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Asia stocks edge up on firmer Wall Street, pound nurses losses

May 28, 2017 - 10:41pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Monday, taking cues from Wall Street shares hovering around record highs, while the pound nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May's party in Britain's upcoming elections. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a touch higher.
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As Fed raises rates, aim is not to roil markets, Williams says

May 28, 2017 - 9:20pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. economy is at or near the Federal Reserve's goals of full employment and stable prices, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said, adding that the U.S. central bank wants to make sure markets stay calm as it slowly returns interest-rate policy to normal.
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Christians caught up in Philippines' urban battle with Islamists

May 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Bishop Edwin Dela Pena was sipping coffee after dinner in a southern Philippines coastal town last Tuesday when he received a phone call: it was from one of his diocese priests, who sounded panicky and distressed.
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North Korea fires unidentified projectile from eastern region: South Korea

May 28, 2017 - 6:09pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Monday from the region of Wonsan on its east coast in an easterly direction, South Korea's military said, coming after a series of test-launches of missiles in recent weeks.
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A conservative 'common man' set to challenge Canada's Trudeau

May 28, 2017 - 3:52pm
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Andrew Scheer, a social conservative who unexpectedly won the race to head Canada's main opposition party, is a popular legislator who may be able to unite a divided movement as he prepares to take on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

May 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
CANNES, France (Reuters) - "The Square", a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art was awarded the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.
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Parachutist injured in accident in New York Harbor: media reports

May 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A parachutist was seriously injured in an accident in New York Harbor on Sunday during a Fleet Week event in which U.S. Navy and Coast Guard service members were participating, WABC-TV reported, citing the Coast Guard as its source.
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Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary advances toward Syria border

May 28, 2017 - 12:59pm
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary force said on Sunday it had dislodged Islamic State from a number of villages west of Mosul, scoring further progress toward the border with Syria.
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Philippine leader asks separatists, Maoists to join fight against Islamic State

May 28, 2017 - 12:37pm
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Muslim separatists and Maoist-led rebels to join his government's fight against Islamic State-linked militants.
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U.S. might ban laptops on all flights into and out of the country

May 28, 2017 - 12:08pm
(Reuters) - The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said on Sunday.
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After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

May 28, 2017 - 11:56am
MUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.
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Suspect arrested in Mississippi killing of eight people: newspaper

May 28, 2017 - 10:43am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Mississippi sheriff's deputy and seven other people were killed in multiple locations in rural Lincoln County before a suspect was taken into custody by police, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.
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Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

May 28, 2017 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were "fake news," following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.
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European allies see the two sides of Trump

May 28, 2017 - 7:15am
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets.
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Britain says some of Manchester bomber's network potentially still at large

May 28, 2017 - 7:04am
MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Members of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi's network are still potentially at large, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday, after the terrorism threat level was lowered due to significant progress in the investigation.
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Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists

May 28, 2017 - 1:49am
MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels resisting a military onslaught took a more sinister turn.
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McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports

May 27, 2017 - 11:29pm
TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal.
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Pittsburgh and Nashville clash in Stanley Cup of contrasts

May 27, 2017 - 10:47pm
(Reuters) - A stellar attack collides with a spectacular defense as the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins take on the upstart Nashville Predators in a Stanley Cup Finals full of contrasts starting on Monday.
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North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

May 27, 2017 - 8:48pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests.
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Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal - Axios

May 27, 2017 - 8:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge.
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