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Delays dog 'shovel ready' projects in Trump's infrastructure plan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reassured manufacturers gathered in the White House Roosevelt room on March 31 that a massive infrastructure program was coming soon.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:34:11 -0400)

Sweet home Chicago: Obama re-emerges in city where it all began
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday makes his first major appearance since leaving office, having chosen Chicago, the city where his political career started, to emerge from a three-month hiatus from the public eye.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:41:45 -0400)

France's place in Europe at issue in vote for president
PARIS (Reuters) - France voted on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that could define the future of the European Union, and is sure to be seen as a gauge of the anti-establishment anger that has brought upsets in Western politics.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:59:24 -0400)

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:40:56 -0400)

North Korea detains third U.S. citizen
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea detained a U.S. citizen on Friday as he attempted to leave the isolated country, bringing the total number of Americans held by the isolated country to three.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:35:14 -0400)

Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:36:40 -0400)

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:27:18 -0400)

Restored Saudi state perks may avert recession, help economic reforms
DUBAI (Reuters) - The decision by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to restore cuts to financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel is being seen as helping the kingdom avoid recession this year while smoothing the path toward economic reforms.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:32:31 -0400)

Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army
MANILA (Reuters) - A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:01:02 -0400)

Germany's anti-immigrant party announces September election line-up
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday voted for 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and 38-year-old economist Alice Weidel to jointly lead its campaign for the country's September national election.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:35:43 -0400)

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