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January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 163

January 14, 2019 4:59 PM Indonesian jets force Ethiopian cargo plane to land over airspace breach

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Indonesian F-16 fighter jets forced an Ethiopian Airlines [ETHA.UL] cargo plane to land on Monday at an airport on Batam island after it had flown into Indonesian airspace without permission, an air force spokesman said. First Marshal Novyan Samyoga said in a statement the Boeing Co 777 cargo plane had been secured by air force 184

December 12, 2018 8:53 PM NFL draft in 2020 to take place in Las Vegas

The 2020 NFL draft will take place in Las Vegas, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday. The draft will take place April 23-25, mere months before the Raiders start their first season in Las Vegas. "We believe the draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season," said Raiders owner Mark Davis, who is moving the team from Oakland. Draft events will take place 70

December 8, 2018 10:45 AM Malaysian Muslims stage rally to uphold Malay privileges

Thousands of protesters take a part in a rally to celebrate the government's move to withdraw plans to ratify a U.N. anti-discrimination convention at Independent Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Thousands of Malaysian Muslims are rallying in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip ethnic Malay majority of their privileges 99

November 21, 2018 1:41 PM Factbox: What is UK PM May's working majority without the DUP? Answer: 3 votes

LONDON (Reuters) - The small Northern Irish party which props up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has withdrawn support in some recent votes on a finance bill because its lawmakers are upset with May’s draft Brexit deal. If the Democratic Unionist Party abstains with its 10 votes, May would still have a working majority of just three votes 83

November 20, 2018 11:53 AM European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech to MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) ANKARA, Turkey – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention 74

October 29, 2018 12:04 PM Merkel critic Spahn also wants party leadership: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Health Minister Jens Spahn, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel, has told fellow conservatives he wanted to succeed Merkel as party leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), sources told Reuters on Monday. Spahn, 38, announced his decision to candidate for the party chair during a closed-door meeting of senior CDU party members 51

October 23, 2018 7:48 PM AP Explains: Diplomatic immunity and the Khashoggi case

ROME – The killing of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world not only because of the grisly details of his death, but also because of where it took place: inside a consulate, which enjoys special protections under international law. The case has raised questions about the immunity offered to diplomats and diplomatic premises, and the risk of abusing the system 67

October 21, 2018 10:50 PM Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Calls BS on Saudi Arabia's Story Over Journalist

The former head of the RNC doesn't believe a word of Saudi Arabia's explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died, and he doesn't buy Trump's denial of financial ties there. We got Michael Steele Saturday at the L.A. Convention Center during Politicon 2018 and asked what he made of Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor insisting that Khashoggi had gotten 63

October 20, 2018 8:36 PM EU calls for thorough investigation into Khashoggi's death

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The circumstances of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death are deeply troubling, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday, calling for a thorough, credible and transparent investigation. “The emerging circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi’s death are deeply troubling, including the shocking violation 67