WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday welcomed Myanmar’s election as a victory for the Burmese people but said it would watch for the democratic process to move forward before making any adjustments to U.S. sanctions.
Supporters of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi were confident on Monday her party had won a landslide victory in the country’s first free general election in 25 years, with the biggest question whether the margin was enough to claim the presidency.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is fending off another insult about her face – this time from members of her own sex.
The female hosts of ABC daytime talk show, “The View,” referred to Fiorina’s face as “demented” and a “Halloween mask” after last week’s Republican presidential debate.
By Doina Chiacu
(Reuters) – Syrians fleeing their country’s four-year-old civil war face a series of hurdles, and months in limbo, if they seek to end up in the United States.
U.S. government vetting that includes face-to-face interviews, a health screening and security checks can take as long as two years.
WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Republican presidential
candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday proposed reforms to Medicare and
Social Security that use the private sector to help pay for
older Americans’ health and living expenses after retirement and
cut benefits to the wealthy.
Bush would reform the costly Medicare health insurance
program for the elderly by providing “premium support” that
would give senior citizens a fixed amount for guaranteed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday proposed reforms to Medicare and Social Security that use the private sector to help pay for older Americans’ health and living expenses after retirement and cut some benefits to the wealthy.
Bush backed a controversial plan to privatize the Medicare healthcare funding system for the elderly by providing “premium support,” which would give senior citizens a fixed amount for guaranteed coverage options.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush downplayed suggestions his campaign was stalling on Friday after a lackluster fundraising quarter and headlines still dominated by flamboyant rival Donald Trump.
The son and brother of former presidents, Bush began his quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a presumed front-runner who was amassing a war chest even before announcing his candidacy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union sued two psychologists who devised the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation program on Tuesday, saying they encouraged the agency “to adopt torture as official policy” and made millions of dollars in the process.
James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, two former military psychologists, “designed the torture methods and performed illegal human experimentation on CIA prisoners to test and refine the program,” the ACLU said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major intrusions by Chinese hackers of U.S. companies’ computer systems appear to have slowed in recent months, private-sector experts say, ahead of a meeting between China’s president and President Barack Obama with cyber security on the agenda.
Three senior executives at private-sector firms in the field told Reuters they had noticed a downtick in hacking activity.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said on Saturday it was not his job to stand up for U.S. President Barack Obama after a man at one of his campaign events said he was a Muslim and “not even an American.”
“Am I morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? I don’t think so!” Trump said on Twitter.