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  • Hungary coach Storck leaves after World Cup qualification failure
  • Greek prime minister says Turkey should continue its European orientation
  • U.S. judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police HQ in Afghan province-officials

17 Oct 2017 | 11:41 AM

KABUL, Oct 17 (Reuters) At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.

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UN calls for global solidarity ahead of pledging conference on Rohingya refugee crisis

17 Oct 2017 | 11:38 AM

United Nations, Oct 17 (UNI) Senior United Nations officials are urging the international community to come together in support of a 23 October pledging conference to “send a strong message to Rohingya refugees and their generous hosts in Bangladesh that the world is there for them in their greatest time of need.

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Turkey's military says two Turkish soldiers killed in blast in northern Iraq

17 Oct 2017 | 11:21 AM

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded late on Monday in northern Iraq in a blast caused by an improvised explosive device planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, the armed forces said on Tuesday.

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Kenya's deputy president says ok if election board meets opposition demands

17 Oct 2017 | 11:20 AM

NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct 26.

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NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line US demands

17 Oct 2017 | 10:43 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive US demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

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China's yuan slips below 6.6/dlr on weaker midpoint, more dollar buying

17 Oct 2017 | 10:42 AM

SHANGHAI, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's yuan slipped below a key threshold against the US dollar on Tuesday morning, in the wake of a weaker official midpoint and higher corporate demand for the greenback.

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Long-dated JGBs firm as 20-year auction draws ample demand

17 Oct 2017 | 10:41 AM

TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) Longer-dated Japanese government bonds firmed on Tuesday after a 20-year debt auction drew ample investor demand and allowed the market to deflect negative pressure from weaker US Treasuries and higher stocks.

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Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

17 Oct 2017 | 10:40 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Reuters) Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet.

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SE Asia Stocks-Largely range-bound; Philippines hits record

17 Oct 2017 | 10:37 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) The Philippine stock market hit a record high on Tuesday, surging more than 1 percent, as trading resumed after a holiday, while most other Southeast Asian markets were subdued.

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China state media attacks Western democracy ahead of Congress

17 Oct 2017 | 10:36 AM

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) China's official Xinhua news agency attacked Western democracy as divisive and confrontational on Tuesday, praising on the eve of a key Communist Party Congress the harmony and cooperative nature of the Chinese system.

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US official says not ruling out eventual direct talks N Korea

17 Oct 2017 | 9:35 AM

By Tim Kelly and Michelle Nichols TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J.

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A divided Iraq tests U.S. influence as fight against Islamic State wanes

17 Oct 2017 | 9:29 AM

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influence to avoid a full-blown conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces it has armed and trained.

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Oil elevated as Iraq tensions escalate, Asian shares hold firm

17 Oct 2017 | 8:58 AM

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Oil prices clung to this month's high on Tuesday after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from largely autonomous Kurdish fighters while Asian shares held firm on optimism about upcoming earnings.

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US not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea -deputy sec of state

17 Oct 2017 | 8:41 AM

TOKYO, Oct 17 (Reuters) The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J.

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Copper hovers near 3-yr top as China growth supports

17 Oct 2017 | 7:43 AM

SYDNEY, Oct 17 (Reuters) London copper paused for breath near three-year highs on Tuesday as it faced headwinds from a stronger dollar, but renewed optimism over China's economic outlook has lent support to prices.

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Searchers pick through burned-out California homes for bodies

17 Oct 2017 | 5:33 AM

By Paresh Dave SANTA ROSA, Calif.

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Japan agrees to streamline tests for some US auto exports -statement

17 Oct 2017 | 4:05 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Japan agreed to streamline noise and emissions testing procedures for certain U.

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Australia shares to edge higher; NZ flat

17 Oct 2017 | 4:04 AM

Undated, Oct 17 (Reuters) Australian shares are expected to rise, following a record-high close on Wall Street and a jump in oil prices due to supply worries after Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.

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New Zealand Q3 inflation picks up, driven by rising housing costs

17 Oct 2017 | 4:02 AM

WELLINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) New Zealand's consumer price index (CPI) jumped 0.

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Japan, US agree to closely cooperation on N Korea sanctions - Aso

17 Oct 2017 | 4:01 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday he agreed with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to closely cooperate on sanctions against North Korea.

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US strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens -Pentagon

17 Oct 2017 | 3:17 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) US forces killed dozens of Islamic State members in a strike on Monday on two training camps in Yemen, the Pentagon said.

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Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

17 Oct 2017 | 2:35 AM

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (Reuters) Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

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US judge questions challengers of Trump's latest travel ban

17 Oct 2017 | 2:34 AM

By Yeganeh Torbati GREENBELT, Maryland, Oct 16 (Reuters) A US judge lobbed tough questions at attorneys representing refugee groups and immigrant advocates seeking to overturn the Trump administration's latest policy banning citizens of some countries from entering the United States.

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Trump to meet Yellen Thursday in search for new Fed chair -source

17 Oct 2017 | 2:06 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) President Donald Trump will meet with current Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Thursday as part of his search for a new candidate for her position, a source familiar with the planned meeting said.

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Spanish High Court remands in custody two Catalan separatist leaders

17 Oct 2017 | 2:03 AM

MADRID, Oct 16 (Reuters) Spain's High Court said on Monday it had ordered that two leaders of Catalan separatist organizations be remanded in custody while they remain under investigation on suspicion of sedition.

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Turkey releases relatives of US consulate worker - Anadolu

17 Oct 2017 | 12:37 AM

ANKARA, Oct 16 (Reuters) Turkish authorities released the wife and daughter of a US consulate worker, after the pair were detained amid a diplomatic row between the NATO allies, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Monday.

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May, Juncker agree to step up Brexit talks pace

17 Oct 2017 | 12:36 AM

BRUSSELS, Oct 16 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed over dinner in Brussels on Monday that the pace of Brexit negotiations should be stepped up in the coming months.

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N Korea warns states: Don't join any US action and you're safe

17 Oct 2017 | 12:25 AM

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (Reuters) North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

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US 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute -Trump

17 Oct 2017 | 12:15 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States will not take sides in the clash between independence-seeking Kurds and the Iraqi government but expressed disappointment the two sides were in conflict.

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Congo elected to UN rights council; Britain, US unhappy

16 Oct 2017 | 11:23 PM

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (Reuters) Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

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