Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
GOP-Trump Healthcare Plan: A Nightmare For 23 Million Americans
2017-05-25 04:03:58 UTC
WASHINGTON — A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watch...
Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank If Trump Accounts Have Russia Ties
2017-05-24 20:04:14 UTC
Democrats on a U.S. of House of Representatives panel have asked Deutsche Bank to provide information on whether any accounts connected to President Donald Trump have ties to Russia, adding another dimension to probes into connections between Mosc...
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
Trump budget plan cuts healthcare and food assistance for poor
2017-05-23 05:39:39 UTC
WASHINGTON — The White House is set to deliver U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump's first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday, a plan that would slash funding for healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while it trims t...
Trump's Comey remark to Russians shows his weakness
2017-05-21 19:29:50 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration off...
Far-right nationalist Trump looks increasingly isolated
2017-05-22 18:26:31 UTC
WASHINGTON — In the Trump White House, it’s getting lonely at the top.
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress are showing signs of going their own way, both on politics and policy, determined to salva...
Start Counting the Last Days of Trump's Presidency
2017-05-17 06:46:20 UTC
By leaking extraordinarily sensitive intelligence to the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador, Trump risks helping enemies who would subvert the government of the United States. There is little or no chance that a hue and cry like “...
NY Fed: Trump's protectionism is a "dead end"
2017-05-11 21:41:20 UTC
William Dudley, head of the New York Fed and one of the most influential Federal Reserve officials said on Thursday in the central bank's strongest defense yet of open borders in the face of a skeptical Trump administration, trade protectionism is...
South Korea's President Moon is prepared to visit N. Korea
2017-05-10 05:04:11 UTC
SEOUL — South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he was prepared to visit North Korea and was ready to negotiate with China and the United States over a controversial anti-missile defense system soon after he was sworn in on Wedne...
Jimmy Carter: I voted for Bernie Sanders
2017-05-09 05:43:45 UTC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday night that he had voted for Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton.
The 39th president of the United States made the revelation during a talk with Sanders at th...
California Victims' Families Sue Google, Facebook, Twitter
2017-05-05 06:50:01 UTC
By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES — Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish on social ...
America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance.
Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsur...
Germany: America's first daughter's position is a form of nepotism
2017-05-03 05:24:01 UTC
Ivanka Trump's visit to Germany "was treated almost like a world event," German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, "while the mix of politics with family and business reminds us instead of nepotism and would be unimaginable here."
Nasa discovers new planetary system similar to our solar system
2017-05-10 05:03:15 UTC
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a joint German-US space science project. Carrying a 2.5-metre telescope inside a modified Boeing 747SP, the airborne observatory performs astronomical observations in the infrared and...
The U.S. Doesn't Have the Money to Build Trump's Wall
2017-05-01 06:03:18 UTC
U.S. Congress would not provide any money for Trump's promised border wall with Mexico,
Several important White House initiatives were rejected by the Republican and Democratic negotiators, including money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border t...
India Is Targeting $100 Billion Investment in Green Energy
2017-04-30 07:01:51 UTC
By Devidutta Tripathy and Sudarshan Varadhan | MUMBAI/NEW DELHI — Some of the world's biggest pension funds, seeking long-term returns on green investments, are scouting for deals in India's solar power sector, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi i...
Trump Continues to Incite Division in America
2017-04-30 06:20:42 UTC
Trump hit the road to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.
Trump told a Pennsylvani...
Trump's Nonsense Economic Plan Doesn't Work With Simple Math
2017-04-29 15:27:27 UTC
WASHINGTON — The U.S. could seek to renegotiate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), but it’s unclear what Trump wants from Mexico and Canada. There are currently no tariffs on goods traded in North America. The U.S. also could withdraw fr...
German Economy Booms Despite U.S. Protectionism Anarchy
2017-04-28 15:54:29 UTC
By Michael Nienaber | HAMBURG, GERMANY — When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest h...
Trump continues to be cynical over Paris Climate Agreement
2017-04-28 07:06:19 UTC
By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON — Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whet...
Public records shows how Trump is using pension funds to enrich himself
2017-04-26 18:37:14 UTC
By Julia Harte | WASHINGTON — Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuter...
Trump's Tax Plan With Big Cuts For Businesses Like His
2017-04-26 18:33:19 UTC
WASHINGTON — Trump proposed slashing the U.S. tax rate on corporate and pass-through business profits to 15 percent from 35 percent or more, while also offering tax cuts to average Americans in a rough outline of his tax policy goals.
WTO: Trump lost his first trade battle against Mexico
2017-04-26 00:12:26 UTC
GENEVA — Mexico can impose annual trade sanctions worth $163.23 million against the United States after winning a dispute over trade in tuna fish, a World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled on Tuesday.
Mexico's economy ministry said it planned...
POPE FRANCIS: REFUGEE CAMPS ARE "CONCENTRATION" CAMPS
2017-04-23 00:10:56 UTC
Pope Francis criticizes world community, saying ‘international accords seem more important than human rights’
“These refugee camps — so many are concentration camps, crowded with people… because international accords seem more important than hu...