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First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed. Use of the VSV-EBOV shot -...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:34pm

Syria's army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old war, after pushing Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket, the...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:34pm

Model 3 price hype helps Tesla shares bounce

By Vibhuti Sharma (Reuters) - U.S. consumer bible Consumer Reports stopped short of recommending Tesla Inc's <TSLA.O> Model 3 sedan on Monday, criticising the car for its braking and taking the shine off a day of gains for shares in billionaire Elon...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:34pm

Italy parties propose unknown academic to head radical government

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - If you have never heard of Italy's possible new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, then you are in good company. Neither have the vast majority of Italians. A law professor at Florence University with no political...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:34pm

U.S. and Canadian regulators open probes into cryptocurrency scams

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian state securities regulators announced Monday they have launched dozens of investigations into cryptocurrency scams. The North American Securities Administrators Association announced...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:34pm

Congo begins giving experimental Ebola vaccine to medics

By Patient Ligodi MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine to medical staff in the northwestern city of Mbandaka on Monday to tackle an outbreak of the virus believed...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:09pm

Vietnam says Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea increase tensions

HANOI (Reuters) - Recent activity by China's strategic bombers in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over the disputed territory, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Monday. China's air force said bombers such as...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:09pm

U.S. sees strong shared interests with EU on Iran concerns

WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday said it hopes to use strong shared interests that have emerged with its European Union partners in recent months to move forward on addressing Iran's nuclear program, missile development and role in...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:40am

Venezuela's Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote

By Luc Cohen and Andreina Aponte CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:40am

Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano's lava

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii faced a...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:40am

Police probe celebrity chef Mario Batali for sexual misconduct

(Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who already faces sexual harassment accusations from four women, is under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct, police said on Monday, confirming a 60 Minutes television report...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:39am

Exclusive: BP back on its feet but CEO senses no respite

By Ron Bousso and Dmitry Zhdannikov LONDON (Reuters) - After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a three-year slump in oil prices, BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed. "It doesn't...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:20am

Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:50am

Trump trade threat looms large as Merkel heads to China

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel faces a delicate diplomatic balancing act when she travels to China this week on a visit clouded by U.S. President Donald Trump's trade threats and his decision to pull out of the Iran...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:49am

Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says

By Liz Hampton SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:48am

Philippines takes 'appropriate action' over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines expressed "serious concerns" over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken "appropriate diplomatic action", the spokesman of President...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:48am

Malaysia in suspense ahead of Najib's visit to anti-graft agency

By Joseph Sipalan KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Amid mounting suspense in Malaysia, former leader Najib Razak is expected to give a statement to an anti-graft agency on Tuesday explaining what he knew about $10.6 million transferred into his bank account from a...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:48am

Hyundai Motor Group scraps revamp plan in victory for hedge fund Elliott

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group has shelved a restructuring plan which would have given the son of its aging chairman more control of the conglomerate, following opposition from investors including U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:48am

Macron's popularity falls as summer break approaches, poll shows

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heads into the summer break faced with falling popularity ratings after tough debates in parliament over labour reform and a public ethics law, a standoff with the military and cuts to housing assistance. A YouGov poll published on Thursday showed...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:33am

Exclusive: GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec - sources

By Harry Brumpton and Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) - General Electric Co <GE.N> is nearing a deal to merge its transportation business, which manufactures train engines, with Wabtec Corp <WAB.N>, a U.S. maker of equipment for the rail industry, two...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:44am