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North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' as U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr. Evil President" Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man", further escalating rhetoric over the North's nuclear weapons and missile programs. Read More

 

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Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

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Germany votes as history beckons for Merkel, and far-right

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans began voting in a national election on Sunday that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century. More »

 

Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. More »

 

Hopes for Mexico quake survivors dim as search enters sixth day

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. More »

 

U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor: senior commander

AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation earlier this month to capture areas east of the Euphrates river. More »

 

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the U.S. territory that was threatening to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More »

 

NAFTA talks intensify; U.S. seen putting off key demand on autos

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement intensified on Saturday although U.S. negotiators looked set to once again withhold proposals for one of the Trump administration's most challenging issues. More »

 

Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks U.S. Invictus team

TORONTO (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Melania Trump, on her first solo international trip on Saturday, to Toronto, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and invited Britain’s Prince Harry to visit the White House. More »

 

Echoing France, Germany says May offered 'nothing concrete' on Brexit

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations next week. More »

 

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