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MONTREAL/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The U.S. move is part of a negotiating tactic to maintain sanctions pressure on North Korea,...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Alabama jury awarded $151.8 million to a young man paralyzed in 2015 rollover accident involving a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford and lawyers in the case said on Sunday. The jury awarded $100 million in punitive damages and the rest in compensatory damages after finding on Friday that the 1998 Ford Explorer did not...
SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian forces have detained 23 men suspected of links to the Pakistan-based militant group that masterminded the bombing of an Indian security convoy that killed 44 paramilitary police, a top police official said on Sunday. The 23 men included members and sympathizers of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the militant group which has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack, the deadliest on...
Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The tournament will mark 100 years since Uruguay hosted the inaugural World Cup in 1930, which they won for the first of their two titles. It comes just days after a meeting in which a potential British and Irish bidfor staging the tournament was...
US President Donald Trump has put on weight since his last medical check-up, but remains in "very good health", his official doctor Sean Conley says. Mr Trump was receiving a higher dose of medicine to lower his cholesterol levels, his memo said. Mr Trump weighed 243lb (110kg) in last week's examination, which is up from 239lb in early 2018. Other doctors noted...
An Australian senator has apologised for wiping his own blood on a fellow lawmaker's door after having a scuffle in the halls of parliament. Senator Brian Burston was involved in a clash on Wednesday with James Ashby, an aide to Senator Pauline Hanson. The incident is being referred to police and has led to Mr Ashby being stripped of his parliamentary...
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress named new temporary boards of directors to state-oil firm PDVSA on Wednesday, in an effort to wrest the OPEC nation’s oil revenue from increasingly isolated socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro lashed out at the congress leader, Juan Guaido, saying in an interview that he would face the courts “sooner or later” for violating the...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday. A House Democratic aide said the final draft of the legislation...
ITTA BENA, Miss (Reuters) - Here’s what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009. The number of jobs fell 4 percent and nearly 8 percent of the businesses disappeared. Average annual pay at private firms stalled. The median age spiked a full three years as working age adults voted with their feet...
(Reuters) - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by “friendly fire” and another officer was shot on Tuesday as they responded to an armed robbery, the city’s police chief said. The detective was identified as Brian Simonsen, 42, a 19-year veteran of the force. He was shot in the chest and declared dead at Jamaica Hospital,...

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