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Russia has no confirmation of IS leader‘s death: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it could not confirm that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike in Syria last month, the Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

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Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to 6 trillion

PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing revised up its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight planes by 4 percent on Tuesday, though signs at the world‘s biggest air show suggest a cooling of demand at the moment after years of red-hot growth.

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Central bank caution beefs up stock gains

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan‘s Nikkei jumped to a near two-year high on Tuesday and European stock markets built on their biggest one-day gain in two months as central bankers gave a tempered message about growth and the chances of rises in interest rates.

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Exclusive - U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal investigators probing the lobbying work of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynnare focused in part on the role of Bijan Kian, Flynn‘s former business partner, according to a person interviewed by the FBI.

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Philippines launches offensive in hope of recapturing Marawi by weekend festival

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine aircraft and troops launched a renewed push against Islamist militants in a southern city on Tuesday, and a military spokesman said the aim was to clear the area by the weekend Eid festival, although there was no deadline.

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Another youth killed as Venezuela protesters flex muscle in street clashes

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition activists battled security forces in Caracas on Monday at one of the largest demonstrations in recent weeks, aiming to dispel doubts about the movement‘s stamina after over two months of almost daily street clashes.

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As inflation misses goal, Fed‘s Evans calls for gradual rate hikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With inflation stubbornly soft despite a 16-year low in the U.S. unemployment rate, the Federal Reserve should move only slowly to raise interest rates and trim its massive bond portfolio, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said Monday.

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Virginia police probe Muslim girl‘s killing as ‘road rage‘ incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque was an apparent victim of "road rage" and her death is not being investigated as a hate crime, police said on Monday.

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Tesla driver in fatal ‘Autopilot‘ crash got numerous warnings - U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man killed in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan kept his hands off the wheel for extended periods of time despite repeated automated warnings not to do so, a U.S. government report said on Monday

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Will McDonald‘s customers wait for the new Quarter Pounder?

LOS ANGELES/DALLAS (Reuters) - Tracy Moore grew impatient as she waited for a Quarter Pounder recently in the parking lot of a McDonald‘s restaurant in central Dallas.

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Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, aims to end battle by weekend

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine aircraft bombed rebel positions and ground troops launched a renewed push against Islamist militants holed up in a southern city on Tuesday, and a military spokesman said the aim was to wrap up the fighting before the weekend Eid festival.

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Asia shares near two-year high as U.S. hi-tech rebound boosts mood

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan‘s Nikkei rose more than 1 percent to a near two-year high on Tuesday, encouraged by rebound in U.S. hi-tech shares as investors bet on solid growth in the economy and corporate profits globally.

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U.S. Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States Coast Guard will on Tuesday start interviewing the crew of a Philippines-flagged container ship which collided with a U.S. warship in Japanese waters killing seven American sailors.

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U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release

(Reuters) - An American university student who had been held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months died at a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after he was released from captivity in a coma, his parent said.

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U.S. student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

(Reuters) - University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier died on Monday in a Cincinnati hospital only days after being released in a coma from 17 months of detention in North Korea, his family said in a statement.

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White House says it retains right to self-defense in Syria; Moscow warns Washington

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defense as Russia warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets.

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U.S., Iran flex muscles in Syria deterrence, Russia warns Washington

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Iran have flexed their military muscles in unprecedented ways in Syria to deter attacks on their allies and interests, with Russia warning Washington on Monday it would treat any U.S.-led coalition planes in its area of operations as potential targets after the U.S. military downed a Syrian jet.

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U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday.

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Stocks buoyed by tech rebound; Dudley remarks lift Treasury yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets climbed on Monday as technology and retail stocks rebounded from recent weakness and U.S. Treasury yields rose in the wake of hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official.

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‘Real victory will be in five years,‘ says Macron camp after election win

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron‘s government on Monday promised to reshape France‘s political landscape after winning a commanding parliamentary majority to push through far-reaching pro-growth reforms.

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Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes

(Reuters) - A veteran federal prosecutor recruited onto special counsel Robert Mueller‘s team is known for a skill that may come in handy in the investigation of potential ties between Russia and U.S. President Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign team: persuading witnesses to turn on friends, colleagues and superiors.

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Stocks buoyed by tech bounce; Dudley remarks lift Treasury yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets climbed on Monday as technology and retail stocks rebounded from recent weakness and U.S. Treasury yields rose in the wake of hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official.

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With the clock ticking, Britain, EU play up chance of deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said after a first day of talks on Britain‘s exit from the 28-member bloc that the clock was ticking on negotiations, but British Brexit minister David Davis said he was optimistic they would yield a swift and good outcome.

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Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbors lift "blockade"

DOHA/PARIS (Reuters) - Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf diplomatic dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said.

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