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Some NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem again despite Trump call for protest to end

(Reuters) – Several dozen NFL players, fewer than last week, chose to sit or kneel during the U.S. national anthem at the start of games on Sunday, a day after President Donald Trump again demanded an end to a protest ...

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Defiant Catalans vote on split from Spain despite crackdown

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel ...

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Protesters turn out in San Francisco despite canceled rally

(Reuters) – Hundreds of counter-protesters gathered near a barricaded San Francisco park Saturday despite the cancellation of a free-speech rally that city leaders feared could draw right-wing extremists. Reuters: U.S.

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Venezuela’s new legislative superbody opens despite wide criticism

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide condemnation that the new assembly undermines democratic freedoms. Reuters: World ...

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Venezuela stands by election count despite fraud allegation

CARACAS/LONDON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s president rejected accusations on Wednesday that his government inflated turnout figures from its constituent assembly election, branding them part of an effort to stain what he called a clean and transparent vote. Reuters: World News

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Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire – Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

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Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning – container ship captain

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, a statement that appeared to contradict a comment Trump himself ...

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Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

(Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. Reuters: ...

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