Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Austria, carmakers agree to update software of 600,000 diesel cars
    on August 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars to reduce pollution following a similar deal struck in Germany after a large-scale emissions scandal. […]

  • Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce
    on August 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go. […]

  • Troops make progress in Tal Afar battle as U.S. defense secretary visits Iraq
    on August 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Government forces breached the city limits of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday on the third day of a U.S.-backed offensive to seize it back from Islamic State militants. […]

  • Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved
    on August 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    CASAMICCIOLA, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake hit the tourist-packed holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued. […]

  • Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally
    on August 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia. […]

  • Trump commits U.S. to open-ended Afghanistan war; Taliban vow 'graveyard'
    on August 22, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President Donald Trump committed U.S. troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but which Taliban insurgents warned would make the country a "graveyard for the American empire". […]

  • Hong Kong braces for typhoon Hato, some flights canceled
    on August 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's weather observatory said it might issue its third-highest typhoon warning at midnight, with severe tropical storm Hato forecast to veer within 100 km of the city early on Wednesday, disrupting flights and other services. […]

  • Trump to visit Arizona town on U.S.-Mexican border
    on August 22, 2017 at 1:17 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will visit a border protection facility in a town along the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona on Tuesday as he seeks congressional funding for the wall he wants built, administration officials said on Monday. […]

  • Democratic senators press on whether White House aide under probe
    on August 21, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic U.S. senators wrote to senior administration officials on Monday seeking confirmation on whether White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is under criminal investigation for failing to disclose his membership in a Hungarian neo-Nazi organization. […]

  • U.S. Air Force awards contracts to Boeing, Northrop for ICBM replacement
    on August 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman Corp separate contracts to continue work on the replacement of the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system, the Pentagon said on Friday. […]