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Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) - Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

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‘Imagine there‘s no Brexit‘: EU boss channels Lennon

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Since this month‘s election, many British voices have joined a debate on how or even if Brexit may happen; on Thursday, one EU chief added that of John Lennon, sparking a round of more and less musical replies.

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In Brussels, weakened May to offer EU citizens rights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the start of a European Union summit on Thursday that she would reassure fellow leaders that her government will protect the rights of their citizens living in Britain after its departure from the bloc.

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Champs Elysees attacker had been in Turkey and had huge arsenal of weapons: official

PARIS (Reuters) - The man behind this week‘s attempted attack in Paris‘s Champs Elysees avenue had been to Turkey several times in 2016 where authorities questioned him over large amounts of gold and jewelry in his possession, and he had a huge arsenal of weapons, said the Paris prosecutor.

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Google pushes framework for law enforcement access to overseas data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc‘s Google pressed U.S. lawmakers and the international community on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley.

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Boeing wins hot Paris order race

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing won a red hot race for new business at the Paris Airshow, rolling out a new model of its best-selling 737 airliner that helped it claim back the order crown from rival Airbus

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Macron orders French officials to show more humanity to migrants

PARIS (Reuters) - France has instructed local officials to show more humanity toward migrants, the government spokesman said on Thursday, after a human rights watchdog said it bore responsibility for the inhuman conditions migrants face in the Calais region.

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Shock and anger in Mosul after Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - "When I looked out of the window and saw the minaret was no longer there, I felt a part of me had died."

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Russian ForMin: high degree of certainty IS leader is dead - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia‘s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday there was high degree of certainty that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, RIA news agency reported.

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Shhh...EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for now

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany‘s election in September.

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Mourners in Ohio remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) - Friends and family members will gather in Ohio on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after being returned to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

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Google to push for law enforcement to have more access to overseas data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc‘s Google will press U.S. lawmakers on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley.

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Exclusive: South Korea president calls on China‘s Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea‘s nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to ‘lift all measures‘ against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul‘s decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system.

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Airbus concedes defeat to Boeing in Paris order race

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus conceded defeat to arch-rival Boeing at the Paris Airshow on Thursday as a last-minute haul of almost 100 orders, including new interest from Iran, failed to close a gap opened up by the launch of Boeing‘s new 737 model.

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Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.

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Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday, SMFG to provide bridge loan: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two sources said, as the Japanese company faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.

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Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday, SMBC to provide bridge loan: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, two sources said, as the Japanese company faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the biggest recall in automotive history.

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Trump, new Saudi crown prince share hardline views on Iran but risks abound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia‘s new crown prince and likely next king shares U.S. President Donald Trump‘s hawkish view of Iran, but a more confrontational approach toward Tehran carries a risk of escalation in an unstable region, current and former U.S. officials said.

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Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate‘

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq‘s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

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Under fire in Washington, Trump back in campaign mode in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under siege in Washington, defended his record at a raucous political rally in Iowa on Wednesday, rejecting a Russia investigation as a witch hunt and saying he was succeeding against all odds, despite no major legislative achievements.

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Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated Democrats pondered the party‘s future and questioned its campaign messaging on Wednesday after a demoralizing defeat in a Georgia congressional race widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump‘s young administration.

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Senate healthcare bill expected to cut back Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A healthcare bill being released by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance.

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Trump‘s son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, beginning a new U.S. effort to revive long-fractured Middle East peace efforts.

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FBI says probing Michigan airport stabbing as ‘act of terrorism‘

(Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday it was investigating as an act of terrorism the stabbing of a police officer inside the main terminal of a small airport in Flint, Michigan.

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