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Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

(Reuters) - A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said. Read More

 

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Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

BEIJING (Reuters) - The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check U.S. dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe. More »

 

Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. More »

 

Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated completely. More »

 

Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday mounted a forceful and upbeat defense of the prospects for American business, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a higher quarterly profit though operating income fell. More »

 

Australia, Indonesia restore full military ties, see progress on trade

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia said on Sunday that full military ties between the two countries had been restored, after Indonesia‚Äôs military suspended cooperation in January because of "insulting" teaching material found at an Australian base. More »

 

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week. More »

 

Kuwait could pay up to $60,000 for party at Trump Hotel in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kuwaiti government could pay up to $60,000 to President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington for a party on Saturday that will be an early test of Trump's promise to turn over profits from such events to the U.S. Treasury. More »

 

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier. More »

 

Transgender teenage wrestler wins Texas state championship

(Reuters) - High school athlete Mack Beggs, a teenager who is transitioning from female to male, won his 110-pound weight class in the Texas girl's state championship on Saturday, according to media reports. More »

 

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