• UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical
    Reuters

    UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical

    After failing three times to get parliament's approval for her deal, the government will now put the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, legislation which will enact that deal, before parliament for a vote in early June. "Whatever the outcome of any (indicative) votes, I will not be simply asking MPs

  • Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash
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    Swiss voters approve tighter gun control, avoid EU clash

    ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss voters agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels. The restrictions, which apply to non-EU member Switzerland because it is part of Europe's Schengen

  • Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win
    Reuters

    Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

    Morrison's Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or is leading in 76 seats, the number needed to form a majority government, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. A jubilant Morrison hugged community members after an early Sunday service at the Horizon Church in Sydney's southern

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: New Monitor design

    I just received the newly formatted April 22 & 29 Weekly Print Edition. The articles were clearly separate but came together as a whole message. And more: I could clearly isolate each article as I read it, which made my reading experience very efficient. I have been a subscriber since 1972 and have

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Trump lowered tensions with Iran: why he had to step in

    As Venezuela appeared last month to be on the brink of a momentous political shift, President Donald Trump’s national security team assured him that indeed the strife-torn South American country was about to take the turn to new leadership the administration had been encouraging for months. Now it’s

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Abortion wars: In Louisiana, softer tone paves way for sharp restrictions

    Most Saturdays, college freshman Taylor Gautreaux rolls out of bed just after 6 a.m., puts on something carefully neutral – no slogans or religious symbols – and drives about 45 minutes from her dorm in Hammond, Louisiana, to Baton Rouge. On those mornings, Ms. Gautreaux joins a group that gathers just

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Food aid for hungry North Koreans?

    For a young leader – with a nuclear arsenal at the ready – North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has enjoyed the high prestige of meeting an American president twice in the past year, not to mention summits with the heads of Russia, China, and South Korea. The United Nations estimates 40% of North Koreans will

  • Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections
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    Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.

  • The Latest: Berger has wasted weekend after good start
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    The Latest: Berger has wasted weekend after good start

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local):

  • Katyusha rocket crashes into Baghdad Green Zone: security services
    AFP

    Katyusha rocket crashes into Baghdad Green Zone: security services

    A Katyusha rocket crashed Sunday into Baghdad's Green Zone which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement. The rocket -- which came after Washington ordered the evacuation of non-essential diplomatic staff from the Baghdad embassy

  • Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title
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    Back on top: Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

    ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.

  • Associated Press

    Eurovision scolds Madonna for Palestinian flag display

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Eurovision Song Contest organizers said on Sunday they were taken aback by the display of a Palestinian flag during Madonna's guest appearance, which defied contest rules.

  • Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term
    AFP

    Bolivian president launches bid for reelection to fourth term

    Chimoré (Bolivia) (AFP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales launched his campaign Saturday for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government. Morales, 59, is Bolivia's first indigenous president and is aiming to be reelected in October. Bolivia&

  • Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money
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    Convicted Russian agent Butina appeals for money

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist serving a U.S. prison sentence for acting as an unregistered foreign agent has released a video asking for money to help pay her legal costs.

  • Reuters

    Rocket fired into Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties

    A rocket was fired into Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources

  • Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela
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    Vast gasoline lines form in oil-rich Venezuela

    MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel in the South American nation's second-largest city, Maracaibo.

  • Reuters

    Snarling orange 'Trump baby' blimp to mock U.S. president in Britain, protesters say

    At the invitation of Queen Elizabeth, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are due in Britain on June 3-5 for a state visit - a pomp-laden affair involving a carriage trip through London and a banquet at Buckingham Palace. Britain's so called special relationship with the United States is

  • The Latest: Swiss voters back tighter gun laws
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    The Latest: Swiss voters back tighter gun laws

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Switzerland's referendum on tightening Swiss gun laws (all times local):

  • The Latest: Reports: Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Reports: Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

  • Reuters

    Rocket falls in Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties: Iraqi military

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A rocket was fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. "A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses, details to come later," the military said in a statement. (Reporting

  • Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report
    AFP

    Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust report

    Qatari state-funded broadcaster Al Jazeera suspended two journalists on Sunday over a video they produced claiming the extent of the Holocaust was being misrepresented by Jews. The clip, posted by Al Jazeera's online AJ+ Arabic service, claimed "the narrative" that the Nazis killed six

  • No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions
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    No more Mr Europe: Macron forced to curb EU ambitions

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as Europe's savior, and this week's European Parliament elections as a make-or-break moment for the beleaguered European Union.

  • Bannon presence raises hackles in France ahead of Europe polls
    AFP

    Bannon presence raises hackles in France ahead of Europe polls

    Paris (AFP) - Political tensions soared in France on Sunday a week before tightly-contested European elections, with the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron expressing unease over the presence of Donald Trump's controversial ex-strategist Steve Bannon.

  • Woakes takes 5-54 as England beats Pakistan in 5th ODI
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    Woakes takes 5-54 as England beats Pakistan in 5th ODI

    LEEDS, England (AP) — Pakistan recovered from a disastrous start to its run chase but still fell short as England won the fifth and final cricket one-day international by 54 runs on Sunday.

  • Soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some Venezuelan towns amid shortages
    Reuters

    Soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some Venezuelan towns amid shortages

    Venezuela, whose economy is reeling from a painful five-year recession amid a prolonged political crisis, saw long lines of vehicles appear at services stations in several regions this week after a shutdown at the OPEC nation's second-largest refinery. Shortages have been exacerbated by tough U.S