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World News Headlines - Yahoo News
World News Headlines - Yahoo News

Ex-London mayor Johnson abruptly quits race to be prime minister
By Kylie MacLellan and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Thursday, in a shock move that upturned a political order shaken by last week's vote to leave the European Union. Johnson, whose support for the campaign to leave the EU was widely considered one of the decisive factors in the campaign, had been bookmakers' runaway favorite to succeed David Cameron, who quit last week after failing to persuade British voters to stay in the bloc. Cameron's replacement will face tough talks with the EU to mend a broken relationship -- balancing a desire to reduce immigration to Britain while trying to secure the economy by maintaining access to European markets.

Istanbul bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz nationals: Turkish official
By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey this year.

Putin says let's see how British democracy works after Brexit
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The market turbulence caused by Britain's vote is set to subside in the medium term, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, but it remains to be seen if after the result Britain will still uphold its principles of democracy. (Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Polina Devitt)

Yahoo Sports
Yahoo Sports

Michael Phelps older, wiser and Rio bound (Yahoo Sports)
Phelps has a much different perspective now compared to when he first qualified for the Olympics in 2000.

Sources: Joakim Noah, Knicks could reach deal (Yahoo Sports)
The former Bulls center will meet with Knicks president Phil Jackson after free agency begins.

Indians' win streak nearing historic levels (Yahoo Sports)
Cleveland has been baseball’s hottest team throughout June, extending its win streak to 12 on Wednesday.

Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News

World stocks poised for worst month since January
By Vikram Subhedar LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks were set for their worst monthly performance since January, with renewed concerns over global growth forcing European shares and oil prices onto the back foot again following two positive sessions. Worries that a weaker Chinese yuan could spark deflation, seen as a key reason for the worst beginning to the year for global stocks, were reignited after Reuters reported that China's central bank was willing to let the currency fall further. "Since the beginning of the year investors have faced a series of macro changes to the investment landscape," said Sean Darby, chief global equity strategist at Jefferies, adding that Britain's decision to leave the European Union last week was only the most recent shock to investor confidence.

Exclusive: China to tolerate weaker yuan, wary of trade partners' reaction - sources
By Kevin Yao, Nathaniel Taplin and Lu Jianxin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank is willing to let the yuan fall to 6.8 per dollar in 2016 to support the economy, which would mean the currency matching last year's record decline of 4.5 percent, policy sources said. The yuan is already trading at its lowest level in more than five years, so the central bank will aim to ensure a gradual decline for fear of triggering capital outflows and criticism from trading partners such as the United States, said government economists and advisers involved in regular policy discussions. Presumptive U.S. Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump already has China in his sights, saying on Wednesday he would label China a currency manipulator if elected in November.

North America leaders mount strong defense of trade despite threats
By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defense of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite an increasingly acrimonious debate about the value of globalization. U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he wins November's election. "The integration of national economies into a global economy: that's here, that's done," Obama told a news conference at the end of a summit dubbed the "Three Amigos".

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.

19 people rescued from Kentucky cave


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