Italy’s 5-Star, League seek president’s backing on PM

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League will seek the backing of the president on Monday for their candidate to lead a coalition government whose plans to jack up spending have roiled financial markets. 5-Star Movement leader Di Maio shakes hands with Giuseppe Conte, who would be Minister for Simplification of…

Italy’s 5-Star, League seek president’s backing on PM

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League will seek the backing of the president on Monday for their candidate to lead a coalition government whose plans to jack up spending have roiled financial markets. 5-Star Movement leader Di Maio shakes hands with Giuseppe Conte, who would be Minister for Simplification of…

Volcano’s gassy, glassy ‘laze’ a new threat for Hawaii

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea’s volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles. The civil defense notices cautioned motorists, boaters and beachgoers to beware of caustic plumes…

Saudi air defences destroy ballistic missile fired from Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) – ‮Saudi air defences‬ ‮intercepted‬ and destroyed ‮a ballistic missile‬ fired by Yemen’s Houthi movement over the southern city of Jazan, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday. Earlier, the Houthis said the group had fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at Jazan’s airport, without giving any further details. The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that…

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 programme, missile development and role in regional conflicts. U.S. President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from…

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. People react during a religious ceremony where victims…

Venezuela’s Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. Victory for the 55-year-old former bus driver, who replaced Hugo Chavez after his death from cancer in…