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Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law.

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South Korea says discussing peace deal with North Korea ahead of summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as U.S. officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader.

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China has contingency plans to deal with U.S. trade frictions: state planner

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has various contingency plans and policy reserves to deal with trade frictions started by the United States, the country‘s top economic planner said on Wednesday.

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Asian shares edge ahead with Wall Street, but China lags

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued.

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One dead after engine explodes midair on Southwest flight

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An engine on a Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard exploded in mid-air on Tuesday, killing one passenger and nearly sucking another out of a window that was shattered by shrapnel, according to airline and federal authorities and witness and media accounts.

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Trump‘s CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leader: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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Barbara Bush, wife and mother of U.S. presidents, dies at 92

(Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92.

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San Diego County backs Trump challenge to California ‘sanctuary‘ law

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego County leaders voted on Tuesday to join the Trump administration‘s court challenge to a California law limiting cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, amid a conservative backlash to the so-called sanctuary movement.

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One dead after engine breaks apart on Southwest flight

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An engine on a Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard exploded in mid-air on Tuesday, killing one passenger and nearly sucking another out of a window that was shattered by shrapnel, according to airline and federal authorities and witness and media accounts.

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Trump‘s intelligence chief had secret meeting with North Korean leader: U.S. official

WASHINGTON/PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State nominee and CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea over the Easter weekend and met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

(Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92.

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Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family

(Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as U.S. president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92.

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Syria says chemical weapons experts may visit Douma on Wednesday

UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria‘s U.N. ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92: family

(Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as U.S. president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92.

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IRS gives taxpayers one-day extension after computer glitch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Internal Revenue Service said it would give taxpayers an additional day to file their 2017 returns after computer problems prevented some people from filing or paying their taxes ahead of Tuesday‘s midnight deadline.

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First lawsuit filed by victim of Parkland shootings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The parents of a 17-year-old student who was shot five times as he shielded others during the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit on behalf of a victim in the massacre that killed 17 people and wounded 17 others.

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Trump says U.S. in ‘extremely high‘ level talks with North Korea on summit

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is engaged in direct talks at "extremely high levels" with North Korea to try to set up a summit between him and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

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One dead after engine explodes on Southwest flight

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - An engine on a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard apparently exploded on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia as one passenger was killed and another one was nearly sucked out a window of the plane, the airline and federal officials said.

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U.S., Syria give conflicting accounts on global chemical weapons experts

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Syria appeared to offer conflicting accounts on Tuesday of whether global chemical weapons inspectors had reached the Syrian town of Douma where a suspected poison gas attack took place and sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

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Trump says U.S. having direct talks with North Korea about summit

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump disclosed on Tuesday that the United States is having direct talks at "extremely high levels" with Pyongyang to try to set up a summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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One dead after engine failure forces Southwest emergency landing in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Co flight with 149 people on board suffered engine failure on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport and killing a passenger, the airline and federal officials said.

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Fox News pledges full support of TV host Hannity

(Reuters) - Fox News said on Tuesday it was putting its "full support" behind television host Sean Hannity after it was revealed that he had an "informal relationship" with U.S. President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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Violence against Rohingya exposed in ‘shocking photos‘

(Reuters) - When a Rohingya refugee boat capsized on the Bangladesh coastline, photographer Damir Sagolj rushed to the scene and saw locals collecting the drowned and arranging their bodies next to the road.

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Fox News says did not know of TV host Hannity‘s ties to Trump lawyer

(Reuters) - Fox News said on Tuesday it did not know about television host Sean Hannity‘s "informal relationship" with Donald Trump‘s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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