Elizabeth Warren launches investigation into Equifax breach
2017-09-16 02:48:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for fre...
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump on "Sanctuary Cities"
2017-09-16 02:10:15 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday barred the U.S. Justice Department from denying public-safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities in retaliation for limiting cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrati...
UK's Theresa May Underlines Importance of Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-09-14 17:29:12 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of a 2015 international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday during a brief meeting at her London office.
Democrats and Trump 'close' to deal on DACA
2017-09-14 17:04:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, a development that alarmed some of his cons...
Bluetooth bugs bedevil billions of android devices
2017-09-13 17:45:53 UTC
More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company.
If you're not keeping count, that's most of the estimated 8.2 billion devices that use Bluetooth, w...
Russian Phantom Voters Cast Ballot for the 'Tsar'
2017-09-13 14:01:30 UTC
VLADIKAVKAZ/IVNYA, Russia (Reuters) - At polling station no. 333 in the Russian city of Vladikavkaz, Reuters reporters only counted 256 voters casting their ballots in a regional election on Sunday.
People were voting across Russia in what is s...
Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced.
“I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced oth...
Iran Seeks Deal for Long-Term Syria Garrison: Israel
2017-09-11 16:00:41 UTC
HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli intelligence minister said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad was ready to permit Iran to set up military bases in Syria that would pose a long-term threat to neighboring Israel.
While formally neu...
Merkel's Solution to North Korea Crisis: Iran-Style Nuclear Agreement Talks
2017-09-10 05:24:25 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model.
Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say.
Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.
“This is a storm of ...
North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her c...
Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...
North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Han Tae Song...
Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...
Is Mueller's Russia Investigation Closing In?
2017-09-02 18:30:26 UTC
Three recently reported events each point to a tightening of the investigative net around Trump campaign's possible involvement with Russia and further financial ties to oligarch money.
The first event is the investigation's cooperat...
Key Issues in NAFTA Renegotiation
2017-09-02 16:36:05 UTC
(Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are meeting for a second round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, amid threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out of the deal.
NAFTA, first ...
Artificial Intelligence Reflects Racial Bias
2017-09-01 17:24:49 UTC
It turns out that artificial intelligence may be just as bigoted as human beings. Last fall, it was discovered that a complex program used in image recognition software was producing sexist results—associating cleaning or the kitchen with women, f...
Trump's Attacks on Press Part of Global Trend, Says UN Human Rights Expert
2017-09-01 19:55:34 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are part of a global trend of hostility to freedom of speech and damage the U.S. public interest, a U.N. human rights expert said on Friday.
David Kaye, the U.N. special rapp...
Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
<blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey?
There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
Harvey's Aftermath: 400,000 Mortgages Are Up In The Air
2017-08-29 01:40:39 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. mortgage agencies face possible losses on some of the 400,000 mortgages they guarantee on homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, but they will not know the extent of the damage until the wind and rain stop in Texas and Louisiana.
Meet the State Dept. Science Envoy Who Spelled Out "Impeach" in His Resignation Letter to Trump
2017-08-28 01:25:48 UTC
The science envoy for the U.S. State Department Dan Kammen has resigned in protest of President Trump’s refusal to quickly condemn the deadly white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month.
In his resignation lette...
Euro Strengthened By EU Economic Growth
2017-08-28 00:29:56 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro surged to its highest level since January 2015 against the dollar early on Monday.
The euro advanced 0.3 percent to $1.1953 on Monday, extending Friday’s 1 percent jump.
“The EUR bulls will feed off anything th...
Joe Biden: Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists'
2017-08-27 21:33:24 UTC
The former vice president Joe Biden calls on Americans to do what President Donald Trump has not.
He said Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists' and said that citizens need to speak out and fight back against hate groups.
He also blasted...