US cable provider 'Comcast' offers $31 billion for 'Sky'
2018-02-27 08:46:42 UTC
LONDON - Comcast Corp, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered to pay $31 billion to buy Sky, the European pay-TV group that has agreed to be sold to Rupert Murdoch's Fox.
Comcast, which owns NBC and Universal Pictures, said it...
South Korean prosecutors seek long sentence for ex-President Park Geun-hye
2018-02-27 07:08:31 UTC
Millions of South Koreans protested for Park Guen-hye's removal from office in response to corruption allegations in late 2016. The country's highest court removed her in March 2017.
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison sentence for...
Police: UK faces significant threat from far-right terrorism
2018-02-27 01:16:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.
US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' to file for bankruptcy
2018-02-27 00:53:48 UTC
The Weinstein Company said that the U.S. film studio, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, planned to file for bankruptcy in the coming days after talks to sell itself collapsed.
Filing for bankr...
Mueller eyes Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort's LA bankruptcies
2018-02-27 00:29:23 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors who have already indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on charges of money laundering, bank fraud and covertly lobbying for pro-Russian interests may have additional le...
Gaza fisherman died after Israeli navy fired on his boat
2018-02-26 18:38:06 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.
The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed fro...
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Over 'DACA' Immigrants
2018-02-26 18:07:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the United ...
Students take on NRA: Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun control
2018-02-25 09:03:34 UTC
(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg’s classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midter...
UN votes unanimously for month-long ceasefire in Syria
2018-02-25 09:54:46 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs were relatively calm on Sunday, following the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and reside...
Ex-Trump Aide to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Mueller
2018-02-23 19:24:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, according to court documents, in a sign he wi...
McMaster, Kelly may leave over tensions with Trump
2018-02-23 16:08:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between President Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon.
Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are milita...
New criminal charges against Trump aides Manafort, Gates
2018-02-23 05:38:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last yea...
NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture
2018-02-22 17:52:49 UTC
CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.
Mexico is on tr...
US President Trump Wants Armed Teachers in Schools
2018-02-22 06:50:15 UTC
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming tea...
Time for action: Students walk out for gun control
2018-02-21 17:48:05 UTC
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It’s time for action.
The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawm...
North Korea canceled a secret meeting with US
2018-02-21 05:34:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said...
George & Amal Clooney to join student march for gun control
2018-02-20 23:23:11 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney and his wife said on Tuesday they are donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington and will walk with students in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high ...
US Election 2016: The Cook, Putin & Trump
2018-02-20 23:24:32 UTC
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” say they think the cri...
Syrian army to back Kurdish forces in fight against Turkey
2018-02-19 08:53:25 UTC
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and the Damascus government have reached an agreement for the Syrian army to enter the Afrin region to help repel a Turkish offensive, a senior Kurdish official said on Sunday.
Badran Jia Kurd, an advise...
Florida students to lawmakers and Trump: 'Shame on you'
2018-02-18 08:49:13 UTC
Victims of the recent Florida school shooting have called out politicians for their lack of action after yet another deadly massacre. "Shame on you!" the students said to Trump, NRA and U.S. lawmakers.
Thousands of students, parents and gun con...
Ethiopia ruled out military takeover amid state of emergency
2018-02-17 17:08:46 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century.
The United St...
U.N. Urges Iran to Stop 'Surge' of Juvenile Executions
2018-02-17 01:27:21 UTC
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Mahboubeh Mofidi was 13 ye...
Mueller issues indictment against 13 Russians, three entities
2018-02-16 19:23:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the...
Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
Germany calls on UK to offer more 'concrete' Brexit plans
2018-02-16 17:47:12 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A Brexit deal should strike a balance to ensure Britain clearly diverges from the European Union’s single market but keeps close economic ties with the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting British Prime Minis...