The European Union imposed additional sanctions on North Korea on Monday over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of the UN Security Council. The decision, implementing a November UN resolution, comes with North Korea in the international spotlight after tRead more »
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - The British government needs to approach divorce talks with the European Union with more charm and less "cheap rhetoric" if it wants to get a good deal, former Conservative prime minister John Major said on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May, who plans
One of British Prime Minister Theresa May's predecessors attacked her Brexit strategy on Monday as a bill to start the EU divorce also hit opposition in the House of Lords. Former Conservative prime minister John Major said May's government was peddling an "over-optimistic" view of
Sir John Major, always a victim of the snobs, used to have the mickey taken out of him for his “not inconsiderable” circumlocutions of speech. Quite right, Sir John, and a deft exposure of the silliness of much of the press coverage (then again, he’s seen his fair share of ugly press coverage of himself
The major U.S. stock indexes drifted slightly higher in late-afternoon trading Monday after spending much of the morning wavering between small gains and losses. Investors were looking ahead to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday for details of promised tax cuts and infrastructure
An election official checks a voter’s photo identification in Austin, Texas on 26 February 2014. An attorney for a voting rights group said Monday that Donald Trump’s administration will no longer challenge a strict Texas voter ID law, signaling a dramatic change in the government’s approach to civil
WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's police department should appoint an independent consultant to examine the actions of police on Inauguration Day, when more than 200 people were arrested and charged with rioting, the city's Police Complaints Board said in a report Monday.
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could
A new federal study shows less pollution in most New Jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places. The study by the U.S. Geological Survey found that levels of two key pollutants, nitrogen and ...
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is accused of biting another man's face after making anti-Muslim slurs in a parking lot at a busy shopping mall late last year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi met U.S. President Donald Trump and held talks with his senior advisers at the White House on Monday, the White House said. Yang led a six-person delegation that held talks with Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster, Trump'
Clouds gathered Monday over peace talks aimed at ending Colombia's half-century conflict after the ELN rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a bullring in Bogota. The authorities had already said they suspected the National Liberation Army (ELN) of carrying out the February 19 attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.
A woman suffering from Crohn’s disease is set to pay £10,000 to a Swiss euthanasia clinic to end her life after Government cuts caused her to lose vital care. Marie Lopez, who has suffered from the debilitating digestive disorder for more than 30 years, has chosen to travel to the Lifecircle clinic
WASHINGTON (AP) — People have triggered five out of six wildfires in the U.S. over the last two decades, tripling the length of the wildfire season and making it start earlier in the East and last longer in the West, a new study finds.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):
John Major said the public would not accept a move to a radical enterprise economy. Theresa May’s government must avoid souring the article 50 negotiations with “cheap rhetoric” and give voters an honest warning about the risks of Brexit, the former prime minister Sir John Major has said. With the
Volunteers from a local monument company help to reset vandalized headstones at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri. Jewish centers and schools around the country are coping with another wave of bomb threats as officials in Philadelphia begin raising money to repair and restore headstones that were
Archaeologists documenting Isil’s destruction of the ruins of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah say they have made an unexpected discovery which could help in our understanding of the world’s first empire. The Nebi Yunus shrine - containing what Muslims and Christians believe to be the tomb of Jonah, as
George Freeman is supposedly the government’s big brain, a Downing Street thinker tasked with ensuring policy reaches a port by sailing, not by drifting. The government is attempting to stave off a potentially large bill caused by its flagship personal independence payment, paid to people who face costs
President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor. ...
Devin Nunes redefined the problem: ‘There’s been major crimes committed. The House intelligence committee chairman, Devin Nunes, on Monday said calls for an independent investigation into alleged contacts between aides to Donald Trump and Russian intelligence sources could amount to a “witch-hunt”.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year.