Concrete or steel? Trump signals wall compromise

Concrete or steel? Trump signals wall compromise

Showing signs of compromise, the White House signaled on Sunday that talks to reopen the federal government could produce a deal in which President Donald Trump moves away from his demand that a proposed barrier along the southern border be a concret
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Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to life in prison

Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to life in prison

A Wisconsin judge sentenced Jake Patterson to two terms of life imprisonment on Friday for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and murdering her parents, describing him as "one of the most dangerous men ever to walk this planet." Colette Luke has more
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Novartis gets approval for world's costliest drug

Novartis gets approval for world's costliest drug

Swiss drugmaker Novartis received U.S. approval to sell a gene therapy for $2.125 million per single dose, making it the world's most expensive drug. Conway G.
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Trade frustrations grow for Iowa soybean farmers

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, Iowa soybean farmers are looking for a resolution over aid - with soybean exports to China last year plunging to a 16-year low.
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Week ahead on Wall Street

Investors hope the markets will turn around after the Dow's longest weekly losing streak in eight years. As Fred Katayama reports, they'll have earnings reports to consider from retailers Costco, Dollar General and Gap.
Wall Street edges higher

Wall Street edges higher

Wall Street's major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session. But as Fred Katayama reports, the Dow lost ground for the fifth week in a row.
Police in France on manhunt for suitcase bomber

Police in France on manhunt for suitcase bomber

French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said.
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Amazon will hit $3,000 in two years - analyst

Amazon will hit $3,000 in two years - analyst

A top-rated analyst predicts Amazon.com shares will reach the $3,000 mark in two years. As Fred Katayama reports, that implies a 65 percent jump.
More climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount Everest

More climbers die on crowded slopes of Mount Everest

Three Indian climbers and one Nepali guide died on Mount Everest in the past couple of days, taking to seven the total number killed or missing on the world’s highest mountain in this year’s climbing season, Nepali officials said on Friday.
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Global school children strike over climate change

Global school children strike over climate change

Young activists around the world launched a global protest on Friday, demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.
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Lookahead: trade war, data, election aftermath make for unpredictable week

Lookahead: trade war, data, election aftermath make for unpredictable week

Investors open next week to the results of European elections where populists are polled to perform strongly. As Francis Maguire reports, markets will also have an eye on key U.S. growth numbers, and German and French consumer data.
African swine fever threatens French deli meats producers

African swine fever threatens French deli meats producers

French deli meats makers are being squeezed by a surge in pork prices linked to an African swine fever epidemic that has decimated the pig herd in China.
North Korea blames U.S. for failed summit

North Korea blames U.S. for failed summit

North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-U.S. summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach.
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Theresa May announces resignation as British PM

Theresa May announces resignation as British PM

Fighting back tears, British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would quit, triggering a leadership contest.
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PM May's departure leaves British economy in Brexit fog

PM May's departure leaves British economy in Brexit fog

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation on Friday leaves May's replacement - and Britain's economy - stepping into a new round of Brexit uncertainty.
Stocks climb on muted trade hopes, sterling yo-yos as PM May quits

Stocks climb on muted trade hopes, sterling yo-yos as PM May quits

Shares recovered some ground on Friday after a bruising session a day earlier. And sterling bounced - briefly - on news of Theresa May's impending departure from her job as UK prime minister.
Regional reach strengthens Iran's hand against U.S.

Regional reach strengthens Iran's hand against U.S.

As saber-rattling between the U.S. and Iran intensifies, Washington is clearly the stronger power. But Iran has cards to play too, including its support for regional militias and its strategic location.
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Mine collapse threatens entire city in Brazil

Mine collapse threatens entire city in Brazil

Residents in the Brazilian city of Barao de Cocais are living in the shadow of a dam situated close to a mine amid reports that it may soon collapse.
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Boeing MAX 8 jets could be back in air by late June

Boeing MAX 8 jets could be back in air by late June

U.S. aviation regulators expect to sign off on a return to service for Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jets, which suffered two fatal crashes, as soon as late June, sources have told Reuters.
Trump hints at Huawei as bargaining chip

Trump hints at Huawei as bargaining chip

U.S. President Donald Trump hinted the U.S. could ease the embargo on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in return for a trade deal.
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First of Taiwan's same-sex couples get married after legalisation

First of Taiwan's same-sex couples get married after legalisation

According to government data, 360 same-sex couples have tied the knot on Friday (May 24), the first day that gay marriage became legal in Taiwan.
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Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot

Taiwan celebrates Asia's first same-sex marriages as couples tie knot

20 couples gathered to walk down a rainbow aisle in a park near a Taipei registration office.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign on June 7

British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign on June 7

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she would resign on June 7, saying it was a matter of 'deep regret' that she had not delivered Brexit.
SpaceX launches first Starlink payload

SpaceX launches first Starlink payload

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company launches a Falcon 9 rocket on a mission to carry the first batch of small satellites into low-Earth orbit for his new Starlink internet service.
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China's heartland 'sacrifice' for the war on pollution

China's heartland 'sacrifice' for the war on pollution

The squeeze is on in China's industrial heartland as Beijing cracks down on polluting industries. Reuters visits Henan province to see how the war on pollution, together with an economic slowdown and grinding trade war with the U.S., is affecting factories and lives in one of China's most populous regions.
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