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US threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

27 Jun 2017 | 9:53 AM

By Jeff Mason and John Walcott WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had reason to believe such preparations were underway.

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Australia, NZ dlrs firm as calm encourages carry trade

27 Jun 2017 | 9:53 AM

By Wayne Cole and Charlotte Greenfield SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The Australian and New Zealand dollars held firm on Tuesday, having edged higher in the wake of soft US economic news and as low volatility globally encouraged leveraged plays in higher yielding assets.

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China's Ofo says new funding round for rapid expansion nearly done

27 Jun 2017 | 9:26 AM

DALIAN, Jun 27 (Reuters) China's Ofo, one of the country's leading bike-sharing firms, said it is close to clinching new funding that will help it more than triple its fleet of yellow bicycles to 20 million this year.

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Oil up for 4th day on short-covering, supply glut caps gains

27 Jun 2017 | 9:13 AM

* Crude oil firm this week after dropping for past five weeks * OPEC has been pushing to curb output, fight glut * But US production has been growing By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, Jun 27 (Reuters) Crude oil futures rose for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday as investors covered short positions, though worries over a festering supply glut kept a lid on prices.

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Japanese stocks edge towards 2-yr high, dollar supported before Yellen

27 Jun 2017 | 9:06 AM

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index little changed, Nikkei up 0.

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US apartment vacancy rate edges up in second quarter - Reis

27 Jun 2017 | 9:04 AM

Undated, Jun 27 (Reuters) The US apartment vacancy rate increased in the second quarter and rents were higher, according to a report from Reis Inc.

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Copper prices ease on weak US data, firm dollar

27 Jun 2017 | 8:42 AM

SYDNEY, Jun 27 (Reuters) Copper prices eased in early Asian trading on Tuesday, hurt by weak US durable goods figures and a firm dollar.

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Nikkei hovers near 2-year highs as weak yen supports

27 Jun 2017 | 8:37 AM

* Takata continues to fall after bankruptcy * Activity likely be subdued By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jun 27 (Reuters) Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to hover near two-year highs on Tuesday morning as a weaker yen helped exporters rise, while financial stocks rebounded from Monday's declines.

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India, US in joint statement ask Pakistan to act against terror perpetrators

India, US in joint statement ask Pakistan to act against terror perpetrators

27 Jun 2017 | 8:34 AM

Washington, Jun 27 (UNI) In a clear message and in quite a diplomatic setback to Islamabad, India and the United States today vowed to strike at the Islamic terrorism and the "safe heavens" and also urged Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice perpetrators of terror attacks like 26/11 and Pathankot.

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SKorea won edges up ahead of Yellen speech; shares at record high

27 Jun 2017 | 8:31 AM

* US data not strong enough for additional rate hike -analyst * KOSPI touches record high of 2,393.

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Pharmacy exec tied to 2012 US meningitis outbreak gets 9 years in prison

27 Jun 2017 | 8:22 AM

By Nate Raymond BOSTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) A former Massachusetts pharmacy executive was sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly US meningitis outbreak in 2012.

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Guatemala, Honduras see growth boost as customs union takes effect

27 Jun 2017 | 8:17 AM

TEGUCIGALPA, Jun 27 (Reuters) A Honduran-Guatemalan customs union aimed at boosting prosperity and stemming illegal migration to the United States could lift economic growth in the two countries by more than one percent, the Honduran government said.

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US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

27 Jun 2017 | 8:11 AM

WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The White House said it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.

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No decisive winner in Mongolia presidential vote forces second round

27 Jun 2017 | 7:51 AM

By Terrence Edwards ULAANBAATAR, Jun 27 (Reuters) There was no outright winner in Mongolia's presidential election , forcing the country's first ever second-round run-off between the two leading candidates, the country's General Election Committee said today.

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US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

27 Jun 2017 | 7:46 AM

WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The White House said it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.

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Japanese stocks approach 2-yr high, euro sags after Draghi's comments

27 Jun 2017 | 7:44 AM

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index little changed, Nikkei up 0.

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US judge expands order blocking Iraqis' deportation

27 Jun 2017 | 7:42 AM

By Steve Friess DETROIT, Jun 27 (Reuters) A federal judge halted the deportation of all Iraqi nationals detained during immigration sweeps this month across the United States until at least July 10, expanding a stay he imposed last week that initially only protected 114 detainees from the Detroit area.

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US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

27 Jun 2017 | 7:31 AM

WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The White House said it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay heavy price" if it conducts an attack.

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Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes

27 Jun 2017 | 7:06 AM

By Brad Brooks and Ricardo Brito BRASILIA, Jun 27 (Reuters) Brazil's top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with taking multimillion-dollar bribes in a stinging blow to the unpopular leader and to political stability in Latin America's largest country.

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Asserting 'dominance,' Trump seeks boost for US energy exports

27 Jun 2017 | 6:48 AM

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) President Donald Trump on Thursday will lay out his plan for reducing regulations to boost already-abundant US production of oil, natural gas and coal and export it around the world, creating American jobs and helping allies.

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Ten per cent of fish caught in oceans get dumped - study

27 Jun 2017 | 6:41 AM

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Jun 27 (Reuters) Fishing fleets dump about 10 percent of the fish they catch back into the ocean in an "enormous waste" of low-value fish despite some progress in limiting discards in recent years, scientists said.

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IN A JOINT STATEMENT INDIA, UNITED STATES ASK PAKISTAN TO BOOK PERPETRATORS OF 26/11, PATHANKOT

27 Jun 2017 | 6:37 AM

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Russia sanctions bill remains stalled in US Congress

27 Jun 2017 | 6:31 AM

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) US lawmakers said they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure.

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Search continues for missing after Colombia tourist boat accident

27 Jun 2017 | 6:28 AM

GUATAPE, Colombia, Jun 27 (Reuters) Rescue workers searched for two people missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in north-central Colombia, killing seven.

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Brazil's top prosecutor charges Temer with corruption- document

27 Jun 2017 | 4:46 AM

BRASILIA, Jun 27 (Reuters) Brazil's top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with accepting bribes, the first of what is expected to be a series of graft allegations against the deeply unpopular leader in the coming weeks.

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US Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

27 Jun 2017 | 4:39 AM

 WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) The US Supreme Court handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of a travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries that he said is needed for national security but that opponents decry as discriminatory.

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India, US pledge to fight Islamic terror: Me & Modi are leaders in social media, says Trump

27 Jun 2017 | 4:32 AM

Washington, Jun 27 (UNI) Waxing eloquent President Donald Trump asserted that he will work proactively with India to fight Islamic terrorism - a pledge responded with equal enthusiasm by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,who said the fight also should be directed against "safe heavens" of terrorism.

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Obamacare taxes stand if Senate fails to adopt health bill -Brady

27 Jun 2017 | 4:18 AM

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Reuters) Nearly 1 trillion dollar of taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act will remain in place if the Senate fails to adopt legislation to dismantle the law known as Obamacare, the top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives said.

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Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in US and abroad, experts say

27 Jun 2017 | 3:34 AM

By Andrew Chung and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (Reuters) The Supreme Court's criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban may confuse the US officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsuits, experts said.

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In presence of PM Modi, Prez Trump pledges to "destroy" Islamic terrorism

27 Jun 2017 | 3:29 AM

Washington, Jun 26 (UNI) Counter terrorism figured prominently at the delegation level parleys at the Indo-US Summit talks between two sides here today where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President Donald Trump pledged to give a new boost to the bilateral ties.

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