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Japan studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff
16 minutes ago
Many victims of an arson attack on an animation studio in the western Japanese city of Kyoto were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the company president said on Saturday, as the death told climbed to 34.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit
25 minutes ago
Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages.
[From Reuters: Top News]
NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data
1 hour ago
A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies involvement in hush money talks: lawyer
1 hour ago
An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Wall Street Week Ahead: Prospect of Fed cut pushing dividend investors into t...
2 hours ago
An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented U.S. fund managers further afield in search of income at attractive prices.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone
2 hours ago
Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one
3 hours ago
Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA
3 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
[From Reuters: Top News]
U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia
3 hours ago
The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats."
[From Reuters: Top News]
UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations
4 hours ago
The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.
[From Reuters: Top News]
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