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EU demands Apple pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros in tax

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in taxes plus interest to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. Read More

 

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U.S.-led coalition planes hit Islamic State in north Syria: Turkish military

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition warplanes hit Islamic State targets near the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus overnight, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, as forces backed by Ankara pushed deeper into north Syria. More »

 

Trump hovers over McCain, Rubio U.S. Senate re-election contests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large. More »

 

Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said they captured a residential neighborhood in central Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the city still occupied by the militants. More »

 

California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence. More »

 

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. More »

 

Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said. More »

 

In Asia, Obama faces trade pact test amid U.S. opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed him and a congressional leader have said the 12-nation trade deal should not move forward. More »

 

Defiant Rousseff says Brazil's democracy on trial with her

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A defiant President Dilma Rousseff warned on Monday that her conservative opponents were trampling on Brazil's democracy by using trumped-up charges to oust her and roll back the social advances of 13 years of leftist rule. More »

 

Kremlin says reports that Uzbek President is dead not confirmed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that media reports that Uzbek President Islam Karimov was dead had not been confirmed. More »

 

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