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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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Despite Trump vow to end catch and release, he is still freeing thousands of migrants

McAllen, Texas (Reuters) – Standing on the bluffs of Roma, Texas on a May afternoon two border patrol agents look out over the meandering Rio Grande River that separates Mexico from the United States and recall a time when the ...

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World pledges to save ‘Mother Earth’ despite Trump’s snub to climate pact

BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save what German Chancellor Angela Merkel called “our Mother Earth”, standing firmly against President Donald Trump’s decision to take the United States out of the Paris climate change ...

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Wall St. at record levels despite tepid jobs report

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were trading at record levels on Friday as gains in industrial and technology stocks more than offset the impact of weak jobs data. Reuters: Top News

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