Biden approves redeployment of under 500 ground troops to Somalia -officials

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the US Capitol in Washington, US May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of fewer than 500 American troops into … Read more

Kremlin scolds United States over attempts to recruit Russian embassy staff

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that reported attempts by the US FBI … Read more

Churchgoers hog-tie gunman after shooting in California kills one

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire in a Southern California church during a lunch banquet on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord, authorities said . Police responded to the incident that unfolded at about 1:30 pm local … Read more

Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

U.S. plans to allow in more Ukrainians after few refugees admitted

People fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rest in a temporary refugee center located at a local track-and-field athletics stadium in Chisinau, Moldova March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The Biden administration plans to launch an effort this week to make it … Read more

Russia combat power declines in Ukraine as war takes toll, U.S. official says

A Ukrainian soldier directs a Russian tank that Ukrainians captured after fighting with Russian troops, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, outside Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s combat power in Ukraine has declined below 90 … Read more

To counter China influence, U.S. names envoy to lead Pacific Island talks

US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun arrives at a meeting with the media in Bangkok, Thailand December 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday named former senior diplomat Joseph Yun to lead languishing talks with three … Read more

Trade deal to lift tariffs on British steel, U.S. whiskey, motorcycles -sources

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON March 22 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain are expected to announce an end to a long-running steel trade dispute on Tuesday, granting a UK duty-free import quota of over 500,000 tonnes of British-made steel annually, people familiar with the deal said. The pact, to be announced by US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo … Read more

A third of U.S. COVID now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

People still wear their masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Los Angeles, California, US, February 8, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 22 (Reuters) – About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according to … Read more

‘Cowboys for Trump’ founder guilty of breaching U.S. Capitol in win for prosecutors

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – A New Mexico county commissioner who founded a group called “Cowboys for Trump” was found guilty by a judge on Tuesday of breaching the US Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot, a second consecutive win at trial for the Justice Department. US District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected Couy Griffin’s … Read more