UK election cuts time for Brexit talks, key EU lawmaker says

REUTERS - 1 hour 1 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The snap general election called by British Prime Minister Theresa May will reduce the already limited time available to negotiate a Brexit deal, an influential EU lawmaker said on Monday.

Venezuelan opposition seeks new strategy as unrest enters fourth week

REUTERS - 2 hours 18 min ago
CARACAS (Reuters) - Barricading roads with trash and even bathtubs, small groups of protesters held "sit-ins" around Venezuela on Monday in an effort to maintain momentum as anti-government unrest entered a fourth week.

Kenya arrests suspects in shooting of conservationist

REUTERS - 2 hours 49 min ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya has arrested an unspecified number of suspects and recovered a gun linked to the shooting of Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park over the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday.

Top U.S. general says 'not refuting' reports Russia supplying Taliban

REUTERS - 2 hours 51 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.

Merkel ally Seehofer staying on for 'difficult' German election

REUTERS - 3 hours 22 min ago
MUNICH (Reuters) - Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said on Monday he would stay on as leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) to fight what he expects to be a "very difficult" national election in September and a state poll next year.

Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen

REUTERS - 3 hours 55 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid agency Oxfam called on donor nations on Monday to step up life-saving assistance to millions of civilians in Yemen facing starvation and disease, rather than providing arms to fuel the deepening conflict.

Albania opposition blocks roads, wants technocrat government

REUTERS - 4 hours 14 min ago
TIRANA (Reuters) - Supporters of Albania's opposition Democratic Party blocked several main roads on Monday for one hour, escalating their two-month-old protest for a caretaker government to oversee the June 18 general elections.

Israel indicts U.S.-Israeli teen over bomb threats

REUTERS - 4 hours 24 min ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli-American teenager was indicted in Israel on Monday on allegations he made thousands of hoax bomb calls, some targeting U.S. Jewish community centers, and earned $240,000 by offering to phone in threats against schools, hospitals and planes.

German court orders 10 be tried for 2010 'Love Parade' deaths

REUTERS - 5 hours 9 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court gave the go-ahead on Monday for 10 people to be tried over a deadly stampede at a German "Love Parade" music festival in 2010, overturning a lower court's decision last year.

Turkey's Erdogan to meet Trump at White House in mid-May

REUTERS - 5 hours 15 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, at the White House in an upcoming visit in mid-May, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan

REUTERS - 5 hours 46 min ago
KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

U.S., Philippines scale back next month's military drills, no more 'war games'

REUTERS - 5 hours 51 min ago
MANILA (Reuters) - About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defense alliance.

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel

REUTERS - 6 hours 11 min ago
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient structure amidst the turmoil.

Japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as North Korea tension mounts

REUTERS - 7 hours 21 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.

UK Conservatives pledge energy price cap, hitting utility shares

REUTERS - 7 hours 51 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ruling Conservative Party said it would cap domestic energy prices if it retained power in an election in June, targeting an industry it accuses of not working properly and sending shares in the leading providers down sharply.

Swedish prosecutors arrest second suspect in truck attack probe

REUTERS - 8 hours 24 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors have arrested a further suspect in connection with the investigation of the deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital earlier this month, police said on Monday.

Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC

REUTERS - 8 hours 39 min ago
HONG KONG/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Philippines lawyer said he had filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, accusing them of crimes against humanity in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown.

U.S. defense secretary in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to craft policy

REUTERS - 9 hours 14 min ago
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday as President Donald Trump's administration looks to construct its strategy for the war-torn country, where resurgent Taliban militants continue to make gains.

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

REUTERS - 9 hours 16 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way on Monday within hours of first round results with far-right leader Marine Le Pen's top aide launching a stinging attack on her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron.

Hong Kong court grants bail to disgraced former leader Tsang

REUTERS - 9 hours 40 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Monday granted bail to former leader Donald Tsang, who was jailed in February for 20 months for misconduct in public office, the broadcaster RTHK reported.


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