Trump's Eldest Son Testifies for Nine Hours in Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into Russia, the 2016 U.S. election and whether his father’s election campaign colluded with Moscow. Donald Trump Jr. arrived at a S...
2017-12-14 02:11:55 +0000

Political Blow to Trump: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Senate Seat in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, U.S. media projected, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Republican candidate Roy Moor...
2017-12-13 04:16:54 +0000

Women Demand Congressional Probe Into Trump Sexual Assaults

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women who have accused U.S. President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct called on Monday for a congressional investigation into his behavior amid a wave of similar accusations against prominent men in Hollywood, the media and politics. Over the past two years, more t...
2017-12-12 07:40:44 +0000

EU Economic Powers Warn Trump's Tax Plans Could Violate US Obligations Under International Agreements

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finan...
2017-12-11 17:36:13 +0000

Trump Will Ignite a New Palestinian Intifada

U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem disregard Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and beginning the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there has prompted the Palestinian Authority to accuse America of withdrawing ...
2017-12-07 21:03:24 +0000

Turkey blasts Trump's decision on Jerusalem as irresponsible

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “irresponsible” and called on Washington to reconsider the move. Several hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, ...
2017-12-06 19:40:49 +0000

Trump, Netanyahu: The Birth of the Most Right-Wing Coalition in History

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians. In a speech at the Whi...
2017-12-06 19:25:19 +0000

Deutsche Bank: Trump’s banking data turned over to Mueller

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank to share data on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday. Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide informat...
2017-12-05 18:43:29 +0000

Germany sees Trump's America as a more serious threat to peace than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation. Topping the list of foreign policy concerns: Trump and the United States ranked as a ma...
2017-12-05 13:02:33 +0000

US Supreme Court allows Trump's travel ban to go into full effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts. The nine-member court, with two lib...
2017-12-05 02:29:56 +0000

Isolationism in the Trump Era of 'America First': US Out of UN Migration Pact

Trump makes U.S. meaningless! US President Donald Trump's administration has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to coordinate and improve international migration and refugee issues, the US mission to the global body said. "Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informe...
2017-12-03 07:49:09 +0000

Donald Trump's approval rating lowest since taking office

Americans also tend to be optimistic about their new leaders, typically cutting them some slack during their early days in office. Not with Trump. Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After ten months, things have only gotten worse, America...
2017-12-03 09:03:51 +0000

Probe of Trump-Russia Collusion Moves Closer to White House

Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn became the fourth known person connected to the Trump campaign to be charged in connection to an investigation over whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The probe, headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, began in May to ...
2017-12-02 06:22:55 +0000

Trump Ready to Fire Tillerson

U.S. president Donald Trump's increasingly unstable administration ready to fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The White House has developed a plan to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, within weeks, a senior Trump a...
2017-11-30 18:06:17 +0000

Trump Publicly Rebukes Theresa May, a Key US Ally Leader

U.S. President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on Islamic terrorism after she criticized his right-wing tweets. It is unusual for a US president to publicly rebuke the leader of a key ally. The public broadside against the United States' closest ally came in ...
2017-11-30 05:11:35 +0000

Half of Americans Oppose GOP/ Trump Tax Bill

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Opposition has grown among Americans to a Republican tax plan before the U.S. Congress, with 49 percent of people who were aware of the measure saying they opposed it, up from 41 percent in October, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. Congre...
2017-11-29 22:10:20 +0000

Democrats eye Senate seat in Trump's Texas: 2018 Midterm Elections

KATY, Texas (Reuters) - As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year’s midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in Republican-dominated Texas rest with a telegenic ex-punk rocker who wants to impeach President Donald Trump and legalize marijuana. Beto...
2017-11-22 20:41:41 +0000

US federal judge blocks Trump's 'unconstitutional' order on sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — A federal court judge in California on Monday blocked an executive order from President Donald Trump to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, undermining the administration’s crackdown on immigration. The judge, who blocked the order provisionally in...
2017-11-21 18:17:57 +0000

Russian Elites Invested $100 Million in Trump's Business

MIAMI/MOSCOW – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic. “I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last m...
2017-11-20 05:54:57 +0000

Canada reaches out to US Congress to bypass Trump on NAFTA

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will redouble its lobbying efforts in Congress to block any Trump administration move to pull the United States out of NAFTA, sources familiar with government strategy said, as talks to modernize the treaty run into trouble. Canadian officials, preparing for a fifth r...
2017-11-15 20:02:04 +0000

Former US intelligence chiefs: Putin is Manipulating Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Former CIA Director John ...
2017-11-12 23:57:30 +0000

Trump & Putin On the Same Page: We Didn't

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. election after the two met briefly at a summit in Vietnam on Saturday and agreed a statement on Syria. It was their first encount...
2017-11-11 16:39:11 +0000

Mueller Wants to Know if Trump Knew About Campaign's Russia Contacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on...
2017-11-11 08:26:47 +0000

In Virginia Only 17 Percent Went to Support Trump, Democrats Score Victories

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Ralph Northam won a bitter race for Virginia governor on Tuesday, dealing a setback to President Donald Trump with a decisive victory over a Republican who had adopted some of the president’s combative tactics and issues. Exit polls in Virginia showed that one-t...
2017-11-08 18:14:29 +0000

Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian Officials in 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to U.S. lawmakers that he met with a Russian deputy prime minister on two trips to Moscow in 2016 and consulted with senior Trump campaign staff about one visit. In testimony made public on...
2017-11-07 06:42:46 +0000