Colombia wins 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:58pm - KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win on Sunday against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match.

Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in presidential election - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:54pm - ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election and said his ruling AK Party and its alliance partner had won a parliamentary majority.

Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:46pm - YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday.

Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with 'no judges or court cases' - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:43pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to "break into" the country.

Twenty-eight Mexican police held over political murder: media - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:41pm - MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Twenty-eight police officers in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a candidate for mayor in the municipality of Ocampo, local media reported on Sunday.

Win or bust for Iceland against familiar foe Croatia - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:29pm - GELENDZHIK, Russia (Reuters) - Nothing less than a win will do for Iceland against Croatia if they are to emulate their Euro 2016 success by making it to the knockout stage at their first World Cup, but it will be a tall order against a familiar foe that leads Group D.

Saudi air defenses intercept missiles above capital: state media - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:12pm - DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia?s air defense forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya television said on Sunday.

Erdogan, ruling AK Party heading for victory in Turkish elections - 24 Jun 2018 at 3:08pm - ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party were heading for victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results, as the president sought to extend his 15-year rule.

Merkel presses over migration as 'European solution' fails - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:44pm - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding that the bloc was unable to quickly find a joint solution to an issue that is threatening her government.

White House press secretary says asked to leave restaurant for working for Trump - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:36pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Saturday that she had been asked to leave a Virginia restaurant the night before because she worked for U.S. President Donald Trump.

Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:35pm - SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) - Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust.

Trump adviser Kushner criticizes Abbas, says U.S. peace plan near - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:34pm - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Merkel aide rejects conservative critique of euro reforms - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:31pm - BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms does not violate the coalition agreement, as some Bavarian conservatives have suggested, an aide to the German leader said.

Trump calls for deporting illegal immigrants with 'no judges or court cases' - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:26pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to "break into" the country.

Cilic battles past Djokovic to claim Queen's title - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:23pm - (Reuters) - Top seed Marin Cilic saved a match point before edging past Novak Djokovic 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3 to win his second Queen's Club Championships crown on Sunday.

Han Solo's Jedi blaster gun sells for $550,000 at auction - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:17pm - (Reuters) - A gun used by Han Solo in "The Return of the Jedi" sold for $550,000 at auction to the museum chain Ripley's Believe it or Not! on Saturday, Julien's Auctions said.

FIFA opens proceedings against hot-headed German team officials - 24 Jun 2018 at 2:10pm - VATUTINKI (Reuters) - FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against two German team officials who stormed toward the Sweden bench gesticulating and clapping after the defending World Cup champions' last-gasp Group F victory on Saturday.

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:34pm - MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian army will regain control of the country's north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' feasts on $150 million opening - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:26pm - LOS ANGELES ( - Dinosaurs are ruling the box office again.

Kane fires England to record 6-1 win against Panama - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:16pm - NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Harry Kane struck a hat-trick as England's young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama on Sunday that eased them into the last 16.

U.S. says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:12pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government still has 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy and officials said there was a "well coordinated" process for reuniting families.

Second person dead, 30 arrested, after Saturday's grenade attack at Ethiopia ... - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:04pm - ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Thirty people have now been arrested over alleged involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally in the Ethiopian capital attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, police said on Sunday.

Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:35pm - ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war, raising U.N. fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.

As trade war looms, China cuts some banks' reserve requirements to boost lending - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:29pm - BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank said on Sunday it would cut the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves by 50 basis points (bps), releasing $108 billion in liquidity, to accelerate the pace of debt-for-equity swaps and spur lending to smaller firms.

UK ministers take aim at business over Brexit warnings - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:27pm - LONDON (Reuters) - The British government and business leaders clashed in a deepening row over Brexit on Sunday after a senior minister accused companies of issuing "completely inappropriate" threats and undermining the prime minister.

Saudi women take victory lap as driving ban ends - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:22pm - RIYADH (Reuters) - Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:18pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump's ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Supercharged telecom sector could become investor fav... - 24 Jun 2018 at 12:08pm - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An overhauled telecommunications sector featuring most of the so-called FANG stocks could debut as Wall Street's hottest bet when it kicks off in September, boosted by a rising wave of media and television acquisitions.

Singapore says Trump-Kim summit cost just $12 million, after some question ex... - 24 Jun 2018 at 11:56am - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million (9.04 million pounds) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals.

Federer loses No.1 spot as Coric stuns him in Halle final - 24 Jun 2018 at 11:18am - (Reuters) - Borna Coric ended Roger Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass, beating him 7-6(6) 3-6 6-2 in the Halle Open final on Sunday while also bringing to a halt the Swiss maestro's reign as world number one.

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp - 24 Jun 2018 at 9:32am - PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.

Major League Baseball roundup: Kemp's grand slam pushes Dodgers past Mets - 24 Jun 2018 at 8:46am - Matt Kemp's pinch-hit grand slam blew the game open and capped a five-run eighth inning Saturday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who routed the New York Mets 8-3 at Citi Field.

Spain committed to European migration solution - PM - 24 Jun 2018 at 8:31am - BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain is committed to a joint European response to illegal migration, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday, hours before EU leaders meet in Brussels for an informal summit on the issue.

Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings - 24 Jun 2018 at 7:49am - BOSTON (Reuters) - Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have some of the worst records for attendance.

'Fearless' Mexico looking beyond last 16 - 24 Jun 2018 at 7:26am - ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Mexico captain Andres Guardado said his side have become fearless after following up their hugely impressive win over world champions Germany by beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a huge leap towards topping Group F.

Trump defends policies on border, North Korea in visit to Las Vegas - 24 Jun 2018 at 4:55am - LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.

Mistrial declared in Houston chokehold case - 24 Jun 2018 at 4:13am - ATLANTA (Reuters) - A mistrial was declared after jurors in Houston failed to reach a verdict late Saturday in the murder trial of the husband of a sheriff's deputy accused of choking a Hispanic man in a case that spurred "Brown Lives Matter" protests, local media reported.

NHL notebook: Hurricanes, Flames swing five-player deal - 24 Jun 2018 at 1:17am - (The online version of this story was corrected to say Carolina Hurricanes throughout)

South Carolina congressional candidate seriously injured in car crash - 23 Jun 2018 at 10:12pm - (Reuters) - South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington, who ousted incumbent U.S. Representative Mark Sanford in a primary this month, was seriously injured in a car crash that killed the driver of a second vehicle, her campaign said on Saturday.

Flower power takes hold at Dior in break from menswear past - 23 Jun 2018 at 9:41pm - PARIS (Reuters) - A giant sculpture made of pink and black flowers set the tone at Christian Dior's catwalk show in Paris on Saturday as new menswear designer Kim Jones stamped his style on the storied French label with a display of floral-inspired, airy looks.

Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race - 23 Jun 2018 at 7:09pm - HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto.

Few client communications found so far in Michael Cohen documents: judge - 23 Jun 2018 at 6:12pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A review of documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has so far turned up only a handful of communications between Cohen and his clients, a federal judge said in a written order on Friday.

Four arrested in Pittsburgh as protest calls for justice after police shooting - 23 Jun 2018 at 12:51pm - (Reuters) - A largely peaceful protest in Pittsburgh grew tense on Friday when demonstrators, demanding justice for an unarmed black teenager who was killed by a policeman, blocked traffic and were confronted by police in riot gear, media reported.

Bombardier, Toronto union reach agreement ahead of strike deadline - 23 Jun 2018 at 11:05am - MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian workers who assemble Bombardier Inc's turboprops and the company's new top-of-the-line business jet on Saturday reached a tentative agreement with the company just hours ahead of a strike deadline, the union said.

EU to respond to any U.S. auto tariff move: report - 23 Jun 2018 at 10:50am - PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, a senior European Commission official said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row.

Pompeo warns Iran on nuclear arms; hopes military force will never be needed - 23 Jun 2018 at 10:47am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday warned Iran not to pursue nuclear weapons, saying it would face the "wrath of the entire world" if it did so, but added that he hoped it would never be necessary for the United States to take military action against the country.

Sting blasts leaders as 'cowards' over migration crisis - 23 Jun 2018 at 8:57am - ATHENS (Reuters) - British singer and actor Sting called world leaders "half men and cowards" on Saturday for their inability to solve the refugee crisis.

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings - 23 Jun 2018 at 4:34am - HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no time frame for a mainland share offering, casting doubt on Beijing's efforts to lure foreign-listed Chinese tech giants back home.

No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor - 23 Jun 2018 at 3:19am - (This version of the June 22 story was corrected to show traces of alcohol, medicines were found)

Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid - 23 Jun 2018 at 12:14am - PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.