News Italy wants EU border agency in Africa, not at sea 2018-06-19T10:38:16.000000000-04:00 ROME (Reuters) - Italy wants Europe's border agency to stop migrants in transit countries before they board boats rather than working in the Mediterranean, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday. Wall Street slides, Dow erases 2018 gains as trade spat intensifies 2018-06-19T10:28:30.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slumped on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing its gains for the year, as markets were rattled by a sharp escalation of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children 2018-06-19T10:25:27.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. California deals with dementia among aging inmates 2018-06-19T10:16:21.000000000-04:00 STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) - California prison inmate Richard Arriola does not remember the digestion problems that drove him to the doctor on a recent morning, or details of the conviction for child molestation that sent him to prison at age 88. Exclusive - Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-PM Najib over 1MDB: Mahathir 2018-06-19T09:13:55.000000000-04:00 KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday. U.S. housing starts jump to near 11-year high, permits fall 2018-06-19T09:10:43.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding surged to near an 11-year high in May amid an acceleration in both single-family and multi-family home construction, but a second straight monthly drop in permits suggested housing market activity would remain moderate. China slams U.S. 'blackmailing' as Trump issues new trade threat 2018-06-19T08:52:43.000000000-04:00 BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies. Amazon's Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels 2018-06-19T08:50:42.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities with Alexa, through its voice-controlled device Echo, in an attempt to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. Denying it has lost war on drugs, UK rules out legalizing cannabis 2018-06-19T08:33:35.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had no intention of legalizing cannabis after a former leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's party said the government had "irreversibly lost" the battle to drive the drug off the streets. Exclusive: Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-premier Najib over 1MDB - Mahathir 2018-06-19T08:18:44.000000000-04:00 KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.