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Trump blasts UK PM May's Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa Mays proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.


South Korea's Moon urges North, United States to move forward on ending nuclear program

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged North Korea and the United States to move forward on a pact to end Pyongyangs nuclear program, as a lack of firm steps by the North raised questions about its commitment to its pledge.



U.S. judge asked to create mental health fund for migrant children

A civil rights group asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the U.S. government to provide mental health counseling for the around 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border.


Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but charges dismissed

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has said she had a sexual encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club on Thursday, but the charges were dismissed and her lawyer called the arrest a politically motivated setup.



Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides - sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.


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.



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

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


'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' premieres in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - The sixth installment of spy movie franchise Mission: Impossible, which sees actor Tom Cruise leap from a military plane 25,000 feet above Paris, premiered on Thursday in the French capital.



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.




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


Stakeout: Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page arrives at/departs from House Judiciary Committee deposition.

Stakeout: Outwatching arrival/departure of former FBI counsel Lisa Page at a House Judiciary Committee (closed) House Judiciary Committee deposition, as part of the ongoing congressional investigation related to decisions made by the Justice Department and FBI surrounding the 2016 election.

13 Jul 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


Top U.S. intelligence official discusses global threats

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats makes remarks at the Hudson Institute think tank.

13 Jul 13:00 ET / 17:00 GMT


U.S. government to update court with progress reuniting immigrant families

Attorneys for the U.S. government will update a judge on compliance with a court order to reunite children under the age of five with their parents, after the families were separated at the Mexican border. The judge is also expected to begin mapping out procedures for reuniting 2,000 older children by a July 26 deadline.

13 Jul 16:00 ET / 20:00 GMT


Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs first cabinet meeting under presidential system

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan chairs the first cabinet meeting of the executive presidential system, under which he has obtained sweeping new powers (1200 GMT). Beforehand, he speaks at a ceremony to honour former prime minister Binali Yildirim (0830 GMT) and a ceremony to herald the first presidential cabinet (1100 GMT).

13 Jul 04:30 ET / 08:30 GMT


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



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


Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana

Seventeen years after Canada legalized medical marijuana, insurers are still hesitant to cover it, citing concerns about the high costs of pot relative to pharmaceuticals and thin evidence of its effectiveness.

13 Jul 07:00 ET / 11:00 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



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