Longtime soldier felt crushed by Trump's transgender ban
2017-07-27 03:58:36 UTC
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - After 13 years of military service that included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Indiana National Guard reservist Cameron St. Andrew felt crushed on Wednesday by President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender sol...
Trump bans transgender people from military service
2017-07-26 17:42:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reversing Obama's landmark decision, President Trump said he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. Trump cited "tremendous medical costs and disruption," which critics condemned as "raw preju...
Senate advances on healthcare and votes to open debate
2017-07-26 07:17:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back President Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.
Republicans block Democrats' bid that could show Trump financial ties to Kremlin
2017-07-25 18:26:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday shot down a legislative effort by Democrats to obtain Treasury Department documents that could show any ties between the finances of President Donald Trump, his inner circle and the Russian ...
Jeff Sessions has no intention of resigning
2017-07-25 17:18:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Sessions' allies say President Trump is carrying out a deliberate public campaign to pressure him to quit, rather than fire him outright, but the country's top lawyer has no intention of resigning.
Trump is the President of the Midwest but not of the Coasts
2017-07-25 05:16:38 UTC
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump, who has averaged 38.8% job approval since his inauguration, received approval ratings of 50% or higher in 17 states in the first half of 2017. Residents in an equal number of states gave him approval rat...
"Mandela's Last Years" - Was Madiba on life support for political ends?
2017-07-25 04:41:05 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Publisher Penguin on Monday pulled a book about Nelson Mandela off the shelves after the widow and family of South Africa's former president complained that the doctor who wrote the book had not been given permission to do...
Polish President says he would veto Supreme Court bills
2017-07-25 04:40:59 UTC
WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday said he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts....
Trump's son-in-law says he "did not collude" with Russia
2017-07-24 16:07:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia, as he prepared to appear before a Senate panel probing alleged Russian meddling in last ye...
British households' financial situation already deteriorating
2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing."
Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future.
US President Trump: I have "the complete power to pardon"
2017-07-22 17:19:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump had inquired about his authority to issue pardons to aides, family members and perhaps himself as Mueller’s Russia probe widens.
Trump cited his power to pardon in the s...
Ex-CIA Chief: Trump's comments are disgraceful and he should be ashamed of himself
2017-07-22 06:56:07 UTC
ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.
Trump Jr.'s Natalia Veselnitskaya has ties to Russian spy agency
2017-07-21 16:20:59 UTC
MOSCOW - The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. counted Russia's FSB security service (Successor of the KGB) among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show.
The documents show that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitska...
Solid European economic outlook kept euro strong against dollar
2017-07-21 04:12:59 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Concerns about Trump's inability to push the US economy and strong global growth are weakening the dollar.
The euro held near two-year highs against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank said taperin...
O.J. Simpson wins parole, soon out of prison
2017-07-20 20:44:07 UTC
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison in October after nine years behind bars, but he is far from free of his financial woes.
The 70-year-old football star, who won his release from a Nevada parole board on Thurs...
German patience is over with Turkey's Erdogan
2017-07-20 16:04:36 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - In comments that threatened broader economic consequences, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he could not advise companies to invest in a country [Turkey] without legal certainty where even completely innocent companie...
To control Mueller, Trump wants to get rid of Sessions
2017-07-20 15:02:18 UTC
WASHINGTON - In an interview with New York Times, President Trump took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a...
Senator John McCain of Arizona found to have brain cancer
2017-07-20 01:43:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on...
Obamacare repeal would leave 32 million more uninsured
2017-07-19 22:58:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow S...
Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort will testify in Congress
2017-07-19 22:22:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump Jr. and President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort are scheduled to testify publicly on Capitol Hill next week as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
U.S. Senator ...
Republicans in chaos over healthcare legislation
2017-07-18 18:40:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday.
"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and imme...
Trump Jr. received damaging printed information from Russia about Clinton
2017-07-16 22:10:45 UTC
<h3>Russian lawyer, Natalya Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr., brought a plastic folder with printed-out documents about Hillary Clinton to their meeting. She presented them to Trump associates and suggested that making the information...
Trump uses 'small dollar' donors for his son's legal expenses
2017-07-15 23:45:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's campaign paid $50,000 to the law office now representing Donald Trump Jr. a little more than a week before news surfaced of an unreported meeting with a Russian attorney that has prompted new accusations of co...
Meet Donald Trump's 'dirty trickster' Roger Stone
2017-07-15 21:30:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (By Astead W. Herndon BOSTON GLOBE) — For decades, mainstream Republicans mocked Roger Stone Jr. for his seersucker suits and outlandish affection for Richard Nixon, whose face he has tattooed on his back. They shrugged when he made out...
Angela Merkel: Brexit changed my view on Europe
2017-07-15 18:57:48 UTC
ZINGST, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union and France's election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighti...