Hariri Slams Hezbollah Interference in Middle East Affairs
2017-11-25 20:38:20 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Saturday that he would not accept Iran-backed Hezbollah’s positions that “affect our Arab brothers or target the security and stability of their countries”, a statement from his pre...
A homeless man receives more than $325,000 in charitable pledges for his generosity
2017-11-24 22:29:56 UTC
(Reuters) - A homeless man who spent his last $20 on a New Jersey woman whose car ran out of gas has received more than $325,000 in charitable pledges after she started a fund-raising drive to reward him for his generosity.
Kate McClure, 27, la...
EU handed May a 10-day deadline to improve UK's Brexit offer
2017-11-24 18:34:21 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day deadline to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit.
Without a deal next ...
Is Flynn cooperating with Mueller or he's just bluffing
2017-11-24 06:49:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooper...
Ratko Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison for Genocide
2017-11-23 06:39:20 UTC
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a “Greater Serbia”, and j...
Russia, Iran and Turkey form a complicated alliance to reach peace in Syria
2017-11-23 04:28:12 UTC
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A three-way summit on Wednesday between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey could produce decisive steps toward ending the bloodshed in Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said at the start of their talks.
Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach
2017-11-22 06:25:44 UTC
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret a massive breach last year that exposed the personal information of about 57 million accounts of the ride-service provider, the company said on Tuesday.
Discovery of the U.S...
TV networks fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent US interviewers
2017-11-21 19:46:28 UTC
(Reuters) - CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.
PBS and Bloo...
Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President
2017-11-21 18:07:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
Iran Declares End of "Islamic State," ISIS
2017-11-21 18:24:28 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of "Islamic State," ISIS, on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV.
A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Qassem Soleimani, also declared...
US federal judge blocks Trump's 'unconstitutional' order on sanctuary cities
2017-11-21 18:17:57 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration’s crackdown on immigration.
Germany Faces a Period of Political Wrangling and Uncertainty
2017-11-20 20:28:44 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s failure to forge a three-way coalition government has plunged Europe’s largest economy into uncharted waters, raising pressure on the three-term conservative chancellor to maintain stability.
Russian Elites Invested $100 Million in Trump's Business
2017-11-20 05:54:57 UTC
MIAMI/MOSCOW – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic.
“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,...
Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image
2017-11-17 03:56:39 UTC
Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday.
The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political c...
Germany for the removal of all US nuclear warheads stationed on its soil
2017-11-16 06:24:19 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Greens want the next coalition government to push for the removal of all nuclear warheads stationed in Germany, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.
The United States is believed to have 20 nuclear warheads at a mi...
The GOP Tax Cut Plan Has Almost No Impact on Investment
2017-11-16 05:47:30 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur and potential presidential candidate Mark Cuban said on Wednesday that a cut in the U.S. corporate tax rate would have little to no effect on his investment decisions.
Bills before both the U.S. Sen...
Canada reaches out to US Congress to bypass Trump on NAFTA
2017-11-15 20:02:04 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will redouble its lobbying efforts in Congress to block any Trump administration move to pull the United States out of NAFTA, sources familiar with government strategy said, as talks to modernize the treaty run into troub...
Strong German Growth Data Lifts Euro
2017-11-14 22:08:49 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro was set for its strongest session in more than four months on Tuesday, boosted by strong economic growth in Germany, but world stocks fell for the fourth straight day as oil prices fell and investors worried about U.S...
Germany intends to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists
2017-11-14 21:57:06 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties exploring a coalition government agreed on Tuesday to set up a mandatory registry of lobbyists and may require private firms to disclose breaches of cyber defenses, according to a draft paper on security seen by R...
Democrats Accuse U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of Lying Under Oath
2017-11-14 20:43:37 UTC
The comment by Sessions to a House of Representatives panel did not reveal any new link between the Trump team and Russia but it was another example of the top U.S. law enforcement official offering a different version of events as lawmakers try t...
Former US intelligence chiefs: Putin is Manipulating Trump
2017-11-12 23:57:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling ...
Justin Trudeau charming residents of the Philippines capital
2017-11-12 17:58:35 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hopped from one table to the next, chatted with people and posed for selfies on Sunday at a fastfood chain store in Manila, charming residents of the Philippines capital for the second time...
BREXIT: UK will not say how much it owes the EU
2017-11-12 16:50:04 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock ...
German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward.
And that's the way it should be. Becaus...
Flynn & Son: Mafia Style Plot with Turkish Government
2017-11-11 07:17:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exch...