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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea 8:05am EDT

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.  Full Article

Another round of NAFTA talks closes with little sign of agreement 4:21pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday wrapped up a contentious round of NAFTA negotiations dominated by aggressive U.S. demands, including a sunset clause on the pact that Canadian and Mexican officials say will be rejected.  Full Article  

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa 4:14pm EDT 

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.  Full Article