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Spanish king's brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:59
MADRID (Reuters) - The brother-in-law of Spain's king has turned himself in to authorities to serve a five-year, 10-month prison sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison system spokesman said on Monday.

Jailed Kurdish leader may hold key in Turkish elections

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:43
SILVAN, Turkey (Reuters) - The outcome of Turkey's elections on Sunday could depend on a jailed presidential candidate's sway over voters more than 1,200 km (750 miles) away in the country's largely Kurdish southeast.

Syria state media says U.S. bombs Syrian positions but U.S. issues denial

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:35
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied carrying out strikes in the area.

Meghan's father sorry to have missed wedding to Britain's Prince Harry

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:15
LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Markle, the father of Britain's newest royal Meghan, has spoken of his regret that he wasn't well enough to walk his daughter down the aisle as she married Prince Harry, but said he was pleased that Harry's father Charles was able to step in.

Exhausted peace marchers arrive in Afghan capital saying 'everyone's tired of war'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:12
KABUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control.

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:19
TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.

Afghan Taliban frown at militants' Eid ceasefire selfies

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:07
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a senior Taliban official said on Monday, after the militants roamed at will through cities before the truce ended.

Police search for van that killed one, injured three at Dutch concert

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:42
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A bus struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and injuring three, hours after R&B artist Bruno Mars had performed, police said.

Bus strikes Dutch concert-goers, kills one, wounds three: police

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:26
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A bus struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and wounding three, police said on Tuesday.

Bus strikes Dutch concert-goers, kills one, wounds three: police

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:14
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A bus struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and wounding three, police said on Tuesday.

Billionaire Slim, America Movil, could profit from election of Mexican leftist

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:08
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Billionaire Carlos Slim has had harsh words for Mexico's presidential frontrunner, saying recently he is "concerned and afraid" about what leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might do if elected.

Philippine troops clash with remnants of defeated Islamist group

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:53
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on Monday.

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza Strip: military

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:38
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli jets struck nine targets belonging to the Islamist Hamas group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Monday in response to incendiary kites and balloons Palestinians sent from the territory that have damaged Israeli property, the military said.

Kenya says five police officers killed in explosive device attack

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:32
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country on Sunday after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted by Somalia's al Shabaab militant group, police said.

Australia PM's popularity rises, but party still lags: poll

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:11
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's personal popularity is at its highest level in two years, an opinion poll showed on Monday, but his government still trails the opposition a month before crucial by-elections.

Magnitude 6.1 quake kills three, stops factories in Japan's Osaka area

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:49
TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.

5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reported

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:38
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people.

Quake of 5.6 magnitude strikes Guatemala: USGS

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:58
(Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala Sunday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:01
TOKYO (Reuters) - An elderly man and a young girl were killed, with several other people also in "cardiopulmonary arrest", after walls collapsed in a magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit Osaka in western Japan on Monday, public broadcaster NHK said.

Colombia president-elect vows to unite nation, alter peace deal

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 03:57
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist rebels.

Government says no early reports of damage after 5.9 quake hits western Japan

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:04
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Japan on Monday but the top government spokesman said there were no immediate signs of major damage.

Syria state media says U.S. bombs Syrian positions; U.S. denies report

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:44
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied carrying out strikes in the area.

New Colombia president may seek to revise rebel peace deal

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:25
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels.

Japan earthquake has preliminary magnitude of 5.9

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:24
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

British PM May's Brexit plans set for defeat, teeing up Wednesday showdown

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:20
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans face rejection by parliament's upper chamber on Monday, setting the stage for a high-stakes confrontation with rebel lawmakers later in the week which could rock her minority government.

In coalition showdown, Merkel allies to decide on migrant plan

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:09
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide on Monday whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilizing her three-month-old coalition.

Fraying Australia and China relations face testing times in Canberra

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 01:06
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's relationship with top trading partner China faces a testing two weeks as Canberra prepares to pass laws designed to limit Beijing's influence in domestic affairs amid pressure on some of its fastest growing exports.

Mexican presidential front-runner vows to consult public about airport's future

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:44
TEXCOCO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that if he wins the July 1 election, he will aim to hold a public vote before taking office on whether to finish building a $13 billion airport outside Mexico City.

U.S. bombs Syrian positions, Syrian military source tells state media

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:27
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries.

Pro-business candidate wins Colombian presidential election

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:22
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that reassured investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels.

Right-wing Duque wins Colombian presidency, beating leftist Petro

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:56
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque was elected Colombia's president on Sunday beating leftist rival Gustavo Petro in a win that allays fears the country's economic model will be overhauled but raises the prospect a peace accord with Marxist rebels will be changed.

Pro-business candidate takes early lead in Colombia presidential election

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:43
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Center-right candidate Ivan Duque, who has vowed to alter a fragile peace deal, took a commanding early lead in Colombia's presidential election on Sunday with nearly half of polling stations counted.

Polls close in polarized Colombia presidential election

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:04
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians voted on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential runoff with the frontrunner vowing to alter a fragile peace deal and his rival promising to overhaul the economic model.

Group of Egyptian lawmakers slam Sisi's fiscal reforms

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:01
CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday criticized recent fiscal reforms enacted by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government, especially subsidy cuts to fuel and electricity.

Turkey arrests suspect as puppy torture case shifts election agenda

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:57
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested a man suspected of torturing a puppy after shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal in a case that has outraged the country and grabbed the political agenda ahead of next week's elections.

Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish candidate in first TV appearance for 20 months

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:10
ANKARA (Reuters) - The jailed presidential candidate for Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition made his first television appearance in over a year and a half on Sunday, giving a campaign speech ahead of next week's elections.

Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 19:32
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.

Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 19:06
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

Afghan president extends ceasefire with Taliban by 10 days

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:35
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office on Sunday extended a unilateral ceasefire with Taliban militants, due to end on Wednesday June 20, by 10 days.

Guatemala ends victim searches at volcano where 110 died

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:05
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala on Sunday ended its victim search efforts in the zone that suffered most deaths and injuries from the Fuego volcano eruption, its disaster agency said.

Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:01
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:45
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition crisis.

Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:18
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq's Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said.

Three people hurt in Moscow taxi incident to be discharged from hospital: RIA

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:02
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three people who were hurt when a taxi drove into pedestrians in central Moscow on Saturday will be released from hospital in coming days, state RIA news agency cited a city health official as saying on Sunday.

New Czech government in jeopardy over foreign minister nomination

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:01
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Communist party will withhold support from the country's next government if the social democrats stick to their nominee for the post of foreign minister, Communist leader Vojtech Filip said on Sunday.

Japanese princess to visit World Cup in Russia: report

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:41
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Takamado will arrive in Russia on Monday to watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup, the Kyodo news agency reported, marking the first visit to Russia by a Japanese royal in over 100 years.

Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, say ceasefire ends at midnight

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:28
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight (1930 GMT).

Bavaria piles pressure on Merkel for EU migrant deal to avert crisis

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:27
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies denied a newspaper report on Sunday that they will give her two weeks to deliver a European solution on migrant policy before defying her by starting to turn away refugees at the border.

Blasts kill 31 people in northeast Nigerian state of Borno: residents

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 15:06
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Blasts killed at least 31 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno, two residents said on Sunday, marking the largest attack in several weeks in a part of the country blighted by the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency.

UK interior minister says was victim of moped theft, pledges police action

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:55
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister, Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem.

Three decades on, Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:35
PRESPES, Greece/ BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Macedonia's admission to the European Union and NATO.

Blast kills 31 people in northeast Nigerian state of Borno: residents

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:33
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A blast killed at least 31 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno, two residents said on Sunday.

Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, rule out ceasefire extension

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:08
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.

UK interior minister robbed by moped rider, pledges police action

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 14:02
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister, Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem.

Thousands hold peaceful protests in Vietnam against foreign investment plans

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:55
(Reuters) - Thousands of people in central Vietnam demonstrated peacefully on Sunday against government plans to lease new economic zones to foreign investors, witnesses told Reuters, a few days after protesters in a nearby province clashed with police.

Facing coalition crisis, Merkel seeks migrant talks with EU states

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:09
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking talks with some EU member states on migrant policy before a leaders summit at the end of the month, a government spokesman said, in a last-ditch bid to avert a coalition crisis erupting this week.

Migrant boat turned away by Italy arrives in Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:02
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A migrant rescue boat turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling voyage which has made it a symbol of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.

Taliban roaming Afghan cities at will, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 12:13
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they continued to celebrate their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:45
ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Sunday, to support forces attempting to seize control from Houthi fighters inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media, in the biggest battle of the war.

U.N. special envoy Jolie meets Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:26
DOMIZ CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a camp for Syrian refugees in northern Iraq to drum up support for those displaced by years of civil war.

Saudi-led coalition conducts airstrikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:23
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Sunday, as coalition-backed ground troops attempted to seize control from Houthi fighters inside, according to Saudi and Houthi media.

UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:18
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain's membership of the European Union.

Taliban head into Afghan cities, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:05
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrate their unprecedented Eid ceasefire, raising questions about what happens should the hugs and selfies stop and the festive atmosphere and calls for peace turn sour.

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:44
PRESPES, Greece (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord on Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic as the "Republic of North Macedonia."

Cambodia's political prince hurt in car crash that kills wife

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:28
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a car crash on Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said.

Greek, Macedonian PMs arrive for signing deal on name

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:19
PRESPES, Greece (Reuters) - The Prime Ministers of Greece and Macedonia arrived at the border region of Prespes on Sunday for a signing ceremony on a deal seeking to end a decades-old dispute between the two countries over the latter's name.

Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm arrive in Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:10
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants pulled from the Mediterranean by a rescue ship arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day voyage but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration.

Kiev police detain far-right protesters against gay pride march

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:05
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police said they had detained 56 members of far-right radical groups in Kiev on Sunday after scuffles before the capital's gay pride march.

Kiev police detain 56 far-right protesters against gay pride march

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:27
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian police detained 56 members of nationalist groups in Kiev on Sunday after scuffles before the capital's annual gay pride march, the police press service said.

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 09:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union.

Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm start to arrive in Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:36
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - The first boat in a naval convoy carrying a total of 629 rescued migrants arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling nine-day sea voyage, but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe about how to handle immigration.

South Korea, U.S. to announce suspension of major military drills this week: Yonhap

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:18
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.

Colombia votes in polarized election putting peace, economy at stake

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 07:05
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians vote on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential runoff that pits candidates offering polar opposite views and has stirred fears the winner will upset a fragile peace process or derail the economy.

Italian ship carrying rescued migrants arrives in Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 06:45
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - An Italian coast guard ship arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, carrying migrants rescued by the Aquarius charity-run vessel, which Rome refused to allow to dock a week ago.

Afghan peace council to hold news conference amid Eid ceasefire

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 06:38
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's High Peace Council will hold a news conference on Sunday amid an unprecedented Taliban ceasefire and a day after President Ashraf Ghani said he would extend a government ceasefire but set no timeframe.

Argentina to replace energy and production ministers

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 03:31
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina´s government said on Saturday that it would replace its energy and production ministers, just two days after the resignation of former Central Bank President Federico Sturzenegger.

Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring seven

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:11
By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova

Deadly shoot-out, fire break Nicaragua truce; talks proceed

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:07
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Eight people died on Saturday in a shoot-out and fire that shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters, and civic leaders condemned the violence while vowing to continue talks with the government.

Merkel seeks EU migrant talks as German coalition crisis looms: paper

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 01:36
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to avert a crisis within her coalition on migrant policy, is trying to set up a meeting of some EU states to discuss the issue before a leaders summit on June 28-29, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm to arrive in Spain

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 00:23
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A naval convoy carrying 629 rescued migrants will arrive in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, putting an end to their grueling nine days at sea but leaving wide open a fierce debate in Europe over how to handle immigration.

UNHCR special envoy Jolie visits Mosul, urges support for rebuilding

REUTERS - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 00:14
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city.

Britain's May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost: reports

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 23:57
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday.

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militants in Iraq's Qandil, Erdogan says

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:39
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have struck a meeting of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraq's Qandil mountains, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, adding that Ankara believed high-profile militants had been hit.

Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:36
By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova

Abortion to avoid birth defects is like Nazi eugenics: pope

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:34
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest.

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 21:27
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighboring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over its name.

Nicaragua gunfire and home blaze breaks Ortega peace truce; eight dead

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:56
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A shooting and fire in Nicaragua early on Saturday left eight people dead and shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters after two months of political unrest that has caused at least 170 deaths.

Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, hurts eight

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:24
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Moscow police say seven hurt as taxi plows into crowd

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:13
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of people near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and eyewitnesses said.

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 19:03
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria called on Germany to fully clarify allegations that German intelligence agents systematically spied on politicians, international organizations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two newspapers on Saturday.

Moscow police say eight hurt after taxi drives into crowd

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:55
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of people in central Moscow on Saturday, injuring eight people including some Mexicans who are in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and an eyewitness said.

Mexicans among injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow: Ifax

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:50
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mexican nationals were among the injured after a taxi ran into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday, the Interfax news agency reported.

Moscow police say eight sought medical help after taxi drove into crowd

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:34
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow police said on Saturday a taxi driver who drove into a crowd in central Moscow probably lost control of the vehicle.

Greek police fire teargas to protesters over Macedonia deal

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:34
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas at protesters outside parliament on Saturday as lawmakers were in session discussing a no-confidence motion against the government over a controversial name deal with neighboring Macedonia.

No fatalities after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow: RIA

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:30
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow authorities said there were no fatalities after a taxi drove into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday, the RIA news agency reported.

Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:30
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, seven people injured: TASS cites source

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:26
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi ran into crowds of people in central Moscow on Saturday, injuring seven, Russia's TASS news agency reported, citing a source in the emergency services.

Italy demands Netherlands recall NGO migrant rescue ships

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:05
ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday demanded that the Netherlands recall two Dutch-flagged migrant rescue ships after one of the non-government organizations that operate them called the interior minister a fascist.

Islamic State says behind Afghanistan car bombing which kills 26 during Eid

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 18:01
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

Tear gas explosion at Caracas club kills 17 people - minister

REUTERS - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 17:17
CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 17 people suffocated to death at a party at a Caracas club early on Saturday morning, when a person activated a tear gas device inside, Venezuela's interior minister Nestor Reverol said.

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