Politics

  • Germany to deepen military ties with Netherlands
    Germany_to_deepen_military_ties_with_netherlands 2018-03-29 15:42:48 UTC
    COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and the Netherlands could deepen missile defense ties in the coming years to strengthen NATO defenses, a German general told Reuters, at a time of growing tensions with Russia. Defense ministers from both co...
  • Trump Nominates His Doctor To Replace Veterans Affairs Secretary
    Trump_nominates_his_doctor_to_replace_veterans_affairs_secretary 2018-03-29 01:26:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday in response to heavy criticism and nominated his personal physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to replace him in the latest turnover am...
  • Germany: The world needs 'more United Nations'
    Germany-_the_world_needs_'more_united_nations' 2018-03-28 18:41:39 UTC
    The world needs 'more United Nations,' new German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has said. He is promoting Germany's claim to be elected to one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with UN Secret...
  • US judge allows lawsuit against Trump: Flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption
    The_racist_comments_of_donald_trump 2018-03-28 18:27:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday gave the go ahead to part of a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption by maintaining ownership of his business empire while in office...
  • China and US tussle at WTO over legality of Trump tariffs
    China_and_us_tussle_at_wto_over_legality_of_trump_tariffs 2018-03-27 17:39:35 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States sparred with China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday over the legality of U.S. tariffs in response to alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presiden...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • UK: EU to take possible further measures against Russia
    Uk-_eu_to_take_possible_further_measures_against_russia 2018-03-26 16:42:13 UTC
    EU foreign ministers report back on possible further measures against Russia LONDON (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will consider what possible further measures could be taken against Russia by June, British Prime Minister Theresa ...
  • Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
    Zimbabwe's_former_first_lady_grace_mugabe_faces_arrest 2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
    The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country. The wife of former Zimbabwean ru...
  • Porn Star Was Threatened to Keep Silence on Trump
    Porn_star_was_threatened_to_keep_silence_on_trump 2018-03-26 05:27:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An adult-film actress who claims she had sex with Donald Trump before he was president said on Sunday she had been threatened in 2011 while in a parking lot with her infant daughter to discourage her from discussing the rela...
  • Young Americans to Lawmakers: 'We Vote You Out!'
    Young_americans_to_lawmakers-_%22we_vote_you_out!%22 2018-03-25 16:49:35 UTC
    Chanting 'never again' and 'we vote you out,' hundreds of thousands of young Americans answered a call to action from survivors of last month's Florida high school massacre and rallied across the country demanding tighter gun laws. In some of t...
  • Ex Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany
    Catalan_president_carles_puigdemont_rejected_the_madrid's_decision 2018-03-25 16:24:05 UTC
    BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained on Sunday in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal referendum on se...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Against US Gun Lobby
    Hundreds_of_thousands_against_us_gun_lobby 2018-03-24 23:07:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month’s Florida school massacre rallied in cities across the country on Saturday to demand tighter gun laws. Carrying signs with slogans such as “If they choose guns o...
  • European Union economy is performing at its best level
    Time_for_european_visionary_leadership_with_france_and_germany_at_its_heart 2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms. “We are experiencing the most favorable situation sin...
  • European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
    Eu_tells_us_president__you're_wrong_trade_wars_are_'easy_to_lose' 2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars. European Trad...
  • Iraq war architect and Trump's national security adviser: John Bolton
    Meet_the_iraq_war_architect_and_trump's_national_security_adviser-_john_bolton 2018-03-23 07:49:19 UTC
    Washington — US president Donald Trump ousted National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and chose as his replacement John Bolton, a staunch hawk who served as part of the national security brain trust of then-President George W. Bush during the laun...
  • Trump sets China tariff plan, Dow plummets 720 points
    Trump_sets_china_tariff_plan__dow_plummets_720_points 2018-03-22 20:30:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global stocks had sold off on Thursday on the expectation of tough action from Trump, with U.S. markets down as much as 2.93 percent, plummets 724.42 points. The Dow and Nasdaq stock indexes had fallen as much as 2 percen...
  • Trans-Atlantic under Trump is worse than it has been in decades
    Trans-atlantic_under_trump_is_worse_than_it_has_been_in_decades 2018-03-22 07:36:03 UTC
    From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way. No American president in recent mem...
  • Israeli court sentences Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi
    Ahed_tamimi__palestinian_teen_activist_remain_in_custody 2018-03-21 21:52:33 UTC
    OFER MILITARY PRISON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian teenage protest icon Ahed Tamimi on Wednesday was sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking a pair of Israeli soldiers outside her West Bank home, capping a case that sparked up...
  • Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
    Germany_calls_on_uk_to_offer_more_'concrete'_brexit_plans 2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday. The ...
  • Democratic Rep. Lipinski wins Illinois congressional primary
    Democratic_rep._lipinski_wins_illinois_congressional_primary 2018-03-21 07:16:22 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski held off a stiff challenge from businesswoman Marie Newman to win a nationally watched congressional primary in Illinois, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. The AP called the r...
  • Israel confirms it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007
    Israel_confirms_that_it_bombed_a_syrian_nuclear_reactor_in_2007 2018-03-21 07:24:50 UTC
    JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - Israel for the first time confirmed that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, saying on Wednesday that the strike removed a major threat to Israel and the region and was a “message” to others. Th...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Arizona's plea to stop issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants
    U.s._supreme_court_rejects_arizona's_plea_to_stop_issuing_driver's_licenses_to_young_immigrants 2018-03-19 16:40:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to provide driver’s licenses to the so-called Dreamers immigrants and refused to hear the state’s challenge to an Obama-era program. The case centered on the D...
  • Hillary Clinton Explains Her Comments on Trump Voters
    Hillary_clinton_explains_her_comments_on_trump_voters 2018-03-19 17:02:19 UTC
    The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, provided an explanation for some recent comments she made that she understood 'upset or offended' some Americans. Clinton, on a trip to India, had talked...
  • Turkish Aggressors Captured Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds
    Turkish_aggressors_captured_syrian_town_of_afrin_from_kurds 2018-03-19 07:18:55 UTC
    ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdis...
  • Another 6 years for Putin: Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled longer
    Another_6_years_for_putin-_only_soviet_dictator_stalin_ruled_longer 2018-03-18 19:41:42 UTC
    KEMEROVO, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajector...