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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – A 19-year-old gunman returned to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled for disciplinary reasons and opened fire with an assault-style rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said. The violence erupted shortly before dismissal at Marjory
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MONROVIA (Reuters) – Liberia’s new President George Weah has ordered a review of concessions entered into by previous administrations, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Concessions generally cover government grants of rights, land or property. The statement said a committee would “review and ensure that all contracts entered into by the government of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world’s most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an application by SpaceX to provide broadband services
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Key coalition partners said on Wednesday they would stick with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for now, pending a decision by the attorney general whether to indict him for bribery as recommended by police. A decision could take months and Netanyahu’s government appeared stable for the time being. The right-wing premier has
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organizers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics. “We can show the world it’s possible,” said Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego who won gold in the 2004 Summer Games and didn’t mind the cold and windy conditions
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LONDON (Reuters) – A man died after two vehicles collided on the airfield at London’s Heathrow Airport, Europe’s biggest hub, police said on Wednesday. “One male, is believed to have sustained a broken shoulder; his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “Another male, aged in his 40s, was
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey should accept the territorial gains of Syrian Kurdish forces at its southern border, end its military operation against them and instead resolve problems through dialogue, the new leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party said. Pervin Buldan’s argument is likely to hold little sway with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who launched “Operation
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LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Boris Johnson will say on Wednesday that it would be “intolerable” and “undemocratic” if the country has to follow European Union rules and regulations after Brexit, showing little sign he will give ground on his tough position. Kicking off a series of speeches by ministers that Prime Minister Theresa
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Workers at a General Motors (GM) plant in South Korea that the U.S. automaker plans to close staged a protest on Wednesday, calling the decision a “death sentence” and threatening a strike. GM announced on Tuesday it will shutter the plant in Gunsan, in South Korea’s southwest, by May and decide within
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Display Inc reported on Wednesday a fourth consecutive quarterly net loss, as its slow adoption of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology resulted in fewer orders from its largest client, Apple Inc. The liquid crystal display (LCD) maker posted a net loss of 32.6 billion yen ($304 million) for the October-December quarter,
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The United States government doubled its financial support for solar power projects overseas last year under a climate-friendly investment policy written in the last days of the Obama administration, according to a Reuters review of government documents. The growing U.S. support for foreign solar projects comes despite an ongoing federal investigation
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