Turkey's Erdogan threatens to expand Syrian Kurds offensive till Iraq border
2018-01-26 19:18:44 UTC
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq -- a move which risks a possible confrontation with ...
Russian agents created significant US election events on Facebook
2018-01-26 07:00:24 UTC
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook said Russian agents created 129 events on the social media network during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to testimony to Congress, shedding more light on Russia’s purported disinformation d...
WH counsel threatens to resign after Trump orders to fire Mueller: NY Times
2018-01-26 02:25:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump last June ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller fired but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than follow his directive, The New York Times reported on Thursday, citi...
Davos: Merkel says right-wing populism is a 'poison'
2018-01-24 21:04:11 UTC
DAVOS, Switzerland — German Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked the two world wars and questioned whether the West had learned the lessons from those conflicts.
Merkel has told WEF delegates that "the right-wing populism is a poison."
“We are ...
Mueller Questioned CIA Officials About Trump
2018-01-24 18:31:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. intelligence officers including CIA Director Mike Pompeo have been questioned by the U.S. special counsel’s team about whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia probe, sources told Re...
Syria: Turkish Aggression Against Kurds Continues
2018-01-24 06:53:28 UTC
As Turkey continues its offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin, Ankara says it has killed 260 enemy fighters. Washington and Moscow have called for restraint as the United Nations readies aid supplies.
Turkish artillery on Wednesday cont...
Zimbabwe's president orders top officials to declare assets
2018-01-23 18:23:11 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has given cabinet ministers and senior government officials until the end of February to declare their assets as new President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to foster transparency and fight corruption.
Mnangagwa, 75, took...
Turkey Attacks Kurds, the Most Effective Anti-ISIS Force
2018-01-23 07:30:10 UTC
BERLIN — By launching an offensive against Kurdish YPG militias in northern Syria, Turkey is again proving itself to be an unpredictable actor. The failure of Turkey's partners to speak up smacks of cynicism, says Kersten Knipp from Germany's publ...
Queen Elizabeth II Seeks to Reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe
2018-01-23 02:41:44 UTC
LONDON — The Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, is seeking to reconcile Britain with Zimbabwe and is pinning hopes on the latter rejoining the Commonwealth.
There are indications Zimbabwe and Britain will soon engage in high-level diplo...
Democrats agreed to extend funding government until Feb-8
2018-01-22 21:19:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Republicans over immigration and border security.
Legislation to renew fe...
Trumpian Era Brings Unprecedented Trust Crisis in U.S.
2018-01-22 07:34:32 UTC
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Trust in U.S. institutions, particularly the government, has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to a leading survey released on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Washington discusses bill funding government until Feb. 8
2018-01-21 20:26:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday that the House of Representatives would accept a bill funding the government through Feb. 8 and ending the current shutdown of federal agencies if the Senate can pass the measure.
A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Turkey Launches Airstrikes Against Kurds in Syria
2018-01-20 20:22:54 UTC
HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria’s war on Saturday with airstrikes against Afrin that raised the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the...
#TrumpShutdown — 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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"
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
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...