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Banking stress puts U.S. and Europe on watch for credit crunch

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Stress in the banking sector is being closely monitored for its potential to trigger a credit crunch, a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker said on Sunday, as a European Central Bank official also flagged a possible tightening in lending.

Death toll at 26 after powerful tornado tears across Mississippi

SILVER CITY, Mississippi (Reuters) -Rescuers combed through rubble on Saturday after a powerful storm tore across Mississippi late on Friday, killing at least 25 people there and one person in Alabama as it leveled hundreds of buildings and spawned at least one devastating tornado.

Cubans head to the polls, all eyes on voter turnout

HAVANA (Reuters) -Cubans headed to the polls on Sunday to vote for the 470 lawmakers who will represent them in the country´s National Assembly in a closely watched election seen as a referendum on the communist-run government at a time of deep economic crisis.

Trump casts 2024 contest in apocalyptic terms, slams prosecutors

WACO, Texas (Reuters) -Donald Trump used his first election rally in Waco, Texas, to cast the 2024 presidential vote in apocalyptic terms, slam his leading Republican rival Ron DeSantis and rail against prosecutors pursuing him with criminal investigations he likened to a "Stalinist Russia horror show."

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