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Trump claims NATO victory after ultimatum to go it alone

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Donald Trump gave an angry ultimatum to European allies on Thursday, warning a NATO summit the United States could withdraw its support and sparking crisis talks which the U.S. president said produced big new defense spending pledges.


Trump hails progress after receiving note from North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kim Jong Un told President Donald Trump he believed their efforts could open up a new future between North Korea and the United States and expressed hope for practical actions in the future, according to a letter from the North Korean leader released on Thursday.



U.S. says all eligible young migrant children reunited with parents

The Trump administration said on Thursday it had reunited all eligible young migrant children with their parents after they had been separated when crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, two days after a court-imposed deadline.


U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died on Thursday after being wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement.



Broadcom loses $19 billion in market value after bid to buy CA

Chipmaker Broadcom Incs surprise bid to buy software company CA Inc for $18.9 billion wiped off the same amount from its market value on Thursday, with investors and analysts struggling to find a clear reason for the deal.


U.S. Justice Department to appeal approval of AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it would appeal a federal judges approval of AT&T Incs (T.N) $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, raising the prospect that the deal could be undone.



Netflix topples HBO in Emmy nominations, but 'Game of Thrones' still rules

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - HBOs (T.N) medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones led nominations for the Emmy Awards on Thursday that spanned satire to the supernatural, but streaming service Netflix (NFLX.O) knocked HBO off its 17-year pedestal as the network with the most nods.


'Mission: Impossible-Fallout' premieres in Paris on Thursday

PARIS (Reuters) - The sixth installment of spy franchise Mission: Impossible, which sees actor Tom Cruise leaping from a military plane at 25,000 feet over Paris, premieres on Thursday in the French capital, where much of the movie takes place.



Super-Mom Serena into 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams demonstrated that having a baby had not robbed her of any of her phenomenal tennis skills when she became the first mother in 38 years to reach the Wimbledon final, with a 6-2 6-4 demolition of Germanys Julia Goerges on Thursday.


U.S. Olympic body picks new female CEO months after sex abuse scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) named a top woman golf executive as its new CEO on Thursday, months after its former head quit for medical reasons following a sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.




South Korean President Moon Jae-In speaks in Singapore

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In speaks at a lecture in Singapore on achieving peace and prosperity in East Asia.

13 Jul 23:00 ET, 03:00 GMT


Trump due to visit Scotland

U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Scotland, where he owns two golf courses.

Jul 13


Anti-Trump protesters gather in London

Tens of thousands of people are expected to protest against the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump.

13 Jul 09:00 ET, 13:00 GMT


Ousted Pakistani PM Sharif arrives in Pakistan amid arrest threat

Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he will be returning to Lahore on Friday with his daughter Maryam Nawaz. Anti-corruption officials say they will be arrested on their arrival at any airport in the country after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges linked to corruption last week.

Jul 13


Grit, daring and terror - how Thailand's cave boys were rescued

Two days after 12 boys and their soccer coach disappeared inside a cave complex in Thailand's mountainous north, a team of Thai Royal Navy SEALs headed before sunrise into the pitch-black maze of muddy passages to rescue them.

13 Jul 23:00 ET, 03:00 GMT


Trump to hold talks with UK's May

U.S. President Donald Trump travels with British Prime Minister Theresa May to Chequers, her official country residence.

Jul 13


EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier addresses think tank Michel Barnier, the European Union lead Brexit negotiator, delivers remarks at the Carnegie Endowment think tank. It will be his first chance in public to respond to Britain's White Paper proposals on future relations, published on Thursday.

13 Jul 09:00 ET, 13:00 GMT


Activists mark one year since Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's death

A sculpture is unveiled in Taiwan and Hong Kong activists march through the city streets to commemorate the first anniversary of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who died under mainland Chinese custody.

13 Jul 08:00 ET, 12:00 GMT


Six-meter Trump baby blimp flies over London parliament Protesters fly a six-meter blimp over parliament portraying Donald Trump as an orange, snarling baby.

Jul 13


Trump visits UK

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the United Kingdom.

Jul 13


Trump to meet the Queen

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.

Jul 13


Shakira performs in Lebanon, her father's homeland

Colombian singer Shakira performs in Lebanon, her father's homeland, at the Cedars International Festival as part of her 'El Dorado' world tour.

Jul 13



Make the most of your lives, rescued Thai cave boys told

The head of a Thai navy SEAL diving team that helped lead 12 boys and their soccer coach through a flooded cave complex to safety urged the boys on Thursday to "make the most" of their lives and be a force for good.

Jul 13



Brazil's MRV reports quarterly sales figures

Brazil's MRV Engenharia e Particpacoes, Latin America's largest homebuilder, reports second quarter top-line sales figures after market close on Thursday.

12 Jul 18:00 ET, 22:00 GMT


European Union finance ministers meet in Brussels

European Union finance ministers gather in Brussels for a regular monthly meeting in which they will discuss tax reforms and the EU stance before a meeting of G20 finance ministers on July 21-22

13 Jul 02:00 ET, 06:00 GMT


Euro zone lenders meet to "consider" the disbursement of the last loans to Greece under its bailout plan

Euro zone finance ministers meet "to consider" the approval of the disbursement of the last tranche of 15 billion euros to Greece as part of its bailout program for debt servicing needs and the development of a cash buffer, after a political deal on the payout reached in June.

Jul 13


Countries finalize global migration pact

U.N. member states, with exception of U.S., expected to announce agreed wording of compact to deal with global migration issues

Jul 13


FEATURE-Silicon Valley employees flex newfound political muscles

Employees at several of the worlds biggest technology companies have been exercising newfound political power where they work, pushing their bosses on business ethics with help from established and fledgling nonprofit groups.

13 Jul 01:00 ET, 05:00 GMT


U.S. Federal Reserve releases semi-annual monetary policy report

The U.S. Federal Reserve releases its semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy ahead of Chairman Jerome Powell's appearance before lawmakers in Congress next Tuesday and Wednesday. The report is expected to reiterate the economy remains strong enough to withstand gradual rate hikes, but may flag rising risks from the Trump administration's trade policies.

13 Jul 11:00 ET, 15:00 GMT


What's in a name? In Uzbekistan, it signals a reform drive

One evening last December, a crane lifted construction workers to the top of the entrance to Uzbekistan's biggest commercial market. Overnight, they replaced the letters spelling out its title. It was part of a shake-up at the market that marked a milestone in President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's drive to reform Uzbekistan.

13 Jul 02:00 ET, 06:00 GMT


Brazil's GPA reports quarterly sales figures

Brazil's GPA, one of Latin America's largest food retailers, reports second quarter top-line sales on Friday morning. The figure is expected to shed light on the impacts of an 11-day truckers' strike in May.

13 Jul 08:00 ET, 12:00 GMT


British divers who found Thai boys in cave give news conference after returning to UK

The British divers who found the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach deep inside a flooded cave, give a news conference after returning home to the United Kingdom.

Jul 13


Fed's Kashkari participates in panel on immigration

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in panel on immigration before the Worthington International Festival, in Worthington, Minn. He has previously said immigration is key to economic growth, a view with less than robust support in the current Administration.

12 Jul 20:00 ET, 00:00 GMT



NASA seeks to 'touch the sun'

NASA will seek to 'touch the sun," launching a probe on Aug. 4 into the star's atmosphere to better understand space weather and solar radiation. The Parker Solar Probe will be the first ever such mission and the spacecraft, about the size of a small car, will travel about 4 million miles from the sun's surface, seven times closer than any spacecraft before it.

Jul 13


Search for alien life gets South African boost

A scientific mega-project to help unlock cosmic conundrums, from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life, was given a significant boost on Friday when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was officially launched in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.

Jul 13



Young Portuguese inmates sing Mozart opera on way to freedom

Inmates from one of Portugal's biggest youth prisons took to the stage at a prominent Lisbon music venue this week to perform Mozart's 'Così fan tutte' - a unique initiative using opera to reintegrate prisoners back into society and reduce reoffences.

13 Jul 09:00 ET, 13:00 GMT



With mud up to the waist, soccer played in slow motion at swamp world cup

Scores of teams have signed up for the annual swamp soccer world championships in northern Finland.

Jul 13