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Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official 8:45am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.  Full Article

 
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Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat 12:16pm EDT 

KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border region and drive back Islamic State with its first major incursion into its neighbor.  Full Article  

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Bank of Canada seen keeping inflation target as Poloz hits Jackson Hole 3:35pm EDT 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will likely maintain its 2 percent inflation target and bypass alternative policy goals when the central bank renews its inflation-control agreement this year, strategists say, but the main measure of core inflation may change.  Full Article  

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Number of extremist travelers grows, Canada security officials say 2:44pm EDT 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The number of people who have traveled overseas from Canada and are suspected of engaging in "terrorism-related activities" has grown, security officials said on Thursday in a report that cited extremist violence as Canada's main defense threat.  Full Article  

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U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte to be summoned to testify in Brazil: Fox News 1:23pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who has apologized for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games, will be summoned to testify before Brazil's Justice Department, Fox News reported on Thursday.  Full Article  

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Uber lost at least $1.27 billion in first half of 2016: Bloomberg 11:48am EDT 

(Reuters) - Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] lost at least $1.27 billion before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.  Full Article