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Trump faces task of uniting party around White House bid; Kasich bows out

WASHINGTON, Reuters - Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination, John Kasich, dropped out of the race on Wednesday, U.S. media reported, leaving the presumptive nominee with the task of uniting a fractured party around his White House bid. Read More

 

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Brazil Senate report recommends Rousseff impeachment trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The senator charged with studying President Rousseff's impeachment recommended on Wednesday that she be put on trial for breaking budget laws, bringing the embattled leftist leader one step closer to suspension from office. More »

 

Intense battle in Syria's Aleppo kills dozens, air strikes force rebel retreat

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed in an intense day-long battle between Syrian rebels and government forces in western Aleppo that continued intermittently on Wednesday, with rebels saying they were forced to retreat by heavy aerial bombing. More »

 

Two Tesla executives leaving ahead of Model 3 ramp-up

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors Inc as the Silicon Valley electric-car maker prepares to launch its first mass-market car, the Model 3, and sharply ramp up production. More »

 

U.S. confirms recall of 35 million-40 million Takata air bag inflators

(Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department confirmed on Wednesday that automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million U.S. air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp <7312.T> by 2019. More »

 

EU proposes scheme to share out asylum seekers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed a system to distribute asylum seekers across the EU on Wednesday that aims to ease the load on states like Greece and Italy but drew immediate condemnation from governments in Eastern Europe. More »

 

Russia warns of retaliation as NATO plans more deployments in Eastern Europe

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia will reinforce its western and southern flanks with three new divisions by the year-end, officials said on Wednesday, threatening retaliation to NATO's plans to boost its military presence in eastern members Poland and the Baltic States. More »

 

Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88,000 in Canadian city

ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray has destroyed 1,600 structures, ravaged one neighborhood, damaged others and halted incoming and outgoing commercial flights, authorities said on Wednesday. More »

 

U.S., allies to do more to combat Islamic State: Carter

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday that Washington and its allies had agreed to do more in their campaign to defeat Islamic State, but that more risks lay ahead. More »

 

Lawsuit extends fascination with Kent State deaths 46 years on

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday revives lingering questions about the bloodshed at Kent State University, a traumatic event in U.S. history that still holds sway over many who lived through it 46 years ago. More »

 

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