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November 20, 2018 12:05 PM Policeman stabbed in Brussels, motive unclear

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors are investigating whether a knife attack on a policeman in central Brussels on Tuesday was inspired by Islamist radicalism after witnesses said the assailant shouted “Allahu akbar”. The attacker stabbed the officer outside the city’s main police station at around 5.30 a.m. (0430 GMT), a police spokeswoman said. He was then shot and wounded 92

November 20, 2018 12:34 AM White House likely to give troops authority to protect border patrol officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is likely to grant U.S. troops on the border with Mexico additional authorities to protect Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel if needed, a U.S. official said on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a public announcement could come around Tuesday. There are about 5,900 active-duty 76

November 19, 2018 12:03 PM U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order

Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico. The groups argued in court papers that Trump’s Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco 170

November 19, 2018 1:55 AM 'Out! Out!' Tijuana Protesters Call for Migrant Caravan to Leave

(TIJUANA, Mexico) — Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent 99

November 17, 2018 5:28 PM London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London. Organizers of the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ event said they wanted to put pressure on Britain’s government to take greater action to slow climate change and eliminate 93

November 16, 2018 10:35 AM Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares. The study, known as “Mystic”, was among the industry’s most anticipated clinical experiments and was viewed as central to proving 133

November 14, 2018 2:42 AM Trump to nominate retired Army general as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a retired Army general to be the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, as Washington faces pressure to respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The White House said Trump has chosen John Abizaid, who as a four-star Army general 94

November 12, 2018 2:17 PM British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

A British tourist died after she contracted rabies when she was bitten by a cat during a vacation in Morocco, officials announced Monday. Health officials in England said there was “no risk” to the public following the death. The person’s name was not released. “There is no risk to the wider public in relation to this case but, as a precautionary measure 232

November 11, 2018 4:31 PM Iraq urges U.S. to consider its position in talks on Iran sanctions

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iraq’s president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdad’s political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washington’s reimposed sanctions against Iran. The United States said on Friday Iraq can continue to import natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for a period of 45 days, so long as Iraq does not pay Iran for imports 100

November 10, 2018 5:02 AM Bulk of migrant caravan prepares to depart Mexico City

A boy lies with a coloring book outside a tent inside the sports complex where thousands of migrants have been camped out for several days in Mexico City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About 500 Central American migrants headed out of Mexico City on Friday to embark on the longest and most dangerous leg of their journey to the U.S. border, while thousands more were waiting 113