Global Temperature hits new high in 2016 for the third straight year
2017-01-19 17:45:40 UTC
OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Trump about dangers of protectionism
2017-01-16 12:45:12 UTC
Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in 2016 and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, and warned that US Presi...
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president.
Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
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...
Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
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...
The full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech
2017-01-11 08:11:31 UTC
It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conv...
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...
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.
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
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.
Polls: Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
2017-01-03 02:07:33 UTC
Gallop Polls: Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump polls far lower in Americans’ confidence levels. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ent...
President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia
2016-12-30 05:36:40 UTC
For the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology.
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday, according to the pool report.
“I think t...
Obama: If I had been able to run against Trump, I'd beat him
2016-12-27 12:29:36 UTC
ONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he would have won most Americans' support if he had been able to run against Donald Trump for a third term.
"No way!" Trump countered in a tweet, citi...
George Michael dead at 53
2016-12-26 06:36:43 UTC
London (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
In the mid-1980s, Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos eve...
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 ...
Trump and Putin boost nuclear capability
2016-12-23 08:42:01 UTC
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the same day called to expand its nuclear arsenal.
In his Twitter post, Trump said, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until su...
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 ...
Trump's secretary of state pick created a company with Russia in the Bahamas
2016-12-20 08:47:04 UTC
The Panama Papers - Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption. A global network of journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies mentioned in the leaked documents known as the Pa...
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...
Progressive California prepares to fight Trump's populist agenda
2016-12-06 10:30:00 UTC
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA ( Sharon Bernstein/ Reuters) -- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald J. Trump's conservative populist agenda.
On Monday, leaders of both houses of ...