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Trump invites congressional leaders to border security briefing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a border security briefing at the White House as the federal government remained partially shut down over his demand to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018" in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jim YoungThe president’s invitation, which was described by congressional sources as a briefing and not a negotiating session, was sent to the top two Democrats and Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Republican Senate Majority…

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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Marine detained by Russia on spying charges was visiting Moscow for a wedding and is innocent, his family said on Tuesday. Paul Whelan had been staying with a wedding party for a fellow former Marine at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, said his brother David Whelan, who learned of the arrest on Monday. “His innocence is undoubted and we trust that his rights will be respected,” Whelan’s family said in a statement released on Twitter on Tuesday. Russia’s FSB state security service said the American had been detained on Friday, but it gave no details of the nature of his…

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Manchester stabbings suspect may have mental problems as UK terrorism probe ongoing

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria train station on New Year’s Eve was being held and assessed for mental health issues on Tuesday, police said. Greater Manchester Police were, however, continuing to investigate the attack because of suspected links to terrorism, they said in a statement. A raid of the man’s home in the city’s Cheetham Hill area was still taking place. The man’s name has not yet been released and police did not return requests for further information. A witness, a BBC producer who was at the busy station full of New Year’s…

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UK police detain young man in Manchester stabbing, investigation continues

(Reuters) - A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people in Manchester’s Victoria train station has been detained under Britain’s mental health act although a counter terrorism probe is still ongoing, Greater Manchester Police said on Tuesday. “The counter-terrorism investigation remains ongoing. There is nothing to suggest the involvement of other people in this attack, but confirming this remains a main priority for the investigation,” the police said in a statement. Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Jonathan OatisOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Netflix Blocks Show in Saudi Arabia Critical of Saudi Prince

Netflix has blocked an episode of its show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” from streaming in Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government complained that the episode — which is critical of the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman — violated its cybercrime laws.In the episode, first shown in October, Mr. Minhaj critiques the United States’ longstanding relationship with Saudi Arabia after the murder of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.“Now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Mr. Minhaj said, “and I mean that as a Muslim and an American.”After receiving a takedown request last month from the Saudi government’s Communications and Information…

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NASA space probe ‘phones home’ in landmark mission to solar system’s edge

(Reuters) - NASA’s New Horizons explorer successfully “phoned home” on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation. The nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. The belt is a ring of icy celestial bodies just outside Neptune’s orbit. Engineers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland cheered when the spacecraft’s first signals…

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Bolsonaro: Brazil ‘liberated from socialism’ with him in power

Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro reviews the troops after the swearing-in ceremony as he leaves Brazil's National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(Reuters) - Brazil’s newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said in his address to the nation on Tuesday that his country had been “liberated from socialism and political correctness” now that he has taken power. Bolsonaro vowed to respect democracy and carry out difficult economic reforms needed to get Latin America’s biggest economy back on track. He said that “we have a great nation to rebuild” and promised that he had put together a team of talented ministers to do just that.…

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Brazil’s new President Bolsonaro vows to ‘strengthen democracy’

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday, and immediately called on Congress to combat endemic corruption and promised to “work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny.” Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, are seen before his swear-in ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesAddressing a joint session of Congress minutes after taking the oath of office, Bolsonaro, a former Army captain and admirer of the country’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship, vowed to adhere to democratic norms. He said his government would be guided by the promises he made to Brazilian voters fed up…

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Trump congratulates Brazil’s President Bolsonaro

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for H.R. 2, the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018" in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Brazil’s newly inaugurated far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, telling him on Twitter that “the U.S.A. is with you!” Bolsonaro, an ideological ally of Trump who was sworn into office in Brasilia on Tuesday, also used Twitter to thank his U.S. counterpart, saying that “under God’s protection, we shall bring prosperity and progress to our people!” Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Susan ThomasOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

SAN FRANCISCO — A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans.Now a growing number of those insiders are worried that proposed export restrictions could short-circuit the pre-eminence of American companies in the next big thing to hit their industry, artificial intelligence.In November, the Commerce Department released a list of technologies, including artificial intelligence, that are under consideration for new export rules because of their importance to national security.Technology experts worry that blocking the export of A.I. to other countries, or tying it up in red tape, will help…

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