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U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Read More


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Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. More »


Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical source said. More »


Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said. More »


U.S. court voids $65 million settlement tied to Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for running a large Ponzi scheme. More »


Mexico could beat U.S. in trade war, but would be a 'pyrrhic' victory: president

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico could win a trade war with the United States but it is a war Mexico doesn't want because it would take too heavy a toll, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. More »


Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter. More »


Insurance costs rocket for U.S. IPOs as twitchy investors take to courts

(Reuters) - Companies going public in the United States face insurance costs that have increased as much as 200% in the last three years to cover their executives against lawsuits alleging they misled investors. More »


Faith in the Fed nudges Wall Street higher

(Reuters) - Wall Street edged higher on Monday, supported by Facebook, Amazon and Apple, as investors awaited a key Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to lay the groundwork for an interest rate cut later this year. More »


Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. More »


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