EU, the world's biggest trading bloc, seeks to set global trade rules
2017-07-27 06:37:33 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Donald Trump's ditching of a U.S.-led trade alliance with Pacific Rim nations wasn't a gift to the European Union, then it must be the next best thing.
The president's decision on his first day in office effectively pull...
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...
Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on W...
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...
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.
Turkish Clothing Export: The Real Trade Challenge Is Germany
2017-07-25 16:58:54 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on Tuesday.
Despite signs of a sales turnaround to other co...
Toyota long-range electric car needs just minutes for charging
2017-07-25 04:21:56 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday....
McCain will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare
2017-07-25 02:28:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monda...
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...
Hottest Tech startups don't need venture capital money
2017-07-24 07:00:59 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money.
Only a few...
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.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says vote for new congress will take place
2017-07-23 18:37:06 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship.
Iran & Iraq signed agreement to step up military cooperation
2017-07-23 17:54:06 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.
Iranian Defence Mi...
Germany confronts Russia over Siemens turbines in Crimea
2017-07-23 04:38:53 UTC
<blockquote>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has warned Russia that breaches of sanctions including the relocation to Crimea of four gas turbines delivered to Russia by Siemens are straining political relations between the two countries, 'Bild am Son...
EU warns of 'unintended consequences' on Russia sanctions
2017-07-22 20:26:27 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.
In a ...
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...
Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line
2017-07-22 16:23:52 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.
The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 mil...
ExxonMobil Fined $2M for Russia Sanctions Breach Under CEO Tillerson
2017-07-22 08:02:32 UTC
<blockquote>Washington - The U.S. Treasury Department has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as the oil company’s CEO.
The Treasury said ExxonMo...
Russia's ambassador discussed Trump's campaign with Sessions
2017-07-22 07:34:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential ra...
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.
Sean Spicer quits as White House press secretary
2017-07-21 17:15:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a brief, turbulent tenure that gained global notoriety, after President Donald Trump named adviser and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as his top communic...