'This is a disappointing day for us': House Speaker Ryan
2017-03-24 20:24:58 UTC
Republican leadership aide says healthcare bill has been pulled
By Dustin Volz and David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration o...
EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, t...
House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan
2017-03-23 20:01:29 UTC
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan |
WASHINGTON — House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new f...
Germany is strongly in favor of free trade and open markets
2017-03-19 21:24:59 UTC
Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Sunday that Germany was strongly in favor of free trade and open markets, at a time when the United States is becoming increasingly protectionist.
"We do want open markets, fair trade, we certainly don't w...
G20 Drop 'Climate' and 'Free Trade' Pledge, Acquiescing To An Increasingly Protectionist United States
2017-03-18 21:45:12 UTC
By Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller |
BADEN BADEN, GERMANY — Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day mee...
Trump's newest Executive Order: Global warming and climate change will not play a role in U.S. policy anymore
2017-03-14 23:15:10 UTC
By David Shepardson |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration offici...
Millions more Americans uninsured under Republican plan
2017-03-13 21:18:37 UTC
By David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — An eagerly awaited nonpartisan CBO report by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office found that millions more Americans would lose insurance under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. It dealt a potential setba...
US shouldn't assume OPEC would extend cuts to offset shale
2017-03-09 21:50:59 UTC
By Ron Bousso |
HOUSTON — Senior Saudi energy officials told top independent U.S. oil firms in a closed-door meeting this week that they should not assume OPEC would extend output curbs to offset rising production from U.S. shale fields, two i...
The Republican Plan To Destroy The Affordable Care Act
2017-03-07 08:06:15 UTC
By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb |
WASHINGTON — In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement, Republicans including President Donald Trump ...
Germany is preparing to support middle east economy
2017-03-03 09:40:12 UTC
Germany has offered Egypt $500 million to support its economic program and medium-sized and small businesses, the Egyptian ministry of investment and international cooperation said on Friday.
"It was agreed with the German side (that they would...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum
2017-03-01 08:33:46 UTC
By Kate Holton |
LONDON — The "sheer intransigence" of the British government over Brexit could lead to a second Scottish independence referendum, the head of the devolved Scottish government said on Tuesday.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon,...
Some of Republicans resist the GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
2017-03-01 07:47:21 UTC
By David Morgan |
WASHINGTON - A Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare met resistance from House conservatives who said draft legislation would not reduce the cost of healthcare.
Republicans, who control the White House and Cong...
Confession: Trump didn't know how 'complicated the healthcare' is!
2017-02-28 02:21:44 UTC
Trump on Monday theorized that polls show the Obamacare’s approval rating climbing not because people like it, but because they know Republicans will soon repeal it.
“People hate it, but now they see that the end is coming, and they're saying, ...
Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
By Frank Jack Daniel |
MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that migh...
Anti-Trump rallies staged across U.S. cities
2017-02-17 19:22:11 UTC
By Ian Simpson |
WASHINGTON - A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration will unfold on Friday in cities across the country, with activists urging Americans to skip work and school in a ...
House GOP will not seek Trump tax returns
2017-02-14 00:40:22 UTC
WASHINGTON - A congressional tax oversight committee will not seek President Donald Trump's tax returns, despite calls from Democrats for a review to determine possible business ties to foreign countries including Russia, the panel's Republican ch...
Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change
2017-02-09 09:55:52 UTC
Germany Sets High Bar for G20 Summit: Free Trade, Resisting Currency Wars and Fighting Climate Change.
By Noah Barkin and Jan Strupczewski
BERLIN/BRUSSELS - Germany will press the Group of 20 to reaffirm its commitment to promoting free trad...
Australian PM: There is potential for China to join the TPP
2017-01-24 05:53:33 UTC
By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White | WELLINGTON/TOKYO
Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. Preside...
Canada's PM Justin Trudeau speaks with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto ahead of Trump talks
2017-01-23 04:40:18 UTC
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed in a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday to join forces to encourage economic integration in North America, according to a statement from Peña Nieto's office.
The call cam...
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...
Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
"No one will win from a trade war," says Xi.
Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
The danger of Trump's economic policies
2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
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...
Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON
U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...