Will President Trump Make A Wise Decision or a Dangerous One?

Trump almost took the country to the abyss, but instead he stopped and made the smarter choice. Instead of giving Bannon a rubber stamp on the national security council he gave the national security state a man they trust and respect.

General known for sharp questions will be Trump's new top security adviser - Reuters

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U.S. carrier group patrols in South China Sea: U.S. navy

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:25
(Reuters) - A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea, the U.S. navy said on Saturday, amid renewed tension over the disputed waterway.

Back on the campaign trail already, Trump touts promises kept

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:18
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, after a rocky first month in office, returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to deliver another attack on the media and tout his White House accomplishments in the friendly and familiar atmosphere of a rally with supporters.

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 19:24
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said.

'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 17:12
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid.

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, dies at 69

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:38
(Reuters) - Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, died on Saturday at the age of 69, a journalist close to McCorvey said.

Washington PR offensive fails to quell Europe's anxiety over Trump

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 16:21
MUNICH (Reuters) - One month into the unusual presidency of Donald Trump, his most senior cabinet members were deployed to Brussels, Bonn and Munich this week to reassure nervous Europeans that everything would be okay.

Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:56
MUNICH (Reuters) - Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:11
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

New U.S. travel ban to spare green card holders: Trump official

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:04
MUNICH (Reuters) - A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday.

Petraeus falls off Trump's list for top national security job

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:27
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Retired general and former CIA chief David Petraeus is no longer a candidate to be President Donald Trump's national security adviser, thwarted by differences over who controls staffing decisions within the White House's National Security Council.

Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison in U.S., says son

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 11:18
CAIRO (Reuters) - Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted of the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, has died in prison in the United States, his son Ammar told Reuters on Saturday.

Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:02
(This version of the Feb. 17 story corrects the headline and first paragraph to eight people from nine)

Vatican froze two million euros in suspect funds in 2016

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:58
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican authorities froze more than two million euros in cases of suspected money laundering in 2016 as part of Pope Francis' drive to clean up the finances of the Holy See, its chief magistrate said on Saturday.

Wilders at Dutch election campaign launch says to crack down on 'Moroccan scum'

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 08:07
SPIJKENISSE (Reuters) - Geert Wilders launched his election campaign on Saturday, promising to crack down on "Moroccan scum" he said were making the streets unsafe and urging the Dutch to "regain" their country with a vote for his anti-Muslim, anti-EU Freedom Party.

Former U.S. general Jones: not considered as Trump's security adviser

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:22
MUNICH (Reuters) - James Jones, a former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Saturday said on Saturday he is not under consideration to be U.S. President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser.

Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:15
MUNICH (Reuters) - Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern force, a senior NATO general said on Saturday, warning Europe to expect more such "fake news".

Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:14
MUNICH (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence sought on Saturday to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia, but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump.

U.S.-led coalition says Islamic State command center destroyed in Mosul medical complex

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:12
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces struck a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center.

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 03:44
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor's office said on Saturday.

Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt ranked top three U.S. presidents

Top Reuters News - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 02:14
(Reuters) - Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt were ranked as the top three U.S. presidents in history respectively while Barack Obama entered the rankings in the 12th spot, based on a survey of historians released on Friday.