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Initial NAFTA talks conclude amid signs that schedule could slip

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Austria joins Germany in condemning Erdogan interference

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria has joined neighbor Germany in its criticism of the Turkish President over inflammatory comments ahead of the European Union members' forthcoming elections.

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North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."

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Spy planes keep an eye on North Korea

CNN's Alexandra Field visits Osan Air Base in South Korea, the launch site for US spy planes on missions over the Korean peninsula.

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'Dragon Lady' keeps an eye on North Korea

The first flight takes off from Osan Air Base just after daybreak, ascending high above the Korean Peninsula to collect and send critical data back to US military headquarters in South Korea.

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With Color and Fury, Anti-American Posters Appear in North Korea

The posters were unveiled this past week amid tensions over the country’s nuclear program.

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News Analysis: With Bannon’s Ouster, Question Remains Whether His Agenda Will Be Erased, Too

Although Stephen K. Bannon lost as often as he won in White House debates, his departure could tip the balance on trade, climate, China and Afghanistan.

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Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

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52 Places to Go: Drinking in Northwest Puerto Rico

Travel along the coast of Northwest Puerto Rico, where vendors and bartenders use machetes, ice picks and delicate herbs to create their drinks.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) - In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards - not tanks - that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war.

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Guam residents on missile threats || A beach resort in Syria || That and more are the best reads of the week

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed in a busy news week.

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Within hours of being fired, Trump's former chief strategist gets his old job back at far-right news site

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Bannon Said to Be Planning His Return to Breitbart News

A comeback of its onetime chairman could help reanimate the website as a gathering spot for President Trump’s most ardent populist supporters.

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Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) - The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles.

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Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah.

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President angry with chief strategist who was quoted contradicting Trump on N. Korea

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN on Friday.

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Ranchers in parched U.S. Northern Plains welcome hay lottery

(Reuters) - Hundreds of livestock ranchers in the drought-stricken U.S. Northern Plains are embracing what organizers say is the first lottery designed to provide some much-needed relief to their operations.

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U.S., South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will start a joint exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) on Aug. 21 lasting through Aug. 31, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions had escalated over North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons program.

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Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers

GESCHER, Germany (Reuters) - As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.

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Roadside bomb kills three soldiers in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb in northern Burkina Faso on Thursday killed three soldiers and wounded two, the military said.

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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an enemy of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against her and other major parties in next month's elections.

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Six South Korean soldiers hurt, seventh dies in training session, army official says

SEOUL (Reuters) - An explosion during an artillery exercise on Friday injured six South Korean soldiers and killed a seventh, a South Korean army official told Reuters.

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Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general repeated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

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Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes north of Ascension Island: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck on Friday in the South Atlantic Ocean about 790 km (490 miles) north of Ascension Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

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UPDATE 1-Car owners' lawyers accuse GM of threats in ignition switch deal

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Lawyers for car owners suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other defects on Thursday accused the carmaker of meddling in settlement talks and having issued threats that led to the canceling of an agreement.

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South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, removing an obstacle to trade that stemmed from worries about avian flu.

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Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users' interests

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world's largest social media network.

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Many who groom pubic hair end up with minor injuries

(Reuters Health) - Most adults in the United States groom their pubic hair, and a significant percentage of them end up with cuts and infections as a result, researchers say.

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N.Korea posters boast U.S. in 'strike range' of missiles

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn't violate rights

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo enters North American market

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo has launched its services in Seattle, its first North American city, as part of efforts to expand internationally.

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Germany's Lufthansa looking to buy majority of Air Berlin planes

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa is considering buying a majority of insolvent Air Berlin's aircraft, two people familiar with the matter said, as the government and rivals race to carve it up.

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Turkey criticizes Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policy

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.

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U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.

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What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.

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S. Korea's President pledges 'no war on Korean peninsula'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said US and South Korean policies are aligned on North Korea and promised there "will be no war on the Korean peninsula ever again."

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South Korea's Moon says North Korean nuclear-tipped ICBM is a 'red line'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

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South Korea Says Trump Will Seek Its Consent for Any Strike on North

Assuring his people “there will be no war,” President Moon Jae-in said that the United States had promised to consult with South Korea before acting.

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South Korea's Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul's approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea.

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North Korea gives US a clear choice

US President Donald Trump implied in one of his latest tweets that he forced North Korea to back down over its threat to Guam. It's a dangerous misperception that could cause the crisis to escalate and Trump to miss what could be the best chance he will have to halt the tests of missiles that can now threaten the American homeland.

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Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

* Dollar drops after Fed minutes, Trump disbands advisory councils

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Violence prompts U.S. Congress to discuss militant threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly.

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A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

Eboni K. Williams, a Fox host, strongly criticized the president’s remarks. She said the network expressed no concern.

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News Analysis: Trump Refuses to Set a Moral Standard, Abandoning a Traditional Duty

The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.

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U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words

The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed.

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Looming War Games Alarm North Korea, but May Be a Bargaining Chip

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which are set to begin Monday, could provide an opening for efforts to reduce tensions over the North’s nuclear program.

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China’s Crackdown on North Korea Over U.N. Sanctions Starts to Pinch

A ban on North Korean seafood exports began to be felt this week, curtailing an easy source of cash for the North Korean government but angering Chinese wholesalers.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches next move by "Yankees"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches "Yankees'" next move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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Turkey asks Germany to extradite coup suspect: foreign minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has asked Germany to extradite a theology lecturer suspected of playing a major role in last year's failed coup, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.

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Northern China air quality worsens in January-July: ministry

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air quality worsened in China's northern region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei in the first seven months of this year, piling pressure on authorities to crack down on firms in their efforts to meet politically crucial 2017 pollution targets.

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After Trump's remarks, Fox News focuses on the left and the media

Only Fox News can bring down President Trump, a recent New York Times op-ed argued. "If Fox turns, it's inevitable," it said.

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UK could continue EU peace funding for Northern Ireland after Brexit, May says

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain will consider replacing some European Union funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar revived by US data tonic, N.Korea respite

SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered down a little.

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Dollar revived by upbeat U.S. data, North Korea respite

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions over North Korea simmered down little.

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Trump Reminded Threats Work Differently in Diplomacy Than in Real Estate

President Trump is accustomed to using strong statements as a negotiating tactic. But on the global stage, the politics of intimidation can get complicated.

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Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests

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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit.

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How surprised Trump aides watched the news conference

President Donald Trump, in his most comfortable element at the gilded Trump Tower on Tuesday as he took questions from reporters, was surrounded by approving aides as he took jabs at the media.

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US intel: N. Korea didn't need Ukraine's help with rocket engine

A US intelligence official knocked down claims that North Korea may have used illicit trade networks to purchase powerful rocket engines once produced by a Ukrainian factory that were instrumental to the Soviet missile program.

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Donald Trump, Charlottesville, North Korea: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York

President Trump on Tuesday made remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate statues, his outlook on Stephen Bannon and more.

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BRIEF-GG North America Investments Limited Partnership announces acquisition of 5,000,000 units of Terra Firma Capital Corporation

* GG North America Investments Limited Partnership announces acquisition of 5,000,000 units of Terra Firma Capital Corporation

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Hurricane Gert strengthens, moving faster toward north-northeast: NHC

(Reuters) - Gert, the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season, became a little stronger and was moving faster toward the north-northeast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, yields climb on retail data, N. Korea lull

* Gold down; oil flat after Monday's 2.5 pct fall (Updates to late afternoon)

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Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

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Flimsy evidence behind many FDA approvals

(Reuters Health) - Many drugs granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, and the same is true for most high-risk medical devices, according to two new reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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BRIEF-Sentient iv acquires securities of North American Nickel Inc.

* Sentient Iv acquires securities of north american nickel inc.

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BRIEF-Facebook says making updates to its News Feed design

* Facebook Inc says will be making a few updates to its design over coming weeks to make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate‍​

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China tells US and North Korea to cool it

China urged the US and North Korea to urgently "put the brakes" on provocative actions and words on Tuesday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to back away from a threat to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that unilateral military action over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program would be intolerable.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tensions ease

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.

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Iran’s President Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

Hassan Rouhani says he could revive uranium-enrichment activities in “hours” if the American government imposes any further sanctions.

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Germany awards licenses to increase onshore wind capacity by 1 GW

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany will increase its onshore wind energy capacity by more than 1 gigawatt, equal to that of a nuclear plant, under new licenses awarded on Tuesday, its network regulator said.

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Protesters pull down Confederate statue in North Carolina

A protest in Durham, North Carolina, organized to stand in solidarity with anti-racist activists in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn Monday when participants toppled a Confederate statue.

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Theories Abound Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

President Trump’s reluctance to single out the far right reflects a view widely held by conservatives that the news media willingly overlooks left-wing extremism.

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Germany provides 150 mln euro bridging loan to insolvent Air Berlin

BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Germany has made a bridging loan of 150 million euros ($176.16 million) available to Air Berlin to ensure flights continue after the airline filed for insolvency, two German ministries said on Tuesday.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures rise as North Korea tensions ebb

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, helped by an easing of tensions around North Korea that drove investors away from riskier assets last week.

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METALS-China ban order on N.Korea exports gives lead a fillip

* Chinese Jan-June lead ore imports from N.Korea up 49 pct (Adds comments, updates prices, changes dateline from SYDNEY)

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EMERGING MARKETS-Dollar rise cancels out boost from N.Korea relief

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A stronger dollar weighed on emerging assets on Tuesday, with stocks and currencies failing to benefit from an easing of the North Korea standoff.

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North Korea Says It Will Wait ‘a Little More’ Before Acting on Guam Threat

Pyongyang said that it would assess “the foolish and stupid conduct” of the United States before firing missiles toward the island as it has threatened to do.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares rally, yen and gold fall as Korea tensions ease

* Yen, Swiss franc fall vs dollar, Dudley comments support greenback

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Nikkei rebounds, snaps 4-day losing streak as North Korea fears ease

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rebounded on Tuesday, snapping a four-day losing streak and moving away from a three-month low hit on the previous day after Wall Street cheered easing tensions between the United States and North Korea eased.

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Laura Ingraham could get a talk show on Fox News

Longtime Fox News contributor and fill-in host Laura Ingraham is in line for her own show on the channel, possibly in a key prime time hour.

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Nikkei rebounds sharply as North Korea fears ease

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rebounded sharply on Tuesday morning and moved away from a three-month low hit on the previous day after Wall Street rallied as tensions between the United States and North Korea eased.

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Asian shares, dollar rally as North Korea blinks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signaled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, dollar rally as N. Korea blinks

TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the dollar firmed on Tuesday after North Korea's leader signalled that he would delay plans to fire a missile near Guam, further easing tensions and prompting investors to move back into riskier assets.

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Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

A fragile Latin American alliance against a march toward dictatorship in Venezuela is under strain, and memories of past invasions have reawakened.

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The President on Monday said what many thought he should have expressed two days ago

Even the walls of Donald Trump's private New Jersey golf club weren't enough to shield the President from the withering criticism he endured for 48 hours this weekend.

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Mattis: If North Korea hits Guam 'then it's game on'

Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a strong warning to North Korea Monday: "If they shoot at the United States, I'm assuming they've hit the United States. ... If they do that, then it's game on."

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US STOCKS-Wall St jumps as N. Korea tensions wane; S&P 500 up 1 pct

* Indexes up: Dow 0.6 pct, S&P 1 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct (Updates close with Snap volume, Pandora Media up after the bell)

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U.S. will take out any North Korean missile seen as hitting Guam: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would know the trajectory of a missile fired by North Korea within moments and would "take it out" if the missile looked like hitting the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises, led by financials as U.S.-N.Korea tensions ease

TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as investors jumped back into riskier assets as some tensions eased over North Korea, with heavyweight financials leading gains, while lower oil prices weighed on energy shares.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Trump's words were too little too late, many say

It took President Donald Trump less than an hour to denounce Merck Pharma's Ken Frazier on Twitter after the executive resigned from the President's Manufacturing Council.

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Trump to CNN's Jim Acosta: You're fake news

President Donald Trump rejected CNN's Jim Acosta's request to answer questions following an event at the White House, calling CNN "fake news."

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Germany's Merkel heckled by right-wingers at campaign rally

GELNHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was booed and whistled at by supporters of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a campaign rally on Monday as she sought to persuade voters to grant her a fourth term in next month's election.

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Trump says may pardon Arizona ex-sheriff Arpaio: Fox News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is "seriously considering" pardoning Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff found guilty last month of criminal contempt for violating the terms of a 2011 court order in a racial profiling case, Fox News reported on Monday.

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U.S. General and South Korean Leader Push for Diplomacy on North Korea

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said the priority on North Korea was to support diplomatic and economic measures. China said it would enforce new sanctions.

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US STOCKS-S&P, Nasdaq rise 1 pct as N. Korea tensions wane

* S&P on track to post biggest one-day gain in about 4 months

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares, U.S. dollar climb as N.Korea fears abate

* Stocks gain as officials try to ease N. Korea fears (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rallies shortly after open as North Korea tensions ease

TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, as tensions over North Korea eased and investors returned to riskier assets, but resource stocks fell broadly as the price of safe-haven gold slipped.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tension eases

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions ease slightly

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Between old foe and aggressive ally, no honeymoon for South Korea's Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - Just over three months in office, South Korea's president is finding little room to maneuver between old enemy North Korea and increasing combativeness from long-time ally, the United States.

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Court finds defrauding Islamic State is a crime in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of attempting to defraud Islamic State, a court spokeswoman said on Monday, granting legal protection to a group viewed as terrorists by the European Union.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares, dollar rise after week of N.Korea-driven losses

* European shares rebound 0.8 percent, world stocks up 0.2 pct

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China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry issued on Monday an order banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month.

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Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say

Investigators are focusing on the factory as a black-market source for North Korea, a new report and classified intelligence assessments say.

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Nikkei falls to lowest since May as North Korea tension offsets solid GDP growth

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average on Monday tumbled 1.0 percent to a 3-1/2-month low following a holiday weekend, as tension between the United States and North Korea prompted investors to shed riskier assets.

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RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors ponder further shocks after North Korea jolt

* Steep drops a fading memory on Wall Street: http://tmsnrt.rs/2fvKFIV

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Tillerson, Mattis: No desire to harm N.Koreans

As America's top military official arrived in South Korea, two of the Trump administration's most senior figures attempted to present a clear, united position on North Korea's ongoing threats.

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North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet: South Korea

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

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Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will 'poison' relations

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday.

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Nikkei falls to near 3-month low as firm yen, North Korea tension offsets strong GDP

TOKYO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to near a three-month low on Monday, recoiling in response to a stronger yen as tensions between the United States and North Korea prompted investors to dump riskier assets.

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North Korea still needs time to perfect re-entry technology: South Korea vice defense minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead is advancing quickly, South Korea's vice defense minister said.

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In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

During heightened tensions, thousands of young people turned out to a concert near the demilitarized zone.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Charlottesville, Pakistan: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Warlike talk on North Korea is huge risk

President Donald Trump has caused the world to tremble and stock markets to drop with his off-the-cuff threats against North Korea. Although most commentators have naturally argued that this is another "unprecedented" moment for America, that's not exactly accurate.

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Japan preps for possible North Korea attack

Japan's missile interceptors are in position to thwart a possible North Korean missile launch. CNN'S Kyung Lah reports.

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Canadian pastor sees his release from North Korea as goodwill gesture

TORONTO (Reuters) - A 62-year-old Canadian pastor held in a North Korean prison for more than 2 1/2 years said he suspected his life sentence was commuted last week to help reduce pressure on Pyongyang.

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Former spy chief: Denuclearized North Korea not in the cards

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN contributor, said Sunday that he does not foresee a scenario where North Korea relinquishes its nuclear weapons.

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Canadian church welcomes pastor home from North Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - The congregation of one of Canada's largest churches welcomed their former pastor home on Sunday, the day after his return from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned for more than 2 1/2 years.

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Fareed: Trump has mishandled N. Korea

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says President Trump and his administration has mishandled the North Korea crisis with possibly dangerous consequences.

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Two U.S. service members killed, five injured in northern Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured during combat operations in northern Iraq on Sunday, the military said.

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Clapper: No path to nuclear-free N. Korea

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says he doesn't see any path to a denuclearized North Korea.

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CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July.

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Egyptian train crews held following fatal crash: state news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the detention of the train drivers and their assistants involved in the fatal collision in Alexandria on Friday, state news agency MENA said.

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Charlottesville, North Korea, Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Northern Indian state suspends hospital chief after deaths of 60 children

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has suspended the head of a hospital where at least 60 children died, while the federal health minister on Sunday vowed action against the culprits, as state and hospital officials traded blame over funding matters.

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Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US-territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days.

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North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China (Reuters) - Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labor across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters.

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A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Cautious on China Inquiry Over Intellectual Property Theft

The president is seeking to fulfill hard-edge campaign promises on trade without alienating Beijing during the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

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Trump Condemns Violence on ‘Many Sides’ in Charlottesville

Speaking from his golf club in New Jersey, the president did not specifically criticize the marching white supremacists or their Nazi-era slogans.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Eyes China Sanctions While Seeking Its Help on North Korea

The American president is trying to enlist Beijing in his struggle with North Korea even as the White House is set to announce trade crackdown.

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Canadian pastor returns home after release from N. Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian pastor who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than two years has arrived home in Canada, where he was resting after being reunited with his family on Saturday, a family spokeswoman said.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

Many in Washington and capitals across the Pacific are wondering whether President Trump’s fusillade of apocalyptic threats was more method or madness.

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Canadian pastor returns home after release from North Korean prison

TORONTO (Reuters) - Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim on Saturday arrived home in Canada, where he was resting after being reunited with his family following a long trek from North Korea, where he had been imprisoned since 2015, according to a family spokeswoman.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Guam Governor Says Trump Told Him North Korea Threats Will Increase Tourism

Gov. Eddie Calvo uploaded his phone call with President Trump to social media. Some residents of Guam were appalled at the talk about tourism amid talk of missile strikes.

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In call with Trump, China's Xi urges restraint over North Korea

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping said there needs to be a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear issue, and in a telephone call with U.S. President Donald Trump he urged all sides to avoid words or action that raise tensions.

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China tries to cool off the saber-rattling over North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint during a phone call Saturday with President Donald Trump over the escalating tensions with North Korea.

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Deadly tornado hits northern China, killing five

BEIJING (Reuters) - A tornado struck northern China, lashing it with rain, killing five people, injuring more than 50 and destroying homes in a major city in Inner Mongolia, state media said on Saturday.

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How U.S. Military Actions Could Play Out in North Korea

Military officials insist no action is imminent. But both pre-emptive and defensive options are available, should President Trump choose them. Here’s a breakdown.

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Who's really upping the ante on North Korea

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Opinion: Brutal talk is exactly what North Korea needs to hear

The North Korea crisis is deadly serious and President Donald Trump is pursuing a dangerous path, escalating tensions with his "fire and fury" and "locked and loaded" comments. His unpredictable behavior is being met with predictable criticism from the left.

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Trump on North Korea: Hopefully it'll work out

President Trump discusses North Korea and addresses the media in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Mayhem: A Memoir (Book) nytimes.com

Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?

Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.

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Trump, North Korea, Perseids: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Canada minister spoke to North Korean counterpart ahead of pastor's release

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she spoke briefly with her North Korean counterpart at a meeting in Manila on Sunday, days before Pyongyang released Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim from a prison where he was serving a life sentence.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

‘No Mixed Messages’ on North Korea? Take a Closer Look

President Trump claims his administration’s response to North Korea weapons tests has been consistent. Here's what officials actually said.

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President warns North Korean leader against overt threats to US territories or allies

President Donald Trump said Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

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BRIEF-Northern Power Systems Q2 revenue $17.8 mln

* Northern Power Systems Corp - revenues for three months ended June 30, 2017 were $17.8 million, compared to $8.7 million in Q2 of 2016

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US STOCKS-Wall St rises on Fed bets but N.Korea mutes gains

* Consumer price index up 0.1 pct in July vs estimated 0.2 pct

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Hear Trump's latest comments on North Korea

President Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

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U.S. diplomat engaging in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea: AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has been engaging in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, the Associated Press reported on Friday, as President Donald Trump stepped up his warnings to Pyongyang amid rising tensions in the region.

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UPDATE 3-North Dakota oil production slips about 1 pct in June

Aug 11 (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil output slipped about 1 percent in June but should remain above 1 million barrels per day for the foreseeable future, state officials said on Friday.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

American Allies and Adversaries Urge Caution on North Korea

World powers in Europe and the Pacific expressed concern about the bellicose rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang.

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President again warns North Korean leader against threatening US territories or allies

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4 ways China could pressure North Korea

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

News Analysis: Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin

The Russian leader ordered the United States to cut its staff in the country, and President Trump thanked him.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: Fruit Cobbler Shows Off Its Many Sides

This summer standby can be made with pie crust, biscuits or cake — but its greatest versatility lies in the fruit you use.

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30 children die in hospital in northern India: medical official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thirty children have died at a hospital in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh since Wednesday due to encephalitis and delivery-related issues, a senior medical official said on Friday.

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It never got paid for the Volvos, but could Sweden mediate with North Korea?

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has not yet been paid by North Korea for the hundreds of Volvo saloons it imported in the 1970s and which can still be seen on the streets of the communist country.

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Russia's society: Why so many oligarchs?

Haute couture, private jets and super yachts: Russia's all about conspicuous consumption. But the country's also home to millions living below the poverty line. CNN's Clarissa Ward explains how this huge inequality came about.

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N.Korea warns of nuclear war, Trump says U.S. is 'locked and loaded'

BEDMINSTER, N.J./BEIJING (Reuters) - President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying what he called U.S. military solutions were "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.

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U.S. diplomat engaging in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea - AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has been engaging in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, the Associated Press reported on Friday, as President Donald Trump stepped up his warnings to Pyongyang amid rising tensions in the region.

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One injured after blast destroys house in northern England, police say

LONDON (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a house in northern England and injured one person, police said on Friday, adding that the blast was not caused by militant activity.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Trump Says Military Is ‘Locked and Loaded, Should North Korea Act Unwisely’

In his third warning of the week, the president said that he hoped Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, “will find another path!”

North Korea nytimes.com

South Korea Says U.S. Promises Coordination in Standoff With North

Amid jitters over President Trump’s escalating war of words with North Korea, the South said that Seoul and Washington had reaffirmed a pledge to work together to ensure safety.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Tensions Between U.S. and North Korea Spur Global Stock Sell-Off

Concern in the markets was a shift from the general upswing in American share prices during the Trump administration.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

Scientists say the island’s military installations and tourism industry could be imperiled by erosion, heat waves and harsher storms.

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Trump: military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday with a reference to American weapons as being "locked and loaded."

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Mattis claims North Korea diplomacy is working

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has insisted that diplomatic efforts to contain the threat posed by North Korea are working, and remain the favored means for solving the crisis.

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After years, South Koreans worry about North: food sales up, civil drills expanded

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Koreans are buying more ready to eat meals and the government plans to expand nation-wide civil defense drills planned for this month as rhetoric between North Korea and the United States ramps up tension.

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North Korea, Donald Trump, Google: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Germany believes European Commission will propose electric cars quotas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany believes the European Commission will propose quotas for electric cars in it next review of measures to cut emissions, a spokesman for the German environment ministry said on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left on the North Korean Nuclear Threat

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the growing tensions with North Korea.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot

North Korea’s accelerating military advances — and President Trump’s volatile response — could complicate Japan’s close alliance with the United States.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks plunge on N.Korea fears, set for worst 2017 week

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks fell 1.4 percent to one-month lows on Friday and were set for their worst weekly performance since mid-December as tension between North Korea and the United States racheted up.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-North Korea nerves push stocks to worst week since November

* Stocks biggest weekly fall, VIX biggest rise since Trump election

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BRIEF-Germany's ARD, ZDF sub-license Olympics right from Discovery

* Says ARD, ZDF strike deal with Discovery Communications to broadcast Olympic Games from 2018-2024 Further company coverage:

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Conan sings a lullaby about North Korea

Like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Conan wants to make sure Americans rest soundly, so he wrote a lullaby about the situation in North Korea.

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Hong Kong shares suffer worst week in 2017 on North Korea jitters

Aug 11 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares fell 2 percent on Friday, dragged down by a sell-off in internet-related shares and fears over the impact of rising tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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METALS-Shanghai metals fall on U.S.-N Korea tensions

SYDNEY, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Chinese base metals traded lower on Friday, pressured by uncertainty over U.S.-North Korea tensions that was shifting investment into gold and low-risk instruments.

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Dutch bank ING thrives in Germany with zero-fee, online-only accounts

* ING CEO Hamers: internet banking is cheaper, easier, better

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Some in South Korea call for nuclear weapons

South Koreans have been under threat for decades, but rising tensions have led to renewed calls for renewing "nuclear balance" on the peninsula. CNN's Alexandra Field has more.

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First minutes would be critical in fight with North Korea with millions in the crossfire

It's the no-win situation that can only be imagined by US military officials tasked with preparing for a worst-case scenario -- conducting a preemptive strike on North Korea.

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WRAPUP 1-China should be neutral if N.Korea fires first on U.S. - Global Times

* Global Times: China should be neutral if N.Korea attacks U.S.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

News Analysis: Wrestling With North Korea, Trump Finds Perilous Options

The president has made clear that he wants to deny North Korea long-range nuclear capability, but even a limited strike could prompt Kim Jong-un to retaliate.

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BRIEF-NorthWest Healthcare Properties reports quarterly FFO per unit $0.24

* Qtrly FFO per unit $0.24 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Asia stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify

SINGAPORE, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Asian stocks slumped on Friday as tensions ramped up between the U.S. and North Korea, sending investors into less risky assets such as gold, the yen and U.S. government bonds.