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Trump praises U.S. military sales in talks with Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised U.S. defense sales to Saudi Arabia as a boost to American jobs, even as lawmakers criticized Riyadh's role in the war in Yemen where a humanitarian crisis has unfolded...

Slovak PM-designate reworks cabinet list after president rejects proposals

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini was forced to rework his cabinet list on Tuesday after the president called for more government changes to calm a crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist.

Maduro challenger promises U.S. dollar giveaway for Venezuelans

CARACAS (Reuters) - Opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcon's campaign vowed on Tuesday to implement a $25 monthly giveaway to Venezuelans, as part of plans to dollarize the crisis-hit economy and alleviate suffering should he win the May 20 vote.

Rocket attack kills at least 29 in Damascus market: Syrian state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 29 people were killed and scores injured on Tuesday when a rocket landed in a busy market place in an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state media said.

Macron says too much English spoken in pre-Brexit Brussels

PARIS (Reuters) - The English language is too dominant in Brussels, especially with Britain soon to exit the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday as he vowed to fight for a wider use of French in EU institutions and abroad.

Iran, Yemen in focus as Trump and Saudi crown prince meet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday discussed tensions with Iran and a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen which has come under criticism in Congress.

EU's Barnier sees most difficult Brexit issues to come at the end of talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier said on Tuesday he expected the most difficult negotiations with London to come at the end of the process.

Stephen Hawking to join Newton, Darwin in final resting place

LONDON (Reuters) - British physicist Stephen Hawking is to take his place among some of the greatest scientists in history when his ashes are interred inside Westminster Abbey, close to the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Slovak PM-designate to rework cabinet list after president rejects proposals

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini said on Tuesday he would propose a new list of ministers on Wednesday after the president rejected his cabinet proposals.

Ireland calls for enactment of joint Northern Irish consultative body

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has asked the British government to consider convening a British-Irish co-operative body that would give Dublin a greater say in the running of Northern Ireland, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tues...

Former French president Sarkozy held over Gaddafi cash inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned on Tuesday by police investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign.

Senators criticize U.S. support for Saudi campaign in Yemen as crown prince visits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators debated a resolution seeking an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen's civil war on Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump was due to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.

Athens, Skopje play down Macedonia name row before ministers meet

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece sent draft proposals to Macedonia for settling a decades-old dispute over the use of that name by the ex-Yugoslav republic, drawing a cautiously positive response from Skopje two days before their foreign ministers meet.

No new Russia sanctions seen at EU summit: official

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain has not asked the European Union to discuss increasing sanctions on Russia over the Salisbury poison attack when the bloc's leaders meet at a summit on Thursday, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Russia hopes Putin re-election win to help thaw U.S.-Russia ties: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday he hoped President Vladimir Putin's landslide re-election victory would pave the way for a thaw in battered U.S.-Russia relations, the RIA news agency reported.

Zambia bans cabinet minister from parliament for slapping lawmaker

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's parliament suspended a cabinet minister on Tuesday from its proceedings for one month for slapping a fellow lawmaker within parliament grounds.

EU tightens labor laws despite Polish, Hungarian opposition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday that the right of citizens from poorer member states to work in richer ones on a low salary would be limited to 18 months under a reform of the bloc's labor laws sought by Fran...

Russia's Putin to meet emir of Qatar next week: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin will meet Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani next week, state news agency RIA quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

U.S. to give $2.5 million to help Venezuelans in Colombia: USAID

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it would provide $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help support Venezuelans who have fled to neighboring Colombia.

EU's Juncker follows France, Germany in congratulating Putin

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's chief executive has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his reelection, saying that Russia and Europe should "reestablish a cooperative pan-European security order".

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