Politics

  • Russian ex-agent & his daughter poisoned with nerve agent
    Russian_double_agent_and_his_daughter_poisened_with_nerve_agent 2018-03-07 21:34:21 UTC
    SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London’s ties with M...
  • Sessions Sues California: "Sanctuary" Policies Violate Supremacy of Federal Law
    Sessions_sues_california-_%22sanctuary%22_policies_violate_supremacy_of_federal_law 2018-03-07 18:31:36 UTC
    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, escalating the Trump administration’s rhetoric against the most populous U.S. state, accused California on Wednesday of obstructing federal immigration enforcement efforts and vowed to st...
  • Porn Star Sues US President Trump, Nondisclosure Agreement Is Null
    Porn_star_sues_trump__nondisclosure_agreement_is_null 2018-03-07 09:25:50 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, which prevented her from discus...
  • Top Trump Economic Adviser Resigns After Dispute Over Tariffs
    Top_trump_economic_adviser_resigns_after_dispute_over_tariffs 2018-03-07 00:00:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, a Wall Street banker who opposes hefty steel and aluminum tariffs planned by U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that he was resigning. “It has been an honor to serve m...
  • Kellyanne Conway violated federal law in two TV interviews
    Kellyanne_conway_violated_federal_law_in_two_tv_interviews 2018-03-06 21:34:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, violated federal law in two television interviews last year by using her White House position to weigh in on a political race, the U.S. Office of Special Counse...
  • Trade War: Mexico Rejects U.S. Bid to Split NAFTA
    Trade_war-_mexico_rejects_bid_to_split_nafta 2018-03-06 20:38:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers stepped up calls for President Donald Trump to pull back from proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports as key trading partner Mexico rejected a bid by Washington to drive a wedge betwee...
  • Kim Jong Un meets high-level delegation of South Korea's President Moon
    Kim_jong_un_meets_high-level_delegation_of_south_korea's_president_moon 2018-03-06 09:45:14 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency sai...
  • Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after inconclusive vote
    Italy's_renzi_resigns_as_democratic_party_leader_after_inconclusive_vote 2018-03-05 18:04:05 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections. Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with“extremist part...
  • Italian election: Populist surge, no majority
    Italian_election-_populist_surge__no_majority 2018-03-05 04:01:06 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters delivered a hung parliament on Sunday, flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political gridlock, initial results showed. If ...
  • Social Democrat party members approve Merkel-led coalition
    Angela_merkel_-__social_democrat_party_members_approve_new_merkel-led_coalition 2018-03-04 09:21:35 UTC
    Berlin — Germany's chancellor will get a fourth term after her junior partners, the SPD, voted for a coalition deal. The new government could be in place in less than two weeks' time. More than five months after Germans went to polls in the Sep...
  • A Divided Italy Goes To The Polls
    A_divided_italy_goes_to_the_polls 2018-03-04 08:26:18 UTC
    ROME (Reuters) - Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former pr...
  • Iran urges West to dismantle its nuclear weapons before any missile talks
    Iran_urges_west_to_dismantle_its_nuclear_weapons_before_any_missile_talks 2018-03-04 01:23:53 UTC
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday. Separately, Iran confirmed that the Ir...
  • Trump's protectionist measures will hurt US economy
    Trump's_protectionist_measures_will_hurt_the_us_economy 2018-03-04 00:47:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON - Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy. The U.S. President kept up pressure on trading partners, threatening European automaker...
  • Robert Mueller focusing on Kushner's talks with Qatar, Turkey, Russia, China and UAE
    Mueller_focusing_on_kushner's_talks_with_qatar__turkey__russia__china_and_uae 2018-03-03 08:38:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators are looking into whether Jared Kushner’s business talks with foreigners, as his father-in-law Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency, later influenced White House policy, NBC News reported on Friday. ...
  • Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israeli_police_questioned_prime_minister_benjamin_netanyahu 2018-03-02 09:31:31 UTC
    Israeli police have already arrested two people close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly promoting regulations for Israel's largest telecommunications company. Netanyahu is also a suspect in two other graft probes. Israeli polic...
  • The Economic Consequences of Trump's Trade War
    The_economic_consequences_of_trump's_trade_war 2018-03-02 08:37:49 UTC
    SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. oil and gas industry slammed President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, saying the move would kill energy jobs by raising costs for big infrastructure projects. Trump’s planned tarif...
  • Trump's inner circle depleted by firings and clouded by scandal
    Trump's_inner_circle_depleting_by_firings_and_clouded_by_scandal 2018-03-01 06:52:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director, a blow to the president, whose inner circle has been depleted by firi...
  • Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has lost access to top-secret intelligence
    Trump's_son-in-law_jared_kushner_has_lost_access_to_top-secret_intelligence 2018-02-27 21:07:35 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS: Kushner loses access to top-secret intelligence, according to POLITICO. A memo sent Friday downgraded the presidential son-in-law and adviser and other White House aides who had been working on interim clearances. President Tr...
  • South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
    South_korean_prosecutors_seek_long_sentence_for_ex-president_park_geun-hye 2018-02-27 07:08:31 UTC
    Millions of South Koreans protested for Park Guen-hye's removal from office in response to corruption allegations in late 2016. The country's highest court removed her in March 2017. Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison sentence for...
  • Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
    Police-_britain_faces_a_significant_threat_from_far-right_terrorism 2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year. ...
  • Mueller eyes Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort's LA bankruptcies
    Conspiracy_against_us-_trump_aide_paul_manafort_charged 2018-02-27 00:29:23 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors who have already indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on charges of money laundering, bank fraud and covertly lobbying for pro-Russian interests may have additional le...
  • Gaza fisherman died after Israeli navy fired on his boat
    Palestinian_fisherman_died_after_israeli_navy_fired_on_his_boat 2018-02-26 18:38:06 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said. The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed fro...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Over 'DACA' Immigrants
    Apple__gm__best_buy_join_dreamers_coalition_lobby_on_daca 2018-02-26 18:07:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the United ...
  • UN votes unanimously for month-long ceasefire in Syria
    Un_security_council_votes_unanimously_for_month-long_ceasefire_in_syria_ 2018-02-25 09:54:46 UTC
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and reside...
  • Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Mueller
    Ex-trump_aide_set_to_plead_guilty__will_cooperate_with_mueller 2018-02-23 19:24:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he wi...