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Opinion: A devastating loss for Trump in Alabama

President Donald Trump should be sweating after the shocking outcome in Alabama's special election. Roy Moore's defeat is a huge blow to him personally and to the GOP as a party.

Children and Childhood

Opinion: Ed Sheeran Raises Money for Liberia — And Is Promptly Shamed

Criticizing the singer for promoting “poverty porn” hurts people the world has forgotten.

Opinion: We all know what Trump meant

In one of his early morning tweets Tuesday, the President of the United States lashed out at a sitting US senator, appeared to imply that she offered to trade sexual favors for campaign donations, and then called her "used."

Opinion: The internet is a terror battlefield -- and we're losing

As New Yorkers witnessed yet again -- for a second time in weeks -- terrorists' ability to recruit, direct and inspire attacks has not lessened. The internet is a battlefield, and we are losing that fight.

Analysis: Can Doug Jones defy the most powerful trend shaping modern Senate elections?

In today's Alabama US Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones isn't running just against Republican Roy Moore. Jones is also running against the most powerful trend shaping modern elections for the US Senate.

Women and Girls

On Campus: It’s Pretty Crazy to Be a Young Woman in Roy Moore’s Alabama

I’m shocked to see friends and relatives support a credibly accused sexual predator, all because he’s a Republican.

Opinion: What Haley can do about Trump harassment accusations

On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.

Opinion: GOP tax bill is both mean and stupid

On December 2, the Senate passed a tax bill that is both mean and stupid.

Opinion: Fox News outrage against Mueller hits wrong target

Outrage! That's what we saw from some Fox News on-air personalities this past week. So why the Fox freak-out? Simple: Robert Mueller's investigation.

Women and Girls

Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out

Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan woman are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.

Opinion: Trump has to live with the consequences of his Israel decision

At ground zero, by Jerusalem's Old City walls, reaction to President Trump's declaration that the United States now recognizes the city as being Israel's capital is both mixed and muted.

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Opinion: I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.


Opinion: Palestinians’ Dashed Hopes for Jerusalem

A West Bank demonstration may have been a mild beginning to a sustained violent expression by Palestinians.

Opinion: Obama is right, US democracy is fragile

Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.

Opinion: He can rescue Alabama

The insurance company Geico sponsors my home state's most sacred sporting rituals -- the Geico 500 NASCAR race at Talladega and college football, over which the Alabama Crimson Tide still rules! But would The Gecko want to move to Alabama? He is not white, sounds foreign and is, you know, kind of fey -- and this is the state that in 2011, passed the most draconian anti-immigrant law in the nation.


In Scorched California, a Year of ‘Epic Firefighting’ Is Testing Limits

Major fires raging across the state this year from wine country to just shy of the Mexican border have stretched California firefighters.

Fires and Firefighters

Opinion: Doom Season in Los Angeles

Fires burned here even before there was a city.

Women and Girls

Opinion: My Generation Thought Women Were Empowered. Did We Deceive Ourselves?

Rethinking a lifetime of sexism in the #MeToo moment.

Opinion: Ryan's plans for Medicare are scary

Confirming the warnings and worst fears of progressives, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it plain this week: the ultimate aim of Republican lawmakers -- and their number one priority in January -- is to shrink the Medicare program that provides health insurance to the elderly and disabled.


Opinion: Donald Trump, Accidental Buddhist

The strange wisdom of referring to yourself in the third person.

Opinion: It's your move now on harassment, Republicans

Your ball, GOP.

Women and Girls

Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.

Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

Opinion: Trump's global credibility is shot

No, the entire world is not obsessed with Donald Trump, but you have to travel far to reach a place where people are not following closely -- and worrying deeply -- about what's happening in Washington.

Opinion: Time magazine has sided with women over the misogynist-in-chief

A little over a year ago, despite a swirl of sexual assault allegations against him and a track record of misogyny, Donald Trump beat the woman many hoped would make it to the White House -- not only to the presidency, but to the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year. This year, it is the President who has to get in line.

Opinion: How low will the GOP go?

Roy Moore, a religious zealot running for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, has been credibly accused of pursuing and preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One was just 14 years old when, she alleges, Moore -- stripped to his underpants -- touched her intimately and tried to get her to touch his genitals. Moore denies the allegations.

Women and Girls

Reckoning on Sexual Misconduct Divides Women Over How Harsh Judgment Must Be

As allegations of men’s misbehavior fuel a broader conversation, a zero-tolerance attitude has evolved into discussions about what is acceptable, due process and generational differences.

Opinion: Trump's women are complicit

I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.

Opinion: What Trump and Dershowitz should learn from Nixon

Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.

Women and Girls

Women Line Up to Run for Office, Harnessing Their Outrage at Trump

The election of President Trump, the Women’s March and a flood of sexual assault charges against powerful men have combined to build a wave of political activism among women.

Opinion: Why Mueller banished a top agent to FBI's 'Siberia'

Yesterday, CNN reported that over the summer special counsel Robert Mueller had removed an FBI agent from the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. Widely touted as experienced in high-level, sensitive investigation supervision, Peter Strzok, a deputy assistant director, had been "laterally transferred" to a post within the Human Resources Department (HRD).

Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

Opinion: Let Us Buy Cake

When granted the right to marry, weren’t we also granted the right to throw the wedding of our dreams?

Opinion: State Dept. is bigger than Tillerson

Fear not, people. The Foreign Service isn't going anywhere.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Cost of Devaluing Women

We all lose because of the biases of Wall Street and Silicon Valley.

United States Politics and Government

Opinion: How the Republicans Broke Congress

We used to blame both parties for our poisonous political environment. Not anymore.

Race and Ethnicity

Opinion: ‘Intelligent’ Policing and My Innocent Children

Law enforcement’s embrace of A.I. and its built-in racial biases terrifies me.


Opinion: A Haughty Rant Against Argentina’s National Drink

Dripping with snobbery, a voice message went viral and prompted a cascade of discussions about the sacred place of mate in Argentine society.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Opinion: Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet

Regenerative agriculture can help mitigate climate change.

Opinion: Can dual-track presidency survive?

President Donald Trump is running a dual-track presidency. This week ended with a collision between two major stories affecting his presidency. At the same exact time that the massive corporate tax cut reached the final vote in the Senate, successfully passing in the dead of the night by a narrow margin of 51 to 49, the nation learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to the United States, and that he had been told by a "top member" of the transition team—reportedly Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner—to reach out to the Russians to learn more about the UN vote regarding Israeli settlements.

Navajo Indians

Opinion: Donald Trump Would Make a Terrible Navajo

Watching the president disrespect my heritage with an unfunny “joke.”


Venezuela arrests relative of powerful ex-oil boss Ramirez in graft probe

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has arrested Diego Salazar, a relative of former oil czar Rafael Ramirez, as part of an investigation into a money laundering scandal in Andorra, the South American country's state prosecutor said on Friday night.

Opinion: Start talking about impeachment

Can Democrats finally start talking about impeachment, Nancy Pelosi?


Opinion: The Starving Lands

More than 20 years after visiting East Africa, I am still weighed down by the hunger I saw there. Today, millions of people are hungry again.

OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.

Opinion: I worked for Charlie Rose. Calling him a villain isn't the answer

We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution.

Sterilization (Reproductive)

Opinion: How Doctors Fail Women Who Don’t Want Children

I know I want to be sterilized. Why is it such a fight?


North Korea’s New Missile Is Bigger and More Powerful, Photos Suggest

South Korean officials say that photographs from the North’s latest test suggest important technical improvements on missile systems.

Opinion: Strongmen are riding high -- and headed for a fall

Warning: This story contains an image some may find offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

Opinion: Women enable men like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose

Admit it.


Powerful U.S. auto union caucus nominates regional director for president

DETROIT (Reuters) - An influential caucus at the United Auto Workers on Thursday nominated a regional director as its candidate for union president at a time when the organization has been struggling to unionize auto plants and faces an expanding federal probe into alleged misuse of funds at training centers funded by Detroit's automakers.

Opinion: Why the black press is more relevant than ever

For years, newsrooms across America have had a problem with a lack of diversity and inclusion. People of color are underrepresented among news organizations, which do not reflect the makeup of the general population and have made little progress in the past decade.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Amber Tamblyn: I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men

People in Hollywood are already wondering when the comeback tours will start.

Opinion: CFPB, the agency I didn't know I needed

Late last May, I accepted a job offer in Minnesota, loaded my family in the van, and -- two months ahead of the actual move -- drove to the Twin Cities to start looking for a new place to live. But when it came time to get pre-approved for a loan, our best laid plans went awry.

Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.

Opinion: Why the Matt Lauer case hits home

Savannah Guthrie of NBC's "Today" show reported the breaking news this morning of the network's sudden firing of her long-time colleague Matt Lauer. NBC News had received and investigated a report of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and in her reaction, she was simultaneously utterly professional and unavoidably human.

Opinion: This must be the final straw

The President of the United States woke up this morning and decided to retweet three videos from the account of Jayda Fransen -- the deputy leader of Britain First: a far-right, ultranationalist, neo-fascist hate group.

Opinion: Will she be royal family's silent feminist?

With the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a feminist is set to become a member of the British royal family.

Opinion: How US assured Assad's victory

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

The powerful slogan can be exploited to hurt us. Exhibit A: Roy Moore’s false accuser.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Vladimir Putin vs. the Token Women

The Russian president’s opponent of choice is a thirtysomething blond feminist. Why?

Opinion: Why we'll always have 'Casablanca'

November 26, 1942. The Hollywood Theatre in New York City. A new movie is about to open. "Casablanca."

Opinion: Ivanka Trump isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

Women and Girls

‘Sick With Sexism,’ France Must Fight Violence Against Women, Macron Says

Emmanuel Macron pledged to make combating violence against women a top priority of his government, but critics argued he has not committed enough resources to the cause.

Opinion: Trump truly deserves to be Person of the Year

Twitter exploded Friday night and into Saturday after Donald Trump alleged that he was offered Time magazine's title of "Person of the Year" and Time responded by challenging the President's account of events.

Reading and Writing Skills (Education)

Opinion: How to Get Your Mind to Read

Comprehension depends on what you already know. Let’s start there.

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido

We are attempting to hold a public conversation about male sexual misbehavior while refusing to talk about the nature of men and sex.

International Trade and World Market

China Limits Waste. ‘Cardboard Grannies’ and Texas Recyclers Scramble.

An intense crackdown by Chinese regulators on imported foreign waste destined to be recycled has had an impact on businesses and municipalities around the world.


Opinion: A Gold Rush in Salmon Country

Thanks to Trump, a mining project that threatened fish is back in play.

Books and Literature

Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

Sex Crimes

Opinion: When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying

Across the country, police have prosecuted women for false reports that turned out to be true.

Opinion: Blasphemy and the Pakistan press

On August 13, a day before Pakistan turned 70, I received a Facebook message from a Pakistan-based journalist and colleague.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Bad News on ‘Good’ Girls

What parents want for their sons versus their daughters can set up dangerous dynamics in the future.


Opinion: The Horses on Standing Rock Get a Checkup

Traveling veterinarians, their patients and tradition.

Opinion: Remember our troops today

This Thanksgiving, it is not enough just to thank our troops for their service. Let's take time to think about them, their families and the wars this nation is asking them to fight.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Columnist: Thanksgiving Gratitude for a Father’s Lesson

Who are today’s role models on acting like gentlemen?

Women and Girls

Opinion: The Fall of Africa’s Most Hated First Lady

African presidential wives are expected to unify their nations and respect their elders. “Gucci Grace” Mugabe did neither.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Women I’m Thankful For

The #MeToo movement has sent pretty much every woman I know down the dusty stairs of her own memories.

Opinion: How Sarah Sanders humiliated the press

At Monday's daily press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They shouldn't have.


Review: A Most Opinionated Wedding Guest Returns in ‘Bright Colors’

Overwhelming? Yes. Self-involved? Absolutely. But Drew Droege still makes for hilarious company in this one-person show.


EU agrees to end country-specific limits for online retailers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union has agreed a plan obliging online retailers operating in the bloc to make electrical goods, concert tickets or car rental available to all EU consumers regardless of where they live.

Opinion: How to make #MeToo stick this time

I am having a serious case of déjà vu. Every day, when I switch on my computer, I, like everyone else, am hit by yet another exposé of a powerful male celebrity, industry leader or politician allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting women; and along with it, another slew of heartbreaking stories from the #MeToo movement.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: The Dangers of Forcing Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The United States is pushing women to join the Afghan security forces, without providing them with support. By doing so, it’s putting them at risk.

Opinion: Al Franken must resign

I was shopping for Thanksgiving with my wife in suburban St. Paul when the news came scrolling across my phone that Sen. Al Franken had been accused of sexual harassment. I saw the photographic evidence. I may have sworn. We had a quiet moment in the busy store, angry to learn that one of our favorite politicians had behaved so badly.

Opinion: Donald Trump is LaVar Ball -- with nuclear weapons

President Donald Trump versus LaVar Ball: It's Toddler-in-Chief versus Dad Toddler.

Opinion: Comedians should give thanks for Trump

This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of being trapped at a Thanksgiving gathering with that pro-Trump uncle who responds to every political point with, "But what about Hillary Clinton..."

Opinion: The newspaper ad that changed everything

In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.

Computers and the Internet

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

Nuclear Weapons

Opinion: Nuclear War Doesn’t Seem So Funny After All

This wasn’t supposed to be something we actually had to be afraid of.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Opinion: Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned

25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.


Opinion: Why Can’t We Protect Elephants?

They need our help, not an easier way to make their carcasses into trophies.


Powerful winds and waves hinder search for Argentine submarine

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Whipping winds and 20-foot waves in the South Atlantic continued to hinder a frantic search for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew members on board, the navy said on Saturday, as authorities readied a mission to comb the sea floor for signs of the missing vessel.

Opinion: Do we love our guns more than we love our children?

When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.


Missouri limits use of weed killer linked to crop damage

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products.

Opinion: How to celebrate National Unfriend Day

Jimmy Kimmel named November 17 National Unfriend Day. The comedian said we should all go on Facebook and unfriend people who aren't really our friends. Many of us have so many Facebook friends, he said, that we couldn't possibly be close with all of them.

Christians and Christianity

Opinion: God Is in the Salad Dressing

This Thanksgiving, a prayer for finding fellowship across our divided kitchens.

Evangelical Movement

Opinion: How to Escape From Roy Moore’s Evangelicalism

If you don’t think right-wing politics should dominate Christian life, where can you find the right congregation?

Opinion: Why Facebook may need more rules

At the beginning of November, the general counsels of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared on Capitol Hill to answer questions about a destabilizing campaign of Russian meddling. Members of Congress grilled them on exactly how each of the platforms might have allowed malicious publishing from foreign actors aimed at influencing the US election.

Opinion: Sexual harassment is bigger than party politics

There's a bad case of selective amnesia spreading through Washington these days and it has infected the public debate about sexual harassment.


Rites of Passage: My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not.

I dared to discuss my anatomy. Men couldn’t handle it.

Native Americans

Opinion: America’s Statue Wars Are a Family Feud

Arguments on which monuments come down will surely lay bare what an exasperating country General Lee failed to destroy.


Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

(Reuters) - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that St. Louis police cannot shut down non-violent demonstrations and employ chemical agents to punish protesters, dealing a victory to a civil liberties group that challenged the police response to protests.

Opinion: Roy Moore case spotlights a risk to young girls

People are looking in shocked disgust at the defenders of Roy Moore. How can so many Alabamans throw their support behind Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat there, who is accused of pursuing or sexually abusing teens -- including a 14 year-old -- back when he was in his 30s? Moore denies the allegations, and is threatening to sue the Washington Post, where the report appeared last week.

Opinion: Trump bores us with his vacation slides

Remember when your relatives would come back from vacation and force you to watch their slide show to prove what a great time they had?

Opinion: #MeAt14 shows how hideous Moore's case is

Just when I thought the sexual harassment and assault allegations against men such as Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Louis C.K. couldn't get any more repulsive or any creepier, I then hear the sickening allegations swirling around Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore, and learn that I am wrong. Five women have now come forward to accuse the judge of pursuing them or sexually abusing them as teenagers, with one of the victims, Leigh Corfman, claiming she was just 14 years old when the then 32-year-old Moore drove her to his house in the woods, and then kissed and inappropriately touched her body.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: A Christian Case Against the Pence Rule

Men who avoid being alone with women may limit “the appearance of evil,” but they neglect a larger moral imperative.

Immigration and Emigration

Now Karl Lagerfeld Has Opinions on Migrants in Europe

And on Angela Merkel, and on Jewish people. He shared his thoughts on a French television program on Saturday, prompting hundreds of complaints.

Opinion: Why does Putin hate me?

Three weeks ago, as I was planning a trip to the United States, Vladimir Putin placed me on Interpol's most wanted list. That meant I risked arrest at any international border and that as a UK citizen it also meant my US visa was automatically revoked.

Limits of the postpartum depression 'reveal'

The task of destigmatizing postpartum depression has been taken up by an unexpected group in recent years: the celebrity mom.


Iran sticks to key limits of nuclear deal: U.N. watchdog report

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has remained within the essential limits on its nuclear activities imposed by its 2015 deal with six world powers, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday.

Powerful earthquake strikes Iraq

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit near the Iraqi city of Halabja close to the Iraq-Iran border, according the US Geological Survey.


As Saudi Arabia limits U.S. crude shipments, Iraq steps in

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's efforts to reduce a worldwide crude supply glut by cutting shipments to the United States means others are now filling in, most notably Iraq, in a trend that is set to accelerate in coming months.

Kim Jong-un

Opinion: History, Totally Destroyed

Clearly, we’ve overestimated intelligence as a world-changing force; it is idiocy that holds sway.

Women and Girls

The Wing, a Chic Women’s Club, Is Going Wide

As accusations against powerful men mount, a safe space to work, primp, pump and rage against the patriarchy is getting new locations and a magazine.

Courts and the Judiciary

Opinion: The Power of the Courts Is Messing Up Politics

Swollen beyond constitutional recognition, they distort the way elections are contested.


Opinion: We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

Perceived discrimination takes a toll on the human body.

Race and Ethnicity

Opinion: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

The rise of Donald Trump has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different.

Gun Control

Opinion: Why Christians Must Support Gun Control

Machines regularly used to kill innocent people violate the core of our faith.


Opinion: Women Cracked Wartime Codes. They Can Fix Tech Today, Too.

During the worst, costliest, bloodiest war in American history, it was an inclusive mind-set that helped the Allies defeat the Nazis.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Can Donald Trump Save Roy Moore After All?

Will a sex scandal cause Alabama to break with its long tradition of electing embarrassing showmen?

Opinion: Trump shoots himself in the foot

Until Saturday, President Donald Trump had earned some praise for his trip to Asia. Overall, the visit seemed to go well by the standards we use to evaluate him. There were few unsettling tweets over the past few days, at least relative to his normal routine, and by most accounts the meetings with the key leaders have gone smoothly. Trump has played ball in the diplomatic celebrations and seemed to be in good spirits. He's offered some provocative words about North Korea, but nothing that comes close to the kinds of incendiary words he used before the United Nations in New York.

Opinion: Trump stays on script, but is empty handed so far

US President Donald Trump has been relatively disciplined during his tour of Asia so far.

Opinion: This is how you stop online exploitation of children

We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.

Comedy and Humor

Opinion: Being a Female Comic in Louis C.K.’s World

The calculated risks of a life in comedy.





BRIEF-Amgen receives positive CHMP opinion to expand use of Nplate in pediatric patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura

* Amgen receives positive CHMP opinion to expand use of Nplate® (romiplostim) in pediatric patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura


BRIEF-Amgen and Allergan receive positive chmp opinion for ABP 215

* Amgen and Allergan receive positive CHMP opinion for ABP 215 (biosimilar bevacizumab) for the treatment of certain types of cancer


BRIEF-Astrazeneca says Benralizumab receives Positive EU CHMP opinion



China Eases Limits on Foreign Stakes in Financial Firms

The move, which comes after President Trump left Beijing complaining about its trade policies, could give China’s troubled financial system a needed shake-up.


China lifts foreign ownership limits on financial firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday said it will raise foreign ownership limits in domestic financial firms, a long-anticipated step that grants greater access to overseas investors into the Asian giant's financial services market.


China will lift foreign ownership limits on financial market JVs: vice finance minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will lift the ceiling on foreign equity ownership in joint-venture firms involved in the futures, securities and funds markets to 51 percent, a vice finance minister said on Friday.

Opinion: America is badly in need of leaders

Only a little more than 10 months into Donald Trump's tenure, a significant majority of America's citizenry view their 45th president as a kind of anti-leader, encouraging the worst elements at home to commit bad actions, undermining his own diplomats, ham-fistedly comforting bereaved service widows, downplaying his staffers' Russian connections, and sowing discord and instability wherever he goes.

Opinion: Christopher Plummer is way more than a Spacey substitute

So Christopher Plummer has simultaneously become the world's newest and oldest special effect. Plummer, an 87-year-old Oscar winner, is taking over for Kevin Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's forthcoming "All The Money In The World," about events surrounding the 1973 abduction of Getty's son.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazilian Women Can Learn to Yell

We are raised to be delicate and deferential. I’m working on putting up my fists.

Opinion: Reality bites Trump

President Trump's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Election Day (apologies to Judith Viorst) began with a promise on Twitter, that if Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie were to be elected, he would "totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of VA." It ended in a different fashion, with a complaint, also expressed on the social media platform: Gillespie, "did not embrace me or what I stand for."

Opinion: Virginia may foretell future for Dems

Dispirited Democrats received an early Christmas gift Tuesday with the election of Ralph Northam as governor of Virginia. In an American political ritual, the same Democrats who were prepared to treat a loss as irrelevant are now portraying their win as earth-shattering. Meanwhile, Republicans who couldn't wait to frame their victory as a sweeping affirmation of the entire Trump agenda now treat the defeat of Ed Gillespie, a former RNC chair, as a political asterisk.


UPDATE 1-China plans pilot scheme easing foreign auto firms' ownership limits

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China will start a pilot scheme in the first half of next year, aiming to relax restrictions on foreign firms' ownership of new energy and special use vehicles businesses set up in free trade zones, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault

I’m almost 70. And I’m still not sure I’ll ever fully heal from what my coach did.


China plans pilot scheme easing foreign auto firms' ownership limits

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - China will start a pilot scheme to relax foreign firms' ownership restrictions for new energy and special use vehicles businesses established in free trade zones, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Opinion: How Trump's presidency changed me as a black woman

Perhaps more than any other President in US history, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, Donald Trump's presidency so far has been dominated by open expressions of racial division.


U.S. Justice Department mulls limits on overlapping corporate penalties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is exploring ways to prevent multiple law enforcement agencies from slapping companies with corporate penalties over the same underlying misconduct, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Opinion: Why do I have to love or hate Trump?

One year into the Trump presidency, every commentator, journalist and Facebook friend seems to want support for their feelings toward the President, whether positive or negative. If you disagree, you are their enemy. They talk in their own echo chambers, watch their own affirming news channels and discuss current events with their like-minded friends.


U.S. Justice Dept. mulls limits on overlapping corporate penalties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is exploring ways to scale back the size of corporate penalties involving companies facing punishments from multiple law enforcement agencies over the same underlying misconduct, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brave Enough to Be Angry

Women are seething, and we are a force.

Opinion: In Virginia, a rejection of the Trump playbook

Donald Trump was not on the ballot in Virginia's race for governor on Tuesday, but his bigoted political playbook certainly was. And thankfully the voters of Virginia sent a message that they reject Trump's fearmongering and divisiveness by electing Democrat Ralph Northam.

Opinion: Can Air Force be held legally responsible for church killer getting his gun?

This week, Americans are coping with yet another mass slaughter of the innocent by a new but strangely familiar figure, a deranged and heavily armed gunman.

Opinion: She shouldn't have been let go

Jill Filipovic says the Trump critic was expressing her personal opinion on her own time, not representing her company, and, if that's why she was fired, should not have lost her job as a result


Chinese fans prepare to welcome rich, powerful, 'free-spirit' Trump

BEIJING (Reuters) - He may be a divisive figure back home, but U.S. President Donald Trump will be landing in friendly territory when he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, judging by Chinese social media.


JGBs mostly higher on strong auction, equity rally limits gains

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were mostly stronger on Tuesday following robust results in a liquidity-enhancing auction and overnight gains by U.S. Treasuries, although gains were limited by Tokyo shares rallying to a 26-year high.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: The Deep Confusion of the Post-Weinstein Moment

The old rules of relations between men and women have changed. But we don’t understand how to play by the new ones yet.


World needs new rules for powerful tech: Web Summit chief

LISBON (Reuters) - Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.

Medicine and Health

The New Health Care: Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine

Getting patients to follow a medication regimen can be harder than people imagine, studies show.

Opinion: Saudi corruption case spells trouble for Trump

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, as I realized from the first visit I paid him nearly a decade ago, lives in a world unto itself. In his sprawling desert retreat outside the capital of Riyadh, satellite downlinks assure CNBC is visible as he welcomes guests to lavish feasts laid out on carpets scattered across the sands. Behind him in his well-appointed office is a wall of logos of the myriad companies, the bulk of them American-based, whose shares form the foundation of his vast wealth -- the largest in Saudi Arabia and at $18.7 billion, the 45th largest in the world, according to Forbes.

Daily Caller opinion editor fired after launch of a Milo Yiannopoulos column

Opinion: Trump's bogus Clinton allegations assault the rule of law

In recent weeks, President Trump and his allies have been desperately seeking to divert attention away from the Russia/Trump investigation by ginning up an alternative review of a Democratic scandal. The latest effort came in response to reports that Hillary Clinton had gained control over the Democratic National Committee during the primaries by entering into a joint fundraising agreement with it.

Voter Registration and Requirements

Opinion: The Right to Vote Is Never Safe

We cannot be confident that our institutions are protected by some immutable law.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

Opinion: Everything Is Bad. Blame the Tax Code.

At the root of our political dysfunction is America’s long love-hate relationship with loopholes.


Opinion: Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’

Your food fears are doing more harm than good.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Opinion: Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

Anonymity is still crucial for many people who are recovering from substance abuse, but there is a lot to be said for talking about it.

Christians and Christianity

Opinion: Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?

I recently translated the New Testament. I learned a few things.

Ecstasy (Drug)

opinion: The Promise of Ecstasy for PTSD

War veterans, victims of abuse and others deserve a chance to use this drug to heal.


Opinion: I’m a Lesbian Who Hates Cats. I’m Going to Die Alone.

They mirror bad relationships. They ghost you. They string you along with tiny rewards.


Celebrating Women’s Rights, ‘That Most American of Operas’

Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s “The Mother of Us All,” a fanciful opera about Susan B. Anthony, will be staged at a Hudson, N.Y., hall where Anthony spoke.

United States Economy

A Tax Cut That Lifts the Economy? Opinions Are Split

Economists are still parsing the details of the G.O.P. tax plan, but even some ardent supporters say expectations about heady growth and job gains are exaggerated.

Think Tanks

Opinion: The Trump Debate Inside Conservative Citadels

Will the intellectual establishment bow to Rebekah Mercer and Steve Bannon?

Opinion: Trump's fixes for terror are fairly useless

It's a cruel irony that the worst terror attack in New York City since 9/11 occurred on the watch of a President who boasts that he's done more to combat terror in eight months than Obama did in eight years.


Pingyao Journal: China’s Newest Film Festival Tests the Limits of Independence

The question hovers over a weeklong festival in Pingyao: Can you create and showcase independent films in a country that frowns on independence, much less dissent?

Opinion: It's not a 'witch hunt,' it's harassment and we should call it out

A week after the New York Times published the first piece about Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual aggression, I saw this tweet: "Every woman I know has had her own Weinstein incident".

Opinion: Papadopoulos and the Trump campaign's cocktail of stupid

Much is being made of Donald Trump, back when he was a Republican presidential candidate under pressure to show that he had a foreign policy team, referring to George Papadopoulos as "an oil and energy consultant, excellent guy," according to a recording produced by The Washington Post.

Opinion: Asia trip is an opportunity for Trump

Presidential trips can be a strong policy instrument when wielded correctly. But when poorly planned or executed, time abroad can result in irrevocable blows to US national security.

Women and Girls

Feature: Greta Gerwig’s Radical Confidence

In her directorial debut, the writer and actress has created a character rarely seen onscreen: a young girl who loves herself.


Vocal, powerful critic of Wall Street rules leaving Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representative Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, announced on Tuesday that he would retire from Congress at the end of 2018, marking the exit of Congress's leading advocate for rolling back strict financial rules.

Opinion: A terrifying revisionist history

Was the American Civil War caused by seditious traitors who decided the hill they would die on was the one defending the racist enslavement of human beings, or was it that a simple inability to compromise led an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state? According to White House chief of staff John Kelly, it's the latter.

Opinion: How to make Americans more generous, not less

Over the past century, tax incentives for giving to charity have helped improve American society in countless ways, from spurring medical research to building more vibrant communities to providing a safety net for those most in need.


Trump administration does not want limits on war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top national security aides pushed back on Monday against U.S. lawmakers calling for a new congressional war authorization, saying it would be a mistake to impose geographic or time limits on the campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups.

Opinion: Spacey engaged an old and toxic myth

The President of the United States is enmeshed in scandal this week. So is Kevin Spacey. It feels a characteristic irony of 2017 that even as a real-life President fights allegations that could remove him from office, our most notorious fictional President is removed from the air. Netflix announced on Wednesday that "House of Cards," in which Kevin Spacey plays the corrupt President Underwood, will not be renewed for further seasons. That Spacey is now facing accusations of serious sexual misconduct, Netflix assures us, is purely coincidental.


Trump administration officials oppose limits on war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top national security aides on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers reviewing congressional war authorization to avoid imposing geographic or time limits on the military's campaign against Islamic State and other militant groups.

Opinion: Trump campaign heard this before the rest of us did

Michael Weiss says that Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was told that the Russians were hacking emails well before this was reported as news.

Women and Girls

Op-Ed Contributor: When the Kitchen Isn’t Safe for Women

Raunchy talk can pave the way for something more sinister. Yet such talk is celebrated in many chef memoirs.


U.S. Northeast rocked by powerful storm on Sandy anniversary

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fierce winds and torrential rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast on the 5th anniversary of deadly Superstorm Sandy, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and darkening neighborhoods from Boston to Washington.

Opinion: Manafort charges will send shivers through White House

The unsealing Monday of the first indictments arising from Robert Mueller's investigation provides many valuable hints regarding the future direction of the special counsel's probe.

Women and Girls

The Stone: Sex, Love and the Aging Woman

The idea that older women must renounce the erotic life is a lie that keeps getting told.

Women and Girls

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control

Trump promised growth. He shouldn’t limit access to contraception.

Slavery (Historical)

Opinion: James Madison’s Lessons in Racism

He had good intentions but repeatedly fell short, like America itself.

Women and Girls

Opinion: Yes, I Really Am in This Beauty Pageant

As an underdog in a contest with no talent portion, I knew I would have to work hard to stand out.


Opinion: Let It Go: Making Peace With Princesses

Halloween is complicated when you teach fairy tales. It’s no easier being the daughter of a professor than being the mother of a princess.


Opinion: The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama

Portraits of black people don’t need to be confrontational or symbolic.

Women and Girls

Opinion: When You Are Replaceable and He Will Never Be

It can be risky to serve at the pleasure of powerful gatekeepers.

Breast Cancer

Opinion: Breast Cancer Is Serious. Pink Is Not.

It insults patients like me to conjoin our femininity and this frightening disease.


Opinion: How We Find Our Way to the Dead

The ghosts of a culture are shaped by its machines.

Women and Girls

At Women’s Convention in Detroit, a Test of Momentum and Focus

Nine months after the Women’s March, thousands gathered to discuss a wide range of issues, with sexual harassment being “the gorilla in the room.”

Opinion: The cynical brilliance of Donald Trump

In his usual style, President Donald Trump recently stood on the White House lawn and reminded us that he's a "very intelligent person" and offered as proof the fact that he graduated from an Ivy League college where he was a "nice student." The "nice" part was apparently a way to connect his remarks to the question that prompted him, which was not about his intelligence but about whether or not he might want to act more civilly.


Opinion: Who Deserves a Ticker-Tape Parade?

There are many heroes that merit this honor.

Women and Girls

More Women Accuse James Toback of Sexual Harassment

More than 300 women have reportedly accused the director of harassment or abuse, including Julianne Moore, Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams.

Opinion: How media should respond to Trump attacks

The havoc Donald Trump's presidency has wreaked will take years to fully understand, let alone recover from. High on the list of things to undo will be the damage done by two words: Fake News.

Women and Girls

George H.W. Bush Apologizes After Women Accuse Him of Grabbing Them

Three women came forward this week with allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward them in recent years.


Opinion: Happiness Is Other People

The solitary journey toward contentment is a self-help truism that isn’t really true.

Illegal Immigration

Opinion: To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?

To keep protections for one group of immigrants, children fleeing violence might be turned away.

Women and Girls

Weinstein, Hefner and the Poor Excuse that Explains a Lot

Harvey Weinstein was wrong to use “the culture then” to explain his behavior, but not that wrong.

Women and Girls

The Getaway: For Women Only: Tours That Emphasize Adventure

Among the many tours catering to women, those that push the limits seem to resonate the most.

Opinion: I'm writing this to make sure other young women won't stay silent like I did

The first 10 years of my professional career were spent at CNN. Beginning as a production assistant, I worked my way up to senior producer for "Larry King Live." I had the most amazing opportunities to work incredible news stories, and even met my husband at CNN. I loved everything about TV news -- the excitement, the ability to be part of breaking a story, the adrenaline, and the camaraderie of the entire news team.