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Kenya arrests youth service chief after theft of funds: media
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  • 2018-05-28 05:31:13Z

Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the National Youth Service as part of investigations into a $99-million theft of funds, media said on Monday. Despite President Uhuru Kenyatta's pledges to stamp out graft when he was first elected in 2013, critics say he has been slow to pursue top officials

China Has Dispatched Warships to Challenge U.S. Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands
China Has Dispatched Warships to Challenge U.S. Vessels Sailing Near Disputed Islands

The Chinese military says it has dispatched warships after U.S. Navy vessels sailed near Beijing-claimed islands in the South China Sea.

One killed, three injured in fresh Nicaragua violence
One killed, three injured in fresh Nicaragua violence
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  • 2018-05-28 05:21:57Z

A Nicaraguan government employee was killed and three other people injured over the weekend, officials said Sunday, the latest casualties of deadly political unrest that has wracked the Central American nation for more than a month. The fatality brings to 84 the number of people killed since protests

This Week: GDP, Costco results, nonfarm payrolls
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  • 2018-05-28 05:01:12Z

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:

Man throws hot coffee at McDonald
Man throws hot coffee at McDonald's manager

Police in Washington State said a McDonald's manager suffered severe burns to her face and neck after an angry customer threw hot coffee at her.

China to host Iran to avoid project disruption amid nuclear deal doubt
China to host Iran to avoid project disruption amid nuclear deal doubt
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  • 2018-05-28 03:02:49Z

China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran's nuclear deal after the United States pulled out. Rouhani will pay a working visit to China

Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce
Brazil cuts fuel prices after strike leaves food, fuel scarce
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  • 2018-05-28 02:58:47Z

Brazil's President Michel Temer, under pressure from a week-long national truckers' strike which led to fuel and food shortages, ceded to protesters' demands Sunday and slashed the cost of diesel. Temer also agreed to four other demands truckers made. Authorities deployed the military to

Top Asian News 2:49 a.m. GMT
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  • 2018-05-28 02:49:25Z

President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place. The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the demilitarized

Guatemalan family mourns accountant daughter shot dead on U.S. border
Guatemalan family mourns accountant daughter shot dead on U.S. border
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  • 2018-05-28 02:10:19Z

By Sofia Menchu SAN JUAN OSTUNCALCO, Guatemala (Reuters) - For Claudia Gomez, the 19-year old indigenous Guatemalan who was shot last week by a border patrol officer, the chance for a better life in the United States outweighed worries about a crackdown at the border, her family said on Sunday. Gomez

Ivanka Trump Posts Cuddle Pic With Son, Twitter Reminds Her Of Missing Migrant Kids
Ivanka Trump Posts Cuddle Pic With Son, Twitter Reminds Her Of Missing Migrant Kids

> My ️! #SundayMorning pic.twitter.com/CN5iXutE5Q

Rose 20 under at Colonial for 3-stroke win over Koepka
Rose 20 under at Colonial for 3-stroke win over Koepka
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  • 2018-05-27 23:49:02Z

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Justin Rose got his first PGA Tour victory at Jack Nicklaus' tournament. His latest came after finishing 20 under at Hogan's Alley, three strokes ahead of defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka.

Theresa May to urge Trump to avoid London protests during UK visit: The Sun
Theresa May to urge Trump to avoid London protests during UK visit: The Sun
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  • 2018-05-27 23:47:54Z

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid protesters in central London during his UK visit in July and instead meet her at her country residence, the Sun newspaper reported on Sunday. The details of the plan will be given to the White House by Kim

England's Paul Broadhurst shoots 63 to win Senior PGA
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  • 2018-05-27 23:47:19Z

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Paul Broadhurst wishes he had played this well in his 23 years on the European Tour.

Italy
Italy's president calls in former IMF official amid political turmoil
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  • 2018-05-27 23:44:04Z

By Crispian Balmer and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Italy's president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable. President Sergio Mattarella has called

Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community
Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Flash floods struck a Maryland city on Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years earlier, prompting emergency rescues as raging waters engulfed cars and rose above the first floor of some buildings, authorities said.

Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top lieutenant for the organization, setting the western state of Jalisco on high-alert for possible reprisals.

One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won't celebrate his arrest in a must-read thread
One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won't celebrate his arrest in a must-read thread

In the days following Harvey Weinstein's arrest, some within the entertainment industry have posted a statement released by Time's Up - the organization created in the wake of the scandal.  Others, like actress Annabella Sciorra, have taken things a step further. Sciorra was one of the women to come forward in Ronan Farrow's follow up stories featured in The New Yorker. On Sunday, she shared that she felt the farthest thing from celebratory when she heard the initial news about his arrest.  SEE ALSO: Harvey Weinstein hands himself in to police in New York "The law finally caught up with Harvey Weinstein on Friday and charge him with multiple counts of rape and sexual...

Focus-Based Mach 1 Electric SUV Report Might
Focus-Based Mach 1 Electric SUV Report Might've Been Inaccurate

The plot thickens. Sort of.

The Latest: Trump says US team in NKorea to plan summit
The Latest: Trump says US team in NKorea to plan summit
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  • 2018-05-27 21:09:50Z

The Latest on planning for a U.S-North Korea summit (all times EDT):

Charity Won't Go By Name Of Kanye West's Mom After Kim Kardashian Tweets
Charity Won't Go By Name Of Kanye West's Mom After Kim Kardashian Tweets

Kim Kardashian West rose to the defense of her husband, Kanye West, on Twitter

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized with Low Blood Pressure and Fatigue
George H.W. Bush Hospitalized with Low Blood Pressure and Fatigue

Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital on Sunday

U.S. proposes U.N. sanctions against six senior South Sudan officials: draft
U.S. proposes U.N. sanctions against six senior South Sudan officials: draft
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  • 2018-05-27 19:19:31Z

The United States has proposed the U.N. Security Council impose sanctions against several South Sudanese ministers and officials, accusing them of obstructing peace efforts and blocking humanitarian assistance to civilians, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Sunday. A resolution needs

The Latest: Kanaan sets record by leading 14th Indy 500
The Latest: Kanaan sets record by leading 14th Indy 500
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  • 2018-05-27 17:56:38Z

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

Italy
Italy's president rejects Savona as economy minister, may mean new election
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  • 2018-05-27 17:56:04Z

By Steve Scherer and Stephen Jewkes MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's president rejected Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte's pick for the economy ministry, a political source said on Sunday, a veto that may lead to another election this year. Conte, a little-known law professor with no political

Italy's League leader says coalition should be able to name ministers it wants
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  • 2018-05-27 17:53:33Z

Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday that the coalition of his party and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement should be able to name the ministers it wants. Salvini's comments came as Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte was meeting with Italian President Sergio

The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA
The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

The Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations.  SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast...

High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech ban
High school valedictorian addresses grads through bullhorn following speech ban

Christian Bales gave his graduation speech through a bullhorn outside the commencement venue after his school ruled his address too political to be given from the stage.

Rudy Giuliani Admits White House Is Trying To Discredit Russia Investigation
Rudy Giuliani Admits White House Is Trying To Discredit Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump's lawyer flatly admitted that the White House is waging

London introduces contactless payments for buskers
London introduces contactless payments for buskers

London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday as he unveiled a partnership with tech company iZettle. Under the "Busk in London" programme, street musicians in the British capital will be able to accept non-cash payments with contactless cards, wearable technology and chip and pin.

U.S. warships sail near islands claimed by Beijing
U.S. warships sail near islands claimed by Beijing

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters. Zachary Goelman reports

The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico
The Latest: Alberto moves up the Gulf of Mexico
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  • 2018-05-27 14:59:17Z

Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast are largely empty as a slowly strengthening storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approaches. Subtropical Storm Alberto was moving northward through the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. National Hurricane

US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches
US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches
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  • 2018-05-27 14:57:50Z

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty Sunday as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached.

China condemns U.S. warships' South China Sea mission
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  • 2018-05-27 14:56:47Z

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Sunday expressed its opposition to what it called "provocation" by two U.S. warships that sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China. The U.S. action seriously infringed upon Chinese sovereignty because the warships entered Chinese

Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote
Ireland quietly comes to terms with dramatic change after abortion vote
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  • 2018-05-27 14:50:39Z

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish people paid homage on Sunday to an Indian immigrant woman whose death inspired a historic vote to repeal Ireland's strict abortion laws while the Catholic Church rued the outcome saying it showed indifference to its teachings. In a

Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia Probe
Trump Mourns 'Young And Beautiful' Lives 'Destroyed' By Russia Probe

President Donald Trump on Sunday lamented the lives "devastated" by special

Official: Syrian militants dug up graves to find Israelis

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Insurgents excavated graves in a cemetery in a refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus in search of the remains of three Israeli soldiers who have been missing since Israel's invasion of Lebanon 36 years ago, a Syria-based Palestinian official said.

BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars
BMW i8 Roadster First Edition Handover Event Had 18 Cars

The first 18 out of 200 hybrid roadsters roll out of Munich.

Chelsea Clinton: Trump Degrades 'What It Means To Be An American'
Chelsea Clinton: Trump Degrades 'What It Means To Be An American'

Chelsea Clinton skewered President Donald Trump's character in a recent

Mexican cartel leader
Mexican cartel leader's wife captured: media reports

Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of one of the country's most powerful drug cartels, Jalisco New Generation, in the city of Guadalajara, local media reported. Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, the wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, alias "El Mencho," was taken into custody without incident Saturday night by Mexican navy agents in an affluent residential neighborhood, the newspaper Reforma said. There was no immediate official confirmation of the arrest although the Interior Ministry called a news conference for Sunday that was expected to provide details on the development.

Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended
Palestinian President Abbas hospital stay extended

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who officials said is being treated for a lung infection, will remain in hospital for an eighth day on Sunday. The 82-year-old leader had been expected to be released from hospital in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, but this was postponed, Abbas' office said in a text message to journalists. Abbas, who is a heavy smoker, was admitted on May 20 for what doctors had initially said were medical tests following ear surgery.

Madrid confirmed as European aristocrats but Ronaldo remarks tar victory
Madrid confirmed as European aristocrats but Ronaldo remarks tar victory

By Richard Martin KIEV (Reuters) - Real Madrid's third successive Champions League triumph rubber-stamped their recent hegemony in European football and underlined their status as a true super club but did not confirm them as one of the all-time great teams. Zinedine Zidane's side showcased their grit and determination to win in their 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev, as well as their ultra-versatile squad. Real's unique character, however, was displayed in the fact that moments after they had hoisted a record-extending 13th European Cup, their usual talisman Cristiano Ronaldo turned the attention back on himself, hinting in a post-match interview that he had played his final game for...

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Baby 'Miracle' born on rescue ship as Italy arrivals surge
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  • 2018-05-27 12:08:37Z

By Guglielmo Mangiapane CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - A baby boy named Miracle has been born on board a humanitarian ship - a bright spot as the tide of migrants risking sea crossings from Libya to Italy has increased as the weather has improved. There have been more than 1,800 migrants rescued by humanitarian

US Marines
US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle
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  • 2018-05-27 12:00:05Z

BELLEAU, France (AP) - High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in Marine Corps history.

Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants
Israeli strike on Gaza kills 3 Palestinian militants

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military struck a Gaza observation post on Sunday, killing three Palestinian militants after the troops found a bomb planted along the border.

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi as embargo anniversary approaches
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  • 2018-05-27 11:46:56Z

Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. "To protect the safety of consumers in the State of Qatar and to combat improper trafficking

26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor
26 Syria regime, 9 Russia fighters killed in IS attack: monitor

At least 26 Syrian regime forces and nine Russian fighters were killed in an Islamic State group attack earlier this week in Syria's eastern desert, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists had targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province on Wednesday. Some of those Russian nationals were government troops, but not all of them," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote
Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Pressure mounted on Sunday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalise its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban. A traditionally Catholic country, Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said lifted decades of stigma and shame. Varadkar's government has promised to approve the drafting of abortion legislation at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday and is aiming to enact the new law before the end of the year.

Photo Dispatch: Death of the American motorcycle - and the search for next generation of riders
Photo Dispatch: Death of the American motorcycle - and the search for next generation of riders

As baby-boomers get older the US motorcycle industry is desperate to capture the younger demographic, or see its own death. The median age of motorcycle owners has increased from 32 to 47 since 1990, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), and Harley-Davidson, America's biggest motorcycle manufacturer, announced in March that it will close its Kansas City plant, laying off more than 800 people by the end of 2019.  What was once the baby-boomer symbol of freedom and rebellion has become the mascot of the weekend warrior. Wealthy suburbanites in 'ride to live, live to ride' t-shirts are still loyal to the brand associated with Easy Rider and Marlon Brando's The Wild One. But the...

On a mission to make Philadelphia the most accessible US city for the arts
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  • 2018-05-27 11:00:01Z

Throughout her adult life, Eleanor Childs has been immersed in arts and culture, be it through attending concerts, visiting museums, or facilitating students' access to such experiences when she was a school administrator. Thanks to the nonprofit Art-Reach in Philadelphia, she has not had to give up her love of the arts in her retirement. "I have gone to plays, dance performances, and concerts, [and] I even participated in a ceramics workshop," says Ms. Childs, noting that Art-Reach has made those opportunities possible for her and others who are blind or visually impaired.

Britain
Britain's May faces calls to relax Northern Ireland abortion rules
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  • 2018-05-27 10:22:20Z

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May faced demands from ministers and lawmakers in her Conservative party to reform Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion rules after neighboring Ireland's vote to liberalize its laws. Voters in Ireland, a once deeply

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