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Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:34:11 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reassured manufacturers gathered in the White House Roosevelt room on March 31 that a massive infrastructure program was coming soon.(image)

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:41:45 -0400

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.(image)

France's place in Europe at issue in vote for president

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:59:24 -0400

PARIS (Reuters) - France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that could define the future of the European Union, and is sure to be seen as a gauge of the anti-establishment anger that has brought upsets in Western politics.(image)

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:40:56 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.(image)

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:35:14 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday as he attempted to leave the isolated country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.(image)

Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:36:40 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.(image)

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to liberated areas

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:56:33 -0400

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas liberated from Islamic State.(image)

Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:32:31 -0400

DUBAI (Reuters) - The decision by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to restore cuts to financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel is being seen as helping the kingdom avoid recession this year while smoothing the path toward economic reforms.(image)

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:01:02 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere.(image)

Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:35:43 -0400

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday voted for 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel to jointly lead its campaign for the country's September national election.(image)