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G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected on an "America first" agenda, diplomatic sources said. Learn More

 

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UK security threat level lowered as police close on bomber's suspected network

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain lowered its security threat level to "severe" on Saturday following significant activity by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said. More »

 

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. More »

 

Dozens dead in Afghanistan violence as Ramadan begins

KABUL (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber killed as many as 14 people in Afghanistan on Saturday and fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan. More »

 

Islamic State claims deadly shooting of Egyptian Christians

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Saturday that its fighters had carried out a shooting that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians on Friday, according to a statement from the group. More »

 

Erdogan says EU presented Turkey with new 12-month diplomatic timetable: Hurriyet

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the European Union had presented Turkey with a new 12-month timetable for renewing their relations, the Hurriyet daily said on Saturday. More »

 

Putin and Erdogan want deeper strategic partnership: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday. More »

 

Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani held a phone call in which the two leaders stressed the need for more joint efforts to resolve the Syria crisis and discussed economic ties, the Kremlin said on Saturday. More »

 

Philippines turns to heavy firepower as hunt for rebel leader narrows

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. More »

 

Turkey formally arrests newspaper staff over suspected coup links: paper

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court formally arrested two opposition newspaper employees late on Friday, the state-run Anadolu news agency and the newspaper said, as part of a media crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey's Western allies. More »

 

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