Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term

World News - 4 hours 34 min ago
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

World News - 4 hours 47 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.
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Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule

World News - 5 hours 34 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.
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For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 23:33
BEIJING (Reuters) - Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no.
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U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 17:18
(Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.
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Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 16:57
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing.
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Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information'

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 16:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week.
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Trump: Raqqa fall 'critical breakthrough', end of Islamic State in sight

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 14:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa as "a critical breakthrough" in a worldwide campaign against the militants.
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Madrid to impose direct rule in Catalonia to quash independence bid

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 13:21
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government will impose direct rule on Catalonia, firing the regional government and forcing a new election, it said on Saturday, unprecedented steps that brought thousands of pro-independence protesters onto to the streets.
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Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 10:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda.
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Spain will sack Catalan government, call regional election

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 09:40
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take these unprecedented steps to prevent Catalan independence.
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Trump considers Fed's Powell, economist Taylor to lead central bank

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 09:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change.
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Plane by plane, New York greets Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 06:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane.
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Spanish government meets to impose direct rule in rebel Catalonia

World News - Sat, 2017-10-21 05:50
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish cabinet was meeting on Saturday to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain.
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U.S. court blocks immigrant teen's bid to obtain abortion

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 21:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday prevented an illegal immigrant teenager detained by the government from immediately obtaining an abortion, although it left open the possibility she could undergo the procedure within days.
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Trump administration considers pausing U.S. refugee family reunification program

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 19:32
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Trump's administration has drafted a plan to pause a program that allows family members join refugees already settled in the United States until they can undergo increased security checks, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
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Canada's Liberals look to economy to guide them past ethics scandal

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 18:46
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political observers say.
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Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 16:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.
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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 15:52
(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.
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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data

World News - Fri, 2017-10-20 15:19
TORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.
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