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Obama tells Trump: 'This is not a reality show'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday that occupying the Oval Office "is not a reality show," in a swipe at outspoken Republican candidate Donald Trump who is vying to replace him in the White House. Read More

 

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Obama: new tax rule will fight corruption, help economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a long-delayed rule requiring the financial industry to identify the real owners of companies will help fight corruption and tax evasion and boost the economy. More »

 

Panama Papers source breaks silence, denies being a spy: Sueddeutsche Zeitung

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday that the source of millions of documents leaked to the German newspaper from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca had sent them a manifesto, saying his motivation was the "scale of injustices" the papers revealed. More »

 

Job market slowdown, rising wages may fit Fed's playbook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A slowdown in U.S. hiring coupled with a jump in wages last month dovetails with what the Federal Reserve expected as the economy approaches full employment and is not likely to alter its interest rate hike trajectory. More »

 

Suspect arrested in Washington-area shootings that killed three

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police arrested a man on Friday suspected in three shootings over two days in the Washington, D.C. suburbs that killed three, wounded three and revived memories of the "Beltway sniper" attacks of 2002. More »

 

Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party. More »

 

Convoy leads Canada fire evacuees through burning city to safety

CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - A convoy of evacuees from the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray drove through the heart of a massive wildfire on Friday guided by police and military helicopters as they sought to reach safety to the south of the burning city. More »

 

North Korean leader hails nuclear success in opening congress

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday hailed the country's recent nuclear test and launch of a satellite into space, as he opened the first congress of the country's ruling Workers' Party in 36 years. More »

 

Islamist rebels seize village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels seized a village from government forces near Aleppo overnight, a monitoring group and rebel sources said on Friday, gaining important ground near the Syrian city where the United States and Russia are trying to de-escalate the war. More »

 

Brazil Senate committee votes for Rousseff to stand trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Senate committee recommended on Friday that Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff be put on trial by the full chamber for breaking budget laws, moving a step closer to the likely suspension of the leftist leader from office next week. More »

 

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