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Britain to limit gambling terminal stakes to two pounds – Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) – The stake on gambling machines in British betting shops is set to be cut to two pounds to tackle the risks that the terminals can pose to problem gamblers, the Sunday Times reported, citing an ally of new culture secretary Matt Hancock. The government said in October it would reduce the top stake on the machines from ...

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Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea. Funding for federal agencies ran out Saturday with Trump and Republican lawmakers locked in a standoff with Democrats. As ...

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Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) – Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria’s Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and ...

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Mines still claim legs and lives in Libya's Benghazi, months after war ceased

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – As military deminers warily picked their way through streets wrecked by war in Benghazi, a loud blast rang out – a familiar sound in the Libyan city, areas of which are riddled with deadly explosives and booby traps. On this occasion, it was a 27-year-old man returning to his home before it was declared safe to ...

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Jordan's king tells Pence U.S. must rebuild trust after Jerusalem decision

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday he looked to Washington to rebuild “trust and confidence” in moving toward a two-state solution in Israel after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the country’s capital. With Pence sitting across from him in the royal palace, King Abdullah said Jordan viewed the Israel-Palestinian conflict as ...

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Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day before Donald Trump’s Jan. 12 ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump’s aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said. The gathering in Brussels may even have reinforced the U.S. president’s antipathy, according to three U.S. ...

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Amazon's automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail. The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves, and what ...

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Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day before Donald Trump’s Jan. 12 ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump’s aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said. The gathering in Brussels may even have reinforced the U.S. president’s antipathy, according to three U.S. ...

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Czech presidential election headed for tight run-off vote – poll

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech voters are equally split ahead of a presidential vote next weekend between an academic who promises a better relationship with the European Union and incumbent Milos Zeman, who has used his time in office to push closer ties with Russia and China. A poll by Kantar TNS for Czech Television shows voters leaning 45.5 percent for ...

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Trump: Senate should change rules if shutdown stalemate continues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for appropriations bills to pass. “The Dems (Democrats) just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51 percent (Nuclear Option) ...

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