Trump Presumed to Create Chaos in Iran Nuclear Deal
2017-10-06 00:20:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially coul...
Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving his post
2017-10-04 15:25:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning from his post, saying he was as committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda as much today as he was when he first came into office.
Wisconsin, Michigan among states targeted by Russia to elect Trump
2017-10-04 05:02:17 UTC
(Reuters) - Russia-linked Facebook ads during last year’s U.S. presidential election mainly focussed on the states of Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported on Tuesday.
The ads targeted key demographic groups and used divisive messages including ...
Nobody's in Control of Populist Republican Movement
2017-10-02 14:23:58 UTC
Seven years after Republicans first seized on the unruly rise of the Tea Party as a vehicle for winning elections, GOP leaders are confronting a stark reality: They have lost all control and comprehension of the populist movement they were suppose...
Trump Undermines Tillerson's Diplomacy
2017-10-02 13:59:44 UTC
In our combined 50-plus years at the State Department, neither of us ever witnessed as profound a humiliation as a sitting president handed his secretary of state Sunday morning.
“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he ...
Trump's Swamp: Extensive Use of Taxpayer-Funded Private Aircrafts
2017-09-30 05:17:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday in an uproar over his use of costly private charter planes for government business.
“Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his re...
Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe.
Macron reiterated his view t...
California moves its presidential primary from June to March
2017-09-28 07:14:57 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will move its presidential primary from June to March under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, a change aimed at giving the liberal-leaning state more influence in choosing cand...
Trump's Tax Plan Will add Trillions of Dollars to the Debt
2017-09-28 06:48:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump proposed on Wednesday the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, calling for tax cuts for most Americans, but prompting criticism that the plan favors business and the rich and could add trillions...
KURDISTAN: Nearly 93 Percent of Kurds Voted for Independence
2017-09-27 17:13:52 UTC
KURDISTAN, ERBIL - Iraq's Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran.
Trump: Republicans Have Votes to Pass Healthcare Later
2017-09-27 13:07:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans have enough support to pass their healthcare overhaul but not this week, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, one day after Senate Republicans admitted defeat over their effort to repeal and replace Obamacar...
Trump's Tax Plan Proposes Deep Cuts, Lacks Revenue Details
2017-09-27 12:52:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Wednesday for slashing tax rates on businesses and the wealthy as part of a new tax plan that is likely to offer few details about how to pay for the cuts without expa...
Emmanuel Macron Sets Out Progressive Vision For EU
2017-09-26 16:47:29 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered a sweeping vision for a renewal of Europe on Tuesday, calling for the EU to cooperate more closely on defense, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have ...
Iraq: Kurds Vote In Historic Independence Referendum
2017-09-27 16:32:33 UTC
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across...
Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term.
She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
Senate Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Grows: Collins, Cruz, Lee Lean Against
2017-09-24 18:06:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins d...
Iran Tests New Missile After U.S. Criticism of Arms Program
2017-09-23 17:51:48 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its arsenal, despite U.S. pressure to stop.
The United States has imposed unilateral san...
Trump's Comments on Football Player Protests: NFL Pushes Back
2017-09-23 17:36:11 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem revealed an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodel...
McCain Does Not Support New GOP Obamacare Repeal
2017-09-22 18:56:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that he would vote against a new Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare if it is brought onto the Senate floor next week, in a new setback for the proposal.
“I cannot in good consci...
Trump: Turkish President Erdogan Gets 'Very High Marks'
2017-09-22 14:40:46 UTC
President Donald Trump on Thursday said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “getting very high marks,” despite his increasingly autocratic behavior.
“It’s a great honor and privilege — because he’s become a friend of mine — to introduce P...
Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away.
Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
North Korea Might Test H-Bomb in Pacific, Kim Jung-Un Insults Trump
2017-09-22 13:29:37 UTC
SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his thre...
UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
"This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators....
Why Trump is so Afraid of Mueller's Investigation
2017-09-21 18:51:38 UTC
It’s been clear for months that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is also examining whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice while he was in office.
But of late, more and more specifics have emerged about just w...