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WRAPUP 3-Trump leaves "question mark" over use of force to protect Gulf oil

  • urge: Tehran has decried the toughening of U.S. sanctions and urged other signatories to take action to save the nuclear pact or see Iran turn its back on the deal.
  • provoke: They (these actions) cannot be assessed as anything but a conscious course to provoke war," he said.
  • weapon: I would certainly go over nuclear weapons, and I would keep the other a question mark.
  • punish: The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran aimed to head off any pathway to an Iranian nuclear bomb but Trump says the deal failed to address Iran's missile program or punish it for waging proxy wars in Middle East countries.
  • program: The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran aimed to head off any pathway to an Iranian nuclear bomb but Trump says the deal failed to address Iran's missile program or punish it for waging proxy wars in Middle East countries.

Exclusive: Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudis on U.S. child soldiers list - sources

  • government: The UAE government did not respond to a request for comment.
  • lawmaker: The article cited Sudanese fighters who had returned home and Sudanese lawmakers.
  • issue: The Trump administration has faced controversy in the past over its handling of the child soldier issue.
  • reinstate: Pompeo, who succeeded Tillerson, reinstated Iraq and Myanmar on the list last year.
  • recruit: Based on Sudanese laws, it does not recruit minors," he said.

UPDATE 1-Netanyahu welcomes Bahrain meeting, Israeli ex-general to attend

  • identify: Netanyahu, echoing remarks on Sunday by his foreign minister, said Israelis would take part in the June 25-26 gathering, but did not identify them.
  • foreign: Netanyahu, echoing remarks on Sunday by his foreign minister, said Israelis would take part in the June 25-26 gathering, but did not identify them.
  • participate: Israel Radio said a Israeli hospital director and several Israeli social activists were also expected to participate.
  • praise: JERUSALEM, June 18 (Reuters)- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants.
  • participant: JERUSALEM, June 18 (Reuters)- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Tuesday a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy in Bahrain, and a source said a former Israeli general would be among the participants.

Soccer-Kashima and Guangzhou earn slender first-leg leads

  • position: The game ended 2-1 so that doesn't put us in a very secure position, but we will try our best and show our passion in the second leg.
  • passion: The game ended 2-1 so that doesn't put us in a very secure position, but we will try our best and show our passion in the second leg.
  • fierce: Wei Shihao had put the 2013 and 2015 champions ahead 10 minutes before the break, only for Zheng Chi to level the scores in the 66th minute with a fierce strike to beat goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo.
  • tactics: T onight's game was very tough because of the tactics of our opponents, but considering the number of players we had missing tonight it was never going to be easy to win," said Cannavaro, who was without influential Brazilian Anderson Talisca and China international Gao Lin.
  • opponent: T onight's game was very tough because of the tactics of our opponents, but considering the number of players we had missing tonight it was never going to be easy to win," said Cannavaro, who was without influential Brazilian Anderson Talisca and China international Gao Lin.

Survivors of northeast Congo ethnic attacks recall harrowing scenes

  • village: The 161 bodies found all came from a single mass grave in the neighbouring village of Tche.
  • grave: The 161 bodies found all came from a single mass grave in the neighbouring village of Tche.
  • shelter: They found shelter under white and blue tarps in a makeshift camp in Ituri's capital city, Bunia.
  • graze: Among the causes were disputes over grazing rights and political representation.
  • village: BUNIA, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 18 (Reuters)- A group of machete-wielding assailants descended on Esther Nzale's village in northeastern Congo last Monday at noon, setting houses on fire and hacking to death her husband and others.

Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

  • express: IAG expressed confidence that regulators will allow amended Max jets to fly again soon.
  • struggle: The letter of intent is subject to final agreement but is a vote of confidence in Boeing as it struggles to win back trust.
  • problematic: Another 737 Max crashed in Indonesia last year, and the planes are now grounded amid an investigation into problematic software.
  • lackluster: After a lackluster start to the Paris Air Show, Boeing's orders picked up Tuesday.
  • parent: The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft.

Romania's government survives no-confidence vote

  • government: BUCHAREST (Reuters)- Romania's Social Democrat (PSD) coalition government survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Tuesday, strengthening Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's chances of being confirmed as PSD leader at a party congress this month.
  • survive: BUCHAREST (Reuters)- Romania's Social Democrat (PSD) coalition government survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Tuesday, strengthening Prime Minister Viorica Dancila's chances of being confirmed as PSD leader at a party congress this month.
  • jail: Dancila, a protegee of long-time leader Liviu Dragnea, was appointed on an interim basis after he was jailed for corruption last month.
  • lawmaker: On Tuesday, 200 lawmakers in the 465-seat bicameral parliament voted for the motion, as expected short of the majority needed to topple the government.
  • parliament: On Tuesday, 200 lawmakers in the 465-seat bicameral parliament voted for the motion, as expected short of the majority needed to topple the government.

US STOCKS-Trade optimism, dovish Fed bets power Wall Street rally

  • issue: Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 4.83-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 3.80-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
  • optimism: US STOCKS-Trade optimism, dovish Fed bets power Wall Street rally.
  • lull: Trump said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month, and that talks between the two countries would restart after a long lull.
  • remove: Right now the conversation is headed in a direction that's removing the fear of a trade war," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment strategist and senior portfolio manager at SlateStone Wealth LLC in New York.
  • portfolio: Right now the conversation is headed in a direction that's removing the fear of a trade war," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment strategist and senior portfolio manager at SlateStone Wealth LLC in New York.

UPDATE 1-Norway wants to open two new North Sea areas to offshore wind

  • ministry: GW, while North Sea II, a bigger block, could hold turbines with a total capacity of 1- 2 GW, the ministry's statement showed.
  • ministry: The first offshore area, which the ministry will propose before July, is called Utsira North and is situated in the North Sea.
  • float: OSLO, June 18 (Reuters)- Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts(GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • ministry: OSLO, June 18 (Reuters)- Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts(GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • ministry: The ministry will also seek views about opening a second area, called Southern North Sea II, which is close to the offshore border with Denmark.

Court removes top Swiss prosecutor from FIFA case on concern over bias

  • remove: Court removes top Swiss prosecutor from FIFA case on concern over bias.
  • suspect: Lauber has been investigating several cases of suspected corruption involving FIFA, based in Zurich, dating back to 2014 and the presidency of Sepp Blatter.
  • chide: The agency overseeing the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) had chided Lauber for not documenting the meetings with Infantino, exposing him to potential allegations of bias.
  • oversee: The agency overseeing the Office of the Attorney General ( OAG) had chided Lauber for not documenting the meetings with Infantino, exposing him to potential allegations of bias.
  • release: That was also cited in the court's ruling released on Tuesday.

Bayer asks trial judge to reverse $2 billion Roundup jury verdict

  • punitive: Bayer in its court filings called the punitive damages excessive and unconstitutional, and asked Smith to toss or significantly reduce the award.
  • ingredient: It denies the allegations, saying the weed killer and its active ingredient glyphosate is safe for human use.
  • massive: The German drugmaker and chemicals company in court filings on Monday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland blamed the massive verdict on " inflammatory, fabricated and irrelevant evidenc e" from the couples ' lawyers.
  • fabricate: The German drugmaker and chemicals company in court filings on Monday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland blamed the massive verdict on " inflammatory, fabricated and irrelevant evidenc e" from the couples ' lawyers.
  • irrelevant: The German drugmaker and chemicals company in court filings on Monday in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland blamed the massive verdict on " inflammatory, fabricated and irrelevant evidenc e" from the couples ' lawyers.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rally on hopes from trade, monetary policy

  • government: NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters)- Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries ' trade dispute.
  • stimulus: NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters)- Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries ' trade dispute.
  • policy: The euro also slid after Draghi said the region's central bank will ease policy again if inflation fails to accelerate, signaling one of the biggest policy reversals of his eight-year tenure.
  • inflation: The euro also slid after Draghi said the region's central bank will ease policy again if inflation fails to accelerate, signaling one of the biggest policy reversals of his eight-year tenure.
  • signal: The euro also slid after Draghi said the region's central bank will ease policy again if inflation fails to accelerate, signaling one of the biggest policy reversals of his eight-year tenure.

RIGHT AT HOME: Outdoor decor that's 'out there' and edgy

  • skeleton: The Archaic planter collection of abs tract, organic shapes resembles pieces of dinosaur skeleton or water-eroded rock.
  • expanse: One of his most popular pieces, Torus, is a circular expanse of super-polished steel that reflects the landscape or water in front of it.
  • material: The Museum of Modern Art's store is carrying Moroso's M'Afrique collection of colorful outdoor furniture, handmade in Senegal with woven materials and painted steel.
  • series: Finally, for fans of a certain HBO series, Amedeo Designs ' Throne chair, available at Houzz.com, might be just the thing.
  • artful: In his Brooklyn, New York, studio Opiary, sculptor Robert Remer takes a more freeform approach to his artful outdoor pieces.

Pelicans pick up Gentry's 2020-21 option

  • franchise: He is exactly the right coach at the right time for this franchise.
  • tact: As I have mentioned several times previously, the shared vision we have for the future of Pelicans basketball both on and off the floor will enable us to build a roster that fits both culturally and tact ically.
  • option: The New Orleans Pelicans picked up the 2020-21 option for head coach Alvin Gentry, who is now under contract for the next two seasons.
  • relationship: We couldn't be happier to extend our relationship with Alvin, " executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said in a statement.
  • relationship: Perhaps more importantly, the relationship we have built over our many years together will enable us to challenge, empower and further one another and our franchise.

FOREX-Dollar on hold for Fed, euro falls after Draghi stimulus signal

  • stimulus: FOREX -Dollar on hold for Fed, euro falls after Draghi stimulus signal.
  • policy: The Fed begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, and will issue a statement and economic projections at the conclusion of the meeting tomorrow.
  • policy: NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters)- The U.S. dollar was modestly higher on Tuesday morning, as traders held off from making large bets ahead of the Federal Reserve policy announcement on Wednesday.
  • signal: FOREX -Dollar on hold for Fed, euro falls after Draghi stimulus signal.
  • issue: The Fed begins its two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, and will issue a statement and economic projections at the conclusion of the meeting tomorrow.

UPDATE 1-Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters mourn Egypt's Mursi in Turkey

  • mourn: UPDATE 1- Hundreds of Brotherhood supporters mourn Egypt's Mursi in Turkey.
  • pray: About 500 people in Ankara prayed in a central street halting traffic outside the Egyptian Embassy, and in Istanbul several hundred attended a symbolic funeral in the conservative Fatih district.
  • treatment: Rights groups have called for an investigation into Mursi's death and raised questions about his treatment in prison.
  • relationship: The Brotherhood says it is a non-violent movement and denies any relationship to violent insurgencies waged by al Qaeda and Islamic State.
  • government: Egypt's government has dismissed accusations that he was badly treated.

Slain man's brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

  • opportunity: He's heartbroken that his children were robbed of the opportunity to meet their uncle, who was artistic like Chris ' two daughters and sensitive like one of his sons.
  • witness: Witnesses saw Wilson and Butts, who prosecutors said were gang members, standing behind him in a checkout line.
  • passenger: Butts was in the front passenger seat and Wilson was in the back as they left the parking lot, witnesses said.
  • root: What I saw was a man being put to sleep as if he were getting a root canal.
  • penalty: Lawyers for both men argued in court filings that the death penalty is an unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.

Nigel Farage's milkshake attacker told to pay him compensation

  • legitimate: Chris Atkinson, a lawyer for Crown Prosecution Service, said politicians should be free to conduct legitimate campaigns without fear of physical assa ult.
  • target: Politicians in Britain have recently have been targeted by protesters who throw milkshakes.
  • incident: Crow ther, who was arrested after the incident, told journalists at the time the act was " a right of protest against people like him ".
  • protest: Crow ther, who was arrested after the incident, told journalists at the time the act was " a right of protest against people like him ".
  • plead: LONDON, June 18 (Reuters)- A man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has been ordered to pay him compensation to cover his suit-cleaning bill after pleading guilty to common assault and criminal damage.

Garden Conservancy lets you peek at some private gardens

  • further: Directories and further information are available from the Garden Conservancy ( 888-842-2442, www .gardenconservancy .org).
  • lavish: In 1988, Bancroft was getting on in years and unable to lavish the care needed to maintain her extraordinary and artfully designed Walnut Creek, California, garden of cacti, succulents and native plants.
  • extraordinary: In 1988, Bancroft was getting on in years and unable to lavish the care needed to maintain her extraordinary and artfully designed Walnut Creek, California, garden of cacti, succulents and native plants.
  • legal: The Garden Conservancy now provides the legal, financial, and horticultural expertise to transition certain gardens from private to nonprofit ownership.
  • financial: The Garden Conservancy now provides the legal, financial, and horticultural expertise to transition certain gardens from private to nonprofit ownership.

Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early

  • vegetation: Vegetation, once sparse, had begun to flourish in the shelter provided from the constant wind.
  • canary: It's a canary in the coalmine," said Louise Far quharson, a post-doctoral researcher and co-author of the study.
  • phenomenon: It's very likely that this phenomenon is affecting a much more extensive region and that's what we're going to look at next.
  • sparse: Vegetation, once sparse, had begun to flourish in the shelter provided from the constant wind.
  • shelter: Vegetation, once sparse, had begun to flourish in the shelter provided from the constant wind.

Canadian soldier dies, three troops hurt during drills in Bulgaria

  • injure: The source said two Americans and a Canadian solder were injured.
  • troops: Over 5,600 troops are taking part in the exercise Swift Response 2019, led by the U.S. Global Response Force.
  • troops: Canadian soldier dies, three troops hurt during drills in Bulgaria.
  • troops: SOFIA, June 18 (Reuters)- One Canadian soldier died and three other troops were injured during an airborne operation, part of U.S.-led multinational military drills in southern Bulgaria on Tuesday, a Bulgarian spokeswoman for the Swift Response 2019 exercise said.
  • injure: SOFIA, June 18 (Reuters)- One Canadian soldier died and three other troops were injured during an airborne operation, part of U.S.-led multinational military drills in southern Bulgaria on Tuesday, a Bulgarian spokeswoman for the Swift Response 2019 exercise said.

Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts

  • pension: Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts.
  • plenary: The debate, which could extend into next week, comes ahead of a committee vote on the bill by June 26, according to lower house Speaker Rodrigo Maia, before it is considered for plenary approval.
  • government: The committee report on the government's bill last week made substantial amendments, including the removal of private savings accounts, changes to public pensions for states and cities, and retirement rules for older and rural workers.
  • lawmaker: Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts.
  • pension: BRASILIA (Reuters)- Brazil's congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill on Tuesday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savings accounts.

About 160 dead after days of Congo intercommunal violence

  • rebel: U.N. peacekeepers were dispatched to Congo to try to maintain order and remain in the region combatting various rebel groups.
  • perpetrator: Authorities believe the perpetrators were militia fighters from the Lendu community.
  • violence: Governor Jean Bamanisa told The Associated Press that 161 bodies had been found and authorities were still trying to determine the extent of the violence.
  • violence: The violence has been taking place in a remote area of Congo near South Sudan and Uganda where the U.N. said it and humanitarian groups don't have much access.
  • violence: The fresh violence involves both the Lendu and Hema groups, the U.N. refugee agency said, adding that the situation in Ituri had deteriorated in the past week.

UPDATE 1-German-French rift likely to impede EU jobs deal this week

  • rift: UPDATE 1- German-French rift likely to impede EU jobs deal this week.
  • majority: The vote returned a fragmented EU assembly that has yet to build a majority to endorse a new leadership and agree policy goals until 2024.
  • possible: Barring a deal later this week, EU diplomats see another summit possible on June 30th, in July, or even towards the end of August, to agree on the names.
  • liberal: The liberal French leader has publicly praised the EU's current anti-trust chief, Denmark's Margrethe Vestager, the bloc's Brexit negotiator, centre-right Frenchman Michel Barnier, and Dutch Social Democrat Frans Timmermans as fit candidates.
  • policy: The vote returned a fragmented EU assembly that has yet to build a majority to endorse a new leadership and agree policy goals until 2024.

Cricket-Kiwis not focused on landing knockout blow on South Africa -Boult

  • probably: Probably that's the only main thing I 'm worried about," Boult said.
  • qualify: New Zealand are one of two unbeaten teams at the World Cup along with India, and they are well-placed to finish in the top four and qualify for the semi-finals.
  • perform: It's a chance for us to go out there and perform and show we can bring the game and style that we play back home in New Zealand very well, to test it against quality players in foreign conditions on a big stage.
  • foreign: It's a chance for us to go out there and perform and show we can bring the game and style that we play back home in New Zealand very well, to test it against quality players in foreign conditions on a big stage.
  • perform: Boult has picked up only three wickets in three games, but the 29-year-old said he was not worried about his form as long as the bowling unit performed well to restrict the opposition to low scores.

German interior minister warns of far-right threat after politician's murder

  • investigator: Investigators said he was a known right-wing radical in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • immigrant: Last year, Germany was shaken by violent right-wing protests in the eastern town of Chemnitz after the killing of a Cuban-German citizen for which two immigrants were arrested.
  • oust: Soon after, the then head of the BfV was ousted after he was accused of harboring right-wing sympathies.
  • policy: We must fight it with all we can," Horst Seehofer, a Bavarian who opposed the open-door migrant policy Merkel operated in 2015-16, told a news conference.
  • warn: German interior minister warns of far-right threat after politician's murder.

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Ramaphosa to announce more support for Eskom

  • utility: JOHANNESBURG, June 18 (Reuters)- South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce more measures to support power utility Eskom, his office said on Tuesday, as the government aims to fix the highly-indebted firm whose troubles threaten to derail plans to grow the economy.
  • government: JOHANNESBURG, June 18 (Reuters)- South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce more measures to support power utility Eskom, his office said on Tuesday, as the government aims to fix the highly-indebted firm whose troubles threaten to derail plans to grow the economy.
  • firm: JOHANNESBURG, June 18 (Reuters)- South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce more measures to support power utility Eskom, his office said on Tuesday, as the government aims to fix the highly-indebted firm whose troubles threaten to derail plans to grow the economy.
  • threaten: JOHANNESBURG, June 18 (Reuters)- South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce more measures to support power utility Eskom, his office said on Tuesday, as the government aims to fix the highly-indebted firm whose troubles threaten to derail plans to grow the economy.
  • further: It is expected that the President will announce further measures to support Eskom's efforts at recovery and financial and operational sustainability," the presidency said in a statement, following a meeting between Ramaphosa and Eskom's board.

Autopsy: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

  • victim: Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds.
  • guard: FILE- In this May 5, 2019 file photo, a United States military honor guard salutes a U.S. flag to be presented to the parents of Riley Howell during his memorial service in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
  • release: Howell, the student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to an autopsy released Tuesday, June 18.
  • murder: Trystan Andrew Terrell is charged with murder and other counts in the deaths of Howell and Parlier.
  • investigator: He told investigators he gave up on the attack after Howell brought him down.

US STOCKS-Wall St climbs on trade optimism, dovish Fed bets

  • lull: Trump said he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month, and that trade talks between the two countries would restart after a long lull.
  • purchase: Lifting sentiment was ECB President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases.
  • issue: Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 6.38-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 4.43-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.

Honolulu City Council courted by opposing rental interests

  • vacation: Each side in the vacation rental debate has said its opponents are trying to buy influence on the nine-member city council, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
  • opponent: Each side in the vacation rental debate has said its opponents are trying to buy influence on the nine-member city council, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
  • influence: Each side in the vacation rental debate has said its opponents are trying to buy influence on the nine-member city council, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.
  • significant: Two significant vacation rental bills were scheduled for final readings before the council Monday.
  • vacation: Two significant vacation rental bills were scheduled for final readings before the council Monday.

U.S. trade rep says he hopes Congress can approve USMCA legislation 'very soon'

  • pact: Reuters)- The North American trade pact renegotiated under President Donald Trump is a " watershed development" for labor that will reduce incentives to outsource jobs, the U.S. Trade Representative said in prepared remarks to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • labor: Reuters)- The North American trade pact renegotiated under President Donald Trump is a " watershed development" for labor that will reduce incentives to outsource jobs, the U.S. Trade Representative said in prepared remarks to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • incentive: Reuters)- The North American trade pact renegotiated under President Donald Trump is a " watershed development" for labor that will reduce incentives to outsource jobs, the U.S. Trade Representative said in prepared remarks to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • lawmaker: Reuters)- The North American trade pact renegotiated under President Donald Trump is a " watershed development" for labor that will reduce incentives to outsource jobs, the U.S. Trade Representative said in prepared remarks to lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • lawmaker: USTR Robert Lighthizer at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Finance committee continued his bid for lawmakers to prepare to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada A greement.

Cricket-South Africa confident ahead of New Zealand 'quarter-final'-De Kock

  • mental: It just becomes a mental game at the World Cup, trying to deal with the pressures," he added.
  • tomorrow: We have to win all the games, not just focus on tomorrow," De Kock told reporters in Birmingham..
  • situation: The situation we're in right now, our energy needs to be better than ever.
  • tomorrow: So we're ready to go out there and give it our best shot tomorrow and for the rest of the other games.
  • guess: Tomorrow is a quarter-final, I guess you could say it.

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N.

  • worse: We caution that with the summer months just beginning, with the intense heat that brings, we can expect it to get worse," Millman said.
  • intense: We caution that with the summer months just beginning, with the intense heat that brings, we can expect it to get worse," Millman said.
  • policy: President Donald Trump has made reducing illegal migration one of his signature policy pledges.
  • illegal: President Donald Trump has made reducing illegal migration one of his signature policy pledges.
  • security: The toll, 50 percent more than the 241 recorded as of mid-June 2018, also coincides with tightened security along the U.S. southern border, which often leads migrants to turn to underground criminal smugglers and take riskier routes, it said.

Israeli ex-general to attend Bahrain conference: source

  • government: The White House decided against including the Israeli government in the June 25-26 event in Manama after the Palestinians boycotted it, making do instead with inviting a small Israeli business delegation.
  • invite: The White House decided against including the Israeli government in the June 25-26 event in Manama after the Palestinians boycotted it, making do instead with inviting a small Israeli business delegation.
  • partner: Mordechai will be joined in Manama by his Novard partner, the source said, declining to identify the second man by name as he is also a veteran of Israel's security services.
  • identify: Mordechai will be joined in Manama by his Novard partner, the source said, declining to identify the second man by name as he is also a veteran of Israel's security services.
  • security: Mordechai will be joined in Manama by his Novard partner, the source said, declining to identify the second man by name as he is also a veteran of Israel's security services.

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans - UN

  • perish: GENEVA, June 18 (Reuters)- At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday.
  • further: A further 42 reported deathss were under investigation in Mexico, and of several dozen more refugees and migrants crossing the Darien jungle in Panama, he added.
  • refugee: A further 42 reported deathss were under investigation in Mexico, and of several dozen more refugees and migrants crossing the Darien jungle in Panama, he added.
  • territory: It is also absolutely vital that people are able to access safe territory in ways that do not require them to risk their lives," he said.
  • require: It is also absolutely vital that people are able to access safe territory in ways that do not require them to risk their lives," he said.

Captain in fatal Budapest boat crash was sober at the time - police

  • liner: The Mermaid boat sank in seconds on May 29 after the Viking Sigyn cruise liner hit it from behind under a bridge in the Hungarian capital during heavy rain, the worst disaster on the river in more than half a century.
  • expert: The investigation continues, with 60 detectives and experts working on it.
  • launch: We launched the investigation as soon as we got on board ( the Sigyn) ," Budapest police spokesman Soma Csecsi told a news conference.
  • tired: Police are also looking into whether the captain may have been too tired to head up a ship, he added, without offering conclusions.
  • liner: The liner's owner, Swiss-based Viking Cruises Ltd, has said it is cooperating with Hungarian investigators.

Soccer-Rodrygo ready to wait for his chance to shine at Real Madrid

  • forward: Coach Zinedine Zidane has signed Brazilian defender Eder Militao for 50 million euros, Serbian striker Luka Jovic for 60 million, French right back Ferland Mendy for 48 million and Belgian forward Eden Hazard for 100 million.
  • unprecedented: Real are looking to make amends for a woeful last campaign in which they finished an unprecedented 19 points adrift of La Liga champions Barcelona.
  • storm: Rodrygo joins Madrid a year after fellow Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr moved to the Spanish capital, storming into the first team after spending his first few months with Real's reserve side Castilla in the third tier of Spanish football.
  • patient: Here the pressure is bigger than anywhere else and Vinicius has told me that I have to be patient.

UPDATE 1-Britain's Fox says Conservative leadership shouldn't be rushed despite Johnson'...

  • volunteer: I think that especially in the current climate, if our party members and our party volunteers felt that they were being cut out of the process and denied a voice, I don't see them taking that too well.
  • guarantee: We also need our EU partners to be reasonable and to recognise that it's in the interest of all our citizens... to guarantee the stability and the prosperity of those we represent," Fox said.
  • reject: Parliament is likely to move to stop a no-deal Brexit, while the EU has said it will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement that May reached with Brussels and that lawmakers rejected.
  • govern: ANKARA, June 18 (Reuters)- The contest to choose a leader for Britain's governing Conservative Party should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a clear lead, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.
  • partner: We also need our EU partners to be reasonable and to recognise that it's in the interest of all our citizens... to guarantee the stability and the prosperity of those we represent," Fox said.

Striking miners clash with police at Chile's Chuquicamata mine

  • rubber: SANTIAGO (Reuters)- Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes early on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned giant, Codelco.
  • operate: SANTIAGO (Reuters)- Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes early on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned giant, Codelco.
  • legal: This illegal forceful action, publicly promoted by some leaders of these organizations, is a sign of the lack of respect they have for their own comrades," Codelco said in a statement, adding it would seek legal action against those responsible.
  • site: SANTIAGO (Reuters)- Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes early on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned giant, Codelco.
  • vehicle: Codelco, the world's largest copper miner, said the protesters had prevented the entry of vehicles carrying workers not participating in the strike.

Cricket-Record-breaking six-fest from Morgan blasts England to 397-6 v Afghanistan

  • smash: The left-hander smashed the fourth-fastest World Cup century off just 57 balls and went on to beat the previous six-hitting record shared by India's Rohit Sharma, West Indies ' Chris Gayle and South Africa's AB de Villiers.
  • smash: Jonny Bairstow smashed 90 and Joe Root made 88, but it was Morgan's breathtaking six-hitting display that turned the match into a statistician's delight.
  • luck: Morgan himself had an early stroke of luck when he was dropped on 28 by Dawlat Zadran in the deep.
  • mistake: It proved a costly mistake for Afghanistan who sit at the bottom of the points table after four defeats in a row.
  • bowler: Dawlat (3-68) was the pick of the Afghan bowlers, but it was little consolation after dropping Morgan which allowed England to post the sixth-highest team total in World Cup history, and their own highest ever at the biggest event in the one-day game.

'Catastrophic' elephant poaching at Niassa Reserve in Africa reduced to zero, conservationis...

  • robust: The Niassa Reserve is home to some of Mozambique's most robust populations of wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, sables, kudu, wildebeest and zeebra.
  • illegal: The new strategy cleared-- and kept clear-- illegal mining and finishing in the Niassa Reserve.
  • lawmaker: MORE: Botswana's elephants and Zimbabwe's buffaloes are fair game after lawmakers relax hunting laws).
  • government: The last time an elephant was recorded killed by a poacher in Mozambique's Niassa Reserve was May 17, 2018, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, a New York-based nonprofit that helps the Mozambican government manage the national reserve.
  • protection: Niassa is an important elephant stronghold," Bampton said," and we need to sustain protection so that their numbers can bounce back.

War vet Sen. Duckworth on Trump draft deferments: ‘I'm sorry, but it's baloney’

  • roll: FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2005, file photo, Army Major Tammy Duckworth rolls herself up during physical therapy at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
  • privilege: He dodged the draft five times using his personal privilege to get out of serving.
  • physical: FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2005, file photo, Army Major Tammy Duckworth rolls herself up during physical therapy at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

UPDATE 1-Mexico president floats idea of recall referendum in March 2021

  • legislative: MEXICO CITY, June 18 (Reuters)- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday proposed holding a recall referendum on his presidency on March 21, 2021, if Congress cannot agree to a constitutional change permitting the vote during mid-term legislative elections.
  • resistance: At his regular morning news conference, Lopez Obrador acknowledged that there was resistance to his plan, while arguing it would be cheaper to hold the recall vote on the same day as Mexico elects a new lower house of Congress in 2021.
  • resistance: Lopez Obrador took office in December vowing to give the public a chance to vote him out of office halfway through his six-year term, but that plan has met resistance in the Senate from opposition lawmakers concerned about its implications.
  • federal: Critics say the proposed constitutional amendment would let Lopez Obrador put himself at the center of the campaign ahead of mid-term federal elections, which should be held around June 2021, and could be used to encourage support for permitting presidential re-election.
  • principle: No re-election has been a principle of Mexican politics since Francisco Madero campaigned in 1909 against Porfirio Diaz, who held on to power for three decades.

REFILE-Teenager who called UK's Prince Harry "race traitor" is jailed

  • jail: Szewczuk was jailed for four years and three months while Dunn-Koczorowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • jail: LONDON, June 18 (Reuters)- A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain's Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported.
  • material: Szewczuk and his co-defendant Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, both Polish nationals, pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism and Szewczuk also admitted five counts of possessing material likely to be useful to someone planning a terrorist act.
  • express: Dunn-Koczorowski and Szewczuk clearly see themselves as superior to the majority of society and they feel there duty is to express their beliefs, in turn teaching others," Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, head of counter-terrorism policing in northeast England.
  • propaganda: Michal Szewc zuk, 19, posted far-right online propaganda which included an image of Harry, the Duke of Sussex, with a gun to his head with the caption " See Ya Later Race Traitor ".

UPDATE 1-Berlin's ballooning rents to be frozen for five years

  • legacy: For decades after German unification in 1990, the capital was a magnet for artists, musicians and students drawn by housing far cheaper than in other major European cities- partly the legacy of its decades marooned inside Communist East Germany as a mere satellite of the capitalist West's economy.
  • parliament: The Senate will prepare a bill to be sent to the city's parliament by Oct. 15.
  • portfolio: Shares in some property companies with large portfolios in Berlin fell after the announcement.
  • government: BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters)- Berlin's city government on Tuesday decided to freeze rents for five years, heeding residents ' complaints that their once famously affordable city was pricing them out.
  • magnet: For decades after German unification in 1990, the capital was a magnet for artists, musicians and students drawn by housing far cheaper than in other major European cities- partly the legacy of its decades marooned inside Communist East Germany as a mere satellite of the capitalist West's economy.

U.S. Justice Department keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal safety

  • praise: Trump has repeatedly praised Mana fort, prompting speculation that he could pardon him.
  • federal: Most federal inmates facing charges in New York City are held at the city's scandal-ridden Rikers island jail complex that handles about 9,000 people a day, another city jail known as the Tombs, or Bellevue Hospital, which can accommodate defendants with medical conditions, according to the New York Times.
  • prison: The 70-year-old veteran Republican political operative had been expected to be transferred from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to a detention facility in New York ahead of an expected arraignment to face New York charges.
  • federal: U.S. Justice Department keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal safety.
  • pardon: However, U.S. presidents can only issue pardons for federal crimes, not state ones.

COLUMN-Massive blackouts and the risk of cyberwarfare: Kemp

  • forecast: Consumption can usually be forecast reasonably accurately by statistical models, so the major short-term risks arise from equipment failure.
  • target: Risk managers must prepare for less exotic problems, including vandalism, sabotage and terrorism targeting transformers and power lines.
  • blackout: There is no suggestion that anything malicious caused the blackout; most likely it was an equipment failure.
  • blackout: Geomagnetic storms have already caused blackouts in Quebec ( 1989) as well as South Africa and Sweden ( 2003).
  • storm: Protecting the power grid and GPS from solar storms ( Reuters, April 2013) ( Editing by Dale Hudson).

WRAPUP 1-U.S. housing starts fall in May, but trend improving

  • forecast: Economists polled by Reuters had forecast housing starts edging up to a pace of 1.239 million units in May.
  • quarter: The housing market hit a soft patch last year and has been a drag on economic growth for five straight quarters.
  • labor: The housing sector is being constrained by land and labor shortages, which are making it difficult for builders to fully take advantage of lower borrowing costs.
  • revise: Data for April was revised up to show homebuilding rising to a pace of 1.281 million units, instead of increasing to a rate of 1.235 million units as previously reported.
  • firm: U.S. Treasury yields held near session lows after the data, while the dollar was firmer against a basket of currencies.

Uber threatens to withdraw from Austria

  • undermine: The taxi industry has waged several battles across Europe with the U.S. company, which it accuses of undermining its business model.
  • parliament: The new law, which could pass parliament as early as July and would apply from September next year, provides that Uber would have to apply the same tariffs as taxis.
  • model: The taxi industry has waged several battles across Europe with the U.S. company, which it accuses of undermining its business model.
  • withdraw: VIENNA, June 18 (Reuters)- U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from Austria if a new law that would subject it to the same price regulations as taxis is adopted.
  • threaten: VIENNA, June 18 (Reuters)- U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from Austria if a new law that would subject it to the same price regulations as taxis is adopted.

U.N. rights office calls for independent probe into Mursi death

  • treatment: GENEVA, June 18 (Reuters)- The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the death of Egypt's former President Mohamed Mursi, saying it should encompass all aspects of his treatment during nearly six years in custody.
  • prolong: He also appears to have been held in prolonged solitary confinement," U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said in a statement.
  • grief: Egypt's Islamist ex-president was buried in a small family ceremony early on Tuesday a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in court, his sons said, as supporters posted messages of grief and anger.
  • judicial: The investigation should be carried out by a judicial or other competent authority that is independent of the detaining authority and mandated to conduct prompt, impartial and effective investigations into the circumstances and causes of his death," he said.
  • impartial: The investigation should be carried out by a judicial or other competent authority that is independent of the detaining authority and mandated to conduct prompt, impartial and effective investigations into the circumstances and causes of his death," he said.