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Olympic gold medalist Biles says doctor sexually abused her

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:47
(Reuters) - Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said on Monday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions: Canada

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:28
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A summit on curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will focus in part on how to ensure countries fully implement all the sanctions imposed on the reclusive state, a Canadian government source said on Monday.

Trump blames Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks over a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.

Major automakers urge Trump administration: don't ditch NAFTA

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:17
DETROIT (Reuters) - Global automakers on Monday urged the Trump administration not to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and expressed hope the United States, Canada and Mexico can successfully conclude a modernized and improved trade pact.

Trump thanks Qatar for efforts to combat terrorism

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for "action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms," the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries.

Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:59
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.

America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:31
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU's message to the U.S. president will be.

Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:57
LONDON (Reuters) - Carillion collapsed on Monday when its banks pulled the plug, triggering Britain's biggest corporate failure in a decade and forcing the government to step in to guarantee public services from school meals to road works.

Erdogan: we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:36
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies.

Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:31
AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-gasp sales spree

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:13
PARIS (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for a fifth year in a row, though doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:07
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North's weapons programs.

Washington D.C. subway train derails, no injuries reported

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:06
(Reuters) - A Washington D.C. subway train derailed early Monday, but none of the 60 passengers aboard were injured, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

Stricken tanker leaves large oil slick in East China Sea

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:32
TOKYO/BEIJING (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea on Sunday in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.

Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 27, wounds 64

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:20
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this year in the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

New U.S.-backed 'border force' in Syria infuriates Ankara, Damascus

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:15
BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria, Turkey and Russia responded vehemently on Monday to new U.S.-backed plans to set up a 30,000-strong "border force" inside Syria to protect territory held by Washington's mainly Kurdish allies.

Oil hovers below $70 highs, clouded by rise in U.S. output

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:26
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil hovered below a three-year high near $70 a barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by OPEC and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of "red flags" due to surging U.S. production.

Airbus wins 2017 order race after last-minute sales spree

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:54
PARIS (Reuters) - Frenetic selling in the closing weeks of 2017 saw Airbus overhaul Boeing's recent lead in the global jet market to win their annual order contest for the fifth year running, but doubts remain over the future of its flagship A380.

Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:50
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal.

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:30
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other debris, officials and witnesses said.

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