Clinton friend advised on politics, foreign policy

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on politics and even her dealings with the White House despite holding no formal government position.

An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Cyber attacks: sanctions likely on Russia, China

WASHINGTON - U.S. is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against commercial targets.   Full Article 

A policeman tries to control migrants as ticket control rules now mandate each passenger to have allocated seats on trains bound for the West from Budapest, Hungary, on August 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary closes Budapest station to refugees

BUDAPEST/BERLIN - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as European Union asylum rules came close to collapse.   Full Article 

Soap bubbles flies next to Pope Francis (L)  as he leads the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope allows priests to forgive abortion

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.   Full Article 

Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/David McNew

Pot smoking on U.S. campuses at 35-year high

The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study.  Full Article 

A bleak outlook for Japan's nuclear power

A new Reuters analysis shows the number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards.

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