Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends ‘Clean Power Plan’

U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the "war on coal."

Coal plant closures continue even as U.S. ends ‘Clean Power Plan’

U.S. power firm Vistra Energy Corp said on Friday that it would shut two coal-fired plants for economic reasons, as closures in the industry continue apace despite the environment regulator saying this week he wanted to end the “war on coal.”

Russia says Trump’s ‘aggressive’ stance on Iran doomed to fail

Russia said on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump chose not to certify a deal on Iran's nuclear program that there was no place in international diplomacy for aggressive rhetoric, and such methods were doomed to fail.

Russia says Trump’s ‘aggressive’ stance on Iran doomed to fail

Russia said on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump chose not to certify a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that there was no place in international diplomacy for aggressive rhetoric, and such methods were doomed to fail.

Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.

Social media firms summoned to U.S. Congressional hearings on Russia

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.

U.S. withdraws from U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO

The United States announced on Thursday it was withdrawing from UNESCO, the U.N.'s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.

U.S. withdraws from U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO

The United States announced on Thursday it was withdrawing from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions urges crackdown on asylum policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said the policies which allow immigrants to seek asylum in the United States are broken and subject to "rampant abuse and fraud."

U.S. Attorney General Sessions urges crackdown on asylum policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday said the policies which allow immigrants to seek asylum in the United States are broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud.”

Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuit against bump stock makers

A lawsuit seeking to represent the victims of the Las Vegas rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, was filed against the makers of so-called bump stocks, which the shooter used to achieve a near-automatic rate of fire.

Las Vegas shooting victims file lawsuit against bump stock makers

A lawsuit seeking to represent the victims of the Las Vegas rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, was filed against the makers of so-called bump stocks, which the shooter used to achieve a near-automatic rate of fire.

Democrats see budget fight as chance to force Trump’s hand on ‘Dreamers’

While Democrats and immigration advocates recoiled at hard-line immigration proposals unveiled this week by the White House, they see a chance to force Republicans' hand on legislation to help young "Dreamers" brought to the country illegally as children.

Democrats see budget fight as chance to force Trump’s hand on ‘Dreamers’

While Democrats and immigration advocates recoiled at hard-line immigration proposals unveiled this week by the White House, they see a chance to force Republicans’ hand on legislation to help young “Dreamers” brought to the country illegally as children.

‘Hell to pay’ over water, food deliveries, Puerto Rico governor warns

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday ordered an investigation into water distribution on the hurricane-battered island and warned there would be "hell to pay" for mishandling of supplies.

‘Hell to pay’ over water, food deliveries, Puerto Rico governor warns

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday ordered an investigation into water distribution on the hurricane-battered island and warned there would be “hell to pay” for mishandling of supplies.

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

North Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA cites Russian lawmaker

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

North Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA cites Russian lawmaker

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

Trump administration broadens exemptions on contraception

On Friday, officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the agency was proposing to broaden those narrow religious exemptions to include moral exemptions for both non-profit and profit companies.

Trump administration broadens exemptions on contraception

On Friday, officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the agency was proposing to broaden those narrow religious exemptions to include moral exemptions for both non-profit and profit companies.

NRA backs ‘bump stocks’ regulations after Las Vegas massacre

The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon.

NRA backs ‘bump stocks’ regulations after Las Vegas massacre

The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon.The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon.

Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein takes leave after sex harassment claims

Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein said he was taking a leave of absence from his company and seeking therapy after the New York Times reported on Thursday that he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints.

Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein takes leave after sex harassment claims

Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein said he was taking a leave of absence from his company and seeking therapy after the New York Times reported on Thursday that he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints.

Trump plans to announce next week that he will ‘decertify’ Iran nuclear deal: Washington Post

President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that could lead to renewed U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

Trump plans to announce next week that he will ‘decertify’ Iran nuclear deal: Washington Post

President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that could lead to renewed U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Dept

The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.

U.S. anti-bias law does not protect transgender workers: Justice Dept

The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.

Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, civilian casualties mount: ICRC

The worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year is raging in several regions of Syria, causing hundreds of civilian casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.

Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, civilian casualties mount: ICRC

The worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year is raging in several regions of Syria, causing hundreds of civilian casualties, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday.

Energy secretary Rick Perry took charter flight day before Price resigned

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business.

Energy secretary Rick Perry took charter flight day before Price resigned

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business.

Putin says Trump is listening to Russia’s views on North Korea crisis

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a military strike against North Korea designed to destroy its nuclear and missile program might not succeed because Pyongyang could have hidden military facilities that nobody knows about.

Putin says Trump is listening to Russia’s views on North Korea crisis

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a military strike against North Korea designed to destroy its nuclear and missile program might not succeed because Pyongyang could have hidden military facilities that nobody knows about.