Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department
    on February 17, 2019 at 9:12 am

    U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. […]

  • Japan's PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi
    on February 17, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. […]

  • Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall
    on February 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. […]

  • Canadian National train derails in Manitoba, leaks oil
    on February 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    A Canadian National Railway Co train derailed early on Saturday in Western Canada, leaking an undetermined volume of crude oil, the company said. […]

  • Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe
    on February 16, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. […]

  • Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
    on February 16, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. […]

  • Joe Biden says will decide soon whether to run for presidency
    on February 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, said on Saturday he had not yet decided whether to run for president in 2020 but would do so "in the near term". […]

  • Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle
    on February 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said. […]

  • Congo's Virunga park reopens eight months after deadly ambush
    on February 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park has reopened after the deadly ambush of a tourist group led to its closure last year over security fears, the park's director said on Saturday. […]

  • British children walk out of lessons on climate strike
    on February 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister's office for disrupting classes, but praise from the energy minister and activists. […]