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Nineteen killed in suspected suicide attack at Ariana Grande concert in Britain

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what two U.S. officials said was a suspected suicide bombing. Read More

 

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Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". More »

 

Flynn declines Senate subpoena in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. More »

 

Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump's immigration efforts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally. More »

 

Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro plan, unrest worsens

CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as the death toll from two months of unrest hit 51. More »

 

Ford names Hackett as CEO to tackle car rivals, Silicon Valley

WASHINGTON/DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co abruptly named James Hackett as chief executive on Monday, responding to investors' growing unease about the U.S. automaker's slumping stock price and its ability to counter threats from longtime rivals and Silicon Valley. More »

 

South Korea's ex-leader Park abused power to gain bribes, prosecutor tells court

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye abused her power and pressured companies to pay her tens of millions of dollars in bribes, a prosecutor told a Seoul court at the start of her corruption trial on Tuesday. More »

 

Supreme Court tosses Republican-drawn North Carolina voting districts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in an improper bid to diminish their statewide political clout. More »

 

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent

PARIS/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two words underpin Boeing's decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier , which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again". More »

 

Texas House passes 'bathroom bill' targeting public schools

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children. More »

 

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