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  • Trump's Trio Face Criminal Charges in Mueller's Russia Probe
    Trump's_trio_face_criminal_charges_in_mueller's_russia_probe__ 2017-10-30 23:24:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and another aide, Rick Gates, with money laundering on Monday. A third former Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded g...

  • Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Transgender Military ban
    Donald_trump_plays_a_dangerous_game_on_iran_nuclear_agreement_ 2017-10-30 18:53:19 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, handing a victory to transgender service members who accused the president of violating their constitutional rights. Trump in July said...

  • Apple, GM, Best Buy Join Dreamers Coalition Lobby on DACA
    Apple__gm__best_buy_join_dreamers_coalition_lobby_on_daca 2017-10-27 03:09:17 UTC
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc, General Motors Co, Best Buy Co Inc and others have joined a coalition of top companies lobbying the U.S. Congress for young, illegal immigrants to have a path to permanent residency, the group said on Thursday. The Coalition for the American Dream counts more than 60 bus...

  • Iraqi Forces Target the Last Patch of ISIS-Held Western Territories
    Iraqi_forces_target_the_last_patch_of_isis-held_western_territories 2017-10-26 05:23:42 UTC
    (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced early on Thursday an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the Islamic State militant group. Al-Qaim and Rawa are the last patch of Iraqi territory still in the hands of ...

  • Obama: We Are Rejecting A Politics of Division
    Obama-_we_are_rejecting_a_politics_of_division 2017-10-19 23:44:17 UTC
    New Jersey (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the “politics of division” by supporting Democrats in next month’s state elections. Without mentioning Republican ...

  • Insurance company to 9-month-old boy: Too expensive to keep you alive
    Insurance_company_to_9-month-old_boy-_too_expensive_to_keep_you_alive 2017-10-18 20:55:06 UTC
    A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.” ‘Dear Connor Richardson,” the letter said, according to The Daily Beast, “As HIP Health Pla...

  • Khamenei: Trump's stupidity shouldn't distract us from US deceitfulness
    Khamenei_warns-_trump%e2%80%99s_stupidity_should_not_distract_us 2017-10-18 18:35:19 UTC
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but he might ultimately terminate it if Washington pulled out. “I don’t want to waste my time on ans...

  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party and se...

  • Kurdish Peshmerga Pullout of the Disputed Area on Iran Border
    Kurdish_peshmerga_pullout_of_the_disputed_area_on_iran_border 2017-10-17 19:33:18 UTC
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight. In the second day of a lightning governme...

  • Germany Urges US Not to Endanger the Security of Its Allies and Americans
    Germany_urges_us_not_to_endanger_the_security_of_americans_and_its_allies 2017-10-16 19:27:28 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Friday t...

  • Thousands Flee California Fires, Death Toll Rise to 41
    Saturday-_thousands_flee_california_fires__death_toll_rise_to_35 2017-10-16 19:20:16 UTC
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 41 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California’s history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing. The most destructive Nort...

  • ISIS Facing Imminent Collapse in Syria's Raqqa
    Isis_facing_imminent_collapse_in_syria's_raqqa 2017-10-14 21:41:42 UTC
    BEIRUT — After losing Mosul, its de-facto Iraqi capital, ISIS is reported to have been driven out of Syria's Raqqa. US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to hand the jihadist militants another catastrophic defeat. All ISIS ("Islamic State") fighters left in Syria’s Raqqa are expected...

  • Trump Only Focuses on His Voters, Lacks Policy
    Trump_has_no_policy_just_focusing_on_his_voters 2017-10-15 06:13:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the moment, U.S. President Donald Trump is going it alone. After weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump has been a whirl of activity this week, reasserting his campaign priorities and trying to deliver wins ...

  • European Powers Will Do Everything to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
    European_powers_will_do_everything_to_save_iran_nuclear_deal 2017-10-11 17:32:14 UTC
    BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European countries are scrambling to cobble together a package of measures they hope will keep the Iran nuclear deal on track if U.S. President Donald Trump ignores their pleas and decertifies the landmark 2015 agreement this week. The package would include a strong st...

  • UK’s Impending Exit from the EU Strengthened Scottish Independence Plans
    Nicola_sturgeon-__uk%e2%80%99s_impending_exit_from_the_eu_strengthened_scottish_independence_plans 2017-10-10 21:06:02 UTC
    GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon told her Scottish National Party on Tuesday that Britain’s impending exit from the European Union strengthened the case for Scottish independence from the UK and that her party still has a mandate to offer a choice. “With the UK government so engul...

  • Thousands Flee Deadly Wildfires in California Wine Country
    Thousands_flee_deadly_wildfires_in_california_wine_country 2017-10-17 22:03:51 UTC
    Santa Cruz, Sausalito (California) — Officials were contending with new fires in Northern California on Tuesday as progress continued on the blazes that have ravaged wine country. Five firefighters were injured in a fast-moving wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one of several wildfires bur...

  • Iran Threatens Missile Attacks on US Bases
    Iran_threatens_missile_attacks_on_us_bases 2017-10-09 09:03:15 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how he wants to contain Tehran. He is expected on Oct 1...

  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that unden...

  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushed up and punched him in the face. Spencer fell ...

  • Constitutional Court Ordered the Suspension of Catalan Parliament Session
    Constitutional_court_ordered_the_suspension_of_catalan_parliament_session 2017-10-09 19:56:54 UTC
    The Latest on Spain's political crisis amid Catalonia's independence push: <blockquote><h2><hr>• <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/18012">Catalonia Faces Pressure to Abandon Plan for Independence</a><hr>• <a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18008">Spanish PM 'Will Not Rule ...

  • German automakers relying on efficiency to build electric cars
    German_automakers_relying_on_efficiency_to_build_electric_cars 2017-10-05 03:13:13 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW and Mercedes are betting they can mass produce new electric cars based on conventional vehicles, defying sceptics who say they will need more radical designs to head off the threat from Tesla and other start-up carmakers. There are two ways to make battery-driven vehi...

  • The Culture of Violence in America
    The_culture_of_violence_in_america 2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
    The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less dangerous than living in Chicago. The Romans went...

  • Einstein's gravitational waves win Nobel Prize in physics
    A_team_of_1_000_scientists_detect_einstein_gravitational_waves_ 2017-10-03 16:50:23 UTC
    STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three U.S. scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves, ripples in space and time foreseen by Albert Einstein a century ago. The work of Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne ...

  • 'Subscription news websites' may face less prominence in Google search results
    'subscription_news_websites'_may_face_less_prominence_in_google_search_results 2017-10-02 22:19:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google announced on Sunday that subscription news websites would no longer have to provide users three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results, relaxing its rules following complaints from media giants like News Corp that their sales were sufferin...

  • Spain Attempts to Break Catalan Revolution
    Catalan_revolution 2017-10-02 14:52:47 UTC
    MADRID — The Spanish government isn’t taking any chances. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the prosecutor’s office and the Spanish judiciary have launched an all-out legal assault on the government of Catalonia over its plans to hold a binding referendum on independence on October 1. An unpre...