Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier.
Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hoursDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) ? Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours.
Sluggish factory activity sets global tone for second quarter
BENGALURU/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian factories barely grew in April and those in the euro zone did little better despite heavy discounting, setting a sluggish tone on Monday for the global economy in the second quarter. Japanese manufacturing activity shrank last month at the fastest pace in more than three years as major earthquakes disrupted production, while the former bright spot of India sank to a four-month trough and growth in China was all but flat. With manufacturing dogged by insufficient demand and excess supply, the regional readings are likely to reinforce the view that a recent pick-up in economic momentum will be difficult to sustain and further policy stimulus is needed.
Raging fire destroys historic New York City church
1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba
Sick-out by Detroit teachers closes dozens of schoolsDETROIT (AP) ? Dozens of Detroit Public Schools are closed for the day Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues.
Indiana to test Donald Trump?s staying power with evangelicals
By James Oliphant INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Donald Trump's success in the race for the White House may well ride on the support of Republican evangelicals made wary as the front-runner reveals a more liberal side to his social views. A case in point is Tuesday's nominating contest in Indiana, a conservative Midwestern U.S. state that has voted Republican in nine of the last 10 presidential elections. A New York businessman who has never held public office, Trump has had some success with evangelicals in states such as South Carolina.
LGBT inclusion in films static, diversity drops, study saysLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD's annual study.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright says he created Bitcoin
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Monday identified himself as the creator of Bitcoin, following years of speculation about who invented the pioneering digital currency. Wright was identified by three media outlets -- the BBC, The Economist and GQ magazine -- and posted a blog on the subject on his website. "I don't want money, I don't want fame, I don't want adoration, I just want to be left alone," Wright told the broadcaster.
Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsulaTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? Iran's official news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani is pushing for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons.