Home
 
Choose Your City
Change City

Reuters Politics News

Trump to set up 'war room' to repel attacks over Russia probe: Officials

Once U.S. President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip, the White House plans to launch its most aggressive effort yet to push back against allegations involving Russia and his presidential campaign, tackling head-on a scandal that has threatened to consume his young presidency. Trump...

Friday, May 26, 2017, 7:27 PM

U.S. takes 'full responsibility' for Manchester intelligence leaks: Tillerson

The United States government takes full responsibility for leaks of the British police investigation into Monday's deadly bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday. Appearing alongside British foreign secretary Boris Johnson in London,...

Friday, May 26, 2017, 2:13 PM

Under U.S. Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: watchdog

A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday. The Congressional Budget Office, a...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:54 AM

Republican congressional candidate in Montana accused of assaulting reporter

Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was accused of physically assaulting a reporter on the campaign trail on Wednesday, the eve of a special election to fill the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Jacobs, a political correspondent for the U.S....

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:52 AM

Trump can't stop American progress on climate, Al Gore tells Cannes

President Donald Trump cannot stop momentum to tackle climate change, former vice-president Al Gore said on Monday as he promoted his latest film on global warming at the Cannes Film Festival. "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is the follow up to "An Inconvenient Truth...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3:03 PM

Flynn to invoke Fifth Amendment in Senate's Russia probe: Reports

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, according to media reports on Monday. Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:49 PM

Trump visits Israel in search of revived peace process

U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on Monday he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East. On the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office, Trump is to hold talks separately with...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 8:21 AM

Trump will target 'crisis of Islamist extremism' in Saudi speech

U.S. President Donald Trump will call on Arab leaders to confront "Islamist extremism" during a speech on Sunday in which he will portray fighting terrorism as a battle between good and evil rather than a clash of civilizations. "This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek...

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10:26 AM

Seeking a new narrative, Trump embarks on trip to Middle East and Europe

With turmoil enveloping his administration at home, President Donald Trump heads abroad on Friday for a trip the White House hopes will shift focus away from domestic controversies and on to his foreign policy agenda. Trump leaves for Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon and will make stops next week...

Friday, May 19, 2017, 9:16 AM

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:35 PM

Judge Merrick Garland not interested in FBI job: Sources

U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland, turned away by the Senate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not interested in serving as FBI director, two sources said on Tuesday, even as the top Senate Republican recommended him for the job. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:42 PM

Russia's response to Trump leak reports: don't read U.S. newspapers

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Tuesday advised people to not read American newspapers, in response to U.S. media reports that President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence at a meeting with Russian officials. The spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said she had received dozens...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:45 AM

Trump reassures farmers immigration crackdown not aimed at their workers

President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials who met with him. At a roundtable on farm labor at the White House last month, Trump said he did...

Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:56 PM

Trump's lawyers say tax returns show little income from Russian sources

A review of President Donald Trump's tax returns from the past 10 years showed no income from Russian sources outside of a few exceptions, and indicated he did not owe money to Russian lenders, his lawyers said in a letter released by the White House on Friday. The letter, dated March 8, said...

Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:47 PM

Trump warns ousted FBI chief against talking to media; Threatens 'tapes'

President Donald Trump warned ousted FBI Director James Comey on Friday against talking to the media, suggesting there might be tapes of conversations between the two men that could contradict his account. "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before...

Friday, May 12, 2017, 3:38 PM

U.S. Senate confirms Trump trade representative ahead of NAFTA talks

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 9:13 PM

Kremlin says feels 'cautious optimism' after Trump meeting with Lavrov

The Kremlin feels cautious optimism about the prospects for an improvement in U.S.-Russian relations after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met President Donald Trump in Washington, a Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday. "The conversation itself is extremely positive," Kremlin...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12:32 PM

Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday demanding documents related to Russia from President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, ramping up its monthslong investigation of Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. In a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:55 PM

FBI chief aimed to expand Russia probe before Trump fired him

FBI Director James Comey, days before President Donald Trump fired him, sought to expand his agency's probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 U.S. election, a congressional source said on Wednesday. With the Republican president...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:19 PM

Texas governor signs into law bill to punish 'sanctuary cities'

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday a measure to punish "sanctuary cities," despite a plea from police chiefs of the state's biggest cities to halt the bill they said would hinder their ability to fight crime. The Texas measure comes as Republican U.S....

Monday, May 8, 2017, 2:14 PM