Iran's Rouhani says "we will continue to build missiles"
2017-10-29 17:18:13 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will continue to produce missiles for its defense and does not see it as a violation of international accords, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday in a speech broadcast on state television.
“We have built, are buildin...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Files Charges in Russia Probe
2017-10-29 06:30:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters.
The indictment was sealed u...
Spain Dissolves Catalan Parliament and Sacks its Government
2017-10-27 21:47:01 UTC
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy ...
Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain
2017-10-27 21:48:53 UTC
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region.
Although the declaration was in eff...
A Half-Century Later, US Released JFK Assassination Files
2017-10-27 19:54:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the unveiling of 2,800 documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy but yielded to pressure from the FBI and CIA to block the release of other recor...
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rules out snap election
2017-10-26 16:56:04 UTC
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday ruled out holding a snap regional election to break the deadlock between the central government and separatists seeking a split from Spain, sharpening the political crisis.
Iraqi Forces Target the Last Patch of ISIS-Held Western Territories
2017-10-26 05:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced early on Thursday an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the Islamic State militant group.
Al-Qaim and Rawa are the la...
Kurds Push for Dialogue, Offer to Put Independence on Hold
2017-10-25 17:26:06 UTC
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue.
But an Iraqi military spokesman suggested an offensive - ...
Catalonia Crisis: Puigdemont Unlikely to Formally Declare Independence
2017-10-25 15:21:08 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is likely to go to Madrid on Thursday to explain his position on independence from Spain and try to stop the national government imposing direct control on the region.
The timing of...
GOP senators slam Trump for 'flagrant disregard of truth and decency'
2017-10-25 16:54:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Flake said on Wednesday he expected more Republican colleagues to speak out against Donald Trump’s behavior as well as his policies, one day after denouncing the Republican president in a speech.
What happens to your body when it's donated to science
2017-10-24 20:19:03 UTC
When Americans leave their bodies to science, they are also donating to commerce: Cadavers and body parts, especially those of the poor, are sold in a thriving and largely unregulated market.
Since it's not regulated by a federal agency, there...
Harry Belafonte: Hitler is not too far from our door
2017-10-23 20:39:44 UTC
Legendary civil rights activist, singer, and actor Harry Belafonte took the stage over the weekend at what he said would be his last public appearance and issued a stark warning about what he thinks may be in store for America.
UN Praise Germany for its Welcoming Policy Toward Refugees
2017-10-23 07:39:33 UTC
BERLIN — While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency's Germany branch has urged the newly elected members of the Bundestag to provide the right to family reunions after March of next year to asylum seekers who only hav...
FACT CHECK: Spain’s 40 Year Democracy and Control of Catalonia
2017-10-25 15:38:04 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - How will Spain's central government take control of Catalonia?
The Spanish government will dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it s...
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont rejected the Madrid's decision
2017-10-22 16:29:53 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region’s secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.
Sunday’s message came a da...
Barcelona: Fury at Spanish plan to sack Catalan government
2017-10-27 14:50:26 UTC
href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18061">BREAKING NEWS:</strong><blockquote><h2>Catalonia declares independence from Spain, direct Madrid rule looms</h2></a><hr>
BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia’s parliament declared ...
Trump Plans to Release Classified Files on Kennedy's Assassination
2017-10-27 00:27:58 UTC
href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18059"> >> Trump Blocks Release of Some JFK Assassination Records</a><hr>
href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18058"> >> A Half-Century Later, US Released JFK Assassination Fil...
EU Reaffirms Full Commitment to the Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-10-19 23:53:02 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Dona...
George W. Bush Bashes Trump's Bigotry, Bullying, and Lies
2017-10-20 07:29:23 UTC
New York (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush decried “bullying and prejudice” while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.
Obama: We Are Rejecting A Politics of Division
2017-10-19 23:44:17 UTC
New Jersey (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the “politics of division” by supporting Democrats in next month’s ...
Khamenei: Trump's stupidity shouldn't distract us from US deceitfulness
2017-10-18 18:35:19 UTC
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but he might ultimately terminate it if Washington pu...
Reality TV star, Ksenia Sobchak, is ready to take on Putin
2017-10-18 17:45:31 UTC
Journalist and former reality TV star Ksenia Sobchak is ready to take on President Vladimir Putin in Russia's upcoming election. But is she the face of the opposition or a Kremlin-approved critic?
Ksenia Sobchak smiles at readers from the cover...
Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.
Grace, 52, an influent...
Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world.
China will relax marke...
GOP and Democrats Appeared to Reach a Deal on Obamacare
2017-10-17 22:38:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced su...