United States

Trump's abrupt shifts on NAFTA blindside allies Canada, Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and most of his government were miles away from Mexico City on Wednesday, sitting on a grandstand under the hot midday sun, watching an aviation demonstration at a military base, when the news started to filter through.<p>In cellphone messages and traded remarks, …

World Leaders

South Korea already working on reducing trade surplus with U.S. - finance minister

South Korea's finance minister said on Sunday the government was already working on downsizing its trade surplus with the United States, a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's comments Thursday that Washington will renegotiate or scrap the free trade pact the two countries have.<p>Finance …

Economics

Chinese paper mocks North Korea's tech prowess after failed ballistic missile launch

China's semi-official Global Times newspaper criticized an ongoing "game of chicken" between North Korea and Washington but also knocked Pyongyang's …

North Korea

Tensions rise between Turkey, US along Syrian border

ISTANBUL (AP) — Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the U.S. moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkey's leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there.<p>The relocation of Turkish troops to an area near …

Turkey

Russia says U.S. missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defense systems in Romania and plans to place more defense systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.<p>The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania …

Cold War

Philippine leader says N. Korea's Kim "wants to end the world", urges U.S. restraint

(Recasts, adds details, quotes)<p>By Neil Jerome Morales<p>MANILA, April 29 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged the United …

North Korea

Barron Trump unites social media users in first 100 days of Trump presidency

On the 100th day of his presidency, President Donald Trump has already solidified his place in history as one of the more unconventional presidents, …

Donald Trump

Give Trump 130 days: President's tax plan is his biggest test (and biggest opportunity)

Forget the 100 day reckoning; let’s give President Trump 130 days instead.<p>Here’s why: the president is on the cusp of achieving nothing less than a once-in-a-generation tax cut that will boost the U.S. economy out of its 8-year rut and restore the nation’s competitiveness.<p>It won’t pass in the next …

Donald Trump

Seven unusual economic trends taking hold since Trump's inauguration

Since President Trump took office, the nation has changed in some unexpected ways. Photo by Doug Mills/Getty Images.<p>One hundred days into President …

Donald Trump

Thousands march in D.C., across country to protest Trump climate policies

Thousands of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change.<p>In Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat. They planned to encircle the White House.<p>Organizers say …

Climate

Oil's Big American Glut Is Resting Elsewhere - Bloomberg Gadfly

Excess crude oil inventories in the U.S. are finally and clearly in retreat as OPEC's output agreement nears the end of its fourth month. But those …

Oil

Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities across the country, for the Peoples Climate March, which is being billed as a mobilization for climate, jobs and justice.<p>They are making their way toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where they …

Climate

Why religion is more durable than commonly thought in modern society

<i>Pedestrians walk past St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The number of Americans who list their church affiliation as "none" has certainly</i> …

Atheism

Lebanese Photographer Visits U.S. Cities Named 'Lebanon'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram about his project to visit all the U.S. cities named "Lebanon" around the country.

NPR

Milk Wars Curdled U.S.-Canada Relationship Long Ago

Donald Trump sent much of the presidential campaign vilifying Mexico. More recently, he has shifted his attention to the north, assailing Canada for unfair trade practices. In the past few days, he has slapped a retaliatory tariff on softwood lumber imports and threatened Canada’s dairy industry. …

Economics

The Trump Doctrine is made of mixed messages

The new administration is still struggling to articulate its foreign policy vision in a clear and consistent way.<p>Here’s a quick primer for Washington-based foreign diplomats trying to explain the Trump administration’s global views to folks back home:<p>The United States isn’t seeking to overthrow the …

Foreign Policy

The Pentagon is considering up to 5,000 additional troops for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is evaluating plans to send as many as 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where America's longest war …

Veterans

Automakers Can't Move at the Speed of Politics

A change in regulations won't necessarily mean a change from automakers.<p>President Trump shocked the automotive establishment after his election by talking tough about U.S. jobs, Mexico, imports, and just about anything that isn't U.S.-made, through and through.<p>The auto industry, used to decades of …

Transportation

New casualty figures released. - Apr 29, 1971

U.S. casualty figures for April 18 to April 24 are released. The 45 killed during that time brought total U.S. losses for the Vietnam War to 45,019 …

War

South Korea Says McMaster Affirms THAAD Funding Deal Unchanged: Official

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has reassured South Korea that America will pay for a missile defense system, according to an official from the key U.S. ally, apparently contradicting President Donald Trump.<p>A spokesperson for South Korea's presidential office said on Sunday that McMaster …

North Korea

FORD UNITY PLEA; President Says That Departure 'Closes a Chapter' for U.S. Helicopters Evacuate 1,000 Americans and 5,500 South Vietnamese From Saigon FORD SAYS ACTION 'CLOSES CHAPTER' He Calls on Nation to Avoid Recrimination and Look to Remaining 'Great Tasks'

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News (U.S.)

Trump's got nothing except this one thing

Michael Grunwald's item about Trump's dog and pony show Executive Orders is a good read. Anybody who has read any of the text of these orders knows …

Immigration

Report: 'Hotbed of anti-Semitism' is not a foreign country. It's U.S. college campuses

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest level in more than 10 years, the Unit...

College & University

US, South Korea start joint exercises amid standoff with North

The South Korean navy is conducting joint exercises with the U.S. as tensions with North Korea continue to rise, The Associated Press reported …

North Korea

China deports U.S. citizen convicted of spying after two years in custody

China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years.<p>A …

China

In Trump's first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2017 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump on 100th Day Says He's Made Good on Promise to Voters - Bloomberg

Donald Trump said that, 100 days into his term as U.S. president, he’s kept his promise to transfer power back to the American people from Washington …

Donald Trump

Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is warning that "a good part of humanity" will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.<p>Francis was asked as he traveled back to Rome from …

North Korea

100 Days of Resistance

Unforgettable activist moments in the dawn of Trump's America<p>Whether President Donald Trump likes it or not — and he definitely doesn't — his first 100 days as commander-in-chief have been defined by The Resistance. The mass activist movement has brought together those who oppose Trump's …

Activism

Hungary still defiant on US university after Brussels summit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government remained defiant Saturday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros.<p>The issue was on the agenda during Prime Minister Viktor Orban's meeting in Brussels with leaders of the European …

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