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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity. | Video

Scottish government believes it can call, win new independence vote - sources 23 Feb 2017

LONDON/EDINBURGH The Scottish government is increasingly confident it can win a new independence referendum and is considering calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Edinburgh administration say.

Ireland's Kenny, in Brussels, wins EU Brexit backing 23 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker assured Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday that his negotiators would push to protect Ireland's interests around Northern Ireland during Brexit talks with London.

Asian shares off 1 1/2-yr high, Trump's yuan comment in focus 1:01am GMT

TOKYO Asian shares took a breather on Friday, hovering just below 1-1/2-year highs as investors braced for a potentially wobbly session after U.S. President Donald Trump called China "grand champions" of currency manipulation.

Malaysia says VX nerve agent was used in murder of Kim Jong Nam 1:01am GMT

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police said on Friday a preliminary report showed the murder of Kim Jong Nam was carried out with a highly toxic chemical known as VX nerve agent.

Retailer John Lewis to cut net 387 jobs in restructuring 23 Feb 2017

John Lewis [JLP.UL] [JLPLC.UL], Britain's biggest department store chain, plans to cut hundreds of jobs in a reorganisation of its soft furnishings business and changes to the way it operates its in-store restaurants, it said on Thursday.

Vital test for Labour as polls open in party heartlands 23 Feb 2017

LONDON Britons began voting on Thursday in two areas long seen as strongholds of the Labour Party for parliamentary elections expected to test whether leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn still commands the support of his working class power base.

Syria's warring sides face off as U.N. tells them - end the nightmare 23 Feb 2017

GENEVA Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to cooperate to find a way out of almost six years of war.

Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base 23 Feb 2017

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city. | Video

Alphabet's self-driving car unit sues Uber with trade theft charge 12:38am GMT

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

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