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Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.


Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.



Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) - The Happy Spot was a little depressed.

Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States.


Phoenix mayor sorry after police pull gun on parents of alleged child shoplifter

(Reuters) - The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a young child over allegations she shoplifted a doll.



Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

PARIS (Reuters) - Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world’s largest planemakers as they arrive at this week’s Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.


Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT

(Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is planning to overhaul its trading operations by creating a “bad bank” to hold tens of billions of euros of assets and shrinking or shutting its U.S. equity and trading businesses, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.



'Men in Black: International' leads box office with muted $28 million

LOS ANGELES ( - Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft” become the latest sequels largely dismissed by moviegoers in North America.


Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera director, dies at 96

ROME (Reuters) - Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96.



Woodland ready to fight off U.S. Open challengers

PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) - Gary Woodland will take a wafer-thin one shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday, looking over his shoulder at hard-charging major winners at Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose.


Lloyd leads dominant U.S. past Chile into last 16

PARIS (Reuters) - Veteran striker Carli Lloyd scored twice as the United States beat Chile 3-0 on Sunday, sending the current holders into the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup despite some remarkable resistance from the opposition goalkeeper Christiane Endler.




Four mainstream EU parliament groups meet to seal coalition deal

Leaders of the centre-right EPP, the greens, the liberals, and the socialist group in the new European Parliament meet to seal their cooperation deal for 2019-24. If successful, that should provide a stable majority in the new EU assembly, which is needed to approve new leadership of the bloc.

17 Jun


In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western democracy

While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.

17 Jun 01:00 ET / 05:00 GMT


Conservative PM hopefuls hold hustings in front of political reporters

Contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May will take part in hustings in front of political journalists in Westminster.

17 Jun 10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT


Guatemalans react to results of presidential election's first round

Guatemalans react to results of presidential election's first round

17 Jun



One traditional khan shows fate of Syria's business elite

Many of the shops in a medieval souk in the heart of Syria's Aleppo remain closed as some of its merchants either left their jobs or fled the city that was once the country's biggest economic centre. Ensuring that Aleppo's merchants can return to business as usual remains an important test to Syria's ability to get back to normality after eight years of war.

17 Jun



Trial of accused New York sex cult leader wraps up with closing arguments

The trial of Keith Raniere, the alleged leader of New York sex cult Nxivm, accused of branding women and holding them hostage wraps up in Brooklyn federal court on Monday.

17 Jun 09:00 ET / 13:00 GMT


Indian doctors to widen strike demanding improved safety after attack

A leading Indian doctors' association called for a nationwide strike on Monday, stepping up protests by medical staff demanding better security at hospitals after an attack on doctors in Kolkata.

17 Jun



U.S. Trade Representative's Office holds hearing on China imports subject to tariffs

U.S. Trade Representative's Office conducts public hearing on its list of 3,805 product categories of Chinese imports that could be subject to tariffs of up to 25%.

17 Jun 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


EU crop monitor updates yield forecasts

The MARS service to update EU yield estimates and assess crop weather in monthly report.

17 Jun


POSTPONED - From bug to grub, Sanergy helps to clean up Kenya slums

As the world looks to feed 10 billion mouths by 2050, insect farms are seen as a greener alternative to traditional livestock because they use far less water and release less greenhouse gas per gram of protein.

17 Jun


Harnessing robots and petabytes, banks pan for gold in 'data lakes'

From selling anonymised bundles of credit card spending records to predicting large companies' upcoming financing needs, banks worldwide are racing to monetize a largely hitherto largely untapped and vast resource: the huge troves of data they hold.

17 Jun


Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei talks to George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte at Shenzhen HQ

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei holds a dialogue session about "technology, markets and enterprise" at its Shenzhen headquarters with two American technological thinkers George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte. There will be a Q&A session with the audience and media.

17 Jun 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


Colombian president, ministers visit UK, France and Switzerland

Colombia's President Ivan Duque and his finance, trade and energy ministers will meet with UK prime minister Theresa May and cabinet members, Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, the French defense and environment ministers and Swiss President Ueli Maurer during a visit to Europe.

17 Jun

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