California Democrat plays audio of children crying in detention center
2018-06-23 06:04:50 UTC
Washington — Temporarily presiding over the U.S. House on Friday, U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, found herself injected into the debate over family separation when U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, refused to turn off a ProPublica rec...
Tesla to close 14 solar facilities, cut jobs
2018-06-22 04:44:58 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three interna...
Nikki Haley dismisses report on extreme poverty in America
2018-06-21 22:19:42 UTC
WASHINGTON — In a letter to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) following his call for the Trump administration to uphold international human rights treaty obligations and present Congress with a plan to alleviate poverty, United Nations Ambassador N...
US quits UN human rights body, latest rejection of multilateral engagement
2018-06-19 22:23:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.
Trump has chosen Merkel as his main enemy in Europe
2018-06-19 21:19:55 UTC
BERLIN — Trump has chosen German Chancellor Angela Merkel as his main enemy in Europe.
It is difficult to be surprised anymore in the era of Donald Trump, so the US president's recent Twitter attack can't really come as a shock to people in Ger...
"F**k you Melanie, you feckless piece of s**t": Kathy Griffin goes after Melania Trump, demands she stops husband from separating immigrant families
2018-06-18 06:41:10 UTC
Kathy Griffin responded to Melania's statement and called her a 'feckless piece of s**t'
Kathy Griffin unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against Melania Trump shortly after the first lady released a statement about the separation of immigrant ...
Germany’s Siemens to build new tube trains on London’s metropolitan network
2018-06-16 16:57:58 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - A division of Germany’s Siemens has been awarded a contract worth about 1.5 billion pounds ($2 billion) to design and build 94 new trains for the Piccadilly Line on London’s metropolitan train network, known as the Tube.
Poll: 70 percent of Canadians boycott U.S. products
2018-06-16 07:43:47 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Seventy percent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump, an Ipsos Poll sho...
US government cites a pro-slavery argument in defense of separating immigrant families
2018-06-15 07:17:39 UTC
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a Bible verse on Thursday to defend his department’s policy of prosecuting everyone who crosses the border from Mexico, suggesting that God supports the government in separating immigrant parents from their c...
New York sues Trump, three of his children & his foundation
2018-06-15 07:09:12 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York’s attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his namesake foundation on Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the nonprofit, including support for Trump’s 2016 presiden...
Trump's party could be defeated in November
2018-06-14 06:16:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 'It's Trump's party now' and Republicans could pay in November.
Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House and two seats in the Senate in the Nov. 6 elections to regain control of those chambers, allowing them to blo...
US congressman spreads neo-Nazi propaganda on twitter
2018-06-14 05:51:47 UTC
US congressman, Steve King (The Republican lawmaker from Iowa), spreads neo-Nazi and white supremacists propaganda on twitter.
On Tuesday, King, shared a tweet by British political activist Mark Collett that showed that 65 percent of Italians u...
Iran to Kim: Don't trust Trump, he quits deals within hours
2018-06-12 23:46:34 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearization agreement within hours.
Tehran cited its own experience in offering the advice...
Trump's massive tax cuts drive up U.S. deficits: Just in May alone, $147 billion
2018-06-12 23:06:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $147 billion budget deficit in May, an increase of 66 percent from the same month last year as the ledger took a hit from declining revenue and higher spending, according to Treasury Department data...
North Korea, U.S. leaders sign document after meeting
2018-06-12 06:12:23 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday had gone “better than anybody could have expected”, and they would sign a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear st...
Canadian province of Quebec offers C$100 million in loans to companies hit by U.S. tariffs
2018-06-11 22:15:23 UTC
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec will offer C$100 million ($77.1 million) in loans and guarantees on loans to steel and aluminum companies hit by recent U.S. tariffs, the province’s economy minister said on Monday.
Merkel labels Trump behavior 'depressing'
2018-06-11 06:07:07 UTC
Germany's Angela Merkel sharply criticized Donald Trump's decision to retract his endorsement of the G7 communique. The German Chancellor said the EU would continue preparing counter-measures to US metal tariffs.
Merkel on Sunday chided US Pre...
Robert DeNiro: "No Longer Down With Trump, It's F••k Trump"
2018-06-11 05:53:24 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday.
De Niro appeared on stage at New York’s Ra...
Macron suggests to exclude Trump from joint statement at G7 summit
2018-06-08 02:20:20 UTC
OTTAWA (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron, who has invested in a warm personal relationship with US president Donald Trump, said the other G7 nations - Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as France - should remain “polite”...
Mars: Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life
2018-06-07 19:30:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s nei...
Poll: Turkey's Erdogan to lose the parliamentary majority in snap elections
2018-06-07 17:05:09 UTC
ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first-round victory in Turkey’s presidential election and his ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote, a survey by pollster Gezici showed on Th...
Mexico puts tariffs on products from key Republican congressional districts
2018-06-07 02:50:01 UTC
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican tariffs are roiling U.S. congressional campaigns in states where U.S. exporters could take a hit and President Donald Trump’s Republicans face tough races in November congressional elections.
California put Democrats in a stronger position to gain control of US Congress
2018-06-06 20:41:42 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif./PRINCETON, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats on Wednesday said the results of nominating contests in California and New Jersey put them in a stronger position to gain control of Congress in November and oppose Republican President...
Trump likely does not have the right to pardon himself, according to constitutional experts
2018-06-05 08:38:57 UTC
Can US President Donald Trump pardon himself?
Contrary to his claim, the US president likely does not have the right to pardon himself, according to constitutional experts.
In his comparatively short tenure, President Trump has already issue...
Manafort tried to tamper with witnesses through an "encrypted messaging program"
2018-06-05 05:29:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday.