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    Philippines military says close to defeating Islamist rebels


    MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic...

    MARAWI, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic State.

    After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands


    MUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week. ...

    MUNICH (Reuters) - Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

    Italian bank worries leak into second week


    LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over Italy's banks and Britain's national election campaign dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, prodding stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off 2-year highs. ...

    LONDON (Reuters) - Concerns over Italy's banks and Britain's national election campaign dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, prodding stock markets lower after Asian share indices fell back off 2-year highs.

    Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India


    DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. ...

    DHAKA/AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka/ (Reuters) - An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast.

    North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests


    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. ...

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.

    Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: U.N.


    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. ...

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.

    UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack


    (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week. ...

    (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week.

    President Macron's party seen on top in French parliament election: poll


    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity. ...

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.

    Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump...

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office.

    U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor


    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week...

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week festival.