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Ice hockey: Donato's goals lift U.S. to win over Slovakia

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:23
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice on the powerplay to lift the U.S. men's ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Friday in what is shaping up as a wide-open Olympic tournament being played without NHL players for the first time in 24 years.
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UK to push EU for City of London's favored Brexit plan: FT

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 03:16
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit regulation plan that the City of London has long favored but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
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Civilians have no place to run as Turkey offensive drags on

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:00
BEIRUT (AP) — One-month-old Heyim Hassan was receiving treatment for a chest infection in the Afrin general hospital in northern Syria when a shell landed a few meters (feet) away. His panicked father whisked him out of the building and spent hours looking for nebulizers to aid the infant's breathing. No one was killed in the attack, but 30 children had to be evacuated to safety. 2018-02-15T20:36:00-05:00 2018-02-16T01:36:10-05:00
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Afghans submitted 1.17 million war crimes claims to court

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims. 2018-02-15T19:30:00-05:00 2018-02-16T00:30:54-05:00
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AP Interview: Putin foe Khodorkovsky doesn't want presidency

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:00
LONDON (AP) — Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he's not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president — but he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month's presidential election. 2018-02-15T19:12:00-05:00 2018-02-16T00:12:26-05:00
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Maid's body found in Kuwait freezer returned to Philippines

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 02:00
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of a Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait has been returned to the Philippines to her grieving family. 2018-02-15T20:39:00-05:00 2018-02-16T01:39:03-05:00
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Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:41
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Authorities in Cambodia on Friday arrested 36 suspects from Cambodia, Taiwan and neighboring Thailand on suspicion of running a telecoms scam to defraud victims abroad, military police said.
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Sex scandal exposes faultlines in Australia coalition

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:21
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major rift opened up in Australia's fragile ruling coalition on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to quit over an affair with a staff member and derided Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's condemnation of his behavior as "inept".
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Oxfam to set up independent commission to review practices

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:07
(Reuters) - British aid organization Oxfam said on Friday that it would create an independent commission to review the charity's practices and culture after accusations of sexual misconduct in Haiti.
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Ice hockey: U.S. men top Slovakia 2-1 in preliminary play

Reuters World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:49
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Ryan Donato scored twice on the powerplay to lift the U.S. men's ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory on Friday in what is shaping up as a wide-open Olympic tournament.
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Russia: 5 citizens probably killed by US strike in Syria

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00
MOSCOW (AP) — After a week of unanswered questions, Russia acknowledged Thursday that five of its citizens may have been killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the first time Russians have died at U.S. hands in Syria's chaotic battlefield. 2018-02-15T06:18:00-05:00 2018-02-15T11:18:52-05:00
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'3 Billboards' protest in London for high-rise fire victims

AP World News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00
LONDON (AP) — Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police. 2018-02-15T10:15:00-05:00 2018-02-15T15:15:53-05:00
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Head of OAS anti-corruption mission in Honduras resigns

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 23:52
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Organization of American States' anti-corruption mission in Honduras said on Thursday he would resign over a lack of support from authorities in the Central American country and clashes with OAS leadership.
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Months away from Malaysian election, EU's move stirs discontent in palm groves

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:42
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters already aggrieved over financial scandals at state-owned palm oil agency Felda.
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Australian government fractures as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:49
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major rift opened up in Australia's coalition government on Friday as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce refused to resign over an affair with a staff member, and blasted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's condemnation of his behavior as "inept".
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Exclusive: Mexico foreign minister heads to Caribbean to win over Venezuelan allies - official

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:39
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will travel to Jamaica, Grenada and Saint Lucia in March, a Mexican official said on Thursday, as part of efforts to erode Venezuela's oil-based influence in the Caribbean.
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UK PM May heads to Berlin to face tough German line on Brexit

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:14
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Berlin on Friday to meet German leader Angela Merkel, hoping to overcome near-deadlock in her attempts to negotiate a Brexit deal with the European Union.
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Two-thirds of SPD supporters back German grand coalition: poll

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:11
BERLIN (Reuters) - Two thirds of supporters of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) back forming a coalition government with Angela Merkel's conservatives, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
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US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

AP World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later, he was guarding an Islamic State oil field in Syria and storing bomb-making files and military handbooks on thumb drives. 2018-02-15T12:50:00-05:00 2018-02-15T17:50:15-05:00
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White House blames Russia for 'reckless' NotPetya cyber attack

Reuters World News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:48
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday blamed Russia for the devastating 'NotPetya' cyber attack last year, joining the British government in condemning Moscow for unleashing a virus that crippled parts of Ukraine's infrastructure and damaged computers in countries across the globe.
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