U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:52
A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members of his administration on Monday to block his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Categories: News

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:16
Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
Categories: News

Asian shares flirt with four-month highs, yen eases on Kuroda comments

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:02
Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen slipped as the Japanese central bank said it won't rule out further policy easing.
Categories: News

Indian army commander says Pakistan spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 00:40
India's top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, was involved in last week's attack on a security convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group.
Categories: News

Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 23:02
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.
Categories: News

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 22:12
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.
Categories: News

Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 21:57
Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.
Categories: News

Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 20:42
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.
Categories: News

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 19:55
The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Categories: News

Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 19:18
Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Categories: News

Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 18:44
A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.
Categories: News

Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 18:00
First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.
Categories: News

Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 17:06
Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.
Categories: News

Navient rejects $3.2 billion takeover bid from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 16:19
Student-loan servicer Navient Corp has rejected a $3.2 billion takeover bid from two investors as it believes the offer undervalues the company.
Categories: News

Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 15:15
The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed.
Categories: News

U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 14:29
The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed.
Categories: News

N.C. congressional contest marred by voter fraud scheme: official

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 14:11
An investigation into a disputed 2018 congressional election in North Carolina has uncovered a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme" to influence the vote's outcome, a state election board official said on Monday.
Categories: News

EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 14:09
U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.
Categories: News

U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 14:09
United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S., the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.
Categories: News

Army to be 'ruthless' against tampering in Nigeria's postponed vote: Buhari

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 14:00
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria's postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.
Categories: News
Syndicate content