Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe 'massive' sums
Fri, 26 May 2017 03:15:04 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this week's Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports
Thu, 25 May 2017 19:45:59 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.

UK security minister says no specific threat to public this weekend
Fri, 26 May 2017 04:30:59 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British emergency services are prepared for possible attacks on public events over an upcoming holiday weekend but have no information on specific threats after Monday's bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22, a government minister said.

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Fri, 26 May 2017 04:24:29 -0400
BOZEMAN, Mont. (Reuters) - Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill.

Alabama executes 75-year-old inmate convicted of 1982 murder
Fri, 26 May 2017 02:29:55 -0400
(Reuters) - Alabama executed on Friday a 75-year-old inmate who had spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven previous execution dates after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend's husband in 1982.

Indonesia makes arrests as Islamic State claims Jakarta attacks
Fri, 26 May 2017 03:55:35 -0400
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed three police officers at a bus station and wounded 12 others.

Battered oil fights back, sterling hit as May's poll lead shrinks
Fri, 26 May 2017 04:41:02 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Battered oil prices recovered some ground on Friday as investors looked past disappointment that an OPEC meeting did not produce bigger supply cuts, while sterling slid on a poll showing the ruling Conservatives' lead shrinking, two weeks before an election.

China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt: Moody's
Fri, 26 May 2017 03:11:52 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's structural reforms will slow the pace of its debt build-up but will not be enough to arrest it, and another credit rating cut for the country is possible down the road unless it gets its ballooning credit in check, officials at Moody's said.

Philippines says foreign fighters part of Islamic State 'invasion'
Fri, 26 May 2017 02:35:46 -0400
MARAWI CITY/DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) - Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign Jihadists battling the military after laying siege to a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday, in a rare admission of what it said was an Islamic State "invasion".

U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says
Fri, 26 May 2017 03:12:40 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - The current level of U.S. prices is noticeably lower than what it would be if the Federal Reserve had delivered on its 2-percent inflation target, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said, calling the trend "worrisome."