French Presidential Election 2017
2017-04-23 05:19:08 UTC
Who will win the French presidential election?
PARIS — France has seen its most extraordinary presidential election campaign in recent history. Beyond politics as usual, it points to a deep institutional crisis.
The French are going to the pol...
March for Science: Global concern over Trump's climate policy
2017-04-23 02:08:50 UTC
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO — People across the world expressed their support for science and facts at Earth Day events billed as a March of Science events *"celebration of science" ) on Saturday. The main march was in Washington D.C., but more than ...
Merkel Schools Trump: You Can't Do A Trade Deal With Germany
2017-04-22 19:08:55 UTC
"Ten times Trump asked her ( German Chancellor Angela Merkel ) if he could negotiate a trade deal with Germany," the newspaper quoted a senior German politician as saying.
"Every time she replied, 'You can't do a trade deal with Germany, only t...
U.S. Government Threatens Funding Cut To California
2017-04-22 06:24:27 UTC
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do n...
Trump's Travel Ban Faces Its Second Challenge At US Appeals Court
2017-04-22 05:59:34 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democrat...
GOP Struggling To Pass A Spending Package To Keep The Government Open
2017-04-21 15:07:39 UTC
WASHINGTOn — Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding.
Germany: Borussia Dortmund bus attack was a criminal act with no ties to terrorism
2017-04-21 06:18:58 UTC
Dortmund — German police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of being behind last week's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. Greed, not ties to international terror, is thought to have motivated the suspect.
The 28-year old man, ...
Stephen Colbert: Bill O'Reilly was a self-righteous landfill of angry garbage
2017-04-21 05:25:37 UTC
Stephen Colbert opened his show on Wednesday night by addressing Fox News’ firing of Bill O’Reilly, the man who served as the inspiration for the “Stephen Colbert” conservative pundit character who spent almost a decade hosting The Colbert Report....
French Presidential Election: Le Pen Loses Ground To Macron
2017-04-21 03:47:32 UTC
PARIS — French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron spoke with former U.S. president Barack Obama on the phone on Thursday, in an apparent sign of support just three days before the first round of an uncertain presidential election.
Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests
2017-04-20 17:52:06 UTC
CARACAS — Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.
Trudeau rejects Trump's rhetoric over Canadian dairy system
2017-04-20 17:47:39 UTC
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday brushed off an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump against Canada's system of dairy protections, saying every nation defended its agricultural industries.
Trudeau told Bloomberg Television th...
World Bank Express Concerns Over Trump's Economic Policy
2017-04-20 10:33:25 UTC
WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders are gathering on Trump's home turf to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration.
The International Monetary Fund and World B...
Putin-linked think tank wrote plan to sway 2016 election in Trump's favor - documents
2017-04-20 10:26:25 UTC
WASHINGTON — A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S...
Turkish Referendum: 2.5 Million Votes Might be Manipulated
2017-04-19 08:29:28 UTC
Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in Sunday's Turkish referendum that ended in a close "yes" vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission said on Tuesday.
However Turkish a...
U.S. says Iran is in compliance with nuke deal, wants to review lifting of sanctions
2017-04-19 08:10:31 UTC
By Lesley Wroughton |
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States' national security interests, while acknowledging tha...
Runoff in Georgia: "This is already a victory for the ages"
2017-04-19 07:21:54 UTC
A novice Democratic candidate weathered attacks from President Donald Trump and finished well ahead of his Republican rivals in a much-watched Georgia congressional race on Tuesday, but appeared to fall short of the majority he needed to win outri...
Trump's "America First" Order: Tighten H-1B Visa Program
2017-04-19 04:05:46 UTC
Kenosha, Wisconsin - U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S., as he tries to carry out his campaign pledge to put "America First."
British PM Theresa May Called For An Early Election On June 8
2017-04-18 17:52:39 UTC
By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James |
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolst...
Greece Needs To Implement Reforms To Secure A New Loan
2017-04-18 07:45:33 UTC
The International Monetary Fund will not take part in a bailout program for Greece if it deems the country's debt is unsustainable, the international lender's chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview published on Tuesday.
Greece needs to im...
Germany's Volkswagen ready for selling more green cars in China
2017-04-18 06:27:54 UTC
China has aggressively promoted plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars, dubbed 'new energy vehicles', to fight urban smog but is gradually phasing out subsidies in favor of hard requirements like quotas.
Under draft rules released in Septembe...
Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill h...
Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
2017-04-18 03:18:51 UTC
What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history.
The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist na...
Erdogan Seeks A 'One-Man Regime', Despite 'Deeply Divided' Turkey
2017-04-17 17:41:34 UTC
ANKARA/ISTANBUL — In Ankara convoys of cars honking horns clogged a main avenue as they headed toward the AK Party's headquarters, their passengers waving flags from the windows, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum to g...
China's factory output rose 7.6 percent, asset investment grew 9.2 percent
2017-04-17 03:27:13 UTC
China's factory output rose 7.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment grew 9.2 percent in the first quarter, both beating expectations.
Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow by 6.3 perce...
Trump's Options Limited In Dealing With North Korea, Despite His Rhetoric
2017-04-17 02:57:58 UTC
North Korea denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back.