Obama returns from sidelines into a contentious election season
2018-09-05 22:41:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama plans to come off the sidelines to campaign for Democratic candidates across the country this fall, injecting himself into a contentious election season in which control of Congress is at stake.
On Saturday, the two-term president will ...
CEOs: Trump's Immigration Policy Hurts U.S. Economy
2018-08-24 01:13:53 UTC
(Reuters) - A group of chief executive officers at the largest U.S. companies expressed serious concern about the Trump administration’s immigration policy and said the rules increase uncertainty and undermine economic growth.
In the letter signed by 59 CEOs including Tim Cook of Apple Inc (AA...
Germany: When U.S. 'Crosses the Line' Europe Must Act
2018-08-22 19:01:39 UTC
BERLIN — In a long column on how Europe should respond to U.S. policy under President Donald Trump, German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, a member of Merkel’s junior Social Democrat coalition partners, called for the creation of a “balanced partnership” with the US in which the Europeans filled th...
Merkel meets Putin to discuss human rights, Ukraine, Syria and Iran
2018-08-18 19:05:40 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Saturday.
Standing beside Putin outside Meseberg castle, Merkel...
Ex-WH aide has videos, emails, tapes, text messages and other documentation
2018-08-18 07:14:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just audiotapes.
Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press F...
Jobs boom in San Francisco, Seattle and Houston, not in Trump strongholds
2018-08-06 03:46:51 UTC
MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of Democratic voters rather than in the Republican counties that put Trump in the White House.
On average f...
The 'Liar-in-Chief' twisting himself in knots
2018-08-06 02:47:43 UTC
US President Donald Trump has admitted his son sought information on presidential rival Hillary Clinton in a 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower, saying it was “totally legal” and “done all the time in politics.”
The Republican president had previously said the meeting was about the adop...
Trump's hotel revenue went up thanks to trip by Saudi Prince
2018-08-04 05:32:38 UTC
The relationship between the U.S. president Donald Trump administration and Saudi Arabia has been particularly close. Trump’s first trip abroad as president was to Saudi Arabia. In a surprise move, Trump initially praised a blockade of longtime ally Qatar because the Saudis wanted it. Earlier thi...
Zimbabwe electoral commission declares Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of presidential election
2018-08-02 23:43:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a coup in November, on Friday won a poll marred by the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests.
Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote, while hi...
Trump's political schizophrenia is not likely to land well in Tehran
2018-07-31 21:32:03 UTC
US President Donald Trump is applying his usual game of intimidation and concession in his dealings with Tehran. But unlike with North Korea, this approach will not bear fruit.
Anyone familiar with crime flicks will be familiar with the good cop/bad cop tactic of extracting information and coo...
FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts about economic growth
2018-07-27 18:43:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday hailed a report on economic growth as a sign that the economy was mounting a remarkable turnaround under his stewardship. The facts are more nuanced.
Following are three key remarks made by Trump following a report that the U.S. econ...
Lawyer who met Trump Jr is 'an agent of Russian government'
2018-07-27 02:25:52 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Scores of emails, transcr...
Plunge in Facebook shares rattled Amazon options market
2018-07-26 18:56:45 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plunge in Facebook Inc shares rattled the Amazon.com Inc options market on Thursday, with the social network’s fellow FAANG company due to report quarterly results later in the day.
Facebook on Wednesday warned about a margin hit as revenue growth slows and...
Germans: US president Trump is more dangerous than Putin
2018-07-16 19:53:41 UTC
The United States may be Germany's No. 1 ally, but two-thirds of Germans think that the US president is more dangerous than his Russian counterpart. That's not surprising when you look at Germany's political priorities.
When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, ...
EU hits back: Trump spreading "fake news"
2018-07-15 21:36:19 UTC
After U.S. President Donald Trump labeled the EU a “foe,” Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, responded on Twitter, using one of Trump’s favorite stock phrases.
“America and the EU are best friends,” Tusk wrote. “Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”
On the eve of hi...
UK PM Theresa May: There may be “no Brexit at all”
2018-07-15 01:33:46 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May has warned there may be “no Brexit at all” because of lawmakers’ attempts to undermine her plan to leave the European Union.
“My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” May wrote in the Mail on Sunday ...
Interference in UK politics: Trump-Bannon conspiracy against PM May
2018-07-14 23:52:09 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday.
Trump, in an interview with the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun news...
World Trade Organization rules in favor of Canada against US
2018-07-05 16:28:20 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada won the bulk of a ruling at the World Trade Organization on Thursday in a dispute over U.S. duties on Canadian exports of supercalendered paper, which is used in glossy magazines and catalogues.
Canada filed the complaint in 2016, saying Washington was wrong to penali...
Volkswagen offers carsharing service with electric vehicles
2018-07-04 19:11:31 UTC
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to start offering car sharing services using fully electric vehicles in German cities next year as part of efforts to serve consumers who don’t want to buy their own vehicles.
Its offering will compete in its home market with DriveNow and Car2Go, the soo...
FREDERICK DOUGLASS: This Fourth of July Is Yours, Not Mine
2020-07-04 19:57:43 UTC
<h2>This Fourth of July Is Yours, Not Mine. You May Rejoice, I must Mourn.</h2><p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">Frederick Douglass</span></strong>, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement. In 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the Four...
Progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York
2018-06-27 05:16:24 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking Democrat seen as a possible future leader of the chamber, lost his re-election bid in a stunning upset that highlighted the ideological battles at play in this year’s midterm elections.
Crowley, a 10-term incumbent who was...
Harley-Davidson move shows consequences of Trump's trade war
2018-06-27 00:38:30 UTC
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes on Tuesday and said the motorcycle maker, which he previously hailed as a model of American manufacturing, would suffer from a public backlash if it went ahead with a plan to move productio...
France: The American consumer will pay for Trump's tariffs bill
2018-06-01 05:26:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. trade tariffs on European metals exports are unjustified and will be met with a proportionate and calibrated EU response, the French government said on Thursday.
“Today, France and the EU disapprove, of course, these measures. We are getting ready to put in place safegua...
Elephant-whistle: Protect me & I'll have your back
2018-05-31 21:34:27 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pardon the far-right documentary film-maker Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to U.S. campaign finance law violations and was an outspoken critic of Democratic former President Barack Obama, on Twitter, saying he had been “treated ver...
Mexico's president Message for Trump: "NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever"
2018-05-30 06:47:38 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall.
returned to the wall he wants built on ...