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Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity – local media

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) – Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was “quite certain” it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported. The raid occurred just before 10 p.m. (1900 GMT), after police located a suspected vehicle, a white Fiat Ducato, whose owner ...

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Finnish police 'quite certain' about attacker's identity – local media

TURKU, Finland (Reuters) – Finnish police raided an apartment in eastern Turku and said it was “quite certain” it had identified the attacker who killed two people and wounded eight during a stabbing rampage on Friday, local media reported. The raid occurred just before 10 p.m. (1900 GMT), after police located a suspected vehicle, a white Fiat Ducato, whose owner ...

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U.S. prosecutors recommend three years in prison for VW engineer Liang

DETROIT (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Friday recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) engineer James Liang for his role in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion. Liang, who pleaded guilty to misleading regulators, is cooperating with prosecutors and will be sentenced on Aug. 25. Prosecutors in U.S. District ...

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Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to U.S. President Trump

(Reuters) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments. Some Democratic lawmakers and biofuels advocates have argued that Icahn’s policy recommendations to the Republican administration create a conflict of interest with his businesses, including oil refining ...

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Congo landslide death toll likely to rise over 200 – Ituri vice governor

DAKAR (Reuters) – A landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo likely killed more than 200 people, based on estimates from the number of households submerged, the vice governor of affected Ituri province said on Friday. The landslide struck the village of Tora, on the shores of Lake Albert, a seismically active zone in the western Rift Valley, on Thursday. ...

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Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged. Election authorities have said that President Uhuru Kenyatta won the Aug. 8 election by 1.4 million votes, but opposition leader Raila Odinga said the results are false. He has not yet presented evidence ...

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Ukraine plant sucked into North Korea missile row has fallen on hard times

DNIPRO, Ukraine (Reuters) – The wall around the Yuzhmash rocket factory in east Ukraine is in places overgrown with weeds, a sign of hard times at a plant which a new study says could be the source of engines that power North Korean missiles. Workers at the plant have had their hours cut and wages are in arrears, but Yuzhmash ...

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Venezuela's constituent assembly assumes power to legislate

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s new legislative superbody on Friday gave itself the power to pass laws, superseding the opposition-led congress and fuelling criticism by government adversaries that socialist President Nicolas Maduro is consolidating a dictatorship. In practice, the move does little to change the existing situation. The Socialist-dominated Supreme Court has stripped power from the congress and shot down nearly ...

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Yemen violence worsening, more access to north needed – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Top United Nations officials on Friday warned violence in Yemen was worsening and greater access was needed to the Houthi rebel-held north, particularly through the key Red Sea port of Hodeidah. U.N. aid chief Stephen O’Brien slammed Yemen’s government and a Saudi-led military coalition for “unilaterally denying or excessively delaying entry to vessels carrying essential cargo” ...

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Exclusive – Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Foreign Minister is in Havana hoping to get Cuba, one of Venezuela’s top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the South American nation, a senior Mexican official who was briefed about the trip said. Luis Videgaray has not gone empty-handed, the official and a document seen by Reuters said, and has accepted ...

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