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Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war Confederacy.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:12:09 -0400)

Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies
AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:37:32 -0400)

What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:11:38 -0400)

Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:07:09 -0400)

Apple's Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups
(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:34:20 -0400)

Wal-Mart's margins fall on price cuts, spending on e-commerce
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported lower quarterly margins after it cut prices and invested heavily on expanding its e-commerce operations, and its shares fell nearly 3 percent.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:34:31 -0400)

Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies
BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - America's closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:08:55 -0400)

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, S.China Sea
BEIJING (Reuters) - The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on Thursday.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:19:33 -0400)

U.S. says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:15:17 -0400)

Critics cry foul as Joshua Wong and other young Hong Kong democracy leaders get jail
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong appeals court jailed three leaders of the Chinese-ruled city's democracy movement for six to eight months on Thursday, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage and prompting accusations of political interference.
(Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:46:13 -0400)

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