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...
Trump's aggressive policy on Iran could complicate the US-led fight against ISIS
2017-09-12 05:39:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi‘ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six curre...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
DACA Decision by Trump Could Cost Republicans the House: Bannon
2017-09-11 16:52:59 UTC
Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview that aired Sunday that President Donald Trump’s decision to punt to Congress on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could risk the Republican majority in t...
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...
Iran Seeks Deal for Long-Term Syria Garrison: Israel
2017-09-11 16:00:41 UTC
HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - The Israeli intelligence minister said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad was ready to permit Iran to set up military bases in Syria that would pose a long-term threat to neighboring Israel.
While formally neu...
Merkel's Solution to North Korea Crisis: Iran-Style Nuclear Agreement Talks
2017-09-10 05:24:25 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a newspaper she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missiles program, and suggested the Iran nuclear talks could be a model.
France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said.
Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
(Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
Trump Tweets: 'start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP'
2017-09-08 17:38:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposit...
China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
2017-09-08 17:13:25 UTC
Philip Wen, Christian Shepherd
BEIJING (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly coope...
Trump Anger puts Gary Cohn's White House Tenure in Doubt
2017-09-08 16:58:11 UTC
Svea Herbst-Bayliss, Jeff Mason
BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly fraying relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long Cohn will stay in his job, say two...
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.
Trump: Hurrican Irma has "historic destructive potential'
2017-09-08 15:46:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned of Hurricane Irma’s destructive potential on Friday as the Category 5 storm headed toward Florida and urged residents in its path to heed government recommendations.
“This is a storm of ...
North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a...
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her 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...
States Challenge Trump Decision on Dreamers
2017-09-07 16:21:30 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifteen states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the United States il...
North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test.
Han Tae Song...
South Korea Prepares for the Worst: Crisis Deepens
2017-09-05 17:33:26 UTC
The decades-long military standoff on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a tipping point after North Korea detonated its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test and appeared to be preparing another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whi...
New York Threatens to Sue Trump Over DACA
2017-09-05 17:12:24 UTC
(Reuters) - New York and Washington state on Monday vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he scraps a program shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.
The Trump administra...
Trump to Congress: Do Your Job on DACA
2017-09-05 17:04:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had a message for lawmakers returning to Washington after the August recess on Tuesday, when he was expected to rescind an immigration program that shielded from deportation some immigrants who ca...
Sessions Announces DACA is Rescinded: Window for Congress to Act
2017-09-05 15:57:15 UTC
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, with a wind-down p...
Trump Goes After Immigrant Children
2017-09-05 15:56:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to...