Biden hopes South Carolina win could propel him to Super Tuesday
2020-02-28 22:22:28 UTC
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is confident that he is poised for victory in Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary, just weeks after his third presidential campaign left New Hampshire badly wounded and close to broke.
The question is whether Biden is correct that a win in South Caroli...
Stocks sink again, heading for the worst week since 2008
2020-02-28 21:16:55 UTC
U.S. stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, pushing the S&P 500 index down another 2.8% and putting the market on track for its worst week since October 2008.
The virus outbreak has been shutting down industrial centers, emptying shops and severely crimping travel all over the world. More co...
Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen.
The prince and the popstar greeted each ot...
Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
<p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that’s not been seen in recent times. </p><p>The spread of the vi...
Dow Jones Falls Nearly 1,200 Points
2020-02-27 21:12:47 UTC
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1,200 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong global market rout caused by worries that the coronavirus outbreak will wreak havov on the global economy. Bond prices soared again as investors sought safe places to park money, sending the yield on the 10-y...
Sanders Edges Buttigieg in NH, Giving Dems 2 Front-Runners
2020-02-12 18:53:06 UTC
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.
In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic soci...
US, Germany Controlled Swiss Company for Decades to Spy on Countries
2020-02-11 21:53:45 UTC
The CIA and Germany's intelligence agency secretly owned a Swiss company used by governments to send encrypted communications for decades, according to a report published Tuesday.
Crypto AG was used by U.S. allies and adversaries, including more than 120 countries. Among Crypto's clients were ...
Academy Awards: 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture
2020-02-10 19:20:47 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars’ horizons, Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
“Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on S...
Joe Biden Downplays Expectations of New Hampshire Primary
2020-02-10 19:05:40 UTC
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his top backers are downplaying expectations on the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, while his rivals for the nomination look to the Granite State for a new springboard.
“You’ve got to get 1,900 delegate...
Spectacular Sinn Féin Victory Reshapes Ireland's Political Landscape
2020-02-11 00:18:15 UTC
DUBLIN — Sinn Féin candidates stormed to a series of spectacular victories in general election counts on Sunday, reshaping Ireland’s political landscape as party leaders begin to turn their attention to how the next government might be formed.
Though many seats remain to be filled and counts w...
Ireland: Surprise Surge for Sinn Fein
2020-02-07 17:34:14 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.
As Irish voters prepare to choose a new parliament on Saturday, a restive electorate is rattling the two parti...
Mitt Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump
2020-02-05 19:39:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, bringing an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history in a vote at the start of the tumultuous campaign for the White House.
A majority of senators have now expressed unease with...
Pelosi Tears Up Trump's Speech
2020-02-05 04:50:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his prede...
Iowa Results After Democratic Party caucuses Chaos
2020-02-04 22:32:46 UTC
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Pete Buttigieg took the lead in the first batch of long-delayed results from the chaotic Iowa Democratic Party caucuses on Tuesday, and former Vice President Joe Biden trailed badly in fourth place with about 62% of precincts reporting.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders ...
European Union Rejects Trump Middle East Peace Plan
2020-02-04 22:07:55 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union rejected parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Israel which has strongly backed the U.S. proposal.
The plan, announced by Trump last week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Ne...
Data: US Economy Losing Momentum
2020-01-31 21:01:40 UTC
WASHINGTON Reuters - U.S. consumer spending rose steadily in December, but tepid income gains pointed to moderate consumption growth this year, which together with slumping business investment likely set the economy on a slower growth path this year.
While the report on Friday from the Commerc...
Stock Market Falls as Coronavirus Continues to Spread
2020-01-31 20:45:32 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s major averages tumbled more than 1% on Friday as the spreading coronavirus outbreak along with sluggish U.S. economic data and a mixed batch of corporate earnings fueled concerns about global growth.
The S&P 500 .SPX is down nearly 3% from its closing high hi...
GOP Squirms as Bolton Prepares to Dish on Trump White House
2020-01-30 18:17:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment’s approach to dicey foreign policy questions.
Now, as President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser prepares to dish on...
EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal
2020-01-29 18:07:08 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for Brexit to take place on Friday.
The chamber broke into singing Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish song to bid farewell, after voting 621 for versus ...
75TH ANNIVERSARY - LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
2020-01-28 18:44:45 UTC
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.
“We have wi...
Trump Plan Calls for Palestinian State, Settlement Freeze
2020-01-28 18:37:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians.
The plan ends specula...
US Ambassador to EU Admits Quid Pro Quo
2019-11-05 21:12:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he knew that the Trump administration withheld nearly $400 million in American aid while pressuring Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals, according to an excerpt of his testimony released...
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: Trump Wanted Quid Pro Quo Deal
2019-10-22 21:31:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine testified on Tuesday he was told that President Donald Trump made the release of security aid to Ukraine contingent on Kiev publicly declaring it would carry out politically motivated investigations that he sought, according to a copy of his...
Trump's Ukraine Inner Circle: Two Arrested
2019-10-11 01:54:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations.
The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s reelection.
Lev Parnas and Igor...
US Will Betray Kurds Again
2019-10-07 23:06:05 UTC
For decades, the United States has maintained a curious relationship with the Kurds. Americans have historically enlisted them to help fight in the Middle East, only to turn on them in the end. Despite a history of betrayal, the Kurds have yet again become an important long ally in the fight agai...