Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion
2018-03-31 06:21:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
A judge issued an order Friday evening barring the government from “interfering ...
Trade Conflict Fears To Keep Markets On Edge
2018-03-30 08:50:53 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A full-scale global trade war has not broken out yet - but that hasn’t stopped the market from fretting about one or analysts from warning about the potential cost.
Whether such concerns remain a driving force for asset prices in the coming days depends largely on decision...
Germany: The world needs 'more United Nations'
2018-03-28 18:41:39 UTC
The world needs 'more United Nations,' new German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has said. He is promoting Germany's claim to be elected to one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the first time as...
China and US tussle at WTO over legality of Trump tariffs
2018-03-27 17:39:35 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States sparred with China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday over the legality of U.S. tariffs in response to alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum last week proposing tariffs on up ...
Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.
In an op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times, the 97-year-...
Young Americans to Lawmakers: 'We Vote You Out!'
2018-03-25 16:49:35 UTC
Chanting 'never again' and 'we vote you out,' hundreds of thousands of young Americans answered a call to action from survivors of last month's Florida high school massacre and rallied across the country demanding tighter gun laws.
In some of the biggest U.S. youth demonstrations for decades, ...
European Union economy is performing at its best level
2018-03-23 17:37:32 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone’s economy is performing at its best level yet, European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters on Friday, calling for EU leaders to consider reforms.
“We are experiencing the most favorable situation since the introduction of the euro, which makes this ...
European Union: It is not clear what Trump wants
2018-03-23 16:29:14 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, who will lead ne...
Trump sets China tariff plan, Dow plummets 720 points
2018-03-22 20:30:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global stocks had sold off on Thursday on the expectation of tough action from Trump, with U.S. markets down as much as 2.93 percent, plummets 724.42 points.
The Dow and Nasdaq stock indexes had fallen as much as 2 percent while the benchmark S&P was down as much as 1.85...
Trans-Atlantic under Trump is worse than it has been in decades
2018-03-22 07:36:03 UTC
From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.
No American president in recent memory has been as dismissive and at times as openly ...
Brexit: EU leaders warn UK on Irish border and Gibraltar
2018-03-21 18:48:03 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday.
The 27 leaders, who will meet Prime Minister Theresa M...
Chinese carmaker Geely's profit more than doubled in 2017
2018-03-21 07:58:51 UTC
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, whose chairman recently took a $9 billion stake in Germany’s Daimler AG, said on Wednesday its profits more than doubled in 2017, driven by strong domestic sales of popular SUVs.
The automaker, based in the eastern Chinese ci...
US film studio 'The Weinstein Company' filed for bankruptcy
2018-03-20 07:04:02 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.
The Weinstein Company...
Ex-CIA Director to Trump: "America will triumph over you"
2018-03-17 23:26:13 UTC
Former CIA Director John Brennan tears into US president Donald Trump over former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe firing in a blistering statement.
Earlier this month, Brennan said there was “deep, deep worry and concern” about America’s safety under the Trump administration.
Now he blast...
McCabe: Trump's "ongoing war on the FBI"
2018-03-17 07:51:45 UTC
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation. "He is facing political retaliation by President Donald Trum...
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller targets Trump Organization
2018-03-15 20:38:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two people briefed on the matter.
Details of the subpoena were not available, the newspaper said. Th...
Finland world's Happiest Country, U.S. Among Unhappiest
2018-03-21 08:34:09 UTC
The World Happiness Report, released Wednesday, crowned Finland the happiest place to live out of 156 countries.
Europe's Nordic countries have dominated the happiness index since the first report was published in 2012. Last year's winner was Norway. In 2016, Denmark took the top spot.
A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician and physicist has died at the age...
Trump's new team in place before US-North Korea summit
2018-03-13 21:14:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia and Iran, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Senior White House officials said Trump wanted...
Porn star to Trump: I'll give you back the money!
2018-03-13 03:13:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became U.S. president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump’s personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship.
Nationalist Bully in White House Takes on Global Trade
2018-03-12 07:19:39 UTC
Just days after announcing his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum against numerous countries, the president unilaterally followed through and formally decreed the measure.
Trump exempted America's neighbors Mexico and Canada under the condition that they agree on a deal on NAFTA, and...
Chinese President Xi Jinping to become president for life
2018-03-11 08:34:21 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — China’s rubber-stamp lawmakers on Sunday passed a historic constitutional amendment abolishing presidential term limits that will enable President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
The National People’s Congress’ nearly 3,000 hand-picked delegates endorsed the constitutional amen...
Officials worried "impeachment lawyer" might join WH
2018-03-11 06:05:13 UTC
(Reuters) - Veteran Washington lawyer Emmet Flood is under consideration for a White House job assisting U.S. President Donald Trump with the Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Flood, who advised former President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, met with Trum...
Trade war: Trump sets 25% tariff on steel, 10% on aluminum
2018-03-08 21:42:32 UTC
WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but exempted Canada and Mexico, backtracking from earlier pledges of tariffs on all countries.
Describing the dumping of steel...
Valuable Public Company: Amazon appears to beat Apple
2018-03-08 20:45:23 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc, the world’s most valuable publicly listed company, is in danger of being beaten by Amazon.com Inc to the $1 trillion mark.
Wall Street’s optimism about last year’s 10th anniversary iPhone had propelled Apple’s stock 24 percent higher over the past 12 months...