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Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

By Yeganeh Torbati and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:03pm

Coordinated anti-Trump campaign emerges on Instagram: study

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Accounts tagged 'hatetrump' and 'ihatetrump' are part of a coordinated campaign to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump that has emerged on social media site Instagram, an independent study has revealed...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02pm

India's BJP prepares return to power as exit polls predict clear win: sources

By Alasdair Pal and Nigam Prusty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is to meet coalition partners to discuss a new government, two BJP sources said on Monday, after exit polls predicted a clear general election victory for the party led by Prime Minister...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02pm

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer

(Reuters) - A man sought for the shooting death of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and the wounding of two others was arrested without incident early on Monday after a brief manhunt that had the community on edge, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was taken into custody...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02pm

U.S. to encourage investment in Palestinian areas as first part of peace plan

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02pm

Tesla stock and bonds tumble as investors fret about costs and safety

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla's stock and bonds tumbled on Monday as investors worried about the automaker's cash burn and problems with an Autopilot system that CEO Elon Musk has held out as key to the electric car maker's future...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:02pm

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases

(Reuters) - The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people. The U.S. Centers for...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:01pm

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law

(Reuters) - Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:01pm

Is Britain's Hunt going for PM May's job?: "We have to see what happens"

GENEVA (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt declined to say on Monday whether he would run for Prime Minister Theresa May's job, adding that the focus had to be on delivering Brexit. When asked by reporters in Geneva if he would confirm he was...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:02am

Algeria's army chief says elections are best way out of crisis

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's armed forces chief said on Monday that elections were the best way to overcome the country's political crisis and avoid a constitutional vacuum. After two decades in power, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit last month under...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:02am

Ford Motor Co cutting about 10% of global salaried workforce

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will eliminate about 10% of its global salaried workforce, cutting about 7,000 jobs by the end of August as part of its larger restructuring in a move that will save the No. 2 automaker $600...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:02am

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:01am

Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

By Tyler Choi TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "restricted to a limited space" even as she spent her past six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:01am

Britain prepares for new spying law after Salisbury poisoning

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to bring in a new spying law and is considering updating treason legislation to counter the threat from hostile states in the wake of the nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury last year, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 10:02am

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:03am

Argentine political twist could provide balm for troubled markets

By Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine markets, rattled during recent months by rising political uncertainty, could get a reprieve after the populist ex-leader seen as challenger No. 1 in this year's presidential elections said she would...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office

By Orooj Hakimi Rupam Jain KABUL (Reuters) - Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the neighborhood shopkeeper 15 Afghanis (20...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

U.S. Ambassador to China visiting Tibet this week

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was scheduled to visit Tibet this week, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said, the first visit to the region by a U.S. ambassador since 2015, amid escalating trade tension between the two countries. The...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an "equal pay...

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am

Trump vs. House Democrats: 10 upcoming showdowns

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is refusing to cooperate with numerous congressional probes of himself and his administration, taking a defiant stance that is likely to result in a court battle with Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives....

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:02am