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U.S. women end drought with shootout win over Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women‘s Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals.

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Twitter bars tactics used by ‘bots‘ to spread false stories

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.

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U.S. women beat Canada in shootout to claim first gold since 1998

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in the shootout as the United States beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday to win their first gold medal in women‘s Olympic ice hockey since 1998 and snap a streak of four consecutive golds for their arch-rivals.

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North Korea‘s closing Olympics delegation includes man blamed for deadly ship sinking

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.

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Seed firms scramble to stop a ‘cancer‘ in Canada‘s cash crop

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop.

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Distrust of unions, and GM, hangs over South Korean efforts to stem job losses

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in a bind.

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South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country‘s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.

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How General Electric gambled on fossil fuel power, and lost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last March, executives at General Electric Co‘s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power‘s revenue and profit would rise.

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U.S. students protest over gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

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Explosive device thrown at U.S. embassy building in Montenegro

PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unknown person threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday.

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Australian leader to raise China, Trans-Pacific trade deal in Trump talks

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China‘s rising power and a resurgent trans-Pacific trade pact will be at the top of the agenda when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump meet in Washington this week, an Australian official said on Thursday.

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Trump-Russia probe counsel to interview ex-Trump aide Nunberg: sources

(Reuters) - Sam Nunberg, a former political aide to Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Thursday as part of a U.S. special counsel‘s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Explosive device thrown at U.S.embassy building in Montenegro: report

PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unknown man threw an explosive device at the United States embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up, media in the city said.

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Floating Island: New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.

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U.S. students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

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South Korea splurges on sister of Kim Jong Un; drops his name from border broadcasts

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea spent around 240 million won (223,237) on the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and her entourage during their three-day visit for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a government official said on Thursday.

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Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week‘s mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group.

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U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act.

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South Korea‘s Moon says relations with U.S. are ‘rock solid‘: media

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said relations with the United States are "rock solid" and "as strong and robust as ever" in a media interview, as his administration gears up for a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week‘s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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Trump vows action on gun background checks after Florida shooting

WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to take steps to improve background checks for gun buyers in the wake of last week‘s deadly Florida high school shooting as hundreds of students joined scattered protests around the United States.

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Laws have failed: Florida survivors demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Survivors of last week‘s deadly Florida high school shooting poured into the state capital, Tallahassee, on Wednesday to demand that lawmakers restrict sales of assault rifles, and hundreds of students joined scattered sympathy protests around the United States.

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Cruz urges biofuels policy revamp at rally for bankrupt U.S. refiner

Philadelphia (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump‘s administration to push for an overhaul of the nation‘s biofuels policy, during a rally at a Pennsylvania oil refinery that blames its bankruptcy on the controversial regulation.

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Cruz urges biofuels policy revamp at rally for bankrupt U.S. refinery

Philadelphia (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump‘s administration to push for an overhaul of the nation‘s biofuels policy to save refinery jobs, during a rally at bankrupt oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions in Pennsylvania.

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