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Exclusive: A New York hotel deal shows how some public pension funds help to enrich Trump

WASHINGTON Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. That arrangement could put Trump at risk of violating an obscure constitutional clause, some legal experts say. | Video

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Twitter posts strongest growth in monthly users in a year

Twitter Inc reported its strongest growth in monthly active users in more than a year and a much better-than-expected quarterly profit, despite stiff competition from Facebook and Snapchat, sending its shares up 11 percent.

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French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack

PARIS French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his inner circle ordered the strike, a declassified report showed.

World, Syria 7:10am EDT

Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron

PARIS France's center-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could share power with Emmanuel Macron if he is elected, as pollsters predict, on May 7. | Video

World, France 7:35am EDT

Syrian refugees must buy travel papers - from Assad

LUXEMBOURG When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. Khalaf applied for his family to join him, exercising a right to family life under European law.

World, Syria 5:12am EDT

Fight for power takes new forms as Kenyan elections approach

KISUMU A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music.

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Giant rabbit dies on United Airlines flight to United States

LONDON A 3-foot giant rabbit has died on a United Airlines flight from London, prompting a review at the Chicago-based airline which faced a global backlash this month over its treatment of a passenger who was dragged from his seat.

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Exclusive: China seeks to cement globalization credentials at Silk Road summit

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China says its Silk Road initiative is helping create "a new era of globalization" open to all, according to a draft communique for a summit next month on the project, as Beijing burnishes its free trade credentials amid protectionist forces elsewhere.