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As outrage grows over children, White House defends immigration policy

REUTERS - 31 min 32 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

Libya's coast guard recovers five bodies from migrant boat

REUTERS - 1 hour 52 min ago
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan coastguards said on Monday they had recovered the bodies of five migrants and picked 191 survivors off the coast west of the capital Tripoli.

Amid outrage over children, White House defends immigration policy

REUTERS - 2 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as criticism mounted over detained immigrant parents being separated from their children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages.

Pompeo expects to return to North Korea 'before terribly long'

REUTERS - 3 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at a landmark summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last week.

One killed, four injured in Malmo shooting: Swedish police

REUTERS - 3 hours 9 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the coastal city of Malmo in southern Sweden on Monday night, police said.

Spain's PM heads to France on June 23 for migration, euro zone talks

REUTERS - 3 hours 17 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Paris on June 23 for talks with Emmanuel Macron on migration and euro zone reforms, the French presidency said on Monday.

U.S., South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:56
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled for August, South Korean and U.S. officials said on Monday, following President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week.

U.S., South Korea agree to suspend joint military exercise: official

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend a joint military exercise scheduled to take place in August, a U.S. official said on Monday, after President Donald Trump pledged to end "war games" after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week.

South Korea, U.S. agree to suspend joint military drills scheduled for August: Yonhap

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:17
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States have agreed to delay a joint military exercise called the "Ulchi Freedom Guardian," South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

Romania parliament changes criminal procedure; opposition says aims to hide graft

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:48
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's lower house of parliament on Monday night approved amendments to the country's criminal procedure, which critics and the centrist opposition say would weaken prosecutors' powers to probe high level corruption.

No early elections in Spain, says new PM Sanchez

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:48
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday said he was unlikely to call a snap election and that he wanted to hold the next countrywide vote in 2020 when the current term is scheduled to end.

Five hurt in Malmo shooting; not terrorism-related, say police

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:26
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Five people were wounded in central Malmo on Monday night in a shooting incident that Swedish police said was not terrorism-related.

Saudi Arabia dismisses entertainment chief

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:15
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia dismissed a senior figure in its fast-changing entertainment sector on Monday, state-owned TV said, removing an official responsible for bringing shows, festivals and concerts to the conservative kingdom under sweeping economic and social reforms.

'Be careful': SNP warns UK govt of tipping Scotland towards independence

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:15
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The British government is fuelling support for Scottish independence by overriding the devolved Edinburgh assembly's wishes over Brexit, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Britain's parliament warned on Monday.

Vienna under consideration as site for next Trump-Putin meeting: sources

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Austrian capital, Vienna, is under consideration as the site of a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two sources familiar with the discussions said on Monday.

Trump says he will not let U.S. become 'migrant camp'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would not allow the United States to become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Israel's Netanyahu, Jordan's Abdullah talk regional peace

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:05
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman on Monday to discuss ways to advance regional peace, Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

Swedish police say shooting in Malmo apparently wounds several: newspaper

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:05
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Several people were apparently wounded by gunfire in central Malmo on Monday night, the Sydsvenskan newspaper quoted Swedish police as saying.

Peace, economy pose challenges for Colombia's new president

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:01
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.

Head of Saudi entertainment authority dismissed: royal decree

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:00
DUBAI (Reuters) - The chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Ahmed al-Khatib was dismissed from his role by royal decree on Monday night, Saudi state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV said.

Italian interior minister wants census of Roma communities

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:47
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new government plans to carry out a census of the Roma community with an eye to kicking out anyone staying in the country illegally, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday.

Merkel to support Italy in tackling migration challenge

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:29
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants arriving on its shores, possibly handling asylum requests for Europe in non-European countries including Libya.

Israel's Netanyahu, Jordan's Abdullah meet in Amman

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:10
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman on Monday to discuss regional developments, Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

Merkel says to support Italy in tackling migration challenge

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:41
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Berlin wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants arriving on its shores by possibly handling asylum requests for Europe in non-European countries such as Libya.

South Korea unfazed by Swedish spy game

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:34
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong on Sunday shrugged off spying by World Cup opponents Sweden, who apologized on the eve of their Group F clash after initially trumpeting their subterfuge.

Motorists in crime-ridden Caracas seek safety through 'Buddy' app

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:21
CARACAS (Reuters) - Two men on motor-bikes approached a broken-down vehicle in Caracas one day earlier this month in what could have been a nightmare scenario in one of the world's most dangerous cities where roadside robberies and murders are an everyday occurrence.

Trump says he won't let U.S. become 'migrant camp'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:18
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would not allow the United States to become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Spain's government to remove Franco's remains from mausoleum

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:58
MADRID (Reuters) - The remains of fascist dictator Francisco Franco could soon be removed from a state-funded mausoleum under a plan by Spain's new socialist government to transform the monument into a place to remember the civil war rather than glorify the dictatorship.

U.N. chief amid U.S. immigration uproar: do not separate children from parents

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:38
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that refugee and migrant "children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents" as U.S. President Donald Trump faces heavy pressure to stop such a policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

EU executive 'confident' of migration deal but many beg to differ

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:35
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees, but some diplomats were much less optimistic.

The Macedonia effect? Deal may boost Greek debt relief hopes

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:33
ATHENS (Reuters) - With a brief formulation of words, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have boosted his chances of persuading foreign creditors to free his nation from years of financial humiliation on better terms than a few days ago.

Macron scolds teen for asking 'How's it going, Manu?'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:16
PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the president informally as "Manu" and sang the socialist anthem in front of him.

Bavarians put Merkel on notice to win EU migrants deal

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:52
BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her a two-week breathing space on Monday to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.

Britain to ban combustible cladding on high-rise buildings after Grenfell fire

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:44
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of high-rise buildings in response to the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people, the housing minister said on Monday.

Facing heat for border separations, Trump blasts Germany

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused immigrants in Europe of "violently" changing the culture on Monday and said people should be wary of the same thing happening in the United States, as his administration faced heavy pressure to stop separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Arab coalition bombs Houthis around Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:38
ADEN (Reuters) - Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".

Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Monday.

Slovenia to sue fellow EU member Croatia over border ruling

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:27
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia will take neighboring Croatia to court because Zagreb is unwilling to implement an international arbitration ruling on the border between the two European Union members, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Monday.

Trump blasts Germany while making case for U.S. immigration policy

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blamed migrants in Europe for violently changing the culture and for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany as he sought on Monday to defend his administration's widely criticized policy on illegal immigration.

Bosnian police prevent hundreds of migrants from entering Croatia

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:21
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian police briefly closed a border crossing with EU member Croatia on Monday to block a group of migrants who were trying to walk through woodland to reach the wealthy bloc, the border police said in a statement.

Myanmar officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements: lawyer

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:17
YANGON (Reuters) - A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is "unreliable," the reporters' lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.

Trump blasts migration in Europe as causing 'culture' change

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany and for violently changing the culture, adding that what was happening with immigration there presented a similar threats to the United States.

Turkey says begins patrols in Syria's Manbij, will enter town step by step

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:36
ANKARA (Reuters) - Military patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij have begun and Turkish forces will enter the town step by step, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Bavarians give Merkel two weeks to reach EU deal on migrants

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:32
BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) on Monday gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel two weeks to reach a European deal on migrants before they would demand immigration curbs that could fracture her governing coalition.

Israel says indicts ex-cabinet minister over alleged spying for Iran

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:24
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has indicted a former Israeli cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran, Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said on Monday.

England fan sails from Bulgaria to Russia for World Cup match

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:17
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Fewer England fans made the journey to watch their team's first World Cup match in Russia than some expected, but one made a special effort, sailing from Bulgaria to Volgograd in a yacht.

Turkey and U.S. forces begin patrols near Syria's Manbij, Turkish military says

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:10
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers began patrols in northern Syria on Monday along the line between the town of Manbij and a neighboring region under Turkey's control, as part of a deal reached by the two countries, the Turkish military said.

Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries say U.S. strike kills 22 of their fighters

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:58
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces, a grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitaries, said on Monday a U.S. air strike on the Iraqi border with Syria killed 22 of its members and wounded 12 others.

Turkish PM says soldiers began duties in Syria's Manbij: NTV

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:54
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish troops have begun carrying out duties in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was reported as saying by NTV on Monday.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul exhausted and tired of war

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:49
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.

German conservative allies want to cut number of migrants: Merkel

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:44
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that both parties in her conservative CDU/CSU bloc have the common goal of better organizing immigration and significantly reducing the number of people entering Germany.

Bribes and crystal falcons: Ukraine 'Corruption Park' shows ill-gotten gains

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:28
KIEV (Reuters) - A pop-up "Corruption Park" has opened in Ukraine to highlight the scale of the problem with interactive exhibits and displays of ill-gotten gains including a $46,000 crystal falcon.

Turkish forces enter outskirts of Syria's Manbij as part of deal with U.S.: NTV

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish military forces have entered the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij as part of a deal agreed with the United States, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Monday, citing local sources.

Merkel accepts CSU offer to delay ban on migrants: DPA

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday accepted an offer from Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) to delay until July the ban it wants on admitting migrants who have previously been registered in other EU states, German news agency DPA reported.

Syria state media says U.S. bombs military positions, U.S. denies reports

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:52
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed an army position in the east, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

Arab coalition bombs Houthis at Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:50
ADEN (Reuters) - Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".

England fan ready to fly the flag for gay rights in Russia

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:38
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - England fan Di Cunningham plans to fly the flag - quite literally - for gay rights in Russia on Monday night, where she will be cheering on the Three Lions' in their World Cup opener against Tunisia.

Meghan's father says UK's Prince Harry told him to 'give Donald Trump a chance'

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:29
LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Markle, the father of Meghan, said her new husband Prince Harry told him to give U.S. President Donald Trump a chance and that he had an open mind about Britain's exit from the European Union.

North, South Korea agree to joint teams for Asian Games

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:27
SEOUL (Reuters) - The two Koreas agreed on Monday to march together under a unified peninsula flag and form combined teams to compete in the next Asian Games, they said in a joint statement, in the latest sign of a thaw between the old rivals.

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast: Israeli army

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:22
GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian was killed on Monday when a part of Israel's fortifications on the Gaza border blew up as he tampered with it, the Israeli military said.

Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:19
ZURICH (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbors Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Tehran.

Colombia president-elect faces challenges on peace, economy

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:03
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has promised to unite a divided country behind his plans to toughen a peace accord with Marxist rebels and to rekindle economic growth, but he will face major challenges when he takes office in August.

Palestinian killed in border fence explosion: Israeli military

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:59
GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian was killed on Monday when a part of Israel's fortifications on the Gaza Strip border blew up as he tampered with it, the Israeli military said.

Van kills one at Dutch music festival, driver turns himself in

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:58
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said.

North, South Korea agree to joint sports events

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:55
SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold a joint basketball match in Pyongyang and to form some combined teams at August's Asian Games in Indonesia, the two countries announced on Monday, after a day of negotiations at their shared border.

Japan confronts risks of U.S. alliance based on dollars and deals, not values

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:51
TOKYO (Reuters) - Eighteen months after Donald Trump became U.S. president and started shaking up global diplomacy, Japan is waking up to the risks of an alliance based on dollars and deals rather than shared values and security interests.

EU's Timmermans says hopes for more talks with Poland

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:42
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Commission hopes it can continue "constructive" dialogue with Poland over contested judiciary reforms, the EU executive's First Vice President Frans Timmermans said on Monday.

Germans awake to doom and gloom after Mexico loss

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:40
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Germany woke to gloomy headlines of "chaos" and "humiliation" on Monday after the defending World Cup champions fell 1-0 to Mexico in a shock opening defeat in Russia.

Stunned Germany pledge to bounce back from Mexico loss

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Germany's shock World Cup opening defeat to Mexico on Sunday has left their tournament plans in disarray but coach Joachim Loew sounded confident the world champions would quickly make amends.

Arab aircraft hammer Houthis around airport of major Yemen port Hodeidah

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:17
ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to relinquish the city.

Georgia's likely next PM says will cut number of ministries to 11

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:04
TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia plans to reduce the number of ministries in a new government to 11 from 14 to cut costs, its likely next prime minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on Monday.

Indonesians' Eid balloons force flights to divert

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:59
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians caught launching big, unmanned hot air balloons could face up to two years in jail or a fine of up to $35,000, authorities said, after balloons launched to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month forced pilots to divert flights.

Bavarians signal way to buy time in migrant plan dispute with Merkel

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:54
BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) called on Monday for new measures to curb immigration but said a plan to turn away migrants at the border still needed work, buying time in a row with Chancellor Angela Merkel that is rocking her coalition.

Van kills one at Dutch music festival, suspect arrested

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:46
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said.

Dutch police arrest driver of delivery van that hit festival-goers

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:31
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police on Monday arrested the driver of a delivery van that hit festival-goers in the Netherlands, killing one and injuring three, a statement said.

Meghan's father says Prince Harry told him to give Trump a chance

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:29
LONDON (Reuters) - Thomas Markle, the father of Britain's newest royal Meghan, said her new husband Prince Harry told him to give U.S. President Donald Trump a chance and that he had an open mind about Britain's exit from the European Union.

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

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:28
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft bombed an army position in the east, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

Britain's Johnson says 'Brexit dividend' part of health funding

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:17
GENEVA (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday that government plans for a boost to spending on the state-run National Health Service (NHS) would come in part from savings generated by leaving the European Union.

Bavarians vow resolve in migrant plan showdown with Merkel

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:50
BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) want to back a plan on Monday to limit immigration at the German border but will leave it up to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to decide how to implement the measure, state premier Markus Soeder said.

Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers in Kabul

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:42
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.

Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:41
ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter from the biggest battle of the war.

UK, France should press Thai PM on rights, to end military rule: group

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:08
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Britain and France should highlight deteriorating human rights in Thailand when its prime minister visits this month and they should make clear there will be no "business as usual" until he holds a fair election, a rights group said on Monday.

U.N. rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Myanmar in final speech

REUTERS - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:05
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico.

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.

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