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  • Thailand detains Cambodian opposition leader, rights group says

    BANGKOK/PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thai immigration police have detained the leader of a Cambodian opposition group based in Denmark, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday, while a Cambodian official said the government was in discussion with Thailand on the man's extradition.

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  • European Central Bank head to sift mixed signs on economy

    Investors are waiting to hear what the European Central Bank's president, Mario Draghi, makes of recent conflicting data about where Europe's economy is headed. Draghi holds a news conference Thursday after a meeting of the bank's 25-member rate-setting committee. No changes are expected in...

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  • Irish EU commissioner urges May to rethink customs union stance

    Phil Hogan to call for a ‘softening of the red lines’ between Brexiters and remainers Ireland’s EU commissioner has urged Theresa May to face down the “immoderate ideology” of Brexiters and reconsider her position on remaining in a customs union with the EU. Phil Hogan, the commissioner for agriculture, will tell the senate in the Irish parliament on Thursday that remarks by Jacob Rees-Mogg about Ireland’s beef trade with Britain were “unhelpful and irresponsible”. Continue reading...

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  • Asia stocks rise as U.S. earnings prop up Wall Street, dollar solid

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Thursday as robust corporate earnings helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond yields, while the dollar hovered near 3-1/2-month highs against a basket of currencies.

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  • Soccer: Liverpool look to avoid more late drama against Stoke

    LONDON (Reuters) - Stoke City will hope that the Liverpool they face on Saturday is the team that wobbled alarmingly in the final 10 minutes of their Champions League semi-final against AS Roma, not the one that dismantled the Italians over the previous 80.

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  • Trump lawyer Cohen will invoke 5th Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday he would assert his right under the U.S. Constitution to avoid self-incrimination in a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.

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  • Soccer: Bullet point previews of Premier League matches

    (Reuters) - Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the Premier League fixtures on April 28-30 (kickoff at 1400 GMT unless stated):

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  • European powers say they are nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

    WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact.

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  • European powers say they are nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

    WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact.

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  • Asia stocks edge up as U.S. earnings prop up Wall St, dollar solid

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as robust corporate earnings helped Wall Street quell concerns over a surge in U.S. bond yields, while the dollar hovered near three-month highs against a basket of currencies.

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  • U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's wrath.

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  • Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced on Thursday a 1 billion pound ($1.4 billion) joint investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry to capitalize on what the government sees as a competitive advantage in the sector as it prepares for life after Brexit.

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  • Red Cross says it’s flooded by missing requests for Syrians

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has been “flooded” with about 13,000 requests in the last six months from Syrians looking for missing family members, its president said Wednesday.

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  • Macron Thinks USA Will Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal...

    Macron Thinks USA Will Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal... (Third column, 2nd story, link) Related stories:Oliver Stone Compares Trump to 'Beelzebub' in Tehran Speech...Rouhani insults as accord hangs in balance... Advertise here

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  • Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced on Thursday a 1 billion pound ($1.4 billion) joint investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry to capitalise on what the government sees as a competitive advantage in the sector as it prepares for life after Brexit.

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  • Trump lawyer Cohen says will take 5th in Stormy Daniels case

    (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said on Wednesday he would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump.

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  • Spain: 2 linked with late Venezuelan president detained

    Spanish authorities acknowledge they've arrested a married couple with links to Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in a case of suspected corruption. Officials in Madrid announced Wednesday they detained the pair at Venezuela's request. The two are Claudia Diaz, a one-time nurse of...

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  • U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's public attacks.

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  • U.S. attorney general tiptoes around Russia probe at hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Questions about President Donald Trump and the investigation into whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia overshadowed a Senate hearing on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been a frequent target of Trump's public attacks.

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  • Dutch PM survives censure vote over handling of dividend tax

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte survived a censure vote in the early hours on Thursday, called by lawmakers who believe he withheld information about how his Cabinet reached an unpopular decision to scrap a tax on dividends.

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  • US officials inspect Russian consular home in Seattle

    U.S. State Department officials have drilled out locks to inspect the former Russian consul general's Seattle residence, a day after Russian staff vacated the site. President Donald Trump's administration announced last month the diplomatic outpost would be closed and 60 Russian diplomats...

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  • Beloved princes: Boys become Buddhist novices in Thailand

    MAE HONG SON, Thailand (Reuters) - Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand's northern border.

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  • Beloved princes: Boys become Buddhist novices in Thailand

    MAE HONG SON, Thailand (Reuters) - Golden umbrellas draped in beads and flowers provide shade for boys as young as seven riding on their fathers' shoulders in a procession through the mountain town of Mae Hong Son on Thailand's northern border.

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  • Big data aids Sikorsky in improving helicopter maintenance

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Big data analytics are helping Lockheed Martin Corp's helicopter unit improve the maintenance of its aircraft and cut costs by identifying patterns that might have otherwise gone unnoticed, Sikorsky President Dan Schultz said on Wednesday.

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