Tesla in 'Autopilot' mode crashes into parked police vehicle
2018-05-29 21:53:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The driver of a Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) vehicle crashed into an unoccupied, parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, California, on Tuesday and the driver told investigators the Tesla was in “Autopilot” mode at the time, a police spokesman said.
The driver suffered minor injuri...
Iran to attend June summit in China of Asian leaders
2018-05-28 16:57:06 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit aimed at avoiding disruption of joint projects, its foreign ministry said on Monday, as major powers scramble to save Iran’s nuclear deal after the United States pulled out.
Rouhani will pay a ...
Victory for women: Ireland ends abortion ban
2018-05-26 17:40:06 UTC
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalize its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries.
Voters in the once deeply Catholic nat...
Football legend Ronaldinho to marry two women at same time
2018-06-15 23:01:50 UTC
LONDON — Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will reportedly "marry" two women at the same time during a small wedding ceremony in August.
While polygamy is outlawed in Brazil, O Dia (h/t Dan Gartland of Sports Illustrated) reported civil unions between more than two persons is not uncommon. ...
EU's stance on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies"
2018-05-16 22:44:23 UTC
Ahead of a summit of EU leaders, Donald Tusk criticizes Trump for US actions. He asked "with friends like that who needs enemies," apparently in response to the US scrapping the Iran deal and planning steel tariffs.
In remarkably frank terms, EU commission President Donald Tusk squared off aga...
Corporations paid Trump's 'fixer' for access to US president
2018-05-09 18:15:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Wednesday he has more evidence of ties between a Russian oligarch sanctioned by the United States and a payment to U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and questioned other companies’ dealings with Co...
Obama calls Trump's decision on Iran a 'serious mistake'
2018-05-08 20:16:12 UTC
Former U.S. President Barack Obama, under whose administration the Iran nuclear agreement was reached in 2015, said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal was "misguided."
"I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation o...
Nationwide survey: Most Americans are considered lonely
2018-09-26 21:40:04 UTC
<blockquote>Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden —
Loneliness isn't just a fleeting feeling, leaving us sad for a few hours to a few days. Research in recent years suggests that for many people, loneliness is more like a chronic ache, affecting their daily l...
France: Trump’s comments and antics are shameful and obscene
2018-05-06 06:41:04 UTC
"France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated,” French foreign office said in a statement.
"Trump’s comments and antics were “shameful” and “obscene”, said former French president Francois Hollande.
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Don...
Trump team hired Israeli spy agency to find 'dirt' on Obama diplomats
2018-05-06 06:02:20 UTC
WASHINGTON – Aides of U.S. President Donald Trump used the services of a private Israeli spy agency to "get dirt" on former Obama administration officials who were involved in crafting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, according to a report published Saturday by the British newspaper The Observer.
Mueller might subpoena Trump: Is U.S. president going to learn the hard way?
2018-05-02 03:14:08 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a meeting with President Donald Trump’s lawyers in March, raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Trump if he declines to talk to investigators in the Russia probe, a former lawyer for the president said on Tuesday.
John Dowd tol...
Shift in US-German relations after a year of Trump
2018-04-27 02:44:24 UTC
Germany and the United States of America remain close allies, but since the election of Donald J Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. The shift could be seen as seismic.
Former US president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a productive and open relationship w...
French President Macron rejects US nationalism
2018-04-26 06:17:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after flaunting his friendship with Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron forcefully challenged many of the U.S. president’s policies on Wednesday, urging the United States to engage more with the world, step up the fight against climate change and stay in th...
Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports
2018-04-17 17:49:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year.
Trump was acting on behalf of Boeing Co, America’s second-largest de...
China asks EU to stand together against US protectionism
2018-04-17 17:12:37 UTC
BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China’s international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.
Some of t...
Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days
2018-04-17 06:21:52 UTC
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision looming before Brazil’s Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country’s battle against corruption, prosecutors and judges say.
Several justices on Brazil’s...
Michael Cohen Forced to Reveal His Mystery Client: Sean Hannity
2018-04-17 06:08:38 UTC
As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to disclose the name of a client he had hoped to keep secret: Sean Hannity.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s fiercely loyal and pugnacious lawyer, disclosed Hannity’s name thr...
Manafort promised banker 'top US Army position' in return for loans
2018-04-13 00:59:34 UTC
(Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday questioned whether the head of a Chicago bank was seeking a favor from the incoming Trump administration when he inquired about the confirmation process for a top U.S. Army position before extending $16 million in loans to Trump’s former campaign chair...
Trump Flip Flops on TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership
2018-04-12 23:35:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has asked his trade advisers to look at rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multinational trade pact he withdrew the United States from last year, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.
Republican senators met with Trump on T...
Trump wants US out of Syria, Pentagon has no idea what he’s talking about
2018-03-31 05:29:43 UTC
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants an early exit of U.S. troops from Syria, two senior administration officials said on Friday, a stance that may put him at odds with U.S. military officials who see the fight against Islamic State as nowhere near c...
California Judge Rules Coffee Sellers Should Post Cancer Warnings
2018-03-30 08:53:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings.
The culprit is a chemical produced in the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and ...
Trump Nominates His Doctor To Replace Veterans Affairs Secretary
2018-03-29 01:26:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday in response to heavy criticism and nominated his personal physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to replace him in the latest turnover among Trump’s team.
White House officials, speaki...
Germany: The world needs 'more United Nations'
2018-03-28 18:41:39 UTC
The world needs 'more United Nations,' new German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass has said. He is promoting Germany's claim to be elected to one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council seats.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the first time as...
Zimbabwe investigates Grace Mugabe for ivory smuggling
2018-03-26 06:11:15 UTC
The former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, is suspected by wildlife officials of having smuggled ivory worth millions of dollars. The wife of ex-President Robert Mugabe was once tipped to lead the country.
The wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, faced accusations on Sunday tha...
Trump signs spending bill that "nobody read it"
2018-03-23 18:45:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress’ newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending suspense over a surprising threat he made hours earlier to veto the budget and shut down the federal government.
In the latest episode of the Republican president thro...