A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
Figures of hate have a great advantage: people can rally b...
#TrumpShutdown — U.S. Government Shuts Down After Senate Vote Fails
2018-01-20 08:57:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.
The shutdown formally began on Saturday, the first anniversary...
Far-Right Leader Farage 'Handed Data to Assange' to Favor Trump
2018-01-19 20:44:53 UTC
Nigel Farage ‘handed data to Julian Assange during a secret meeting at the embassy where WikiLeaks boss is hiding.’
Private investigator tells House panel Farage gave thumb drive to Assange, who officials view as a conduit for the Russian government.
The former Ukip boss allegedly held a se...
Chuck Hagel: Trump is “doing great damage to US"
2018-01-16 05:18:42 UTC
Former U.S. secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, said the U.S. president Donald Trump is an embarrassment,” and “doing great damage to our country internationally."
Hagel believes we have entered "a defining year, a year of volatility and uncertainty and great danger" for the United States and t...
Trade surplus in EU expanded to its highest point in 2017
2018-01-15 10:42:15 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The trade surplus in the 19 countries sharing the euro expanded in November to its highest point in eight months, as a rise in exports of goods outpaced increasing imports, despite a stronger euro, official estimates released on Monday showed.
The European statistics offic...
Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from roughly 723,000 people to more than 1.7 million.
James Franco’s Times talk canceled after misconduct claims
2018-01-10 06:48:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct.
The TimesTalk event scheduled for Wednesday was intended to feature “The Disaster Artist” director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Fr...
Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Caribbean Islands/ Honduras, tsunami warning for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
2018-01-10 04:13:26 UTC
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to t...
Feinstein releases transcript of firm's testimony on Trump's ties to Russia
2018-01-09 20:47:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that during the 2016 presidential election campaign researched Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and produced a dossier that has been denounced by the White House.
Golden Globes Winners 2018: The Complete List
2018-01-08 09:26:45 UTC
LOS ANGELES — Host Seth Meyers came out swinging at the Golden Globes Sunday night, directly addressing in his monologue the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that have roiled the industry for months.
He lobbed hard-hitting jokes at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen a...
Michael Wolff: My book likely is to bring an end to Trump’s presidency
2018-01-06 09:17:42 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House.
Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” ...
Iran’s Khamenei Blames “Enemies of Iran” for Meddling
2018-01-02 19:29:02 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Breaking his silence over nationwide protests that included calls for his ouster, Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the demonstrations on “enemies of Iran,” saying they were meddling in its internal affairs.
The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the demonstrations ...
America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health crisis goes much deeper.
When I arrived, the sheri...
Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.
On Dec. 15 his 10-vehicle convoy, complete with soldier...
Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem.
He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped to encourage a reversal of policy.
"Now some oth...
UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden regions across the world, high numbers of children h...
Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday.
In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle.
During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entert...
Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Francis spoke of the...
Trump Judicial Nominee Pulls Out After Flopping in Hearing
2017-12-19 05:57:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by US President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his Senate confirmation hearing showing him unable to provide answers to rudimentary legal questions went viral last week.
Trump accepted Matt...
Trump's new national security strategy: "We will stand up for ourselves"
2017-12-19 08:31:14 UTC
US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new national security strategy, saying "we will stand up for ourselves and ... our country." The strategy echoed the message of his 2016 campaign, promising to place "America First."
Trump said the US is in a "new era of competition" on the world stage ...
Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat.
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera looked set for a return to o...
Emails: Mueller obtains extensive information from inside Trump inner circle
2017-12-17 23:55:09 UTC
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports.
The emails contain communications from more than a dozen Trump transition officials, providing Mueller with extensive infor...
Here's a Look at the Final Republican Tax Bill
2017-12-17 06:15:52 UTC
Republicans in the U.S. Congress released a final version of their tax bill on Friday, clearing the way for Senate and House of Representatives votes on the legislation next week.
President Donald Trump wants to sign tax legislation before the end of the year to notch the first major legislati...
UN: Poverty on the rise in US due to Trump's policies
2017-12-16 07:19:40 UTC
Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty.
A United Nations expert slammed the alarming levels of poverty in the US on Friday, saying that the situation is likely ...
Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday it would continue to support EU internet rules that...