Trade war: China accuses US of “opening fire”
2018-07-05 16:53:07 UTC
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of “opening fire” on the world with tariffs set to take effect on Friday, warning that it will respond the moment that duties on $34 billion in Chinese goods kick in.
Volkswagen offers carsharing service with electric vehicles
2018-07-04 19:11:31 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to start offering car sharing services using fully electric vehicles in German cities next year as part of efforts to serve consumers who don’t want to buy their own vehicles.
Its offering will compete in...
Trump’s “tariffs would result in loss of hundreds of thousands of American jobs”
2018-06-27 22:59:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and thr...
Harley-Davidson move shows consequences of Trump's trade war
2018-06-27 00:38:30 UTC
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes on Tuesday and said the motorcycle maker, which he previously hailed as a model of American manufacturing, would suffer from a public backl...
Trump’s campaign manager loses bid to dismiss charges
2018-06-26 23:51:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was dealt a major loss on Tuesday when a federal judge who had previously expressed some sympathy for Manafort refused to dismiss charges brought against hi...
EU will respond if Trump impose tariffs on European cars
2018-06-23 22:13:42 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, a senior European Commission official said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday thre...
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...
China targets tariff on Mercedes-Benz shipped from Alabama
2018-06-21 07:00:52 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker Daimler cut its 2018 profit forecast, blaming a trade war between China and the United States and stricter pollution targets, sparking fears of a wave of earnings downgrades across the industry.
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...
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...
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.
Trump's ambassador to Germany has an agenda: Weakens European unity
2018-06-04 22:06:27 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by President Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Berlin after he told the right-wing media outlet Breitbart, he wanted to empower “other conservatives” in Europe.
Giuliani: Trump could shoot Comey and not be prosecuted
2018-06-04 03:20:34 UTC
While campaigning, President Trump famously said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and not lose any of his supporters, and his words were echoed Sunday by Rudy Giuliani, who told HuffPost if Trump had shot former FBI Director Jam...
Justin Trudeau: Trump's tariff policy is 'frankly insulting'
2018-06-04 00:30:35 UTC
‘The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable.’
In an exclusive interview with NBC's 'Meet the Press,' Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells Chuck Todd that Pres...
UN: Poverty in America dramatically inclining under Trump
2018-06-02 19:08:30 UTC
UN: The United States remains the most unequal society in the developed world.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net fr...
Elephant-whistle: Protect me & I'll have your back
2018-05-31 21:34:27 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pardon the far-right documentary film-maker Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to U.S. campaign finance law violations and was an outspoken critic of Democratic former President Barack ...
Zimbabwe will hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30
2018-05-30 17:06:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old stron...
Mexico's president Message for Trump: "NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever"
2018-05-30 06:47:38 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned borde...