Government / Politics

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what [more…]

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader…

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader…

Published 18/06/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked [more…]

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30…

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30…

Published 18/06/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei [more…]

China renames, restructures railway corporation in reform push

China renames, restructures railway corporation in reform push

Published 18/06/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China renamed and restructured its national railway corporation as part of its efforts to make the country’s government-run enterprises run in a [more…]

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain’s new PM

Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain’s new PM

Published 18/06/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former [more…]

Britain’s Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans:…

Britain’s Hammond ‘prepared to resign’ over May’s spending plans:…

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the [more…]

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights…

Published 18/06/2019

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his [more…]

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press [more…]

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse…

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted [more…]

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after [more…]