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Trump vows to cut Central America aid, raises alarm on migrant caravan

Reuters - 18 min 50 sec ago

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to begin curtailing the tens of millions of dollars in American aid to three Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for the United States a national emergency as he sought to boost his party's chances in Nov. 6 congressional elections.

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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

Reuters - 24 min 38 sec ago

He ran social media for Saudi Arabia's crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country's elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.

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'The world is watching', Kushner tells Saudi crown prince on Khashoggi

Reuters - 31 min 57 sec ago

White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince to be transparent about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and told him "the world is watching" Riyadh's account of the journalist's disappearance.

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Merkel: No arms sales to Saudi until 'monstrous' killing cleared up

Reuters - 32 min 34 sec ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt German arms exports to Saudi Arabia until the case is cleared up.

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Incoming Mexican foreign minister says Trump tweets not surprising

Reuters - 49 min 27 sec ago

Incoming Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday he was not surprised about tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump raising an alarm over a caravan of migrants in Mexico and linked the comments to upcoming U.S. elections.

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Turkey not allowed to search parked Saudi car in Istanbul on Monday: NTV

Reuters - 49 min 32 sec ago

Turkish authorities were prevented from searching a parked Saudi diplomatic car in Istanbul on Monday because they were not given permission from the consulate, private broadcaster NTV said.

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White House aide says we want full details on Khashoggi death

Reuters - 50 min 51 sec ago

The United States wants to know all the details of how Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and talks on that are continuing with Saudi authorities, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton was quoted as saying on Monday.

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Hasbro results dented by lingering Toys 'R' Us woes, shares drop

Reuters - 1 hour 21 sec ago

Toymaker Hasbro Inc missed analysts' expectations for quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, as the demise of major retail partner Toys 'R' Us hurt sales in Europe and the United States, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent.

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Next Mexican foreign minister says Trump tweets not surprising

Reuters - 1 hour 14 min ago

Incoming Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday he was not surprised about tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump raising an alarm over a caravan of migrants in Mexico and linked the comments to upcoming U.S. elections.

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Mega Millions website crashes as record jackpot draws clicks

Reuters - 1 hour 17 min ago

The U.S. Mega Millions lottery website crashed on Monday ahead of a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday night.

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Dow, S&P slip as energy, financials weigh; tech boosts Nasdaq

Reuters - 1 hour 30 min ago

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped in volatile trading on Monday as a boost from news in China and Italy faded and losses in energy and financial stocks weighed, but gains in technology stocks helped limit losses and lifted the Nasdaq.

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UK's May tries to calm Brexit rebels, says deal almost done

Reuters - 1 hour 30 min ago

Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive lawmakers to back her in the final stages of Britain's exit from the European Union, saying talks were in their most difficult phase even if a deal was close.

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UK foreign minister: Saudi claim on Khashoggi death not credible

Reuters - 1 hour 41 min ago

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday it was not credible for Saudi authorities to claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight.

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Joachim Ronneberg, Leader of Raid That Thwarted a Nazi Atomic Bomb, Dies at 99

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 9 min ago

The Norwegian resistance fighter commanded a daring World War II mission to blow up a heavy-water plant and help sabotage Hitler’s nuclear program.

They Said Seattle’s Higher Base Pay Would Hurt Workers. Why Did They Flip?

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 11 min ago

Researchers whose findings last year pointed to a downside from raising the minimum wage have taken another look and the reality is more nuanced.

Transgender People and Allies Rally Against Trump Plan at White House and on Social Media

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 11 min ago

The administration has proposed defining sex based on genitalia at birth. The L.G.B.T. community is fighting back with rallies and a hashtag.

Khashoggi Double Sent to Create False Trail in Turkey, Surveillance Images Show

NYTimes Home - 2 hours 28 min ago

A member of the Saudi team sent to confront the dissident journalist put on Mr. Khashoggi’s clothes and walked around Istanbul, surveillance images show.

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

Reuters - 2 hours 31 min ago

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in the second such operation this year, as the U.S. military increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.

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Wall Street drops as China support fades, earnings disappoint

Reuters - 2 hours 46 min ago

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average traded slightly lower on Monday, as early gains tracking a rally in China market faded with oil and financial stocks pushing the indexes lower.

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State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

Reuters - 2 hours 48 min ago

Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House.

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