Haley says U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal ‘right now’

Haley says U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal ‘right now’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks at a security council meeting at U.N. headquarters during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith October 15, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday, adding that the Trump administration wanted to weigh a…

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U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’: Tillerson

U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until ‘first bomb drops’: Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses in his remarks welcoming Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro (not pictured), prior to a bilateral meeting, at the State Department, in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler October 15, 2017 By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying…

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Fed’s Yellen says watching inflation closely but economy is strong

Fed’s Yellen says watching inflation closely but economy is strong

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo October 15, 2017 By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S economy remains strong and the strength of the labor market calls for continued gradual increases in interest rates despite subdued inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Sunday. “We will be paying…

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Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Trump

Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Trump

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks during an interview with Mariella Frostrup at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in Cheltenham, Britain October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden October 15, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with U.S. President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union. Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate who lost out to Trump in last November’s…

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UK finance minister’s future questioned by PM May’s allies as budget nears

UK finance minister’s future questioned by PM May’s allies as budget nears

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond speaks at the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, Britain October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay October 15, 2017 By William James and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond on Sunday faced mounting questions over his future weeks ahead of a budget announcement, finding himself at the center of an increasingly fraught debate over Britain’s departure from the European Union. The EU last week declared a…

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Pope canonizes first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Pope canonizes first New World martyrs, calls Amazon synod for 2019

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after the mass for the canonisation of two priests and two groups of martyrs, including Blessed Cristobal, Blessed Antonio and Blessed Juan also known as the “Child Martyrs of Tlaxcala” in St.Peter’s square at the Vatican, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi October 15, 2017 By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis canonized 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century…

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Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk’s oil fields, airbase

Kurds block Iraqi forces access to Kirkuk’s oil fields, airbase

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter is seen in the Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed October 15, 2017 By Maher Chmaytelli and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rejected a warning from an Iraqi paramilitary force to withdraw from a strategic junction south of Kirkuk, which controls the access to some of the region’s main oilfields, a Kurdish security official told Reuters on Sunday. Meanwhile, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani arrived…

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State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks

State vote unlikely to give Merkel boost in German coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a Lower Saxony’s Christian Democratic Union’s (CDU) regional election campaign rally in Stade, Germany October13, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer October 15, 2017 By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – Voters in the German state of Lower Saxony headed to the polls on Sunday in an election likely to hand the Social Democrats (SPD) a narrow victory, and deprive Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives of a boost in looming national coalition talks. Germans disgruntled…

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Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Tennis – Shanghai Masters tennis tournament – Finals – Shanghai, China – October 15, 2017 – Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning against Rafael Nadal of Spain. REUTERS/Aly Song October 15, 2017 (Reuters) – Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world number two beat Nadal in the finals of…

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China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

Migrant workers Wang Qin (L) and her sister Wang Jun eat lunch during a break from collecting scrap materials from the debris of demolished buildings at the outskirts of Beijing, China October 1, 2017. Picture taken October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter October 15, 2017 By Elias Glenn and Natalie Thomas BEIJING (Reuters) – Wang Qin, 59, collects scrap at a demolished residential district on the outskirts of Beijing, working 15 hours a day and struggling…

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