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Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home - witnesses

MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed. Read More


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Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his presidency. More »


Impossible dream? Unification less of a priority as Korean leaders prepare to talk

SEOUL (Reuters) - The recent detente between North and South Korea has given new life to talk of unification for the two countries divided since the 1950s. More »


Iran pours scorn on nuclear talks, dismisses 'tradesman' Trump

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's president poured scorn on Wednesday on U.S. and European discussions over Tehran's nuclear agreement, and dismissed Donald Trump as a "tradesman" who lacked the qualifications to deal with a complex international pact. More »


Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, going head-to-head with Fox

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. cable company Comcast Corp made a 22 billion pound ($31 billion) offer for pay-TV group Sky on Wednesday, beating an already agreed takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch's Fox by 16 percent. More »


Shire willing to back $64 billion Takeda bid, market signals doubts

LONDON/NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - Rare disease specialist Shire said on Wednesday it was willing to recommend a sweetened $64 billion offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co to shareholders, in what would be the biggest acquisition of a drug company this year. More »


Arizona Republican takes early lead in tight race for House seat

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republicans were heading for victory in an Arizona election for a U.S. House of Representatives seat, early results suggested on Tuesday, after a tight race that may still bolster Democratic momentum heading into November’s midterm vote. More »


Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, but Trump refrained from committing to staying in a 2015 nuclear deal and threatened Tehran with retaliation if it restarted its nuclear program. More »


Busloads of migrants from 'caravan' arrive at U.S.-Mexico border

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Dozens of Central American migrants from about 600 traveling in a "caravan" through Mexico arrived at the border city of Tijuana late on Tuesday despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to claim asylum in the United States. More »


Suspect arrested in the shooting of two Dallas police officers: police

(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Tuesday after two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded at a Home Depot Inc store and a civilian was also shot in the incident, police said. More »


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