News Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows 2018-02-18T12:25:58.000000000-05:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week. Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire' 2018-02-18T12:10:40.000000000-05:00 MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: media 2018-02-18T12:10:05.000000000-05:00 PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving su... All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash 2018-02-18T12:09:39.000000000-05:00 DUBAI (Reuters) - All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. Exclusive: For now, U.S. wants Europeans just to commit to improve Iran deal 2018-02-18T11:18:14.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON/PARIS/MUNICH (Reuters) - The United States has sketched out a path under which three key European allies would simply commit to try to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for U.S. President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing U.S. sanctions relief in May. Trump accuses FBI of 'spending too much time' on Russia probe 2018-02-18T10:31:28.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented the deadly school shooting in Florida last w... Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show 2018-02-18T08:53:46.000000000-05:00 MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre. Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life 2018-02-18T08:08:30.000000000-05:00 AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim's family. Saudi Arabia welcomes push for U.N. action against Iran on missiles 2018-02-18T08:02:21.000000000-05:00 MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen’s Houthi group. All 66 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash 2018-02-18T06:45:04.000000000-05:00 DUBAI (Reuters) - All 66 passengers and crew were believed to have been killed in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday, an airline spokesman said, after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.