Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
2017-01-20 07:27:44 UTC
The Women's March on Washington is an opportunity for Americans to stand up against the expected affront to civil rights under the next president. Hundreds of thousands of marchers — women from all walks of life (including a handful of A-list cele...
U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Xi is expect...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Trump about dangers of protectionism
2017-01-16 12:45:12 UTC
Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in 2016 and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, and warned that US Presi...
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president.
Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
"ISIS's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end": Iraqi forces/ U.S. Air Force
2017-01-13 21:57:56 UTC
By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD
Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the m...
Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build.
By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY
Mexico said o...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
Donald Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi tactics
2017-01-11 22:11:59 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany over a dossier that makes salacious claims about him in Russia.
The Republican said leaks from ...
U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
"FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
When you finally listen to what your body is saying, it's beautiful.
2017-01-10 09:02:35 UTC
What if the cliché “new year, new you” was less about changing your body and more about accepting it?
It’s a message that Now Toronto, an alternative weekly in Toronto, Canada, has been trying to spread with its “Love Your Body” issue. The annu...
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Brexit ‘catastrophe’: UK at risk, warns Canadian trade expert
2017-01-08 10:16:56 UTC
UK-EU trade deal could take years after 'catastrophic' Brexit vote, expert warns.
Renegotiating a trade deal with the European Union could take the UK up to a decade to finalise after its "potentially catastrophic" decision to leave the bloc, a...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON
There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
Israeli Settlements are Illegal.
2016-12-28 22:08:29 UTC
Israeli officials are vowing to build thousands of new settlement homes on occupied Palestinian land, in defiance of a United Nations resolution passed Friday condemning such construction as a "flagrant violation under international law." The Secu...
"Star Wars" Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
2016-12-27 21:02:13 UTC
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spo...
Trump Foundation under investigation and cannot dissolve
2016-12-25 09:57:58 UTC
A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said on Saturday that Trump cannot shutter the foundation while the investigation is ongoing.
Press secretary for NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Donald J. Trump Foundation still unde...
BREAKING NEWS:Russian rescue team finds suspected crash site of missing plane in Black Sea near Sochi coast: Interfax
2016-12-25 09:00:59 UTC
(Reuters) - A Russian Defence Ministry TU-154 plane that had disappeared from radar over the Black Sea with 92 people on board has crashed, and it was unlikely there would be any survivors, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.
A rescue ...
U.N. Security Council denounces Israeli settlements
2016-12-23 23:16:10 UTC
By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS
The United States on Friday allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, defying pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, Israel and some U.S. lawmakers w...
Berlin attack suspect, Anis Amri, killed in shootout in Italy: Reuters
2016-12-23 11:40:49 UTC
BREAKING NEWS -
( Reuters ) - The Tunisian Anis Amri, suspected in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said.