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Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq


RIYADH/DOHA U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to "go home", after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. | Video

GSK wins U.S. shingles vaccine approval, UK nod for gene therapy 11:26am BST

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline has won U.S. approval for a new and improved shingles vaccine, the second of three key products for which the British drugmaker expects approval this year.


Putin-Trump meeting not yet planned for Asia summit - Kremlin 11:07am BST

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin's diary does not at the moment feature a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at an APEC summit in Vietnam next month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea - NYT 22 Oct 2017

NEW YORK Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.


U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms 21 Oct 2017

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.


Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information' 21 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week. | Video


Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour 21 Oct 2017

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.


Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after U.S. budget vote 21 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. | Video


Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S. 20 Oct 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. | Video


Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge 20 Oct 2017

WASHINGTON Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.