Republicans face a punishing midterm environment
2018-04-25 06:20:18 UTC
Republican Debbie Lesko won the House special election in Arizona Tuesday night, holding off a closer-than-expected Democratic challenge in a district that President Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016.
Lesko had 53 percent of the vote when T...
EU and Mexico reached agreement on 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...
Merkel and Macron seeking a joint proposal on EU reforms
2018-04-18 23:46:24 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, a sensitive issue that is testing the new government in Berlin just a month after it took office.
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
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...
Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days
2018-04-17 06:21:52 UTC
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision looming before Brazil’s Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country’s battle against corruption, prosecuto...
UK lawmakers, celebrities demanding 'people's vote' referendum on Brexit
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
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 ...
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...
Trump Flip Flops on TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership
2018-04-12 23:35:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has asked his trade advisers to look at rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact he withdrew the United States from last year, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters sa...
Trump warns Russia: Nice and smart missiles are coming
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
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.
FBI raid offices and home of Trump’s personal lawyer 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...
Many Britons applying for citizenship in another EU states
2018-04-09 11:08:16 UTC
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The number of Britons becoming citizens of another EU country more than doubled in 2016, data showed, and more than quadrupled in Germany in a development Berlin put down to Brexit.
In the year Britons voted to quit the E...
Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed
2018-04-05 07:22:17 UTC
BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career.
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...
Mexico's Lopez Obrador to investors: You can trust me
2018-04-04 20:29:25 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday sent an open letter to investors, seeking to allay concerns he could damage the economy, and promising to run an austere, zero-deficit government.
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...
China increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 US goods
2018-04-02 06:29:23 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has increased tariffs by up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. products including frozen pork, wine and certain fruits and nuts, escalating a spat between the world’s biggest economies in response to U.S. duties on imports of alum...
Gathering for 'right of return for Palestinian refugees' — Israeli forces kill 15 Palestinians
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...
Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
2018-03-31 06:21:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
A judge issued an order Friday...
Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost.
Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset pri...
California Judge Rules 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...
Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia.
Defense ministers from both co...
Ex Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany
2018-03-25 16:24:05 UTC
BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained on Sunday in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal referendum on se...