Politics

  • Elephant-whistle: Protect me & I'll have your back
    Trumpian_era_brings_unprecedented_trust_crisis_in_us 2018-05-31 21:34:27 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pardon the far-right documentary film-maker Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to U.S. campaign finance law violations and was an outspoken critic of Democratic former President Barack ...
  • Zimbabwe will hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30
    Zimbabwe_sets_presidential_and_parliamentary_elections_on_july_30 2018-05-30 17:06:12 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old stron...
  • Mexico's president Message for Trump: "NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever"
    Mexico's_president_message_for_trump-_%22no._mexico_will_never_pay_for_a_wall._not_now__not_ever%22 2018-05-30 06:47:38 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned borde...
  • Wall Street stocks: Dow Jones falls nearly 400 points
    Wall_street_stocks-_dow_jones_falls_nearly_400_points 2018-05-29 21:41:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spiraling Italian political crisis provoked a global stock market sell-off on Tuesday, cut the euro to a 10-month low and spiked borrowing costs for the government in Rome. Investors fear that repeat elections - which now...
  • Iran to attend June summit in China of Asian leaders
    Iran_president_to_attend_june_summit_in_china_of_asian_leaders 2018-05-28 16:57:06 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after th...
  • Italy in chaos as effort to form government collapses
    Italy_in_chaos_as_effort_to_form_government_collapses 2018-05-28 07:53:17 UTC
    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable. President Sergio M...
  • Trump's barbaric immigration policy: A moral abomination and a national shame
    Donald_trump's_barbaric_immigration_policy-_a_moral_abomination_and_a_national_shame 2018-05-27 08:06:47 UTC
    The Trump administration is forcibly taking migrant children from their parents and placing them in separate detention centers, to “deter” illegal immigration. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump claimed it is all Democrats fault. Amid ...
  • Rise of alt-right in Trump's America
    Rise_of_alt-right_movement_in_trump's_america_ 2018-05-27 00:22:24 UTC
    Discrimination against black Americans, Jews and immigrants, and more recently gays and lesbians shows the rise of the alt-right movement in the US and how it has blatantly reemerged since the 2016 presidential election. Today, nearly 200 heads...
  • Russian armed forces downed MH17, killing all 298 people onboard
    Russian_armed_forces_downed_mh17__killing_all_298_people_onboard 2018-05-25 16:50:40 UTC
    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile system was used i...
  • EU privacy law: Companies to be more attentive to user data
    Eu_privacy_law-_companies_to_be_more_attentive_to_customer_data 2018-05-25 06:40:19 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of...
  • Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and Iran to flesh out strategy to save nuclear agreement
    Uk__china__france__germany__russia_and_iran_to_flesh_out_strategy_to_save_the_nuclear_agreement 2018-05-25 16:16:03 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - British, Chinese, French, German and Russian officials will try to flesh out with Iran’s deputy foreign minister a strategy to save the deal by keeping oil and investment flowing, while circumventing U.S. sanctions that risk hur...
  • Europe and US deeply divided: "We're pursuing two completely different paths"
    Europe_and_us_deeply_divided-_%22we're_pursuing_two_completely_different_paths%22_-_maas_pompeo 2018-05-24 03:08:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Europe and the United States remain deeply divided over how to proceed after Washington’s exit from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday after back-to-back meetings with two seni...
  • Will Trump offer Kim a deal like Iran got?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2018-05-21 18:29:22 UTC
    Last week, North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korean officials and threatened to cancel a planned summit with US President Trump. Ostensibly, the cancellations were over the participation of U.S. B-52 bombers in a military exercise with Sou...
  • US threatens to 'crush' Iran and warns European companies
    Pompeo_worries_cia_staff_as_fbi_pursues_russia_probe 2018-05-21 17:06:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of U.S. demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions, c...
  • Merkel, Putin share common ground on Iran nuclear accord
    Merkel__putin_share_common_ground_on_iran_nuclear_accord 2018-05-18 17:09:29 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Iran nuclear deal, Syria, the conflict in Ukraine and the North Stream 2 gas pipeline. Merkel said that the Iran nuclear deal was better than none at all in a p...
  • EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
    Eu's_stance_on_trump-_%22with_friends_like_that_who_needs_enemies%22 2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
    Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs. In remarkably frank terms, E...
  • North Korea threatens to cancel Kim-Trump summit
    North_korea_threatens_to_cancel_kim-trump_summit 2018-05-16 00:42:38 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday threw into question an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for next month, denouncing military exercises between South Korea and the United States...
  • European powers condemn violence against Palestinian and blast US embassy move to Jerusalem
    European_powers_condemn_violence_against_palestinian_and_blast_us_embassy_move_to_jerusalem 2018-05-14 23:10:47 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza in a statement released late on Monday and reiterated his opposition to the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Macron talked...
  • Israeli Forces Turned Palestinian Protests Into Bloodshed
    Israeli_forces_turned_palestinian_protests_into_bloodshed 2018-05-14 16:37:24 UTC
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. The U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv f...
  • Merkel: Tensions between Iran and Israel "is truly about war and peace"
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2018-05-10 19:44:33 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany on Thursday urged Israel and Iran to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of hostilities in the Middle East after the heaviest military exchange ever between the two regional adversaries. I...
  • Paul Ryan eyes immigration vote before the midterms
    Paul_ryan_house_speaker 2018-05-10 18:04:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he wants a bipartisan immigration bill enacted before November congressional elections by addressing young illegal “Dreamer” immigrants as well as border secur...
  • Iran-Israel Proxy War Heats Up in Syria
    Iran-israel_proxy_war_heats_up_in_syria 2018-05-10 05:37:50 UTC
    AP — The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights. The sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday. ...
  • Corporations paid Trump's 'fixer' for access to US president
    Appeals_court-_trump_latest_travel_ban_is_unconstitutional 2018-05-09 18:15:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Wednesday he has more evidence of ties between a Russian oligarch sanctioned by the United States and a payment to U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen...
  • Obama calls Trump's decision on Iran a 'serious mistake'
    Obama_calls_trump's_decision_on_iran_deal_a_serious_mistake 2018-05-08 20:16:12 UTC
    Former U.S. President Barack Obama, under whose administration the Iran nuclear agreement was reached in 2015, said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal was "misguided." "I believe that the decision to put...
  • European Powers Regret Trump's Decision on Iran
    Merkel_and_macron_seeking_a_joint_proposal_on_eu_reforms 2018-05-08 19:22:15 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Israel praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, while Washington’s allies in Europe expressed regret over the decision and said they would to try keep the pact alive. ...