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7:20 AM

U.S. warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Wednesday within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said, the first such action under President Donald Trump.

7:15 AM

Russians talked about influencing Trump through advisers - NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday,

7:10 AM

United players dedicate Europa League win to Manchester victims

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has dedicated their Europa League triumph over Ajax Amsterdam to the victims of the deadly bomb attack in Manchester on Monday, while Juan Mata and Paul Pogba also paid tribute to those affected.

7:10 AM

Trump faces rougher reception in NATO, EU meetings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After a warm welcome in the Middle East and a "fantastic" visit with the pope, U.S. President Donald Trump walks on shakier ground on Thursday when European Union and NATO leaders will press him on defence, trade, and environmental concerns.

7:05 AM

McLaren discussing return to IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 adventure could herald McLaren's return to IndyCar racing and kick start talk about bringing Formula One back to the Brickyard, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday.

7:05 AM

Venus could rise again in Paris, says Shriver

(Reuters) - Veteran Venus Williams could blast through the huge holes in the women's draw and win her first French Open at the age of 36 next month, according to former world number three Pam Shriver.

7:04 AM

Egypt blocks 21 websites including Al Jazeera - security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism", state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday.

7:00 AM

Snap adds group story tool, working to stay ahead of Instagram

Snap Inc, the maker of photo and video-sharing app Snapchat, unveiled a new tool that will let people collaborate with their friends on video stories about events, a product update that could provide a boost in its race to stay ahead of Instagram.

6:58 AM

Malaysian palm oil price hits near 3-week low tracking rival soyoil

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday evening, dipping to their lowest in nearly three weeks, as they tracked weaker-performing soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade and China's Dalian Commodity Exchange.

6:52 AM

Oil price pulls back slightly on low US gasoline stock draw

NEW YORK: Oil prices retreated slightly Wednesday as investors reacted to a smaller-than-expected U.S. gasoline stocks draw as they awaited the outcome of discussions in Vienna between OPEC and other oil-exporting countries on whether to extend output cuts.

6:46 AM

Wall Street rises, S&P at record high, US$ falls on Fed minutes

NEW YORK: Wall Street rose, while the U.S. dollar and bond yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes signaled a gradual approach to interest rate hikes, and oil prices dipped on a draw of U.S. gasoline stocks that was smaller than expected.

6:30 AM

How to protect your data from cyberattacks

The malware attack known as WannaCry (or Wcrypt) has quickly become one of the worst cyberattacks in recent memory. But the damage could've been prevented.

6:22 AM

Forget Trump White House, Belgium shows Melania the surreal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - As her reality TV star husband meets many of his Western allies for the first time as U.S. president on Thursday, Melania Trump will be offered a different take on the surreal by her hosts in Brussels.

6:18 AM

Beckham makes ballot for U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

(Reuters) - Former England captain David Beckham, who won two Major League Soccer titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy, was among the first-time candidates named on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

6:17 AM

We will learn from United's performance, says Ajax coach Bosz

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz was disappointed by his team's performance in their 2-0 defeat by Manchester United in Wednesday's Europa League final, but vowed to learn from United's physical display and come back stronger.

6:00 AM

Manchester United outclass Ajax to win Europa League

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal in each half as their team comfortably outclassed Ajax Amsterdam to win an emotional Europa League final 2-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

6:00 AM

Google targeted over child sex trafficking claims

Imagine taking shelter from a downpour under a large umbrella, when an unkempt gentleman in a trench coat and no pants joins you to avail himself of the same protection.

5:51 AM

Tiger has no plans to retire, 'no hurry' to return either

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods may be in the midst of yet another lengthy recovery from his fourth back surgery but the former world number one said on Wednesday he now felt better than he had in years and had no plans to retire from competitive golf.

5:50 AM

England skipper Morgan's ton helps hosts to 339 versus South Africa

(Reuters) - England captain Eoin Morgan's century led his team to an impressive series opening 72-run victory against top-ranked South Africa in their opening one-day international at Headingley on Wednesday.

5:37 AM

House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will subpoena former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel, its top Democrat said on Wednesday.

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