News Venezuela's Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote 2018-05-21T00:53:48.000000000-04:00 CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship. China praises positive steps in U.S. trade row, says didn't give in 2018-05-21T00:21:15.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Monday praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, saying China had stood its ground and the two countries had huge potential for win-win business cooperation. Volcano's gassy, glassy 'laze' a new threat for Hawaii 2018-05-21T00:09:57.000000000-04:00 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. Exclusive: GE nears deal to merge transportation unit with Wabtec - sources 2018-05-20T23:42:33.000000000-04:00 (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. 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.