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Exclusive: U.S., others agreed 'secret' exemptions for Iran after nuclear dea...
Thursday, September 1, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters. .. read more..

Christian Woman Forced to Remove Headscarf for Driver's License Photo
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Christian woman in Alabama is suing county officials who demanded that she take off her headscarf for her driver’s license photo. .. read more..

Atheists Take Legal Action against Gathering of African American Southern Bap...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

An atheist group is taking legal action against the National Baptist Convention, alleging that the Convention’s scheduled gathering in Kansas City, Missouri cannot receive funding from the city. .. read more..

72 Mass Graves Discovered Holding ISIS Victims
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ISIS has reportedly buried thousands of people in at least 72 mass graves in Syria. .. read more..

Madeline weakens to tropical storm as it nears Hawaii; Hermine approaches Flo...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hurricane Madeline weakened to a tropical storm on Wednesday as it advanced toward Hawaii's Big Island, where residents were bracing for strong winds and rain even as another storm across the country continued its path to Florida, officials said. .. read more..

Gabon's President Bongo re-elected, parliament set on fire
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday as anger boiled over among opposition supporters at President Ali Bongo's re-election in polls that his main rival, Jean Ping, claimed to have won. .. read more..

German lawmaker wants to make it easier to deport 'preachers of hate'
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should change its law to make it easier to deport "preachers of hate" and other potentially dangerous individuals, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party said on Thursday. .. read more..

Japan woos Russia with deeper economic ties in face of rising China
Thursday, September 1, 2016

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is hoping the lure of deeper economic ties with Russia will strengthen strategic relations in the face of a rising China, but skeptics question whether the approach will generate a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial dispute. .. read more..

South Carolina School That Banned American Flags at Football Games Reverses D...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A South Carolina high school that banned American flags at football games has reversed its decision after causing uproar in the community. .. read more..

Georgia grand jury charges white ex-policeman with murdering black man
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A white former Atlanta police officer was indicted for murder and other charges by a grand jury on Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in June, the former officer's attorney said. .. read more..

Maine governor says will not resign amid racism flap
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

(Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he would not resign and was seeking spiritual advice after unleashing an obscenity-laden voicemail message on a political rival, as state lawmakers mulled whether to vote to censure the Republican. .. read more..

Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's cabinet could not agree on Wednesday whether to fight a European Commission ruling against Dublin's tax dealings with Apple , raising questions over any appeal and the government's stability. .. read more..

German official calls for U.N. sanctions against Syria
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) - Gernot Erler, the German government’s point man on Russia, urged the United Nations on Thursday to seek sanctions against Syria for two chlorine gas attacks on civilians, despite Moscow’s threat to veto such a measure. .. read more..

Turkey wants to 'cleanse' strip of territory on Syrian border
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

JARABLUS, Syria (Reuters) - Turkey wants to clear Islamic State from a 90-km (56-mile) stretch of territory on the Syrian side of its border, an official said on Wednesday, a week after it launched an incursion that has strained ties with the United States. .. read more..

Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike in Syria
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. .. read more..

Venezuela opposition aims to flood Caracas in anti-Maduro protest
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CARACAS (Reuters) - White-clad opposition supporters from all corners of Venezuela were descending on Caracas on Thursday for rallies intended to press for a recall referendum this year against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro. .. read more..

U.S. Welcomes Slated 10,000 Syrian Refugees Ahead of Schedule
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

By Oct. 1, the Obama administration’s goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees will be reached. .. read more..

Tesla will release Autopilot update 'in weeks': Musk
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc plans to release an update of its partly automated self-driving system "in a few weeks," Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. .. read more..

Taiwan names ex-foreign minister to head China affairs agency
Thursday, September 1, 2016

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has named former foreign minister Tien Hung-mao as the new head of a semi-official body responsible for conducting day-to-day business with China after Beijing cut communications with the agency in June amid political tensions. .. read more..

Trump returns to hardline position on illegal immigration
Thursday, September 1, 2016

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday that anyone who is in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he is elected, sticking with his hardline position after flirting with a softer approach. .. read more..