from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis criticises West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq and Libya

May 18, 2016

Pope Francis gestures at the end of the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSETG8

(Pope Francis gestures at the end of the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

from FaithWorld:

Thailand issues arrest warrant for Buddhist abbot in graft investigation

May 18, 2016

Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) arrives for a ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

(Abbot Phra Dhammachayo (C) at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: That fracking party? It’s over.

May 18, 2016

Reuters photo of the day
Aristocrats in waiting

Members of the Law Lords, Britain's senior judiciary, take their seats as they wait for Britain's Queen Elizabeth to read the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords in London, Britain May 18, 2016.      REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool - RTSEU6L

Members of the Law Lords, Britain's senior judiciary, wait for Britain's Queen Elizabeth at the opening of Parliament in London, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Alastair Grant/Pool

from FaithWorld:

Muslim states block gay groups from U.N. AIDS meeting, U.S. protests

May 18, 2016

A pedestrian walks across a rainbow pedestrian crossing painted on Sydney's Oxford street, the city's main gay district April 4, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

A pedestrian walks across a rainbow pedestrian crossing painted on Sydney's Oxford street, the city's main gay district April 4, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

from Reuters News Now:

Wednesday Morning Briefing: The man just will not go away

May 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders  picked up a decisive win in the Oregon Democratic primary. And it looks like he's down by only 0.5 percentage point, or about 1,900 votes, in Kentucky, which from a delegate-collecting standpoint is a tie.

from Breakingviews:

China’s $5 bln robot bid does not compute

May 18, 2016

The author is a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

BOC Aviation’s Hong Kong flotation deserves to fly

May 18, 2016

The author is a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Illinois governor all but summons bond vigilantes

May 17, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Tales from the Trail:

Nobody appreciates nursing homes more than me, Trump says

May 18, 2016

Donald Trump poses for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

from Breakingviews:

Pandora investor hits right note with sale push

May 17, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.