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Reuters World News 06/19/2018
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06/19/2018 -  U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council: U.S. Ambassador Haley - 09:16 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries "had the courage to join our fight" to reform the "hypocritical and self-serving" body, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.


06/19/2018 -  Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging - 08:47 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. business groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.


06/19/2018 -  North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials - 09:03 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.


06/19/2018 -  Merkel to Trump: Falling German crime stats 'speak for themselves' - 07:52 PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel coolly rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that migrants were behind a surge in crime in Germany, pointing to statistics that showed crime was in fact down.


06/19/2018 -  UK police investigating cause of "minor explosion" at underground station in London - 09:12 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Tuesday they were investigating the cause of a "minor explosion" at Southgate underground station in north London and were advising people to avoid the area.


06/19/2018 -  China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec - 08:06 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.


06/19/2018 -  Venezuela Constituent Assembly elects Cabello as its new leader - 09:06 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Constituent Assembly on Tuesday elected Socialist Party No. 2 Diosdado Cabello as its new leader, succeeding Delcy Rodriguez, who was named vice president last week by President Nicolas Maduro.


06/19/2018 -  Violence flares up in Nicaragua after suspension of peace talks - 08:53 PM

MASAYA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaraguan police and masked gunmen clashed with anti-government protesters on Tuesday, leaving at least two dead following the suspension of peace talks to quell two months of deadly demonstrations, a human rights group said.


06/19/2018 -  Trump threatens almost all imports from China as Beijing fires back - 07:00 PM

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has underestimated President Donald Trump's resolve to move forward with tariffs unless Beijing changes its "predatory" trade practices, a top U.S. trade advisor said on Tuesday, in comments that diminished the chances of a negotiated settlement to a looming trade war between the world's economic superpowers.


06/19/2018 -  Merkel, Macron back euro zone budget in 'new chapter' for bloc - 07:57 PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France agreed on Tuesday to create a budget for the euro zone and hailed a "new chapter" for the currency union, but they left the details to be worked out later with other members of the 19-country bloc.


 


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