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Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald’s stockholder meeting

OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) – Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald’s Corp headquarters during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Reuters: U.S.

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Trump faces rougher reception in NATO, EU meetings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a “fantastic” visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defense, trade, ...

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U.S. warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a “freedom of navigation operation” on Wednesday within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said, the first such action ...

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Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a call last month with the Philippines’ president, U.S. President Donald Trump described North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as a “madman with nuclear weapons” who could not be let on the loose, according to a ...

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Manchester bomber was part of a network: police

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children was part of a network, the city’s chief of police said on Wednesday as troops deployed across Britain to help prevent ...

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Convicted spy Pollard loses bid to relax U.S. parole conditions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, to relax his parole conditions. Reuters: U.S.

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New York firms offer ‘Plan B’ to staff ahead of summer transit woes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Faced with this summer’s partial shutdown of a key New York transit hub due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with “Plan B” offerings to allow their ...

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Manchester bomber had ‘proven’ links to Islamic State: French minister

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and ...

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Newark, N.J. airport reopens after United Airlines engine fire

(Reuters) – Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey reopened late on Tuesday after being shut down when 131 people were evacuated from a United Airlines flight over flames seen emerging from an aircraft engine. Reuters: U.S.

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Mexico’s ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) – Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico’s most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in ...

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