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Britain's Cameron says vote win gives him mandate for "tough" EU renegotiation

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:34
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that renegotiating Britain's relationship with the European Union would be tough but that his decisive election victory last week had given him a mandate.

Greece says deal will be 'difficult' at Eurogroup meeting

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:22
ATHENS (Reuters) - Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis acknowledged that a deal to ease Greece's cash crunch was not likely at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers later on Monday despite progress in talks with lenders on some issues.







Australia to crack down on alleged tax avoidance by 30 multinationals

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:16
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government on Monday announced a world-leading crackdown on alleged tax avoidance by 30 multinational companies in a move that could force the likes of Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp to restructure their businesses to escape huge penalties.

Hollande becomes first French president to visit Cuba

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 04:08
HAVANA (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande is making the first visit to Cuba by a French head of state on Monday, attempting to carve out a larger role in the Communist-run nation at the time of Cuba's historic opening with the United States.

China crude imports to pick up as storage, buyers emerge

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 03:58
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's appetite for crude oil is expected to pick up later this year as storage comes online and new buyers emerge, even after its inbound shipments surpassed United States imports last month for the first time, traders and analysts say.







Man, woman charged with murdering two policemen in Mississippi

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 02:43
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A man and woman in Mississippi were arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after two police officers were shot dead a day earlier while conducting a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, officials said.







Sweden's Supreme Court upholds Assange detention order

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 01:50
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Supreme Court said on Monday it rejected an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault.







Putin says Ukraine peace 'moving forward' despite problems

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:12
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday that the peace process in eastern Ukraine was progressing despite difficulties.

Full picture of Clinton charities' foreign government funding remains elusive

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:37
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Clinton Foundation has acknowledged that the government funding totals omitted from their tax returns cannot be found on their website either, despite the foundation's acting chief executive officer earlier suggesting they were available there.







Exclusive: Widow of slain U.S.-Bangladeshi blogger lashes out at Dhaka

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:21
(Reuters) - On a recent evening in a Midwestern U.S. city, a middle-aged woman with bandaged arms and a missing thumb entered a crowded restaurant. Nearby, children colored with crayons. Waiters rushed by.

After Nepal disasters, more climbers eye Chinese route to Everest

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 22:05
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climber Carsten Pedersen has not given up his childhood dream of scaling Everest, despite last month's avalanche that killed 18 people at base camp after a devastating earthquake. But if he does try again, it may well be from China, not Nepal.







Hail, snow, floods, a tornado and tropical storm for Mother's Day

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:19
CHARLESTON, S.C./SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Reuters) - Hail, snow, flooding, a tornado and a tropical storm made it a "severe weather" Mother's Day in much of the center of the United States and on the Carolina coast on Sunday.







Houthis accept five-day truce in Yemen proposed by Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 19:29
CAIRO/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia on Sunday but said it would respond to any violations of the pause.

Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 19:17
KABUL (Reuters) - Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.







After surviving Boko Haram, returnees face hunger in Nigerian towns

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 16:48
MICHIKA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Since Nigeria's army began clearing large areas of the country's northeast from Boko Haram, some of the 1.5 million internally displaced people have started returning home. But thousands could now face severe food shortages as reconstruction lags behind.







Gun battle in ethnic Albanian region deepens Macedonian crisis

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 15:46
KUMANOVO, Macedonia (Reuters) - Macedonia said on Sunday its police had wiped out a group of ethnic Albanian "terrorists" in a day-long gun battle that left at least 22 people dead at a moment of deep political crisis in the former Yugoslav republic.

Man, woman charged with murdering two policemen in Mississippi

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 15:44
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - A man and woman in Mississippi were arrested and charged with murder on Sunday after two police officers were shot dead a day earlier while conducting a routine traffic stop in Hattiesburg, officials said.







Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 15:05
KABUL (Reuters) - Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.







Putin says Ukraine peace 'moving forward' despite problems

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 13:44
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday that the peace process in eastern Ukraine was progressing despite difficulties.

Houthis accept five-day truce in Yemen proposed by Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 11:54
CAIRO/ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia on Sunday but said it would respond to any violations of the pause.