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Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 2:45pm
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey's army and rebel allies battled U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria's civil war.
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Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 1:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
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Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 1:40pm
PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before Donald Trump's Jan. 12 ultimatum to "fix" the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran's foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump's aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said.
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Pence arrives in Israel on visit overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem declaration

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 1:05pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 12:28pm
BONN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government after months of political deadlock.
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Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 11:42am
MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far.
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Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 11:38am
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria's Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.
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Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 11:32am
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
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Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 11:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.
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At least 19 dead after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 10:27am
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed at least 19 people and wounded 12 more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
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Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 10:17am
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.
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Turkish forces push into Syria, Kurdish militia says attacks repulsed

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 10:13am
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.
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Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 10:08am
Foreigners at the Intercontinental Hotel were deliberately targeted, an eyewitness told the BBC.
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Oil producers will cooperate beyond 2018, says Saudi Arabia

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 9:54am
MUSCAT (Reuters) - Global oil producers are in agreement that they should continue cooperating on production after their deal on supply cuts expires at the end of this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday.
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Trump: Senate should change rules if shutdown stalemate continues

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 9:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules - which currently require a super-majority for appropriations bills to pass.
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German SPD leader urges party to back coalition talks with Merkel

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 8:43am
BONN (Reuters) - Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz appealed to his divided party on Sunday to back formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move that would bring Germany a step closer to a stable government.
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Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 7:45am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will start the process of moving its embassy there.
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North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

BBC News - January 21, 2018 - 7:30am
The team is on a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month's Winter Olympics.
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Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 7:08am
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that caused heavy casualties among hotel guests, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
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Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions -paper

Reuters News - January 21, 2018 - 6:26am
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi's latest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reported.
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