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- U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:21:55 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting the country's deep political divisions.
- Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:30:11 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.
- Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:14 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."
- In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:10:24 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.
- U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:12:54 -0500
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
- Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:13:16 -0500
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
- Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:17:12 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.
- Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:22:35 -0500
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
- South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:38:28 -0500
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year.
- Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:37:29 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.