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Politics and Government

Putin ‘Likely’ Ordered Russian Ex-Spy’s Poisoning, Britain Says

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the remarks just hours before the police in London said they were treating the death of another Russian expatriate as a murder.


Britain Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack on Former Spy

Prime Minister Theresa May’s remarks were an unusually direct condemnation of a country that Britain has been loath to blame for previous attacks.


Anthera to explore options after lead drug fails trial, shares slump

(Reuters) - Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday it would evaluate all strategic options after its lead drug failed in a late-stage trial, sending its shares down 80 percent in premarket trading.


Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent.


Japan tax agency head quits amid cronyism scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's National Tax Agency chief, under fire for remarks about a suspected cronyism scandal, quit on Friday, but his resignation was unlikely to end the furor over the affair that threatens to erode Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity.

United States International Relations

Seeking ‘Peaceful Resolution’: Transcript of South Korean Adviser’s Remarks

Remarks by South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, at the White House after a meeting with President Trump.


Supermarket chain Kroger's sales beat, forecast disappoints

(Reuters) - Supermarket chain Kroger Co on Thursday reported quarterly net sales that beat analysts' estimates, but issued a disappointing full-year profit forecast that sent its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading.

North Korea

Kim Jong-un, a Mystery to the World, Surprises in Diplomatic Debut

The North Korean leader’s meeting with South Korean envoys was a remarkable shift, just months after he raised fears of nuclear war.


Target profit misses estimates in holiday quarter, sales jump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp reported profit in the holiday quarter that fell short of analyst estimates on Tuesday, hurt by investments aimed at improving the competitiveness of its online operations and stores, sending shares down 2 percent in premarket trading.

Books and Literature

The New Vanguard

Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.


Clearside Biomedical's eye treatment succeeds study, shares surge

(Reuters) - Drug developer Clearside Biomedical Inc said on Monday its treatment helped improve vision in patients with fluid buildup in the eye in a late-stage study, sending its shares surging 54.1 percent in premarket trading.


China warns Taiwan it won't tolerate separatist activities

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never tolerate any separatist schemes for self-ruled Taiwan and will safeguard China's territorial integrity, according to prepared remarks by Premier Li Keqiang at the opening of China's annual meeting of parliament on Monday.


China keeps growth target of around 6.5 percent this year

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to expand its economy by around 6.5 percent this year, the same as in 2017, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks prepared for delivery at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament on Monday.

Trump, Donald J

‘President for Life’? Trump’s Remarks About Xi Find Fans in China

His support for the end of presidential term limits may have been made in jest, but it found an appreciative audience among supporters of the Chinese president’s move to abolish term limits.


Soccer: Messi hits 600th career goal in Barca clash with Atletico

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi struck a remarkable 600th professional goal for club and country on Sunday by scoring the opener in his side's Liga clash at home to nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.

United States International Relations

North Korea, Seeking ‘Equal Footing,’ Rejects Preconditions for U.S. Talks

The remarks reflected North Korea’s longstanding insistence that it would engage Washington in dialogue only of it was treated as a nuclear power.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar rises, yields dip as market mulls Fed speeches

NEW YORK, March 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rose to a six-week high on Thursday on solid U.S. economic data, but remarks by the new Federal Reserve chief that there no evidence of an overheating economy pushed bond yields lower even as stocks wavered on Wall Street.


Kohl's sales growth, 2018 outlook send shares higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kohl's Corp on Thursday reported strong comparable sales fueled by robust holiday-season demand for activewear and online growth and issued a 2018 earnings outlook that topped expectations, sending its shares higher in premarket trading.

Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan delivers anti-Semitic speech

Minister Louis Farrakhan engaged in a series of anti-Semitic remarks on Sunday.

Meghan McCain: I'm naive to have thought Trump would stop attacking my dad

Cindy and Meghan McCain spoke out Wednesday against President Donald Trump's remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, calling his remarks about Sen. John McCain "incredibly hurtful."

Ken Starr responds to Lewinsky's 'creepy' remark

Ken Starr, former independent counsel during the investigation of President Bill Clinton, responds to the new comments from Monica Lewinsky about their first meeting being "creepy."


Lowe's profit and margins miss lowest Wall Street estimate, shares tumble

(Reuters) - Lowe's Companies Inc's quarterly profit and gross margins failed to beat even Wall Street's lowest estimate on Wednesday as the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain's margins fell, sending its shares down about 10 percent premarket.


German coalition would create legal right to fast internet: Bild

BERLIN (Reuters) - People in Germany will acquire a legal right to fast internet under a proposed coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD), the man expected to become Merkel's top aide said in remarks published on Wednesday.


Toll Brothers profit beats as home sales rise

(Reuters) - U.S. luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc reported a first-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat analysts' estimates as it sold more homes at higher prices, sending its shares up 2 percent in premarket trading.


Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord

BARCELONA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on a remarkable comeback over the past year, Nokia phones are expanding to include their first premium Android smartphone model, as well as a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" feature phone.

Title of Don Jr.'s remarks in India changes amid backlash over conflicts

As Donald Trump Jr. prepared to take the stage Friday at a conference for business leaders in New Delhi after a nearly weeklong visit to India, the event's organizers made a late change to the title of his public remarks. The modification, after several days of intense criticism over potential conflicts of interest, appeared to be an attempt to distance the President's son from any political activity.


North Korea says U.N. chief 'picking a quarrel' with sanctions remarks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of "picking a quarrel" with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Student calls NRA chief's remarks 'insensitive'

National Rifle Assn

N.R.A. Chief, Wayne LaPierre, Offers Ardent Defense of 2nd Amendment

Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. chief, delivered remarks to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Sen. Rubio: We will struggle because we are divided

During his opening remarks at CNN's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School town hall, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said we will struggle for action on gun laws because we are a nation divided.


U.S. says ready to talk Mideast peace; Abbas calls for conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.


Aimmune's peanut allergy drug meets main goal, shares surge

(Reuters) - U.S. drug developer Aimmune Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday its peanut allergy drug met the main goal of an eagerly awaited late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent premarket.


Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retail behemoth Walmart Inc on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares slumping more than 6 percent in premarket trade.

Kremlin dismisses US election indictment

The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.


Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel After ‘Jewish Perpetrators’ Comment

The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of the Holocaust.

Fans kicked out of hockey game for shouting 'basketball' at black player

A group of fans were removed from a game in Chicago on Saturday night for remarks aimed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly.


ATP says 'no evidence' Harrison made racist remarks

(Reuters) - The ATP said on Friday it found no evidence that Ryan Harrison directed racist remarks at fellow American Donald Young during their stormy first-round match at the New York Open.

Gun Control

After Florida Shooting, Trump Focuses on Mental Health Over Guns

Mr. Trump’s remarks came amid criticism that the White House had not done enough to reassure the public shortly after one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.


Trump's military parade could cost up to $30 million: budget chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military parade that President Donald Trump wants to stage, likely in Washington, would cost U.S. taxpayers up to $30 million, the White House budget chief said on Wednesday in remarks on the administration's fiscal 2019 spending plan.


Chipotle shares jump as new chief sparks hope of quicker turnaround

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares jumped more than 11 percent premarket on Wednesday, as analysts called its recruitment of Taco Bell chief executive Brian Niccol a potentially "transformational moment" after two years of brand-crushing food-safety scandals.


Blue Apron ramps marketing back up, revenue drop smaller than feared

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blue Apron Holdings Inc shares jumped 9 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday after the meal-kit maker reported a smaller-than-expected revenue drop and quarterly loss as a costly distribution hub switch forced it to slash marketing.


British defense secretary says warship bound for South China Sea: media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next month to assert freedom-of-navigation rights, British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said in remarks published on Tuesday.


Trump unveils infrastructure plan; uphill battle awaits in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday designed to encourage spending on improvements by states, localities and private investors, but it faces an uphill battle in Congress and he made remarks that called into question how hard he will fight for it.

Sessions invokes 'Anglo American heritage' of sheriff's office

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.

White House officials baffled by Trump's conflicting stances on Rob Porter

Several White House officials have expressed confusion over President Donald Trump's conflicting remarks on the allegations made against his former staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last Wednesday after his two former spouses accused him of physical and verbal abuse.

Duterte, Rodrigo

Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines made the remarks in a speech to former rebels, expressing exasperation that some women preferred joining the militants to raising children.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017)

News Analysis: Republicans Have an Election Message, but Trump’s Insensitive Remarks Undercut It

Tax cuts and economic growth appear to be improving the party’s political position, but President Trump can’t seem to stop antagonizing voters, especially women.

Cooper: Trump forgiving alleged abusers

CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Trump is remarkably forgiving when it comes to certain alleged abusers.

Where does this end? Dangers if US leaves Syria -- or stays

It was not the freshness of the meat or piquancy of the sauce that made the chicken kebab remarkable, but that it was being eaten by a US special operations forces commander on a dusty street in Raqqa, once the self-declared capital of ISIS.


Expedia shares sink after disappointing 2018 forecast

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. online travel services company Expedia fell 19 percent in premarket trading on Friday, after forecasting 2018 selling and marketing costs would outpace revenue growth as it battles rivals for market share.

David Axelrod says Sen. Paul wants to embarrass senators

David Axelrod says Sen. Rand Paul's remarks on the Senate floor were designed to expose the inner workings of politics on Capitol Hill.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Eat: The Flavor Enhancer You Don’t Need to Tell Anyone About

Seaweed is the secret to this remarkable fish chowder.

YouTube star cut from film over racist remarks

YouTube star Kian Lawley was removed from his role in "The Hate U Give" after a video of him making racist comments surfaced.


Snap surges 24 percent after user growth bounce

(Reuters) - Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc rose as much as 24 percent in premarket on Wednesday after the company beat expectations for fourth quarter revenue and reported an acceleration in growth of active users for the first time as a public company.

'Treason is not a punchline, Mr. President,' Flake says

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, sharply criticized the President on the Senate floor Tuesday for his "treasonous" remarks.

Senator calls out 'Cadet Bone Spurs' after Trump's remark

An Illinois Democrat who was seriously wounded in Iraq derisively referred to President Donald Trump's draft deferments after Trump called Democrats "treasonous" for not clapping during his State of the Union speech.


METALS-Metals buckle as 'risk off', strong dollar bite

MELBOURNE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - London nickel fell three percent on Tuesday, leading the base metals complex towards late January lows as "risk off" sentiment soured sharemarkets and safe-haven buying lifted the dollar. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper slid 1.4 percent to $7067.50 a tonne by 0145 GMT, paring 1.8 percent gains from the previous session and still holding above the $7,000 mark that has acted as a price floor for most of the year. Shanghai Futures E Inc

Amazon Asked for Patience. Remarkably, Wall Street Complied.

The retailer’s stock is soaring, but it wasn’t always that way. The company had lean years in which it told investors to have faith in its long-term strategy.

Nassar faces 3rd sentencing, but his impact is far from over

Larry Nassar is expected to be sentenced to another lengthy prison term Monday, ending a remarkable three weeks of court hearings that dramatically personalized the pain and suffering the former doctor caused for years.


India's Sharma captures Malaysia title after stunning final round

(Reuters) - India's Shubhankar Sharma roared back from a four-stroke deficit to claim a remarkable two-shot win at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia for his second European Tour title on Sunday.

North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Mozambique

On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about this sleepy fishing port in Maputo.

Did the Nunes memo undermine its own core argument?

Beyond the controversy over the timing, wisdom and true purpose of its Friday release, the Republican memo alleging anti-Trump corruption at the FBI and Justice Department contains one remarkable detail that undermines its core assertion.


Venezuela military ouster remarks dog Tillerson in Latin America

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first tour of Latin America got off to a rocky start on Friday with U.S. ally Mexico distancing itself from his suggestion that Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro could be toppled by his own military.


BRIEF-Remark Holdings Announces New Agreement For Its KanKan SmartEyes Product



Exxon profit misses expectations; sees $5.9 billion tax gain

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly-traded oil producer, posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday due to falling production and weakness in its chemical and refining operations, sending shares down 2.8 percent in premarket trading.

In remarks touting vocational schools, Trump conflates them with community colleges

President Donald Trump made a pitch Thursday to boost vocational education, but in the speech he seemed to equate vocational schools with the nation's community colleges, saying "vocation is a much better word in a lot of cases than community college."


Facebook soothes market nerves with user experience promise

(Reuters) - Shares in Facebook Inc jumped 2.4 percent to a record high in premarket trade on Thursday, an almost 50 percent jump in quarterly revenue and promises to focus on users' experience on the social network easing concerns over falling usage.


Turkey dismisses French marks on Syria campaign as 'insults'

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Thursday dismissed cautionary remarks from France about its military operation in northern Syria as "insults", signaling continued strain between Ankara and its NATO allies over the incursion.

Politics and Government

North Korean Defector, Honored by Trump, Has a Remarkable Escape Story

Ji Seong-ho, a defector from North Korea who lost an arm and a leg at 13, traveled thousands of miles on crutches to make it to the South.


UPDATE 2-Siemens first quarter profit falls on power and gas decline

* Slump in fossil power market not temporary - CEO (Adds CEO remarks, share performance)

Trump, Donald J

Live Briefing: Trump to Deliver First State of the Union Address Amid Remarkable Turmoil and Concern

Follow our live coverage for the latest updates and analysis throughout the day.

EPA chief once said Trump would be 'more abusive' to the Constitution than Obama

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that he has no recollection of stinging remarks he made back in 2016 when he argued that Donald Trump would use executive power "in a way that is truly unconstitutional" and would be "more abusive" to the Constitution than President Barack Obama.


UPDATE 2-Harley-Davidson forecasts drop in shipments this year, shares drop

Jan 30 (Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc on Tuesday forecast that motorcycle shipments would drop this year and reported that they barely met the bottom of its 2017 target, sending its shares down sharply in premarket trading.

Why does this building look like a fish?

The typical government office is unremarkable and nondescript, its purpose unknown to the outside world. Not so with the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad, India.

Van Jones responds to Trump's Jay-Z tweet

CNN political commentator Van Jones responds to President Trump's tweets at Jay-Z, who criticized Trump's remarks on African and Haitian immigrants on the premiere of "The Van Jones Show."

Jay-Z slams Trump's 'shithole' comments

Jay-Z talks about President Trump's "shithole countries" remarks with CNN's Van Jones.

Opinion: Trump's troubled Mideast peace bid

Two events this week reflect stunning and unprecedented trend lines in US Middle East policy. First, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley blasted the remarks that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made against the United States last week. And President Donald Trump in Davos praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and threatened the Palestinians with aid cutoffs -- shortly before his formal meeting with Netanyahu.

Trump hails African leader after 'shithole' remark

US President Donald Trump hailed his country's "great relationships" with Rwanda after meeting Friday with its leader, Paul Kagame, but did not say whether they had discussed Trump's reportedly vulgar remark about African nations earlier this month.

Trump lawyer says a president can't 'obstruct justice.' True?

The assertion of Donald Trump's lawyer that a president can never be guilty of obstructing justice because he is the country's top law enforcement officer recalls Richard Nixon's remark that "when the president does it, that means it is not illegal," and intensifies debate over whether a sitting president can be indicted.

Erykah Badu's Hitler remark is just the latest controversy

People are in an uproar over the actions of Erykah Badu, but if you have at all followed her career you know it's not the first time.


UPDATE 3-European shares fall as Draghi remarks keep euro running

MILAN/LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Thursday as remarks from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi kept the euro running, sending the currency to fresh three-year highs against the dollar.


UPDATE 2-European shares fall as Draghi remarks keep euro running

* Aryzta, Software AG drop after updates (Updates after ECB meeting, Draghi comments)

Donald Trump is all about loyalty

Loyalty has long been crucial to President Donald Trump, and he uses it in his remarks frequently.


American Airlines profit falls as labor, fuel costs surge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines on Thursday reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly profit from a year earlier as labor and fuel costs bloated operating expenses, sending shares lower in premarket trading. American, the No. 1 U.S. carrier by passenger traffic, reported fourth-quarter net profit of $258 million, or 54 cents per share, down $31 million from $289 million, or 56 cents a share, a year earlier.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar extends weakness on Mnuchin remarks; bond prices down

* U.S. Treasury prices tumble after Mnuchin endorses weak dollar

Ann Curry on Megyn Kelly's Fonda remarks: 'This is not journalism'

Ann Curry is not a fan of Megyn Kelly's clapback at Jane Fonda.


Dollar slides on U.S. Mnuchin remarks, booming Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar hit fresh lows on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he welcomed its weakness and figures showed that the euro zone economy started the year at its strongest pace in over a decade.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A Remarkable Man Among Remarkable Men and Women

David N. Schwartz’s “The Last Man Who Knew Everything” recounts the life of the great physicist Enrico Fermi.


Freestyle skier Yater-Wallace overcomes trials to reach second Olympics

(Reuters) - Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace’s journey to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is among the most remarkable, after the American endured a sequence of trials testing his mental perseverance, physical strength and desire to compete at the top of his sport.


Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results

(Reuters) - Shares in Netflix Inc rose 9 percent to a record high in premarket trading on Tuesday after the video streaming service trounced Wall Street targets for new subscribers in the fourth quarter.

Publisher pulls former Trump appointee's book over racist remarks

Former Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie's book is being pulled from the market by its publisher after CNN's KFile unearthed racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-gay remarks Higbie made as a radio host.


Long Wharf Theater Leader Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Gordon Edelstein made unwelcome advances and crude remarks about women, lesbians and nuns, according to current and former employees. He has been placed on leave.


African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after 'shithole' remark

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.


After Trump denial, Netanyahu clarifies remarks on timeframe for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back on Thursday from comments, challenged by U.S. President Donald Trump, that envisioned a one-year timeframe for the planned relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

PANETTA: World needs to know that Trump is not who we are

The President of the United States recently made a vulgar and disparaging remark about immigrants to our country from poor and impoverished areas of the world. The remark is unsurprising -- it came from a President who seeks to close our country off from the rest of the world.

DIY Network sorry for host's anti-Semitic remark

The DIY Network is apologizing after an anti-Semitic remark aired on an episode of one of its shows.


Farage backs off second Brexit referendum talk as EU says UK still welcome

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Leading British anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage rowed back on Wednesday from remarks favoring a second referendum on Brexit, a week after he unleashed a new round of debate and a chorus of invitations from European politicians for Britain to reconsider.

Trump's inability to accept criticism and Congress' lack of oversight endanger our democracy, Jeff Flake says

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated remarks on "fake news."

DACA talks back to starting line after Trump meeting

After months of frenzied negotiations, talks on Capitol Hill on immigration policy were suddenly muted Tuesday, as lawmakers returned faced the continued controversy of over President Donald Trump's vulgar remarks and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

CNN host slams Trump allies for lying

CNN's Erin Burnett questions why allies of President Trump continue to dodge questions regarding controversial remarks made by the President.