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U.S. government to remain closed on Monday as Senate still short of deal

39 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach a deal late on Sunday on Democrats' demand for legislation protecting "Dreamers," young people brought to the country illegally as children.
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Trust in U.S. institutions plunges in Trump's first year

1 hour 29 min ago
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump's first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Senate sets noon Monday vote after it is unable to reach deal to open government

2 hours 22 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate scheduled a vote for Monday at noon (1700 GMT) on a stopgap spending measure, canceling a planned vote for Monday at 1 a.m. (0600 GMT), ensuring that the federal government will remain closed when the work week begins.
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China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments

2 hours 35 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week's freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway.
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Senators race to end U.S. government shutdown before work week begins

2 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators raced on Sunday to try to break an impasse and hammer out a deal that would end a two-day-old U.S. government shutdown before the start of the work week.
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Senators race to end government shutdown before work week begins

3 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders met on Sunday amid a flurry of congressional negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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Senate leaders meet in bid to end government shutdown

4 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate held talks on Sunday seeking to break an impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

4 hours 45 min ago
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office and stymie President Donald Trump's agenda.
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Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia

5 hours 9 min ago
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey's army and rebel allies battled U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, stepping up a two-day-old campaign against YPG fighters that has opened a new front in Syria's civil war.
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Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

5 hours 10 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher.
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Ski lift: North Korea may capitalize on joint Olympics training visit

5 hours 17 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month's Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un's regime legitimacy and some much needed cash, North Korean defectors and experts say.
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Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

5 hours 28 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc.
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Moderate senators cite progress in talks to end government shutdown

5 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moderate Republican and Democratic senators held talks on Sunday to break a political impasse that has kept the U.S. government shut down for two days, but it was unclear if a deal could be struck to reopen federal agencies by the start of the work week.
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Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

6 hours 13 min ago
PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before Donald Trump's Jan. 12 ultimatum to "fix" the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran's foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump's aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said.
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Senator says FBI lost crucial texts tied to Clinton probe

6 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.
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In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

6 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
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Pence arrives in Israel on visit overshadowed by Trump's Jerusalem declaration

9 hours 11 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence began a visit to Israel on Sunday after being praised as a "great friend" by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shunned by the Palestinians over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

9 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
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Turkish forces push into Syria, clash with Kurdish militia

10 hours 4 min ago
AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria's Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border.
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German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

11 hours 7 min ago
BONN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government after months of political deadlock.
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