Politics

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton described slavery as “a necessary evil” in a published attack on a New York Times initiative to [more…]

Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Joyce Elliott, an Arkansas state senator who is seeking a U.S. congressional seat in November, was the second Black student to attend her [more…]

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Trump team, Senate Republicans agree on coronavirus aid offer to Democrats

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday they agreed in principle with Senate Republicans on a $1 trillion coronavirus [more…]

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Imperiled Arizona U.S. Senator McSally’s hopes seen riding on Trump train

Published 27/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Martha McSally shows every sign of being an imperiled incumbent, trailing Democratic challenger Mark Kelly in money and polling as [more…]

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

Published 26/07/2020

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Dozens were arrested and many police injured in clashes around Seattle’s biggest Black Lives Matter protest in weeks on Saturday, police said, [more…]

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

U.S. charges 18 Portland protesters as it sends tactical police to Seattle

Published 26/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Friday unveiled charges against 18 Portland, Oregon protesters ranging from assaulting police to arson and trespassing, a day after the [more…]

Trump says Confederate flag proud symbol of U.S. South

Trump says Confederate flag proud symbol of U.S. South

Published 19/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it [more…]

Factbox: Activists and politicians mourn John Lewis’ death

Factbox: Activists and politicians mourn John Lewis’ death

Published 18/07/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. flags were flown at half-staff on Saturday at the White House, federal properties and several states as politicians and activists voiced an [more…]

Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings

Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings

Published 18/07/2020

DETROIT (Reuters) - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday he is now getting intelligence briefings, and has been told Russia continues to [more…]