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Ukrainian hacker gets prison in U.S. insider trading case

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 20:55
(Reuters) - A Ukrainian computer hacker was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison over his role in a global scheme to conduct insider trading based on stolen, yet-to-be-published corporate news releases, U.S. prosecutors said.
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Venezuela prosecutor decries Maduro's new congress plan, deepening rift

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 19:59
CARACAS/PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor has panned unpopular President Nicolas Maduro's plan to create a grassroots congress, deepening a rare public split among the ruling Socialists as two months of massive protests show no sign of abating.
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Trump sets out Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 18:16
DUBAI (Reuters) - The images from the same night broadcast around the Middle East speak as loudly as the words. On the one hand: the young people of Iran, dancing in the streets to mark the re-election of a pragmatist, men and women together.
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Trump meets the Pope: from trading barbs to seeking common ground

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 18:08
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Several days after Pope Francis was elected four years ago, he was criticised by Donald Trump for returning to the Church-run residence he was staying at in Rome to pay his bill in person.
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Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran: TV

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 15:55
DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump who is visiting the region.
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Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue: TV

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 15:51
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue its ballistic missile program, state television reported, striking a defiant note after strong criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Turkey says summons U.S. envoy over Washington street brawl

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 15:48
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey summoned the U.S ambassador to Ankara on Monday to protest the treatment of Turkish security officials in the United States during a visit by President Tayyip Erdogan last week, the foreign ministry said.
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Turkish NBA star back in U.S. after Turkey cancels passport

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 15:32
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter was back in the United States on Monday and poised to speak publicly about being detained after his Turkish passport was canceled because of what he described as his "political views."
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UK PM May climbs down on 'dementia tax' plans after poll lead halves

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 15:24
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May made a public climbdown on Monday over plans to force elderly people to pay more for their social care, after her governing Conservative Party's opinion poll lead halved in the run-up to a national election.
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Brazil President Temer says 'I won't resign, oust me if you want'

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 14:36
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer, facing growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal, will not step down even if he is formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper on Monday.
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Trump's encounter with glowing orb sets alight social media

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 14:35
(Reuters) - Images of U.S. President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains.
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Iran accuses U.S. of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 12:05
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms t o "dangerous terrorists" in the Middle East and of spreading "Iranophobia" to encourage Arab states to purchase arms, state TV reported.
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Turkey puts 200 suspected military coup plotters on trial amid heavy security

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 11:53
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey put on trial 200 suspects on Monday including senior military officers accused of plotting and orchestrating last year's failed coup, in a court case where prosecutors are calling for life sentences.
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China detains six Japanese on suspicion of 'illegal activities'

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 11:45
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is investigating six Japanese citizens on suspicion of 'illegal activities', China's foreign ministry said on Monday, after Japanese media reported they may have been suspected of spying.
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End of the affair: Montenegro jilts Russia by joining NATO

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 11:04
BUDVA, Montenegro (Reuters) - Tiny Montenegro will take a huge step towards integrating with the West when it becomes the 29th member of NATO this week, but it risks paying a heavy price for spurning Russia.
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Bomb at hospital in Thailand wounds 24: police

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 10:49
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup.
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Exclusive: Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 07:06
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil.
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Philippine minister starts damage control after Duterte's China war remark

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 06:44
MANILA (Reuters) - Talks last week between leaders of China and the Philippines were frank and friendly, with no threats or bullying, Manila's foreign minister said on Monday, after his president said he was warned of war if he drills for oil in the South China Sea.
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Trump to visit Israel in search of revived peace process

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 06:34
RIYADH (Reuters) - After an exhausting two days in Saudi Arabia, U.S. President Donald Trump travels to Israel on Monday, attempting to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process with visits to Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after report CIA sources killed

Reuters worldNews - ma, 22/05/2017 - 05:02
BEIJING (Reuters) - An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts on Monday after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.
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