With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes
KABUL (Reuters) - Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. ...
U.S. Justice Department sues Ferguson, Missouri over police reform
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesdays that it had filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency. ...
Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is unlikely to reverse its plan to raise interest rates further this year, but tighter credit markets, volatile financial markets, and uncertainty over Chinese economic growth have raised risks to the U.S. economy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. ...
Republicans Christie, Fiorina to quit White House bids
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ...
Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria: officials
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday. ...
BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler recall vehicles in U.S. with Takata air bags
FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The three largest German automakers said they will recall 2.5 million vehicles in the United States equipped with Takata Corp air bags, the latest moves in a long-running safety crisis involving the Japanese automotive supplier. ...
In crucial vote, Hillary Clinton fails to rally women to her history-making bid
MANCHESTER, N.H./COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him. ...
Fed's Yellen says global risks could pose U.S. growth threat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track from an otherwise solid course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday in prepared testimony to Congress. ...
Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks
PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rebel groups urged U.S. President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in Syria as pressure mounted on Washington for greater commitment towards resolving the five-year-old war ahead of a new round of peace talks this week. ...
Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment wave to New Hampshire wins
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. ...
Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. ...
Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. ...
Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks
PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syrian rebels called on U.S. President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in support of a military offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad that threatens to scupper new peace talks this week. ...
Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels
PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a military victory, opposition delegates and Western officials see little hope of a diplomatic breakthrough. ...
Iran to upgrade missiles, get Russian defense system: minister
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will unveil an upgrade of its Emad ballistic missiles this year, the defense minister was quoted as saying, advancing a program that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and sanctions from the United States. ...
North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: U.S. sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology. ...
Trump, Sanders ride U.S. anti-establishment tide to New Hampshire win
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presidential nominating contest, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power. ...
Exclusive: U.S. & India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - U.S. official
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway. ...
White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. ...
Presidential hopefuls Trump, Sanders take New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. ...