Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away.
Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....
Thousands Protest in Philippines: Warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'
2017-09-21 13:39:18 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.
Rescuers Search Collapsed School: Mexico Quake Toll Hits 225
2017-09-20 15:34:12 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s ...
North Korea Fires Missile over Japan: U.N. Security Council to Meet
2017-09-15 15:52:19 UTC
Jack Kim, Kaori Kaneko
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile over Japan and far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday for the second time in under a month, again challenging the United States and other world powers to rein in Pyong...
North Korea Defiant over U.N. Sanctions
2017-09-13 13:32:34 UTC
Jack Kim, Roberta Rampton
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea showed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new U.N. sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the thr...
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO
2017-09-12 20:19:26 UTC
Turkey has risked the anger of the United States and its fellow NATO members by signing a contract with Russia to buy a missile defense system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish media on Tuesday that Ankara had put down a depo...
Jeff Sessions Suggests 'Lie detector Test to Identify NSC Leakers'
2017-09-11 17:53:55 UTC
Attorney General Jeff Sessions proposed putting National Security Council staffers through a lie detector test to identify those leaking information to the media, several outlets reported late Sunday.
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...
Focus is on Search and Rescue, Restoring Power after Irma
2017-09-11 15:52:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials were focused on Monday on search and rescue operations and restoring power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma tore across the Florida Keys before moving north up the state with high winds and heavy ...
U.N. Human Rights Head: Possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
2017-09-11 15:39:38 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters and called for an international investigation.
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.
Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renegotiate Debt
2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.
The government and its state oil c...
Bannon Breaks with Trump on DACA
2017-09-07 16:43:24 UTC
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program and blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants because “they need illegal aliens to fill t...
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...
Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves.
Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an i...
Hurricane Harvey likely to become tropical storm
2017-08-27 06:11:25 UTC
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ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threate...
Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
(The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington.
Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local):
Police report a white nationali...
Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016
2017-08-24 16:46:06 UTC
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN repor...
1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll.
This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
Key UN panel warns US over 'alarming' racism, as it did with Iraq and Burundi
2017-08-24 02:11:19 UTC
A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination.
The warning specifically refers to events last ...