To control Mueller, Trump wants to get rid of Sessions
2017-07-20 15:02:18 UTC
WASHINGTON - In an interview with New York Times, President Trump took on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel now leading the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a...
Senator John McCain of Arizona found to have brain cancer
2017-07-20 01:43:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on...
Obamacare repeal would leave 32 million more uninsured
2017-07-19 22:58:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirty-two million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if Obamacare is repealed without a replacement, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office reported late on Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed fellow S...
US Supreme Court partly rejects Trump's excessive 'travel ban'
2017-07-19 22:49:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined for now to block a judge's ruling that prevented President Donald Trump's travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens.
But in a partial win for Trump, the cour...
105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Born in 1...
Republicans in chaos over healthcare legislation
2017-07-18 18:40:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday.
"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and imme...
US Dollar falls to lowest level in 2017
2017-07-17 21:08:40 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against a basket of major currencies in 10 months on Monday and the Australian dollar hit a more than two-year high on strong Chinese economic data and doubts that the Federal Reserve would...
Trump’s approval rating has hit the lowest mark ever
2017-07-16 20:45:02 UTC
<blockquote>U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit the lowest mark ever for any president who has been in office for six months, according to a new poll released on Saturday.
A survey conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post...
Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US.
The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step wit...
Trump Jr. knew of Russian government effort to help his father's campaign
2017-07-11 07:22:19 UTC
NEW YORK — Donald Trump Jr. was told in an email before meeting a Russian lawyer who he thought had information damaging to Hillary Clinton that the material was part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, the N...
McCain: The Republican bill to roll back Obamacare is likely dead
2017-07-09 17:08:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican senator John McCain predicted on Sunday that the Republican bill to roll back Obamacare would likely fail, adding to growing signs that the bill is in trouble.
"My view is that it's probably going to be dead," Senat...
Merkel convinces fellow world leaders to support trade, energy & Africa - US isolated
2017-07-08 23:24:18 UTC
HAMBURG — Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.
German Chancellor ...
Turkey preparing to use military force against Syria Kurds
2017-07-05 23:33:55 UTC
QAMISHLI, SYRIA/ANKARA — The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days.
Trump Encourages Violence Against Reporters
2017-07-02 16:20:41 UTC
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump stepped up his feud with the media on Sunday by tweeting a mock video of himself tackling and repeatedly striking a man with a CNN logo super-imposed in place of the person's head, followed by a logo ...
ISIS is losing its "State"
2017-06-30 16:38:46 UTC
MOSUL, RAQQA ( IRAQ/ SYRIA ) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed ISIS "Islamic State" fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it ...
Germany distancing itself from the US and the UK
2017-06-29 17:38:22 UTC
BERLIN — Germany is distancing itself from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Angela Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU's future and next week's G20 summit in Hamburg.
Germany and France ...
The Supreme Court handed U.S. far-right nationalist Trump a travel ban victory
2017-06-26 16:30:52 UTC
By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung | WASHINGTON
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for peop...
The deadliest battle for Mosul and the end of ISIS's "Caliphate"
2017-06-25 06:32:14 UTC
MOSUL, IRAQ — Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their se...
Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
2017-06-24 17:51:21 UTC
Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...
Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced and he should be freed: Federal judge
2017-06-22 22:18:45 UTC
CHICAGO — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series <strong>,i>"Making a Murderer"</strong></i> was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.
Any association with Trump is a kiss of death
2017-06-20 07:04:11 UTC
In Europe, any association with Trump is a kiss of death. As far as Europe’s far right is concerned, Trump is a loser.
He is the nemesis of an intensifying European far right movement that has suddenly turned sour. Like the Black Plague of mid...
Trump owes at least $315.6 million to German and other lenders
2017-06-17 07:34:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump had personal liabilities of at least $315.6 million to German, U.S. and other lenders as of mid-2017, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Eth...
Angela Merkel threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions on Russia harm EU firms
2017-06-16 18:20:14 UTC
BERLIN/BRUSSELS — Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the U.S. Senate end up penalizing German firms.
The Senate bill, approved on Thursday by a margin of 98-2, includ...
Trump's infrastructure plan is nothing more than a scam
2017-06-13 05:14:45 UTC
<blockquote><i>U.S. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is not much more than a page of talking points, and nothing more than a scam, says Robert Reich.
For example (in one version of the plan), for every dollar developers put into a p...