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  • France's Macron told Trump that nuclear pact is key to Europe's security

    October 22, 2018 9:31 AM 106

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to stress the importance of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty Trump said Washington would withdraw from, Macron’s office said in a statement on Monday. “The President of the Republic underlined the importance of this treaty, especially with regards to European

  • Russia: U.S. exit from nuclear treaty would be a dangerous step

    October 21, 2018 8:59 AM 111

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Washington’s planned withdrawal from the international Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would be a very dangerous step, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on Sunday. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States would exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated

  • Saudi Arabia says Journalist Khashoggi's Death Result of Fistfight, 18 Arrested

    October 19, 2018 11:03 PM 156

    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi got into a brawl inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey ... and that led to his death ... according to Saudi officials finally speaking out about the controversial and brutal incident. The Saudi kingdom's public prosecutor says the Washington Post reporter -- who was last seen inside the Saudi Consulate on October 2 -- got into an argument

  • Trump on Twitter (October 19): Mike Pompeo, Texas

    October 19, 2018 5:50 PM 99

    The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. - Congressman Andy Biggs is doing a great job for Arizona and our Country! [1002 EDT] - When referring to the USA, I will always

  • Multiple Kansas Republicans back Kris Kobach’s Democratic opponent

    October 18, 2018 7:42 PM 134

    Two former Republican governors have backed Democrat Laura Kelly's gubernatorial bid over Republican nominee Kris Kobach. (Brian Hayes/The Wichita Eagle via AP) Multiple Republican leaders in Kansas have publicly backed Democrat Laura Kelly’s gubernatorial bid – a blow to controversial Republican Kris Kobach. Gov. Mike Hayden, who led Kansas from 1987 to 1991, was the latest

  • Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

    October 18, 2018 12:54 PM 111

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military

  • Texas judge shuts down courtroom in protest of Kavanaugh confirmation

    October 18, 2018 10:16 AM 107

    Travis County Judge John Lipscombe closed his courtroom for one day in protest to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Facebook) A Democratic judge in Texas is facing criticism for shutting down his courtroom and refusing to hear cases for one day to protest to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, The Austin American-Statesman

  • How Democrats hope to obtain Trump's tax returns

    October 18, 2018 10:16 AM 115

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could request President Donald Trump’s tax returns under a seldom-used 1924 law, which Democrats say they plan to invoke promptly if they win control of the House of Representatives or the Senate in the Nov. 6 elections. In a move that would set up a battle over one of Trump’s most closely guarded secrets, the newly

  • Chicago mayor skips over pension funding fix in final budget speech

    October 17, 2018 8:20 PM 121

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the final budget of his tenure on Wednesday, but put off addressing a pension funding challenge that will hit during his eventual successor’s term in office. Emanuel, who announced last month he was not running for a third term, laid out a $10.67 billion all-funds spending plan, which includes a $3.82 billion

  • Trump says does not want to move away from Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi case

    October 17, 2018 3:47 PM 110

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he hopes Saudi’s royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance. In an interview with Fox Business Network, Trump, a Republican, pushed back against some criticism