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Woodland holds nerve to claim U.S. Open

By Steve Keating PEBBLE BEACH, CA. (Reuters) - Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka's two-year reign to an end...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:05am

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader with democracy activist set to leave jail

By Farah Master and Marius Zaharia HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:04am

Asian shares edge up, trade, geopolitical tensions cap gains; focus on Fed meeting

By Tomo Uetake TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched higher on Monday, with a rebound in the Hong Kong market helping the mood, as investors remained cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting. But the simmering trade dispute...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:04am

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome

By Sofia Menchu and Adriana Barrera GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:04am

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago. Wang Dan and 21 others,...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:04pm

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

DUBAI (Reuters) - The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships' operators...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:04pm

Mexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol southern border

By Roberto Ramirez TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:03pm

U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban: sources

By Stephen Nellis and Alexandra Alper SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:03pm

Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'

By Josh Smith and Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - A decade after leaving her family behind to flee North Korea, the defector was overwhelmed with excitement when she spoke to her 22-year-old son on the phone for the first time in May after he too escaped into...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:03pm

Argentine president promises investigation following massive blackout

By Adam Jourdan, Nicolás Misculin and Eliana Raszewski BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday, but Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:03pm

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

By James Pomfret and Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 8:03pm

For U.S.-bound Central American migrants, better to stay in Mexico than be sent home

By Hugh Bronstein TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Many of the Central Americans who lined up for papers at an asylum office in southern Mexico said they could abandon plans to reach the United States and remain in Mexico if U.S. President Donald...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 7:01pm

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

By Elizabeth Piper and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favorite Boris Johnson on Sunday, questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 7:01pm

Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: FT

(Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is planning to overhaul its trading operations by creating a "bad bank" to hold tens of billions of euros of assets and shrinking or shutting its U.S. equity and trading businesses, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The bad...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 7:01pm

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

By Eric M. Johnson, Andrea Shalal and Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 7:01pm

Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

By Polina Ivanova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:10am

Canada set to approve hotly-debated pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit

By David Ljunggren and Nia Williams OTTAWA/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:09am

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

By Tom Polansek DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) - The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:09am

Netanyahu's wife admits criminal wrongdoing in meals catering case

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time. Under the agreement, a...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 11:09am

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

By Asma Alsharif DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader...

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:07am