U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday:
"John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...
BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said.
European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
Germany Schools Trump On Trade - “Build Better Cars”
2017-01-16 12:40:29 UTC
Berlin has mounted a staunch defence of its policies after Donald Trump criticised the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her stance during the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported into the US.
Germany’s deputy cha...
Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Trump about dangers of protectionism
2017-01-16 12:45:12 UTC
Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in 2016 and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States to stick to multilateral cooperation, and warned that US Presi...
Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
Iraqi forces 'retake Mosul University' from ISIS
2017-01-14 21:33:04 UTC
Army says it has seized strategic university complex used as base by ISIS fighters following two days of fierce clashes.
By Isabel Coles and John Davison (Reuters) | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD
Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants...
Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON
U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
"ISIS's days in Mosul are quickly coming to an end": Iraqi forces/ U.S. Air Force
2017-01-13 21:57:56 UTC
By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, IRAQ/BAGHDAD
Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the m...
Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
French far right leader Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower
2017-01-18 04:05:30 UTC
French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower on Thursday but she declined to say whether she was there to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters witness and a media pool report.
Pena Nieto: Mexico will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build
2017-01-18 04:05:07 UTC
Pena Nieto said his government would seek to diversify business ties with Asia and Latin American countries where it had room for improvement and And we will not pay for the wall Trump plans to build.
By Dave Graham | MEXICO CITY
Mexico said o...
U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
"FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies
2017-01-10 06:51:50 UTC
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald T...
Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
(Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday.
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.
Speaking on CBS...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
Washington Post: Russian officials celebrating Trump win
2017-01-06 02:13:57 UTC
Senior Russian officials celebrated Donald Trump's election victory as a geopolitical win for Moscow, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials who said intercepted communications showed the Russians congratulating themselves...
U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON
There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...