Toyota to invest about $500 million in Uber Technologies
2018-08-28 01:30:16 UTC
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will invest about $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to jointly work on developing driverless vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Toyota and Ub...
John McCain: a life in pictures
2018-08-26 03:25:12 UTC
U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. He was 81. He had served the United States of America faithfully fo...
CEOs: Trump's Immigration Policy Hurts U.S. Economy
2018-08-24 01:13:53 UTC
(Reuters) - A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the Trump administration’s immigration policy and said the rules increase uncertainty and undermine economic growth.
In the letter sig...
How close is Mueller to getting Trump?
2018-08-20 07:39:40 UTC
WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller gives US president Donald Trump new reason to be worried.
On Sunday morning Trump revealed quite a bit about his feelings of nervousness, when he referred to Richard Nixon’s White House Counsel John D...
US President Donald Trump’s lawyer says ‘Truth isn't truth’
2018-08-19 16:27:22 UTC
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
Move over, alternative facts. Now, truth isn’t truth.
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani used the line Sunday on NBC’s “Meet...
Merkel meets Putin to discuss human rights, Ukraine, Syria and Iran
2018-08-18 19:05:40 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Saturday.
Ex-WH aide says Trump knew about WikiLeaks emails before they came out
2018-08-14 23:11:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog,” and his campaign took legal action against her as the two former reality TV stars escalated their public feud.
Steady and strong: German economy picking up more steam
2018-08-14 07:07:13 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy picked up more steam than expected in the second quarter, driven by higher household and state spending, preliminary data showed on Tuesday.
Gross domestic product in Europe’s biggest economy expanded by 0....
China takes over project in world’s biggest natural gas reserves in Iran
2018-08-11 18:21:26 UTC
Reuters - China’s state-owned energy major CNPC has taken over the share in Iran’s multi-billion dollar South Pars gas project held by France’s Total, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.
Total signed a contract in 2017 to d...
German Right Wing snubs Bannon: “This is Not America”
2018-08-11 02:50:07 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist, to forge a wide populist alliance to undermine the European...
North Korea expects no progress as long as US pushes for sanctions
2018-09-06 00:41:10 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of pushing for international sanctions despite goodwill moves by Pyongyang and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington continues ...
Iran tells North Korea that the US cannot be trusted
2018-08-09 15:34:50 UTC
SEOUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the North’s nuclear and missile program...
Impact of escalating trade tensions between US and China
2018-08-08 18:14:42 UTC
(Reuters) - U.S. companies are putting in place measures to cushion the impact of escalating trade tensions between the United States and China.
The world’s two largest economies have already imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s...
'Best decision': Harley to shift production overseas to avoid tariffs
2018-07-24 19:15:26 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump’s restrictive trade policies have inflated Harley’s raw material costs and put it in crosshairs of a trade skirmish with the European Union. Last month, Harley unveiled a plan to shift production for European customers ...
Germans: Europe Doesn't Need America's Military Protection
2018-07-23 18:48:53 UTC
BERLIN — In the wake of repeated attacks from President Donald Trump, Germans appear to be souring on the country’s relationship with the United States. More than half of Germans now believe Europe can defend itself without the help of the U.S. mi...
Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt
2018-07-23 17:42:08 UTC
REUTERS — Despite roaring job growth and consumer spending, the U.S. economy is bolstered in large part by the poorer half of Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt.
A Reuters analysis of U.S. household data shows that the bottom 6...
Tape: Trump’s team lied about ex-Playboy model
2018-07-21 02:33:44 UTC
A recording of U.S. President Donald Trump talking about a payment to a ex-Playboy model who claimed they’d had an affair suggests Trump’s team later lied about his knowledge of the payment.
Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recor...
Germany demands 'minimum degree of reliability' from Trump
2018-07-18 19:21:08 UTC
Germany's top diplomat said international policy making is burdensome when the US president's words have a "half-life of 24 hours." Maas said he was unconvinced by Trump's attempts to backtrack on his Helsinki remarks.
German Foreign Minister H...
EU to protect oil exports & firms from US sanctions on Iran
2018-07-17 21:13:17 UTC
The Iran nuclear agreement marked its third anniversary in a gloomy state. Despite repeated attempts to keep him on board, US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the deal – signed on July 14, 2015 under the formal title the Join...
Trump is wholly in the pocket of Putin
2018-07-16 18:41:29 UTC
HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him wi...
EU hits back: Trump spreading "fake news"
2018-07-15 21:36:19 UTC
After U.S. President Donald Trump labeled the EU a “foe,” Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, responded on Twitter, using one of Trump’s favorite stock phrases.
“America and the EU are best friends,” Tusk wrote. “Whoever says we are...
France celebrates second World Cup victory after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final match
2018-07-15 20:49:10 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders’ dreams of a first title...
All UN members (except US) agree on global compact on safe migration
2018-07-14 05:27:05 UTC
After more than a year of discussions, the Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved by 192 members of the United Nations in New York on Friday.
The aim is to promote safe and orderly migration and reduce human smuggli...
Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit
2018-07-12 18:00:08 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, irritating and befuddling allies with charges and jibes before declaring success for convincing his counterparts to pay mo...
Germany and China standing together against US protectionism
2018-07-09 21:02:43 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and China signed a raft of commercial accords worth some 20 billion euros ($23.5 billion) on Monday, with their leaders reiterating commitments to a multilateral global trade order despite a looming trade war with the Un...