Justice Kennedy to retire, Trump has chance to reshape Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said on Wednesday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S. judicial body, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly … Continue reading

First lady Melania Trump makes statement on family separations as protests grow

First lady Melania Trump uncharacteristically waded into a fierce debate around immigration on Sunday, pushing for bipartisan cooperation to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their … Continue reading

U.S. Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Are ‘Illegal,’ EU Trade Commissioner Says

After U.S. tariffs on imports of European steel and aluminum took effect Friday morning, the EU’s top trade commissioner called them “illegal” and a classic case of protectionism. The EU plans to make its case to the World Trade Organization. … Continue reading

‘I Don’t Believe That Torture Works,’ CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Tells Senators

“I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral – even if it was technically legal,” said Gina Haspel, the career CIA officer who is now nominated to lead the agency. It was one of many … Continue reading

North and South Korean leaders pledge ‘no more war’

The leaders of North and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to complete denuclearisation and agreed on gradual disarmament in their high-stakes summit, only the third between the two Koreas, but they have not announced any concrete steps to dismantle … Continue reading

Trump warns immigrant caravan approaching U.S. border of prosecution, deportation

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday vowed to prosecute Central American migrants in a “caravan” near the U.S. border if they try to enter illegally and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the effort was a “deliberate attempt to undermine our laws … Continue reading

As Macron arrives to meet Trump, fate of Iran nuclear deal is front and center

The last time they met face to face, at the United Nations in September, French President Emmanuel Macron was puzzled when President Trump and his delegation seemed to have no agenda, carried no papers and took no notes. “It was … Continue reading