News Italy's efforts to form government fail as president defends euro 2018-05-27T16:54:43.000000000-04:00 ROME (Reuters) - Efforts to form a coalition government collapsed on Sunday after the Italian president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry, triggering a possible constitutional crisis and opening the prospect of fresh elections. U.S., North Korean officials meet for talks on summit 2018-05-27T16:33:28.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American and North Korean officials met at the border between North and South Korea on Sunday in preparation for a possible North Korea-U.S. summit, as North Korea's Kim Jong Un was cited as reaffirming his commitment to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Mexico detains wife of drug baron blamed for U.S. heroin scourge 2018-05-27T15:35:05.000000000-04:00 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government said on Sunday it had arrested the wife of top drug lord Nemesio Oseguera on charges of laundering funds for his powerful cartel that is blamed for driving heroin shipments to the United States. Italy's PM-designate gives up on forming government, may mean new election 2018-05-27T15:25:01.000000000-04:00 MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte gave up on efforts to form a government on Sunday after the president apparently rejected his pick for the economy ministry, increasing the likelihood of another election this year. Exclusive: U.S. warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing 2018-05-27T15:14:45.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea. Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital in Maine 2018-05-27T14:35:20.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 93, was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, a family spokesman said on Twitter. U.S. officials in North Korea to prepare for U.S. summit: report 2018-05-27T14:14:33.000000000-04:00 SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday to hold talks on preparations for a possible summit, a U.S. newspaper reported, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. Colombians vote for new president with peace deal at stake 2018-05-27T14:13:59.000000000-04:00 BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians voted on Sunday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred concern the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels and risk former fighters returning to combat as they fear for their future. Storm Alberto churns toward Florida, Alabama and Mississippi 2018-05-27T14:07:15.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously," the National Weather Service said on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coastal states. Trump's 'Spygate' is a 'diversion tactic': Senator Flake 2018-05-27T13:59:09.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who has not ruled out running against Donald Trump for the White House, on Sunday criticized as a "diversion tactic" the president's unsubstantiated allegation last week of an FBI "spy" being planted in his election campaign.