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Death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu tops 200

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:14
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Time running out for NAFTA talks, set to be extended: sources

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:56
ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:41
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighborhoods in the state's wine country to ash.

Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say.

Death toll from Somalia bombings rises to more than 200

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:03
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - More than 200 people were killed in near simultaneous bombings in the Somali capital and more than 250 people were injured, officials said on Sunday, marking the most deadly such attack by Somalia's al Shabaab insurgency.

Merkel in state vote setback as national coalition talks loom

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:29
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

Forty dead, neighborhoods burned to ash in California fires

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:29
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California's history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash.

Haley says U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal 'right now'

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday, adding that the Trump administration wanted to weigh a "proportionate" response to Tehran's actions on the world stage.

Fed's Yellen says watching inflation closely but economy is strong

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 09:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S economy remains strong and the strength of the labor market calls for continued gradual increases in interest rates despite subdued inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Sunday.

Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Trump

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 08:56
LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union.

Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 07:54
AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of Islamic State fighters left the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand.

North Korea not ready to hold talks with South Korea in Russia: agencies

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 07:42
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event, Russian news agencies said on Sunday.

Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk's oil fields, airbase

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 06:28
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region's main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday.

Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 05:59
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8).

Death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu rises to 85

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 05:36
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has jumped to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 05:10
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

Death toll from bomb attacks in Somalia's capital rises to 85

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:37
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from two bomb attacks that tore through busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 85, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country since Islamist militants launched an insurgency in 2007.

Europe's migration crisis casts shadow over Austrian election

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:31
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that could see 31-year-old conservative Sebastian Kurz become chancellor on a pledge to take a hard line on refugees and prevent a repeat of Europe's migration crisis.

China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

Top Reuters News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 04:27
BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Qin, 59, collects scrap at a demolished residential district on the outskirts of Beijing, working 15 hours a day and struggling on her own to pay for her granddaughter's education.

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