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Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:09:46 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.(image)

Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish as trouble looms at home

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:15:59 -0400

SIGONELLA, Italy (Reuters) - With trouble facing him back home, U.S. President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing U.S. troops at a campaign-style rally.(image)

Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings that follow anti-Muslim rant

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:24:36 -0400

(Reuters) - A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing a pair of apparent Muslim women, police said on Saturday.(image)

UK lowers attack threat level as police close in on bomber's network

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:55:50 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - British intelligence experts no longer believe another attack is imminent as significant progress has been made by police investigating the suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday.(image)

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:41:28 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years.(image)

G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:43:08 -0400

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.(image)

WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:46:43 -0400

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reported cases of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.(image)

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and U.S. senator, dead at 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:29:43 -0400

(Reuters) - Jim Bunning, who showed much of the same combativeness as a U.S. congressman as he had done during his Hall of Fame career as a hard-throwing pitcher in baseball's major leagues, died at the age of 85, his son said on Saturday.(image)

Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents: Washington Post

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:25:24 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Intelligence Committee, investigating Russian meddling in U.S. 2016 election, has asked President Donald Trump's political organization to hand over all documents going back the campaign's launch in June 2015, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people briefed on the request.(image)

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:05:42 -0400

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.(image)