Obama says reducing leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term serves justice
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets. ...
Shortening leaker Chelsea Manning's tough prison term serves justice: Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets. ...
Manning served tough prison term, commutation would not send wrong signal: Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had served a tough prison term and his decision to commute her 35-year sentence to about seven years served would not signal leniency toward leakers of U.S. government secrets. ...
JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint: source
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. ...
U.S. sues JPMorgan for alleged mortgage discrimination
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday sued JPMorgan Chase & Co, accusing the bank of discriminating against minority borrowers by charging them higher rates and fees on home mortgage loans between 2006 and at least 2009. ...
Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history. ...
China urges U.S. to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration
BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States should not allow a delegation from Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, raising a new bone of contention in Beijing's relations with the incoming government. ...
Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history. ...
Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave cables to WikiLeaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was responsible for the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010. ...
Obama shows clemency to Manning, intelligence analyst behind leaks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the White House said. ...
Obama commutes sentence of intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said. ...
Senate Democrats ask Trump attorney general pick to recuse himself from Russia probes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nine Democratic senators asked President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. attorney general, Senator Jeff Sessions, on Tuesday to recuse himself from any FBI or Justice Department investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. ...
British PM May sets out plans for Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is setting out the principles that will guide her approach to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union in a speech in London on Tuesday. ...
Wilbur Ross, Trump's Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect's trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters. ...
PM May indicates Britain will seek 'hard Brexit' in EU talks
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it "half in, half out" of the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday in a speech setting out her priorities for divorce talks which indicates she is prepared to leave the single market. ...
Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark
BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. ...
China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. ...
Trump says NATO is obsolete but still 'very important to me'
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, but that the military alliance was still very important to him, The Times of London reported. ...
Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace
PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations. ...
Trump offers to end some Russian sanctions for nuclear arms cut
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he will offer to end sanctions against Russia in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, The Times newspaper reported. ...