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Donald Trump's visit puts Britain's Brexit dependence on show
LONDON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump visits Britain next week, Prime Minister Theresa May will have to face a harsh reality: Brexit makes Britain more dependent than ever on an alliance with the most unpredictable U.S. president in living memory.
UK calls on Russia to give details of nerve attack after two more people struck down
AMESBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain called on Russia to give details about the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former double agent and his daughter after two British citizens were struck down with the same poison.
Wind gusts hamper battle against Northern California wildfire
LOS ANGELES/DENVER (Reuters) - Firefighters in Northern California have partially contained a stubborn blaze that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate areas west of Sacramento, although dry conditions and wind gusts are hampering efforts to stop the spread, authorities said on Wednesday.
Top Supreme Court candidates' views on abortion under scrutiny
NEW YORK (Reuters) - From the moment Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, speculation has centered on whether his replacement would vote to overturn a womans right to abortion.
U.S. 'opening fire' on world with tariff threats, China says
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is opening fire on the world with its threatened tariffs, China warned on Thursday, saying no one wants a trade war but it will respond the instant U.S. measures go into effect as Beijing ramped up the rhetoric in the heated dispute.
ZTE names new CEO, other top executives to comply with U.S. mandate: WSJ
(Reuters) - Chinas embattled ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) has named a set of new top executives, including CEO and CFO, to comply with its deal with the United States to get a supplier ban lifted, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Netflix turns to Bollywood to script India growth story
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc premiered its first original series in India in a sheen of Bollywood glitter on Wednesday, upping the stakes in its battle with streaming rival Amazon Prime for a chunk of the countrys more than 1 billion potential viewers.
Egypt puts relics recovered from smugglers in Italy on display
CAIRO (Reuters) - Hundreds of ancient artifacts returned by Italy after they were recovered from smugglers in May went on display at the Egyptian museum in Cairo on Wednesday.
Belgium pin hopes on mercurial talent of Hazard
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Eden Hazard leads his team into Fridays World Cup quarter-final match against Brazil on a stage built to showcase his talent but whether Belgium get the full benefit of his mercurial ability is to be seen.
Williams sisters happy as women given centre stage
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - Venus Williams said she was 'overjoyed' that Wimbledon organisers gave women the spotlight on the tournament's main showcourts on Wednesday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
BRITAIN-EU/GERMANY (PIX) (TV)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives British Prime Minister Theresa May
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Prime Minister Theresa May in Berlin for talks that are likely to address slow progress in talks on Britain's exit from the EU.
5 Jul 12:00 GMT
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/AUSTRIA (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer meets Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna
German Interior Minister and CSU head Horst Seehofer discuss tighter national border controls with Austria to save a deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to stem migration.
5 Jul 12:00 GMT
USA-TRUMP/ (PIX) (TV)
Trump holds a rally in Montana
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally.
5 Jul 22:00 GMT
EUROPE-MIGRANTS/GERMANY-HUNGARY (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Hungary`s Viktor Orban
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds meetings with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has positioned himself as her principle adversary in Europe's row over migration policy.
5 Jul 11:00 GMT
WIDER IMAGE: Portraits of girls at a Rohingya refugee camp Portraits of girls at a Rohingya refugee camp
5 Jul 23:00 GMT
USA-TRUMP/BRITAIN-SUPPORTERS (PIX) (TV)
DELAYED TO FRIDAY - Young Republicans speak in support of U.S. President Trump's visit to the the UK
Young Republicans speak in support of Trump's British visit at Independence Day celebrations.
UK PM May summons her cabinet to discuss Brexit
The latest of the Brexit crunch points is due on Friday when Prime Minister Theresa May summons her cabinet to a meeting at Chequers to try to hammer out the final details of a much-anticipated Brexit policy paper scheduled to be released in the next few weeks. At stake is both the type of Brexit and the future of Theresa May.
Europe, China, Russia meet Iran to save nuclear accord
Foreign ministers from China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia meet with Iranian officials to discuss how to keep a 2015 nuclear accord alive after U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned the pact in May.
USA-TRUMP/BRITAIN-MOMENTS (PIX) (TV)
100 years of U.S. presidential visits to the UK, ahead of Trump on July 13
A look back at 100 years of U.S. presidential visits to Britain and the relationship between the two countries, ahead of Donald Trump's trip on July 13.
Foreign ministers' meeting on salvaging Iran nuclear deal
Foreign ministers from the remaining signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet to discuss salvaging it in the aftermath of the U.S. decision to withdraw and re-impose sanctions on Tehran.
DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
Final report on Norway 2016 helicopter crash that killed 13
The Accident Investigation Board of Norway will release its final report on the 2016 Airbus Super Puma crash that killed 13 people.
5 Jul 11:30 GMT
THAILAND-ACCIDENT/CAVE (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Thai rescuers work on plans to extract trapped schoolboys
Rescuers race against time to work out a plan to extract 12 schoolboys and their coach found trapped for nearly two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
USA-FED/MINUTES (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Federal Open Market Committee issues minutes from its meeting of June 12-13, 2018.
5 Jul 18:00 GMT
LGBTQ millennials face a more open society but a persistent wage gap
When Evan Kail graduated high school, he never thought he would be open about being bisexual. But with rapid shifts toward societal acceptance, Kail has a different viewpoint.
5 Jul 10:00 GMT
As inflation soars, Facebook helps to drive trading in Argentina's barter clubs
Low-income Argentines organize bartering markets to avoid a formal economy blighted by high inflation and stagnant growth.
5 Jul 11:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
SAMSUNG ELEC-RESULTS/ (PIX)
Samsung Elec releases earnings guidance for Q2 2018
A Thomson Reuters survey of 18 analysts shows Samsung is expected to post an operating profit of 14.9 trillion won, versus 14.1 trillion won versus a year ago, as the tech titan still benefis from strong demand for its memory chips. But, analysts warn its earnings are under pressure by limping smartphone sales.
6 Jul 23:30 GMT
BELGIUM-WINE/ (PIX) (TV)
Belgian wine industry grows thanks to climate change
Belgium, traditionaly known for its beers, is producing more wine because climate change made its weather more suitable for viticulture.
Shortage of hard currency grounds Venezuela's local airlines
A shortage of dollars for replacement parts and regulation of fares has caused a sharp drop in domestic air travel within Venezuela, leaving airlines seeking international flights as a way of bringing in vital hard currency.
Chinese consumers and foreign ministry react on US tariffs
Chinese consumers and foreign ministry react to US tariffs as duties of 25 percent on an initial $34 billion worth of Chinese imports take effect on July 6.
Ethiopia parliament to approve the 2018/19 budget
It will be the first under the new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who took office in April. The Finance Ministry proposed in June an overall budget of 346.9 billion birr, a 3.6 billion birr rise over the previous fiscal year.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
EU lawmakers vote on online copyright reform
European Union lawmakers are set to vote in a plenary sitting on a reform of copyright rules that would force online platforms to share revenues with publishers and bear liability for copyright infringement on the internet.
5 Jul 10:00 GMT
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp perform together at Montreux Jazz Festival
'Hollywood Vampires' perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland - Alice Cooper, former Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry and Johnny Depp. Billy Idols opens for the American trio.
5 Jul 18:00 GMT