Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'
    on June 24, 2017 at 10:32 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage. […]

  • Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 141 people
    on June 24, 2017 at 6:40 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck. […]

  • Quake magnitude 5.8 strikes in Mozambique: USGS
    on June 24, 2017 at 3:10 am

    ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude struck 60 kilometers (37.28 miles) northwest the Mozambique city of BEIRA, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday. […]

  • Exclusive: Overruling diplomats, U.S. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from child soldiers' list
    on June 24, 2017 at 12:49 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a highly unusual intervention, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding the recommendations of State Department experts and senior U.S. diplomats, U.S. officials said. […]

  • White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request
    on June 24, 2017 at 12:41 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said in a letter on Friday that a tweet by President Donald Trump on Thursday was the formal answer to a request by the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee for information about records of conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. […]

  • Invasive Asian carp found in waterway beyond Great Lakes barriers
    on June 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    (Reuters) - A single live Asian carp, a species of invasive fish that has infested the Mississippi River and is seen as a threat to the Great Lakes, has been caught in a waterway beyond a barrier designed to keep them out, state officials said on Friday. […]

  • Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House
    on June 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official's impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday. […]

  • White House close to naming nominees for U.S. SEC: senior official
    on June 23, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member Securities and Exchange Commission to reach its full five-member complement in the near future. […]

  • U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward: official
    on June 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with Trump on Monday. […]

  • On the trail with Cambodia's tarantula hunters
    on June 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The shiny, hairy creatures might make some people run a mile but in the humid jungle of Kampong Thom province, north of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, tarantula hunting is all in a day's work. […]