Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: US weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs fitted onto abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more arms. US and allied military inventories are shrinking, and Ukraine faces an increasing … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Former US President Donald Trump’s real estate company began mounting a defense on Monday in its criminal trial on charges including tax fraud after the prosecution rested its case, questioning an outside accountant who the Trump Organization contends should have caught a top executive cheating on taxes. Prosecutors with … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president's account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former US President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million … Read more

Report of second major US Supreme Court leak draws calls for probe

Report of second major US Supreme Court leak draws calls for probe

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – A New York Times report of a former anti-abortion leader’s claim that he was told in advance about the outcome of a major 2014 US Supreme Court case involving contraceptives triggered calls on Saturday for an investigation of a court still reeling from the leak of a landmark abortion rights … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage US proposes “phase out” of fossil fuels Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund to … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept. names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

U.S. Justice Dept. names war crimes expert as special counsel for Trump probes

Trump calls special counsel appointment ‘abuse of power’ Special counsel Smith has focused on war crimes in Kosovo WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday named Jack Smith, a war crimes prosecutor, to serve as special counsel to oversee Justice Department investigations related to Donald Trump including the former president’s … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk started a Twitter poll late on Friday asking followers to vote on whether to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with early results showing roughly 60% voting yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly means meaning “the voice of the … Read more