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Thai cave: Four boys saved, the rest wait for rescue to resume Monday
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) - Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks.
British woman dies after Novichok poisoning
LONDON (Reuters) - A 44-year-old British woman died on Sunday after being exposed to the Novichok nerve agent in western England just a few miles from where Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were struck down by the same agent four months ago.
Trump adviser says two Supreme Court candidates are tougher sell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judicial activist advising U.S. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the Supreme Court signaled on Sunday that two of the candidates would be a tougher sell to conservatives.
Insurers warn of rising premiums after Trump axes Obamacare payments again
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty.
France says Europe united against U.S. tariffs as Germany eyes negotiation
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The French government insisted on Sunday that Washington should expect united retaliation from Europe to further tariff increases after Germany signaled it was prepared to negotiate.
China's COSCO Shipping wins U.S. security clearance for OOIL deal
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's COSCO Shipping Holdings said on Sunday a key U.S. review body has cleared its planned $6.3 billion acquisition of shipping firm Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) on security issues.
Box Office: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' marches to $76 million launch
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Ant-Man and the Wasp" squashed the competition at the domestic box office. The Marvel sequel -- starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly -- opened with $76 million from 4,206 North American locations. That start is significantly ahead of the original "Ant-Man," which debuted with $57 million in 2015.
Polanski's wife says 'Non merci!' to Oscars' academy invite
PARIS (Reuters) - Actress Emmanuelle Seigner on Sunday rejected an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a column in which she slammed the "hypocrisy" of a group that expelled her husband Roman Polanski two months ago.
Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Roberto Martinez's swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday's semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup's leading scorers, but their old rivals have evolved as the tournament has progressed and will also be full of confidence.
Mamma Mia! It's a mum's world at Wimbledon
LONDON (Reuters) - It will be 'Mother's Day' on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Monday when Serena Williams takes on fellow mum Evgeniya Rodina for a place in the quarter-finals of the grasscourt major.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Olympian Shiffrin discusses changing attitudes toward women in sports
Three-time Olympic medalist and American Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin reflects on the performance in Pyeongchang that earned her two ESPY nominations and discusses the changing attitudes toward women in sports when she speaks to Reuters.
Erdogan assumes new presidential powers, tightening control over Turkey
Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan will fulfill a long-held ambition on Monday when he is sworn in as president with sweeping new powers over a country he has dominated and reshaped during his 15-year rule.
Riding migration backlash, Sweden's political pariah eyes end of isolation
Once denounced as the head of a "neo-fascist" party, Jimmie Akesson looks poised to lead his nationalist Sweden Democrats to big gains and greater political influence in elections this year in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal tolerance.
Two Britons poisoned with Novichok nerve agent near where Russian spy was struck down
Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March. Full cover.
MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS/ (PIX) (TV)
Myanmar court to rule on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters
A Myanmar court will rule whether to charge two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents, after prosecutors and defense lawyers delivered final arguments in the pre-trial phase of the landmark case.
Spain's PM Pedro Sanchez to meet Catalan leader Quim Torra
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet pro-independence Catalan leader Quim Torra at Moncloa Palace for the first time to discuss the Catalan political crisis following the northeastern regions failed independence bid. While Sanchez appears to be more open to dialogue than his predecessor Mariano Rajoy, he has made clear he is opposed to any independence referendum or attempt at secession but has made a gesture of goodwill saying he is open to moving jailed Catalan separatist leaders closer to home.
UK PM May to meet lawmakers after pitching Brexit compromise British PM Theresa May will meet lawmakers from her divided party on Monday after securing the backing of senior ministers for a Brexit compromise on trade.
INDIA-SOUTHKOREA/ (PIX) (TV)
South Korean President Moon visits India
South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits India, and gives a keynote speech at the South Korea-India business forum. Moon is expected to hold a summit with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 10.
CHINA-KUWAIT/ (PIX) (TV)
China's Xi meets Kuwait's Emir in Beijing
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah in Beijing.
DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
THAILAND-ACCIDENT/CAVE (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
Four Thai boys saved, the rest wait for rescue to resume
Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday as divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Citigroup turns to digital app to raise deposits
Rather than build branches in new markets as some of its competitors are doing, Citigroup is building a digital banking app to attract deposits from all across the nation. The move comes as investors size up the ability of banks to hold on to consumer deposits at low costs despite rising interest ratesa timely topic this week as U.S. banks begin to report second-quarter results on Friday.
USA-MARKETS/BONDS (PIX) (GRAPHIC)
Sea of red spreading in Treasuries may signal end of bond boom
Some 75 percent of existing U.S. government bonds are now trading below par as interest rates grind higher after an unprecedented spell of near-zero borrowing costs. That makes those bonds less appealing to investors who won't hold them to maturity, which combined with the Fed's scaling back of its investment portfolio threatens market liquidity.
ARCTIC-ECONOMY/SAMI (PIX) (TV) (GRAPHIC)
As Arctic warms, reindeer herders tangle with new industries
When he's not out on the Arctic tundra with his 2,000 reindeer, his dog and Whitney Houston blasting through his headphones, Nils Mathis Sara is often busy explaining to people how a planned copper mine threatens his livelihood.
GERMANY-CHINA/ (PIX) (TV)
Germany's Merkel receives Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with military honors
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang with military honors before they begin the 5th German-Sino government consultations, sign treaties and hold a joint news conference. The two leaders will then attend the German-Chinese Forum for Economic Cooperation at the Economy Ministry.
AMIA press conference on June autos data
AMDA-AMIA press conference on auto sales, production and exportation data for June. We will be looking out for comments on the NAFTA renegotiation and U.S. threats to impose tariffs on imported cars.
XIAOMI-LISTING/ (PIX) (TV)
China's Xiaomi IPO debut in Hong Kong
Shares in the world's fourth-largest smartphone maker begin trading in Hong Kong, in a key test of investor appetite for the sector as a raft of fellow Chinese techs line up for their own IPOs. At its top price the deal would raise $6.1 billion - the largest tech float worldwide since Alibaba's $25 billion 2014 US listing.
FRANCE-TOURISM/LUTETIA (PIX) (TV)
Paris' prestigious hotel Lutetia ready to reopen after major revamp
The historic Lutetia hotel, whose famous guests have included artists such as Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, reopens on July 12 in Paris after a four-year 200 million euros ($231.16 million) revamp.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Peru's government proposes ban on single-use plastic bags Peruvian Environment Minister Fabiola Munoz holds a news conference with foreign media. We expect her to discuss the government's proposal to phase out single-use plastic bags within three years, part of growing efforts around the world to rein in mounting plastic waste.
ARTS / CULTURE / ENTERTAINMENT
SAUDI-TOURISM/ (PIX) (TV)
Saudi tourism chief describes efforts to preserve pre-Islamic heritage
Saudi tourism chief Prince Sultan bin Salman describes the kingdom's effort to preserve pre-Islamic heritage sites such as al-Ahsa oasis, in a break with the strict Wahhabi strain of Islam that has dominated the country for decades.
SOCCER-WORLDCUP-FOOD/ (PIX) (TV)
Soccer - FIFA World Cup - From caviar to veal tongue, fans explore Russian fare
Many soccer fans knew little or nothing about Russian cuisine before the World Cup, but have tucked into local gastronomy with relish, trying everything from luxurious caviar to staples like veal tongue.
Philippine president due to hold meeting with Catholic bishops group's head
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to meet with Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles as his office seeks to appease religious leaders hurt by his statement, calling God stupid.