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  • Pope urges press freedom, cites case of jailed Reuters reporters

    By Philip PullellaVATICAN CITY, June 20 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appealed for greater press freedom around the world, citing the case of two Reuters...

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    Following is a summary of current health news briefs.Stress disorders tied to increased risk of autoimmune diseasesPeople who suffer from posttraumatic...

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  • POLL-Asia business sentiment slips from 7-year high on trade...

    By Liz LeeKUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries...

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  • Germany wants to know if the US will let it carry nuclear weapons on its new fighter jets

    Thomson Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is pressing Washington to clarify whether it would let the Eurofighter Typhoon carry nuclear bombs as part of shared Western defenses, an issue that could help decide whether Berlin orders more of the jets, sources familiar with the matter said. Although not a nuclear power, Germany hosts some US nuclear warheads under NATO's nuclear-sharing policy and operates a number of Tornado warplanes that can deliver them. New jets will need to be certified by...

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  • EU expected to hit the US back with tariffs on Friday in what could be the first blows of a trade war

    Flickr The European Union will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. products on Friday, in response to U.S tariffs imposed on EU steel and aluminum early this month. The move confirms a tit-for-tat dispute that could escalate into a full trade war, particularly if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out his threat to penalize European cars.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Trump pitched peace to Kim Jong Un with this Hollywood-style video starring...

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  • Canada's Senate approves legalizing recreational marijuana use

    613rd420th/Shutterstock Canada's upper house of parliament on Tuesday voted 52-29 in favor of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, paving the way for a fully legal cannabis market within eight to 12 weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals had made legalizing recreational use of marijuana part of their successful 2015 election campaign. "It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana - and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize &...

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  • Reuters Sports News Summary

    Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.Poland's mishaps help Senegal claim first African winSenegal became the first African team to win a...

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  • Japan's business mood mixed, underlines fragile recovery-Reuters...

    By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Izumi NakagawaTOKYO, June 20 (Reuters) - Japanese manufacturers' confidence improved for a second straight month in June but the ...

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    Following is a summary of current science news briefs.Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branchU.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said...

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  • Reuters People News Summary

    Following is a summary of current people news briefs.Veteran journalist at Time, Bloomberg named Los Angeles Times editorA former top editor at Bloomberg,...

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  • Japan's Princess Takamado seen in Russia's Saransk -Reuters witness

    SARANSK, Russia June 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Takamado was seen by a Reuters witness in the Russian city of Saransk, where she will watch her...

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  • POLL-Asian business sentiment edges up to hit 7-year high

    By Byron KayeSYDNEY, March 21 (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian companies rose in the first quarter to the highest level in seven years, a...

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  • Here are all the ways China could hurt the US in the looming trade war

    Associated Press/Andy Wong China and the US sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products. The sheer size of Trump's latest threat makes it impossible for an in-kind response from China since the value of the goods involved exceeds by $70 billion the total value of US imports to China last year. But to return fire in the trade war, China would have to turn to...

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  • Trump to meet with Republicans about family separations at the border — but he may not budge

    John Moore/Getty President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. He will travel to Capitol Hill as Democrats hurl charges of "barbaric" treatment of children and his fellow Republicans move tentatively toward legislation that would curb the practice of separating families. Trump and Republicans will...

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  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.Hobbit's five armies clash in Czech forestSpears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a...

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  • Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying...

    By Thu Thu Aung and Poppy Elena McPhersonYANGON, June 18 (Reuters) - A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state ...

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  • Audi CEO arrested

    Thomson Reuters FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday, a spokesman for parent company Volkswagen said. "We confirm that Mr Stadler was arrested this morning. The hearing to determine whether he will be remanded is ongoing," the spokesman said, adding that the presumption of innocence applied to Stadler's case. Audi had no immediate comment. Munich prosecutors and Stadler himself were not immediately available for comment.See the rest of the story at...

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  • US oil firms expecting to be slapped by Chinese tariffs on $1 billion monthly trade

    Neil Kremer China's threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month. "This escalation of the trade war is dangerous for oil prices," said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia/Pacific at futures brokerage OANDA in Singapore. U.S. crude exports to China have been rising sharply, thanks to a production surge in the past three years that was a welcome alternative to make up for the cut in...

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  • Google to invest $550 million in Chinese online retail giant JD.com

    AP Google is to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com as part of a strategic partnership. JD.com products will be promoted on Google's shopping service. The investment could help JD.com establish a meaningful presence in US and European markets. SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including...

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  • A lawsuit that claims Apple is anticompetitive is heading to the Supreme Court

    AP Images / J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON  -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Apple's bid to escape a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and causing consumers to pay more than they should. The justices said they would hear Apple's appeal of a lower court's ruling that revived the proposed class-action lawsuit by iPhone buyers over commissions that the Cupertino, California-based technology company...

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    Following is a summary of current health news briefs.UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalizedBritain's interior minister used an...

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  • A boat full of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after a nine-day standoff

    REUTERS / Heino Kalis A group of migrants has finally arrived in Spain after being stranded in the Mediterranean for nine days. The 629 migrants were rejected from ports in Italy and Malta before arriving in Spain. VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants pulled from the Mediterranean by a rescue ship arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day voyage but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration. Spain swooped in to...

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  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs.Revamped collider to shine brighter light on physics mysteries at CERNEurope's physics research center...

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  • Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

    Why is democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi allowing this to happen?

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