Politics

  • 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...
  • Republican: Trump will pull out of Iran nuclear deal in May
    Eu_reaffirms_full_commitment_to_the_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-18 19:24:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. “The Iran deal will be another issue that’s ...
  • Ex-CIA Director to Trump: "America will triumph over you"
    Former_cia_director_john_brennan_message_to_trump-_%22america_will_triumph_over_you%22 2018-03-17 23:26:13 UTC
    Former CIA Director John Brennan tears into US president Donald Trump over former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe firing in a blistering statement. Earlier this month, Brennan said there was “deep, deep worry and concern” about America’s safe...
  • Russian foreign ministry to expel 23 British diplomats
    Uk's_theresa_may_underlines_importance_of_iran_nuclear_deal 2018-03-17 16:34:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expelled 23 British diplomats on Saturday in a carefully calibrated retaliatory move against London, which has accused the Kremlin of orchestrating a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in...
  • McCabe: Trump's "ongoing war on the FBI"
    Mccabe-_trump's_%22ongoing_war_on_the_fbi%22 2018-03-17 07:51:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation. "He is fac...
  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap
    Angela_merkel_and_emmanuel_macron_to_unveil_eu_roadmap 2018-03-16 19:56:23 UTC
    Things are moving quickly now that Germany finally has its new government: Germany's new foreign minister, Heiko Maas of the Social Democrats (SPD), flew to Paris on the very same day he was sworn in. The chancellor is not wasting time, either. Le...
  • South Africa ex-President, Jacob Zuma, faces corruption charges
    South_africa_ex-president__jacob_zuma_faces_corruption_charges 2018-03-16 19:08:19 UTC
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old scandal returned to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power. It was a stunning ...
  • US Special Counsel Robert Mueller targets Trump Organization
    Us_special_counsel_robert_mueller_targets_trump_organization 2018-03-15 20:38:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two people briefed on the matter. Details of the s...
  • Democrat Lamb Wins in Trump Country, GOP Eyes Recount
    Democrat_wins_in_trump_country__gop_eyes_recount 2018-03-14 22:40:33 UTC
    MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead Wednesday in the longtime GOP stronghold friend...
  • 'We want change, we don't feel safe in schools anymore'
    'we_want_change__we_don't_feel_safe_in_schools_anymore' 2018-03-14 18:09:57 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. students spilled out of classrooms by the thousands on Wednesday morning, waving signs and chanting slogans like “We want change” in a coast-to-coast protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a Fl...
  • Rex Tillerson did not mention Trump
    Rex_tillerson_did_not_mention_trump 2018-03-13 21:29:32 UTC
    Tillerson was ousted barely four hours after he returned from an Africa mission and with no face-to-face conversation with the president, the latest casualty of an unruly White House that has seen multiple top officials depart in recent weeks. Cit...
  • Trump's new team in place before US-North Korea summit
    Trump's_new_team_in_place_before_any_summit_with_north_korea 2018-03-13 21:14:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. ...
  • UK Says Russia 'Highly Likely' Behind Agent Poisoning
    May_says_russia_'highly_likely'_behind_agent_poisoning 2018-03-13 03:53:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter makes it “highly likely” that Russia was involved, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday. Novichok refers to a class of ne...
  • Porn star to Trump: I'll give you back the money!
    Porn_star_to_trump-_i'll_give_you_back_the_money! 2018-03-13 03:13:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump’s personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silen...
  • Picture of Joe Biden speaking with a homeless man goes viral
    Picture_of_joe_biden_speaking_with_a_homeless_man_goes_viral 2018-03-12 07:41:33 UTC
    An image of former US Vice President Joe Biden speaking with a homeless man in Washington DC has gone viral, being shared more than 115,000 times on Facebook. The image was taken outside of an AMC cinema in Georgetown, with Mr Biden said to hav...
  • Nationalist Bully in White House Takes on Global Trade
    A_nationalist_bully_in_the_white_house_takes_on_global_trade 2018-03-12 07:19:39 UTC
    Just days after announcing his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum against numerous countries, the president unilaterally followed through and formally decreed the measure. Trump exempted America's neighbors Mexico and Canada under the...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping to become president for life
    Chinese_president_xi_jinping_to_become_president_for_life 2018-03-11 08:34:21 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. The National People’s Congress’ nearly 3,000 hand...
  • Officials worried "impeachment lawyer" might join WH
    Officials_worried_that_%22impeachment_lawyer%22_might_join_wh 2018-03-11 06:05:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Veteran Washington lawyer Emmet Flood is under consideration for a White House job assisting U.S. President Donald Trump with the Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. Flood, who advised former President Bill...
  • Turkish troops and allied rebels reached outskirts of Kurdish enclave of Afrin
    Turkish_troops_and_allied_rebels_reached_outskirts_of_kurd_enclave_afrin 2018-03-11 04:11:21 UTC
    A family walks past a tank belonging to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army rebels after the capture of Khaldieh village in the east of Syria's Afrin region on March 10, 2018. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters — Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels...
  • Palestinian teen killed during clashes with Israeli army
    Palestinian_teen_killed_during_clashes_with_israeli_army_forces 2018-03-10 22:40:45 UTC
    NABLUS, West Bank - A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers of Yitzhar in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. The Israeli military said soldiers a...
  • UK troops to remove contaminated objects from where russians were poisoned
    Uk_troops_to_remove_contaminated_objects_from_where_russians_were_poisoned 2018-03-09 19:37:40 UTC
    SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Britain deployed specialist troops on Friday to remove potentially contaminated objects from the English city where a Russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal, ...
  • Turkey’s war on Kurds forces YPG to give up fight against IS
    Turkey%e2%80%99s_war_on_kurds_forces_ypg_to_give_up_fight_against_isis 2018-03-09 07:50:54 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s war on a Syrian Kurdish militia (YPG) that is closely aligned with the United States is forcing the group to give up positions against Islamic State militants in the Syrian desert to defend against the advancing Turkish troo...
  • Trump to meet Kim Jong-un by May
    Trump_to_meet_kim_jong-un_by_may 2018-03-09 02:37:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim’s invitation to hold the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakth...
  • Trade war: Trump sets 25% tariff on steel, 10% on aluminum
    Appeals_court-_trump_latest_travel_ban_is_unconstitutional 2018-03-08 21:42:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but exempted Canada and Mexico, backtracking from earlier pledges of tariffs on...
  • Lobbyist & corporate lawyers occupy WH: Is Trump drowning in his 'swamp'?
    Is_trump_drowning_in_swamp__lobbyist___corporate_lawyers_occupy_wh 2018-03-09 03:02:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a...