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Yugoslav army veteran lobs grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up

PODGORICA (Reuters) - A Yugoslav army veteran who manned anti-aircraft defenses during the NATO bombing in 1999 tossed a hand grenade into the U.S. embassy compound in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, around midnight and then blew himself up, police said on Thursday. Read More

 

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At country home, Britain's May hopes to settle Brexit divisions

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes on Thursday to settle disputes over her Brexit strategy that are dividing her cabinet and party, and frustrating her negotiating partners in the European Union. More »

 

Iran stays within main limits of nuclear deal, IAEA report shows

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has stayed within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential quarterly report by the U.N. atomic watchdog seen by Reuters showed on Thursday. More »

 

Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday. More »

 

Seed firms scramble to stop a 'cancer' in Canada's cash crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. More »

 

Toys are not us, investors to Target

(Reuters) - Target Corp should hold off on plans to cash in on a perceived advantage in toys after the collapse of Toys "R" Us, several of the company's investors told Reuters, worried it could eat up capital desperately needed in an Amazon-dominated retail world. More »

 

U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday. More »

 

Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab. More »

 

NRA backs Trump on arming U.S. teachers, attacks anti-gun 'elites'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, calling them Democratic elites who are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to chip away at the country's constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. More »

 

Exclusive: As Trump trashes NAFTA, Mexico turns to Brazilian corn

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. More »

 

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