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  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    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
    Texas_plans_to_block_about__3_million_in_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. Planned Parent...

  • Defeat for far right in Austria's Presidential election
    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
    Donald_j_trump 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
    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
    Trump-_after_my_victory_christie_will_oversee_an_extensive_team 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
    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
    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
    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
    Judith_wolff 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
    Probe_launched_over_fbi%e2%80%99s__pre-election_handling_of__clinton_email_case 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
    Donald_j_trump 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
    San_francisco_global_gathering 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
    Most_germans_want_to_end_the_refugee_deal_between_the_eu_and_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
    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
    Donald_trump_leads 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
    Donald_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
    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
    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
    Finance 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
    Merkel_will_not_back_down_to_the_new_british_pm 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'
    Uk 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
    London_global_gathering 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
    Hillary_clinton_bernie_sanders 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"
    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...