U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON
There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser will prevail in advocating a reorganization, sour...
Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood
2016-12-22 05:23:40 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, a legal document obtained on Wednesday showed, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect nearly 11,000 low-income people.
Defeat for far right in Austria's Presidential election
2016-12-04 18:06:25 UTC
The candidate vying to become Europe's first freely elected far-right head of state since World War Two conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election soon after polls closed on Sunday evening.
The result is a blow to populists who had hoped a wave of anti-establishment anger sweeping West...
Putin: Trump a clever man
2016-12-04 17:58:35 UTC
MOSCOW (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a clever man and will quickly understand his new responsibilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with NTV TV.
Putin has spoken previously of his hope that Trump will help restore U.S.-Russia relations, and analysts...
In The Wake Of Trump's Win, EU Plans To Create An ARMY
2016-11-30 08:22:12 UTC
The European Commission is pressing member states to increase military spending by paying into a common defense fund, the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" has reported. Details of the joint investment fund are due to be presented mid-day Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, the fund would be used to inve...
Ex-Christie aides guilty in New Jersey 'Bridgegate' scandal
2016-11-05 11:22:46 UTC
By Joseph Ax | NEW YORK
Two former associates of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie were convicted on Friday for their roles in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican's damaged reputation.
Bridget Kelly, the governor's f...
UK High Court: No Brexit without parliament approval
2016-11-03 13:45:06 UTC
England's High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans.
The government said it would appeal against the decision and a spokeswoman for May said ...
Bank of England Governor Carney ready to serve full term
2016-10-31 08:29:05 UTC
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is leaning towards deciding to serve a full eight-year term, despite critics calling for him not to extend his time in charge of the British central bank, according to news reports.
Carney, who has come under fire from supporters of Brexit for his stance in...
Democratic Party officials sued Donald Trump
2016-11-01 00:15:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party officials sued Donald Trump in four battleground states, seeking to shut down a poll-watching effort that they said was designed to harass minority voters in the Nov. 8 election.
In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Oh...
BREXIT: British Jews seek German citizenship
2016-10-31 05:50:38 UTC
<i><strong>Judith Wolff had never considered trying to obtain German citizenship until after the Brexit vote.</strong>
Photograph: Lee Brown for the Guardian</i><hr>
Descendants of the tens of thousands of German Jews who fled the Nazis and found refuge in Britain are making use of their lega...
FBI's Investigation into Hillary Clinton's Emails
2016-10-31 04:10:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton's private server, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as a prominent Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by trying to influence...
In Trump’s Empire, Hazy Ties and $650 Million in Debt
2016-08-20 22:40:51 UTC
A New York Times investigation into the financial maze of Donald J. Trump’s real estate holdings in the United States reveals that companies he owns have at least $650 million in debt.
That is nearly twice the amount apparent in his federal election filing.
“I am the king of debt,” Mr. Trum...
California: 15 percent of cars have zero emissions by 2025
2016-08-12 21:03:52 UTC
San Francisco (REUTERS) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday.
Assemblywoman Autumn Burke said the legislation will help ensure that California's current target...
Most Germans want to end the refugee deal with Turkey
2016-08-08 00:32:20 UTC
REUTERS - Most Germans think the European Union should scrap a landmark migration deal with Turkey, also scuppering negotiations on its accession to the bloc, according to a poll published on Sunday.
The deal, agreed by Ankara in exchange for the revival of financial aid, the promise of visa-f...
Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes Brazil the complex mosaic that it is.
Home to t...
Trump's economic advisory group clashes with populist image
2016-08-06 04:16:23 UTC
REUTERS - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s team of economic policy advisers is packed with moguls from the hedge fund and investment banking industries that he has railed against in the past.
And none of them are women - a demographic group he needs to court if he hopes to win ...
Trump endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte
2016-08-06 04:16:40 UTC
REUTERS - Republican Donald Trump acted to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party's establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after expressing coolness toward them earlier this week....
Brexit: PM May promises supporting small businesses
2016-08-04 05:55:30 UTC
British Prime Minister Theresa May will tell small business owners on Thursday that she wants to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
The June 23 Brexit vote has raised serious questions about the future of the world's fifth larg...
Europe urges Erdogan to respect the law and human rights
2016-07-18 16:50:00 UTC
European foreign ministers urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters.
Kerry shares concern over Erdogan's authoritarian turn and discusses Turkey's role as an ally in Syria, in facing off with Russia and as gateke...
Venture capital investments rebound for tech startups
2016-07-15 06:20:39 UTC
Venture capital investments in startups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new report published on Friday.
Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20.5 percent i...
Merkel will not back down to the new British PM: UK needs to clarify intentions quickly
2016-07-12 08:58:21 UTC
Theresa May is expected to trigger the formal process to quit the European Union by the end of this year.
But German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Britain "will have to quickly clarify how it wants to shape its relationship to the European Union in the future."
According to German news agen...
Prominent British Lawyers Say Brexit Vote 'Not Legally Binding'
2016-07-11 22:12:37 UTC
Lawmakers in parliament should decide whether Britain leaves the European Union because the Brexit vote was not binding, more than 1,000 prominent British lawyers said in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.
The signatories, which include senior lawyers, said that lawmakers should have a ...
Brexit Vote hits UK households and business morale, London hurt most
2016-07-11 10:14:48 UTC
British consumer spending fell last month, the business outlook darkened by the most in four years and economic activity in London slowed sharply, according to three reports which showed the vote to leave the European Union starting to take a toll.
Figures for June from card company Visa, Lloy...
Clinton, Sanders reach healthcare compromise
2016-07-09 18:14:14 UTC
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday announced a proposal to expand mandatory healthcare funding by $40 billion over the next 10 years, highlighting the influence that rival Democrat Bernie Sanders has had on her campaign.
"Clinton will also affirm her commit...
"No evidence for involving ISIS in Bangladesh attacks"
2016-07-03 18:19:03 UTC
Seven militants who killed 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant were Bangladeshis and authorities had earlier tried to arrest five of them, said officials who denied claims by Islamic State of responsibility for the attack.
The gunmen stormed the upmarket restaurant in the diplomatic zone late on F...