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London Bridge, nearby market hit by violent attacks; at least 1 dead

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:38

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- A series of violent attacks in central London late Saturday evening local time have left at least one person dead and others injured, according to media reports. At London Bridge, pedestrians were hit by a white van that mounted the pavement and drove into them at around 10:15 p.m., reports said. At around the same time, in nearby Borough Market, reports were coming in of many stabbings. Meanwhile, London's Metropolitan Police said shots had been fired in the area, a popular tourist destination, the Wall Street Journal reported. A few miles away, in Vauxhall, police are understood to be looking for three attackers, media reports said, believed to be in connection with the stabbing incident. Police have confirmed there are armed officers on the scene at London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall. They are warning people to avoid these areas if they can, and to run and hide if they cannot. Authorities have not commented on whether the attacks were believed to have a terrorist motive.

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Japan's PM Abe eyes legacy with proposed change to pacifist constitution

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:24
TOKYO (Reuters) - - Japan could hold its first referendum on revising its pacifist constitution next year, a historic step which if successful would cement Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative legacy but risks splitting the public and worrying China and South Korea.

Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 19:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump's agenda: tax cuts.

Afghan man kills Russian boy in Germany, and is shot dead by police

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 17:25
BERLIN (Reuters) - An Afghan man killed a 5-year-old Russian boy in a home for asylum seekers near Regensburg in southern Germany on Saturday and was then shot dead by police, said German police, who confirmed earlier news media reports.

Real triumph again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:56
CARDIFF (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend their European title in the Champions League era with a 4-1 win over Juventus in Saturday's final for their third triumph in four years.

Banging on empty pots, Venezuelans protest food shortages

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:44
CARACAS (Reuters) - Banging empty pots and brandishing signs saying "only the government is growing fatter," Venezuelan activists in Caracas on Saturday protested food shortages in the crisis-stricken country.

'President Trump believes the climate is changing': Ambassador Haley

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:03
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Saturday after Trump's decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord sparked dismay across the world.

Trump to hit the road for a jobs-focused reset in tough week

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:32
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation's aging airports, roads and railways, a push that could energize his supporters and distract from political intrigue in Washington.

Putin leaves Russians guessing on economic reform plan

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 14:47
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's leading economic thinkers say the country needs bold action to avoid stagnation. After President Vladimir Putin set out his ideas for the economy in a keynote speech on Friday, they are still waiting to hear what that action will be.

UK PM Theresa May holds lead in June election, but her personal approval ratings turn negative

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 13:51

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party remains unchanged at 12 points ahead of a June 8 election, but her personal approval ratings have turned negative for the first time, according to a ComRes poll published on Saturday. The poll, conducted for the Independent and Sunday Mirror, found May's Conservative Party still expected to win 47% of the vote against the Labour Party's 35%. A full 42% of those polled said they had a negative view of May, against 39% who held a positive view. A slightly bigger 43% had a negative view of the Conservatives, versus 37% who had a positive view. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn fared even worse in the poll, with 47% of those polled holding a negative view of him, versus 32% with a positive view.

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Civilians killed while fleeing Islamic State in Mosul

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 13:04
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Dozens of dead bodies of civilians killed while fleeing an Islamic State-held neighborhood in Mosul were lying on Saturday in a street close to the front line with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported.

HBO's Bill Maher faces backlash after using racial epithet

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:53
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television talk-show host and comedian Bill Maher drew harsh criticism on Saturday for using a racial epithet on his HBO series "Real Time" in an interview with a U.S. senator from Nebraska.

Deadly blasts hit funeral mourners after protests in Afghan capital

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:03
KABUL (Reuters) - A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before.

Afghan government pledges inquiry into deadly protest violence

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:47
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan authorities will investigate violent clashes that left at least five people dead during an anti-government protest over this week's devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul, the deputy interior minister said on Saturday.

France, India to cooperate in fighting climate change

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:13
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday their countries would cooperate in the fight against climate change, just days after the U.S. withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.

Kurdish YPG says 'major operation' on Syria's Raqqa to start in days

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 09:11
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed operation by Syrian forces to capture Islamic State's Syrian "capital" of Raqqa will start in the next "few days", the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday.

U.S. hackers could have framed Russia in election hack: Putin tells NBC

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 05:09
MOSCOW (Reuters) - American hackers could have planted false evidence that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by NBC News on Saturday.

UK police make new arrest over Manchester attack, 11 in custody

Top Reuters News - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 04:32
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Saturday that they had made a further arrest in connection with last month's suicide bombing on a concert in Manchester which killed 22 people.

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