MANCHESTER, England - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State.
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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter
Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their first meeting on Wednesday after they exchanged sharp words last year, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.
OPEC nearing deal to extend oil output cut to March 2018
OPEC and non-member oil producers moved closer on Wednesday to clinching a deal on extending output cuts by nine months to clear a global stocks overhang and prop up the price of crude.
Defiant Duterte threatens harsh measures as thousands flee Philippines unrest
Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and captured a Catholic priest and other Christians.
China says no one should bring chaos to Korean peninsula
China said on Wednesday no one had the right to bring chaos to the Korean peninsula, a day after it pushed for full implementation of U.N. sanctions against neighboring North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests and called for dialogue.
Wall St. little changed ahead of Fed minutes
U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Wednesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve minutes of its May meeting that could cement the chances of a rate hike next month.
New York firms offer 'Plan B' to staff ahead of summer transit woes
Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of a key New York transit hub due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with "Plan B" offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid the largely shuttered hub.
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More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting rescue boats.