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  • U.S. ambassador urges Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal

    07/11/2018 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2018 4:21 AM | Andrea Shalal, Andreas Rinke and Markus Wacket
    The U.S. ambassador to Germany urged Berlin on Tuesday to stop Iran withdrawing large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new U.S. sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal. Richard Grenell, a longtime critic of the accord, told the mass-circulation daily Bild that the U.S. government was extremely concerned about Tehran’s plans to transfer hundreds of millions of euros in cash to Iran. “We encourage the highest levels of the German government to intervene and stop the plan,” Grenell said. […] Bild first reported on Monday that German authorities were...
  • As U.S. Supreme Court moves right, Chief Justice John Roberts may be the new swing vote

    07/01/2018 4:34:41 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 80 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 1, 2018 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle — but the middle may have moved well to the right. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where the panel comes down in some of its most contentious cases. Roberts will be the justice who determines “how far they go and how fast they go,” said Washington lawyer John Elwood.
  • Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition

    06/12/2018 9:01:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06/12/2018 | Reuters
    The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, it said on Tuesday. The party said the plan to hold the competition in the party's secure offices in Dutch Parliament had been approved by the Dutch Counter-terrorism Agency NCTV. Cartoons depicting Mohammad have provoked violent responses in the past. In 2015, Islamist gunmen killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the French secularist satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had printed cartoons of the Prophet. In 2005, the publication in a Danish newspaper of a dozen cartoons depicting the Prophet...
  • 'Alpha male' handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves

    06/12/2018 4:20:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/2018 | Sam Holmes and Miral Fahmy
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command but displayed some anxiety at the start of their high-stakes summit in Singapore. Body language experts said that in the 13 seconds or so the U.S. president held on to the hand of Kim for the first time, he projected his usual dominance by reaching out first, and patting the North Korean leader's shoulder. Not to be outdone, Kim firmly pumped Trump's hand, looking him straight in the eye for...
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    06/07/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | David Ljunggren, Jean-Baptiste Vey
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign car imports and has walked back on environmental...
  • Trump push for conservative judges intensifies, to Democrats' dismay

    05/07/2018 7:26:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2018 | Lawrence Hurley
    As President Donald Trump pursues his goal of making the federal judiciary more conservative, his fellow Republicans who control the Senate are poised to confirm another batch of his picks for influential U.S. appeals courts to the dismay of some Democrats. The Senate this week is set to take up six of Trump’s nominees to the regional appeals courts, including four from states that have at least one Democratic senator. A long-standing Senate tradition that gave senators clout over judicial nominees from their home states has been fraying for years, meaning Democrats have less of a chance of blocking appointees...
  • In Syria strikes, U.S. blurs red line for intervention

    04/15/2018 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15th, 2018 | Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the latest U.S. missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America’s red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons. What’s unclear is where that red line now stands. The United States said its strikes were a response to President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons attack on April 7 that administration officials say employed chlorine and perhaps even sarin, a more deadly nerve agent. “A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security Council on...
  • Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump

    11/01/2017 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Women vomit, march, then vie for office in record numbers under Trump Ellen Wulfhorst 4 Min Read NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When late-night election returns showed Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency last November, Laura Moser vomited and Christine Lui Chen crawled into bed to cling to her young daughter. Then they got down to business and joined the thousands of women who have responded to the Trump presidency by running for political office. More than 20,000 women in the United States with an interest in running for office have contacted Emily’s List, an advocacy group supporting female...
  • Reuters Changes Headline to Politicize and Depersonalize Trump Hurricane Harvey Food Service

    09/03/2017 2:07:37 AM PDT · by Fedora · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/02/2017 | Steve Holland
    Original link with original headline retrieved from Google cache: "Trump hugs children, serves food in visit to victims of Harvey"The original link (currently unavailable on Internet Archive due to technical error possibly caused by redirect: "The search engine encountered the following error: Search engine returned invalid information or was unresponsive. We are working to resolve this issue. Thanks for your patience.") now redirects to new headline 12 hours later: "Trump hugs Harvey's victims in test of presidential mien"
  • How Trump's immigration crackdown could slow flood-hit Houston's efforts to rebuild

    08/31/2017 5:53:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2017 | by Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine
    In the coming weeks, as Houston turns its attention to rebuilding areas devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, people like Jay De Leon are likely to play an outsized role – if they stay around. De Leon, 47, owns a small construction business in Houston, and he and his 10 employees do exactly the kind of demolition and refurbishing the city will need. But like a large number of construction workers in Texas, De Leon and most of his workers live in the United States illegally, and that could make things complicated. However, undocumented immigrants are growing increasingly nervous in Texas...
  • Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

    08/17/2017 9:48:02 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 100 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More than half of the 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would be central to any proceeding to remove Trump from office, have tangled with the Republican president, including on Thursday when he fired off early-morning tweets.
  • U.S. Justice Department says anti-bias law does not protect gay workers

    07/27/2017 11:35:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner
    The Trump administration told a U.S. appeals court that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees, a sharp reversal of the position former President Barack Obama took on a key civil rights issue. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a friend of the court brief, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday that Congress never intended Title VII, which bans sex discrimination in the workplace, to apply to gay workers. The department also said the court owed no deference to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that enforces Title VII...
  • Two senior Republican senators criticize Tillerson comments on Russia

    07/09/2017 9:03:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 95 replies
    reuters ^ | July 9, 2017 | Valerie Volcovici
    Two senior Republican U.S. senators criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday for saying that Russia may have the "right approach" on Syria and for what they called his lack of focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan. "His statements about Syria really disturb me. No, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin does not have it right when it comes to Syria," Senator Lindsey Graham said. In separate television interviews, Graham and Senator John McCain, prominent Republican foreign policy voices, took aim at Tillerson's remarks last week that Russia may have "got the right approach" and the United States the wrong approach to...
  • U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections

    12/31/2016 9:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 31, 2016 | Steve Gorman
    A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, according to the judge, defines sex bias to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy." In granting an injunction one day before the new policy was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor held that it violates the Administrative Procedure Act, a federal...
  • Under threat in Washington, first lady's food legacy may live on elsewhere

    12/18/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 12/18/16 | reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michelle Obama will be ceding the title of first lady to Melania Trump next month, but she may hold for some time the other distinction she earned during her time in the White House: America's best known advocate for healthy food. The non-profit organization she helped create as first lady, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), where she is honorary chair, will continue its work convincing food companies to improve nutrition content and labeling of products, the group said. "Michelle Obama has been a tremendous leader in this space," said Larry Soler, president and chief executive...
  • Cadillac apologizes for casting call seeking actors for an ‘alt-right (neo-Nazi)’ role

    12/12/2016 2:35:46 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | The Washington Post | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    General Motors was under fire this weekend after a casting call for Cadillac sought members of the controversial alt-right movement. According to an image of the casting call posted by the news agency Reuters and many, many others, the notice said an agency filming the ad was looking for "any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers." "This is a beautifully artistic spot that is capturing all walks of life of America," the casting call says, adding that it would be filmed later this month. "Standing together as a union. This is not meant to be offensive in anyway. Just a representation...
  • Polling calls to U.S. Muslims raise surveillance fears

    11/24/2016 2:33:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    MSN Reuters ^ | November 24, 2016
    Muslims across the United States feared they were being targeted for surveillance this week when they received automated polling calls asking them to press one if they identified as Muslim or two if they did not. Many worried President-elect Donald Trump was making good on his campaign promise to register all Muslims in the country or private citizens were laying the groundwork for a registry. The calls were in fact sent out as part of a survey by Emerge USA, a non-profit organization seeking to empower Muslim-Americans. The group created an algorithm to call Muslims for a poll on their...
  • ‘SHUT IT DOWN’: Reuters cuts only news video feed as black pastor thanks Trump

    09/04/2016 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 96 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/4/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Reuters was reportedly the only news service to be providing video coverage of Donald Trump’s visit to a Detroit church on Saturday, and a mystery voice could be overheard ordering someone to “shut down” the feed before the event had concluded. Bishop Wayne T. Jackson was presenting Trump with a prayer shawl and two Bibles when a hushed voice off camera could be heard saying, “I’m shooting this, I don’t care what…” Moments later, the same voice said “Shut this down?” “Shut it, yeah,” another voice said.
  • Reuters: “No evidence of Islamist motive” as Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” goes on stabbing spree

    05/10/2016 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAY 10, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    What does a jihadi have to do to get credit these days? If screaming “Allahu akbar” isn’t enough to make his motive clear, what is? Would he have to drop his knife and announce: “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State. That is why I did what I did”? No, a convert to Islam named Edward Archer said that after he shot and seriously wounded police officer Jesse Hartnett, and the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, responded: “In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam...
  • Reuters poll: Half of US women have “very unfavorable” view of Trump

    03/17/2016 8:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    If this poll accurately reflects the US electorate, get ready for the mother of all gender gaps (so to speak) in November if Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination. The frontrunner has a major problem with women, according to this Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted over the first half of March, and it has gotten worse rather than better over the last six months. Half of all women have a “very unfavorable” view of Trump, in an election that could pit him against the first female major-party nominee: Real estate billionaire Donald Trump’s coarse rhetoric has won him some fans,...