News Gassy, glassy 'laze' from volcano poses new threat for Hawaii 2018-05-20T23:12:37.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents coping with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new hazard on Sunday as authorities warned that lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles. China praises positive steps in U.S. trade spat, says didn't give in 2018-05-20T23:08:06.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tensions with Washington, saying Beijing had stood its ground and that the two countries had huge potential for win-win business cooperation. Venezuela's Maduro wins presidential vote: election board 2018-05-20T22:59:26.000000000-04:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro comfortably won re-election in a controversial vote on Sunday, the election board said, though his main rivals both declared the poll illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularities. Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says 2018-05-20T22:50:36.000000000-04:00 SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told a newspaper. Despite crisis and outcry, Maduro favored to win Venezuela vote 2018-05-20T22:07:15.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what looked to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions. U.S. underscores importance of concluding new NAFTA deal 2018-05-20T22:04:07.000000000-04:00 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan underscored the importance of concluding a new NAFTA trade deal in talks on Sunday with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray on the sidelines of the G-20 foreign ministers meeting in Buenos Aires. Cuba begins to bury its dead from airline disaster 2018-05-20T20:24:22.000000000-04:00 HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans in eastern Holguin province held a funeral on Sunday for an art instructor and her small child, the first of 67 Holguin residents to be brought home for burial out of 110 people who died Friday in Cuba's worst plane crash since 1989. Hawaii faces new threat from volcano - gassy, glassy laze 2018-05-20T19:50:11.000000000-04:00 PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Hawaii residents dealing with Kilauea's volcanic eruption faced a potentially deadly new challenge on Sunday as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threatened to send up laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas. Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial 2018-05-20T19:36:20.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Seven years ago, two middlemen launched civil lawsuits to seek payment for helping arrange a $1.3 billion oil deal in Nigeria. Maduro favored to win condemned Venezuela vote amid tepid turnout 2018-05-20T19:34:26.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, looked set to win re-election on Sunday in what appeared to be a poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring new foreign sanctions.