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  • Latest Mexico quake spreads alarm, some rescue efforts suspended
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor. ... Read more »
  • Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico's misery after hurricane
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the northwestern part of the U.S. territory that was threatening to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. ... Read more »
  • North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' as U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast
    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr. Evil President" Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man", further escalating rhetoric over the North's nuclear weapons and missile programs. ... Read more »
  • Iran tests new missile after U.S. criticizes arms program
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal despite U.S. pressure to stop. ... Read more »
  • U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor: senior commander
    AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation earlier this month to capture areas east of the Euphrates river. ... Read more »
  • Macron's popularity improving: poll
    PARIS (Reuters) - Fewer French voters are dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron's performance, a poll showed on Sunday, halting a recent slide in the popularity ratings of the French president in recent months. ... Read more »
  • Six people believed injured in suspected London acid attack
    LONDON (Reuters) - Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks in an area around a shopping center in east London, police said. ... Read more »
  • Germany votes as history beckons for Merkel, and far-right
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century. ... Read more »
  • Kurdish government holds meetings in Baghdad on eve of independence vote
    ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government held talks with the Iraqi ruling Shi'ite coalition in Baghdad on Saturday, two days before a planned referendum on secession from Iraq. ... Read more »
  • Few ideas, less hope leave Syria crisis on back burner at U.N.
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - At the entrance to the United Nations building in New York a sign advertises an upcoming party to celebrate the end of the annual gathering of world leaders. Next to it a weathered box with crumpled papers urges people to donate for Syrian refugees. ... Read more »