Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for the Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations … 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

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans were projected to win a majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, as well as to … Read more

Trump’s 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

Trump's 2024 presidential bid a fresh wrinkle for markets

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s entry on Tuesday into the 2024 presidential race confirmed the world’s “worst kept secret” and created another variable for markets that some investors say remains a low priority for now. Trump, who has mounted relentless attacks on the integrity of US voting since his 2020 … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – statement Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Trump greets supporters, aides file paperwork for 2024 White House bid

Trump greets supporters, aides file paperwork for 2024 White House bid

PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov 15 (Reuters) – Donald Trump aides filed paperwork for a 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday as the former president greeted supporters at his gilt-edged Florida resort, where he was expected to announce a new White House bid. “America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump told a phone-waving crowd of donors and longtime … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization Inflation, debt, monetary policy also on the agenda US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion … Read more