Reuters Environment & Politics
Hazardous bushfire smoke blankets Sydney, residents warned to stay inside
on November 19, 2019 at 12:06 am
Heavy winds stirred dozens of fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.
Democrats dubious as Trump dangles impeachment testimony offer
on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 am
Democrats responded skeptically on Monday to President Donald Trump's declaration that he might be willing to testify in his impeachment inquiry and also said they were examining the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.
Union raises money to help U.S. diplomats pay impeachment legal bills
on November 18, 2019 at 11:43 pm
The union representing U.S. diplomats said on Monday it has raised tens of thousands of dollars in the last week alone to help defray the legal costs of foreign service officers who have testified in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.
U.S. to change migration rules in a bid to send asylum seekers elsewhere
on November 18, 2019 at 11:34 pm
The Trump administration is set to harden the rules this week on those allowed to seek asylum in the United States, as it attempts to stem a wave of migration on its southern border with Mexico.
Trump defender's fame rockets; so does her opponent's fundraising
on November 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm
President Donald Trump declared "a star is born" after Republican Representative Elise Stefanik strongly defended him during last week's impeachment hearings in Congress. But someone else also got a boost from Stefanik's new fame: her Democratic election opponent.
California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight
on November 18, 2019 at 11:07 pm
California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing U.S. President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.
U.S. agencies lax as China stole intellectual property: Senate report
on November 18, 2019 at 10:29 pm
Federal agencies responded too slowly as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, leaving U.S. taxpayers unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military, U.S. Senate investigators said on Monday.
Democrat Warren vows to protect renter households as U.S. president
on November 18, 2019 at 10:26 pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and retain lawyers in housing courts.
Over 60% of environmentally contaminated U.S. sites vulnerable to climate change: report
on November 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm
Nearly 60% of a group of contaminated sites in the United States earmarked for environmental clean-up are located in areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a congressional watchdog report released on Monday.
Pompeo declines to defend ex-U.S. ambassador after Trump attack
on November 18, 2019 at 10:04 pm
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was proud of what the United States had done in Ukraine and declined to defend former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who was attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump.