News Trump says he will ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance 2018-05-20T13:52:03.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would ask the Justice Department to look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled. Exclusive: GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec 2018-05-20T13:29:38.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - General Electric Co is nearing a deal to merge its transportation business, which manufactures train engines, with Wabtec Corp , a U.S. maker of equipment for the rail industry, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says 2018-05-20T13:24:51.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. Maduro set for victory amid tepid turnout in condemned Venezuela vote 2018-05-20T12:55:50.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in an apparently poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions. Palestinian President Abbas hospitalized: officials 2018-05-20T12:34:55.000000000-04:00 RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said on Sunday, giving conflicting accounts on the leader's condition. EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran 2018-05-20T12:15:55.000000000-04:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions. Tepid turnout as Maduro seeks re-election in condemned Venezuela vote 2018-05-20T12:12:47.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a poorly attended vote that was condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions. Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says 2018-05-20T11:47:29.000000000-04:00 SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times. Syria seeks to crush insurgent pocket, denies evacuation deal 2018-05-20T10:25:18.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops fought on Sunday to crush the last pockets of resistance by Islamic State militants trapped in an enclave south of Damascus, state media said, denying a report that insurgents had begun leaving in a withdrawal agreement. Defying global pressure, Maduro seeks re-election in Venezuela 2018-05-20T10:21:34.000000000-04:00 CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in a vote condemned by foes as the "coronation" of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.