Category Archives: Politics

U.S. and Russia trade accusations at U.N. over Ukraine conflict

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States & Russia blamed each other on Friday for the continued conflict in Ukraine, with Washington accusing the Kremlin of attempting…

Shares tumble amid risk aversion; oil price, China yuan drop

By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock markets worldwide tumbled on Friday, Brent crude oil prices fell to seven-year lows & China's yuan currency sank on risk aversion ahead…

Unclear if Putin claims to support Free Syrian Army are true – U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it was unable to confirm claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country supports the opposition Free Syrian Army…

Syria's Assad says he will not negotiate with armed groups

By John Davison & Dmitry Solovyov BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Friday that he would not negotiate with armed groups, appearing to scupper peace talks that…

The Prospective Paris Deal Ignores Two Major Polluters

With the Paris climate talks coming to a close, participating nations are hashing out the details of how to hold each other to their carbon-reduction goals & finance the whole…

Congress averts fed shutdown, focuses on tax, spending bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Avoiding the high drama of recent year-end budget fights, Congress approved legislation Friday keeping government agencies open into next week, giving White House & congressional bargainers more…

AP-GfK Poll: High marks for Trump on decisiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans don't see Donald Trump as likable or compassionate, yet he's viewed by Republican registered voters as their party's most decisive, most competent & most electable candidate,…

Oil skids towards 11-year low as IEA warns of worse glut

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices extended their freefall on Friday, flirting with 11-year lows, after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that global oversupply of crude…

Protesters disrupt Donald Trump speech at NYC luncheon

NEW YORK (AP) — About a dozen protesters disrupted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech at a $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon Friday, criticizing the billionaire businessman's recent anti-Islam rhetoric…

Renault-Nissan's French peace deal leaves investors underwhelmed

By Laurence Frost & Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan alliance drew a line under an eight-month power struggle with the French government on Friday, with a compromise deal…