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One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts: poll

About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.


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Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

Germany warned its citizens on Thursday to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there in a sign of growing impatience with a NATO ally after the detention of rights activists.

Bill Gross warns of recession risk if highly levered economies hike rates

Highly levered domestic and global economies including the United States, which have "feasted" on easy monetary policies in recent years, cannot withstand a normalizing of short-term interest rates without running the risk of a recession, influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors warned on Thursday.

Amid VPN crackdown, China eyes upgrades to Great Firewall

A Chinese telecoms carrier said it had begun closing virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools that can bypass the so-called Great Firewall, which state authorities use to filter and block traffic between Chinese and overseas servers.

Supporters to Senator McCain: fight on

News that U.S. Senator John McCain has brain cancer triggered a wave of support on Thursday from across the political spectrum for the often outspoken former Republican presidential candidate who survived five years captivity as a U.S. Navy pilot during the Vietnam War.

Anti-Maduro strike paralyzes swathes of Venezuela

Many Venezuelan streets were deserted and barricaded on Thursday for a strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand a presidential election and the abandonment of a plan for a new congress they fear would institute a dictatorship.



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