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Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:38:35 -0500

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria's Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.(image)

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:17:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.(image)

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:10:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.(image)

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:32:31 -0500

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.(image)

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:07:01 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.(image)

Why is Jerusalem so central to Pence's Middle East visit?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:45:29 -0500

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's planned trip to Israel on Sunday has been overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will start the process of moving its embassy there.(image)

Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:28:41 -0500

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Inc will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.(image)

Oil producers will cooperate beyond 2018, says Saudi Arabia

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:54:50 -0500

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Global oil producers are in agreement that they should continue cooperating on production after their deal on supply cuts expires at the end of this year, Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday.(image)

Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:42:21 -0500

MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far.(image)

German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:51:48 -0500

BONN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government after months of political deadlock.(image)