'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadne
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House panel subpoenas Kellyanne Conway

House panel subpoenas Kellyanne Conway

The House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to subpoena testimony from Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees' political activity.
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Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration is chasing support for an economic plan that it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the Palestinians - and many other Arabs - don't think their pitch will work without a political solution to the deca
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Mirazur: Inside the world's best restaurant

Mirazur: Inside the world's best restaurant

Nestled in the hills along the French Riviera, Mirazur has been crowned the world's best restaurant - an accolade it can add to it's three Michelin stars.
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U.S. aims to relaunch China trade talks after G20

U.S. aims to relaunch China trade talks after G20

The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior adminis
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Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources

Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, sources tell Reuters.
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EU hits Broadcom with antitrust probe

EU hits Broadcom with antitrust probe

Chipmaker Broadcom is the latest U.S. tech firm to face a probe by EU regulators, and that's unlikely to go down well with Donald Trump.
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Turkey's currency crisis is over, the pain isn't

Turkey's currency crisis is over, the pain isn't

More than four and a half million people are unemployed in Turkey, where the official jobless rate stands above 14 percent, the highest in nearly a decade.
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Trade war the hot topic as leaders prepare for G20

Trade war the hot topic as leaders prepare for G20

Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, embroiled in a lengthy trade war.
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Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest

Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest

Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative investments and expectations that Facebook's Libra could turn cryptocurrencies mainstream.
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The boxer who fights against gender violence

The boxer who fights against gender violence

Beaten up by her partner when she was pregnant with her first child, Miriam Gutierrez, has since used boxing, and now politics, to champion women's rights.
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Investors with $34tln demand climate action

Investors with $34tln demand climate action

Investors responsible for $34 trillion in assets have signed a joint letter demanding governments act to meet targets on climate change set down in the Paris accords of 2015.
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S.Korea, Saudi Arabia sign total $8.3 bln worth deals

S.Korea, Saudi Arabia sign total $8.3 bln worth deals

South Korea says it and Saudi Arabia have signed deals worth a total $8.3 bln. As Francis Maguire reports, the deals came as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits South Korea to bolster economic ties between two countries.
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Big carmakers including VW, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines - study

Big carmakers including VW, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines - study

Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could together face billions of dollars in penalties if they fail to meet the European Union's emissions targets set for 2021, according to a new study.
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U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody after reports of young children facing squalid conditions in overcrow
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Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress

Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' De
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San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

It's the most far-reaching crackdown on vaping to date. San Francisco has became the first major U.S. city to vote for a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges.
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Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street fell on Tuesday, led by a selloff in tech shares, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
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U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

The Trump administration launches the first part of its Middle East peace plan -- an economic blueprint. But politics is absent, and so are the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Chairman Powell stands firm against Trump on Fed independence

Chairman Powell stands firm against Trump on Fed independence

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back at White House criticism, declaring the world's most powerful central bank was designed to be "insulated from short-term political pressures," and is now grappling with the question of when a rate cu
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Bullish on gaming and Vegas - Ross Gerber

Bullish on gaming and Vegas - Ross Gerber

Gerber Kawasaki CEO Ross Gerber tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he's bullish on the prospects for Las Vegas and the gaming companies like Caesars that do business there.
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House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill

House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill

U.S. House Democrats said they plan on Tuesday to pass a $4.5 billion aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded f
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Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration'

Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration'

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American" after Tehran said the latest U.S. sanctions had scuttled any chance of diplomacy, calling White House actions "mentally retarded.
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AbbVie looks beyond Humira with Botox-maker Allergan

AbbVie looks beyond Humira with Botox-maker Allergan

Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan for about $63 billion, grabbing control of the biggest name in medical aesthetics to help reduce its reliance on blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira.
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Climate change taking its toll on Greek monuments

Climate change taking its toll on Greek monuments

Global warming is threatening ancient Greek monuments, among them the Acropolis, one of the most-visited archaeological sites in the world, scientists have said.
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Boris Johnson warns EU against 'Napoleonic' tariffs

Boris Johnson warns EU against 'Napoleonic' tariffs

Boris Johnson - the favorite to become the UK's next prime minister - says he would lead the country out of the European Union without a deal by 31 October if necessary, but warned the bloc against imposing tariffs.
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European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project.
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High & dry: fishermen left struggling by Bangladesh fishing ban

High & dry: fishermen left struggling by Bangladesh fishing ban

A 65-day ban on fishing from the sea in Bangladesh is impacting not only its vulnerable fishermen but also the whole supply chain -- from traders to boat owners to fish factories and their workers across the country.
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Migrant children removed from overcrowded border station

Migrant children removed from overcrowded border station

Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children’s shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water.
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From pens to plains: rhinos journey from Europe to Africa

From pens to plains: rhinos journey from Europe to Africa

Five critically-endangered eastern black rhinos begin a new life in Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a 3,728 miles journey from a Czech safari park.
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AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 bln

AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 bln

AbbVie, which produces the blockbuster drug Humira, is buying the maker of Botox, Allergan, for about $63 billion. As Fred Katayama reports, AbbVie was under pressure to diversify its lineup of drugs.
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African food-delivery firm targets lower-income shoppers

African food-delivery firm targets lower-income shoppers

Jumia Food, a unit of New York-listed e-commerce platform Jumia Technologies, is offering cheaper menu options in its African home market to attract lower-income earners as it seeks to boost growth.
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Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh

Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has for the first time imposed a long-term ban running for 65 days that prevents all types of fishing in the Bay of Bengal, impacting the entire fishing supply chain.
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Nissan AGM: Saikawa apologises for Ghosn scandal, prioritises recovery

Nissan AGM: Saikawa apologises for Ghosn scandal, prioritises recovery

Nissan on Tuesday threw cold water on hopes for a quick fix to strained relations with France's Renault. As David Pollard reports, shareholders at Japan's second-biggest automaker voted on a new governance structure and 11-member board at a meeting
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Harry and Meghan's home refurb cost $3 million

Harry and Meghan's home refurb cost $3 million

The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s new home was $3 million, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers.
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UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

Britain's car industry called for the next UK prime minister to secure a Brexit deal which keeps frictionless trade with the EU, warning a no-deal exit risked border disruption and billions of pounds in tariffs. The appeal comes a day after Boris Jo
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SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go

SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has conducted one of its toughest missions yet, launching no fewer than 24 satellites in one go.
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More women in top EU posts? Don't expect too much

More women in top EU posts? Don't expect too much

When the men who run the European Union pick its new leaders this year, they might finally appoint a few more women. But don’t expect a radical change any time soon.
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Blacksmith revives his trade with the internet

Blacksmith revives his trade with the internet

In the small, mountain valley town of Yeongju, 66-year-old blacksmith Seok Noh-ki had been bracing for closing his struggling workshop until his homi, a traditional Korean hand plow, began selling like hot cakes on Amazon.com and eBay Inc late last y
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Trump okay 'with any outcome' from meeting with Xi

Trump okay 'with any outcome' from meeting with Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump views this week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a chance to see where Beijing stands on the two countries' trade war, and is "comfortable with any outcome" from the talks, according to a senior U.S. official
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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned Amer
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S&P edges lower

S&P edges lower

The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the tech sector, while investors looked to U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this week.
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U.S. $76 bln wedding industry embraces LGBTQ couples

U.S. $76 bln wedding industry embraces LGBTQ couples

When Gregory Williams and Trevor Sorrells married, they unknowingly became part of a growing wedding industry trend that embraces same-sex couples.
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Stock surge ahead of a recession, says Jaime Desmond

Stock surge ahead of a recession, says Jaime Desmond

Equity investors shouldn't take their foot off the pedals just yet, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management COO Jaime Desmond tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
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Supreme Court strikes down ban on profane trademarks

Supreme Court strikes down ban on profane trademarks

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks with "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. This video contains l
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Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested - government

Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested - government

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.
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Eldorado Resorts buys Caesars

Eldorado Resorts buys Caesars

Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment for about $8.5 billion. As Fred Katayama reports, activist investor Carl Icahn big bet on Caesars is paying off.
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