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UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

MANCHESTER/LONDON British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, a British counter-terrorism source told Reuters on Thursday after police said leaks to U.S. media risked hindering their investigation.

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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

World stocks hit record after Fed minutes, oil up as OPEC meets

LONDON World stocks hit record highs on Thursday and the dollar dipped after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled caution in raising interest rates, while oil prices rose in anticipation of top producers agreeing to extend output cuts for up to a year.

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Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines on Thursday after attempts to secure volatile areas met heavy resistance. | Video

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Trump faces rougher reception in NATO, EU meetings

BRUSSELS After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a "fantastic" visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defense, trade, and environmental concerns.

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Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera: state news agency

CAIRO Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism", state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday.

World, Egypt May 24 2017