To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
<blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3>
WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down
2017-01-19 20:53:31 UTC
Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down.
By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge | BANJUL/DAKAR
Senegalese troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, ...
U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
EU preparing for Greek aid without the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2017-01-18 08:36:01 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Talks between Athens and foreign lend...
Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
"No one will win from a trade war," says Xi.
Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
Germany Schools Trump On Trade - “Build Better Cars”
2017-01-16 12:40:29 UTC
Berlin has mounted a staunch defence of its policies after Donald Trump criticised the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her stance during the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US.
Germany’s deputy cha...
Iraqi forces 'retake Mosul University' from ISIS
2017-01-14 21:33:04 UTC
Army says it has seized strategic university complex used as base by ISIS fighters following two days of fierce clashes.
By Isabel Coles and John Davison (Reuters) | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD
Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants...
Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON
U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
"ISIS's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end": Iraqi forces/ U.S. Air Force
2017-01-13 21:57:56 UTC
By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD
Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the m...
Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build.
By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY
Mexico said o...
Germany and EU economy ended the year with its strongest growth
2017-01-16 04:30:35 UTC
By Francesco Guarascio | BRUSSELS
Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in November and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years, data showed on Thursday, pointing to an economic spurt that may be arriving earlie...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
2017-01-11 23:56:40 UTC
MOSUL, IRAQ (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river on Wednesday, military officials said, keeping up the momentum of a renewed offensive in the jiha...
Germany: No 'Europe a la Carte' deal for Britain
2017-01-12 00:52:00 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The top priority in Brexit negotiations for the 27 countries remaining in the European Union must be to hold the bloc together, even if this means they suffer one-off economic hits, Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said in a pol...
U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
(Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday.
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns.
Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
Wikileaks: Russian- Julian Assange Cooperation
2017-01-04 21:12:24 UTC
As the Kremlin gears up for Putin’s last re-election bid in 18 months, anti-graft crusader Alexei Navalny has emerged as the conduit of choice for rival factions to scoop dirt on each other as they jostle to retain their fiefdoms. While Putin has ...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
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President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia
2016-12-30 05:36:40 UTC
For the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology.
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday, according to the pool report.
“I think t...