HAVELOCK/WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that North and South Carolina would have strong federal support as they recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Florence, whose floodwaters continue to threaten the region. “We’re going to be there 100 percent,” Trump told officials at a briefing shortly after arriving at the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made “major strides” against the armed Islamist groups last year. An Iraqi student walks past a school wall covered with
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PARIS (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi carmaking alliance said on Tuesday it will adopt Alphabet’s Google Android operating system, handing a victory to the U.S. tech giant as it pushes for a bigger share of the infotainment market. A Google sign is seen during the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018.
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SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May received less than glowing praise for her Brexit plan on Wednesday, with top EU official Donald Tusk saying Britain must rework its proposals for Northern Ireland and trade. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London, September 19, 2018. Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters
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LONDON (Reuters) – Exhausted Londoners hoping to take a rest from their busy schedules are being offered an alternative to coffee breaks: a sleep pod where they can grab some shut-eye for £15 ($20) an hour. Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels, Pop & Rest in London’s trendy Shoreditch area boasts four “sleep pods” – rooms
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the Vatican have “effective” contacts, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, after a newspaper report that the Vatican might send a delegation to Beijing before the end of this month, to clinch a deal on the appointment of bishops. FILE PHOTO: Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican is silhouetted during
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LONDON (Reuters) – British inflation jumped unexpectedly to a six-month high in August, pushed up by bigger-than-usual seasonal increases in sea and air fares and higher theatre admission prices, official data showed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Passengers walk through Heathrow Terminal Three in London, Britain May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall Consumer price inflation rose at
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North Carolina, which is bearing the brunt of Florence’s deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged. Trump’s trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – A new EU proposal to operate checks on goods along the Britain-Northern Ireland sea route will still mean an unacceptable border between the two, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party backing Britain’s minority government said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds, speaks to the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’ foreign ministry said on Wednesday China does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet accusing China of trying to sway the U.S. election. U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Actress Ashley Judd speaks at the Milken Institute’s 21st Global Conference
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PARIS (Reuters) – Renault, Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and Fiat Chrysler led a 29.8 percent European car sales surge last month, the main regional industry body said, as automakers used discounts to clear inventory ahead of tougher emissions tests. FILE PHOTO: New Volkswagen cars are seen at the Berlin Brandenburg international airport Willy Brandt (BER) in Schoenefeld,
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s incoming financial intelligence chief said it was “shameful” how little had been done about bribes that Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht executives said were paid to secure Mexican public works contracts, and vowed to reexamine the case once in office. FILE PHOTO: Santiago Nieto, who was presented as the next head
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Leaders of South and North Korea plan to announce steps aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear talks and deepening bilateral ties after they meet for a second day of summit talks on Wednesday in the North’s capital Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is ready to address key British concerns over Northern Ireland, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, in a clear push to get a Brexit deal effectively done in the next month. European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends an EU’s General Affairs Council in Brussels,
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