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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)

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)

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)

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)

UK PM May's election lead narrowing, sixth poll since Manchester attack shows

Tue, 30 May 2017 06:40:02 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead dropped to six percentage points in a poll published on Tuesday, the latest major poll since the Manchester bombing to indicate the June 8 election could be much tighter than previously thought.(image)

50 still in hospital, 17 in critical care after Manchester attack

Tue, 30 May 2017 07:39:47 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty patients are still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in last week's Manchester attack, including 17 who are in critical care, the health authority for England said on Tuesday.(image)

Russia's Putin to meet influential Saudi prince in Moscow

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:31:22 -0400

DUBAI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who together have worked to cut oil production, are to meet in Moscow late on Tuesday.(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)

India would stick to climate accord even if U.S. pulled out: source

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:41:47 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in talks in Berlin on Tuesday that India would stay in the Paris climate accord even if the United States pulled out, a delegation source said.(image)