WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump’s anger at Mattis’ resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy. On Thursday, Mattis had abruptly said he was quitting, effective Feb.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey began reinforcing its positions on both sides of its border with Syria on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, as Ankara and Washington agreed to coordinate a U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A wall along the border between Turkey and Syria is seen in Kilis province, Turkey, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer The
GEORGETOWN/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s navy “intercepted” a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) in Guyanese waters over the weekend, neighboring Guyana’s foreign ministry said in a statement, while Venezuela said the incident occurred within its territory. FILE PHOTO – A Venezuelan flag is seen in downtown Caracas, Venezuela December 5,
(Reuters) – Former Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer has been hired as head coach of Major League Soccer (MLS) champions Atlanta United, the team announced on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Sports-Soccer – Maidstone United vs Crystal Palace – Pre Season Friendly – Maidstone, Britain – July 15, 2017 Crystal Palace manager Frank de
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a move officials said was driven by Trump’s anger at Mattis’ resignation letter and its rebuke of his foreign policy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the news media
MILAN (Reuters) – Italy will offer subsidies of up to 6,000 euros ($6,820) to buyers of new low emission vehicles while slapping taxes on the purchase of larger petrol and diesel cars, according to measures approved in parliament. FILE PHOTO: A woman drives a Renault Twizy two-seat electric car in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2018.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” is the King of the Seven Seas — and now the box office. The DC adventure dominated in North America with a splashy $72 million debut, including previews. Cast member Jason Momoa performs a haka dance at the premiere for “Aquaman” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 12,
DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh said on Sunday it had approved 175 foreign observers for next weekend’s national election, dismissing U.S. criticism for failing to secure accreditation for a U.S funded monitor. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League join in a campaign ahead of the 11th general election in Dhaka, Bangladesh December
U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S. May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce that Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will take over from Jim Mattis as acting
Nov 25, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon (10) runs with the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The New England Patriots had an extensive plan in place to help troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon avoid the
FILE PHOTO: Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy celebrates as he wins gold after a successful lift in the men’s 105kg Group A weightlifting clean and jerk competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (Reuters) – Five weightlifters, including two Olympic champions, have been provisionally suspended after retests of
LSU sophomore running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and freshman walk-on linebacker Jared Small are believed to have acted in self-defense when one of the players shot and killed a man on Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Sunday. Nov 17, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) runs against Rice Owls defensive
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget director and chief of staff on Sunday said the partial U.S. government shutdown could continue to January 3, when the new Congress convenes and Democrats take over the House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S.
(Reuters) – U.S. food companies Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) and Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ.O) have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co’s (CPB.N) auction of its international business, people familiar with the matter said. Tins of Campbell’s Tomato Soup are seen on a supermarket shelf in Seattle, Washington, U.S. February
A Tesla Model 3 car is displayed during a media preview at the Auto China 2018 motor show in Beijing, China April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has slashed prices on its Model 3 electric car in China. According to the California-based electric carmaker’s Chinese website, prices of certain Model
French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that