Reuters Environment & Politics

  • McMaster says 'not concerned' after Kushner back-channel reports
    on May 28, 2017 at 3:29 am

    TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Asked about reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. […]

  • Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department
    on May 28, 2017 at 3:02 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. […]

  • Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy - sources
    on May 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. […]

  • Trump tells 'confidants' U.S. will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
    on May 28, 2017 at 1:33 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told "confidants," including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. […]

  • Trump ends nine-day overseas trip with a flourish as trouble looms at home
    on May 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    SIGONELLA, Italy (Reuters) - With trouble facing him back home, U.S. President Donald Trump ended his nine-day overseas journey in dramatic fashion on Saturday, addressing U.S. troops at a campaign-style rally. […]

  • Sri Lanka seeks international help after deadly flooding, landslides
    on May 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 122, officials said on Saturday, as the country appealed for international assistance. […]

  • Former U.S. national security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89
    on May 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    (Reuters) - Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as U.S. President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and drove a normalization of relations with China, has died. He was 89. […]

  • Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Turkey, no casualties or damage: CNN Turk
    on May 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    ANKARA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit Turkey's Manisa province east of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Saturday, broadcaster CNN Turk said, adding that initial reports showed no casualties or damage. […]

  • McMaster says 'of course' Trump supports NATO Article 5
    on May 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that "of course" President Donald Trump backed NATO's mutual defense doctrine, despite not making an explicit reference to it during a visit to Brussels this week. […]

  • G7 communique acknowledges split with U.S. on climate
    on May 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change, with the United States unable to join other countries in committing to the Paris Agreement. […]