Politics

  • Xi: China Will Relax Market Access for Foreign Investment
    Xi-_china_will_relax_market_access_for_foreign_investment 2017-10-18 05:56:37 UTC
    BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. China will relax marke...
  • GOP and Democrats Appeared to Reach a Deal on Obamacare
    Obamacare_repeal_fails-_president_obama%e2%80%99s_health_law_stay 2017-10-17 22:38:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced su...
  • Scientists Detect Light From Gravitational Wave
    Scientists_detect_light_from_gravitational_wave_when_neutron_stars_collide 2017-10-16 19:27:03 UTC
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - When neutron stars collide: Scientists in Europe and the U.S. have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same co...
  • Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
    Germany_urges_us_not_to_endanger_the_security_of_americans_and_its_allies 2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. ...
  • ISIS Facing Imminent Collapse in Syria's Raqqa
    Isis_facing_imminent_collapse_in_syria's_raqqa 2017-10-14 21:41:42 UTC
    BEIRUT — After losing Mosul, its de-facto Iraqi capital, ISIS is reported to have been driven out of Syria's Raqqa. US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to hand the jihadist militants another catastrophic defeat. All ISIS ("Islamic S...
  • Trump's Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal 'leaves U.S. Isolated'
    Iran's_rouhani_at_un-_it_would_be_great_pity_if_rogue_newcomers__trump__to_politics_destroyed_nuclear_deal 2017-10-14 21:41:29 UTC
    PARIS/ BERLIN/ ANKARA - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani harshly reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify its nuclear deal with six major powers. Rouhani said that his country would continue to stick to the nuclear deal and th...
  • Trump Plays a Dangerous Game on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Donald_trump_plays_a_dangerous_game_on_iran_nuclear_agreement_ 2017-10-13 19:56:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Is the U.S. President, Donald J. Trump, about to make the defining mistake of his foreign policy? On Friday he struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify...
  • Trump Wants Dramatically Increase the US Nuclear Arsenal
    Trump_wants_dramatically_increase_the_u.s._nuclear_arsenal 2017-10-11 17:52:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to dramatically increase the country’s nuclear arsenal, he said in a meeting with his national security advisers in July, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing three officials who were pre...
  • European Powers Will Do Everything to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    European_powers_will_do_everything_to_save_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-11 17:32:14 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement t...
  • UK’s Impending Exit from the EU Strengthened Scottish Independence Plans
    Nicola_sturgeon-__uk%e2%80%99s_impending_exit_from_the_eu_strengthened_scottish_independence_plans 2017-10-10 21:06:02 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to o...
  • Catalan Leader Puigdemont Postpones Independence Plans
    Catalan_leader_carles_puigdemont_postpones_independence_plans 2017-10-10 20:15:26 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday proclaimed the region’s independence from Spain but said its effects would be suspended to allow for talks with the Madrid government. “I assume the mandate that Catalonia should...
  • Donald Trump Could Put US 'on Path to WWIII'
    Trump_could_put_us_'on_path_to_wwiii' 2017-10-09 20:20:25 UTC
    US President Donald Trump came under attack from a top member of his own Republican party on Sunday, with Senator Bob Corker telling The New York Times that the president's threats toward other countries could put America "on the path to World War...
  • Iran Threatens Missile Attacks on US Bases
    Iran_threatens_missile_attacks_on_us_bases 2017-10-09 09:03:15 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how h...
  • Trump Is Not Serious About 'Dreamer' Deal
    Trump_is_not_serious_about_'dreamer'_deal 2017-10-09 08:31:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who pledged to help protect young people known as “Dreamers” brought illegally to the United States as children, called on Sunday for money to fund a border wall to be part of any immigration dea...
  • British PM Might Demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
    British_pm_might_demote_foreign_secretary_boris_johnson 2017-10-08 06:07:18 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled in an interview that she might demote Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a Sunday newspaper said, after she faced an open rebellion from within her party this week. The Sunday Times s...
  • Russia: North Korea Missiles Can Reach US West Coast
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-10-08 05:41:13 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday. Anton Morozov, ...
  • Trump Presumed to Create Chaos in Iran Nuclear Deal
    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
    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
    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
    Nobodys_in_control_trump_strange 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
    Trump_tillerson 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
    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
    Time_for_european_visionary_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
    California_moves_its_presidential_primary_from_june_to_march-_gov._jerry_brown 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
    Trump_undermines_trust_between_partners-_%22i_have_the_absolute_right%22 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...