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Islamic State claims New York truck attacker as ‘caliphate soldier’

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a truck attack this week that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since Sept. 11, 2001. The militant group on Thursday described accused attacker Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as “one of the caliphate soldiers” in a weekly issue of its Al-Naba Read More

Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

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(Reuters) – Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. The 11-minute blackout of the @realDonaldTrump account late on Thursday drew widespread attention on the microblogging site. Twitter is already grappling with criticism of its handling of account suspensions, user Read More

A month on, U.S., Niger still disagree on what happened on fatal mission

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NIAMEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A month after an Islamist ambush in Niger killed eight U.S. and Nigerien troops, the two sides’ officials still cannot agree on the sequence of events leading to the incident or even, possibly more importantly, on the nature of the mission itself. FILE PHOTO: An honor guard carries the coffin of U.S. Read More

U.S. Republicans seek special counsel’s removal from Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three Republican U.S. lawmakers called on Friday for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, the latest in a series of conservatives’ criticisms of the FBI and Justice Department during the probe of how Moscow may have influenced the campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs Read More

U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison for deserting in Afghanistan

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and spent five years under brutal captivity Read More

Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high

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SYDNEY/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Lines formed outside Apple Inc stores across the world on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, signaling stronger demand for the 10th anniversary version of the premium smartphone than the last two iterations. Investors and analysts took the surge of interest, alongside a better-than-expected sales forecast for the Read More

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say

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NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), Senator Ron Wyden (D-WA), House Read More

Trump, dogged at home, heads on longest presidential Asia trip in years

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarked on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis. Trump’s tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines Read More

U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison time for deserting

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (R) arrives at the courthouse for the eighth Read More

Fake meat, free markets ease North Koreans’ hunger

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-colored paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chilli sauce. The dish’s name, injogogi, means “man-made meat.” In North Korea for years it was a recipe for survival. Today it Read More