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FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

The police kept watch close to a holiday villa where Najib Razak this week gave his first sit-down interview since his shock election defeat last month, a reminder for the former Malaysian prime minister that he may not have much more time to relax.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Men arrange bread to cool down in Damascus, Syria, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo

Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex which is still shut down, is seen in this picture taken from the Dora observatory near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

Months before the first summit between leaders of two Koreas in 2000, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Inc <005930.KS> invested $730,000 in Pyongyang's top computer lab. North Korean programmers there would develop online chess games and food recipes for Samsung to sell outside the North.

World News2 days ago

Member of the opposition Save Romania Union party, lawyer Stelian Ion, attends a meeting of the parliamentary committee aiming to modify the justice laws, in Bucharest, Romania, June 18, 2018.   Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

When Stelian Ion set aside law for politics he was hoping to fight for Romania's environment. Instead the opposition lawmaker finds himself in a battle with the ruling party over fundamental changes to criminal law.

World News3 days ago

Morena Vasquez comforts her son Isai Rodriguez, 5, at their home in Rome, Georgia, U.S. February 23, 2018.     REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

World News8 days ago

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen attends a rally in with garment workers in Kandal province, Cambodia May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the restless crowd by announcing that everyone would receive a cash gift.

Business News8 days ago

A delivery driver rides past a western style building in central Tianjin, China, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yawen Chen

Cracks are appearing in the economy of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin as the local government struggles with a crackdown on the credit-fueled investment that has transformed its skyline in recent years.

World News9 days ago

People wait at the Syrian embassy in Berlin, Germany, June 7, 2018. Picture taken June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Husam Idris dreams of returning to his bakery in the Syrian city of Aleppo. But three years after escaping the war, he worries that a new law allowing the Syrian government to seize homes for redevelopment will scupper his plans.

Politics9 days ago

Strategists with Forward Majority, an independent Democratic political action committee focused on state legislatures and state party operatives, discuss their prospects of breaking Republican control in a critical state legislature during the November midterm elections in Tampa, Florida, U.S., May 14, 2018.  Picture taken May 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Letitia Stein

Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

World Newsa day ago

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sat down with Reuters reporters for his first sit-down interview since his shock May 9 election defeat, and talked extensively about the 1MDB scandal, the hundreds of luxury handbags and other assets seized from him by the Malaysian authorities, and how he is coping with the investigation.

Environment10 days ago

Lado Sikaka, a leader of the Dongria Kondh tribe, addresses a protest rally demanding the ouster of a Vedanta Limited alumina plant in Lanjigarh in the eastern state of Odisha, India, June 5, 2018.  REUTERS/Krishna N. Das

After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

Business News11 days ago

The inside of a Walgreens-operated pharmacy is seen at a Cisco health clinic at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, U.S., March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.

World News13 days ago

Chinese tourists look at a map detailing the route of a boat tour on the Yalu River, which separates North Korea and China, at a ticket office in Dandong, Liaoning province, China June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brenda Goh

North Korean officials have toured China to discuss economic development. Speculators are snapping up property along their common border. And South Korea is studying ways to boost engagement with its isolated neighbor to the north.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's private jet departed from Pyongyang on Sunday headed for Singapore, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said without providing further details.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a plane in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang April 2, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

A cargo plane which accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his recent visit to China has departed Pyongyang and was likely headed for Singapore on Sunday, ahead of Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Business News15 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Two women enter the Trees Station, a medical marijuana dispensary, as others walk past in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 28, 2018. Picture taken May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described "medical" dispensaries in downtown Toronto.

Business News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Solar panels covering 900 acres are seen at the Comanche Solar facility in Pueblo, Colorado, U.S., April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.

World News17 days ago

An old casino is seen near Dara Sakor Hotel at Botum Sakor in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe.

Technology News17 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A serviceman walks past anti-aircraft defence mobile missile systems during the Keys to the Sky competition at the International Army Games 2017 at the Ashuluk shooting range outside Astrakhan, Russia August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.

World Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

The police kept watch close to a holiday villa where Najib Razak this week gave his first sit-down interview since his shock election defeat last month, a reminder for the former Malaysian prime minister that he may not have much more time to relax.

World News2 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Men arrange bread to cool down in Damascus, Syria, September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File Photo

Crimea has stepped up grain exports to Syria over the past year in an arrangement that gives the Black Sea peninsula an outlet for its surplus crops and ensures President Bashar al-Assad has a reliable source of wheat.

Business Newsa day ago

FILE PHOTO: The inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex which is still shut down, is seen in this picture taken from the Dora observatory near the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

Months before the first summit between leaders of two Koreas in 2000, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Inc <005930.KS> invested $730,000 in Pyongyang's top computer lab. North Korean programmers there would develop online chess games and food recipes for Samsung to sell outside the North.

World News2 days ago

Member of the opposition Save Romania Union party, lawyer Stelian Ion, attends a meeting of the parliamentary committee aiming to modify the justice laws, in Bucharest, Romania, June 18, 2018.   Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

When Stelian Ion set aside law for politics he was hoping to fight for Romania's environment. Instead the opposition lawmaker finds himself in a battle with the ruling party over fundamental changes to criminal law.

World News3 days ago

Morena Vasquez comforts her son Isai Rodriguez, 5, at their home in Rome, Georgia, U.S. February 23, 2018.     REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

World News8 days ago

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen attends a rally in with garment workers in Kandal province, Cambodia May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the restless crowd by announcing that everyone would receive a cash gift.

Business News8 days ago

A delivery driver rides past a western style building in central Tianjin, China, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yawen Chen

Cracks are appearing in the economy of the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin as the local government struggles with a crackdown on the credit-fueled investment that has transformed its skyline in recent years.

World News9 days ago

People wait at the Syrian embassy in Berlin, Germany, June 7, 2018. Picture taken June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Husam Idris dreams of returning to his bakery in the Syrian city of Aleppo. But three years after escaping the war, he worries that a new law allowing the Syrian government to seize homes for redevelopment will scupper his plans.

Politics9 days ago

Strategists with Forward Majority, an independent Democratic political action committee focused on state legislatures and state party operatives, discuss their prospects of breaking Republican control in a critical state legislature during the November midterm elections in Tampa, Florida, U.S., May 14, 2018.  Picture taken May 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Letitia Stein

Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last September, the top U.S. disaster-response official ordered all hands on deck.

World Newsa day ago

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during an interview in Langkawi, Malaysia June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sat down with Reuters reporters for his first sit-down interview since his shock May 9 election defeat, and talked extensively about the 1MDB scandal, the hundreds of luxury handbags and other assets seized from him by the Malaysian authorities, and how he is coping with the investigation.

Environment10 days ago

Lado Sikaka, a leader of the Dongria Kondh tribe, addresses a protest rally demanding the ouster of a Vedanta Limited alumina plant in Lanjigarh in the eastern state of Odisha, India, June 5, 2018.  REUTERS/Krishna N. Das

After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery.

Business News11 days ago

The inside of a Walgreens-operated pharmacy is seen at a Cisco health clinic at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, U.S., March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.

World News13 days ago

Chinese tourists look at a map detailing the route of a boat tour on the Yalu River, which separates North Korea and China, at a ticket office in Dandong, Liaoning province, China June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brenda Goh

North Korean officials have toured China to discuss economic development. Speculators are snapping up property along their common border. And South Korea is studying ways to boost engagement with its isolated neighbor to the north.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's private jet departed from Pyongyang on Sunday headed for Singapore, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said without providing further details.

World News13 days ago

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a plane in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang April 2, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

A cargo plane which accompanied North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his recent visit to China has departed Pyongyang and was likely headed for Singapore on Sunday, ahead of Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Business News15 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Two women enter the Trees Station, a medical marijuana dispensary, as others walk past in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 28, 2018. Picture taken May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Jake Rowinski, a 20-year-old University of Toronto student, buys marijuana every week from one of the many self-described "medical" dispensaries in downtown Toronto.

Business News16 days ago

FILE PHOTO: Solar panels covering 900 acres are seen at the Comanche Solar facility in Pueblo, Colorado, U.S., April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters.

World News17 days ago

An old casino is seen near Dara Sakor Hotel at Botum Sakor in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe.

Technology News17 days ago

FILE PHOTO: A serviceman walks past anti-aircraft defence mobile missile systems during the Keys to the Sky competition at the International Army Games 2017 at the Ashuluk shooting range outside Astrakhan, Russia August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.

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