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Missouri governor halts execution to examine questions over DNA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

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Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

(Reuters) - City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly.

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Tillerson sees possible pathway to North Korea dialogue ‘in near future‘

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to North Korea on Tuesday, welcoming what he called the restraint it had shown recently in its weapons programs and saying a path could be opening for dialogue "sometime in the near future.""We have had no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the U.N. Security Council resolution," Tillerson told

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U.S. puts more pressure on Pakistan to help with Afghan war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States put more pressure on Pakistan on Tuesday to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad‘s status as a major non-NATO ally if it does not crack down on Islamist militants.

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Tillerson sees possible pathway to U.S.-North Korea dialogue ‘in near future‘

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a peace overture to North Korea on Tuesday, welcoming what he called the restraint it had shown recently in its weapons programs and saying a path could be opening for dialogue "sometime in the near future.""We have had no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the U.N. Security Council resolution," Tillerson told

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Missouri governor halts execution amid questions over DNA evidence

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent.

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Missouri governor halts Tuesday execution

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing of a woman during a robbery after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence shows he is innocent.

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U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang‘s weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.

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Venezuela-U.S. relations at lowest point ever: Maduro

CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Relations between Caracas and Washington are at their lowest point ever, Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday in a speech at the presidential palace for international media that was televised to the nation.

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Venezuela‘s top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuela‘s top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia‘s migration agency said on Tuesday.

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Barcelona cell planned big bomb attack, suspect tells court

MADRID (Reuters) - An alleged member of an Islamist cell suspected of carrying out last week‘s deadly Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger strike using explosives, a judicial source said.

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U.S. targets Chinese and Russia entities over North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is imposing new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang‘s weapons programs, U.S. officials announced on Tuesday, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.

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EU starts in-depth probe of Bayer, Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission has started an in-depth investigation of Bayer‘s planned 66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto, saying it was worried about competition in various pesticide and seeds markets.

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U.S. targets China, Russia entities, individuals for North Korea support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is imposing sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for supporting North Korean weapons programs, including those dealing in Pyongyang‘s energy trade and helping North Korean entities gain access to the U.S. and international finance system, officials said on Tuesday.

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Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar‘s Rakhine - residents

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbors in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

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Barcelona cell planned big bomb attack, suspect tells court: source

MADRID (Reuters) - An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger strike using explosives, a judicial source said.

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No decision yet on size of U.S. troop increase in Afghanistan: Mattis

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has not decided yet how many more U.S. troops to send to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there.

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Trump talks tough on Pakistan‘s ‘terrorist‘ havens, but options scarce

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won‘t change Pakistan‘s strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

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U.S. targets China, Russia entities and people for North Korea support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday on Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for supporting North Korean weapons programs, including by dealing in Pyongyang‘s energy trade and helping sanctioned North Korean entities gain access to the U.S. and international finance system.

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U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. forum over nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea and the United States clashed at a U.N. forum on Tuesday over their military intentions towards one another, with Pyongyang‘s envoy declaring it would "never" put its nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table.

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Troops make progress in Tal Afar battle as U.S. defense secretary visits Iraq

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Government forces breached the city limits of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday on the third day of a U.S.-backed offensive to seize it back from Islamic State militants.

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Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia.

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Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved

CASAMICCIOLA, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued.

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