ISIS Uses Tunnels To Launch Sneak Attacks In Raqqa
2017-10-03 06:20:07 UTC
RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - Raqqa’s hospital, a big complex pocked with bullets holes, whose capture will signal the end of Islamic State’s crumbling Syrian capital, lies just 200 yards from a front-line base of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Beyond it, a roundabout where the jihadists once displa...
US gun violence: 59 killed, 515 wounded at Las Vegas concert
2017-10-03 05:35:15 UTC
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history before killing himself.
The barrage from a 32nd-floor window in the Mandalay ...
Poll: Majority Say Trump Isn't Fit to be President
2017-09-29 13:51:06 UTC
A majority of American voters say Donald Trump is not "fit to serve as president," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, with 51 percent of respondents saying they are embarrassed to have Trump serve as president.
The poll reports that 59 percent say Trump is not honest...
KURDISTAN: Nearly 93 Percent of Kurds Voted for Independence
2017-09-27 17:13:52 UTC
KURDISTAN, ERBIL - Iraq's Kurds have voted to create an independent state, the High Elections and Referendum Commission said on Wednesday, in a referendum that has angered the Baghdad government and regional powers Turkey and Iran.
Final results released on Wednesday showed nearly 93 percent i...
American Shame: Puerto Rico in Limbo
2017-09-27 07:43:29 UTC
PUERTO RICANS: WE'RE U.S. CITIZENS!
Over the course of the weekend, US President Donald Trump grew increasingly irritated as media coverage portrayed him as inattentive to the devastation on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
And so, he engaged in a now standard form of online catharsis: he...
Trump's Comments on Football Player Protests: NFL Pushes Back
2017-09-23 17:36:11 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem revealed an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday.
Goodell, in a statement rel...
Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away.
Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explicit idea that they’d stay for at least a year, enoug...
Facebook Provides Congress Over 3,000 Russian Bought Ads
2017-09-21 20:09:00 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is planning to release the content of more than 3,000 ads purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated Capitol Hill investigators.
Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the comp...
Thousands Protest in Philippines: Warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'
2017-09-21 13:39:18 UTC
MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader.
Politicians, indigenous people, priests, busine...
Rescuers Search Collapsed School: Mexico Quake Toll Hits 225
2017-09-20 15:34:12 UTC
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation.
North Korea Fires Missile over Japan: U.N. Security Council to Meet
2017-09-15 15:52:19 UTC
Jack Kim, Kaori Kaneko
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile over Japan and far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday for the second time in under a month, again challenging the United States and other world powers to rein in Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs.
North Korea Defiant over U.N. Sanctions
2017-09-13 13:32:34 UTC
Jack Kim, Roberta Rampton
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea showed trademark defiance on Wednesday over new U.N. sanctions imposed after its sixth and largest nuclear test, vowing to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion.
U.S. President Donald T...
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...
Jeff Sessions Suggests 'Lie detector Test to Identify NSC Leakers'
2017-09-11 17:53:55 UTC
Attorney General Jeff Sessions proposed putting National Security Council staffers through a lie detector test to identify those leaking information to the media, several outlets reported late Sunday.
Senator McCain: 'Every life has to end one way or another'
2017-09-11 16:41:17 UTC
Sen. John McCain opened up about his battle with brain cancer on Sunday, adding it to the list of other near-fatal encounters he's faced.
“I’m facing a challenge," the Arizona Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But I’ve faced other challenges, and I’m very confident about gettin...
Focus is on Search and Rescue, Restoring Power after Irma
2017-09-11 15:52:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal officials were focused on Monday on search and rescue operations and restoring power to millions of people after Hurricane Irma tore across the Florida Keys before moving north up the state with high winds and heavy rains, the acting Homeland Security secretary said...
U.N. Human Rights Head: Possible 'crimes against humanity' in Venezuela
2017-09-11 15:39:38 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Monday that Venezuelan security forces may have committed crimes against humanity against protesters and called for an international investigation.
But Venezuela’s foreign minister defended the record of the ...
Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say.
But it’s not just the outside agitators that Democrati...
Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renegotiate Debt
2017-09-08 15:54:40 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro has invited bondholders to unspecified “negotiations” over Venezuela’s foreign debt in coming days in response to recent U.S. financial sanctions.
The government and its state oil company PDVSA have to pay about $4 billion in debt ...
Bannon Breaks with Trump on DACA
2017-09-07 16:43:24 UTC
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump's decision to end the DACA program and blasted the Catholic Church's support for undocumented immigrants because “they need illegal aliens to fill the churches.”
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...
Venezuelan Opposition Turns to Elections as Protests Falter
2017-09-05 16:03:58 UTC
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
Four months of violent demonstrations in which at ...
Hurricane Irma Update: Caribbean and Florida Facing Powerful Category 4 Storm
2017-09-04 23:32:49 UTC
(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced themselves.
Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward I...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper on Sun...
Hurricane Harvey likely to become tropical storm
2017-08-27 06:11:25 UTC
<h2>hurricane harvey update</h2>
ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threatening catastrophic flooding.
The second fatality...