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Month: March 2017

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate: police

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said. Source: Reuters World News

Two White House officials helped give Nunes intelligence reports: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two White House officials played a role in providing House of Representatives Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes with documents showing President Donald Trump and his associates were swept up in surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies,… Read More

Trump to seek tariff 'snap-back' provision in NAFTA revamp: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will seek changes to the North American Freed Trade Agreement allowing it to reimpose tariffs if a flood of imports from Canada and Mexico causes “a threat of serious injury” to U.S…. Read More

U.S. U.N. ambassador says Washington's focus no longer on removing Assad in Syria

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States is no longer making removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a focus of its policy in the war-torn country, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday. Source: Reuters… Read More

North Carolina legislature replaces transgender bathroom law

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina’s Senate and House on Thursday approved a bill to retool a law banning transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities, hoping to bring back companies and sports leagues… Read More

A year on, Myanmar's Suu Kyi acknowledges reforms have been slow

YANGON (Reuters) – A year after sweeping to power in a historic vote, Myanmar’s first de-facto civilian leader in about half a century, Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged on Thursday the public’s frustration with the slow pace of… Read More

Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia’s northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state’s far north. Source:… Read More

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged… Read More

Chaebol reform at forefront of South Korea presidential campaign – again

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea‚Äôs family-run conglomerates are facing calls for a shakeup in their governance from a leading candidate in May’s presidential election, following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a burgeoning influence-peddling scandal. … Read More

Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge… Read More