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G7 puts pressure on internet firms to remove extremist content

27 May 2017 | 1:04 AM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) The world's seven major industrialised nations today ramped up pressure on internet service providers and social media to increase efforts to purge extremist content, four days after an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester.

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UK police make 11th arrest over Manchester bomb attack

27 May 2017 | 1:00 AM

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) British police today arrested a man in connection with this week's suicide attack on a concert in Manchester, taking the total number of arrests since the bombing to 11.

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Under state pressure, Venezuela TV limits live coverage of protests

27 May 2017 | 12:58 AM

By Deisy Buitrago and Corina Pons CARACAS, May 26 (Reuters) In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees.

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Ariana Grande says will hold benefit concert in Manchester for bombing victims

27 May 2017 | 12:55 AM

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Reuters) US pop star Ariana Grande said today that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing in the English city.

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US to carry out first ICBM intercept test

27 May 2017 | 12:53 AM

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) next week, US officials said today, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.

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Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown

27 May 2017 | 12:51 AM

(Rptg, correcting slug) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) The fate of President Donald Trump's order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, where his appointee Neil Gorsuch could help settle the matter.

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Thousands in Britain honour two mothers killed in Manchester attack

27 May 2017 | 12:31 AM

ROYTON, England, May 26 (Reuters) Several thousand people turned out today to mourn two mothers from the same town who were killed by a suicide bomber while waiting to collect their teenage daughters from a Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester.

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Boehner: Trump has been 'complete disaster'

27 May 2017 | 12:30 AM

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's time in office has been a "complete disaster" aside from foreign affairs, fellow Republican and former US House Speaker John Boehner said at an energy conference.

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Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's IS-held Old City

27 May 2017 | 12:28 AM

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 26 (Reuters) The Iraqi air force today dropped leaflets calling on the population in the Islamic State-held Old City centre of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian organisations for the safety of civilians.

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Thousands in Britain honour two mothers killed in Manchester attack

26 May 2017 | 11:46 PM

ROYTON, England, May 26 (Reuters) Several thousand people turned out today to mourn two mothers from the same town who were killed by a suicide bomber while waiting to collect their teenage daughters from a Ariana Grande concert in the northern English city of Manchester.

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Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's IS-held Old City

Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul's IS-held Old City

26 May 2017 | 11:25 PM

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 26 (Reuters) The Iraqi air force today dropped leaflets calling on the population in the Islamic State-held Old City centre of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian organisations for the safety of civilians.

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Trump's views on climate change "evolving" -White House adviser

26 May 2017 | 11:12 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) President Donald Trump's views on climate change are evolving after discussions with Group of Seven allies, but in the end he will put US interests first, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said today.

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Tunisia beach attack trial opens under tight security

26 May 2017 | 11:04 PM

TUNIS, May 26 (Reuters) The trial of 26 people accused of involvement in a 2015 militant attack on a Tunisian beach resort which left 38 people dead opened today, but was quickly adjourned after lawyers on both sides sought more time to prepare.

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Tech firms must do more to remove harmful content from Internet-UK's May

26 May 2017 | 11:03 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) Global technology firms must do more to remove harmful and violent content from the internet, British Prime Minister Theresa May said after a meeting of the G7 group of world leaders held days after the Manchester suicide attack.

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G7 has "controversial" debate on climate change -Merkel

G7 has "controversial" debate on climate change -Merkel

26 May 2017 | 10:51 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) Group of Seven leaders had a "controversial" debate on climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters today, with US President Donald Trump urged by everyone at the table to back the Paris Accords.

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Suicide bomber attacks Lebanese army in north -security sources

26 May 2017 | 10:46 PM

BEIRUT, May 26 (Reuters) An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in an attack on a Lebanese army post in the north of the country today, lightly injuring several soldiers, security sources said.

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G7 calls on internet companies to boost efforts to remove extremist content

26 May 2017 | 10:44 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) The world's seven major industrialised nations today called on internet service providers and social media to increase their efforts to remove extremist content, four days after an Islamist suicide bomber killed 22 in Manchester.

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Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

26 May 2017 | 10:43 PM

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a US military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft, US officials told Reuters.

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Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

26 May 2017 | 10:29 PM

EDWA, Egypt May 26 (Reuters) Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt today, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry officials said.

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Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

26 May 2017 | 9:59 PM

ROME, May 26 (Reuters) President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.

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UK police say they have "hands around" some Manchester attack network

26 May 2017 | 9:56 PM

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) Britain's head of counter-terrorism policing said today the authorities had made several significant arrests connected with the Manchester suicide bomb attack which killed 22 people, and had their "hands around" some of the key people.

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S Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

26 May 2017 | 9:55 PM

JUBA, May 26 (Reuters) The South Sudanese government today freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment, UN officials said.

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UK police say "large part of network" behind Manchester attack arrested - Sky News

26 May 2017 | 9:53 PM

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) Britain's top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said today that a "large part of the network" behind the Manchester suicide bomber had been arrested but more arrests were likely, Sky News reported.

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May and Trump reaffirm UK-US trade commitment - May's spokesman

26 May 2017 | 9:50 PM

TAORMINA, Italy, May 26 (Reuters) British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump renewed their commitment to increase trade between the two countries during a meeting at the G7 summit in Italy, May's spokesman said.

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Fierce clashes break out in Libyan capital Tripoli

26 May 2017 | 9:47 PM

By By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI, May 26 (Reuters) Heavy clashes between rival factions erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli today, with loud explosions and heavy artillery fire heard since the early morning.

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Surgeons in Lebanon offer hope to wounded Syrian refugees

26 May 2017 | 9:45 PM

By Ayat Basma TRIPOLI, Lebanon, May 26 (Reuters) Six operations have failed to cure the constant pain that Ismael Moustafa suffers since he was wounded in an airstrike on his village in Syria three years ago.

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Pop Vicenza asks Italian bank fund to stump up more capital

26 May 2017 | 8:15 PM

MILAN, May 26 (Reuters) Struggling Italian lender Banca Popolare di Vicenza has asked an investment fund backed by the country's healthier banks to come to its rescue by injecting funds to help cover a capital shortfall as required by the European Commission.

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UAE says oil agreement will help to balance market - agency

26 May 2017 | 8:10 PM

DUBAI, May 26 (Reuters) The extension of a global oil output cut deal will help to bring balance to the oil market and encourage investments in the oil sector, the United Arab Emirates energy minister said on Friday.

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Russia, China have 'similar views' to solution of Syria crisis: Lavrov

26 May 2017 | 8:08 PM

Moscow, May 26 (UNI) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi today that two countries have the same stances on the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

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Pakistan unveils election-year budget boosting spending

26 May 2017 | 8:08 PM

By Syed Raza Hassan and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, May 26 (Reuters) Pakistan will continue agricultural subsidies and offer new loans for farmers next year, the finance minister said on Friday, announcing a rise of about 4 percent in government spending ahead of an election.

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