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  • EU and Mexico reached agreement on free trade deal
    Eu_and_mexico_reached_agreement_on_a_free_trade_deal 2018-04-22 17:58:44 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday welcomed an agreement reached between the European Union and Mexico on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States unde...
  • Cuba's Castro era ends after 59 years in power
    Cuba's_castro_era_ends_after_59_years_in_power 2018-04-18 23:29:57 UTC
    HAVANA - Cuba's Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president after parliament proposed Miguel Diaz-Canel as his replacement, a shift that will usher in the island's first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution. Castro, 86, ...
  • Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports
    Inside_trump's_'buy_american'_drive_to_expand_weapons_exports 2018-04-17 17:49:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year. Trump was acting o...
  • China asks EU to stand together against US protectionism
    China_asks_eu_to_stand_together_against_us_protectionism 2018-04-17 17:12:37 UTC
    BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China’s international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four s...
  • Michael Cohen Forced to Reveal His Mystery Client: Sean Hannity
    Michael_cohen_forced_to_reveal_his_mystery_client-_sean_hannity 2018-04-17 06:08:38 UTC
    As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to disclose the name of a client he had hoped to keep secret: Sean Hannity. Michael Cohen, Trump’s fiercely loyal a...
  • UK lawmakers, celebrities demanding 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit
    Untitled_2 2018-04-15 17:35:39 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Un...
  • Facebook tracks people whether they have accounts or not
    Facebook_tracks_people_whether_they_have_accounts_or_not 2018-04-15 17:05:17 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world’s largest social network tracks people ...
  • Syria Intercepted 71 Cruise Missiles Launched by US, UK, France
    Syria_intercepted_71_cruise_missiles_launched_by_us__uk__france 2018-04-14 15:28:33 UTC
    Russian defence officials say 71 of 103 missiles were shot down by Syrian S-125 and S-200 anti-missile systems. State media outlets in Russia, Iran and Syria have been carrying heavy condemnation of US-led air strikes on Syrian government posit...
  • US, UK, France launch strikes on Syria
    Us__uk__france_launch_strikes_on_syria 2018-04-14 07:28:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US, UK and France pounded Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-A...
  • Manafort promised banker 'top US Army position' in return for loans
    Manafort_promised_banker_top_us_army_position_in_return_for_loans_-_trump 2018-04-13 00:59:34 UTC
    (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday questioned whether the head of a Chicago bank was seeking a favor from the incoming Trump administration when he inquired about the confirmation process for a top U.S. Army position before extending $16...
  • EU extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations
    Iran_is_sentencing_children_and_teenagers_to_death 2018-04-12 16:02:46 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union extended sanctions on Iran over human rights violations on Thursday, as the bloc prepared for a clash over whether to impose a new set of penalties in the hope of safeguarding a nuclear deal with the Islamic...
  • Trump warns Russia: Nice and smart missiles are coming
    Us_supreme_court_allows_trump's_travel_ban_to_go_into_full_effect 2018-04-11 18:17:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian Pre...
  • Russia threatens to shoot down US missiles, target launch sites
    Russia_threatens_to_shoot_down_us_missiles__target_launch_sites 2018-04-11 10:42:05 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, raising the possibility of a U.S.-Russian confrontation. Is...
  • FBI raid offices and home of Trump’s personal lawyer Cohen
    Fbi_raided_offices_and_home_of_trump%e2%80%99s_personal_lawyer_michael_cohen 2018-04-10 03:27:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the offices and home of U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources said, in a dramatic new development in a series of probes invo...
  • FACTS: U.S. Invasion of Iraq Was Based on Lies
    Facts-_us_invasion_of_iraq_was_based_on_lies 2018-04-10 05:31:18 UTC
    On April 9, 2003 US soldiers toppled the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. Fifteen years later we know that this war cost hundreds of thousands of lives, plunged the Middle East into chaos — and was based on lies. The statue of Saddam Hussei...
  • Trump playing a game of chicken with US economy
    Trump_playing_a_game_of_chicken_with_us_economy 2018-04-06 20:08:51 UTC
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a “fierce counter strike” of fresh trade measures if the United States follows through on President Donald Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on an additional ...
  • Trump Will Make America Poor Again
    Trump_will_make_america_poor_again 2018-04-05 07:36:14 UTC
    U.S. president Donald Trump's recent protectionist threats to hammer America's most important allies with tariffs have baffled economists. The United States has a massive $566-billion (€461-billion) trade deficit, a red flag to Trump, who is worri...
  • Kurdish-led SDF and Iraqi government could mount joint operations against ISIS
    Kurdish-led_sdf_and_iraqi_government_could_mount_joint_operations_against_isis 2018-04-04 18:48:34 UTC
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top Syrian Kurdish politician suggested on Wednesday that the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi government could mount joint operations against Islamic State in the area on the border of the two countrie...
  • Science is afraid of tackling some of events of religious significance
    Why_science_is_afraid_of_tackling_some_of_events_of_religious_significance 2018-04-01 07:31:20 UTC
    Science and journalism are kindred spirits: Both rely on curiosity, the courage to ask tough questions, and deal fairly and ethically with the answers. Sure, it doesn't always happen that way — there are plenty of dodgy scientists and many mor...
  • Jimmy Carter On Trump: Apparently, America Wants A Jerk For President
    Jimmy_carter_on_trump-_apparently__america_wants_a_jerk_for_president 2018-03-31 23:11:49 UTC
    Former US President Jimmy Carter took a shot at Trump on Friday’s broadcast of “The Late Show.” When host Stephen Colbert asked Carter whether America really “wants a jerk as president,” Carter replied: “Apparently, from this recent election ye...
  • Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
    Israeli_forces_kill_16_palestinians_pressing_for_right_of_return_for_refugees 2018-03-31 23:18:16 UTC
    Thousands in Gaza Strip attend mass demonstration calling for the return of Palestinian refugees. GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded about 70 Palestinians among crowds demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, healt...
  • Trump wants US out of Syria, Pentagon has no idea what he’s talking about
    Trump_wants_us_out_of_syria__pentagon_has_no_idea_what_he%e2%80%99s_talking_about 2018-03-31 05:29:43 UTC
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see...
  • California Judge Rules Coffee Sellers Should Post Cancer Warnings
    California_judge_says_coffee_sellers_should_post_cancer_warnings 2018-03-30 08:53:52 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings. The culprit is a chemical produced in the bea...
  • Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to face corruption trial
    Former_french_president_nicolas_sarkozy_to_face_corruption_trial 2018-03-29 15:57:46 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling. It is one of multiple corruption cases targeting Sarkozy, and marks the second case so far in which he is bein...
  • Trump Nominates His Doctor To Replace Veterans Affairs Secretary
    Trump_nominates_his_doctor_to_replace_veterans_affairs_secretary 2018-03-29 01:26:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday in response to heavy criticism and nominated his personal physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to replace him in the latest turnover am...