Reuters Environment & Politics

  • Trump's son-in-law faces Capitol Hill grilling over Russia contacts
    on July 24, 2017 at 5:02 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, faces two days of closed-door questioning from Congress this week as lawmakers try to determine whether Trump's campaign enlisted Russia's help to win the White House in last year's election. […]

  • EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma
    on July 24, 2017 at 4:03 am

    (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters. […]

  • California crews hold wildfire in check, let more residents go home
    on July 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

    (Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to fully contain the blaze. […]

  • Donald Trump Jr. adds Washington lawyer to legal team
    on July 24, 2017 at 12:36 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has added a lawyer with congressional experience to his legal team, the lawyer told Reuters on Sunday. […]

  • Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident
    on July 24, 2017 at 12:27 am

    (Reuters) - Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee in captivity, has died in an accident at a Florida aquarium just days after his 69th birthday, officials said on Sunday. […]

  • Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official
    on July 24, 2017 at 12:08 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week. […]

  • EU's car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities
    on July 23, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers' ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union's commissioner for industry has warned the bloc's transport ministers. […]

  • Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote
    on July 23, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on. […]

  • New Trump communications director promises crackdown on media leaks
    on July 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump's new communications director, said on Sunday that one of his first tasks will be to halt leaks and that staff on his team would be fired if the leaks do not stop. […]

  • Hong Kong lowers alert as Typhoon Roke weakens
    on July 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong lowered a typhoon alert on Sunday evening as Typhoon Roke weakened, with the local airport and transport authorities rushing to restore normal operations in the Asian financial hub. […]