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Jeff Sessions orders review of gun background check system

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:53:26 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after a man who killed 26 people in a Texas church was left off the system despite having a criminal record.(image)

U.S. Senate candidate Moore's spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:06 -0500

(Reuters) - The communications director for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has resigned amid the Alabama Republican's efforts to combat allegations of sexual misconduct that have roiled his campaign.(image)

Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:58:10 -0500

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement.(image)

Zimbabwe's Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:55:21 -0500

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.(image)

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:35:14 -0500

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday that the recent period was a wake up call for the Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country first ahead of regional issues.(image)

Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:44:46 -0500

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.(image)

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:05:03 -0500

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.(image)

Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:08:50 -0500

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.(image)

No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in war on smog

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:15:00 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some northern Chinese cities failed to improve air quality by much last month, hitting the smog-prone region's overall results in a drive against pollution, the government said as it warned provincial officials to comply with stringent steps to clear the skies.(image)

JPMorgan's Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:04:37 -0500

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a "pro-free enterprise" agenda for jobs and economic growth instead.(image)