Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:28:50 -0500


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marke...



Trump to make final tax push as Republican negotiators near deal

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:17:09 -0500


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a final push on Wednesday to shepherd a Republican tax overhaul over the finish line, hosting congressional negotiators for lunch before de...



U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:05:50 -0500


NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supp...



Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:11:06 -0500


WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first ...



Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:25:14 -0500


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigat...



Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:55:01 -0500


ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to reco...


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