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08/18/2017 04:01 PM
Spanish police hunt driver who left trail of carnage in Barcelona
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police have not yet identified the driver of a van that ploughed into crowds in a tourist hotspot in Barcelona, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others, and are still searching for him, the regional police commander said on Friday.

08/18/2017 03:59 PM
Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku - police
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive.

08/18/2017 03:56 PM
Scotland's Sturgeon says nationalism a difficult word
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she wished her Scottish National Party (SNP) had chosen another name when it was founded because of the negative connotations of nationalism.

08/18/2017 03:54 PM
Germans watching Charlottesville sense echoes of their own history
BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis.

08/18/2017 02:47 PM
Iraqi forces prepare to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State militants
BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Five weeks after securing victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces have moved into positions around the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Iraqi military commanders say.

08/18/2017 02:40 PM
Nigeria's freed Chibok girls to return home 'fully recovered'
ABUJA (Reuters) - More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday.

08/18/2017 01:29 PM
UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request
SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing.

08/18/2017 12:25 PM
Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs
LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) - "I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany." This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the desired effect.

08/18/2017 12:15 PM
Britain receives record number of foreign visitors in second quarter 2017
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain received a record number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2017, and the number of Britons making trips abroad reached an all-time high for the time of year, official figures showed on Friday.

08/18/2017 11:52 AM
Anglo American swims against the current in backing fuel cells
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American is placing a contrarian bet on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as it tries to squeeze more profit from its platinum reserves, but risks being left behind as rival miners look to cash in on battery-powered cars.