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  • South Korea Prepares for the Worst: Crisis Deepens
    South_korea_prepares 2017-09-05 17:33:26 UTC
    The decades-long military standoff on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a tipping point after North Korea detonated its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test and appeared to be preparing another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whi...
  • Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
    Henrique_capriles_venezuela 2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body. ...
  • Sessions Announces DACA is Rescinded: Window for Congress to Act
    Sessions_daca_rescinded 2017-09-05 15:57:15 UTC
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, with a wind-down p...
  • Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
    Trump_goes_after_immigrant_children 2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...
  • Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
    Hurricane_irma_update 2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
  • North Korea Says Hydrogen Bomb Test 'perfect'
    South_korean_president 2017-09-03 16:00:02 UTC
    Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with...
  • Is Mueller's Russia Investigation Closing In?
    Anxious_trump_russia 2017-09-02 18:30:26 UTC
    Three recently reported events each point to a tightening of the investigative net around Trump campaign's possible involvement with Russia and further financial ties to oligarch money. The first event is the investigation's cooperat...
  • Trump's Attacks on Press Part of Global Trend, Says UN Human Rights Expert
    Trump's_attacks_on_press_part_of_global_trend__says_un_human_rights_expert 2017-09-01 19:55:34 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are part of a global trend of hostility to freedom of speech and damage the U.S. public interest, a U.N. human rights expert said on Friday. David Kaye, the U.N. special rapp...
  • Kenyan President Calls For Peace
    Kenya_president_calls_for_peace 2017-09-01 16:52:58 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same. ...
  • Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
    Pope_francis_consults_psychoanalyst 2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book. “For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light ...
  • Court Nullifies Kenya Presidental Vote: Kenyatta Respects Decision
    Uhuru-kenyatta 2017-09-01 15:33:26 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of governme...
  • Florence, a 4.4-km-wide asteroid, passing Earth today
    Florence__a_4.4-km-wide_asteroid__passing_earth_today 2017-09-01 07:41:42 UTC
    Asteroid 3122, named after Florence Nightingale, will reach its peak brightness tonight (Thursday August 31 into Friday September 1). But the asteroid will actually be closest to Earth at 8:05 a.m. ET (1pm BST) tomorrow (Friday September 1), a...
  • Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns
    Russian_probe-_mueller_goes_after_trump's_tax_return 2017-09-01 03:17:07 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on ...
  • Palestinians and Israel Compete for Muslim Pilgrims to Jerusalem
    Muslim_pilgrims_jerusalem 2017-08-31 15:45:59 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - On any given day, Muslim pilgrims arrive at a Middle East airport on a journey to one of Islam’s holiest sites. At Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, they rub shoulders with larger groups of visitors - diaspora Jews and Christ...
  • IAEA Rejects Trump Demands To Check Iran Military Sites
    Iaea_rejects_trump_demands_to_check_iran_military_sites 2017-08-31 19:32:28 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and...
  • Means and Ends of Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter
    Blm_supports_free_speech 2017-08-31 15:03:29 UTC
    As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support...
  • Japan's Deputy PM says "Hitler's Motives Were Right"
    Japan's_deputy_pm_says_%22hitler's_motives_were_right%22 2017-08-30 16:17:13 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World ...
  • United Nations: Trump Attacking Freedom of the Press
    U.n.-_trump_attacking_freedom_of_the_press 2017-08-30 16:39:05 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus...
  • UN Reports on Venezuelan 'repressive policy'
    Un_reports_on_venezuelan_'repressive_policy' 2017-08-30 14:14:28 UTC
    30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb ...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • North Korea’s Missile Over Japan a Political Gift to Shinzo Abe
    Shinzo-abe 2017-08-29 14:50:14 UTC
    Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor. The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on Tuesday put the spotlight on Abe, whose popularity has slumped af...
  • North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
    What_is_a_point_on_the_new_york_stock_exchange_ 2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
    (Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors. The missil...
  • Trump to North Korea: All Options on the Table
    Trump_to_north_korea-_all_options_on_the_table 2017-08-29 16:28:16 UTC
    TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that “all options are on the table” as the United States considers it...
  • North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan
    North_korea_fires_missile_over_japan 2017-08-29 00:42:44 UTC
    TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peni...
  • Barcelona Attackers Evaded Checks Designed to Prevent Attacks
    Spanish-interior-minister 2017-08-28 17:29:16 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - A jihadist cell that killed 16 people in a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month managed to evade controls specifically intended to detect potential threats, Spain’s interior minister said on Monday, promising to review ...