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'Our darkest of days': PM Ardern voices New Zealand's grief

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday praised the bravery of mosque worshippers as a lone gunman massacred their friends and family, saying the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community in this "darkest of days". Read More

 

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Dutch authorities seek motive behind Utrecht tram shooting

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch authorities were trying on Tuesday to determine the motive behind the shooting incident on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded. More »

 

Democrats target massage parlor proprietor linked to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlor chain who is an alleged acquaintance of President Donald Trump, according to a letter released on Monday. More »

 

Brexit in crisis as PM May plots a course around speaker's obstruction

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her government sought to plot a way around the speaker of parliament's ruling that she had to change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote. More »

 

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria's powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to quit. More »

 

Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world's biggest planemaker. More »

 

U.S.-backed SDF says captures Islamic State camp but fight not over

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed fighters said they took a big step towards eradicating Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Monday, seizing the jihadist camp at Baghouz and cornering remaining fighters against the Euphrates river. More »

 

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge

(Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday. More »

 

Warren calls for scrapping U.S. electoral college in 2020 televised town hall

GREENVILLE, Miss. (Reuters) - Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday called for the scrapping of the electoral college, the method used to elect U.S. presidents. More »

 

Global shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares inched toward their longest winning streak of the year on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, while the pound kept calm after another dramatic twist in the Brexit plot bolstered bets on a lengthy delay to the process. More »

 

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