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North Korea slams 'gangster-like' U.S. demands after satisfied Pompeo leaves
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making gangster-like demands in talks over its nuclear program, contradicting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hours after he left saying the old enemies had made progress on key issues.
Iran calls for EU help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of U.S. sanctions
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France/LONDON (Reuters) - One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in U.S. sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the U.S. measures.
Thousands evacuated ahead of fast-moving California wildfire
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Santa Barbara County officials declared a local emergency on Saturday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds and triple-digit temperatures destroyed 20 homes and other structures and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.
U.S. using DNA testing in effort to reunite families it separated
(Reuters) - The U.S. government, under court order to quickly reunify parents and children who were separated after crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, has expanded its use of DNA tests to establish paternity in immigration matters.
Dueling tariffs raise fears of long U.S.-China trade battle
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China exchanged the first salvos in what could become a protracted trade war on Friday, slapping tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others goods and giving no sign of willingness to start talks aimed at a reaching a truce.
Euro zone budget could be conditional on discipline: IMF's Lagarde
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Saturday that a proposed joint euro zone budget could be designed with conditions so that it does not become a no-strings-attached transfer of rich countries' cash to poorer members.
Confusion in L.A. court over affairs of Marvel legend Stan Lee
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday dissolved a temporary restraining order on a business manager accused of elder abuse against Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, saying she was unsure who was authorized to represent Lee.
Singer Elvis Costello cancels tour after revealing cancer surgery
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello announced on Friday he was cancelling the remainder of his European tour after revealing he had undergone surgery for cancer.
Croatia ends Russia's World Cup dream on penalties
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia finally ended Russia's unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts in a dramatic quarter-final which ended 2-2 after extra time on Saturday.
Confident England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years
SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed a dogged but toothless Sweden 2-0 on Saturday.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits India
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit India from July 8 to 11, his presidential office said on July 2, and hold a summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where their discussions are expected to focus on economic cooperation. Moon will also meet with President Ram Nath Kovind on his first visit to the country, the statement said.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Tokyo
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Tokyo after his trip to North Korea to discuss denuclearization.
Soccer - FIFA World Cup - World Cup exit strips Putin of cover for unpopular reforms
Russia's elimination from the World Cup on Saturday ends the team's fairytale story and poses a challenge for the Kremlin: How to manage public anger over unpopular reforms as excitement over the Russian side's performance begins to fade.
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THAILAND-ACCIDENT/CAVE (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Rescue operation continues for Thailand's trapped boys Rescuers in Thailand continue a race against time to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a cave complex for 15 days, as teams brace for heavy rain which could further delay the operation.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
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Top five films at the North American box office
Preliminary box office ticket results identifies the top five films at the North American box office.