U.S. Secretary of State

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday.<p><b>1. Hurricane Maria has strengthened into a Category 5 storm</b>. The hurricane has ripped the roof off buildings in Dominica and left the prime minister stranded.<p><b>2. US president Donald Trump has criticised the UN for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement</b> …

North Korea

Trump calls for full restoration of democracy, political freedoms in Venezuela

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he wants a restoration of democracy in Venezuela soon, warning the United States might take additional measures to apply pressure on the country.<p>At a dinner with Latin American leaders on the fringes of the UN General Assembly, Trump said the Venezuelan …

Venezuela

Trump Reaches Out to U.N., Criticizes Waste, in Debut Appearance

The president's U.N. bashing was unusually restrained a day ahead of his much-anticipated address to the General Assembly<p>President Donald Trump …

John F. Kelly

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here</i><p>Geopolitical risks dissipate, China plans to open up its capital markets, and …

Business

Stocks – U.S. Futures Point to Fresh Record Highs at Start of Fed Week

Investing.com – Wall Street futures pointed to an opening at new record highs on Monday as bullish sentiment continued to hold sway in markets at the …

Stock Markets

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed cooperation on the Syrian crisis, Middle East issues, and the agreement to bring peace to Ukraine in a meeting on Sunday, Lavrov’s spokeswoman said.<p>Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said “the …

Russia

Transcript: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on "Face the Nation," Sept. 17, 2017

North Korea test-fired another missile over Japan last week just days after the U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against the rogue state, …

North Korea

Criticized by Trump, Iran nuclear deal faces tough scrutiny in U.N. talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers faces a stern test at the United Nations this week as Europeans try to persuade a sceptical Trump administration to keep it, while Israel lobbies to turn up the pressure on its regional rival.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump, …

Iran

Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov to meet on Sunday: U.S. State Dept

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department said in a brief statement.<p>The State Department did not provide any details on what …

World News

Iran's president invites US to 'dinner' over nuclear deal

As world leaders prepare for the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, the president of Iran on Sunday extended a metaphorical “dinner” invitation to the United States.<p>President Hassan Rouhani used an analogy of a dinner party to describe how countries are benefiting from the 2015 …

Iran

Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.<p>President Donald Trump was willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are …

Environment

Russia's Lavrov and USA's Tillerson talk Syria after bombing allegations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday to discuss the Syria situation and how the “anti-terrorism” battle on the ground was playing out.<p>The call occurred after U.S.-backed …

Russia

4 powerful reasons Hillary Clinton always wears her famous pantsuits

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton calculated she spent 600 hours having her hair and makeup done, which she describes in …

Hillary Clinton

Britain backs Libyan plans to work towards elections next year

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he believed that Libya’s plans to work towards elections in 2018 were probably “the right timescale”.<p>In July, rival leaders pledged in Paris to work towards elections in 2018 and a conditional ceasefire. U.N. Libya envoy …

Forex - USD/CAD Trims Losses, Holds Steady in Early Trade

Investing.com - The U.S. dollar trimmed losses against its Canadian counterpart on Friday, although downbeat U.S. retail sales data and fresh …

Forex

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Friday

Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Friday, September 15:<p><b>1. North Korea launches another …

Economy

Commodities - Gold Prices Move Higher as Geopolitical Risks Resurface

Investing.com - Gold prices prices moved higher on Friday, as geopolitical risks emerged following news North Korea executed a new missile test, …

North Korea

China, Russia must take direct action against North Korea: Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday urged China and Russia to take direct action against North Korea in response to its latest missile launch.<p>“China and Russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their …

North Korea

U.S. extends some sanctions relief for Iran under nuclear deal

The United States on Thursday extended some sanctions relief for Iran under the 2015 nuclear deal, the State Department said, but no decision has been made on whether to preserve the deal itself.<p>At the same time, President Donald Trump said that Iran is violating "the spirit" of the Iran nuclear …

Iran

Toronto man 'angry' after learning his $8,100 master's degree that required no exams or academic work is fake

Marketplace investigation reveals Kings Lake University and others are phoney schools selling fake degrees<p>Erwin Sniedzins doesn't trust traditional …

Education

Foreign Secretary Johnson to hold talks with U.S.' Tillerson in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in London on Thursday to discuss issues including Hurricane Irma, North Korea and Libya, his office said.<p>Johnson, who this week visited the British territories of Anguilla and the British …

North Korea

This is how Hillary Clinton's new book is doing on Amazon

In just three days, Hillary Clinton’s tell all book “What Happened” has climbed to the top of Amazon’s (AMZN) best-seller list.<p>The book chronicles her stunning loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and her disgust with his “divisive” campaign.<p>And Clinton’s memoir is not the only …

Elections

U.S. will stand be steadfast ally to Britain as Brexit takes shape: Tillerson

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will stand by Britain as it exits the European Union, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday after a meeting with British foreign minister Boris Johnson in London.<p>"While Brexit does present unique challenges to the British people, please know …

World News

UK's May stressed importance of Iran nuclear deal to Tillerson: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the importance of a 2015 international agreement on Iran's nuclear program to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday during a brief meeting at her London office.<p>Tillerson is visiting Britain to discuss the relief effort …

World News

U.S. calls on China to use 'powerful tool' of oil to sway North Korea

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday he was hopeful that China would come to its own decision to decide to use the “powerful tool” of oil supplies to persuade North Korea to reconsider its “current path”.<p>On a visit to London where he met British Prime Minister …

North Korea

Kerry Initiative to host conference on climate change Sept. 18-19

The Kerry Initiative at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host a two-day conference on climate change Sept. 18-19.

Climate

Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ lays blame in multiple places for defeat to Trump

WASHINGTON—It’s inauguration day and the loser of the last U.S. presidential election is daydreaming about being anywhere but here — she’s imagining …

Canadian News

Hillary Clinton is coming to Denver in December. Here are the details.

Hillary Clinton is coming to Denver in December to sign copies of her new book, “What Happened,” in her first public visit to Colorado since losing …

Hillary Clinton

Mexico diplomat meets with California officials, immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexico's top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over President Donald Trump's border wall and immigration and trade proposals.<p>Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray is …

World Leaders

The Surprising Place That Promotes Women Entrepreneurs Better Than Silicon Valley

Female founders in Africa are creating businesses that are innovative and have social impact, too<p>The latest high-profile scandals in Silicon Valley highlight that the battle for gender equity in the United States is far from won. Despite the tech industry’s progressive reputation, its track record …

Women Entrepreneurs