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Trump's stance on election results deepens Republican Party rifts

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio (Reuters) - Several prominent Republicans on Thursday denounced Donald Trump's refusal to commit to accepting the result of the presidential election, and some worried his stance might make it more difficult for his party to hold onto control of Congress. Read More


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Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost

BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks. More »


Mosul offensive going faster than planned, Iraqi PM says

EAST AND NORTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The offensive to seize back Mosul from Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new military operation to clear villages on the city's outskirts. More »


U.S. service member killed in northern Iraq: military statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died on Thursday from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq, the U.S.-led military coalition said in a statement. More »


Another North Korea missile fails after launch: U.S., South Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats. More »


Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. More »


'Walking while trans' can be a death sentence in the U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sergeant Jessica Hawkins was a male cop for 20 years but it was not until her transition to a woman in 2014 that she understood the trepidation that transgender women feel across the United States. More »


Wall Street dips as Verizon drags; AmEx curbs losses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined modestly in a choppy session on Thursday as investors digested the latest round of earnings, with telecoms suffering a sharp drop in the wake of results from Verizon Communications. More »


What a sting on a regional governor says about how the Kremlin wins elections

MOSCOW (Reuters) - On a Friday evening in June, German businessman Yuri Zyudheimer and Russian regional governor Nikita Belykh sat down in a private booth in Megu, an upscale Japanese restaurant in central Moscow. More »


Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. More »


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