Irish PM Says Chances of a Brexit- Deal at 50-50
2020-12-07 16:04:37 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - British and European Union negotiators made a last-ditch effort on Monday to bridge stubborn differences standing in the way of a post-Brexit trade deal, but they had at best 48 hours left to avoid a disorderly parting of ways at the end of this month.
Rudy Giuliani, 76, Gets COVID-19
2020-12-07 02:19:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an effort to help Trump subvert his election loss....
Will Five-Year Brexit Divorce End Messily?
2020-12-06 06:45:34 UTC
<p>LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen instructed their negotiators to resume trade talks on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences.</p><p>The decision to revive the long-running talks af...
$500M Aid for Small Businesses
2020-12-06 00:07:12 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will provide temporary tax relief and $500 million in aid to small businesses struggling because of coronavirus outbreak restrictions, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday.
The tax measures include a three-month automatic extension of the income tax payment d...
US Lawmakers Close to A Coronavirus Stimulus Deal
2020-12-04 19:51:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a successful burst of legislative action to reverse months of frustratio...
Fact Check: Trump and His Accomplices Continue to Spread Falsehoods on Social Media
2020-12-04 02:46:11 UTC
(Reuters) — Social media users have been sharing posts which claim to show a video of an employee of the electronic voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, manipulating and stealing voting data. However, a spokesperson for the Gwinnett County government and the voting system implementation manag...
Iran's Parliament Steps Up Pressure on Europe over Sanctions Targeting Banking, Oil
2020-12-01 16:04:14 UTC
<p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that would suspend U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanc...
Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, ma...
Palestinian President, Jordan's King Set High Hopes that Biden Revives Peace Talks
2020-12-01 00:28:01 UTC
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said.
In a palace statement ...
Hungarian Official: “Europe is George Soros’ Gas Chamber”
2020-11-29 17:42:08 UTC
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has come under fire for an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
“Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Dem...
Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC
As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on the...
Tehran Vows Revenge Over Slain Scientist
2020-11-28 15:58:26 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Mid...
Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.
With just fiv...
Pennsylvania: US Appeals Court Denies Trump's Election Challenge
2020-11-28 00:45:24 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite ...
Pennsylvania Officials Ask Federal Appeals Court to Reject Trump’s Campaign Appeal
2020-11-25 05:23:03 UTC
(Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state, according to a court filing.
Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have...
Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees
2020-11-25 04:36:18 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most...
In a Devastating Ruling, Judge Throws out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
2020-11-22 11:20:32 UTC
<p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.</p><p>The case was always a long shot t...
Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus
2020-11-16 17:26:15 UTC
Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and cases in New York, Iowa, Indiana and Virginia.The infections cannot be tied definitive...
Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff
2020-11-16 17:26:04 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health...
U.S. Democracy on Trial
2020-11-16 17:23:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep...
Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history.
Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-...
Democrats Urge GOP to 'Accept Reality'
2020-11-13 02:04:52 UTC
Washington (dpa) - Top Democrats in the US Congress on Thursday called on Republicans to accept President Donald Trump's election defeat and to focus instead on addressing the surging coronavirus pandemic.
"They're engaged in an absurd circus right now, refusing to accept reality," Speaker of...
Joe Biden Wins Major Victory in U.S. Election
2020-11-07 17:19:42 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.</p><p>His victory came after more tha...
Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down
2020-11-06 19:31:04 UTC
<p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p><p>Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said ...
Biden Sees a 'Clear Path to Victory'
2020-11-04 19:37:35 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — </p><p>Neither candidate cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins were tight in several other battleground states. Top advisers for both Biden and Trump on Wednesday morning expressed confidence that they respectively h...