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May 20, 2018

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial
LONDON (Reuters) - Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria.

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May 20, 2018

Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages Britain: UK lawmakers
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government's efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow's aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday.

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May 20, 2018

Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout
CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

Cuba begins to bury its dead from airline disaster
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba's worst plane crash since 1989.

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May 20, 2018

Hawaii faces new threat from volcano - gassy, glassy laze
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents dealing with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new challenge on Sunday as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threatened to send up laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas.

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May 20, 2018

Maduro favorite to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout
CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro looked set to win re-election on Sunday in a seemingly poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

U.S. sees strong shared interests with EU on Iran concerns
WASHINGTON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday said it hopes to use strong shared interests that have emerged with its European Union partners in recent months to move forward on addressing Iran's nuclear program, missile development and role in regional conflicts.

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May 20, 2018

Trump to ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance claims
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI or the department under the Obama administration.

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May 20, 2018

German companies worry Trump moving toward 'America Alone'
BERLIN (Reuters) - German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media.

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May 20, 2018

Exclusive: GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec - sources
(Reuters) - General Electric Co is nearing a deal to merge its transportation business, which manufactures train engines, with Wabtec Corp , a U.S. maker of equipment for the rail industry, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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May 20, 2018

Trump says he will ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled.

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May 20, 2018

Exclusive: GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec
(Reuters) - General Electric Co is nearing a deal to merge its transportation business, which manufactures train engines, with Wabtec Corp , a U.S. maker of equipment for the rail industry, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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May 20, 2018

Maduro set for victory amid tepid turnout in condemned Venezuela vote
CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in an apparently poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

Palestinian President Abbas hospitalized: officials
RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said on Sunday, giving conflicting accounts on the leader's condition.

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May 20, 2018

Tepid turnout as Maduro seeks re-election in condemned Venezuela vote
CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a poorly attended vote that was condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.

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May 20, 2018

Syria seeks to crush insurgent pocket, denies evacuation deal
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops fought on Sunday to crush the last pockets of resistance by Islamic State militants trapped in an enclave south of Damascus, state media said, denying a report that insurgents had begun leaving in a withdrawal agreement.

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May 20, 2018

EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran
BERLIN (Reuters) - Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions.

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May 20, 2018

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon
LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional.

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May 20, 2018

Palestinian leader Abbas hospitalized: Palestinian officials
RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week, a Palestinian official said on Sunday.

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May 20, 2018

Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava blocked a Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.

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May 20, 2018

Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week: officials
RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Sunday, providing no further details on his condition.

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May 20, 2018

Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times.

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May 20, 2018

Syrian monitor says insurgents quit enclave, state media denies it
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents.

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May 20, 2018

Hounded by graft probe, fearing safety Malaysia's Najib seeks protection
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption.

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May 20, 2018

Syrian Observatory: Islamic State fighters leaving last Damascus enclave
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a group of Islamic State fighters had been evacuated from the last insurgent enclave near Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal that will restore state control over the area.

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May 20, 2018

Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Shi'ite cleric's bloc was declared winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition.

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May 20, 2018

South Korea, U.S. to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks.

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May 20, 2018

Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.

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May 20, 2018

U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project
WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan's economy, endangering a key goal of the U.S. strategy to end America's longest war.

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May 20, 2018

Twenty years on, victims of 1998 Indonesia violence still seek justice
JAKARTA (Reuters) - For the past decade, Indonesian housewife Maria Sanu has joined a small group of protesters at a silent weekly vigil outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, seeking justice for her son who died during the political turmoil of 1998.

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May 20, 2018

Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano.

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May 19, 2018

Fresh lava flows could block Hawaii escape route within hours
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Lava oozed toward a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, after fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano and magma flows that destroyed four more homes.

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May 19, 2018

Handbag and jewelry haul puts Malaysia's former first lady in spotlight
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In early 2015, as Malaysians were protesting over government plans to introduce a consumption tax, the then first lady was complaining about the rising costs of her hairdresser.

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May 19, 2018

Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotional" on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

Europe, China, Russia discussing new deal for Iran: newspaper
BERLIN (Reuters) - Diplomats from Europe, China and Russia are discussing a new accord to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile development and meddling in the region, in the hope of salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

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May 19, 2018

China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier.

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May 19, 2018

Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater.

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May 19, 2018

Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban authorities said the fiery crash of an aging Boeing passenger jet on Friday shortly after takeoff from Havana had killed 110 people, 99 of whom were Cuban, making it the Caribbean island's deadliest air disaster in nearly 30 years.

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May 19, 2018

Venezuela accuses U.S. of sabotaging election with new sanctions
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Saturday accused the United States of using new sanctions against its government's top officials to sabotage a controversial presidential election on Sunday, which the country's opposition says has been rigged.

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May 19, 2018

Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

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May 19, 2018

Trump Jr. met Gulf princes' emissary in 2016 who offered campaign help: NY Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president's eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who offered help to the Trump presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

China agrees to import more from U.S, no sign of $200 billion number
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China has agreed to take measures to boost imports from the United States to reduce America's trade deficit, the two countries said on Saturday, although without mentioning the $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier.

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May 19, 2018

Cuba in mourning after worst plane crash in nearly 30 years
HAVANA (Reuters) - Flags flew at half-mast in Cuba on Saturday marking the start of two days of national mourning while authorities worked to identify the corpses of more than 100 people who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff from Havana.

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May 19, 2018

In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S actress Meghan marries Prince Harry
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity.

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May 19, 2018

Wall Street's 'Sell in May' could be fading away
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Sell in May and go away," arguably the most well-worn axiom on Wall Street, has proven to be shrewd advice during previous midterm election years.

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May 19, 2018

Malaysian drama deepens with talk of reopening Mongolian model murder case
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The potential reopening of a probe into the murder 12 years ago of a Mongolian model could spell more trouble for former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, as the new government pressed ahead with investigations into alleged corruption.

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May 19, 2018

Unconvinced by election, Venezuela emigrees stream across border
SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Crouched on a sidewalk near Venezuela's border with Colombia, construction worker Deiver Guarate said Sunday's presidential election has already been decided in favor of President Nicolas Maduro, and he did not plan to stay around to hear the results.

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May 19, 2018

Texas shooting suspect seems 'weirdly nonemotional,' lawyer says
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student who authorities said killed 10 people when he opened fire in an art class in his Houston-area high school appeared to be disoriented on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S. actress Meghan marries Prince Harry
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of modernity.

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May 19, 2018

Melania Trump returns to White House after kidney procedure
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said.

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May 19, 2018

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The European Union's energy chief sought to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.

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May 19, 2018

Sealed with a kiss: newlyweds Harry and Meghan delight Windsor crowds
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his bride Meghan married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, watched up close by royals and celebrities and from afar by a global TV audience of millions.

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May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle picks simple, sleek dress by Givenchy designer for wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth.

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May 19, 2018

Sealed with a kiss: newlyweds Harry and Meghan process through Windsor
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan set off on a carriage procession around the town of Windsor after marrying on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony in front of British royalty, celebrities and a global TV audience of millions.

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May 19, 2018

Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declared husband and wife
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy.

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May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle picks sleek dress by Givenchy designer for wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - American actress Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by Givenchy creative head Clare Waight Keller for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, worn with a five-meter long veil and a diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth.

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May 19, 2018

Malaysia agog as disgraced ex-PM Najib's cupboards laid bare
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysians have avidly watched the public humiliation of former leader Najib Razak and his wife, as police hunting evidence of graft loaded five trucks with luxury items, including dozens of Birkin handbags, some costing as much as a sportscar.

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May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle arrives at Windsor in diamond tiara for wedding to Prince Harry
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - American actress Meghan Markle arrived at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry, wearing a white veil and diamond tiara for a glittering union of British royalty and Hollywood glamor that will be watched by millions around the world.

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May 19, 2018

Diana's favourite flowers adorn her son's wedding chapel
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - White roses - the favourite flowers of Prince Harry's late mother Diana - arched over the organ loft and West Door of St George's chapel, where he will marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday.

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May 19, 2018

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The European Union's energy chief tried to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions.

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May 19, 2018

Stars Oprah, Clooney and Beckham shine at Harry and Meghan's wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Stars including Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney arrived at Britain's ancient Windsor Castle on Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who supporters hope will help recast the 1,000-year-old monarchy for the 21st century.

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May 19, 2018

Two weeks on, Hawaii residents look for "normalcy" amid ash, lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the night, things were only getting worse for residents on Friday after another eruption.

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May 19, 2018

Fans cheer and stars gather to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Cheering and waving British flags for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, crowds gathered outside the ancient walls of Windsor Castle on Saturday for a royal wedding that supporters hope will help recast the 1,000-year-old monarchy for the 21st century.

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May 19, 2018

Harry and Meghan to be Duke and Duchess of Sussex
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - U.S. actress Meghan Markle will become a duchess when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday after Queen Elizabeth bestowed the title of Duke of Sussex on her grandson hours before their glittering wedding.

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May 19, 2018

ISS sides against two Tesla directors, backs split of Musk's roles
BOSTON (Reuters) - Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended on Friday that investors vote against Tesla Inc directors Antonio Gracias and James Murdoch, increasing pressure on the car maker over their roles on its board.

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May 19, 2018

Iran says EU promising to salvage nuclear deal despite Trump move
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's nuclear chief said on Saturday that the European Union had promised to save the nuclear deal with major powers despite U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to exit the accord and reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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May 19, 2018

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

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May 19, 2018

Fans descend on Windsor for Harry and Meghan's lavish royal wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Thousdands of fans gathered in the English town of Windsor for the lavish royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, a union that supporters hope will inject new life into a monarchy striving to stay relevant in the modern age.

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May 19, 2018

Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Saturday will likely release the names of nine students and a teacher killed by a gunman, identified by authorities as a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol, who opened fire in a morning art class in his Houston-area high school.

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May 18, 2018

'Loner' student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student dressed in a trench coat and armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his high school outside Houston on Friday, killing nine students and a teacher, before surrendering to officers, authorities said.

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May 18, 2018

Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway
HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba's worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday.

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May 18, 2018

'Loner' student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school: authorities
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, killing nine students and a teacher, authorities said, in an attack with eerie echoes of the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

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May 18, 2018

Two weeks on, Hawaii residents look for 'normalcy' amid ash, lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the night, things were only getting worse for residents on Friday following one of its largest eruptions and worst sulfur emissions.

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May 18, 2018

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A political bloc led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

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May 18, 2018

'Quiet' student shoots and kills 10 at Texas school: authorities
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities said, in an attack with eerie echoes of the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

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May 18, 2018

Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 people
HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.

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May 18, 2018

Michael Cohen seeks to keep Stormy Daniels' lawyer out of N.Y. case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, a longtime personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Friday asked a judge to bar adult film star Stormy Daniels' lawyer from intervening in Cohen's legal attempt to limit prosecutors' review of documents seized from his home and office.

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May 18, 2018

After Trump's withdrawal from nuclear pact, EU energy chief courts Iran
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Europe's energy chief will seek to reassure Iran's top ministers on Saturday that the European Union wants to keep trade open despite the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

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May 18, 2018

'Quiet' student shoots and kills 10 at his Texas high school
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities said, in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

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May 18, 2018

Trump nominates Pacific commander Harris as U.S. ambassador to Seoul
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, as U.S. ambassador to South Korea ahead of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but since called into question by Pyongyang.

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May 18, 2018

U.S., China talks focus on cutting trade gap, $200 billion target disputed
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is "meeting many" Trump administration demands to cut its trade surplus with the United States, but a definitive deal to resolve deep trade differences could take a while to develop, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday.

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May 18, 2018

More than 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba
HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.

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May 18, 2018

More than 100 killed in passenger plane crash in Cuba: state TV
HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, Cuban broadcaster CubaTV reported.

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May 18, 2018

Texas teen charged with killing 10 in high school massacre
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas officials charged a 17-year-old student with murder in the shooting of 10 people, including fellow pupils, at his high school on Friday in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school earlier this year.

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May 18, 2018

U.S. sanctions No. 2 official in Venezuela's Socialist party
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions against the No. 2 official in Venezuela's Socialist Party, Diosdado Cabello, his wife and brother, and a businessman with properties in the United States as Washington increases pressure on senior Venezuelan officials for their role in the country's political and economics crisis.

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May 18, 2018

Teen gunman who killed 10 at Texas school planned suicide: governor
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A male student who entered a Texas high school on Friday and shot dead ten people, including fellow pupils, had planned to end the attack with his suicide but instead surrendered to police, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.

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May 18, 2018

Exclusive: Special Counsel subpoenas another Stone aide in Russia probe - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a key assistant of long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, two people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign that Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is increasingly focusing on Stone.

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May 18, 2018

Many feared dead, injured in passenger plane crash in Cuba
HAVANA (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport on a domestic flight, with a number of people feared dead or injured, Reuters witnesses and officials said.

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May 18, 2018

Trump urged U.S. Postal Service to double package rates for Amazon: Washington Post
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has personally pushed the postmaster general to double the rates the U.S. Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other companies to ship packages, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three unnamed sources.

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May 18, 2018

U.S. targets four individuals, three companies in Venezuela sanctions move
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on four Venezuelans and three Florida-based companies under a program meant to pressure Caracas over what the United States sees as its heavy-handed tactics to suppress political opposition.

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May 18, 2018

U.S., China talks focus on cutting trade deficit, China denies $200 billion target
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was determined to stop China from "taking our jobs, taking our money" as U.S. and Chinese negotiators met for a second day to try to avert a tariff war and find ways to boost U.S. exports to China.

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May 18, 2018

Passenger plane with at least 104 on board crashes in Cuba: state media
HAVANA (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, carrying 104 passengers plus crew on a domestic flight, Cuban state-run media reported.

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May 18, 2018

Texas high-schooler kills at least eight in echo of Parkland massacre
SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A male student entered a Texas high school on Friday and shot dead at least eight people, including fellow pupils, officials said, just three months after a similar massacre in Florida sparked a youth-led "Never Again" gun-control movement.

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May 18, 2018

Trump suggests FBI may have infiltrated his campaign
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attacks on the Justice Department, suggesting that the FBI may have planted or recruited an informant in his 2016 presidential campaign.

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May 18, 2018

Exclusive: In run-up to Venezuelan vote, more soldiers dissent and desert
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Arrests for rebellion and desertion are rising sharply in Venezuela's armed forces, a mainstay of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist government, amid discontent within the ranks at food shortages and dwindling salaries, according to documents and interviews with army personnel.

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May 18, 2018

Boeing 737 crashes in Cuba with 104 people on board -state media
HAVANA (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, Cuban state-run media reported, adding that it was not yet known if there were any casualties.

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May 18, 2018

Exclusive: En set to ask U.S. for more time for Deripaska stake sale: source
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's En Group, which manages Oleg Deripaska's aluminum and hydropower businesses, is likely to ask the U.S. Treasury for more time to reduce Deripaska's stake, a source close to the company said.

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May 18, 2018

Trump proposes taking funds away from abortion providers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proposal that would effectively stop giving government funds that subsidize birth control for low-income women to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions.

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May 18, 2018

Putin seeks common cause with Merkel over Trump
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that he would stand up to any attempts by U.S. President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project.

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