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Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Central American migrants on Mexico's northern border are coming under pressure from two sides as the Trump administration blocks asylum to anyone entering the United States illegally, while local politicians question whether they should be in Mexico. Read More

 

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U.S. prepares criminal case against Wikileaks' Assange

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are preparing to pursue a criminal case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, escalating a long battle targeting his anti-secrecy group even as he remains holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. More »

 

Trump says he has finished answers to special counsel's questions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had completed his written answers for the federal investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but had not yet submitted them to the U.S. Special Counsel's Office. More »

 

UK PM May defends Brexit deal as opponents plot no-confidence vote

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of the most prominent Brexiteer in her government on Friday as she fought to save a draft European Union divorce deal that has stirred up a plot to force her out of her job. More »

 

Families anxious to learn fate of hundreds missing in California fire

PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the missing 630 people - 10 times the number of confirmed dead - from the fast-moving blaze that reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble. More »

 

Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc has started taking orders for its Model 3 sedan in China for a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), according to the electric carmaker's China website https://www.tesla.cn/model3/reserve. More »

 

Tight Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after elections. More »

 

North Korea's Kim inspects newly developed 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader publicly inspected a new weapon for the first time in nearly a year, state media reported on Friday, while it also decided to release a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. More »

 

VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday. More »

 

Trump's summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city. More »

 

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