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World 26 Jun 2019 | 2:35 AM

New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief.

World 25 Jun 2019 | 10:58 PM

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

World 25 Jun 2019 | 1:48 PM

EU will let Italy increase deficit if it helps economy - deputy PM

ROME (Reuters) - The European Union will allow Italy to increase its deficit if it helped the country's economy, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was quoted as saying on Tuesday as Rome is facing a budget tussle with Brussels.

Football 25 Jun 2019 | 12:30 PM

Cavani pounces against Chile to give Uruguay top spot

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A late header from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over Copa America holders Chile on Monday which saw them snatch top spot in Group C at their opponents' expense and set up a quarter-final meeting with Peru.

World 25 Jun 2019 | 3:31 AM

Brazil's Bolsonaro to meet China's Xi for first time at G20

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who criticised China last year for "buying" up his country, will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time on the sidelines of this week's G20 meeting in Japan, his office said on Monday.

Other Sport 25 Jun 2019 | 2:34 AM

Swedes struggle with rejection after bitter Winter Games defeat

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A devastated Swedish bid team struggled with rejection on Monday after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) snubbed their promise of a sustainable Winter Games, instead awarding the 2026 event to Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo.

World 24 Jun 2019 | 11:24 PM

Iran dismisses British call for release of aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe

LONDON (Reuters) - Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will serve out her five-year prison sentence, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday, dismissing a call for her release by a British minister visiting Tehran.

Athletics 24 Jun 2019 | 10:39 PM

France to try former IAAF chief Diack for corruption, money laundering - source

PARIS (Reuters) - Disgraced former IAAF chief Lamine Diack will be tried in France on charges of corruption and money laundering, a judicial source said, after a four-year investigation into doping cover-ups, extortion and bribe-taking in world athletics.

World 24 Jun 2019 | 7:06 PM

Iran will 'pay the price' if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs warned regional rival Iran there would be more sanctions if it continued its "aggressive polices", but said Riyadh wanted to avoid war.

World 24 Jun 2019 | 12:12 PM

Beyond the rainbow - Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) - Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples.