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Arkansas nears first executions in 12 years after court decisions

Arkansas nears first executions in 12 years after court decisions

21 Apr 2017 | 8:25 AM

LITTLE ROCK Ark  Apr 21 (Reuters) The US Supreme Court denied petitions to halt the execution of an Arkansas murderer, allowing the state to proceed with its first execution in 12 years after Arkansas' top court approved the use of a drug in its lethal injection mix.

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US, Iran trade barbs over landmark 2015 nuclear deal

21 Apr 2017 | 8:18 AM

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) Iran and the United States traded barbs over the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, with the US leader accusing Tehran of not living up to the spirit of the accord and Iran's top diplomat urging Washington to fulfill its own commitments.

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Battle zone scenes at Paris Champs Elysees after drive-up police killing

Battle zone scenes at Paris Champs Elysees after drive-up police killing

21 Apr 2017 | 8:16 AM

 

PARIS, Apr 21 (Reuters) Paris' Champs Elysees boulevard looked more like a combat zone than the tourist and shopping mecca it is after a drive-up-and-shoot attack in which an assailant killed a police officer with what appeared to be an automatic rifle.

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Seeking to keep up pressure, Venezuela opposition plans more protests

Seeking to keep up pressure, Venezuela opposition plans more protests

21 Apr 2017 | 8:06 AM

CARACAS, Apr 21 (Reuters) Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, and vowed to keep up pressure by staging three more protests in the next four days.

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Trump to sign executive order on tax burdens on Friday -official

Trump to sign executive order on tax burdens on Friday -official

21 Apr 2017 | 8:02 AM

WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will sign today an executive order on finding and reducing tax burdens and two memoranda ordering reviews of financial corporate regulations, a White House official said.

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Trump to order US Treasury to delve into taxes, post-crisis reforms

21 Apr 2017 | 7:20 AM

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Apr 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump will order the Treasury today to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance companies have said hinder their ability to do business.

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Arkansas nears first executions in 12 years after court decisions

21 Apr 2017 | 7:11 AM

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Apr 21 (Reuters) The US Supreme Court denied petitions to halt the execution of an Arkansas murderer, allowing the state to proceed with its first execution in 12 years after Arkansas' top court approved the use of a drug in its lethal injection mix.

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Accused gunman in Fresno shooting spree charged in motel murder

21 Apr 2017 | 7:08 AM

By Dan Whitcomb Undated, Apr 21 (Reuters) A suspect nicknamed Black Jesus who police say killed three white men during a racially motivated shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California, was charged with the murder of an unarmed Motel 6 security guard days earlier.

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BRF executives among 60 charged in Brazil bribery scandal

21 Apr 2017 | 7:05 AM

SAO PAULO, Apr 21 (Reuters) Two executives at Brazilian poultry firm BRF SA were among 60 people charged with taking part in a scheme to bribe health officials, in a scandal that briefly closed global markets to Brazilian meat, according to a statement from prosecutors.

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Police officer killed, two wounded in Paris shooting

21 Apr 2017 | 4:52 AM

* Islamic State claims attack, names attacker * Counter-terrorism inquiry opened * Police operation ongoing, searching for possible 2nd assailant By Julien Pretot and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, Apr 21 (Reuters) A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris in an attack carrried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State group.

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France's Fillon cancels Friday election campaign event after Paris shooting

21 Apr 2017 | 3:50 AM

PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon today evening said he was cancelling a planned election campaign outing tomorrow after a shooting in Paris which killed a policeman.

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Ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain to be returned to family -state

21 Apr 2017 | 3:47 AM

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Apr 20 (Reuters) Massachusetts officials today were preparing to release the brain of New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to his family for scientific study the day after he was found hanged in his prison cell, a death investigators formally ruled a suicide.

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Islamic state claims responsibility for Paris shooting - Amaq

21 Apr 2017 | 3:45 AM

CAIRO, Apr 20 (Reuters) Islamic State was responsible for an attack in central Paris today that killed one policeman and wounded two others seriously, the group's Amaq news agency said.

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Second policeman dies of wounds from Paris shooting - police source

21 Apr 2017 | 2:03 AM

PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) A second policeman has died from wounds received when he was shot by an attacker in central Paris today evening, a police source said.

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One police officer killed, two wounded in Paris shooting

21 Apr 2017 | 2:00 AM

* Police source reports more shots fired at second location * Too early to decide on motive of attack, interior ministry says * Counter-terrorism inquiry opened By Julien Pretot PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris tonight, police and the interior ministry said.

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Motive of Paris shooting unclear, police targeted - official

21 Apr 2017 | 1:47 AM

PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) Police officers were deliberately targeted in the Paris Champs Elysees avenue shooting, but it is too early to say what the motive was, French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said today.

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Trump launches trade probe targeting foreign steel

21 Apr 2017 | 1:35 AM

By Steve Holland and Mike Stone WASHINGTON, Apr 20 (Reuters) President Donald Trump moved today against China and other exporters of cheap steel into the US market, launching a federal investigation to determine whether foreign-made steel threatens US steelmakers and national security.

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US reviewing Venezuela's seizure of GM assets

21 Apr 2017 | 1:32 AM

WASHINGTON, Apr 20 (Reuters) US officials are reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors Co's assets in the country, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said today.

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Paris police officer was killed while in a car stopped at red light - union

21 Apr 2017 | 1:30 AM

PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) The police officer who was killed in central Paris was shot while in a car stopped at a red light by attacker driving by, a police union said on Twitter.

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Police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

21 Apr 2017 | 1:22 AM

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) One policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris tonight, a police source said.

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Rouhani, rival to run in Iran's presidential election, Ahmadinejad barred

21 Apr 2017 | 12:50 AM

BEIRUT, Apr 20 (Reuters) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported today.

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Cameroon orders internet restored to restive Anglophone region

21 Apr 2017 | 12:48 AM

By Joel Kouam YAOUNDE, Apr 20 (Reuters) Cameroon's government said today it had restored the internet to its restive Anglophone region, three months after cutting it amid protests against the predominantly French-speaking government of President Paul Biya.

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France's would-be presidents make last-minute appeals before vote

21 Apr 2017 | 12:33 AM

* Still tight at the top as first voting round nears * Candidates make last appeals to voters * Macron, Le Pen lead, Fillon and Melenchon close behind By Sarah White and Richard Balmforth PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) Candidates in France's presidential election made last-ditch appeals to sway undecided voters today as the third and fourth placed contenders kept up the pressure on the two hopefuls leading opinion polls.

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Ex-prime minister Villepin to back Macron in French presidential vote

20 Apr 2017 | 11:26 PM

PARIS, Apr 20 (Reuters) Former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, a conservative Gaullist who won global celebrity by opposing US plans for war in Iraq, said today he would back centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's presidential election.

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Chile election competitive despite conservative gains: poll

20 Apr 2017 | 11:22 PM

SANTIAGO, Apr 20 (Reuters) A leftist senator running for president in Chile's November election is tied in a head-to-head match-up with the right's frontrunner, even as his support has slipped in recent months, a poll released today showed.

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Russian Army says its major killed in Syria - agencies

20 Apr 2017 | 11:19 PM

MOSCOW, Apr 20 (Reuters) Russia's Defence Ministry today confirmed a report that Major Sergei Bordov was killed in Syria, Russian news agencies reported.

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Venezuelan opposition protests again against Maduro

20 Apr 2017 | 11:17 PM

By Brian Ellsworth and Diego Oré CARACAS, Apr 20 (Reuters) Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests today to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.

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US says to continue training regional troops against Lord's Resistance Army

20 Apr 2017 | 10:33 PM

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Apr 20 (Reuters) The United States said today it would maintain training for east and central African regional forces to prevent warlord Joseph Kony's rebels from regrouping, despite plans to pull troops from operations hunting the insurgents.

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US defense secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

20 Apr 2017 | 10:30 PM

TEL AVIV, Apr 20 (Reuters) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today he was optimistic about improving military ties with Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, following a period of strain under the Obama administration.

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UK government to extend N.Ireland talks deadline until end of June - sources

20 Apr 2017 | 10:30 PM

BELFAST, Apr 20 (Reuters) The British government has decided to extend the deadline on talks to form a power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland until the end of June, two sources told Reuters today.

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