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Trump's 'Spygate' is a 'diversion tactic': Senator Flake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who has not ruled out running against Donald Trump for the White House, on Sunday criticized as a "diversion tactic" the president's unsubstantiated allegation last week of an FBI "spy" being planted in his...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 2:01 PM

Exclusive: U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:25 PM

Italy's efforts to form government fail as president defends euro

By Steve Scherer and Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Efforts to form a coalition government collapsed on Sunday after the Italian president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a possible...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:25 PM

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 10:52 AM

Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto churns toward Florida

By Rich McKay and Suzannah Gonzales (Reuters) - Thousands of Florida residents evacuated their homes on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north through the Gulf of Mexico with forecasters saying it could bring "life-threatening inundation" to...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:32 AM

Britain's May refuses to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party after refusing to back reform of Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules after neighboring...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 6:25 AM

Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources

By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> is expecting to meet this week in Beijing with China's antitrust regulators in a final push to secure clearance for its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV <NXPI....

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:31 AM

Bahrain sees 'no glimmer of hope' for ending Qatar crisis soon

RIYADH (Reuters) - Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago. "The information in our hands today does not indicate...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:31 AM

Israeli army kills three Gaza militants after foiling border bombing

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tank shelling killed three members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical officials said, after weeks of border protests that have drawn...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:31 AM

In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

By Ayat Basma MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A group of Iraqi university students have found a cause in the ruins of Mosul. They are salvaging what is left of its rich heritage, clearing rubble and distributing aid in a city crying out for help after the...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 5:31 AM

Libyan rivals set for crunch Paris talks to break political deadlock

By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - Libyan rivals will meet on Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues to pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 3:16 AM

Former Japanese PM Nakasone turns 100, urges constitutional revision

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a World War Two naval officer and one of Japan's longest-serving premiers, marked his 100th birthday on Sunday with a call to revise the nation's post-war, pacifist...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:41 AM

Tencent chairman pledges to advance China chip industry after ZTE 'wake-up' call: reports

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings chairman pledged to advance China's semiconductor industry, saying the blow to ZTE Corp from Washington's ban on U.S. firms supplying telecommunications company was a "wake-up" call, local media reported. China's...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:31 AM

Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake

By Helen Murphy and...

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 1:21 AM

Trump says still looking at June 12 summit with Kim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was still looking at a June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, adding that talks were progressing very well. "We're doing very well in terms of the summit with...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:02 PM

U.S. team in North Korea for talks on summit, Trump says

By Hyonhee Shin and Lesley Wroughton SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:02 PM

Storm Alberto: Florida, Alabama, Mississippi declare states of emergency

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - Florida, Alabama and Mississippi declared states of emergency on Saturday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the coastal states...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:02 PM

Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday....

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4:24 PM

Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said. He was 86 years old...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4:23 PM

U.S. missionary home after two years behind bars in Venezuela

By Jonathan Landay and Angus Berwick...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4:23 PM