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Pennsylvania man and missing teen are found in Mexico 2 weeks later

Nearly two weeks after a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl vanished with a 45-year-old man, the pair was found Saturday in Mexico and the man was arrested, authorities say.


Warriors Durant to miss two weeks with rib fracture

(Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks of the NBA season after an MRI on Friday revealed a fractured rib in the latest injury setback for the shorthanded defending champions.


Trump's back-to-back visitors unlikely to solve Gulf dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi, Emirati and Qatari leaders will beat a path to U.S. President Donald Trump's door in the next few weeks for back-to-back visits that are unlikely to solve a long-running dispute among America's Gulf allies.


U.S. drillers add oil rigs for 7th week in eight -Baker Hughes

March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for the seventh time in the last eight weeks on expectations crude prices in 2018 will top 2017, prompting more drillers to boost spending plans for this year. Drillers added four oil rigs in the week to March 16, bringing the total count to 800, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. The U.S. rig count, an early indicator of future o


South Africa hits fallen Zuma with arms deal corruption charges

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old scandal returned to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power.


U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said on Thursday a trial to decide if AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc is legal under U.S. antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast.


Georgia's 'stocking strangler', Alabama man set to be executed

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia is set on Thursday to execute a man dubbed the "stocking strangler" for a series of murders in which he choked victims with panty hose, while Alabama plans its first execution since it botched a lethal injection a few weeks ago.

Stranded mom issues urgent plea to Trump

Despite news of civilian evacuations taking place in Eastern Ghouta, hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped and under the Russian-backed Syrian government's military campaign that has killed more than a thousand in less than three weeks. A trapped American mother of eight has a message for US President Trump and for the world. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.


All Toys "R" Us shops to shut in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Toys "R" Us stores will disappear from Britain's shopping streets within six weeks, joint administrators for the retailer said on Wednesday, announcing plans to close the group's remaining 75 shops.


YouTube to display Wikipedia blurbs alongside conspiracy videos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube will begin displaying text from Wikipedia articles and other websites alongside some videos in a couple of weeks as the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google attempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the service, its chief executive said on Tuesday.


GM CEO meets with U.S. regulators on fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, weeks before the Trump administration plans to decide whether to revise landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.


Blizzard bears down on New England, knocking out power

BOSTON (Reuters) - Driving snow enveloped the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday in its third winter storm in two weeks, closing schools, canceling flights and knocking out power to about 140,000 homes and businesses.


Blizzard bears down on New England, snarling travel

BOSTON (Reuters) - The third winter storm in two weeks roared into coastal New England on Tuesday, with up to 20 inches (51 cm) of forecast snow causing school closures, flight cancellations and raising the risk of power outages.

3rd nor'easter is about to pummel New England

New England braced Tuesday for its third nor'easter in less than two weeks, which threatens to hit the region with as much as 2 feet of snow.


As copper booms, miners take hunt to Mongolian dunes

LONDON (Reuters) - When temperatures rise and winds drop in the coming weeks, a band of explorers will hunt for copper riches in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.


'A big one' - New England braces for third major storm in two weeks

BOSTON (Reuters) - A winter storm packing a powerful snowy punch bore down on the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, snarling travel and threatening to knock out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

New England States (US)

Relentless Weather: More Snow as Another Nor’easter Takes Aim

New England braced for another storm, its third in two weeks. Schools, flights and trains were canceled, as weary residents prepared for a rerun.


U.S. northeast braces for third powerful storm in two weeks

(Reuters) - The third nor'easter to hit parts of the U.S. northeast in two weeks was expected to start late on Monday and Amtrak said it would suspend service on Tuesday between Boston and New York, as the storm could bring high winds, a foot or more of snow and power outages.


UPDATE 8-Oil down 1 percent on continued concerns over U.S. output

* U.S. drillers cut rigs for first time in 7 weeks - Baker Hughes

Analysis: Know who's afraid of the NRA? President Trump

Less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump was mocking Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for being "afraid of the NRA" due to the fact that his bipartisan gun control proposal didn't include a provision to raise the the age to certain types of guns from 18 to 21.

Northeast braces for third storm in under two weeks

The northeastern United States is bracing for its third significant winter storm in less than two weeks, with the potential for heavy snow from New York to Maine.


U.S. northeast braces for third nor'easter in two weeks

(Reuters) - Parts of the U.S. northeast brace for a third powerful winter storm in two weeks that could bring high winds, a foot or more of wet snow and power outages Monday night and into Tuesday, officials said.

New England States (US)

New England Braces for Third Nor’easter in Less Than Two Weeks

As New England recovers from the latest in a string of winter storms, more snow is in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

White House expected to unveil gun and school safety proposals

More than three weeks after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the White House later Sunday is expected to unveil some proposals on guns and school safety.


Norway's Hydro says Brazil plant made unauthorized spills

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro's Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil made unauthorized spills of waste water last month, the company said on Sunday, more than two weeks after local authorities first began to raise questions.


South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday.

There have been 17 officers shot to death in the first 10 weeks of this year

So far this year, 17 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot.


Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday.


EMERGING MARKETS-Latin American equities jump on U.S. jobs data

SAO PAULO, March 9 (Reuters) - Latin American equities soared across the board on Friday, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index gaining the most intraday in three weeks, after new economic data in the United States eased fears of tighter monetary policy there. The U.S. Labor Department said non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 jobs in February, the biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years. Crucially, wage growth was relatively subdued, which tempered concerns that the Federal Reserve


In the cellars of eastern Ghouta, Syrians wait in fear

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Abu Alma has holed up in a basement for two weeks with his wife and baby daughter. Ten other families stay with them, hiding from the bombs that fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta.

United States International Relations

Editorial: On North Korea, Donald Trump Does the Right Thing, for Once

The president will need to do a lot of careful planning in the coming weeks for his historic meeting with Kim Jong-un to be a success, though.


Bitcoin falls to lowest level in three-and-a-half weeks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 on Friday to its lowest level in 3-1/2 weeks on concerns about regulatory clamp down around the world following cases of large thefts of digital currencies.

Mississippi governor set to sign 15-week abortion ban

Mississippi's House of Representatives voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would prevent women from getting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The procedural vote moves the bill one step closer to becoming law in a state that already limits access to abortions.


Florida lawmakers pass gun-school safety bill three weeks after massacre

(Reuters) - Florida state lawmakers gave final passage on Wednesday to a gun-safety bill that would raise the legal age for buying rifles, impose a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, and allow the arming of some public school employees.


Exxon's XTO caps leaking Ohio gas well, 20 days after blowout

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp's XTO Energy unit said on Wednesday it plugged a blown out natural gas well in rural southeast Ohio that had been leaking for nearly three weeks.


U.S. investors wanting out of gun stocks find it's not so easy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the three weeks since America's deadliest high school took the lives of 17 students and teachers, companies such as Delta Air Lines Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc have cut...


Exclusive: Goldman puts some London staff on notice for German move by June - sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs has put more than a dozen UK-based banking, sales and trading staff on notice to move to Frankfurt within weeks, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, as it braces for divorce between Britain and the European Union.

Moore, Chris (Photographer)

The Godfather of Catwalk Photography Presents His Life’s Work

Chris Moore, known for his runway photography during fashion weeks, has published a book of highlights from his six-decade career.

Mississippi could be the first state with 15-week abortion ban

The Mississippi Senate moved one step closer Tuesday to passing a law that would prevent women from getting abortions after they are 15 weeks pregnant. If the law passes, it would be the earliest abortion limit measured in weeks of pregnancy to become law in the US.

CNN host: Who's left? Everyone is leaving the White House

CNN's John Berman recaps the White House's chaotic couple of weeks after President Trump dismissed the chaos as "energy."


Venezuela to sell petro cryptocurrency via Dicom forex system

CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuela government will start auctioning its new petro cryptocurrency to private companies via its Dicom foreign exchange platform in a few weeks, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Tuesday.


Mississippi lawmakers approve ban on abortions after 15 weeks

(Reuters) - Mississippi lawmakers have approved a measure banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, moving the state a step closer to enacting the United States' most restrictive abortion law, the lieutenant governor said on Tuesday.


Exclusive: Visa waivers rarely granted under Trump's latest U.S. travel ban: data

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the first weeks after President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was implemented on Dec. 8, around 100 waivers were granted to thousands of applicants for U.S. visas from the eight countries subject to its restrictions, according to State Department data provided to Reuters.


U.S. pushes NAFTA talks pace, warns of political headwinds

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican and U.S. officials pushed on Monday to speed up NAFTA negotiations, with the United States floating the idea of reaching an agreement "in principle" in coming weeks to avoid political headwinds later this year.


First aid convoy reaches Syria's Ghouta, stripped of medical supplies

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy began to cross into Syria's eastern Ghouta on Monday, bringing the first relief to the besieged enclave since one of the deadliest government assaults of the seven-year war began two weeks ago, but stripped of vital medical supplies.


Italy Election Gives Big Lift to Far Right and Populists

With no outright winner, it may take weeks of haggling to form a government after a race that reflected the angry mood of European voters.


UPDATE 2-Earthquake knocks out Exxon's Papua New Guinea LNG project for about 8 weeks

* PNG LNG to take about 8 weeks to restore production - Exxon


Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.


Iran finds flight recorders of crashed passenger plane

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emergency teams have recovered the flight recorders of a plane that crashed into a mountaintop in southwest Iran two weeks ago, killing all 66 passengers and crew, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.


Woods commits to two more events before Masters

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has committed to playing consecutive weeks at the next two PGA Tour events in what will likely be his final tournaments ahead of next month's U.S. Masters, the former world number one said on Friday.


RBS could settle with U.S. Department of Justice within weeks: Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland could reach a multi billion-dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities within weeks, Sky News reported on Friday, citing sources.


5-Star, League may score surprise gains in Italy's election: pollsters

ROME (Reuters) - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy's election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant League could be in a position to become the next prime minister, pollsters say.The 5-Star Movement was already the leading single party according to all opinion polls issued before their publication was banned two weeks ago, with around 28 percent of the vote.

Syria crisis snowballs -- and where is Trump?

Perhaps you didn't hear that, a few weeks ago, Americans were involved in a fierce battle in Syria involving, among others, Russians contractors and American forces. Many of the Russians -- the exact number is unknown -- were killed after a force made up of hundreds of Russian contractors and a militia allied with the Syrian regime attacked the Americans and their allies. When the US side came under fire, it responded with airstrikes, killing the Russians.


METALS-Shanghai copper slides, but other metals rise after upbeat China data

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, March 1 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper prices fell for a fourth day on Thursday to touch their lowest level in more than two weeks as the dollar strengthened and stock markets declined, but other metals gained ground after upbeat manufacturing data from top consumer China. The private Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for February beat expectations to reach its highest in six months, a day after China's official factory

Hicks, Hope C (1988- )

Hope Hicks to Resign as White House Communications Director

Ms. Hicks, who had been considering a departure for several months, did not indicate what her next job would be, but she said that she plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks.


Empty seats, missing friends as Florida school reopens after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Survivors of the second-deadliest U.S. public school shooting were brought to tears on Wednesday by empty seats and missing friends at roll call as they returned to their Florida high school two weeks after 17 students and educators were massacred there.


Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Families surround Florida shooting school as students return

PARKLAND, Fla., Feb 28 (Reuters) - Families of the teen survivors of the second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school gathered outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to support the students returning to the place 17 people were massacred two weeks ago.


Classes resume at Florida high school two weeks after massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Students and teachers traumatized by one of the country's deadliest mass shootings returned to classes on Wednesday with white ribbons and white roses to honor the 17 people killed by a gunman in their Florida high school two weeks ago.


Mississippi moves closer to banning abortions after 15 weeks

(Reuters) - Mississippi moved a step closer on Tuesday to passing the United States' most restrictive abortion law when a state Senate committee approved a bill banning most procedures after 15 weeks of gestation.

Analysis: The most important congressional race no one is paying attention to

Two weeks from today, voters in western Pennsylvania will go to the polls to choose their next member of Congress. It might just be the most important race no one is paying attention to right now.


Wall Street sinks as Powell's comments fuel rate worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks suffered on Tuesday their biggest daily drops since the selloff three weeks ago after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell revived fears about more interest-rate increases than expected this year.

These are the gun bills Florida lawmakers are debating

Nearly two weeks after a 19-year-old with mental health issues used an AR-15 style rifle to slaughter 17 students and teachers at a high school in Parkland, Florida, state lawmakers are considering several bills on gun safety, access to assault rifles, mental health and school safety.

Orban, Viktor

Hungary’s Opposition Sees Hope After Orban’s Candidate Falls

The prime minister’s party suffered a surprising defeat in a local election just six weeks before a general election.


Back from the dead, Hungary opposition renews bid to oust Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A shock byelection defeat for Hungary's ruling Fidesz party has triggered fresh efforts at closer cooperation among opposition parties and delivered an uncomfortable reminder to Fidesz six weeks before elections that it is not invincible.

Melania Trump re-emerges after marriage scrutiny

Not even two weeks into the new year, the headlines came -- an alleged affair between Donald Trump and a porn star, including a six-figure payout by his attorney -- thrusting first lady Melania Trump unwittingly into a salacious media storm.


South African prosecutor to announce decision on Zuma graft charges in two weeks: eNCA television

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African state prosecutors will announce in two weeks whether they will reinstate corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma, eNCA television reported on Monday.


Oil hits nearly three-week high as Saudi Arabia to keep output well below cap

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices extended gains to hit their highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, supported by comments from Saudi Arabia that it would continue to curb exports in line with the OPEC-led effort to cut global supplies.

United States Politics and Government

2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats Release Rebuttal of G.O.P. Memo

House Democrats made public a heavily redacted memo that was drafted to counter Republican claims of surveillance abuses against a former Trump campaign aide.

Shooter reportedly described emotional struggle in 911 call

Nikolas Cruz had only recently moved in with a family friend weeks after his mother died when he reportedly called 911 to describe a tumultuous encounter with his new host.

'Something's going to happen,' caller told FBI tip line weeks before 17 people were killed at Florida school

When a woman close to the Parkland, Florida, school shooter called an FBI tip line in early January, she described a young man with an arsenal of knives and guns who was "going to explode" and said she feared him "getting into a school and just shooting the place up."

Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal

After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.


UPDATE 12-Oil climbs with support from Libyan outage, Saudi comments

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Friday to their highest in more than two weeks, supported by the shutdown of the El Feel oilfield in Libya and upbeat comments from Saudi Arabia that an OPEC-led effort to cut stockpiles is working.

Families and Family Life

Unhitched: Life in the Bakery Led to Love, Then Loss of Balance

The strain of 90-hour workweeks left little time for happy family memories.


U.S. Treasury head says new Russia sanctions expected within weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday the Trump administration is working on new sanctions against Russia for a range of activities, including meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he expects to brief the media on the actions within the next several weeks.


Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.


Australian deputy prime minister resigns after affair with staffer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and threatened to shatter a decades-old coalition.


Australian deputy prime minister resigns from Cabinet, remains in parliament

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.


Haiti Suspends Oxfam Great Britain After Sex Scandal

Two weeks after learning that Oxfam staff members had sex parties with prostitutes after the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian government is investigating.


Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Indicted on Invasion of Privacy Charge

The indictment comes weeks after Mr. Greitens, a first-term Republican, acknowledged an extramarital affair before he took office.


Venezuelans' legal entry to Colombia dips 30 percent with tighter border: government

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The legal daily entry of Venezuelan migrants into Colombia has fallen by 30 percent in the last two weeks, the Colombian migration agency said on Thursday, after the government imposed stricter border controls.


Kremlin critic Navalny held, then released ahead of Russian election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organizing illegal protests, weeks before a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.

Olympian was warned to not get pregnant

Beach volleyball legend Kerri Walsh Jennings was six weeks pregnant when she won a gold medal in the London Olympics - but she says she was warned to hold off on starting a family or she may lose her sponsors. She sits down with CNNMoney's Ahiza Garcia to talk about the challenges of being a mother and a professional athlete.

The politics of fear is dying out in Africa

Lenin was once quoted as saying, "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen." This could perfectly describe the past week in Africa. Across the continent, a number of game-changing political developments have followed each other in quick succession in one of the most tumultuous weeks of any decade.


Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin ends 'rollercoaster' Games on high note

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Surprise successes, shocking failures and a dizzying number of scheduling changes made for a turbulent three weeks in Pyeongchang for Mikaela Shiffrin, but the American said she is walking away happy after taking silver in Thursday's combined.


Easy fixes to school security prove elusive after Florida shooting

(Reuters) - Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.


Russian opposition leader Navalny briefly held ahead of March election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Thursday but then released a short while later, weeks ahead of a presidential election in which he has been barred from running.


Greenpeace appeals to Thai PM to tackle air pollution 'crisis'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution "crisis" in Bangkok, weeks after a pollution agency said the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels.


BRIEF-Walmart Says Walmart.Com Launching New Specialty Home Shopping Experience That Will Roll Out Over Coming Weeks



Tiger enjoying getting back in the swing of tournament golf

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on Wednesday he still had adjustments to make going into this week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, where the former world number one will compete in successive weeks for the first time since 2015.

Kushner-Kelly divide deepens over security clearance overhaul

White House chief of staff John Kelly has been locked in an internal struggle with President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner over his access to highly classified information for weeks now, a confrontation that has escalated amid a recent policy overhaul and the resignation of a staff secretary who was accused of spousal abuse.


Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea's financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges.


Thomson Reuters says CEO Jim Smith to make full recovery after arrhythmia incident

TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith is in stable condition after an arrhythmia incident on Feb. 12 and is expected to be released from hospital within the next two weeks.


Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil in coming weeks

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products.


World stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks break recovery streak with U.S. and China closed

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - World stocks were set to post their first loss in five days on Monday, breaking a winning streak that saw them recover almost half their losses from a violent sell-off two weeks ago.

Opinion: The consequences of inaction in Syria are about to become alarmingly clear

Over the past few weeks, the shadow cast by Syria's conflict has been growing longer and darker.


Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.


Cyclone Kelvin lashes West Australia, no damage reported to mines, gas projects

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Kelvin hit the resource-rich north coast of Western Australia on Sunday, lashing it with strong winds and causing floods that could cut the main highway for up to two weeks.


Israel's Netanyahu condemns Polish PM for 'Jewish perpetrators' comment

WARSAW (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two as well as Poles and others, just weeks after Warsaw drew criticism over a new Holocaust law.