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UK police find source of Novichok nerve agent in small bottle

LONDON (Reuters) - British counter-terrorism police said on Friday they believed they had found the source of the Novichok nerve agent that killed a woman in southwest England and left her partner critically ill in hospital.


Suicide bomber kills 128 in attack on Pakistani election rally

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an election rally in southwestern Pakistan in the second election-related attack on Friday, officials said, amid growing tensions over ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharifs return ahead of the July 25 vote.



U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking; summit looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump.


White House official who favored more refugee admissions is out: sources

(Reuters) - A White House official who supported higher numbers of refugee admissions to the United States and clashed with immigration hard-liners in the Trump administration left her position on Thursday, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the departure said.



U.S. lifts ban on suppliers selling to China's ZTE

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing Chinas second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business.


AT&T CEO confident Time Warner deal on solid ground

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has only a remote chance of overturning AT&T Incs takeover of Time Warner, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Friday, adding that the move could affect the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.



Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor.


Woman charged in L.A. with hacking email of pop star Selena Gomez

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 21-year-old woman who prosecutors say hacked into the email accounts of pop star and actress Selena Gomez and posted photos she found there online has been charged with identity theft and fraud, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Friday.



Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday.


Soccer: Reputations burnished, others buffeted at 'best World Cup ever'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A stage for new beginnings, a cementer of fortunes, a last resting place for life-long dreams, the 2018 soccer World Cup was so much more than a month-long festival of goals and glory.




Macedonia organizes street parties in 15 towns to celebrate invitation to join NATO Macedonian government organizes street parties in 15 towns to celebrate an invitation to join NATO which the former Yugoslav republic received on Wednesday.

14 Jul 15:00 ET / 19:00 GMT



Soccer: FIFA World Cup - Relentless Rebic perfect for Croatian counter

All the pre-final Croatia focus is centered on how Luka Modric can unlock France with his defense-splitting passes, but one player capable of getting on the end of such service is Croatian dynamo Ante Rebic.

14 Jul 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT


Soccer: FIFA World Cup - World Cup local organizing committee holds news conference

Arkady Dvorkovich and Alexei Sorokin of Russia's local World Cup organizing committee hold a news conference a day ahead of the tournament's final.

14 Jul 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT



World Bodypainting Festival

The 21st edition of the World Bodypainting Festival will lead artists from up to 50 nations to Klagenfurt, who will do everything possible to amaze visitors .

14 Jul 05:00 ET / 09:00 GMT