News Syria state media says U.S. bombs military positions, U.S. denies reports 2018-06-18T08:23:56.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed an army position in the east, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. Arab coalition bombs Houthis at Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw 2018-06-18T08:21:54.000000000-04:00 ADEN (Reuters) - Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population". Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal 2018-06-18T08:00:59.000000000-04:00 FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen's luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal. Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve 2018-06-18T07:45:57.000000000-04:00 AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - After two recent botched U.S. executions of inmates with compromised veins, a convicted murderer and rapist is arguing he is too ill to be put to death by lethal injection in Texas later this month. Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories 2018-06-18T07:45:42.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. How U.S. tax reform rewards companies that shift profit to tax havens 2018-06-18T07:05:52.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The corporate tax cut passed by U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans that was in part designed to help dissuade U.S. companies from moving profits overseas may instead make the practice a lot more rewarding. Van kills one at Dutch music festival, driver turns himself in 2018-06-18T06:58:12.000000000-04:00 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said. Select few emerging Asian economies comfortable with Fed hikes 2018-06-18T06:56:25.000000000-04:00 HONG KONG (Reuters) - Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve's hawkishness could also bring cheer for a small group of Asian economies that wouldn't mind seeing their currencies weaken. Van kills one at Dutch music festival, suspect arrested 2018-06-18T06:37:33.000000000-04:00 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said. Arab aircraft hammer Houthis around airport of major Yemen port Hodeidah 2018-06-18T06:17:21.000000000-04:00 ADEN (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to relinquish the city.