Medicare for All is New Litmus Test for Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
2017-09-13 14:12:46 UTC
Medicare for All is becoming the new litmus test for Democratic presidential hopefuls.Cory Booker became the fifth Democratic senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All bill on Monday afternoon. It’s a shift for Booker, who recently told Vox’s Jeff Stein that single-pa...
Turkey appears to be building a military infrastructure independent of NATO
2017-09-12 20:19:26 UTC
Turkey has risked the anger of the United States and its fellow NATO members by signing a contract with Russia to buy a missile defense system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish media on Tuesday that Ankara had put down a deposit on the Russian-made S-400 missile batteries, a...
Trump Tweets: 'start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP'
2017-09-08 17:38:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposition Democrats.
“Republicans must start the Tax ...
Ryan and Mnuchin See U.S Tax Overhaul by End of Year
2017-09-07 17:05:19 UTC
Doina Chiacu, Susan Heavey
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan voiced confidence on Thursday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the U.S. tax code by the end of this year, a major but elusive goal for President Donald Trump...
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All
2017-09-07 16:49:43 UTC
Elizabeth Warren backs Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders has not yet introduced his Medicare for All bill in the Senate, but on Thursday morning it gained an important supporter in Warren. In a statement, Warren said she based her decision on her constituents’ needs and added:
I believe it’s time...
Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro zone budget.
Macron wants a giant leap forward...
White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess."
"It's our job to inform Congress of the debt ceiling and it's their job to raise it," Whi...
Bipartisan Policy Center Says U.S. Could Miss Payments on October 2
2017-08-24 18:08:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government might not have enough money to pay all its bills on Oct. 2 if Washington does not raise a cap on federal borrowing, a respected think tank said in a report on Thursday.
The Treasury might not have enough money on that day to make a roughly $80 billion...
Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will like."
"If the president pursues this path, ag...
Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.
Total U.S. household debt was $12.84 tri...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Chicago will sue the Trump administration
2017-08-06 20:40:09 UTC
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday.
The federal lawsuit comes ...
How much would the UK be willing to pay to leave the EU?
2017-08-06 04:16:37 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy.
The European Union has floated a figure of 60 bi...
"Working together to take the UK out of the EU" is falling to Chaos
2017-07-30 04:16:56 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - An ally of British foreign minister Boris Johnson has criticized the Brexit transition plans of finance minister Philip Hammond, a newspaper said, in the latest sign of tensions within the government over how Britain should leave the European Union.
Gerard Lyons, a former ec...
Only 29 percent of Americans want Congress to "continue working on a new healthcare bill"
2017-07-30 03:41:33 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturday.
Nearly two-thirds of the country wants to ei...
Elizabeth Warren called on Federal Reserve to remove members of Wells Fargo's board
2017-07-29 04:06:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren called on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to remove members of Wells Fargo & Co's board after revelations the company improperly charged customers for auto insurance.
In a letter sent Friday to Yellen, Warren, a Democrat, said the recent ...
Repeal Fails: President Obama’s Health Law Will Stay
2017-07-30 03:51:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate led by Donald Trump's fellow Republicans dealt the president a harsh blow on Friday, failing to move ahead with a major campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare as they fell one vote short of passing healthcare legislation.
Three Republican senators - John M...
Senate rejects Obamacare repeal again, eyes 'skinny' bill
2017-07-27 05:51:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans fell short again in their effort to end Obamacare, rejecting a measure to repeal large portions of former President Obama's signature law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans.
The last-ditch effort came after senators voted 55-45...
Russian cyber criminals: $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring
2017-07-26 17:56:41 UTC
ATHENS/MOSCOW/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Russian man suspected of being the anonymous mastermind behind one of the world's oldest crypto-currency exchanges and of laundering at least $4 billion has been arrested in Greece, police and sources said on Wednesday.
Police sources identified him as Alex...
British households' financial situation already deteriorating
2017-07-24 03:04:56 UTC
LONDON - U.S. president Donald Trump announced in June 2016, "I think Brexit is going to end up being a great thing."
Just one year after the Brexit vote, British people are more pessimistic and worried about their uncertain future.
UK households' financial situation has deteriorated at th...
ExxonMobil Fined $2M for Russia Sanctions Breach Under CEO Tillerson
2017-07-22 08:02:32 UTC
<blockquote>Washington - The U.S. Treasury Department has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia three years ago, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson served as the oil company’s CEO.
The Treasury said ExxonMobil showed "reckless disregard" for U.S. law in 20...
African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
<blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an organization that runs a refugee shelter and mult...
Republicans in chaos over healthcare legislation
2017-07-18 18:40:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress were in chaos over healthcare legislation after a second attempt to pass a bill in the Senate collapsed late on Monday.
"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not ...
BREXIT: EU demands up to $114 billion before talks on trading
2017-07-02 20:21:37 UTC
LONDON — UK Brexit minister David Davis said two months ago that Britain will not pay 100 billion euros ($114 billion) to leave the European Union after it was reported that the EU was preparing to demand that amount.
But the EU wants to agree with Britain on a formula for calculating how much...
GOP delays vote on health care bill: Fear of a disastrous defeat
2017-06-27 21:00:38 UTC
WASHINGTON — Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators.
President Donald Trump summoned all 52 Republican sen...
Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Development Minister Gerd Müller, as the "Merkel Plan."