United Nations: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
2017-12-16 06:06:47 UTC
Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty.
A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the ...
Trump's Eldest Son Testifies for Nine Hours in Russia Probe
2017-12-14 02:11:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign collud...
Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Share an Emotional Moment
2017-12-14 00:56:10 UTC
On ABC’s The View Meghan, daughter of Republican John McCain, connected with former Vice President Joe Biden over the fact that her father is now battling the same type of brain cancer that Biden’s son Beau died of while Biden was still in office...
Political Blow to Trump: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Senate Seat in Alabama
2017-12-13 04:16:54 UTC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexua...
Women Demand Congressional Probe Into Trump Sexual Assaults
2017-12-12 07:40:44 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the medi...
EU Economic Powers Warn Trump's Tax Plans Could Violate US Obligations Under International Agreements
2017-12-11 17:36:13 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade.
In a letter to U.S. S...
Across the West Bank Palestinians Clash with Israeli Troops
2017-12-10 18:39:57 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Chri...
Obama urges voters to protect democracy, complacency could lead to fascism
2017-12-09 09:23:18 UTC
Many US right wing commentators have hit out at former President Barack Obama after he evoked Nazi Germany in a bid to encourage voters to remain vigilant and protect democracy.
"We get complacent and assume that things continue as they have be...
France’s Foreign Minister: "US Is Alone and Isolated"
2017-12-08 22:16:52 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital upset Western allies and has infuriated the Arab world.
The status of Jerusalem has been one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement between ...
What exactly is an intifada?
2017-12-08 01:35:24 UTC
Intifada is an Arabic word that translates literally as 'shaking off' or 'Uprising'. In the Arab-Israeli conflict, it means a concerted Palestinian effort to shake off Israeli power and gain independence.
When intifada is used in the context of...
Turkey blasts Trump's decision on Jerusalem as irresponsible
2017-12-06 19:40:49 UTC
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “irresponsible” and called on Washington to reconsider the move.
Several hundred protesters...
Trump, Netanyahu: The Birth of the Most Right-Wing Coalition in History
2017-12-06 19:25:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Isra...
Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics
2017-12-05 19:24:04 UTC
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the IO...
Germany sees Trump's America as a more serious threat to peace than North Korea or Russia
2017-12-05 13:02:33 UTC
BERLIN - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.
Topping the list of foreign policy co...
US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into full effect
2017-12-05 02:29:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lo...
Paris climate accord: Obama promises US remains on track, thanks to the action of some states
2017-12-02 20:47:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor’s decision to pull out of the Paris climat...
Donald Trump's approval rating lowest since taking office
2017-12-03 09:03:51 UTC
Americans also tend to be optimistic about their new leaders, typically cutting them some slack during their early days in office. Not with Trump.
Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After ...
Probe of Trump-Russia Collusion Moves Closer to White House
2017-12-02 06:22:55 UTC
Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn became the fourth known person connected to the Trump campaign to be charged in connection to an investigation over whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
The probe, headed b...
U.S. Will Stop Arming Syrian Kurdish YPG Fighters
2017-12-02 01:32:08 UTC
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that as offensive operations against Islamic State in Syria entered their final stages, he expected the focus to move towards holding territory instead of...
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw
2017-12-03 08:06:38 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s draw.
Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, Wants to Cooperate in Russia Probe
2017-12-02 06:25:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors said, adding that he had spoken with a top member of Trump’s transition team regarding...
Trump Ready to Fire Tillerson
2017-11-30 18:06:17 UTC
U.S. president Donald Trump's increasingly unstable administration ready to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The White House has developed a plan to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central I...
The Next GOOGLE Could Come From Europe
2017-11-30 06:38:48 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a repor...
Trump Publicly Rebukes Theresa May, a Key US Ally Leader
2017-11-30 05:11:35 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on Islamic terrorism after she criticized his right-wing tweets. It is unusual for a US president to publicly rebuke the leader of a key ally.
The public broadsid...
Bitcoin tops an all-time high above $10,000
2017-11-29 06:11:39 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Red-hot bitcoin soared through an all-time high above $10,000 on Wednesday, taking its gains to more than 900 percent so far this year, the most of any asset class.
Despite widespread scepticism of many veteran bankers and ...