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Trump's half-cocked and loaded tweet draws barrage of reaction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, whose Twitter malaprops often set off a deluge of social media criticism, was targeted on Friday for a linguistic misfire involving the phrase "locked and loaded." In a series of tweets on Friday...

Friday, June 21, 2019, 4:00 PM

Bar scales back 'free shot per goal' promotion after U.S. 13-0 win

(Reuters) - A Miami bar that offered customers "free shots" for every goal scored by the United States at the Women's World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team's record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week. The American Social...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 3:00 PM

Fowl ref! Scotland bring out the rubber chickens at World Cup

(Reuters) - Scotland's hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women's World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan - rubber chickens. Footage...

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 4:00 AM

Unlucky 13 for Miami bar that offered free shots for U.S. goals

(Reuters) - Customers at a bar in Miami had more reason than most to celebrate as the United States women's soccer team went on a record scoring rampage against Thailand at the World Cup on Tuesday. The American Social Bar & Kitchen had used its...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 3:00 PM

Polish activists try to save cows condemned to death

WARSAW (Reuters) - A herd of about 180 free-roaming cows in Poland must be slaughtered, authorities have ruled, to the dismay of activists fighting to save them as a cause celebre for animal rights. Left to wander fields in the western municipality of Deszczno for years, the cows are a threat to...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 3:00 PM

Duvets discarded, cushions thrown at Japan's Pillow Fighting Championship

By Jack Tarrant and Yoko Kono ITO, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (Reuters) - The Japanese may be known for their neatness, particularly when it comes to making their bed in the morning, but all social norms went out the window on Saturday during qualifying for the...

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 5:00 AM

Cambodia's royal oxen predict plentiful rice harvest amid EU tariffs

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's royal oxen predicted a plentiful harvest of rice, the country's biggest crop, at an ancient plowing ceremony on Wednesday. King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the televised annual ritual...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 3:00 AM

Belgian monks resurrect brewery after two century break

By Philip Blenkinsop GRIMBERGEN, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgian monks at the Grimbergen abbey are on the verge of brewing beer again after a break of more than 200 years. The abbey, whose emblem is a phoenix with the Latin motto "Ardet nec consumitur", meaning "Burned but...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:00 PM

Polish sextuplets surprise parents and doctors expecting five

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's first sextuplets on record, two boys and four girls, were born in the southern city of Krakow on Monday to the surprise of parents and doctors who had expected five babies. "Imagine this: we were prepared from early in the...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 11:00 AM

Eiffel Tower climber in custody after daring ascent

PARIS (Reuters) - Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police. Television channels ran live shots as rescuers perched on the 324-...

Monday, May 20, 2019, 11:00 AM

Raven chicks in the Tower ward off prophecy of doom for Brexit Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's political establishment is in chaos over Brexit and Prime Minister Theresa May's days in office are numbered but the kingdom and the Tower of London appear safe from legendary doom after the birth of four raven chicks...

Friday, May 17, 2019, 4:00 AM

Take or pay: Belgian ex-king faces paternity fines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court has ordered the country's former king to pay 5,000 euros ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA paternity test to resolve a long-running case brought by a woman who says she is his daughter. A judicial source said the 84-...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:00 AM

Australia's central bank takes 'responsibilty' for note typo

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Millions of A$50 ($35) banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing typographical error that was overlooked by the country's central bank before they were printed and circulated. The goof first became known on Thursday when a listener on radio outlet Triple M sent...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:15 AM

Beast from the east: Indian mountaineers reckon they've found Yeti footprints

By Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 5:03 AM

'Thou shall not gossip', Pope tells hairdressers

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlors and hair salons. The pope exhorted some 230 Italian...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:48 PM

Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:00 AM

Workers save dog spotted more than 100 miles off Thailand coast

REUTERS (April 17) - A Thai animal rescue group welcomed a dog who was rescued nearly 220 kilometers (136 miles) from shore Monday. The dog, named Boonrod - a Thai word which roughly translates to "the saved one" - was brought to shore for a health check after being found dehydrated...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 4:00 AM

Don't like surprises? AI predicts who survives 'Game of Thrones'

MUNICH (Reuters) - If you are a "Game of Thrones" fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now. Students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an application to predict which character has the best chance to claim the coveted Iron Throne in the HBO hit...

Friday, April 12, 2019, 11:00 AM

Brexit-hungry media to be turfed off grassy patch outside UK parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - After months of grueling political perma-crisis, Brexit is taking its toll on the British political establishment - not least the small patch of grass opposite parliament that has become a makeshift home to the world's media...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

Swiss government says coffee 'not essential', stockpiling to end

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland on Wednesday announced plans to abolish the nation's emergency stockpile of coffee, in place for decades, after declaring the beans not vital for human survival, though opposition to the proposal is brewing...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 12:00 PM