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World 09 Apr 2018 | 8:01 PM

China demands halt of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Monday that it opposed the United States selling weapons to Taiwan, after the Trump administration approved the marketing licence required for American manufacturers to sell technology to Taiwan that would allow for building submarines.

Swimming 09 Apr 2018 | 6:26 PM

Australia's Titmus wins women's 800m freestyle

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Ariarne Titmus assumed the mantle as the best long-distance freestyle swimmer in the Commonwealth when she won the women's 800m title at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Monday.

World 09 Apr 2018 | 6:08 PM

'Smile and nod' - Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense.

World 09 Apr 2018 | 5:02 PM

Saudi prince skips visit to mega tech incubator during French trip

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday pulled out of touring a mega-campus for tech startups in Paris, an official in the French prime minister's office said, a visit that was meant to highlight deepening Franco-Saudi tech ties.

Other Sport 09 Apr 2018 | 4:16 PM

Transgender weightlifter withdraws injured, Samoa take gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdrew injured during the Commonwealth Games tournament on Monday as an overwhelmed Feagaiga Stowers of Samoa claimed gold in the 90+kg division.

World 09 Apr 2018 | 2:09 PM

Syria says suspected U.S. missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike

AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected U.S. missile attack on a major air base in central Syria but the United States denied it had launched any air strikes against the country.

World 09 Apr 2018 | 11:09 AM

U.N. Security Council to meet on Monday after Syria attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday following rival requests by Russia and the United States after a deadly chemical attack in Syria and a warning by U.S. President Donald Trump that there would be a "big price to pay."

Golf 09 Apr 2018 | 10:21 AM

Masters runner-up Fowler - 'I'm ready to win'

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler came closer than ever to major championship glory at the U.S. Masters on Sunday and now the American, instilled with a newfound belief that his day will come, cannot wait for his next shot.

Golf 09 Apr 2018 | 9:37 AM

'Captain America' Reed swaps cap for Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Patrick Reed fought off furious back-nine challenges from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to record a one-shot victory at the U.S. Masters on Sunday, trading in his 'Captain America' cap for a Green Jacket.

Golf 09 Apr 2018 | 9:00 AM

Injured Finau finishes strong with Masters birdie blitz

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Tony Finau nearly missed his Masters debut after injuring his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in the Par-3 Contest but on Sunday he was standing tall on the back of a six-hole birdie blitz that gave him a six-under 66 and a 10th place finish.