News U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department 2018-02-23T17:27:19.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians 2018-02-23T17:14:15.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine. Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong 2018-02-23T17:01:21.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks at the White House on Friday, and Trump later praised Australia's merit-based immigration system while Turnbull said the two countries were taking new steps to deepen ties. Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million 2018-02-23T16:57:40.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group 2018-02-23T16:42:03.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Friday. Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe 2018-02-23T16:39:48.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election. Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote 2018-02-23T15:05:10.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war. Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem 2018-02-23T14:20:09.000000000-05:00 RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. U.S. expects to open Jerusalem embassy in May, officials say 2018-02-23T14:04:08.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected. More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote 2018-02-23T14:01:58.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.