Politics

  • United Nations: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2017-12-16 06:06:47 UTC
    Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty. A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
  • Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
    Germany_vows_to_back_an_open_and_free_internet_despite_end_of_net_neutrality_in_us 2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
    Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday i...
  • Mnangagwa: ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair election
    Mnangagwa-_zanu_pf_should_aim_to_hold_free_and_fair_elections_always 2017-12-15 17:49:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday the ruling ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair elections always, while his party endorsed him as its leader and official candidate for the top job when the vote comes. ...
  • US government rescinds rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet
    Us_government_rescinds_rules_aimed_at_ensuring_a_free_and_open_internet 2017-12-14 19:40:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital land...
  • Trump's Eldest Son Testifies for Nine Hours in Russia Probe
    Trump's_eldest_son_testifies_for_nine_hours_in_russia_probe 2017-12-14 02:11:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign collud...
  • US No Longer a Sponsor of Peace in the Middle East
    Us_no_longer_a_sponsor_of_peace_in_the_middle_east 2017-12-13 17:46:03 UTC
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delegates that his people would refuse any role for the US in future peace talks following Trump's declaration. "We do not accept any role of the United Sta...
  • Political Blow to Trump: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Senate Seat in Alabama
    Political_blow_to_trump-_democrat_doug_jones_wins_senate_seat_in_alabama 2017-12-13 04:16:54 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexua...
  • Roy Moore wants to 'make America great again' despite accusations of sexual assaults toward teenagers
    Roy_moore_wants_to_'make_america_great_again'_despite_accusations_of_sexual_assaults_toward_teenagers 2017-12-12 08:04:41 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct toward teenagers, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore cast himself as a staunch ally of President Donald Trump at a rally on the eve of Tuesday’s election in Alabama. ...
  • Women Demand Congressional Probe Into Trump Sexual Assaults
    Women_demand_congressional_probe_into_trump_sexual_assaults 2017-12-12 07:40:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the medi...
  • EU Economic Powers Warn Trump's Tax Plans Could Violate US Obligations Under International Agreements
    Eu_economic_powers_warn_trump's_tax_plans_could_violate_us_obligations_under_international_agreements 2017-12-11 17:36:13 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. S...
  • Across the West Bank Palestinians Clash with Israeli Troops
    Across_the_west_bank_palestinians_clash_with_israeli_troops 2017-12-10 18:39:57 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Chri...
  • Obama urges voters to protect democracy, complacency could lead to fascism
    Obama_urges_voters_to_protect_democracy__complacency_could_lead_to_fascism 2017-12-09 09:23:18 UTC
    Many US right wing commentators have hit out at former President Barack Obama after he evoked Nazi Germany in a bid to encourage voters to remain vigilant and protect democracy. "We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have be...
  • France’s Foreign Minister: "US Is Alone and Isolated"
    France%e2%80%99s_foreign_minister-_%22us_(trump)_is_alone_and_isolated%22 2017-12-08 22:16:52 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital upset Western allies and has infuriated the Arab world. The status of Jerusalem has been one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement between ...
  • Angela Merkel and Social Democrats heading for another 'Grand Coalition'
    Angela_merkel_and_social_democrats_heading_for_another_'grand_coalition' 2017-12-07 21:35:00 UTC
    BERLIN — Germany's Social Democrats have voted to start talks that could lead to a new government coalition. Over 80 percent of delegates also voted to keep Martin Schulz as SPD chairman. Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Thursday to al...
  • Trump Will Ignite a New Palestinian Intifada
    Trump_will_ignite_a_new_palestinian_intifada 2017-12-07 21:03:24 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem disregard Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and beginning the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there has prompted the Pales...
  • Canada takes swipe at US, could buy European fighter jets
    Canada_takes_swipe_at_us_could_buy_new_european_jets 2017-12-06 20:22:13 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s decision to shun Boeing jets could open the way for European rivals seeking to supply new fighters, assuming the government can sort out major procurement challenges, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wedne...
  • Turkey blasts Trump's decision on Jerusalem as irresponsible
    The_status_of_jerusalem__home_to_sites_holy_to_the_muslim__jewish_and_christian_religions 2017-12-06 19:40:49 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “irresponsible” and called on Washington to reconsider the move. Several hundred protesters...
  • Trump, Netanyahu: The Birth of the Most Right-Wing Coalition in History
    Trump__netanyahu-_the_birth_of_the_most_right-wing_coalition_in_history 2017-12-06 19:25:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Isra...
  • Deutsche Bank: Trump’s banking data turned over to Mueller
    Deutsche_bank-_trump%e2%80%99s_banking_data_turned_over_to_mueller 2017-12-05 18:43:29 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to share data on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday. Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena ...
  • Germany sees Trump's America as a more serious threat to peace than North Korea or Russia
    Germany_sees_trump's_america_as_a_more_serious_threat_to_peace_than_north_korea_or_russia 2017-12-05 13:02:33 UTC
    BERLIN - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation. Topping the list of foreign policy co...
  • US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into full effect
    Us_supreme_court_allows_trump's_travel_ban_to_go_into_full_effect 2017-12-05 02:29:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lo...
  • Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet giving top posts to generals
    Mnangagwa_swore_in_his_cabinet_giving_top_posts_to_generals 2017-12-04 17:28:20 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power. Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after...
  • Desperate to leave EU: Only 34 percent reject another referendum on Brexit
    Desperate_to_leave_eu-_only_34_percent_reject_another_referendum_on_brexit 2017-12-03 18:20:10 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Since the Brexit referendum in 2016, high profile opponents of Britain’s exit - from French President Emmanuel Macron, to former British prime minister Tony Blair and billionaire investor George Soros - have suggested Britain co...
  • Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
    Paris_climate_accord-_obama_promises__us_remains_on_track__thanks_to_the_action_of_some_states 2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climat...
  • Donald Trump's approval rating lowest since taking office
    Donald_trump's_approval_rating_lowest_since_taking_office 2017-12-03 09:03:51 UTC
    Americans also tend to be optimistic about their new leaders, typically cutting them some slack during their early days in office. Not with Trump. Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After ...