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‘He’s such a dreamer:’ Skepticism dogs U.S. envoy’s North Korean peace efforts

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – Saddled with the toughest job in American diplomacy, the chief U.S. negotiator with North Korea stands between a U.S. president who insists he doesn’t want to talk and an enemy who shows no interest in listening. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun (R) answers questions from reporters Read More

Future global climate depends on greenhouse gas emissions: report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global warming is highly likely caused by human activity, specifically the emission of greenhouse gasses, and global temperatures will depend heavily on how much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, according to a report by a group of more than 50 U.S. government scientists released on Friday. A helicopter flies over Read More

Trump says he recalls little about meeting where aide spoke of Russia

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Asked about a meeting in which aide George Papadopoulos suggested arranging Read More

Islamic State on verge of defeat after fresh losses in Syria, Iraq

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BEIRUT/ERBIL (Reuters) – Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate was on the verge of final defeat on Friday, with Syrian government forces capturing its last major city on one side of the border and Iraqi forces taking its last substantial town on the other. Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fighters fire a cannon against Islamic State militants Read More

Islamic State says New York truck attacker is ‘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

Ousted Catalan leader says ready to stand in snap regional election

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MADRID/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who left Spain for Belgium after his government was sacked following a declaration of independence, said on Friday he was ready to stand in a snap election in the region next month. Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont makes a statement in this still image from video calling Read More

Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts

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(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s shares rose to a record high on Friday as more analysts set a trillion-dollar valuation on the company, following a blowout fourth quarter and an upbeat forecast that quashed investor concerns around the iPhone X. The Apple Inc. store is seen on the day of the new iPhone 7 smartphone launch Read More

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

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