extending a period of solid growth, but a growing global trade war kept optimism in check and suggests the pace may not be maintained, a survey showed.
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South Korean envoys meet North's leader Kim

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:26am
South Korean envoys met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and handed him a letter from President Moon Jae-in, the South's presidential office said on Wednesday.
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Storm Gordon weakens as it moves inland of Mississippi: NHC

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:24am
Tropical storm Gordon is weakening as it moves farther inland of Mississippi but the threat of heavy rains and flooding continues, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.
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Toyota plans to recall 1 million hybrid models over wiring issue

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:00am
Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it planned to recall around 1.03 million vehicles, including its gasoline-hybrid Prius model, in Japan, North America, Europe and other regions due to an issue with the engine wire harness which can pose a fire risk.
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Emerging markets and equities reel as dollar flexes muscles

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 5:00am
A looming deadline in the U.S.-China trade conflict kept the dollar near two-week highs on Wednesday, inflicting fresh losses on emerging markets and sending world stocks lower for the fourth day in a row.
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Storm Gordon hits near Alabama-Mississippi border, seen weakening

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 4:50am
Tropical Storm Gordon weakened after making landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border and lashing the U.S. Gulf Coast with high winds and heavy rain early on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
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Shells hit Syria's Idlib as rebels prepare for assault: monitor

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 4:22am
The Syrian military shelled the last stronghold of active rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as insurgents blew up another bridge in anticipation of a government offensive, a war monitor said.
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Factbox: Who controls what in Syria?

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 4:20am
Early in the conflict, fighting splintered Syria into a complex patchwork of areas held by rival groups, but fighting in recent years has simplified the frontlines and the country is now split into only a few zones of control.
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JD.com's CEO was arrested on allegation of rape: police

Reuters News - September 5, 2018 - 3:40am
The CEO of Chinese online retail giant JD.com Inc, Richard Liu, was arrested in Minneapolis last week following an allegation of rape, according to a public information report released by police on Tuesday.
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