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Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

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Little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor launches presidential bid

CARACAS (Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence in Latin American politics.

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Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History

A librarian going through a book at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., found a thin envelope that may add to the odd history of a founding father’s hair.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

In an era of disunity, partisanship and allegations of Russian election meddling, the first president’s farewell address seems prescient.

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News Analysis: U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies

After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

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Estonia calls for EU to spend more for defense in border states

MUNICH (Reuters) - Estonia, worried about a continued Russian military buildup, on Sunday called for the European Union to spend more on the defense of its external borders.

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Second Afghan governor defies President Ghani

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined the weakness of the Western-backed government in Kabul.

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When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States

New taxes and fees on ride-hailing services have raised millions of dollars for transportation, infrastructure, and even public schools.

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Leftist and young buck lead as Mexico parties make presidential picks

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's political parties will formally choose presidential candidates on Sunday, setting the stage for a race between a leftist holding a strong lead, a young leader of a right-left coalition catching up, and a trailing ruling party candidate.

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Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine attorney Jude Sabio says he hasn't been home for a year, steers clear of public events and is forever looking over his shoulder after accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of crimes against humanity.

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President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is the Rage in India

President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.

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The President tweets that the special counsel's indictments show that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the election

The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

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French President Macron's approval rating falls below 50 percent: Ifop

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.

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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.

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South Korean filmmaker hopeful Olympics will improve ties with North

BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk said on Saturday he hoped for an improvement in relations between North and South Korea given both countries were taking part in the Olympics on the southern part of the peninsula.

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Iranian president pledges to stick to nuclear deal commitments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.

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Analysis: Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more tragedy, scandal and rancor than a conventional president would hope to face in a full year.

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South Korea puts brakes on hopes for quick talks with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Saturday it was too early to talk about hosting a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hinting he would not rush the matter.

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Iranian President says will adhere to nuclear deal commitments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program.

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South Korea official floats idea of co-hosting Asian Games with North

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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South Korea province considers plan to host Asia games with North Korea: Yonhap

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A South Korean province is considering a proposal to co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with North Korea in a bid to strengthen inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said on Saturday, quoting provincial governor Choi Moon-soon.

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Weinstein Company Fires David Glasser, Its President

The move to get rid of the man the Weinsteins called their “third brother” comes at an urgent moment for the troubled company.

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Former U.S. presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation about a return to national politics.

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Exclusive: Haiti president says many aid organizations hid misconduct

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti's president said on Friday that sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam was only the tip of an "iceberg" and called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organizations which came to the country after its 2010 earthquake.

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News Analysis: Indictments Present a New Political Reality for a President Crying ‘Hoax’

By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.

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Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.

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College in Washington state on lockdown after reports of gunfire

Highline College in Washington state is on lockdown after reports of gunfire on the campus south of Seattle, the college said Friday morning in Facebook posts and automated phone recordings. "Lockdown. This is not a drill. Close doors, close windows. Police are responding to campus," one post reads.

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Washington Post: Embattled VA secretary met with White House chief of staff

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin met Thursday with White House chief of staff John Kelly amid scrutiny of Shulkin's travel practices during a 2017 European trip, according to The Washington Post.

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Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

At the Olympics, curious onlookers scrutinize visitors from the isolated North and wonder what a peek at a broader world could achieve.

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Former presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation that he would return to national politics.

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Analysis: Washington's political impotence is on full display

In Washington, political alienation is now so intense that the world's most powerful nation can't agree how to keep its next generation safe in school -- or fix the system regulating immigration, the human lifeblood which has been America's foundation.

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NY Post cover: 'Mr. President, please act'

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BRIEF-United Therapeutics Settles Patent Litigation With Actavis Laboratories FL

* UNITED THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF PATENT LITIGATION WITH ACTAVIS LABORATORIES FL, INC. RELATING TO ORENITRAM

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On Washington: No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust

After raising expectations of an old-school fight, the Senate ended up gridlocked as usual, as leaders shied away from politically charged votes.

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Most North Koreans Can’t Actually Watch the Olympic Games

The government isn’t eager to remind them that South Korea is prosperous enough to be able to host the games.

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No 'bloody nose' plan for North Korea: U.S. official, senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The senior U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton, said on Thursday she understood the Trump administration had no strategy for a so-called bloody nose strike on North Korea, but Pyongyang would be forced to give up its nuclear weapons "one way or another."

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Opinion: Don't tell me about the warning signs, President Trump

It's not easy to predict who will murder someone -- or to stop them, even when you respond to the "warning signs." I know from first-hand experience.

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Fit City: Orthodox Jew, Unorthodox Boxing Teacher

Yuri Foreman, a former world champion and now a rabbi, teaches a class of devoted students every week at the 92nd Street Y.

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Washington state likely to deny permits for Trump oil drilling plan: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state is preparing to reject land leases and easements to stymie the Trump administration's plan to allow oil drilling off its shores, an official of the Pacific northwest state said on Thursday.

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Sinn Fein leader says there will be more Northern Ireland talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said on Thursday there would be more talks on restoring devolved government in Northern Ireland, but the timing was uncertain.

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Three more states are investigating Aetna

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress.

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Mandela's chosen one gets his turn as South Africa's president

It was the moment Cyril Ramaphosa wanted in 1999. The former anti-apartheid activist was Nelson Mandela's favorite to succeed him as leader of the African National Congress and South African president, but the party overlooked him in a crushing blow to his political ambitions.

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North Korean athletes, a diplomatic bargain at $2,300 each

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - How much is a North Korean athlete worth?

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North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men's hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.

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States seek to import cheaper drugs from Canada

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South Africa's parliament to elect a new President

South Africa's parliament is expected to meet Thursday to elect a new President after Jacob Zuma's late night resignation ended a protracted campaign to push him from office.

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Presidents react to mass shootings

Pres. Trump and his three predecessors have had to respond to mass shootings, often addressing the nation's concerns while encouraging unity and healing.

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Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish and British governments will seek a way to get talks on restoring Northern Ireland's power-sharing government back on track and neither is contemplating a return of direct rule from London, Ireland's foreign minister said on Thursday.

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Taiwan president wishes China happy new year, gets warm response

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wished "friends" in China a happy Lunar New Year on Thursday, drawing a surprisingly warm reaction from Chinese state media which is more used to disparaging her as a dangerous separatist.

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North America's most Chinese city

A trip to eat the world's best dumplings might be shorter than expected for those in North America: Forget Shanghai and head to Richmond, British Columbia, a bustling suburb of Vancouver and the most Chinese city in on the continent.

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Japan's Abe, Trump agree to keep up pressure on North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to keep up pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang abandons its nuclear and missile programs, Japan's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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Indigenous Mexican presidential candidate injured in highway accident

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The first indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency was injured and at least one other person killed when a van in which she was traveling was involved in an accident in western Baja California state on Wednesday, campaign social media said.

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Indigenous Mexican presidential candidate involved in highway accident

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A van carrying the first indigenous woman to run for the Mexican presidency was involved in a highway accident on Wednesday in western Baja California state that killed at least one person and injured the candidate, according to social media associated with her campaign.

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President Zuma, you will not be missed

In March 2009, less than two months before Jacob Zuma assumed office as the fourth President of post-apartheid South Africa, the Dalai Lama's visa application to enter the country was denied. The Tibetan spiritual leader had been scheduled to attend a peace conference in Johannesburg, on the invitation of fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and F.W. de Klerk.

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Zuma quits, ending scandal-plagued term as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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Egyptian authorities detain former Islamist presidential candidate

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces detained former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

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South Africa's President resigns

Jacob Zuma is quitting as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party.

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Zuma quits as President of South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

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Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President

Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

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Egypt orders detention of former Islamist presidential candidate

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the arrest of former Islamist Presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state television reported on Wednesday.

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Any U.S. talks with North Korea would press denuclearization demand: Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is open to talks with North Korea, but only to convey the U.S. stance that "the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet" must give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday.

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Northern Ireland talks collapse, London says deal still possible

BELFAST (Reuters) - Talks to restart Northern Ireland's power-sharing government broke down yet again on Wednesday, the province's main parties said, blaming each other, though Britain held out hope that a solution could still be reached.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Romney to run for Senate: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will run for a U.S. Senate seat representing Utah and plans to announce his bid online on Thursday, a source familiar with Romney's plans said.

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What North Korea's Olympic delegation saw for the first time

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North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion.

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BRIEF-Constellation Brands Names Bill Newlands President And COO, Rob Sands Remains CEO

* BILL NEWLANDS NAMED CONSTELLATION BRANDS PRESIDENT AND COO; ROB SANDS REMAINS CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The President's personal lawyer says he paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006

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White triumph caps golden century for United States

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Snowboarder Shaun White's halfpipe victory at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday earned the United States its landmark 100th Winter Games gold medal, prompting a series of celebratory messages on social media.

United Airlines nytimes.com

Engine Cover Blows Off on United Airlines Flight

The plane landed safely in Honolulu after the engine casing came off midflight. A passenger said a loud bang was followed by violent shaking.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Is North Korea Causing Trouble or Giving Peace a Chance?

The question shouldn’t keep the two sides from meeting to resolve a nuclear standoff.

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Scary landing after United jet loses cowling

A United flight made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Tuesday after a piece of the cover came off the right engine on a flight from San Francisco, United spokesman Charles Hobart said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Ivanka Trump of North Korea? Oh, Please

Don’t blur the difference between a rogue state and America.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jacob Zuma, North Korea, Julian Assange: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican presidential candidate denounced on Tuesday alleged surveillance of his movements by the government and demanded an explanation, the latest in a series of accusations that Mexico is spying without due cause on its own citizens.

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The GOP could get their top North Dakota Senate prospect, after all

Rep. Kevin Cramer could run against North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, after all -- potentially reversing one of Republicans' biggest recruiting misses of the 2018 midterm elections.

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White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports.

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U.S. intelligence chief says North Korea 'decision time' is near

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that time was running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Iraq Donor Conference Heads Toward Embarrassing Failure

Iraq received only $4 billion of the $88 billion it says it needs, and none from the United States, threatening efforts to stabilize the country.

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Blackstone names real estate chief Gray president in succession move

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP said on Tuesday that Jonathan Gray, who turned the buyout firm into the world's biggest real estate investor as head of its property business, will take over from Tony James as president, setting him up as successor to Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman.

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone names real estate chief Gray president in succession move

* Gray built up Blackstone's real estate unit (Adds CEO quote, context on real estate business and industry)

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U.S. can sue UnitedHealth in $1 billion Medicare case, judge rules

(Reuters) - A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Justice Department can move forward with a lawsuit claiming UnitedHealth Group Inc wrongly retained more than $1 billion from the government healthcare program Medicare.

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For North Korean Skaters, the Short Program Is Part of a Bigger Plan

“I want to continue to improve until I become world champion,” the North Korean skater Ryom Tae-ok said before the pairs competition.

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ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'.

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BRIEF-Mimecast Says It Has Moved Its North American Headquarters To Lexington, Massachusetts

* MIMECAST LTD SAYS IT HAS MOVED ITS NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS TO LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Never mind the minders: united Korea team bonds to K-pop

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women's ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.

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A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa President

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Zuma, a masterful politician who has escaped many dire predicaments throughout his career, would oppose the effort.

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Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

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Don't take the president literally, aide says, after women deride 'macho-fascist' Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte should be taken seriously, but not literally, his spokesman said on Tuesday, after the controversial leader drew criticism for saying he once ordered soldiers to shoot female Maoist insurgents in the genitals.

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North and South Korea must remember Trump is watching

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Russia accuses United States of undermining Syria integrity: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that in Syria the United States has been acting unilaterally in a "dangerous way", undermining the country's integrity, RIA news agency said.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Washington Is Willing to Talk With North Korea, the South’s President Says

The United States “has expressed its willingness to start dialogue with the North,” said a spokesman for President Moon Jae-in, who met with Vice President Mike Pence last week.

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Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in South Korea scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 3-Lotte chief and ex-president's friend jailed in S. Korea scandal

* Corruption scandal rocked S.Korea's political, business elite

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Don't be shy: EU ombudsman urges states to end secrecy of debates

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments should not hide their debates behind a wall of secrecy but openly declare their positions on proposed EU laws, the bloc's independent civic rights supervisor said in a report on Tuesday.

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North Korean pair eye points not prizes, coach says

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean pair figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik will chase the modest goal of recording a personal best score when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a coach who works with them said on Tuesday.

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ANC decides to remove Zuma as South African President

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'.

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North Korea warms to South Korea after visit, volume down on border propaganda

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader said he wants to boost the "warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue" with South Korea after his high-level delegation returned from a visit to the South, as his foes reiterated the need to keep up maximum pressure and sanctions.

Cheerleaders nytimes.com

A Night Out With North Korea’s Cheerleaders: Matching Snowsuits, Military Discipline and Chaperoned Bathroom Trips

They have garnered more attention than most athletes competing at the Winter Games. “Goodbye!” they called out to an empty arena before boarding buses back to their condos.

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BRIEF-NorthWestern Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.98

* ‍ANNOUNCES 4.8% INCREASE TO QUARTERLY DIVIDEND TO $0.55 PER SHARE PAYABLE MARCH 30, 2018​

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Trump tells Putin more steps needed to scrap North Korea nuclear program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who complained last month that Moscow was "not helping us at all with North Korea," told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that more needs to be done to scrap Pyongyang's nuclear program, the White House said.

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President's budget includes a plan for 'Blue Apron'-style boxes of food along with a big cut to food stamps

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Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea while applying 'maximum pressure'

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has appeared to endorse deeper post-Olympics engagement between South and North Korea that could lead to direct U.S. talks, but has agreed with Seoul that sanctions must be intensified to push Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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Head held high, Kim's sister returns to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.

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Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea alongside 'intensified' pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence suggest the United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea as South Korea considers a rare summit with its neighbor and long-time foe.

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Northern Puerto Rico hit by blackout due to fire at power substation: CNN

(Reuters) - Parts of northern Puerto Rico on Sunday were left in the dark after a mechanical failure caused a fire at a power substation, CNN reported, citing authorities.

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Exclusive: IOC boss to visit North Korea after winter Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach plans to visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, cementing ties with the reclusive state which used the event to restart political dialogue with South Korea.

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Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea amid 'intensified' pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly holding dialogue, as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

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North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps towards establishing grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

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Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with North Korea: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, first with Seoul and then possibly leading to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions, Vice President Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

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South African President Zuma's fate to be decided on Monday, says ANC head

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC will decide President Jacob Zuma's fate at a special meeting on Monday, the party's new chief said, in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations.

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Harvard names its new president

In hiring its 29th president, Harvard University is turning to one of its own.

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Earthquake 6.0, 10 km deep strikes off Northern Mariana islands, no tsunami warning

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake magnitude 6.0 has struck 10 kilometres deep off the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.

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Mattis: North Korea can't drive wedge between the US and South Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis says "there's no wedge" between the United States and South Korea, despite recent overtures between South Korea and North Korea.

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Harvard names veteran academic administrator as new president

(Reuters) - Harvard University on Sunday announced that Lawrence Bacow from its Kennedy School of Government would be its 29th president starting on July 1, calling him one of the most experienced and respected leaders in U.S. higher education.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Moscow, Rob Porter: Your Monday Briefing

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

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North Korea heading for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Harvard Chooses Lawrence Bacow as Next President

Mr. Bacow, a former head of Tufts University known as a capable manager, is seen as a safe choice at a time when the university is under pressure from Washington.

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Opinion: Trump may be the most anti-women US President ever

Donald Trump wants you to believe he has "great respect" for women, but his words and actions tell a far different story. In fact, Trump may be the most anti-women US president ever.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson’s Mideast Trip Was Already Daunting. Then Israel and Iran Collided.

Israel’s strikes in Syrian territory give even greater urgency to a top priority: managing the aftermath of the expected final defeat of the Islamic State in Syria.

Space and Astronomy nytimes.com

NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.

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Soccer: Joy for Benitez as Newcastle stun Mourinho's United, Liverpool cruise

LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle United's manager Rafa Benitez would have taken a victory against just about anyone on Sunday, such was his side's predicament, but a 1-0 win over Jose Mourinho's Manchester United would have tasted that bit sweeter.

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation completes South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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Hispanic Trump voter defends President's rhetoric

A Hispanic Trump voter and an undocumented immigrant debate Trump's immigration policies on The Van Jones .

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North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold.

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North Korea keeps mum on summit invite as its delegation winds up South visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's delegation sent to the Winter Olympics held "frank and candid" talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean news agency said on Sunday, but it made no mention of the North's invitation to Moon to Pyongyang for a summit.

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Anti-North Korea protests erupt in Seoul

South Koreans take to the streets in Seoul over what they perceive to be a North Korean "hijacking" of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Baron Noir (TV Program) nytimes.com

On TV, France’s New President Is Young, Centrist and Female

As Emmanuel Macron has shaken up French politics, an acclaimed television thriller, “Baron Noir,” has found a way to mirror his story.

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Bernstein: No modern president lied like Trump

Carl Bernstein, who along with Bob Woodward investigated the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post, compares the Trump presidency to that of Nixon, saying, "we never had a president who lies like this."

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: President Trump, How Is This Man a Danger?

Immigration agents took away a chemistry professor about to drive his daughter to school.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

United, They Fall: Korean Hockey Team Loses, 8-0, in Olympic Debut

The cheering was intense for the North and South Korean women, who were playing as one, but Switzerland was simply a much better team on the ice.

Medicaid nytimes.com

Kentucky Rushes to Remake Medicaid as Other States Prepare to Follow

The state will require many people to work, volunteer or train for a job to qualify for coverage — and to prove it with frequent documentation.

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Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

Soccer nytimes.com

Carlos Cordeiro Elected U.S. Soccer President

Cordeiro, who succeeds Sunil Gulati, takes over a federation rife with disagreements about its past failures and plans beyond 2018.

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North Korean cheerleaders sing 'We are one!' in Games culture clash

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As Switzerland demolished a unified Korean hockey team at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics on Saturday, despondent home fans at least had another contest to distract them - a clash of cultures featuring North and South Korean cheerleaders.

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McDonald succeeds Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein president

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Mary Lou McDonald was confirmed as the new president of Sinn Fein on Saturday, taking over from Gerry Adams in a handover that could advance the nationalist party's ambition of governing on both sides of the Irish border.

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Former FIFA vice-president Chung's ban cut to 15 months

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon's five-year ban from soccer, over ethics violations in connection with South Korea's unsuccessful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, has been cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years.

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South Korea's Moon hosts North Korean talks as Pence keeps up pressure

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programmes.

North Korea nytimes.com

Who Is Kim Yo-jong, Sister of North Korean Leader?

As part of the ruling family, Ms. Kim wields singular clout. She met with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Saturday, the highest-level contact between the two Koreas in years.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

A United Korean Flag Can’t Hide Deep Divisions

North and South Korea marched under one flag at the Olympics’ opening ceremony. Some South Koreans hope it is a symbol of a peaceful unification. Others fear it is an omen of larger political ambitions of the North.

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North Korea is winning the Olympics -- and it's not because of sports

The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went so far in its attempt to best the attention Seoul was getting that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation.

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China's top diplomat tells Trump hopes to increase coordination on North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in Washington, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Porter, Robert R (1977- ) nytimes.com

News Analysis: Amid Turmoil From Washington to Wall Street, a Surprisingly Passive President

President Trump stayed largely on the sidelines as a volatile stock market plunged, Congress sealed a budget deal and a top aide was ousted over abuse charges.

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BRIEF-Rachel Brand Joins Walmart as Executive Vice President, Global Governance and Corporate Secretary

* RACHEL BRAND JOINS WALMART AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

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Exclusive: Brazil police see no evidence in port bribery case against president

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police will likely recommend shelving an investigation into alleged bribery of President Michel Temer in return for extending port concessions last year because it has turned up no evidence, its chief told Reuters on Friday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

In Charm Offensive, Qatar Pushes for a Comeback in Washington

After a disastrous 2017, Qatar is winning over fans in the Trump administration. But given the country’s ties to Iran, risks remain.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Tillerson’s Attempt to Mend Ties in Latin America

While the secretary of state may have secured support for tighter sanctions on Venezuela, it was a narrow victory.

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The President did not express sympathy for women Rob Porter has been accused of abusing

President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse "very sad" and said he wishes Porter "well."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: For Republicans, the Tea Party Is Over

In embracing a costly new bipartisan budget bill, the party of fiscal restraint shows little restraint.

Actors and Actresses nytimes.com

Encounters: Playing the President and Protesting One, Too

Elizabeth Marvel returns as President Keane on Season 7 of the political thriller “Homeland.”

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President is upset over handling of abuse allegations involving Hicks' boyfriend Rob Porter, source say

President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with Hope Hicks, his communications director and one of his closest confidantes, amid the fallout from the Rob Porter scandal, people familiar with the matter say.

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Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Turkey to rein in its military operation in northern Syria during a visit to the NATO ally next week, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Colombia’s FARC Suspends Presidential Campaign After Attacks

Colombia’s largest rebel group has suspended all campaigns in the country’s upcoming congressional and presidential elections.

Television nytimes.com

Review: ‘Our Cartoon President’ Misses a Huuuge Target

Amid an endless array of Trump spoofs, Showtime’s comedy manages to be mean and toothless at the same time.

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Vice President Pence and Kim Jong Un's sister seated close together

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President tweets he has signed the bipartisan bill passed by Congress to end a brief government shutdown

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Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.

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North Korean martial arts display met with silence

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A martial arts display by North Korean athletes at the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Games was met with silence at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, with the only supportive noises coming from North Korean cheerleaders high in the stands.

cnn.com

Who's who in North Korea's Olympic delegation

Hundreds of North Korean personnel are accompanying the nation's 22 athletes, including a cheer squad, Kim Jong Un's sister and a pop star.

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Italy's League leaves northern bastions, bangs anti-migrant drum

HERCULANEUM, Italy (Reuters) - The rightist Northern League once derided southern Italy as a crime-riddled, parasitic wasteland. It now sees it as a vote-rich territory that could help lead it to victory in next month's national election.

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Trump 'energy dominance' policy pits Washington against Moscow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Last July, U.S. President Donald Trump stood beside his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, in Warsaw and promised to help wean the nation off Russian energy imports. He offered U.S. fuel as an alternative, "so that you can never be held hostage to a single supplier."

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The Winter Games 2018: North Korea, Russia and condoms

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GLOBAL LNG-Price rebounds as North Asian buyers replenish inventory

* Angola LNG sells late February cargo at nearly $11 per mmBtu

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North Korea, U.S. set for icy encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives

INCHEON/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first face-to-face encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, as Washington prepares more sanctions against the North.

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North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested last year and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday.(For a graphic, click http://tmsnrt.rs/2BjbEAs)

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North Korea, U.S. set for uncomfortable encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence are set for their first face-to-face encounter on Friday when they attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Sister of North Korea leader arrives in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in South Korea on Friday, landing at Incheon International Airport in a private jet with the rest of her entourage of senior officials, including the North's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Sister of North Korean Leader Arrives in South Korea for Highly Symbolic Trip

Her three-day trip is to include a meeting with President Moon Jae-in, the highest-level inter-Korean contact in more than a decade.

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Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE (Reuters) - The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of a state of emergency, his office said.

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Salesforce investing $2 billion in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head north

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. technology investment across the border since early 2017.

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UPDATE 2-Salesforce investing $2 bln in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head north

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. technology investment across the border since early 2017.

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'Good chance' South Korean President will be invited to North Korea

Several diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's intentions say there is a "good chance" Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will invite South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang "sometime this year."

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Trump, Modi discuss Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, and the two leaders discussed the war in Afghanistan, the political crisis in the Maldives, the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar and North Korea's nuclear program, the White House said.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: North Korea’s Lipstick Diplomacy

The North’s Olympic cheerleaders continue a practice of using pretty young women to represent Pyongyang. Why does South Korea embrace them?

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U.S., China reaffirm commitment to pressure North Korea: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi reaffirmed their countries' commitment to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

North Korea’s ‘Army of Beauties’

North Korea, like other nations, sent its best athletes to South Korea in the quest for Olympic gold. But it also dispatched a squad of 230 cheerleaders, sometimes referred to as Kim Jong-un’s army of beauties.

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Salesforce investing $2 billion in Canada, in northward U.S. tech growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump $2 billion into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major U.S. high technology investment across the border since early 2017.

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North American soccer World Cup would create $5 billion in economic activity: study

(Reuters) - A tri-nation North American bid to host the 2026 soccer World Cup could create over $5 billion in economic activity for the area if it wins the right to stage the tournament, according to a study published on Thursday.

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Washington is Trump's preferred parade route, options open: Mattis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he believed President Donald Trump wants Washington, D.C., to be the setting for a parade to honor the U.S. military but left open the possibility that it could be staged elsewhere.

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North Dakota GOP Senate candidate blasted a 'bunch of Arabs' in 2014 Facebook post

A Republican candidate for US Senate in North Dakota shared a story on Facebook in 2014 about anti-Israel protesters clashing with riot police, adding the comment, "Bunch of Arabs... what do you expect?"

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U.S., Chinese diplomats agree to exert pressure on North Korea over nuclear weapons: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Thursday reaffirmed the commitment of Washington and Beijing to exert pressure in Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Opinion: Will North Korea Win the Gold Medal for Deceit?

South Korea could be rushing headlong into a premature détente with its dangerous neighbor to the north.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Opinion: President Trump’s Best People

From Rob Porter to Omarosa Manigault Newman, the Mooch and others. Here is the parade of characters who just couldn’t hold on to their White House jobs.

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Trump-requested parade might not be in Washington, Pentagon suggests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday said it was not certain that the Washington D.C.-area would ultimately host a parade requested by President Donald Trump to honor the U.S. military.

Livestock nytimes.com

Through Forests and Farmlands, Peruvian Sheep Herders of the Pacific Northwest

Sofia Jaramillo looks at the lives of Peruvian sheep herders who, isolated from their families, work in Washington State.

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Fearing Russia, United States, Germany offer to host new NATO commands: officials

BRUSSELS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Germany have offered to host two proposed new NATO commands aimed at deterring Russia, diplomats and officials said, in a show of support for the alliance's military build-up that has echoes of the Cold War.

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Champions League costs put brake on Man United profit

(Reuters) - A return to the Champions League came at a price for Manchester United as a related increase in player wages crimped core quarterly earnings for the Premier League soccer club.

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IOC clears Iran, North Korea for gift after Samsung phone row

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian and North Korean athletes at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will receive Samsung mobile phones, organizers said on Thursday, after Iran summoned South Korea's ambassador over reports its athletes would not get the gifts.

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North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics, Pence vows continued pressure

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons program.

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Russia says North Korean workers can stay until December 2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korean workers can stay in Russia until Dec. 2019, in line with a United Nations' resolution, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A 137-strong North Korean orchestra kicked off its first performance in South Korea on Thursday, serenading hundreds of South Koreans with familiar tunes while dozens of protesters blasted their own music outside, to the beat of drums.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

On the Runway: The North Korean Cheer Squad Is Playing a Different Olympic Game

The world has never seen a bunch of boosters like this before.

Noah, Trevor (1984- ) nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Mocks President’s Plan for a Military Parade

The late-night host said: “The world knows America has a military. It’s in their countries right now.”

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Manchester United profit weighed down by higher wage bill

(Reuters) - English soccer club Manchester United said its core quarterly earnings dipped because of rising wages for its players after its return to the Champions League.

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North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics as Pence lands in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North's nuclear weapons program.

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UPDATE 4-Oil slides as U.S. output soars and North Sea crude flows restart

* The U.S. shale revolution: http://tmsnrt.rs/2EtJgen (Updates with Forties pipeline restart, adds comment; previous dateline SINGAPORE)

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North Korea staged a highly-anticipated military parade

Tanks and trucks carrying North Korean troops rolled down the streets of Pyongyang Thursday in a highly-anticipated display of military might on the eve of South Korea's Winter Olympics.