Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council to discuss additional security measures for Crimea after clashes on the contested peninsula, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, August 11, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS

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Russia announces war games after accusing Ukraine of terrorist plot

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin summoned his security council and the Russian Navy announced war games in the Black Sea, a day after the Russian president accused Ukraine of trying to provoke a conflict over Crimea, which Moscow seized and annexed in 2014.

U.S. authorities tipped off Canada to security threat: sources

TORONTO (Reuters) – A Canadian man killed by police on Wednesday had indicated he planned to carry out an imminent rush-hour attack on a major Canadian city, drawing the attention of the U.S. authorities who tipped off Canadian police, intelligence sources said.

Man who scaled Trump Tower in New York facing criminal charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The man who scaled Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday in a failed effort to meet the building’s famous namesake will instead have a different sort of appointment: an arraignment in criminal court.

U.S. DEA denies petition to reclassify marijuana

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.

Republican Trump says backs free trade, not isolationist: CNBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will continue engaging in free trade if he is elected, but will negotiate better deals.

Swimming: Night of individual firsts in Rio pool

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – First time Olympic winners, including Australian teen Kyle Chalmers in the 100 meters freestyle, plundered three of the four golds in the Rio pool on Wednesday but there was no getting past Katie Ledecky.

Putin discusses Crimea security after alleged Ukrainian incursions

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with his Security Council to discuss additional security measures for Crimea after the clashes on the contested peninsula, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

U.S. court blocks FCC bid to expand public broadband

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court said on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Communications Commission could not block two states from setting limits on municipal broadband expansion, a decision seen as a win for private-sector providers of broadband internet and a setback for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

U.S. to allow more marijuana research: sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) – The U.S. government will announce on Thursday that it will allow more research into marijuana but has rejected requests to relax the classification of the substance as a dangerous, highly addictive drug with no medical use, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Bomb attacks, cross-border fire kill 13 in southeast Turkey: sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine civilians and wounded dozens on Wednesday, security sources said, and blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for the coordinated attacks targeting police.

Libyan forces capture Sirte convention center from Islamic State

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte on Wednesday captured a large convention hall complex in the city center, seizing a symbolic base where militants once held meetings and flew their black jihadist flag.

Wall Street bonuses expected to decline for bankers, traders: report

(Reuters) – Wall Street bonuses are expected to decline this year for both bankers and traders, compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc. said on Wednesday.

Delta cancels hundreds more flights, expects normal operations soon

(Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday canceled more than 300 flights and upended thousands of travelers’ plans for the third day in a row after a power outage hit its computer systems, though it forecast a return to normal operations later this afternoon.

Cook, bookkeeper and ‘worst of the worst’ held at Guantanamo: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Detainees at the Guantanamo military prison include fighters who sought to kill Americans, but also men who cooked, translated or had only tenuous militant ties but were nonetheless held for many years, according to a report released on Wednesday that is likely to fuel debate over closing the facility.

Security beefed up at Games after bus attacked with stones

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Rio Games organizers stepped up police patrols around the Olympic Park on Wednesday after a bus was hit by what security officials said were stones hurled by vandals.

‘Grim Sleeper’ killer sentenced to death for LA murders

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former sanitation worker who became known as the “Grim Sleeper” was sentenced to death on Wednesday for murdering nine women and a teenage girl as he preyed on prostitutes and drug addicts in a Los Angeles crime spree dating back 30 years.

U.S. Secret Service talks to Trump camp about gun rights remark: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service has had “more than one” conversation with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign regarding comments the candidate made about gun rights, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Russia announces daily ceasefires in Syria’s Aleppo to let in aid

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday there would be daily three-hour ceasefires in Syria’s Aleppo starting Thursday to allow humanitarian convoys to enter the city safely, a proposal which the United Nations said it would consider.

Appeals court suspends ruling rejecting parts of Wisconsin voter ID law

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday suspended a July 19 ruling by a federal judge that struck down parts of Wisconsin’s voter ID law, the Department of Justice said.

Trump Muslim comments do not tarnish view of U.S. freedoms abroad: ambassador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States does not tarnish the U.S. commitment to religious freedom in the eyes of foreigners, a State Department official said on Wednesday.

Macri predicts healthy growth, lower inflation in 2017

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – President Mauricio Macri said Argentina’s economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017, driven by fresh investment as the country recovers from recession and stubbornly high inflation.

As Trump trips, Clinton seeks independents, Republican defectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday stepped up its effort to bring in Republicans and independent voters disenchanted with her Republican rival Donald Trump, launching an outreach effort to woo conservative support for her White House bid.

EU making ‘serious mistakes’ over failed Turkish coup: Turkish minister

ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said on Wednesday the European Union was making grave mistakes in its response to Turkey’s failed coup and was losing support for EU membership from Turks as a result.

Out of sight, out of mind? Europe’s migrant crisis still simmers

ATHENS/ZAGREB (Reuters) – A year after hundreds of thousands of refugees snaked their way across southeastern Europe and onto global television screens, the roads through the Balkans are now clear, depriving an arguably worsening tragedy of poignant visibility.

Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials.

Exclusive: ACT shakes up security unit, plans audit after cheating reports

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – ACT Inc, maker of America’s most popular university entrance exam, is laying off its head of test security and plans to audit nearly 200 education centers after Reuters detailed widespread cheating in an ACT-owned college-prep program for international students.

One-in-five U.S. Republicans want Trump to drop out: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party.

Saudi Arabia intercepts two missiles fired from Yemen, Al Arabiya says

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia intercepted two ballistic missiles fired at the kingdom by Yemen’s armed Houthi movement on Wednesday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

Brazil Senate votes to indict Rousseff, put her on trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Senate voted 59-21 early on Wednesday to accept charges against suspended President Dilma Rousseff and put her on trial for breaking budget laws in an impeachment process that is expected to end 13 years of leftist rule by her Workers Party.

Two more golds for Phelps, Hosszu and Ledecky march on

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Michael Phelps won two gold medals on Tuesday, avenging his 200 meters butterfly defeat from the London Olympics and then anchoring the U.S. 4×200 freestyle team to victory on a night of high drama and emotion in the pool.

Games bus hit by gunfire, no one seriously hurt: witnesses

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A bus carrying journalists at the Rio Games was hit by gunfire on a highway between Olympic venues on Tuesday, witnesses said. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

Phelps wins 21st gold in freestyle relay

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Michael Phelps claimed his second gold medal in one night and the 21st of his career as the United States won the men’s 4×200 meters Olympic freestyle relay on Tuesday.

U.N. censure of North Korea missile thwarted

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council has been unable to condemn the launch of a missile by North Korea that landed near Japan because China wanted the statement to oppose the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defense system in South Korea.

Before Valeant overhaul, Ackman met investors at brainstorming event

BOSTON (Reuters) – Six weeks before Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc revealed plans to reorganize and pay down debt, similar ideas to improve the drugmaker’s fortunes were discussed at a private shareholder dinner attended by top investor and board member William Ackman, according to a source who participated.

Gymnastics: U.S. blow away opposition to win gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – There were a few wobbles here and there, even for Simone Biles, but those imperfections could not stop the United States from blowing away the opposition to capture the Olympic women’s team title with a record margin on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials.

Trump ignites firestorm with remarks on gun rights, Clinton

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that gun rights activists could act to stop his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from nominating liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices, igniting yet another firestorm of criticism just as he sought to steer clear of controversy.

Verizon eyes automotive technology market, could spur other deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc’s recent purchases of two vehicle tracking firms could spark more deals as the No. 1 wireless provider and rival AT&T see fleet management as a source of growth, analysts said.

Putin and Erdogan move toward repairing ties amid tension with West

ST PETERSBURG/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia and Turkey took a big step toward normalizing relations on Tuesday, with their leaders announcing an acceleration in trade and energy ties at a time when both countries have troubled economies and strains with the West.

Out-of-control California wildfire grows, forces schools to close

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire burning out of control in mountains and foothills east of Los Angeles mushroomed more than 50 percent overnight, forcing authorities to order three school districts to cancel classes due to heavy smoke and dangerous conditions.

Florida says four new locally transmitted Zika cases, Congress must act on funds

(Reuters) – Florida has four new cases of people likely infected with Zika through mosquito bites in Miami, Governor Rick Scott said on Tuesday, as he urged Congress to reconvene and approve additional money to combat the virus.

U.S. recovers data recorder from sunken cargo ship El Faro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank near the Bahamas during a Caribbean hurricane last October, has been recovered, offering possible answers about why the vessel went down, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.

Trump flops with Silicon Valley donors; Clinton falls short, too

(Reuters) – When Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman announced last week that she wouldn’t vote for her party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, she pledged to raise money for the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and to urge like-minded Republicans to follow suit.

Clinton extends lead over Trump to 7 points: Reuters/Ipsos

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump increased to more than 7 percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday, from less than 3 points on Thursday.

Icahn on CNBC: Republican presidential candidate Trump is right on economy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Billionaire activitist investor Carl Icahn on CNBC said Tuesday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “right on the economy.”

U.N. calls for urgent humanitarian pause in Aleppo fighting

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations on Tuesday called for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, in which it said two million residents were left without access to running water or electricity after attacks hit civilian infrastructure last week.

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen capital resume, nine civilians killed: residents

ADEN (Reuters) – A Saudi-led military coalition conducted air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday for the first time in five months, residents said, after U.N.-backed peace talks to end the conflict broke down over the weekend.

Russia vs. U.S.: a tense race, a strained aftermath

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The women’s 100 meters breaststroke final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Monday had already crackled with tension in a tight finish but it was nothing compared to what transpired afterwards.

Turkey formally arrested 16,000 people in coup investigation: minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday 16,000 people have been formally arrested and remanded in custody in connection with last month’s failed coup attempt, while another 6,000 detainees were still being processed.

Exclusive: BP seeks buyers for China petchem JV stake in up to $3 billion deal – sources

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) – British oil major BP is seeking buyers for its 50 percent stake in a Chinese petrochemicals joint venture, its single largest investment in China, in a deal that would fetch $2-$3 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Japan warns China of worsening ties over East China Sea dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan warned China on Tuesday that ties were “deteriorating markedly” over disputed East China Sea islets, and China’s envoy in Tokyo reiterated Beijing’s stance that the specks of land were its territory and called for talks to resolve the row.

King denies tearful Efimova in 100m breaststroke

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Lilly King of the United States won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 meters breaststroke on Monday, denying Russia’s Yulia Efimova who was greeted with resounding boos from the Rio de Janeiro crowd.

New images suggest China militarizing disputed islands: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Recent satellite photographs show China appears to have built reinforced aircraft hangars on its holdings in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Trump seeks a campaign reset with Detroit economic speech

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign on Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project.

Cool temperatures, few mosquitoes make Games Zika-free, so far

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – So far, at the Olympics many feared would be the Zika Games, so good.

Harassment case against Roger Ailes will remain in New Jersey court

(Reuters) – Former Fox News Channel Chairman Roger Ailes on Monday dropped a bid to move a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former anchor from New Jersey to a federal court in New York.

California wildfire forces closure of scenic Highway 1

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An epic wildfire that has killed one person and blackened about 60,000 acres along the California coast, forced authorities on Monday to shut down a portion of scenic Highway 1 near Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Republican national security experts: Trump would be ‘dangerous’ president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be “the most reckless president in American history.”

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