UPDATE 4-Assad presses assault in southwest Syria, civilians flee
BEIRUT, June 21 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Slovak police charge ex-minister over claims against CME TV station
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovak police have charged two people with forgery offences against a television station owned by Central European Media Enterprises, police said on Thursday.
NHL-Islanders name Stanley Cup champion Trotz as head coach
June 21 (Reuters) - Barry Trotz, who resigned this week as coach of the Washington Capitals fresh from their Stanley Cup win, will take over behind the bench of the New York Islanders, the National Hockey League team said on Thursday.
FOREX-Dollar retreats from 11-month high; sterling rises after BOE
* Philly Fed business index sinks to 1-1/2-year low
U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosion
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co
over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others.
U.S. to continue referring adult illegal border crossers for prosecution
WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol will continue to refer for prosecution adults who are caught crossing the border illegally, a spokesman for the Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday.
IMF to revise down euro zone growth, sees Brexit, Italy risks
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise down its growth forecasts for the euro zone as the area faces higher risks from trade, Britain's talks to leave the bloc and market jitters over fiscal easing in Italy and other states.
Judge denies request by Paul Manafort to suppress evidence
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from a storage unit.
Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:45 PM ET on Thursday, June 21
June 21 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:45 PM ET on Thursday:
Iran says doesn't think OPEC can reach deal
VIENNA, June 21 (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Thursday he still believes OPEC cannot reach a compromise decision on raising oil output at its meeting the following day.
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