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Larrazabal grabs halfway lead in China

Top Sports News - 1 hour 27 min ago
(Reuters) - Pablo Larrazabal maintained his impressive form to card a six-under-par 66 and take the halfway lead at the China Open, three shots clear of Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy.

Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018

Top Sports News - 1 hour 44 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - London Marathon organizers have announced plans for a mass participation half-marathon next year as part of a campaign to encourage the city's communities to interact.

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Photo Feed - 2 hours 14 min ago
Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 27 min ago
CLEARWATER, Fla. (Reuters) - Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.”

More Americans say race relations deteriorating: Reuters poll

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 39 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table.

China's first androgynous all-girl pop band challenges ideal of femininity

Entertainment News - 2 hours 39 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's all-girl "boy band", FFC-Acrush, had more than 749,000 followers on social networking site Weibo even before any of their music was released.

Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 44 min ago
HAVANA (Reuters) - The flood of Cubans to the United States via perilous journeys by sea or land has turned into a mere trickle since the end of the U.S. preferential asylum policy for them, data obtained by Reuters shows.

'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

Political News - 3 hours 39 min ago
CLEARWATER, Fla. (Reuters) - Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.”

Kentucky's pension deal offers lessons on risks, cost cuts

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 51 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Kentucky's public pension put U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co LP in charge of its hedge fund investments in May 2015, its board expected the deal to save money and boost its returns.

Hamilton hopes Zanardi can inspire injured British teen

Top Sports News - 4 hours 17 min ago
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton pointed to Alex Zanardi as a beacon of hope as Formula One teams and drivers showed support on Friday for British teenager Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a Formula Four accident.

Kenya says another 'high-profile athlete' failed doping test

Top Sports News - 4 hours 21 min ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night

Top Sports News - 4 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - Selection in the first round of the NFL Draft is a huge step toward financial security and the realization of a lifelong dream for the players, and their reactions were quite on the expected lines on Thursday.

Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

Top U.S. News - 8 hours 39 min ago
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The growing protest movement against U.S. oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction, with some high-profile successes.

Exclusive: Trump says U.S. wants fair treatment in climate pact

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord.

Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.

Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap South Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a "horrible" free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion.

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom.

Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers.

Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says

Top U.S. News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers.

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call

Political News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea.

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