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German SPD wants gay marriage after September election
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  • 2017-06-23 08:57:54Z

Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) is making legalization of gay marriage a condition for its participation in any coalition government after September's national election, party Secretary General Hubertus Heil said. By staking out the position, the left-leaning SPD is taking the same stance

Asia markets end week on quiet note, US healthcare bill returns
Asia markets end week on quiet note, US healthcare bill returns
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  • 2017-06-23 08:57:15Z

Asian markets limped into the weekend, with energy firms still struggling after a bruising few days, while investors eye Donald Trump's revised healthcare bill hoping its success will open the way for his economic agenda.

Russian warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria
Russian warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria
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  • 2017-06-23 08:56:56Z

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria, the defence ministry said Friday. It said that Turkish and Israeli military "were informed in a timely manner of the missile launches through communication channels," but

North Korea says Warmbier
North Korea says Warmbier's death a mystery, blames Obama's policy of strategic patience
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  • 2017-06-23 08:54:13Z

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was "a mystery to us as well" and denied accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity. The North's foreign ministry spokesman also

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: police
Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks: police
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  • 2017-06-23 08:50:10Z

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Sydney will install concrete barricades in a prominent pedestrian-only thoroughfare to mitigate against the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists, Australian police said on Friday, after recent incidents in Europe and the United States. Australia's largest city

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials
North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials
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  • 2017-06-23 08:28:04Z

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest

Qatar
Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Suicide car bomber kills at least seven in Pakistan's Quetta: police
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  • 2017-06-23 05:58:54Z

By Gul and Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed at least seven people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, officials said. Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Baluchistan

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia
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  • 2017-06-23 05:56:19Z

SYDNEY (AP) - Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain's youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday.

South Korea says engagement with North possible only with strength
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  • 2017-06-23 05:55:04Z

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Friday engagement with North Korea would only be possible when the South has the security ability to overwhelm the North, the presidential office said in a media briefing. Moon made the comments during a visit to the state-run Agency for Defense

Thunder take guard Terrance Ferguson with 21st pick
Thunder take guard Terrance Ferguson with 21st pick
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  • 2017-06-23 05:54:25Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder general manager Sam Presti made no promises that first-round draft pick Terrance Ferguson would be an immediate contributor.

Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed
Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed
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  • 2017-06-23 02:58:03Z

By Andreina Aponte CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people. At least

Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's Proton
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  • 2017-06-23 02:54:16Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia.

Peru
Peru's president eyes pardon for Fujimori after political blow
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  • 2017-06-23 02:53:06Z

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was time to evaluate pardoning the country's imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori, an apparent bid to placate the powerful opposition party led by Fujimori's daughter. The remarks came a day after Fujimori's supporters

LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back
LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back
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  • 2017-06-23 02:52:22Z

A look at what's happening around Major League Baseball on Friday:

Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap
Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for three years: Yonhap
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  • 2017-06-23 02:04:51Z

The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to three years in jail, the Yonhap news agency reported on Friday. Prosecutors had demanded a seven-year jail term

Venezuelan troops fire on protesters; one killed
Venezuelan troops fire on protesters; one killed
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  • 2017-06-22 23:40:20Z

By Andreina Aponte CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, and a demonstrator was killed, bringing the death toll to at least 76 in unrest since April. At least two soldiers shot long firearms

Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead in Travelers debut
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  • 2017-06-22 23:39:10Z

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Jordan Spieth didn't take long to figure out TPC River Highlands.

Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
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  • 2017-06-22 23:28:16Z

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources. There were no immediate details as to what the demands were. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt broke relations and transport ties with Qatar

Peru prime minister to take on double role as finance minister: source
Peru prime minister to take on double role as finance minister: source
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  • 2017-06-22 23:18:45Z

Peru Prime Minister Fernando Zavala will be appointed finance minister and remain in his current post at the head of centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's cabinet, a government source told Reuters on Thursday. Zavala, a former executive at brewer SABMiller who served as finance minister in

Brazil justice sends Temer graft probe to top prosecutor
Brazil justice sends Temer graft probe to top prosecutor
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  • 2017-06-22 23:09:40Z

A justice at Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country's top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to meatpacker JBS SA. The office of Justice Edson Fachin said it sent a copy

Immigration issue delays IndyCar's Mikhail Aleshin in France
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  • 2017-06-22 23:09:25Z

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin has been held up in France by immigration issues and will not arrive back in the United States in time for practice Friday at Road America.

With 'Eurovision' vote, EU agencies to leave London
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  • 2017-06-22 22:56:54Z

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will decide this autumn where to move EU banking and medicines agencies that they are pulling out of London due to Brexit, using a voting system some liken to the Eurovision song contest. Most of the remaining 27 EU states have expressed

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast
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  • 2017-06-22 22:50:58Z

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Officials said four people were injured and only minor damage was reported.

Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany to a 1-1 draw
Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany to a 1-1 draw
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  • 2017-06-22 22:43:54Z

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday. Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in
Qatar Airways seeks stake in American in 'puzzling' move
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  • 2017-06-22 22:28:31Z

DALLAS (AP) - Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move cloaked so heavily in international trade and politics that American's CEO finds it puzzling.

McDonald's Stock Hits Record As Chain Upgrades Technology, Replaces Cashiers
McDonald's Stock Hits Record As Chain Upgrades Technology, Replaces Cashiers

At fast food chains like McDonald's, automation through tools like self-serve kiosks are becoming increasingly commonplace.

Clash at Canadian-owned mine in Suriname leaves 4 injured
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  • 2017-06-22 22:20:59Z

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) - A gold mine in Suriname that is majority-owned by a Canadian company says four people were injured when independent miners tried to occupy a portion of its concession in the South American company.

North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials
North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials
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  • 2017-06-22 22:20:29Z

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest

Good start, not enough: EU leaders mull May
Good start, not enough: EU leaders mull May's Brexit offer
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  • 2017-06-22 22:17:56Z

By Elizabeth Piper and Noah Barkin BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks

Mexico raises key interest rate to 7 pct to combat inflation
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  • 2017-06-22 22:17:49Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 7 percent in an effort to limit inflation.

8-Month-Old Baby Drowned While Mom Texted on Facebook: Police
8-Month-Old Baby Drowned While Mom Texted on Facebook: Police

Cheyenne Summer, 21, left her baby alone in the tub while she was on Facebook Messenger, police said.

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS
6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck at 6:31 am (1231 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 46.8 kilometers, about 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Puerto San Jose, the US Geological Survey said. The Guatemalan Seismological Institute measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.7.

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial
The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson (all times local):

Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military
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  • 2017-06-22 21:07:55Z

When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn't the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz. Instead, it was the sacking of the heads of several branches of the military, in particular the general overseeing the National Guard, that drew widespread attention. Recommended: Think you know Latin America?

Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate
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  • 2017-06-22 21:02:14Z

Republican senators unveiled their long-anticipated healthcare plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday, and it includes significant changes to Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor, elderly, and disabled. The bill, which does not yet have the support of enough senators to pass, reflects the ongoing tussle of costs vs. social benefits that sharply divides the two parties as well as Republicans themselves. Like the Republican legislation that passed the House in May, the draft bill put forward by Senate Republican leaders aims to rein in federal spending on the burgeoning program - a move they say will strengthen it in the long term.

Family: Peter Tosh
Family: Peter Tosh's son left in coma following jail beating
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  • 2017-06-22 20:59:45Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The family of the late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on pot possession charges.

Couple Arrested After Mom Allegedly Breastfeeds Daughter While Drinking, Smoking at Bar
Couple Arrested After Mom Allegedly Breastfeeds Daughter While Drinking, Smoking at Bar

Shari Tremba and Michael Trosclair were charged with neglect of a dependent in a situation that endangers the dependent and with public intoxication.

Father of missing Chinese scholar:
Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'
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  • 2017-06-22 20:53:23Z

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an interview: "Give my daughter back."

Belgian bombing suspect had marriage, job plans, say family
Belgian bombing suspect had marriage, job plans, say family
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  • 2017-06-22 20:52:02Z

The Moroccan suspected of trying to explode a bomb in Brussels Central Station on Tuesday was a normal man who had plans to marry and become a taxi driver, his family told Belgian public broadcaster VRT. Belgian prosecutors say Oussama Zariouh brought a bomb to the station and, after it failed to explode

Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction
Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction
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  • 2017-06-22 20:51:31Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former CIA officer convicted of leaking government secrets to a reporter lost a bid to clear his name on Thursday.

U.S., Europeans to meet next week on aviation security
U.S., Europeans to meet next week on aviation security
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  • 2017-06-22 20:47:40Z

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. technical experts will hold more talks in Brussels next week in an effort to avert expanding a ban on in-cabin large electronics like laptops to airports in Europe and other regions, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said on Thursday. The

US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis
US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis
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  • 2017-06-22 20:46:15Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she said "people are starving while their government tramples their democracy.

France
France's Macron puts national security at heart of foreign policy
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  • 2017-06-22 20:43:32Z

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron is starting to realign France's foreign policy, setting out plans to be less interventionist in conflicts abroad and putting his country's national security at the heart of diplomacy. When Macron, 39, took office just over a month ago

Hamilton seems to like the idea of competing for Ferrari
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  • 2017-06-22 20:40:15Z

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton seems to like the idea of competing for archrival Ferrari one day.

US, Cuba still cooperating on stopping drug smugglers
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  • 2017-06-22 20:38:32Z

HAVANA (AP) - The U.S. and Cuba are still cooperating to intercept drug smugglers even through the Trump administration has halted high-level meetings on stopping the flow of narcotics through the Caribbean, a top Cuban anti-drug official said Thursday.

Holocaust survivor wins gender base case against El Al
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  • 2017-06-22 20:37:41Z

JERUSALEM (AP) - An advocacy group said Thursday that it has won a case against Israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox males.

US envoy: Guatemala lawmakers who hired lobby firm
US envoy: Guatemala lawmakers who hired lobby firm 'idiots'
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  • 2017-06-22 20:36:27Z

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A Guatemalan congressman demanded an apology from the U.S. ambassador after the diplomat called him and three colleagues "idiots" in an audio recording that was made public Thursday.

Chile police declassify World War II-era files on Nazi plots
Chile police declassify World War II-era files on Nazi plots
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  • 2017-06-22 20:34:11Z

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The Chilean equivalent of the FBI has declassified World War II-era files that show Nazi agents in the South American country's main port of Valparaiso plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah back in England at Liverpool
Egypt winger Mohamed Salah back in England at Liverpool
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  • 2017-06-22 20:33:55Z

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will get another chance to prove himself in the English Premier League after sealing a move to Liverpool from Roma on Thursday.

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