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Expelled Russian diplomats leave Britain in nerve agent crisis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:17:18 +0000

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twenty three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left London for Moscow on Tuesday as Britain and Russia traded recriminations over a nerve agent attack in England that has plunged relations into their worst crisis since the Cold War.(image)

Two wounded in Maryland school shooting; student gunman dies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:12:01 +0000

GREAT MILLS, Md. (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student opened fire at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, in an attack that left two fellow students wounded, then died after a gunfight with an officer stationed there, amid a renewed debate over gun violence in schools.(image)

Scores killed in rocket attack on Damascus market and rebel-held Douma

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:23:49 +0000

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed on Tuesday when a rocket hit a busy market place in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said, while rescuers said Syrian and Russian airstrikes killed dozens in nearby rebel-held areas.(image)

Trump congratulates Putin on election, leaders look to meet soon

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:47:01 +0000

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. electoral system.(image)

Fifth Texas parcel bomb blast leaves U.S. investigators baffled

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:13:31 +0000

AUSTIN/SCHERTZ, Texas (Reuters) - A package bomb blew up at a FedEx distribution centre near San Antonio on Tuesday, the fifth in a series of attacks that have rocked Texas this month and left baffled investigators searching for what they suspect is a serial bomber.(image)

Older pupils also abused students at German Catholic choir school - report

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:38:04 +0000

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German public broadcaster on Tuesday broadened the scope of allegations of decades of abuse at Germany's most famous Roman Catholic choir school, saying not only teachers but older students were to blame.(image)

Sisi says he wanted more challengers in Egyptian election

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:52:49 +0000

CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview broadcast on Tuesday he had wanted more contenders in next week's presidential election to give voters greater choice, but the country was "not ready".(image)

Trump praises U.S. military sales to Saudi as he welcomes crown prince

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:06:51 +0000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited U.S. defence sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh's involvement in Yemen's civil war faced criticism.(image)

Former Playboy model sues to break silence on alleged Trump affair

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:20:46 +0000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Playboy model who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump filed suit in California on Tuesday seeking release from a legal agreement requiring her to stay silent, becoming the second woman this month to contest arrangements not to disclose alleged extramarital relationships with Trump.(image)

U.S. Senate rejects bid to end U.S. support for Saudi campaign in Yemen

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:15:55 +0000

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday killed a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.(image)