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Putin nemesis Navalny, barred from election, tries political siege

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two young anti-Putin activists trudged through a snow-logged Moscow housing estate on a recent Saturday, putting up fliers promoting a boycott of a presidential election next month. "It's not...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:57am

Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the U.S. intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:57am

Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:57am

Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state's witness in corruption case: media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state about alleged corrupt dealings between the government and the country's biggest telecoms group, Israeli media reported on Wednesday...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:57am

Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners

By Wyman Ma, Dewey Sim and Joyce Lee HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm

Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

By Katanga Johnson PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Dow, S&P snap winning streak as Walmart weighs

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Tuesday to snap a six-session winning streak as a sharp decline in Walmart weighed heavily, but gains in Amazon and chip stocks helped the Nasdaq hold near the unchanged mark...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:37pm

Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

By Andy Sullivan and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:36pm

South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with U.S. before April

By Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for joint military drills that had been postponed until after...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer's decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Vatican special envoy hears Chilean abuse victims' testimony

By Cassandra Garrison SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest said he was hopeful that the testimony he shared on Tuesday with a Vatican investigator would lead to better protection for children...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Macron plans tighter asylum rules in test of parliamentary majority

By Julie Carriat and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron's government will on Wednesday propose toughening France's immigration and asylum laws amid strident criticism from human rights groups, in a move that will test the unity of his left-and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

By Mohamed Junayd MALE (Reuters) - Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis. Countries...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:28pm

Pakistan given three-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist: minister

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:05pm

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:05pm

More bombs hit Syria's Ghouta, death toll highest since 2013

By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-government forces pounded the rebel-held district of eastern Ghouta outside the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, in a surge of violence that a war monitor said had killed at least...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:03pm

Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

By Diane Bartz and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's <T.N> request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:03pm