World Bank’s new president skips China’s Belt and Road for Africa trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly 40 world leaders and scores of finance officials, including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, are gathered in Beijing for China’s second Belt and Road infrastructure summit, but the World Bank’s new president isn’t among … Continue reading World Bank’s new president skips China’s Belt and Road for Africa trip

U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who co-sponsored legislation this week to ban deceptive practices by social media companies, said on Thursday he was eyeing additional bills aimed at limiting hate speech and allowing users to move their data … Continue reading U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability

Bernie Sanders puts focus on healthcare with Medicare for All bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the latest version of his ambitious “Medicare-for-All” plan on Wednesday, moving the healthcare debate among Democratic presidential contenders to center stage in the 2020 race. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie … Continue reading Bernie Sanders puts focus on healthcare with Medicare for All bill

Homeland Security’s acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

FILE PHOTO – U.S. Homeland Security official Claire Grady attends a news conference during a meeting of the Interior ministers of G7 nations in Paris, France, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen … Continue reading Homeland Security’s acting deputy secretary offered resignation to Trump: Nielsen

Senate Republican leader calls net neutrality bill ‘dead on arrival’

FILE PHOTO – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters about his reaction to President Donald Trump’s proposed FY2020 budget in Washington, U.S. March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on … Continue reading Senate Republican leader calls net neutrality bill ‘dead on arrival’

Attorney General Barr to appear before Congress for first time since Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr will appear before a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday for the first time since Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing before … Continue reading Attorney General Barr to appear before Congress for first time since Mueller report

U.S. House judiciary chair seeks any Mueller summaries on Trump-Russia probe report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler called on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report that were prepared by Mueller’s team. Nadler, a Democrat who is also … Continue reading U.S. House judiciary chair seeks any Mueller summaries on Trump-Russia probe report