U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities
2018-02-16 19:23:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...
Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday
In a 9...
South Africa faces a long, hard road back to prosperity and self-respect
2018-02-15 08:20:01 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans awoke to a nation without Jacob Zuma as president for the first time in nine years on Thursday, released from the burden of a compromised leader who darkened the dreams and aspirations of the post-apartheid ...
Netanyahu faces corruption and breach of trust charges
2018-02-14 16:36:57 UTC
How is the Israeli prime minister linked to an allegedly corrupt deal with German steel producer ThyssenKrupp?
One is Israel's long-serving prime minister, the other is one of Germany's biggest industrial corporations, and now the two have been...
The Real Concerns About Markets As U.S. Inflation Looms
2018-02-14 18:54:27 UTC
New York — U.S. financial markets have been roiled recently by something neither the economy nor investors have had to contend with for the better part of a decade: concerns they may soon have to reckon with rising inflation.
The S&P 500 .SPX.I...
Melinda, Bill Gates blast Trump's “America first” worldview, turning attention toward poverty in U.S.
2018-02-14 08:10:35 UTC
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a presiden...
South Africa's ANC party to "recall" Jacob Zuma as president
2018-02-13 07:12:26 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided N...
Alarming research finds global warming accelerating sea level rise
2018-02-13 03:25:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.
At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimeters) ...
German workers win right to 28-hour week and 4.3% pay rise
2018-02-12 10:19:03 UTC
Berlin — German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance.
Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of unde...
North Korean leader invited South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang
2018-02-10 20:11:36 UTC
SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said.
Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last yea...
Syria shoots down Israeli jet after it intercepted Iranian drone
2018-02-10 07:26:53 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian anti-aircraft fire shot down an Israeli jet on Saturday, the military said, after Israel intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria and struck an Iranian target there.
Footage from northern Israel showed what ...
Welcome back to Bush era: The worst week for stocks since 2008 financial crisis
2018-02-09 19:13:49 UTC
The stock market is on pace for its worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.
Wall Street’s main indexes fell more than 500 points Friday afternoon, deepening losses in the past week that have put all three main U.S. markets in correction ter...
How Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men
2018-02-09 06:43:05 UTC
A REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT (INN DIN, Myanmar) —
On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Myanmar troops killed 10 Rohingya men in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. Reuters uncovered the massacre and has pieced together how it unfolded. During the repor...
California will block transportation of oil from Trump offshore drilling plan
2018-02-08 07:11:56 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drill...
Merkel reaches coalition breakthrough with Germany's main center-left party, SPD
2018-02-07 18:43:50 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gr...
Afghan war costing U.S. Forty-five billion dollars per year
2018-02-06 21:34:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-five billion dollars. That’s how much the Pentagon says the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers, and with no end in sight they may have to keep footing that bill for years to come.
Lawmakers, skeptical about the pro...
Britain's Hope For New Vote On Brexit
2018-02-06 21:00:28 UTC
LONDON — Brexit opponents have begun pushing for a new referendum in the hopes that British voters will have had a change of heart about leaving the European Union. That may just be so, reports Samira Shackle from London.
At the end of December...
5 Reasons the US Market Is Crashing
2018-02-06 04:38:54 UTC
Dow Jones industrials plummets with largest drop since 2011.
The US Dow Jones stock index plunged 4.6 percent Monday, in its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2011. The selloff has wiped off all its gains since the start of 2018. Asia share...
Dow Jones Worst Day Since 2011
2018-02-06 03:58:21 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 5.6 percent in early tra...
Germany slams US nuclear plans, urges Europe to act
2018-02-04 20:13:53 UTC
BERLIN — Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel joined a chorus of condemnation on Sunday after the US proposed upgrading and expanding its nuclear arsenal.
Gabriel said it was now up to Europe to take the lead in pushing for worldwide nuclear d...
Study: Dying Polar Bear Connected to Global Warming
2018-02-04 05:42:12 UTC
Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier of the nonprofit group Sea Legacy, and published on National Geograph...
Kurds Continue the Resistance Against Turkish Barbarity
2018-02-04 06:16:11 UTC
Kurdish forces in Syria said one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media.
Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the northwest...
Trump declassified FBI memo written only in his own favor
2018-02-02 19:38:37 UTC
House Republicans on Friday released a partisan and bitterly disputed memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House...