POPE FRANCIS: REFUGEE CAMPS ARE "CONCENTRATION" CAMPS
2017-04-23 00:10:56 UTC
Pope Francis criticizes world community, saying ‘international accords seem more important than human rights’
“These refugee camps — so many are concentration camps, crowded with people… because international accords seem more important than hu...
Merkel Schools Trump: You Can't Do A Trade Deal With Germany
2017-04-22 19:08:55 UTC
"Ten times Trump asked her ( German Chancellor Angela Merkel ) if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany," the newspaper quoted a senior German politician as saying.
"Every time she replied, 'You can't do a trade deal with Germany, only t...
Trump's Travel Ban Faces Its Second Challenge At US Appeals Court
2017-04-22 05:59:34 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democrat...
GOP Struggling To Pass A Spending Package To Keep The Government Open
2017-04-21 15:07:39 UTC
WASHINGTOn — Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding.
French Presidential Election: Le Pen Loses Ground To Macron
2017-04-21 03:47:32 UTC
PARIS — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election.
World Bank Express Concerns Over Trump's Economic Policy
2017-04-20 10:33:25 UTC
WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders are gathering on Trump's home turf to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration.
The International Monetary Fund and World B...
Putin-linked think tank wrote plan to sway 2016 election in Trump's favor - documents
2017-04-20 10:26:25 UTC
WASHINGTON — A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S...
Runoff in Georgia: "This is already a victory for the ages"
2017-04-19 07:21:54 UTC
A novice Democratic candidate weathered attacks from President Donald Trump and finished well ahead of his Republican rivals in a much-watched Georgia congressional race on Tuesday, but appeared to fall short of the majority he needed to win outri...
Trump's "America First" Order: Tighten H-1B Visa Program
2017-04-19 04:05:46 UTC
Kenosha, Wisconsin - U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S., as he tries to carry out his campaign pledge to put "America First."
Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
2017-04-18 03:18:51 UTC
What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history.
The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist na...
Erdogan Seeks A 'One-Man Regime', Despite 'Deeply Divided' Turkey
2017-04-17 17:41:34 UTC
ANKARA/ISTANBUL — In Ankara convoys of cars honking horns clogged a main avenue as they headed toward the AK Party's headquarters, their passengers waving flags from the windows, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum to g...
Trump's Options Limited In Dealing With North Korea, Despite His Rhetoric
2017-04-17 02:57:58 UTC
North Korea denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back.
Trump's McMaster: Time For Tough Talks With Russia over its support for Assad
2017-04-16 19:14:03 UTC
White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster said on Sunday it was time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Syria's government and its "subversive" actions in Europe.
Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" program, McMaster said...
Turkey Referendum: Three Largest Cities And Kurdish Southeast Set To Vote "No"
2017-04-16 19:02:38 UTC
ANKARA/ISTANBUL — Turkey's Erdogan has called prime minister, leader of nationalist opposition to congratulate them on referendum outcome.
Votes for constitutional change to hand President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers held a narrow lead with ...
North Korea Says We Are 'Ready For Nuclear Attack' — N. Korean missile launch fails
2017-04-16 05:07:12 UTC
PYONGYANG/SEOUL — Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States.
"If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power wi...
China Warns US & N-Korea Not To Let The Situation Get To An Irreversible Stage
2017-04-15 07:15:54 UTC
China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
US: "Mother of All Bombs" Sends Message to North Korea & Iran
2017-04-14 20:36:45 UTC
WASHINGTON — The United State commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to use -"Mother of All Bombs"- one of the biggest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical.
U.S. Experts said that while the use of the bo...
A Federal Judge Sets Hearing On Trump's Sanctuary City Defunding Order
2017-04-14 16:48:57 UTC
By Robin Respaut |
SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge is set to hear arguments on Friday in a case brought by two large counties requesting the suspension of President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to withhold federal fun...
Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts in France, to stop the spread of fake news
2017-04-14 05:39:08 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc said on Thursday it suspended 30,000 accounts in France as the social network giant steps up efforts to stop the spread of fake news, misinformation and spam.
The move, which comes 10 days before the first round of ...
Trump Turning Away From Everything Relating To His Promises
2017-04-13 02:46:21 UTC
The Establishment's President : Donald Trump Turning Away From Everything Relating To His Promises.
Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign.
Days after his administration had seemed to ac...
Trump says NATO not obsolete, reversing campaign stance
2017-04-12 21:49:12 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that NATO is not obsolete, as he had declared on the campaign trail last year, but said NATO members still need to pay their fair share for the European security umbrella.
At a news conference with ...
Mexico's Economy Thriving Despite Trump's Hostility
2017-04-12 19:38:14 UTC
MEXICO CITY — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last year raised the specter of economic recession in Mexico, sent the country's peso into a tailspin, and threatened local industry such as car making.
But four months on, Mexican au...
Syria Crisis: Tillerson Struggling To Establish US Leadership
2017-04-11 18:25:44 UTC
By Steve Scherer and Andrew Osborn | LUCCA, ITALY/MOSCOW
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America's traditional role as lead...
Global Stocks Slide, Treasuries and Yen Up
2017-04-11 05:04:09 UTC
Asian stocks fell in choppy trade on Tuesday as the political tinderbox in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula added to uncertainty over the looming French vote, pushing edgy investors into safer assets such as the yen and Treasuries.
Brexit: Eyes on trading operations of UK investment banks
2017-04-11 05:28:27 UTC
By Huw Jones, Rachel Armstrong and Jesús Aguado |
LONDON/MADRID - A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London-based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory st...