US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...
Russian Troops to Fill Void Left by US in Syria
2019-10-23 00:55:16 UTC
SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkis...
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: Trump Wanted Quid Pro Quo Deal
2019-10-22 21:31:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday he was told that President Donald Trump made the release of security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he sought, according to a copy of his...
Invasion Into Kurdish-Syrian Territory: Germany Bans Arms Exports to Turkey
2019-10-12 19:55:28 UTC
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turk...
Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations.
The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection.
Lev Parnas and Igor...
US Will Betray Kurds Again
2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...
Biden: Trump 'Unhinged' and 'Most Corrupt President'
2019-10-04 23:45:36 UTC
On Friday former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke briefly to reporters in which he condemned President Trump for suggesting both Ukraine and China should investigate Biden and his son Hunter.
“This is not about me, this is not about my son, there’s not a shred of evidence of having done a...
New 25% Tariffs on EU Food Will Lead to Higher Prices, Cost American Jobs
2019-10-04 00:39:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New 25% U.S. tariffs on Italian cheese, French wine, Scotch whisky, British biscuits, Spanish olives and thousands of other European food products will lead to higher prices ahead of the holiday season and cost American jobs, trade groups said on Thursday.
The U.S. Trade...
EU: Lots of Problematic Issues in UK’s Latest Brexit Proposal
2019-10-03 17:28:04 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britain’s latest Brexit proposal, saying that more discussions were needed.
“Accepting such a proposal would not meet all the objectives of the backstop: preventing a...
Weak US Economic Data Weighs on Global Market
2019-10-03 16:56:45 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data weighed on global financial markets on Thursday, leaving world equity benchmarks bouncing in choppy trading and sending investors into safe-haven assets on expectations of further Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
The drop in the c...
Trump Calls For China To Investigate His Political Opponent
2019-10-03 15:49:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wanted Ukraine and China to investigate political rival and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son, openly advocating an action that triggered a Democratic impeachment inquiry in Congress.
Trump’s earlier efforts t...
North Korea Tested New Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
2019-10-03 04:56:04 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea to contain external threats and bolster self-defense, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.
The launch on Wednesday was the most provocati...
Biden to Trump: You're Afraid of Just How Badly I Would Beat You
2019-10-03 04:24:39 UTC
(Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Donald Trump described him as “stone-cold crooked,” Joe Biden, a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 race for the White House, vowed on Wednesday the Republican president is “not going to destroy me.”
“Let me make something clear to Trump and his hat...
Trump Is Using “Misinformation” to Attack US Diplomat
2019-10-03 00:04:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of using “propaganda and misinformation” to attack the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explain how the material circulated at top levels of his department.
Zelenskiy May Damage Ukraine’s International Standing
2019-09-27 01:22:09 UTC
KIEV (Reuters) - Opponents of Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday they were worried that the Ukrainian president’s criticism of European leaders in a call with Donald Trump could damage the country’s international standing.
Zelenskiy, a former television comedian and political novice who was ...
Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
People are to blame, the resea...
Millions of Young People to Strike for Climate Action
2019-09-20 01:46:10 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.
Protests, inspired by the 16...
Attacks on Saudi Oil Field Knock Out Half of Its Output
2019-09-15 07:21:05 UTC
RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
2 Million More Americans Without Health Insurance
2019-09-10 19:07:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans without health insurance rose for the first time in a decade last year and U.S. household income barely rose, according to a government report on Tuesday that laid bare issues that could become central to the U.S. presidential election next year.
Trump Abruptly Fired His National Security Adviser Bolton
2019-09-10 17:48:46 UTC
WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump fired abruptly his national security adviser John Bolton, saying on Tuesday he had serious policy disagreements with his hardline aide.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly wit...
House Panel to Vote on Trump's Impeachment Probe
2019-09-10 01:58:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said on Monday it will consider steps this week to formalize an investigation that could lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The panel, which hopes to decide whether to recommend Trump’s ...
UK's Johnson Loses Control
2019-09-07 01:55:13 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament voted on Wednesday to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, but rejected his first bid to call a snap election two weeks before the scheduled exit.
After wresting control of the day’s p...
Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth’s atmosphere. Th...
Scientists Find Micro Plastic in Arctic Ice
2019-08-14 23:33:28 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet.
The researchers used a helicopter to land on ice ...
Recession Fears Escalate
2019-08-14 19:02:04 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stumbled on Wednesday as investors fled equities for safe-haven assets, seeking shelter amid gathering signs that a recession could be on the horizon.
All three major U.S. indexes were sharply lower as short- and long-dated Treasury yields inverted for the firs...