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Brexit Shock Triggers Race To Salvage EU

A man carries a EU flag, after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.     REUTERS/Neil Hall

By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union – the first time a member state has chosen to pull out – sends the post-World War Two unification process that has underpinned peace and prosperity on the continent into reverse. The loss of Europe’s second biggest economy and one of […]

Latest Gun Control Bid Falters In Congress, Democrat Sit-in Ends

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate. In a procedural vote, the Senate […]

Orlando Gunman’s Wife Becomes Focus Of Investigation

An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2016. Omar Mateen via Myspace/Handout via REUTERS

By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub could face criminal charges as early as Wednesday after a federal grand jury was convened to study possible wrongdoing by her, a law enforcement source said. Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, […]

China Spy Ship Shadows U.S., Japanese, Indian Naval Drill In Western Pacific

An E-2D Hawkeye plane approaches to the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis during joint military exercise called Malabar, with the United States, Japan and India participating, off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa.  REUTERS/Nobuhiro Kubo

By Nobuhiro Kubo OKINAWA, Japan (Reuters) – A Chinese observation ship shadowed the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, the carrier’s commander said, as it joined warships from Japan and India for drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard. The show of U.S. naval power comes as Japan […]

After Florida Shooting, Trump Hardens Stance On Muslims

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

By Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson MANCHESTER, N.H./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump on Monday placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida squarely at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and “trying to take over our children.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee drew […]

Fifty People Killed In Massacre At Florida Gay Nightclub: Police

Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where as many as 20 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – A gunman killed 50 people and injured 53 in a crowded gay nightclub in the tourist hub of Orlando, Florida, early on Sunday before being shot dead by police, authorities said, in what appeared the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The shooter was identified as Omar S. […]

Buoyed By Attacks On Trump, Clinton Heads Into Pivotal Week

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she sits down to talk during a campaign stop at a small restaurant in Vallejo, California, United States June 5, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  - RTSG4YM

By James Oliphant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton heads into what could be a defining moment for her efforts to secure the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this week as she rides a boost from her blistering attack on Donald Trump, her likely opponent in the Nov. 8 general election. Six states – California, Montana, […]

Muhammad Ali: ‘Greatest’ Boxer, Showman, Ambassador

Muhammad Ali with his trainer Angelo Dundee ahead of his fight with Ernie Terrell at the Astrodome, Houston, February 1967. 
Action Images / MSI

By Bill Trott (Reuters) – More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have […]

Combative Trump Says He Raised $5.6 Million For Vets, Bashes Media

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a list of veterans groups he says he has donated to during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday detailed $5.6 million in contributions he raised for military veterans, and staged a fiery news conference where he attacked reporters for questioning him for months about the money. Appearing at Trump Tower in Manhattan, the billionaire accused the […]

U.S. Wholesale Inventories Barely Rise, Sales Rebound

Grain silos are seen in Haverhill, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in March as sales recorded their largest increase in nearly a year, suggesting little impact on the first-quarter economic growth estimate. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories edged up 0.1 percent. February inventories were revised down to show a 0.6 percent decrease instead of the […]

   

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