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US troops patrol Turkey-Syria border

US forces have begun patrolling part of the Turkey-Syria border after Turkish airstrikes killed some fighters there closely allied to the United States.


Sudden collapse of Alitalia would be a shock to Italy's economy-minister

ROME (Reuters) - A sudden collapse of loss-making national airline Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] would be a great shock for Italy's economy, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Sunday.


Saudi Arabia arrests 46 militant suspects involved in Medina attack

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer widely blamed on Islamic State.

Tapper to McCain: Will Trump strike N. Korea?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discusses the ongoing tensions with North Korea and whether President Trump is considering a preemptive strike.


Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to boost moderates before polls

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to show Iranians preparing to vote in a May 19 presidential poll that it is committed to a nuclear deal and they stand to benefit, EU diplomats say.


More misery for Indy-bound Alonso in Russia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso failed to start Sunday's Russian Grand Prix due to an engine problem, the second race in a row that his struggling McLaren team have had just one car competing.


Asia Olympic chief quits FIFA role over bribery scandal

(Reuters) - Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the FIFA Council member who also runs the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), said on Sunday he was resigning all his posts in football after being drawn into the latest bribery scandal to hit the game's governing body.


Exclusive: Motor racing-Singapore secure, no Interlagos purchase - Ecclestone

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One will not miss the Malaysian Grand Prix when it drops off the calendar after this year's race because neighboring Singapore is set to stay as the region's showcase, former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.


Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of an Iranian satellite television network channel who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday.


British PM May braces for difficult Brexit negotiations

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be difficult, she said on Sunday in response to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.


Pope calls for end to violence, respect for human rights, in Venezuela

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sunday for the respect of human rights and an end to violence in Venezuela, where nearly 30 people were killed in unrest this month.


Iraqi commander vows to complete capture of Mosul in May

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A top Iraqi commander expects to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

Cillizza: Flynn's no good, very bad week

With every passing week, it becomes more and more clear that Michael Flynn is in a world of trouble.


UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting

April 30 (Reuters) - A union representing 1,200 U.S. air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc turned up pressure on the company on Sunday to settle a three-year contract dispute, saying it would seek clearance to strike.

Biden back in NH as Democrats eye 2020

Joe Biden's return to this early primary state of New Hampshire already has Democrats buzzing: Does he have one more race left in him?

Famed Swiss Climber Ueli Steck Killed Near Mount Everest

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

Marijuana leftovers sicken dog

A Colorado dog owner is asking marijuana users to be more careful with their leftover pot.


UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday divorce talks with the European Union would be difficult, responding to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the upcoming Brexit negotiations.


Swiss climber dies after fall, preparing for Mount Everest ascent

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An experienced Swiss climber died on Sunday after he fell in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain, the first to perish in the current climbing season, officials said.


Iran's leader dismisses Rouhani's detente policy ahead of vote

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has criticized President Hassan Rouhani for saying his detente policy with the West had caused the threat of war to fade as tensions intensify in Tehran before May election.


U.S.-backed militias claim big advance against IS in Syria's Tabqa

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Sunday they had made a big advance in Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria's largest dam, in their campaign to drive Islamic State from its stronghold of Raqqa, 40km (25 miles) downstream.

Corruption (Institutional)

Young, Idealistic but Determined, Slovaks Lead Anticorruption Crusade

With anti-authoritarian protests erupting across Eastern Europe, a pair of Slovakians are among the young people taking action.

See giant twister swirl through Texas

Tornadoes ripping through north Texas left widespread destruction and more than 50 people injured, officials said.


Motor racing: Honda to supply engines to Sauber from 2018

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Honda will supply the Swiss-based Sauber Formula One team with engines from 2018 as well as McLaren in a move that the Japanese manufacturer hopes will help speed up the development of its troubled power unit.


U.S. Marines back in Helmand as Afghanistan 'stalemate' continues

CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has returned to Helmand, the restive province in southern Afghanistan where it fought years of bloody battles with the Taliban, to help train Afghan forces struggling to contain the insurgency.


At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat

LONDON (Reuters) - It never happened in the decade when the prosaic nature of his heavyweight domination quite underwhelmed boxing but, at the age of 41, Wladimir Klitschko belatedly earned proper appreciation for his greatness on Saturday.

China deports US woman it convicted of spying

China has deported an American businesswoman whom it convicted of spying a few days earlier.

Russian airline accused of discrimination

Flight attendants working for Russian national aviation company Aeroflot say that their work is being reduced because of their size. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

2 killed, 55 hurt in severe storms

A strong storm caused severe flooding and tornadoes that killed at least two people and injured dozens more in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.

White House Correspondents Assn

In Dueling Events, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj Target Trump, Fox News and CNN

Programmed against one another, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and Ms. Bee’s alternative end up in the same place — criticizing the president and the press.

Sam Bee hosts her own press dinner

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee was the master of ceremonies during the "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner." The comedy special coincided with the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner that President Trump skipped in favor of a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania.


China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

Overfishing is depleting oceans across the globe, but China’s enormous appetite and massive fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels is having an outsize impact.

South Korea

U.S. Confirms It Will Pay for Antimissile System, South Korea Says

President Trump said last week that South Korea should pay for the so-called Thaad system, but officials said Sunday that the original agreement would not change.

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to the White House

President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea.


Five killed in Texas tornadoes; rains, winds lash US midsection: media

(Reuters) - Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland.


Merkel's conservatives widen lead to 7 points 5 months before German vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats have opened a seven-point lead over the centre-left Social Democrats five months ahead of the Sept. 24 election, according to a poll on Sunday in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.


At Least 5 Are Killed in Tornadoes in East Texas

Three tornadoes touched down east of Dallas, flipping cars, knocking down trees and destroying homes, the authorities said.


Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua was hailed as "the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing" after his exhilarating world heavyweight title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday sky-rocketed him into the global sporting elite.


Global pension funds warm to India's solar power ambitions

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India's solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is targeting $100 billion in investment in the next five years.


Cast of 'The Godfather' reunite for emotional 45th anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.


South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said Washington had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion system designed to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea.

Hasan Minhaj's best lines from correspondents' dinner

President Donald Trump was a no-show at the first White House Correspondents' Association dinner of his presidency. But that didn't keep "Daily Show" comedian Hasan Minhaj from addressing "the elephant not in the room."

Duterte, Rodrigo

Trump Invites Rodrigo Duterte to the White House

The two leaders spoke late on Saturday and addressed the Philippines’ violent campaign against drugs, which has been condemned by human rights groups and many Western governments.

Woodward and Bernstein defend a free press against President Trump

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of Watergate fame argued Saturday night that good journalism is more crucial to a free society than ever in a climate of increasing hostility between the White House and the press.

Watch the President's entire speech

President Trump marked his 100th day in office by holding a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots

Big Climate Protests Against Trump

Demonstrators chanted: "Resistance is here to stay. Welcome to your 100th day!"


Fit-again Kaka scores for Orlando on emotional return

(Reuters) - Kaka made a triumphant return from injury with a goal in Orlando City's 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit)

Tony Blair Urges U.K. to Stay Centered, and Close to Europe

Twenty years after his landslide election as prime minister, Mr. Blair says he will “never give up” on the idea of remaining in the European Union.


Off target in 2016, global elite regroup at Milken conference

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Titans of U.S. industry and Wall Street gather in Beverly Hills this week to discuss how to navigate - and profit from - hot topics such as U.S. tax reform, the upcoming French election and Chinese economic growth.

Financial Aid (Education)

Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline

The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.

Immigration and Emigration

Too Scared to Report Sexual Abuse. The Fear: Deportation.

There has been a sharp downturn in reports of sexual assault and domestic violence among Latinos in the months since the presidential election.

National Rifle Assn

Guns, Ammo and Trump at N.R.A. Meeting

Visit the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Atlanta, where President Trump addressed attendees, a first by a sitting president since Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Trump: We all bleed the same red blood

Donald Trump closed his 100th-day rally in Pennsylvania with a message of unity, saying no matter the color of our skin "we all bleed the same red blood."


Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years.


Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to Washington, White House says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call on Saturday that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in a statement.

Wenger, Arsene

On Soccer: Arsène Wenger Reaches the End of the Road at Arsenal. Or Maybe Not.

Some observers say the Arsenal manager has seemed weary lately, leading to speculation that he may leave the position he has held for 21 seasons.


ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites 'improving cooperation'

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its manmade islands, according to the chairman's statement.

Comedian: Who tweets at 3 a.m. sober?

At the White House correspondents' dinner, "The Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj asked who tweets at 3am sober.

Hockey, Ice

Senators 6, Rangers 5 | Two overtimes | Ottawa leads series, 2-0: Rangers Crumble at Hands of Senators’ One-Man Wrecking Crew

Jean-Gabriel Pageau erased Ottawa’s 5-3 deficit in the final four minutes of regulation and scored his fourth goal of the game in the second overtime.

WHCA president: We are not the enemy

White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason made an impassioned speech about the role of the free press in America.


Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.

President Trump berates the media at campaign-style event

Instead of following in the footsteps of his predecessors, President Donald Trump again forged his own path Saturday, opting to host a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania instead of attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.

Panelist: I respect the President's office but not the man

Paul Begala and Paris Dennard argue about President Trump after he gave a speech at a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania.


China April manufacturing activity expands in April, official PMI falls from previous month

BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's manufacturing sector slowed in April, an official survey showed on Sunday, as producer price rises lost steam and authorities moved to tackle risks in the property market and credit growth.

Gergen: Most divisive presidential speech I've ever heard

Former presidential adviser David Gergen called President Donald Trump's speech at a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania "deeply disturbing."

Cuban Military Plane Crashes, Killing 8 Troops on Board

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said.

Cyberattacks and Hackers

Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks

The hacker or hackers, known as “thedarkoverlord,” demanded ransom after stealing 10 episodes of the next season of “Orange Is the New Black.”


Nomura leads LPGA Texas Shootout, amateur Seong two back

(The Sports Xchange) - Japan's Haru Nomura maintained her lead through three rounds of the LPGA Texas Shootout despite a late stumble on Saturday in Irving, Texas.

News and News Media

At Samantha Bee’s ‘White House’ Dinner, Journalism Is Toasted as Trump Is Mocked

The comedian’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” was both an alternative to the dinner itself, and to a rally in Pennsylvania that Trump held instead of attending the dinner.

Trump: Media deserves big, fat failing grade

At his campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania, President Trump rated the media's first 100 days of his term.


Labour gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong lead

LONDON (Reuters) - Three polls on Saturday showed a rise in support for the opposition Labour party, although the governing Conservative party maintained a commanding lead.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Attacks News Media at Rally to Mark His 100th Day

President Trump returned to the populist themes of his campaign with a Pennsylvania rally held in lieu of attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

Trump slams WH correspondents' dinner

At a campaign-style rally on his 100th day in office, President Trump mocks the White House correspondents' dinner, saying he would rather be with the "better people" at his rally.


South Korea already working on reducing trade surplus with U.S.: finance minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's finance minister said on Sunday the government was already working on downsizing its trade surplus with the United States, a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's comments Thursday that Washington will renegotiate or scrap the free trade pact the two countries have.


Poulter retains PGA Tour card after all

(Reuters) - Britain's Ian Poulter has regained his PGA Tour card for the rest of the season, a week after losing it.


British PM May sets out plans to protect pensions during takeovers

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to protect workers against irresponsible practices over pensions on Sunday, promising new regulations on how schemes are handled during corporate takeovers.

Pope warns of dire consequences of war

Pope Francis said Saturday he worries that rising tensions between the United States and North Korea could lead to a wide military conflict that would wipe out a "large part of humanity."

Live updates: Celebs and notables arrive for 'nerd prom'

One night, two events. We're covering the White House Correspondents Dinner and Trump's rally right here.

Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas

Efforts to Ease Congestion Threaten Street Food Culture in Southeast Asia

Major cities in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are forcing vendors to move, creating more space but diluting local flavor.


Smith and Blixt take four-shot lead in New Orleans

(Reuters) - The team of Australian Cameron Smith and Swede Jonas Blixt survived strong and gusty winds to open up a four-stroke lead after the third round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Saturday.

United States Defense and Military Forces

American Service Member Dies in Explosion Outside Mosul

The casualty was the third for the United States this past week in the fight against the Islamic State. Two soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.

United States International Relations

A Spring Thaw? Trump Now Has ‘Very Good’ Words for China’s Leader

President Trump came into office fuming about China. But lately he has been describing his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as if he were an old pal.


Mali extends state of emergency in bid to quell Islamist attacks

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's National Assembly has voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks by Islamist militants based in the desert north of the West African country.


Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.

Trump leaves door open for military action

President Donald Trump would not rule out the use of military force against North Korea in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Saturday, just hours after Pyongyang launched a missile test in defiance of international pressure.

Live updates: Trump rips into media in Pennsylvania rally

One night, two events. We're covering the White House Correspondents Dinner and Trump's rally right here.


Joshua wins world titles with 11th-round stoppage of Klitschko

LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Joshua delivered one of the great nights in British boxing annals by stopping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round to be crowned IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight champion in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

SpaceX to launch spy satellite

Elon Musk's SpaceX will attempt to deliver a mysterious satellite into orbit for the U.S. intelligence community on Sunday.


Golf: Senden takes leave from tour for ill son

(Reuters) - John Senden, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, is taking an indefinite leave of absence while his teenage son battles a brain tumor, he announced on Saturday.

Delta Air Lines Inc

Video Captures Delta Pilot Smacking Woman to Break Up Fight

An investigation by Delta found the pilot’s actions helped “de-escalate” the fight between passengers, in the latest airline episode to be recorded on video.


Police charge two lawmakers from Slovak far-right party with extremism

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's police said on Saturday they have charged two members of parliament from a far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia with extremism for hate speech against the Roma, the Jews and Islam.

Politics and Government

Facing Military Pressure, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Ousts 2 Top Aides

Saturday’s dismissals were the latest chapter in a showdown over a news article published in October that has infuriated the powerful military.


Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said.

8 die in plane crash, Cuban military says

A plane carrying eight members of the Cuban military crashed Saturday morning in a mountainous part of the island, the military said through state media. Everyone on board was killed, the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces announced, according to Granma.


Pope Francis Urges U.S. and North Korea to Step Away from the Brink

The pope, returning to Rome from a two-day trip to Egypt, says a nuclear conflict could be disastrous “for the future of humanity.”


Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.


Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.


UK PM May's Conservatives hold 11 point lead over Labour: ORB poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party holds an 11 point lead over the Labour opposition, a poll by ORB for the Sunday Telegraph said, showing a tighter race ahead of June's election than other pollsters.


Cycling: Yates sprints to stage win and Tour of Romandie lead

LEYSIN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Briton Simon Yates seized the lead of the Tour of Romandie on the penultimate day on Saturday by winning a two-man sprint to the line with Australian Richie Porte in the fourth stage.

United States Politics and Government

Climate March Draws Thousands of Protesters Alarmed by Trump’s Environmental Agenda

On the president’s 100th day in office, demonstrators descended on Washington in an attempt to drown out the administration’s climate change deniers.