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Several injured when vehicle rams people leaving London mosque: witnesses

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 23:09
LONDON (Reuters) - Several people were injured in north London early on Monday when a van rammed into worshippers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a "major incident".

Asia stocks shake off Wall St. blues, sterling steady before Brexit talks

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:58
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Monday, shaking off Wall Street's uninspiring performance on Friday, while sterling was mostly steady after a van rammed into pedestrians in London even as markets braced for the start of Brexit talks.

Trump aides Kushner and Greenblatt to visit Israel, Palestinians this week

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is sending two top aides to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss potential next steps in his bid to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, a White House official said on Sunday.

U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:40
AMMAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants.

Iran fires missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:21

Iran launched several missiles at Islamic State targets in eastern Syria, the nation's Revolutionary Guard announced Sunday, as retaliation for terrorist attacks earlier this month in Tehran. At least 17 people were killed in those attacks on Iran's parliament and a shrine on June 7, which the Islamic State took credit for. Iran said it used ground-to-ground, medium-range missiles against targets in Syria's Deir el-Zour province. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard supports the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and his Hezbollah allies in the Syrian civil war. Iran claimed many terrorists had been killed in the strike, though there was no confirmation of casualties.

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U.S. Navy confirms all seven missing sailors from USS Fitzgerald found dead

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 20:00
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy confirmed on Monday that all seven sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead after the destroyer's collision with a container ship at the weekend.

Britain and EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 19:41
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit Secretary David Davis starts negotiations in Brussels on Monday that will set the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union and determine its relationship with the continent for generations to come.

Resort outside Mali's capital under attack, two dead

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:03
BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least two people were killed in an attack by gunmen on Sunday at a luxury resort outside Mali's capital Bamako popular with Western expatriates, the Security Ministry said.

Exclusive: Lockheed nears $37 billion-plus deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 countries

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 14:19
(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said.

Macron wins commanding parliamentary majority, estimates show

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 14:16
PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France’s parliamentary election on Sunday, pollsters' estimates showed, sweeping aside the mainstream parties and securing a powerful mandate to push through his pro-business reforms.

Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

North Korea accuses U.S. authorities of 'mugging' its diplomats at NY airport

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:20
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused U.S. authorities on Sunday of "mugging" its diplomats at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, forcibly confiscating a diplomatic package which it said raised questions about the city as the seat of the United Nations.

NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 09:02
SUWALKI GAP, Polish-Lithuanian border (Reuters) - U.S. and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.Congressional and administration staff have begun to examine options to address profit-shifting schemes that include so-called transfer pricing, earnings stripping and tax inversions. A decision on how to handle these in tax legislation could come before C

With a weakened leader and reeling from crisis, Britain hurtles into the Brexit unknown

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:17
LONDON (Reuters) - With her strategy unclear and her position insecure, Prime Minister Theresa May plunges this week into tortuous divorce talks with the European Union that will shape Britain's prosperity and global influence for generations to come.

With Whole Foods, Amazon on collision course with Wal-Mart

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 07:12
CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer for $3 billion last year, it marked a crucial moment - the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete.

Russia criticizes U.S. for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 05:11
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that "anti-Cuban" actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana.

Milwaukee County sheriff rescinds Homeland Security job: media

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 03:32
(Reuters) - Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who became a staunch critic of the Black Lives Matter movement and a supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has withdrawn his acceptance for a job as assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday.

Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 03:27
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said.

Dozens killed or wounded in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

Top Reuters News - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 03:05
GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded when as many as five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.