• 'Aware of atrocities': Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets
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    'Aware of atrocities': Twitter CEO responds to critics of Myanmar tweets

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday said he was "aware of the human rights atrocities and suffering in Myanmar," responding to criticism over his tweets about his meditation retreat in the country that did not mention the plight of Rohingya Muslims. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled a sweeping

  • Exclusive: Red tape, funding problems hamper Lion Air black box search
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    Exclusive: Red tape, funding problems hamper Lion Air black box search

    Weeks of delays in the search for the second 'black box' may complicate the task of explaining how 189 people died when the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29. Indonesian investigators told Reuters budgetary constraints and the need for approvals had limited efforts

  • Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12
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    Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

    A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg's famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding 12 and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. The assailant got inside a security zone around the

  • Time's 'Person of Year' goes to journalists, including Reuters pair
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    Time's 'Person of Year' goes to journalists, including Reuters pair

    The publication also honored the founder of a Philippines news website critical of that country's authoritarian government and a Maryland newspaper that was the target of a mass shooting, the first time in the magazine's 95-year history that Time has bestowed the distinction on its own profession

  • Stocks run with Sino-U.S. trade hopes; sterling hamstrung by politics
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    Stocks run with Sino-U.S. trade hopes; sterling hamstrung by politics

    Trump also said he would intervene in the Justice Department's case against a top executive at China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal. The news was enough to prompt a bounce after days of losses and MSCI's broadest index

  • A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand
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    A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

    A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign co-ordinated with Russia and whether the president

  • Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees
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    Gunman kills three people in French Christmas market, flees

    Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the shooter had evaded a police dragnet and was on the run, raising concerns of a follow-up attack. "The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls," Castaner told a late-night news conference.

  • 'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court
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    'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court

    On Friday, the Supreme Court said it had suspended a law stipulating no public servant can earn more than President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has slashed his own pay to 108,000 pesos ($5,331) a month, less than half that of his predecessor. The veteran leftist, who took office on Dec. 1, has

  • Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas
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    Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas

    A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Alvin Braziel Jr., 43, received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the 1993 slaying of 27-year-old Douglas White, who was attacked as he and his wife walked

  • Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive
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    Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

    "If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made – which is a very important thing – what’s good for national security – I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview with

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    Two missile launchers found in Yemen appear to be from Iran: U.N.

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres does not specifically state whether the discovery of the units in Yemen was a violation of a U.N. resolution that took effect in January 2016. It prevents Iran from importing and exporting arms or related materiel unless the Security Council has given approval

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    Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

    Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth sciences conference paint one of the bleakest pictures yet of dramatic

  • Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats
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    Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

    In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government. Trump

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    Minneapolis Star Tribune film critic resigns over plagiarism

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune's film critic has resigned in the face of plagiarism accusations, the newspaper reported in an apology to its readers. The newspaper on Tuesday said it was tipped by a reader and confirmed instances in which Colin Covert's reviews included unique phrases previously

  • Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees
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    Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees

    With France still on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, the counter-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation. Amid fast-moving, confusing scenes it was not clear if the suspect, identified by police as Strasbourg-born Chekatt

  • NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm
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    NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm

    NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm. The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday. Lead scientist Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says the red sandy expanse

  • TSX falls 0.41 percent, energy and financials weigh
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    TSX falls 0.41 percent, energy and financials weigh

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX fell 60.45 points, or 0.41 percent, to 14,667.83. Leading the index were Nuvista Energy Ltd , up 10.7 percent, Aphria Inc , up 8.9 percent, and Trican Well Service Ltd  , higher by 6.7 percent. Lagging shares were Maxar Technologies Ltd

  • 4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year
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    4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

    Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a specific message

  • US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran
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    US energy secretary urges Iraq to quit dependency on Iran

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry arrived in Baghdad on a trade mission Tuesday urging Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its own energy sector to American investment. The visit comes as the U.S. tries to isolate Iran through sanctions targeting its business and finance sectors. U.S

  • 'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court
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    'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court

    On Friday, the Supreme Court said it had suspended a law stipulating no public servant can earn more than President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has slashed his own pay to 108,000 pesos a month, less than half that of his predecessor. The veteran leftist, who took office on Dec. 1, has put public

  • Venezuela vows to reactivate Goodyear plant
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    Venezuela vows to reactivate Goodyear plant

    Venezuela's government says it will reactivate an assembly line after U.S.-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced it will no longer produce tires in the crisis-wracked country. Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela amid hyperinflation, price controls,

  • UK's May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal
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    UK's May hits narrowing road for help rescuing Brexit deal

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she found "a shared determination" among some European leaders Tuesday to persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insisted any room for revisions was small. While EU officials ruled out renegotiating

  • Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral
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    Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral

    A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday service had ended

  • Egyptian lawyer held for wearing yellow vest as sales restricted: activist
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    Egyptian lawyer held for wearing yellow vest as sales restricted: activist

    The arrest in the northern city of Alexandria came as traders said authorities were blocking the sale of the vests to forestall any copycat protests ahead of the Jan. 25 anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising. Since the election of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2014, Egypt has seen a crackdown

  • Ex-Ford Argentina executives convicted in torture case; victims may sue in U.S.
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    Ex-Ford Argentina executives convicted in torture case; victims may sue in U.S.

    It is the first time former executives of a multinational company working in Argentina during the dictatorship have been convicted of crimes against humanity, one of the lawyers, Tomas Ojea Quintana, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "It is clear that Ford Motor Company had control of the