U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech.
Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Xi is expect...
Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build.
By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY
Mexico said o...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
"FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
(Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday.
Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns.
Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
Israeli Settlements are Illegal.
2016-12-28 22:08:29 UTC
Israeli officials are vowing to build thousands of new settlement homes on occupied Palestinian land, in defiance of a United Nations resolution passed Friday condemning such construction as a "flagrant violation under international law." The Secu...
United States has abandoned Israel after U.N. vote: Steinitz
2016-12-24 09:37:23 UTC
(Reuters) - Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Friday the United States had abandoned Israel by abstaining in a United Nations Security Council vote which adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.
"This is not a ...
Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood
2016-12-22 05:23:40 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, a legal document obtained on Wednesday showed, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect ...
Tunisian man suspected over Monday's deadly truck attack
2016-12-22 05:01:27 UTC
BERLIN/DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - German police are looking for an asylum-seeker from Tunisia after finding an identity document under the driver's seat of a truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market and killed 12 people, officials and securit...
Police assume truck intentionally drove into Christmas market in Berlin
2016-12-20 19:03:12 UTC
Latest - German prosecutors release suspected Christmas market attacker
A man arrested on suspicion of killing 12 people by mowing through a Berlin Christmas market in a truck has been released, the Chief Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Tues...
Putin is the cause of the U.S. election hack
2016-12-16 04:01:09 UTC
(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies' hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, three U.S. officia...
U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government
2016-12-11 03:29:07 UTC
U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government. The CIA could have leaked its conclusion before November, but held off.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Presid...
Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor.
Toyota to expand hybrid system development to further cut emissions
2016-12-06 08:25:59 UTC
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday said it would expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines in the face of stricter global emissions standards.
North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
Putin: Trump a clever man
2016-12-04 17:58:35 UTC
MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV.
Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump wil...
In The Wake Of Trump's Win, EU Plans To Create An ARMY
2016-11-30 08:22:12 UTC
The European Commission is pressing member states to increase military spending by paying into a common defense fund, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has reported. Details of the joint investment fund are due to be presented mid-day Wednesday.
Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has died aged 90
2016-11-26 15:31:07 UTC
"History will judge the enormous impact" of Cuba's late leader Fidel Castro on the world - US President Obama.
The revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known and most controversial leaders, Fidel Castro has died aged 90. One thing all...