News Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country 2018-05-26T19:34:29.000000000-04:00 DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister on Saturday hailed the culmination of "a quiet revolution" in what was once one of Europe's most socially conservative countries after a landslide referendum vote to liberalize highly restrictive laws on abortion. Alan Bean, moon-walking U.S. astronaut turned painter, dies in Houston 2018-05-26T18:24:45.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973 before giving up his career to become a full-time painter, died in Houston on Saturday, officials said. Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives summit hopes 2018-05-26T18:02:57.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting on Saturday in an effort to ensure that a high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place successfully. Venezuela frees U.S. missionary Josh Holt after two years 2018-05-26T16:27:47.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country's socialist government unexpectedly released him. String of Hawaii volcano explosions shoot ash to 11,000 feet 2018-05-26T16:16:06.000000000-04:00 HONOLULU (Reuters) - A series of summit explosions on Saturday from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano spewed ash up to 11,000 feet (3,353 m) and dusted the grey powdered rock on communities to the southwest, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. Alan Bean, U.S. astronaut and moonwalker, dies in Houston at 86: NASA 2018-05-26T15:38:07.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - American astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon in 1969 during the Apollo 12 mission and commanded a crew on the Skylab space station in 1973, died in Houston on Saturday, federal officials said. Oil output could return to October 2016 level, says Russia's Novak 2018-05-26T14:22:48.000000000-04:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said on Saturday. Venezuela has freed U.S. missionary Josh Holt, Trump says 2018-05-26T13:59:18.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Venezuelan government on Saturday released an American, Josh Holt, whom it has held since 2016 on weapons charges, U.S. President Donald Trump and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced separately on Twitter. Hawaii street swallowed by 'lava tide' as many more homes burn 2018-05-26T12:42:52.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A tide of molten rock turned a Hawaii street into a volcanic wasteland on Friday as the number of homes destroyed by the erupting Kilauea volcano soared and authorities told residents to flee a surge of lava heading towards them. Return to pre-deal oil output levels possible, says Russia's Novak 2018-05-26T12:25:17.000000000-04:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place prior to the 2016 deal to cut output is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said.