Politics

  • Obama, Sarkozy discussed oil market conditions: White House
    Screen_shot_2012-04-12_at_9.42.44_am 2012-04-12 17:51:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions on world oil markets during a video conference on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said. "The president and President Sarkozy agreed to conti...
  • Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
    Romney_five_ap_img 2012-04-12 02:05:44 UTC
    HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the U.S. general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with Preside...
  • Trayvon Martin shooter charged with murder
    Trayvon_martin_shooter_charged_with_murder 2012-04-12 04:24:44 UTC
    JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a move protester...
  • Romney stumbles out of the gate in general election
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_5.32.13_pm 2012-04-12 00:31:43 UTC
    HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - Less than a day into the general election campaign, probable Republican nominee Mitt Romney stumbled on a key issue on Wednesday in an early warning that he needs to sharpen up quickly to compete with President Ba...
  • Obama, Romney trade blows as fight for White House narrows
    Obama_romny 2012-04-12 00:20:12 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fired sharp attacks at each other on Wednesday as they opened a seven-month battle for the White House that got ugly fast. Both campaigns moved quickly to frame...
  • White House campaign opens with sharp attacks
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_1.45.22_pm 2012-04-11 20:44:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fired a series of sharp attacks at each other on Wednesday as they opened a seven-month battle for the White House that is getting ugly fast. Both campaigns mov...
  • Charges expected in shooting of Florida teen
    142011069 2012-04-11 20:41:12 UTC
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida special prosecutor was expected to announce a criminal charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a racially charged case that has captivated...
  • Afghan elite raiders say they are U.S. equals
    Afghanistan-special-ap660 2012-04-11 16:32:46 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - It's a special-forces entry like no other and guaranteed to spoil the element of surprise, but Afghanistan's new elite soldiers insist they will be no less effective in countering insurgents than controversial night raids by U.S....
  • Obama campaign: Romney not paying "fair share" of taxes
    Romney-money 2012-04-11 05:54:49 UTC
    BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's campaign blasted Mitt Romney on Tuesday for not paying his "fair share" of taxes, escalating the rhetoric against the leading Republican presidential contender to try to paint him as an elit...
  • Shooter in Trayvon Martin case "emotionally crippled"
    Georgez_2172825b 2012-04-11 02:28:26 UTC
    SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has been so "emotionally crippled" by the racially charged case that he may no longer be in control of his actions, his...
  • Global cyber arms race engulfing Web - Defense official
    439x 2012-04-11 00:58:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber arms race is engulfing the Internet and the best way to counter the rapidly escalating threat is combining the efforts of U.S. agencies, private firms and international allies, cyber security officials said on...
  • Sanctions may cut Iran's oil output by 15 percent: U.S.
    Oil_and_gas_best_pic_news_yet 2012-04-10 20:37:15 UTC
    (Reuters) - Iran's oil production could fall almost 15 percent this year due to reduced foreign investment, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday in a report highlighting the growing strain on Tehran's oil sector even be...
  • After game-changing run, Santorum quits White House race
    142640048_620x350 2012-04-11 05:14:12 UTC
    GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Rick Santorum ended his improbable run for the White House on Tuesday after leading a Republican tilt to the right that could dog the more moderate front-runner, Mitt Romney, in November's election. Trailing...
  • China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_7.51.22_pm 2012-04-10 02:49:25 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space. North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chinese leader to tell him abo...
  • Police say Tulsa shooting suspects confessed: report
    Untitled 2012-04-10 02:32:51 UTC
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents. Jake England, 19, has admit...
  • Prosecutor rules out grand jury in Trayvon Martin case
    Untitled 2012-04-10 01:32:33 UTC
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on Monday ruled out using a grand jury in the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter Geor...
  • Body Of A Man Was Tossed From A Plane, Landed On A Hospital Roof
    Body_of_a_man_was_tossed_from_a_plane__landed_on_a_hospital_roof 2017-04-12 20:32:13 UTC
    By Gabriel Stargardter | MEXICO CITY — The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, whi...
  • U.S. tells North Korea not to carry out nuclear test
    Korea_full_380 2012-04-10 01:05:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged North Korea on Monday not conduct a nuclear test or launch a satellite and called on China to exert its influence over its neighbor to try to ward off such "provocative actions." North Korea, which...
  • Oklahoma, weighing "personhood" law, may be next abortion flashpoint
    R 2012-04-10 00:04:44 UTC
    (Reuters) - A proposed law in Oklahoma that would grant embryos full rights as people from the moment of conception may represent the next big challenge to the constitutional right to abortion in the United States. Oklahoma's Personhood Act pas...
  • Media groups file challenge to keep Guantanamo court open
    Dsc_02851 2012-04-09 19:42:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. news organizations have asked a judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals to keep the court open to the media this week if an alleged al Qaeda chieftain is allowed to testify about his mistreatment in secret ...
  • Iran warns US and calls for investigation of chemical attack in Syria
    Iran_warns_us_and_calls_for_investigation_of_chemical_attack_in_syria 2017-04-08 17:22:02 UTC
    Tehran — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that U.S. missile strikes risked escalating extremism in the region and called for an impartial probe of this week's suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Washington accused the government ...
  • Former FBI director James Comey's full statement
    Read_comey%e2%80%99s_full_statement_here 2017-06-07 22:33:12 UTC
    <h2>Read Comey’s full statement here:</h2><blockquote><i>Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with Pr...
  • U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during operations against ISIS
    U.s._soldier_killed_in_afghanistan_during_operations_against_isis 2017-04-08 19:11:34 UTC
    A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against ISIS in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter. "The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar ...
  • In the United States of America, poverty is often a death sentence
    Bs 2016-06-07 04:28:05 UTC
    In the United States today, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, 47 million Americans are living in poverty. Almost 22 percent of American children are poor and we have the highest child poverty rate of almost any major country o...
  • Is Trump under investigation?
    Is_trump_under_investigation_ 2017-06-21 20:00:10 UTC
    U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Mueller is investigating al...