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Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

1 hour 8 min ago
MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

3 hours 15 min ago
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a U.S. invasion in 1989, has died aged 83.

Trump administration nearing completion of Cuba policy review: sources

4 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama’s engagement with Cuba and could make an announcement next month, according to current and former U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions.

Cyclone brings destruction to Myanmar refugee camps in Bangladesh

4 hours 54 min ago
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh has evacuated at least 350,000 people as a cyclone lashed coastal areas on Tuesday, officials said, causing havoc in refugee camps set up for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in neighboring Myanmar.

Singapore's central bank ends 1MDB review, penalizes Credit Suisse, UOB

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 22:37
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank said on Tuesday that it has imposed financial penalties on Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank (UOB) after completing its two-year review of banks involved in 1MDB-related transactions.

Senator McCain says Putin bigger threat than ISIS

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:40
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS, and warned that the Senate would push for sanctions against Moscow for its alleged interference in the U.S. election.

North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:23
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Trump condemns fatal Oregon stabbings; says victims stood against hate

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 16:25
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the fatal stabbings of two Good Samaritans who tried to stop a man from harassing a pair of women who appeared to be Muslim, in a tweet issued days after an advocacy group urged Trump to condemn the attacks it said his anti-Muslim rhetoric had encouraged.

U.S. may put emergency tariffs on solar imports

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:19
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has notified the other 163 members of the World Trade Organization that it is considering putting emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imported solar cells, according to a WTO filing published on Monday.

Macron meets Russia's Putin near Paris, promising tough talks

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:04
VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron met Russia's Vladimir Putin near Paris on Monday, promising some frank talking with the Kremlin leader after an election campaign in which his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere.

U.S. companies no longer know rules of game under Trump, Hasbro director says

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:29
CASCAIS, Portugal (Reuters) - Confusion surrounding the trade policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration means U.S. companies no longer know the rules of the game, a board member and former CEO of toymaker Hasbro told an international conference on Monday.

Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge: reports

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:22
(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods was arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports.

Exclusive: U.S. aid agency under scrutiny for loans in Chile

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:36
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is auditing a foreign aid program that loaned almost $1 billion to renewable energy projects in Chile – including solar farms in such deep financial trouble that the loans may never be fully repaid, according to people familiar with the matter.

'Convinced Atlanticist' Merkel being honest with U.S., spokesman says

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 09:58
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on Monday.

Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: polls

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 08:45
PARIS (Reuters - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to win the most votes in June's parliamentary election, polls showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.

MI5 to review its handling of intelligence on Manchester bomber

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 07:36
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's MI5 has begun an internal review of how it handled intelligence on Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who was known to the authorities but not under active investigation, a source told Reuters on Monday.

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 05:05
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.

UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:40
(Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week.

Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:40
AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - A cyclone grew in strength as it churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in rural Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast.

President Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: poll

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 02:02
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.