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U.S. House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republicans said late on Thursday they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan. Trump complicated the talks by saying a six-year extension of funding for the ...

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African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after 'shithole' remark

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from “shithole” countries. African ambassadors met with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who told them she regretted the political ...

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Bright lights, big city – Light art festival takes to London's streets

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The artists who have created works ...

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'Andres Manuelovich': Mexican leftist laughs off Russia election jabs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The leftist frontrunner for Mexico’s presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Thursday made light of allegations that his campaign may have Russian backing, joking that he would henceforth be known as “Andres Manuelovich.” In contrast with previous presidential campaigns, in which Lopez Obrador’s shrill replies to critics’ jibes cost him votes, he has shown himself ...

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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organisations, said. Reuters last had contact with its stringer early on Wednesday before he went to report on the demonstrations, which resulted in clashes between police and protesters. An ...

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'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Ireland’s main opposition party said on Thursday that he had changed his views on Ireland’s strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months. The government has pledged to hold the plebiscite as soon as May to seek a loosening of the ...

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Tillerson to visit London, hopes to visit controversial new embassy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the controversial new U.S. embassy when he visits London next week, but the State Department said it had not been decided whether he would formally open the building. U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London to open the embassy scheduled for next month, saying ...

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Global stocks pause after rally; U.S. bond yields hit 10-month high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of world stock markets slipped on Thursday, pausing after notching a run of record highs, as a decline in Boeing and interest-rate sensitive sectors such as utilities and real estate weighed on U.S. equities. Shares on Wall Street took a breather after the strongest performance of the year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ...

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'We must question our views': Irish opposition leader backs abortion reform

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Ireland’s main opposition party said on Thursday that he had changed his views on Ireland’s strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months. The government has pledged to hold the plebiscite as soon as May to seek a loosening of the ...

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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign media organisations, said. Reuters last had contact with its stringer early on Wednesday before he went to report on the demonstrations, which resulted in clashes between police and protesters. An ...

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