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Trump says launching 'largest-ever' set of sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he is launching the "largest-ever" set of sanctions against North Korea. Read More

 

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Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United States, again pushing his long-proposed border wall but stopping short of saying Mexico would fund it. More »

 

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine. More »

 

Tech stocks pull Wall Street higher at open

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks. More »

 

'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon's assault on the retail industry has brought misery to traditional retailers without a strong web presence. More »

 

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday. More »

 

More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country. More »

 

China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, dramatically illustrating Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk. More »

 

U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. More »

 

Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive

(Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL. More »

 

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