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Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" was the top winner at the MTV...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 1:02am

Salvini proclaims Italy to be Washington's best EU ally

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a flying visit to Washington....

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 1:02am

'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 1:02am

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

By Phil Stewart and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 1:02am

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled,...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

U.S. court voids $65 million settlement tied to Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue

By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations for the year. Ren's downbeat assessment that the ban will hit...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: source

By Nathan Layne NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM

By Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter. The move by President...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:03am

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:09pm

Toronto Raptors two-million strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

By Tyler Choi TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some 2 million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:09pm

Pfizer makes $10.6 billion cancer bet in cash deal for Array Biopharma

By Michael Erman and Tamara Mathias (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said on Monday it would buy Array Biopharma Inc for $10.64 billion in cash, a deal it hopes will help make it a leader in colon cancer and build up its pipeline of oncology drugs. The...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:07pm

Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors....

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:07pm

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

By Nadine Awadalla and Enas al-Ashray CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges,...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:07pm

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. But people encountered these very same problems when the first large...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:06pm

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:06pm

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:06pm

Taylor Swift releases song and petition calling for LGBTQ equality

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift on Monday released a star-studded music video that scolded social media trolls and urged fans to sign a petition demanding U.S. legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgender people. The...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 5:14pm