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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 4:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

'Bad guy' Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:12pm
MUNICH (Reuters) - European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia's covert campaign to undermine Western democracies.

Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan: agencies

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:05pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry.

Russian medalist at Games suspected of doping: source

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:02pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian medalist at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday, in a potential major blow to Russia's efforts to emerge from a drug-cheating scandal.

Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:58pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.

Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:23am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week.

Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:18am
WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May.

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:17am
DUBAI (Reuters) - All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last week.

Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:08am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim's family.

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:04am
MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.

Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:02am
MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group.

All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:45am
DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.

Israel's Netanyahu could act against Iran's 'empire'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 4:14am
MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.

All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in central Iran

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 3:31am
DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday were believed to have been killed, state media reported.

U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.

Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: media

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 6:13pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.

Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.

Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:22pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave "eye opening" testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth.

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 4:14pm
MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.

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