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Exclusive: U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move likely to anger Beijing as…

Ireland ends abortion ban as ‘quiet revolution’ transforms country

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of “a quiet revolution” in what was once one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote…

U.S. missionary home after two years behind bars in Venezuela

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, returned home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country’s socialist government…

Sport News

Warriors force Game 7 with 115-86 rout of Rockets

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven 3-pointers in the third quarter Sunday night, rallying the Golden State Warriors from a 10-point halftime deficit to a 115-86 run-away in Game…

Major League Baseball notebook: Cubs’ Darvish headed back to DL

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list for the second time this month on Saturday, this time as the result of right triceps tendinitis. May 20,…

Las Vegas goes #nocaps before Cup Final

Nothing stokes the intensity before a Stanley Cup Final like an all-out grammar war. Lightning strikes behind Las Vegas Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. September…

Soccer: Bale’s brilliance, Karius errors give Real third straight European triumph

KIEV (Reuters) - A sensational overhead strike from Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale and two calamitous errors by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius gave the Spanish side a third straight Champions League…

Motor racing: F1 governing body clears Ferrari of suspicion

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One’s governing body has cleared Ferrari of any suspicion of cheating after rivals questioned the Formula One team’s energy recovery system. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) had…

Tennis: Zverev mentally ready for French title bid, says Wilander

LONDON (Reuters) - The raw material has never been in doubt but Germany’s Alexander Zverev now has the mentality to start punching his weight in the grand slams, according to two…

Russia News

Four People Injured in Fire at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Europe12:57 27.05.2018(updated 12:58 27.05.2018) Get short URLAbout 500 firefighters and police, as well as ambulances have been working on Saturday at the site of a fire in the Europa-Park at Rust,…

Turkey May Buy Russian Su-57 Jets, If Delivery of F-35 Jets Suspended – Reports

World09:43 27.05.2018(updated 09:45 27.05.2018) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ankara is likely to buy Russian Su-57 fighter jets if Washington decides to suspend the delivery of F-35 jets in response to…

Yemeni Houthi Rebels Shell Government Forces – Reports

Middle East06:23 27.05.2018(updated 06:50 27.05.2018) Get short URLAccording to the Al-Masirah broadcaster, Yemeni Houthi Shia rebels have fired at least 1 projectile on the positions of the government troops in the…

Business News

Miner Grupo Mexico blames freight train derailments on ‘sabotage’

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico on Friday said in a statement that seven freight train derailments were due to “sabotage” and would cost the company…

Trump metals tariffs make Granite City great again, but at what cost?

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (Reuters) - After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 on a pledge to “Make America Great Again” and revive the country’s old industrial heartland, Dave Chrusciel hoped…

Wall Street drops after Trump cancels summit with North Korea’s Kim

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after President Donald Trump called off his planned June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on…

Wall Street opens lower as optimism over trade talks recedes

(Reuters) - Wall Street slipped at the open on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump cast fresh doubts over current U.S.-China trade talks and investors awaited a Federal Reserve report for…

Arts

Artist Frida Kahlo’s popularity soars, but family struggles to manage legacy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A coil of dark braids. Colorful Mexican dress. And a signature unibrow. A Google employee maps the exterior of the childhood home of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo,…

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85, says agent

(Reuters) - Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of…

People

Actor Morgan Freeman apologizes after accusations

(Reuters) - Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported…

It’s ‘Love, Actually’ as bachelor Hugh Grant marries at 57

(Reuters) - Hugh Grant, best known for playing bumbling Britons in romantic comedies like “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” has married for the first time, British media reported on Friday. FILE…

Film mogul Weinstein appears handcuffed in court to face rape charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appeared in handcuffs in a New York court on Friday to face charges of rape and other sex crimes against two of the…