Reuters Environment & Politics

  • U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order
    on November 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. […]

  • Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS
    on November 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

    (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometers (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday. […]

  • Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites
    on November 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations. […]

  • Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout
    on November 18, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out. […]

  • Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents
    on November 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week. […]

  • Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks
    on November 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right. […]

  • White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests
    on November 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for. […]

  • Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar
    on November 18, 2017 at 4:58 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media. […]

  • Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported
    on November 18, 2017 at 2:41 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. […]

  • Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail
    on November 18, 2017 at 12:45 am

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits. […]