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Trump seeks to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Irans expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials.


Putin says Trump can 'be my guest' in Moscow, White House welcomes idea

WASHINGTON/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he wanted U.S. President Donald Trump to be his guest in Moscow, an idea that the White House welcomed despite lingering criticism over the Helsinki summit.



Witness list for trial of Trump's former campaign chief released

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted a list of 35 potential witnesses for the trial of President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort due to begin next week in Virginia, including bankers and accountants likely to testify regarding charges of bank and tax fraud.


Judge urges U.S. to focus on reuniting deported parents with children

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A judge on Friday urged the U.S. government to focus on finding deported immigrant parents so it could reunite them with their children who remain in the United States following separation by officials at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months.



Facebook is sued after stock plunge 'shocked' market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were sued on Friday in what could be the first of many lawsuits over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media company that wiped out about $120 billion of shareholder wealth.


CBS probes misconduct allegations against CEO Moonves amid legal battle

U.S. broadcasting and media company CBS Corp (CBS.N) said it was investigating claims of personal misconduct by its chief executive Leslie Moonves made in a New Yorker magazine article that was published on Friday.



Next 'Star Wars' to use old footage of late Carrie Fisher

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher will be featured in the next Star Wars movie, using previously unseen footage she recorded before her death, Walt Disney Co. studio said on Friday.


YouTube plans original programing in India, Japan and other markets

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Incs YouTube is creating scripted series and other original programing for international markets including France, Germany, Japan, Mexico and India to try to draw new customers to its paid subscription service, a senior executive said on Friday.



Trump applauds Jerry Jones' stand-for-anthem stance; Jenkins dubs Jones 'bully'

President Donald Trump used Twitter on Friday to share his support of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones player-will-stand position.


IAAF maintains ban on Russia over widespread doping

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Russias ban from international athletics over widespread doping has been maintained by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the president of the sports governing body, Sebastian Coe, said on Friday.




Peru president proposes reform to clean up discredited judiciary

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra will unveil his proposals for cleaning up the country's justice system after a cronyism scandal involving high-profile judges triggered a wave of street protests and resignations. Vizcarra will address Congress in his first Independence Day speech since taking office four months ago to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned the presidency in a graft scandal.

28 Jul 12:00 ET / 16:00 GMT


BAILE TUSNAD-Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to hold speech

In a keynote speech at a university to supporters including ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania, Romania, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to launch his campaign for next year's European Parliament elections with a renewed attack on the EU's migration policy. His rightwing nationalist Fidesz party, reelected in April for a third term, hopes another strong performance at the EU vote, on a ticket of defending Europe's Christian culture and values against the mostly Muslim immigrants. There are practically no migrants arriving to Hungary as the country closed off its border with a fence in 2015.

28 Jul 05:30 ET / 09:30 GMT



Amazon presents its upcoming original TV programming

Amazon presents some of its upcoming programming for television journalists in Los Angeles.

28 Jul 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT