Kim Jong Nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.


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Poll shows Macron win in French election in shadow of 'Penelopegate'

PARIS (Reuters) – Centrist Emmanuel Macron would trounce far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election if, as seems increasingly likely, the two face off in the second and final round of the contest on May 7, a poll showed on Tuesday.


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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge in court.


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Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Coastal areas in northeast Australia were battered by high winds and heavy rainfall on Tuesday as a powerful cyclone, which prompted authorities to urge some 30,000 people to evacuate, hit island resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.


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U.S. attorney general escalates pressure on 'sanctuary' cities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened on Monday to cut off U.S. Justice Department grants to cities that fail to assist federal immigration authorities, moving the Trump administration closer to a potential clash with leaders of America’s largest urban centers.


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How two teens in leggings became a PR mess for United Airlines

(Reuters) – A bystander who touched off a social media furor after she saw United Airlines stop two teenage girls dressed in leggings from boarding a flight admitted on Monday that she did not fully grasp the situation when she started tweeting her indignation.


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Lack of security footage hampers Ohio nightclub shooting probe

(Reuters) – Ohio police have made no arrests yet in a fatal weekend shooting in a Cincinnati nightclub, in part because there was no security video footage available to investigators despite a history of violence at the venue, authorities said on Monday.


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China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time: think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday.


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North Korea tests rocket engine: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday.


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Brazil suspends three more meat plants in bribery scandal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world’s biggest meat producer.


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More Democrats oppose Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee grew on Monday while the White House demanded a “fair, up-or-down vote” in the Senate on confirming Neil Gorsuch to the lifetime post.


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