WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran’s downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and “it would have made a big difference” to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted. While the comments appeared to suggest Trump was not eager to
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter – not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes – describing it as a mercy killing. Special Operator 1st Class Corey Scott, a SEAL team medic, said under
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks told U.S. lawmakers that U.S. President Donald Trump was not joking about his readiness to accept derogatory information on political opponents from a foreign government, a congressional interview transcript released on Thursday showed. Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks departs at the conclusion of
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The benchmark S&P 500 index hit a record high on Thursday as an almost giddy euphoria over the prospects of a U.S. interest rate cut fueled the appetite for equities, but there are plenty of pitfalls that could throw the stock market off course. FILE PHOTO: Street signs for Broad St.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of Slack Technologies Inc, the fast-growing workplace messaging and communication platform, soared nearly 50% in their public trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at more than $23 billion. The strong performance helped validate the unusual direct listing model the company used to go public as well as underscoring investor
FILE PHOTO: Jan 9, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren (12) warms up before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports – 11968459 The Atlanta Hawks acquired the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft from the New Orleans Pelicans
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world made famous in best-selling books and blockbuster movies. FILE PHOTO: Books from the Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling are seen on a shelf inside
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, the birth place of coal power, is set this year to use more electricity from zero-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear than from fossil fuel plants for the first time, the country’s National Grid said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Migrating starlings fly at dusk past electricity pylons silhouetted by
(Reuters) – What will Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt do about Brexit if chosen to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May? Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls May has resigned as Conservative Party leader, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to
FILE PHOTO: Tennis – US Open – Mens Final – New York, U.S. – September 10, 2017 – Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Fox News Channel stands before Rafael Nadal of Spain plays against Kevin Anderson of South Africa. REUTERS/Mike Segar (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch suffered from pneumonia about three weeks ago and is now recovering,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling. FILE PHOTO: Homes built on a former surface strip coal mine sit above piles
PM hopeful Boris Johnson walks near the Parliament grounds in London, Britain June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, once an opponent of leaving the European Union who has now promised to exit with a deal, are the final two in the race to replace Prime Minister
VIENNA (Reuters) – European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General, talks to the
DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made “a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned fears of wider military conflict in the Middle East. The United States, which called the event
FILE PHOTO: A crane hangs over the first jacket installed to support a turbine for a wind farm in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, Rhode Island July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors, developers and users of renewable energy at an industry conference in New York this week
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to underlying labor market strength despite a sharp slowdown in job growth in May. FILE PHOTO: Job seekers speak with potential employers at a City of Boston Neighborhood Career Fair on May Day in Boston, Massachusetts,
FILE PHOTO: A logo of Globe Telecom is seen at a Globe service center in Edsa, Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines, May 7, 2018. Picture taken May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao/File Photo MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines’ Globe Telecom Inc on Thursday launched Southeast Asia’s first 5G broadband service, with embattled Huawei Technologies Co Ltd providing
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the United States has no appetite to go to war with Iran, after Tehran shot down a U.S. military surveillance
FILE PHOTO: Jan 5, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) tries to shoot over Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) while falling during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are expected to opt out of
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in Yemen’s war, a court ruled, after activists said there was a clear risk the weapons could be operated in violation of human rights legislation. People demonstrate outside the Court of Appeal regarding the judgment of
European Council President Donald Tusk arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2019. Julien Warnand/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk said he was “more cautious than optimistic” that a deal on the European Union’s top jobs can be achieved between 28 national leaders of the
BEIJING (Reuters) – The world hopes North Korea and the United States can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, praising Pyongyang’s efforts toward denuclearization. Xi is visiting China’s reclusive neighbor North Korea, seeking to bolster a longtime
PM hopeful Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Britain, June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, increased his support among lawmakers in the fourth round of the Conservative Party leadership contest on Thursday. Johnson got 157 out of 313 votes.
(Reuters) – A retiree worried about his granddaughter’s future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life as a single mother. John Lenges, 65, a resident of Pinellas County, who changed parties to vote Republican in 2016, and his sister Jeanne Coffin talk at the
LONDON (Reuters) – A stripped-back version of Freddie Mercury performing the song “Time” is released on Thursday, the result of a long search for the 1986 recording made at London’s Abbey Road Studios. FILE PHOTO: The statue of Queen singer Freddie Mercury is pictured near the lake Leman in Montreux, Switzerland, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Denis
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute. Xi, whose entourage includes the head of China’s state economic
TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices climbed around 3% on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the Middle East as a U.S. official said one of the country’s military drones was shot down by an Iranian missile. A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Oklahoma September 15, 2015.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the Red Flag bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, in
TOKYO (Reuters) – Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan’s Olympics chief. FILE PHOTO : Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda looks on while addressing the media after JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan, March 19, 2019.
BEIJING/HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – In China, the sales maxim of ‘know your customer’ is being taken to new lengths. A woman enters a JD.com’s unmanned store with facial recognition technology, by scanning QR code with her phone on a detection machine at the store entrance in Xian, Shaanxi province, China March 3, 2018. Picture taken