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China police arrest 44 in $140 million online scam

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late on Thursday.

Exclusive: Kim's rocket stars - The trio behind North Korea's missile program

SEOUL (Reuters) - After successful missile launches, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un often exchanges smiles and hugs with the same three men and shares a celebratory smoke with them.

Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face pressure at his first summit of major industrialized nations on Friday from allies eager to promote free trade and safeguard international accords on climate change.

Trump expects 'robust' G7 discussions on trade and climate: U.S.

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump expects a tough debate over trade and climate change with other Group of Seven leaders at their forthcoming summit, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said on Thursday.

London police charge men over alleged terrorism plot in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - London police said they had charged three men on Thursday with offences over an alleged British-linked terrorism plot.

South African opposition leader says barred from entering Zambia

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said Zambian immigration officials barred him from entering their country late on Thursday, stopping his visit to a detained opposition leader there.

Islamic state claims responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state clamed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

UK PM May's lead falls to 5 points ahead of June 8 vote: YouGov

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party has cut the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to five points less than a fortnight before a national election, according to the first poll published since a suicide bombing killed 22 people.

Trump arrives in Sicily ahead of Group of Seven summit

SIGONELLA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Sicily from Brussels on Thursday ahead of a two-day Group of Seven summit at which other leaders are expected to pressure him to soften his stance on trade and climate change.

EU offers post-Brexit rights to Britons in Europe: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will offer to protect the welfare and residence rights of Britons living on the continent after Brexit when it opens talks with London next month, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Britain's May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world's major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle "extremist material" and stop militants who are moving their fight "from the battlefield to the internet".

UK's opposition leader says PM May's police cuts increased terrorism risk

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party will criticize Prime Minister Theresa May's police cuts and Britain's foreign policy on Friday, saying they increased the threat of terrorism, ending a political truce after the Manchester suicide attack.

UK May's Conservatives hold 8 point lead in election poll taken before attack

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party held a 12 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party in a Kantar poll taken before a suicide bombing in Manchester which killed 22 people.

Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington.

Booby-trap blast injures former Greek PM Papademos

ATHENS (Reuters) - A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several yea...

UK police say potentially suspicious items found in Manchester hunt

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing said on Thursday they had found potentially suspicious items at an address in the nearby town of Wigan and had evacuated houses in the area as a precauti...

Macron to win absolute parliament majority next month, poll shows

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is set to win an absolute majority in parliament in legislative elections next month, a poll showed on Thursday, indicating the young leader may have enough support to carry out an ambitious reform agenda.

Brazil's Temer ends deployment of troops in capital in face of backlash

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday removed federal troops from the streets of the nation's capital, a day after sending in the army to contain violent protests against his scandal-plagued government.

Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric".

Exclusive: Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. The rebels were running out of ammunition and the armories had been locked.

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