News U.S. lawmakers say they will try to block possible ZTE deal with China 2018-05-22T12:04:56.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they would try to stop President Donald Trump from easing penalties on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp, saying the United States should not bow to pressure from Beijing to help the troubled firm as part of a possible trade deal. Trump to meet South Korea's Moon with North Korea summit hanging in the balance 2018-05-22T11:48:09.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday amid concerns that Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization next month might fall apart. Texas mulls school safety days after mass shooting 2018-05-22T11:46:41.000000000-04:00 SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott is set to begin a three-day series of discussions with educators and law enforcement officials on improving school safety on Tuesday, days after a teenager killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school. Exclusive: Saddam's superyacht winds up as sailors' hotel 2018-05-22T11:44:55.000000000-04:00 BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - The king size bed in Saddam Hussein's superyacht is made, the silk curtains around it have been drawn back and, in the gold-rimmed bathroom next door, a barber's chair awaits its occupant. U.S. officials warn Congress on election hacking threats 2018-05-22T11:35:33.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Trump administration officials warned Congress on Tuesday of ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in the 2018 midterm congressional elections as the federal government prepares to hand out $380 million in election security funding to states. Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's rights activists 2018-05-22T11:29:27.000000000-04:00 RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested at least three more women's rights activists in a widening crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, international rights watchdogs said on Tuesday. Japan, Russia, Turkey bring potential U.S. tariff retaliation to $3.5 billion 2018-05-22T11:19:12.000000000-04:00 GENEVA (Reuters) - Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually. Venezuelans buy bus tickets out after Maduro wins re-election 2018-05-22T11:15:24.000000000-04:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Betsabeth Casique saved for eight months for bus tickets out of Venezuela for herself and her three children. At 1.4 million bolivars each, they are worth what she earns in a month working as a nurse. China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs 2018-05-22T10:57:08.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts on car imports, further easing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. U.S. sanctions five Iranians it says assisted Yemen's Houthis 2018-05-22T10:43:55.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on five Iranians it said had provided Yemen's Houthis with expertise and weaponry that were then used to launch missiles at cities and oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.