Iran: We made a "mistake" negotiating with US over nuke
2018-08-15 18:16:14 UTC
(Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement.
Ex-WH aide says Trump knew about WikiLeaks emails before they came out
2018-08-14 23:11:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog,” and his campaign took legal action against her as the two former reality TV stars escalated their public feud.
Motorway bridge collapse in Italian city of Genoa
2018-08-14 16:09:17 UTC
ROME (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.
Steady and strong: German economy picking up more steam
2018-08-14 07:07:13 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, preliminary data showed on Tuesday.
Gross domestic product in Europe’s biggest economy expanded by 0....
China takes over project in world’s biggest natural gas reserves in Iran
2018-08-11 18:21:26 UTC
Reuters - China’s state-owned energy major CNPC has taken over the share in Iran’s multi-billion dollar South Pars gas project held by France’s Total, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.
Total signed a contract in 2017 to d...
German Right Wing snubs Bannon: “This is Not America”
2018-08-11 02:50:07 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, to forge a wide populist alliance to undermine the European...
North Korea expects no progress as long as US pushes for sanctions
2018-08-09 16:12:40 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of pushing for international sanctions despite goodwill moves by Pyongyang and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington continues ...
Iran tells North Korea that the US cannot be trusted
2018-08-09 15:34:50 UTC
SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile program...
Impact of escalating trade tensions between US and China
2018-08-08 18:14:42 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. companies are putting in place measures to cushion the impact of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China.
The world’s two largest economies have already imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s...
China slaps additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion US imports
2018-08-08 17:44:20 UTC
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is slapping additional tariffs of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world’s largest economie...
Trump’s ‘unmitigated crap’ on California wildfires
2018-08-07 21:23:33 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the California wildfires. But it wasn’t to express condolences for the victims or to praise the incredible bravery of firefighters — it was to try to score political points.
And he did so by badly t...
Court Testimony: Trump's Former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Committed Crimes
2018-08-07 18:43:01 UTC
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s longtime aide testified at trial on Tuesday that Manafort instructed him not to tell their firm’s bookkeeper about payments from accounts in Cyprus that held millions of do...
EU raises concerns over new US move on Iran
2018-08-06 17:59:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Mon...
Judge: Trump Administration Must Fully Restore DACA Program
2018-08-04 04:31:18 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting n...
Zimbabwe electoral commission declares Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of presidential election
2018-08-02 23:43:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a coup in November, on Friday won a poll marred by the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests.
Apple became the first $1 trillion listed US company
2018-08-02 18:06:54 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhou...
Trump demands Sessions shut down Russia investigation
2018-08-01 17:59:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was any cooperation by his campai...
Trump's political schizophrenia is not likely to land well in Tehran
2018-07-31 21:32:03 UTC
US President Donald Trump is applying his usual game of intimidation and concession in his dealings with Tehran. But unlike with North Korea, this approach will not bear fruit.
Anyone familiar with crime flicks will be familiar with the good co...
British car makers and consumers would suffer from "No-Deal" Brexit
2018-07-31 02:14:06 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - A no-deal Brexit is not an option for Britain’s car industry, given the costs and disruption that carmakers and consumers would suffer, the head of the country’s automobile industry group said on Tuesday.
Mike Hawes, chief ex...
Collusion: Trump approved secret meeting with Russians
2018-07-27 05:03:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said that Trump knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower at which Russians offered to provide damaging information about his Democratic rival...
Lawyer who met Trump Jr is 'an agent of Russian government'
2018-07-27 02:25:52 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by ...
Detection of water on Mars by italian scientists
2018-07-25 22:26:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a pos...
Germans: Europe Doesn't Need America's Military Protection
2018-07-23 18:48:53 UTC
BERLIN — In the wake of repeated attacks from President Donald Trump, Germans appear to be souring on the country’s relationship with the United States. More than half of Germans now believe Europe can defend itself without the help of the U.S. mi...
Hostile rhetoric between Trump and Tehran escalating
2018-07-23 16:27:09 UTC
Hostile rhetoric between Washington and Tehran escalated on Sunday after a tit-for-tat between Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani.
U.S. President Donald Trump told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throug...
Tape: Trump’s team lied about ex-Playboy model
2018-07-21 02:33:44 UTC
A recording of U.S. President Donald Trump talking about a payment to a ex-Playboy model who claimed they’d had an affair suggests Trump’s team later lied about his knowledge of the payment.
Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recor...