To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
<blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3>
WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
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...
EU preparing for Greek aid without the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2017-01-18 08:36:01 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is preparing for a continuation of aid for Greece without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Talks between Athens and foreign lend...
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...
Globalization not to blame for world's ills: China's Xi
2017-01-18 08:13:17 UTC
"No one will win from a trade war," says Xi.
Economic globalization has become a "Pandora's Box" for many, but global problems are not caused by it, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday.
Xi told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Sw...
UK wants to make a success of Brexit and build a truly global Britain
2017-01-18 04:08:35 UTC
May rejects 'partial' EU membership in Brexit speech.
Addressing an audience including foreign ambassadors in central London, Prime Minister Theresa May has finally outlined what Brexit really means for her: Britain going it alone, fully disent...
European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete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...
Germany is willing to cooperate with China to combat populist trends
2017-01-16 08:19:53 UTC
Germany's embassy in Beijing on Monday urged China to take action to open its markets to foreign companies to counter rising global protectionism, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Xi is expect...
The danger of Trump's economic policies
2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
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...
Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope.
By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON
U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
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...
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president.
Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
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...
Germany and EU economy ended the year with its strongest growth
2017-01-16 04:30:35 UTC
By Francesco Guarascio | BRUSSELS
Industries across the euro zone cranked up output in November and Germany ended the year with its strongest growth in five years, data showed on Thursday, pointing to an economic spurt that may be arriving earlie...
UK has no chance for full access to the EU after Brexit
2017-01-12 00:52:19 UTC
By Andrew MacAskill and Huw Jones | LONDON (Reuters)
Britain's finance industry has given up on efforts to keep full access to the European Union after Brexit and is pushing instead for a more limited trade deal that would potentially exclude som...
Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
2017-01-11 23:56:40 UTC
MOSUL, IRAQ (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river on Wednesday, military officials said, keeping up the momentum of a renewed offensive in the jiha...
Donald Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi tactics
2017-01-11 22:11:59 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany over a dossier that makes salacious claims about him in Russia.
The Republican said leaks from ...