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Trump to start process of sending Americans back to moon: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign a directive aimed at sending Americans back to the moon and eventually to Mars, the White House said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump steps from Air Force One for a visit to the Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, …

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Putin, in Syria, says mission accomplished, orders partial Russian pull-out

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin flew into Syria and ordered “a significant part” of Moscow’s military contingent there to start withdrawing on Monday, declaring their work largely done. Putin, who polls show will be re-elected comfortably in March, made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia’s Hmeymim air …

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Toronto prepares for first significant snowfall of season

A special weather statement is in effect for the Greater Toronto Area as between five and 10 centimetres of snow is expected to fall Monday evening and into Tuesday morning.The city’s transportation services department said crews have already applied a round of liquid brine in preparation for the snowfall.Majority of …

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Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, suspect in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody, with three other injuries reported. Police were not yet identifying the device used. Local television channel WABC …

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Emirates and flydubai resume operating some flights over Iraq

DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates and flydubai have resumed using Iraqi airspace for flights to other countries, the Middle East airlines said on Monday, two days after Iraq declared victory in its years-long fight against Islamic state. Several airlines stopped flying over Iraq in 2014 on safety concerns because of the …

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Venezuelan migrants pose humanitarian problem in Brazil

BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) – Last August, Victor Rivera, a 36-year-old unemployed baker, left his hometown in northern Venezuela and made the two-day journey by road to the remote Amazonian city of Boa Vista, Brazil. Venezuelans gather next to tents outside a gym which has turned into a shelter for …

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Verizon to pay $2.25 billion to NFL for five-year streaming deal: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) will pay around $2.25 billion for a five-year digital streaming partnership with National Football League, according to a source. FILE PHOTO: The Verizon store in Superior, Colorado, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking An NFL spokesman declined to comment on the financial …

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Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi discuss nuclear deal, Middle East tensions

CAIRO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks over a nuclear power plant and tensions in the Middle East following Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah …

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Explosion rocks New York commuter hub, one suspect in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody but that no-one else was hurt in the rush-hour incident. Police confirmed one person was in custody but were …

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One person in custody, several injured, in New York explosion

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan, during Monday morning’s rush hour, injuring several people. Police confirmed one person is in custody but were not yet identifying the device used. Local news channel WABC cited police …