Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela’s oil production, exports

Chevron can resume key role in Venezuela's oil production, exports

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp on Saturday received a US license allowing the second-largest US oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country’s crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big US oil company still operating in US-sanctioned Venezuela. However, … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support . The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councilors are ostensibly … Read more

Trump is sued again by writer for defamation, and battery, over alleged rape

Trump's company kicks off defense case in criminal tax fraud trial

NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Donald Trump was sued for defamation a second time on Thursday by a writer who accused the former US president of lying by denying that he raped her 27 years ago. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll also accused … Read more

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Women sue Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan over Epstein ties

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse filed lawsuits against Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) on Thursday, alleging the banks financially benefited from the late financier’s alleged sex trafficking operations. The women, who were not identified in the court filings, cite US federal anti-sex … Read more

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – US congressional Democrats on Wednesday grappled with the daunting task of reviewing six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns as Republicans prepared to take control of the House of Representatives in less than six weeks. Members of the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee said they hope to … Read more

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Hosting Putin, Armenian leader complains of lack of help from Russian-led alliance

Armenia complains CSTO inaction has damaged alliance’s image Putin: more work needed towards Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal Distracted by war, Russia risks losing influence in region LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Armenia’s leader vented his frustration on Wednesday at the failure of a Russian-led security alliance to come to his country’s aid in the face of … Read more

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

Ukraine promises shelters for its people as winter sets in

‘Invincibility centers’ to provide heat, water, internet Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid G7 to soon announce price cap on Russian oil – US official KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to save energy as a harsh winter loomed amid relentless Russian strikes … Read more

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

Trump rebuffed by judge in New York fraud lawsuit, trial date set

NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A New York judge has scheduled an October 2023 trial to form US President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization in a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James accusing them of fraudulently overvaluing the real estate company’s assets and Trump’s net … Read more

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s power capacity

Bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine's power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombardments Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents get offer to evacuate to safer regions Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved the country’s power … Read more

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

Decorated US Army veteran one of two men who took down Colorado shooter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who had taken his family to support a drag show performer who was one of his daughter’s friends said his US Army training took over when gunfire broke out at a Colorado LGBTQ club. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters gathered … Read more