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FBI tightens grip on final occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Federal agents on Wednesday closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a 40-day armed occupation protesting federal land control in the West. Read More

 

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Russia says U.S. planes bombed Syria's Aleppo on Wednesday

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two U.S. aircraft had bombed the Syrian city of Aleppo on Feb. 10, and that Russian planes had not been operating in the area. More »

 

North Korea says South's pulling out of industrial zone 'declaration of war'

PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South's move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday's rocket launch by the North, a "declaration of war". More »

 

Ripple effect: scientists await word on gravitational waves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. More »

 

Republicans Christie, Fiorina drop White House bids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina ended their presidential campaigns on Wednesday, narrowing the field challenging front-runner Donald Trump in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. More »

 

Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year, but tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth have raised risks to the U.S. economy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. More »

 

With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. More »

 

Twitter's CEO making big product changes, but users not wowed

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Since returning to Twitter Inc in July, Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey has made a handful of dramatic changes to the micro-blogging service - and promised more. More »

 

Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, to force police reforms

FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities. More »

 

Exclusive: Australia directed officials how to address Nauru rights concerns, documents show

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government has directed senior officials on how to respond to questions about political turmoil and alleged corruption in Nauru, where it has an asylum seeker detention center, documents obtained by Reuters under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show. More »

 

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