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Roadblocks cast shadow over path to peace in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United States’ longest war, but the pivotal issues of a ceasefire …

Snow traps thousands of cars on Italy motorway, 200 occupants rescued

MILAN (Reuters) – Thousands of vehicles were stuck in long queues caused by heavy snow on Italy’s A22 motorway on Saturday, and firefighters rescued 200 people who had been trapped …

China’s Xi surprises Beijingers with casual pre-new year visit

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping dropped in on surprised diners at a small Beijing restaurant and chatted with deliverymen on Friday on an apparently unscripted visit ahead of …

Seven passengers killed when train derails in eastern India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Seven passengers were killed and several others injured when a Delhi-bound train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar on Sunday, railways officials said. Eleven coaches …

Lawyers say China blocks access to Australian detained for suspected espionage

BEIJING (Reuters) – Two lawyers hired by the wife of an Australian detained in Beijing for suspected espionage said they have been denied access to him by Chinese authorities because …

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Back to nature: UK Duchess Kate shows off garden skills at Chelsea Flower Show

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits St Josephs SureStart Facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland February 28, 2019. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Britain’s Duchess …

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Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

(Reuters) – A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. FILE PHOTO: May 14, 2019; Baltimore, …

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U.S. blocks Amazon efforts to stop shareholder votes on facial recognition

(Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators shot down attempts by Amazon.com Inc to stop its investors from considering two shareholder proposals about the company’s controversial sale of a facial recognition service, …

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Tencent Video delays ‘Game of Thrones’ finale in China, prompts fan uproar

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Tencent Video has delayed the broadcast of the “Game of Thrones” finale, according to an official message published by the online streaming site on Monday, prompting …

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Herman Wouk, author of ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘The Winds of War,’ dies at 103

(Reuters) – Author Herman Wouk, whose World War Two experiences provided the foundation of his bestseller “The Caine Mutiny” and two epic novels about the war, died on Friday at …