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British police name suicide bomber, threat level raised to critical

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:08:47 -0400

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others.(image)

Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:00:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path."(image)

Exclusive: U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:11:28 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".(image)

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:44:35 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump asked lawmakers on Tuesday to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in an austere budget that also boosts the military.(image)

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:16:03 -0400

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars.(image)

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:36:17 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a warning from China.(image)

Trump set to exchange views with Pope Francis at Vatican

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:05:05 -0400

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year.(image)

Venezuela's Maduro vows to push ahead with new congress despite unrest

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:26:50 -0400

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with a new congress to rewrite the constitution, despite dissent within his own ranks and major protests in the OPEC nation convulsed by nearly two months of unrest.(image)

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:45:25 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.(image)

Qatar says its official state news agency was hacked

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:43:08 -0400

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday its official state news agency had been hacked and false statements attributed to its ruler had been posted.(image)