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U.S. to announce end to sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to announce on Monday that all importers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or be subject to U.S. sanctions, a Washington Post columnist reported on Sunday. The U.S. reimposed sanctions...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:02pm

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:02pm

Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report

By Sarah N. Lynch and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:01pm

Asia stocks firm, crude hits 5-month high on Iran sanctions report

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were steady on Monday as investors awaited the return of major financial markets from the Good Friday holiday, while oil prices spiked on a report the U.S. is likely to ask all importers of Iranian oil to...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 9:01pm

FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

By Andrew Hay TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. The arrest came two days after the American Civil...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:03pm

Mexico warns of 'deep concern' over armed groups on U.S. border

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Saturday it had "deep concern" about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:03pm

Saudi Arabia, UAE to send $3 billion in aid to Sudan

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:03pm

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls

By Matthias Williams and Andrew Osborn KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 8:03pm

Myanmar’s top court to rule on jailed Reuters journalists' appeal

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday on an appeal of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy. Wa Lone...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 6:04pm

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030. The three-day referendum was called last...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:08pm

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

LONDON (Reuters) - Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:07pm

In nod to debt concerns, China Belt and Road summit to urge sustainable financing

By John Ruwitch SHANGHAI (Reuters) - World leaders meeting in Beijing this week for a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth, according to a draft communique seen...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:16pm

Khamenei appoints new chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the elite group a foreign...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 2:10pm

At Easter mass, Parisians pray for Notre-Dame's swift restoration

By Michaela Cabrera and Noémie Olive PARIS (Reuters) - With no cathedral to go to, hundreds of Parisians gathered for Easter Sunday mass at the smaller Saint-Eustache catholic church on the city's right bank, and prayed for the swift...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 1:15pm

Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike

By Ulf Laessing and Hani Amara TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Saturday after an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:10am

Indian, Australian warships arrive in China for naval parade

By Ben Blanchard QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 5:04am

Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

By Keith Coffman LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - A week-long series of events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre culminated on Saturday with a remembrance ceremony celebrating the lives of the 13 victims slain in the rampage. On April...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 4:07am

Vulnerable House Democrats tread carefully in wake of Mueller report

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump's continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel's report, which detailed Trump's efforts to thwart the...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 4:05am

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the cost of living are the top concerns ahead of next month's elections. For 32 percent of Australians, access to affordable...

Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:00am

North Korea slams Bolton's 'dim-sighted' call for sign of denuclearization

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's "nonsense" call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear weapons, the second time it has criticized a leading U.S. official in less than a week. U.S. President Donald...

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:01pm