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'Shocked' South Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:25:21 -0400

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country, his spokesman said on Tuesday.(image)

'Atlanticist' Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:38:48 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday but said she was a "convinced trans-Atlanticist", fine-tuning her message after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.(image)

Consumer spending rises; monthly inflation rebounds

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:45:20 -0400

WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in four months in April and monthly inflation rebounded, pointing to firming domestic demand early in the second quarter that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.(image)

Car bombs kill 23 in central Baghdad, hit Ramadan crowds

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:03:17 -0400

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs killed at least 20 people in Baghdad and wounded about 80 others early on Tuesday, security sources said, one targeting the late-night crowds typical of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan who shop and eat ahead of the next day's fast.(image)

Trump administration nearing completion of Cuba policy review: sources

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:41:08 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama’s engagement with Cuba and could make an announcement next month, according to current and former U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions.(image)

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters eighth day

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:41:03 -0400

MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen.(image)

China is behaving like a 'bully' in South China Sea: McCain

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:58:58 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarization of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution.(image)

Woods apologizes for DUI arrest, blames medication

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:48:34 -0400

(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications was to blame for his early-morning DUI arrest near his Jupiter Island home in Florida on Monday.(image)

Panama dictator Noriega, ousted in U.S. invasion, dies at 83

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:48:21 -0400

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the United States before his drug trafficking and brutality triggered a U.S. invasion to oust him in 1989, has died aged 83.(image)