Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region
    on June 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing an administration policy that had drawn global condemnation. […]

  • Judge denies request by ex-Trump campaign aide to suppress evidence
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from a storage unit. […]

  • Trump's foreign policy will make Europe stronger, U.S. official says
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran, new tariffs on European Union metal imports and U.S. demands for higher defense spending in Europe are part of a strategy to strengthen the West, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. […]

  • Thaw of Antarctic ice lifts up land, might slow sea level rise
    on June 21, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) - Antarctica's bedrock is rising surprisingly fast as a vast mass of ice melts into the oceans, a trend that might slow an ascent in sea levels caused by global warming, scientists said on Thursday. […]

  • Trump to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: report
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. […]

  • Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutional
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws was unconstitutional in a ruling allowing more presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies. […]

  • More than 20 nations seek lead in setting tougher climate goals
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    OSLO (Reuters) - More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said on Thursday they planned to "lead from the front" in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement. […]

  • As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. […]

  • House speaker says DHS working to reunite separated immigrant families
    on June 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to reunite immigrant families who have been separated by U.S. officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. […]

  • Outrage after escaped lion shot dead in Belgium
    on June 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A lion escaped its enclosure at a Belgian zoo on Thursday and was shot dead by police after attempts to sedate the animal failed, the zoo said, drawing sharp criticism from animal rights groups and politicians. […]