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United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. Learn More


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Hong Kong police fire tear gas to break up protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse democracy protesters marching in sweltering heat on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government messages in the Chinese-ruled city. More »


Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

(Reuters) - Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. More »


Battered Trudeau gets brief reprieve amid Canada blackface scandal

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got his first day out of the spotlight on Saturday after being hammered for images showing him in blackface, which have threatened to derail his re-election campaign. More »


Media visit Saudi oil plant damaged in strike blamed on Iran

ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. More »


UK Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit

LONDON/ BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - The deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit on Saturday after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row that threatened to overshadow the party's bid to show it was ready for power. More »


After 'Howdy Modi,' Trump and India's PM could sign trade deal

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said More »


At U.N., Trump to tout leadership as U.S. seeks to tackle Iran and China

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will tout U.S. leadership and a collective approach to challenges while at the United Nations next week, said a senior administration official on Friday, as Washington seeks to use the gathering of world leaders to build support to take on Iran and call out China over rights abuses. More »


Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced Israeli media headlines on Friday suggesting power is slipping from his grasp after an election in which he trails his main rival with nearly all votes counted. More »


Pakistan frees two Pashtun lawmakers after months of detention

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two Pakistani parliamentarians and human rights campaigners were released on bail in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after four months in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday. More »


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