Politics

  • #TrumpShutdown — U.S. Government Shuts Down After Senate Vote Fails
    _trumpshutdown_%e2%80%94_u.s._government_shuts_down_after_senate_vote_fails 2018-01-20 08:57:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security. The shutdown...
  • Far-Right Leader Farage 'Handed Data to Assange' to Favor Trump
    Far-right_leader_farage_'handed_data_to_assange'_to_favor_trump 2018-01-19 20:44:53 UTC
    Nigel Farage ‘handed data to Julian Assange during a secret meeting at the embassy where WikiLeaks boss is hiding.’ Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian gover...
  • South African 'homeland' leader who resisted the end of apartheid dies
    South_african_'homeland'_leader_who_resisted_the_end_of_apartheid_dies 2018-01-19 09:32:39 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday. Mangope was president from 1977 to 1994 of Bophutha...
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash
    Zimbabwe_opposition_leader_dies_in_us_helicopter_crash 2018-01-19 07:31:03 UTC
    New Mexico/ Albuquerque — Authorities in the US state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. State Police Lieutenant Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death on Thursday, a day af...
  • Zimbabwe fires more than 30 senior police commanders
    Zimbabwe_has_fired_more_than_30_senior_police_commanders 2018-01-18 19:21:36 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources. Pol...
  • Twitter intends to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda
    18320_twitter_intends_to_notify_users_exposed_to_russian_propaganda 2018-01-17 21:49:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is “working to identify and...
  • 21 states sue to restore Net neutrality as senate Democrats reach a tie votes
    21_states_sue_to_restore_net_neutrality_as_senate_democrats_reach_a_tie_votes 2018-01-17 00:20:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal t...
  • Trump turns to Supreme Court to end DACA program for immigrants
    The_racist_comments_of_donald_trump 2018-01-16 22:48:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants b...
  • US cuts aid to Palestinians, asking others to provide more funds
    Us_cuts_off_aid_to_palestinians__asking_others_to_provide_more_funds 2018-01-16 22:00:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. will give a U.N. agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two wee...
  • Chuck Hagel: Trump is “doing great damage to US"
    Former_secretary_of_defense-_trump_is_%e2%80%9cdoing_great_damage_to_us%22 2018-01-16 05:18:42 UTC
    Former U.S. secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, said the U.S. president Donald Trump is an embarrassment,” and “doing great damage to our country internationally." Hagel believes we have entered "a defining year, a year of volatility and uncerta...
  • Merkel Returns to the World Stage for An Epic Clash with Trump
    Merkel%e2%80%99s_return_to_the_world_stage_for_epic_clash_with_trump 2018-01-15 11:09:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Tru...
  • Norwegians decline Trump's offer to move to US
    Norwegians_decline_trump's_offer_to_move_to_us 2018-01-13 08:35:25 UTC
    Norwegians have been quick to decline the offer from Donald Trump to move to the US. The president had said in less than polite terms that they would be more welcome than migrants from other American or African states. Norwegians were firm but ...
  • All African countries decry Trump's insult as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic"
    All_african_countries_decry_trump's_remarks_as_%22outrageous__racist__and_xenophobic%22 2018-01-13 08:01:19 UTC
    All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after US media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hol...
  • 'The president of the United States is racist'
    'the_president_of_the_united_states_is_racist' 2018-01-12 06:45:09 UTC
    Don Lemon says Donald Trump’s reported comments about “sh—hole countries” didn’t leave him outraged because he “already knew” the president was “racist.” Opening Thursday’s CNN Tonight, Lemon declared, “The president of the United States is rac...
  • Trump says no immigrants from “shithole,” referring to African countries
    Trump_says_no_immigrants_from_%e2%80%9cshithole_%e2%80%9d_referring_to_african_countries 2018-01-12 06:50:35 UTC
    Can we just say it already? Donald Trump is a racist. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as “shithole count...
  • House Panel to Interview Trump’s Former Chief Strategist Bannon
    House_panel_to_interview_trump%e2%80%99s_former_chief_strategist_bannon 2018-01-11 21:32:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar...
  • WTO: Canada launches a wide-ranging trade dispute against US
    Wto-_canada_launches_a_wide-ranging_trade_dispute_against_the_us 2018-01-10 19:12:59 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated Dec. 20 and published on Wednesday. Canada appe...
  • A source in Trump's inner circle expressed concerns to the FBI in 2016 about Russian contact
    A_source_in_trump's_inner_circle_expressed_concerns_to_the_fbi_in_2016_about_russian_contact 2018-01-10 05:43:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An associate of Donald Trump expressed concerns to the FBI about contacts between Russia and Trump’s presidential election campaign team, helping to trigger the probe into possible collusion, according to closed-door testimo...
  • Feinstein releases transcript of firm's testimony on Trump's ties to Russia
    Feinstein_releases_transcript_of_firm's_testimony_on_trump's_ties_to_russia 2018-01-09 20:47:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that during the 2016 presidential election campaign researched Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and produced a dossier that has...
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller Set to Interview Trump
    Special_counsel_robert_mueller_set_to_interview_trump 2018-01-08 23:51:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller has approached President Donald Trump for an interview about Russian election meddling, US media reported Monday. While the president has voiced his willingness to cooperate, his lawyers have been trying...
  • Russia: US abusing UN to undermine Iran nuclear deal
    Russia-_%22us_is_abusing_the_un_to_undermine_the_iran_nuclear_deal%22 2018-01-08 21:29:28 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss recent protests in Iran turned into criticism of the United States for requesting to meet on what some member states said was an internal issue for Tehran. ...
  • 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants will lose their right to remain in the U.S.
    200_000_salvadoran_immigrants_will_lose_their_right_to_remain_in_the_us 2018-01-08 20:45:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to ...
  • CIA Director: Russia Is Interfering In The US Elections
    Cia_director-_russia_is_interfering_in_the_us_elections 2018-01-08 09:52:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Sunday that Russia and others are trying to undermine elections in the United States, the next major one being in November when Republicans will try to keep control of Cong...
  • Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
    Golden_globes_winners_2018-__the_complete_list_ 2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months. He lobbed hard-hitting joke...
  • Trump's "perplexing" Marriage and Absentee Parenting
    Trump's_%22perplexing%22_marriage_and_absentee_parenting 2018-01-07 08:49:19 UTC
    The author of "Fire and Fury," an incendiary new book about the Trump White House, has made it clear that his book is by no means a historical record. Rather, writes journalist Michael Wolff, the book is a he-said-she-said composite picture of ...