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Rare look at latest F-35 jet

CNN's Ivan Watson reports aboard the USS Wasp and gets a look at the new F-35 Lightning jet in action.


Mexico regulator decides in Televisa's favor on pay TV question -company

MEXICO CITY, March 23 (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Friday that the country's telecommunications regulator has reversed an earlier decision and determined that it lacks evidence to find that the company has "substantial power" in the market for pay TV.


Texas bomber's roommates released by police after questioning

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Two roommates of the 23-year-old man behind this month's deadly bombing spree that unnerved Austin have been questioned and released from custody, police in the Texas capital said on Thursday.

Zuckerberg, Mark E

Bits: Kevin’s Week in Tech: Zuckerberg’s Answers to Privacy Scandal Raise More Questions

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook’s reliance on advertising aligned with its mission to build a community. But what if Facebook cost $5 per month to use?

See Zuckerberg in rare emotional moment

In an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall, Mark Zuckerberg gets emotional when talking about building Facebook into something that his daughters will be proud of him for.

Zuckerberg to face questions in CNN TV exclusive at 9 p.m. ET

Communist Party of China

China Gives Communist Party More Control Over Policy and Media

A blueprint lays out steps to enhance the party’s authority over films, TV and newspapers, as well as foreign affairs and economic policy, among other areas.


U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming.


France's Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gaddafi funds case

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators looking into allegations that his 2007 election campaign had received funds from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.


Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.


Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook questioned

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.


Cambridge Analytica CEO claims influence on U.S. election, Facebook faces questions

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica said in a secretly recorded video broadcast on Tuesday that his UK-based political consultancy's online campaign played a decisive role in U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election victory.


Fatal U.S. self-driving auto accident raises novel legal questions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said.

Uber's self-driving car fatality: Questions answered

Politics and Government

Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Is Held for Questioning on Libyan Cash

Mr. Sarkozy is facing an investigation into whether his 2007 election campaign received funding from the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Police question France's former president over campaign financing

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned by police over allegations he accepted money from Libya to finance his 2007 election campaign.


Xi Taps Harvard-Educated Adviser to Tighten Grip on China’s Economy

Liu He, long seen as a leader in Beijing’s effort to cure the country’s debt addiction, has been given unprecedented sway over its financial levers.


Pompeo to face tough questions on North Korea, Iran: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will face tough questions on North Korea and Iran if he is to be confirmed in the role.


Christie's to auction rare watch once owned by Egyptian king

DUBAI (Reuters) - A rare gold watch once owned by Egypt's King Farouk is expected to fetch $400,000 to $800,000 when it auctions this week at Christie's in Dubai.

Aung San Suu Kyi cancels rare speech

Myanmar's controversial State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has canceled a rare public appearance in Australia due to ill health, hours after meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


China Set to Name Yi Gang as Central Bank Chief

The choice almost guarantees continuity in policy as China tries to slow its rise in debt while avoiding any sharp deceleration in economic growth.

Your Toys 'R' Us closing questions answered

Education (K-12)

Your Money: Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed

Charter schoolteachers in New Orleans were peddled problematic retirement plans and then faced onerous obstacles trying to change them.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions

Lack of candor is a fireable offense at the F.B.I., but Mr. McCabe’s last-minute dismissal from the agency was carried out against a highly politicized backdrop.


After pay vote, Disney investors question Iger's rich deal

BOSTON (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger stands to earn up to $423 million over four years, according to a new analysis of a compensation package rejected by shareholders, and some investors want to raise the bar on his performance targets.

'Life of Pi' star Irrfan Khan reveals he has a rare tumor

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan tweeted Friday that he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.

Mueller probe could go into summer, NYT reporter says

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that Robert Mueller's investigation could last into the summer.


Art Review: Asia Week’s Rare and Unusual Objects for Art Lovers and Collectors

From Chinese triskelions to Japanese bamboo treasures, Korean vases to Taiwanese calligraphy, treasures you may never see again.


Wary of China, Europe and Others Push Back on Foreign Takeovers

The move by countries in Europe, as well as Australia and Canada, comes against the backdrop of rising support for protectionist practices in the White House.

Trump dodges question about Russia sanctions

Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office after announcing sanctions against Russia over election meddling.


Alexion's second rare blood disorder drug could fortify future revenue

(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental drug to treat a rare blood disorder showed in an eagerly awaited study that it was not inferior to its flagship drug, Soliris, paving the way for the company to establish a dominant position in the market as competition looms.


Alexion's rare blood disorder drug succeeds in late-stage study

(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its experimental drug to treat patients with a rare blood disorder was shown to be not inferior to its flagship drug, Soliris, which could help the company maintain its lock on that market as competition looms.

Reporter's eye roll breaks internet in China

A Chinese journalist showed her contempt for a fellow reporter's softball question with such force that videos of her facial expression went viral.


Lawyers for Vatican treasurer question accusers in Australian court

(Note: Language in paragraph 14 that might offend some readers)


Hard-Charging Chinese Energy Tycoon Falls From Xi Government’s Graces

Ye Jianming cast himself as a new kind of private entrepreneur in China, but his company now faces legal challenges at home and in the United States.

New documents raise questions about Michael Cohen's claim that neither the Trump Organization nor campaign 'was a party to the transaction'

New documents obtained by CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Wednesday suggest a deeper link than previously known between the Trump Organization and the company that Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, established in 2016 to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for silence about her alleged affair with Trump.

Orlando, Fla, Shooting (2016)

Key Question in Pulse Trial for Orlando Gunman’s Wife: How Much Did She Know?

Prosecutors said Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, helped him choose his target for murder and martyrdom. Her lawyers said she could not have known his plans.

Reporter confronts Putin about poisoning

A BBC reporter confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.


Myanmar urged not to drag out case against Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Some international observers urged Myanmar on Wednesday not to drag out legal proceedings against two Reuters journalists, as they appeared in court for the 10th time since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers.

Hawking's rare interview with Larry King

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking talks about the creation of the universe in a 2010 interview with Larry King.

New York Times

The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.

Reporter's eye roll causes trouble in China

It was the eye roll that resonated with millions -- and broke the internet in China.


Former South Korean president Lee appears for questioning over graft charges

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak appeared for questioning on Wednesday over allegations he took bribes when he was in office, following months of investigations into his family and acquaintances over the graft charges.

3 bombs, many questions: Here's what we know

In these attacks, it's unclear if the victims were targeted or picked at random.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Answers Questions on Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo: Full Transcript

President Trump answered questions about the shake-up in his administration.


A Reporter Rolled Her Eyes, and China’s Internet Broke

The obvious exasperation with a fawning question — a rare unscripted moment from the National People’s Congress — spread quickly on social media. Censors clamped down.

Nerve agent was rare, dangerous, sophisticated

It's been described as the among the deadliest chemical weapons ever made.


China’s Communist Party Centralizes Power Over Finance, Pollution Control

Beijing plans to reorganize its financial, environmental and anti-corruption agencies as President Xi Jinping solidifies his hold on official levers.

Poisoning of Russian spy raises troubling questions

It's more than a week in and questions are still swirling over how and why a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the cathedral city of Salisbury in southern England. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, remain hospitalized in "very serious condition."


Tesla's electric motor shift to spur demand for rare earth neodymium

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesla's shift to a magnetic motor using neodymium in its Model 3 Long Range car adds to pressure on already strained supplies of a rare earth metal that had for years been shunned because of an export ban by top producer China.

Education Secretary struggles to answer questions about schools in her home state

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense portion of her interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not "intentionally" visit underperforming schools.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has 3 questions for Trump

Attorney to Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, explains why his client has decided to come forward now with her story about an alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump.

Appointments and Executive Changes

News Analysis: A Sudden Promotion Raises Questions in the Brussels Bubble

The quick, quiet rise of Martin Selmayr, a German lawyer, to become secretary general of the European Commission has raised eyebrows — and hackles.

Weddings and Engagements

First Person: Always the Reporter, Never the Bride

I have been reminded that sometimes love does conquer all. That teamwork does exist. That maybe, there can be a happy ending.


Virtual Reality Lets Rare Works of Art Take a Field Trip

A Dutch couple shares their collection by way of a free app, a smartphone and a headset.

Race and Ethnicity

At the Crossroads of Church and Race, a Reporter Glimpses His Childhood

When Campbell Robertson set out to find why black worshipers were leaving white-majority churches, he recalled the little Baptist church he grew up in.


Fox News settles gender discrimination suit with female reporter: lawyer

(Reuters) - Journalist Diana Falzone has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against Fox News and left the company, her lawyer said on Thursday.


Fox News settles gender discrimination suit with female reporter -lawyer

March 8 (Reuters) - Journalist Diana Falzone has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against Fox News and left the company, her lawyer said on Thursday.

North American Free Trade Agreement

Op-Ed Columnist: Krugman’s Taking Your Questions on Trade

Ready for some dialogue?

United States International Relations

Tillerson, in Africa, Dodges Questions on Vulgarity and Trolling

The secretary of state is on a five-nation tour of Africa. He started in Ethiopia, a police state that is also home to the African Union’s headquarters.


U.S. judge questions whether Trump can block Twitter users

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism about whether U.S. President Donald Trump can constitutionally block Twitter users whose views he does not like from following and responding to his own Twitter account.

Reporter who interviewed Stormy Daniels speaks

Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who interviewed Stormy Daniels for InTouch magazine in 2011, tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what she learned from her conversations with the former porn star about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Writing and Writers

Profile: A War Reporter Finds Refuge by Switching to Fiction

Wendell Steavenson, who felt intrusive when talking to victims of horrific attacks, found freedom in writing her novel, “Paris Metro.”

Cancer treatment guidelines questioned in new study

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network often publishes clinical practice guidelines that help shape the course of treatment for cancer patients and insurance coverage.


Myanmar police witness says searched Reuters reporter's home 'for news'

YANGON (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar searched the family home of Reuters reporter Wa Lone looking for material "related to news" the night after he and a colleague were arrested on suspicion of violating the Official Secrets Act, an officer told a court on Wednesday.

Northeastern States (US)

Questions and Answers on the Winter Storm

A New York Times climate reporter answers your questions about the winter storm in the Northeast.


Exclusive: Visa waivers rarely granted under Trump's latest U.S. travel ban: data

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the first weeks after President Donald Trump's latest travel ban was implemented on Dec. 8, around 100 waivers were granted to thousands of applicants for U.S. visas from the eight countries subject to its restrictions, according to State Department data provided to Reuters.

Rare JFK family moments at the White House

JFK Jr and Caroline Kennedy enjoy playtime with their parents at the White House in the 1960s


Lawmakers question biggest UK pensions over climate change risks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest pension funds have been asked by lawmakers to explain how they are managing the impact of climate change risks on their investments.


Guangzhou journal: China’s Women-Only Subway Cars, Where Men Rush In

In a bid to curb sexual harassment, one city is reserving seats and space for female passengers. The problem: Men are claiming them.


Golf: Korda moves top in Singapore, eyes rare sibling double

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Nelly Korda fired a seven-under 65 to move into a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women's World Championship on Saturday as the American targets both a first LPGA Tour victory and a rare sibling double in Singapore.


China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe

Beijing is pushing past its digital borders to influence and control what people say online, as it enjoys growing sway in the technology world.


BlackRock poses tough questions to gunmakers and sellers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Asset manager BlackRock Inc said on Friday it is pressing gunmakers and weapons retailers in its portfolios to explain how they monitor firearm sales and use, and it is studying the creation of new index-based portfolios that would exclude gunmakers and retailers.


BlackRock poses tough questions for gunmakers and sellers

BOSTON (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc, a top shareholder in several gunmakers and weapons retailers, said on Friday it has begun asking those companies tough questions about how well they monitor the sales and use of firearms following a deadly high school shooting in Florida.


Benjamin Netanyahu Is Questioned in 3rd Corruption Case in Israel

The prime minister and his wife were interviewed by the police about graft allegations involving a telecommunications tycoon. Mr. Netanyahu has denied all wrongdoing.


Motor racing: First F1 test leaves questions to be answered

LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared his new Mercedes to be the big sister of last year's temperamental title winner but Formula One's first pre-season test of 2018 still left plenty of room for conjecture.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company, Israel Radio said.


Answering Society’s Thorniest Questions, With Performance Art

With his wildly inventive provocations — about race, immigration, poverty and the environment — William Pope.L has become the defining artist of a turbulent era.


Israeli police question Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country's largest telecommunications company Bezeq, Israel Radio said.


Lawmakers question Trump ties to Panama project linked to laundering, trafficking

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee have asked the Trump Organization if it was aware of allegations that real estate agents and investors involved in the Trump Ocean Club in Panama had ties to money laundering and drug trafficking.

Politics and Government

Tech We’re Using: Mexico Has Its Spyware. A Reporter Has a Few Phones to Juggle.

Our Mexico bureau chief, Azam Ahmed, uses various strategies to keep communications safe while reporting, including the low-tech tactic of in-person meetings.


Chevron board member's tweet questions oil industry's future

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A member of Chevron Corp's board of directors sent a tweet on Wednesday that questions the future of the oil industry given the rise of renewable energy technologies.


UPDATE 1-Chevron board member's tweet questions oil industry's future

HOUSTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A member of Chevron Corp's board of directors sent a tweet on Wednesday that questions the future of the oil industry given the rise of renewable energy technologies.


'Forgetful' Myanmar witness in Reuters reporters' case writes key detail on his hand

YANGON (Reuters) - A witness in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar told a courtroom on Wednesday that he wrote notes on his hand about where the pair were arrested to jog his memory while giving testimony. The location of the arrests has emerged as a key point of contention in the proceedings to decide whether Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

Shanghai (China)

Frugal Traveler: Conquering High-Priced Shanghai, From Dumplings to Modern Art

An unparalleled economic powerhouse and megacity of 24 million people, the Chinese city was a frugal challenge. But it can be done (plenty of delicious dumplings helped).


A question of interest at the heart of debate over GM Korea rescue

SEOUL (Reuters) - For years, General Motors resisted calls from South Korean officials to cut interest rates it was charging on nearly $3 billion in loans to its loss-making South Korean unit, according to three sources and documents seen by Reuters.


Close Trump aide Hicks declines to answer questions about time in White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, a close aide to President Donald Trump, declined to answer questions about the administration on Tuesday from members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, lawmakers said.


UPDATE 2-Virgin Australia scraps plans to go private, raising questions of stakeholder sale

* Virgin Australia H1 net profit A$4.4 mln vs A$21.5 mln loss

Interior secretary's NRA visit among trips being questioned

In September, women gun owners and enthusiasts from the National Rifle Association headed to a plush Four Seasons resort in Texas for an annual retreat and clay shooting at the Dallas Gun Club with one of the weekend's headliners: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

CNN anchor questions lawmaker on Delta

CNN's Brianna Keilar challenges Republican Georgia State Senator Michael Williams' claim that Delta Airlines gives discounts to certain "left-wing organizations."


As Xi Jinping Extends Power, China Braces for a New Cold War

The Chinese leader has new authority to pursue his drive to make China a dominant global power — even if it risks putting Beijing in conflict with Washington.

Ivanka Trump found this question inappropriate

Ivanka Trump sat down with NBC to discuss allegations against her father and the Russia investigation.

Reporter presses White House on guilty pleas in Russia probe

Former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Ivanka Trump Calls Question About Father’s Sexual Misconduct ‘Inappropriate’

“I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters,” Ms. Trump, a presidential adviser, said. “I believe my father.”


Freeze engulfs Europe, rare Rome snow disrupts flights

ROME (Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather gripped parts of Europe causing travel chaos on Monday, and a rare snow storm in Rome prompted Italian authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.


Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted Italian authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.


Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts down schools in Rome

ROME (Reuters) - A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted the authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets.

Communist Party of China

News Analysis: President Xi’s Strongman Rule Raises New Fears of Hostility and Repression

The decision to open a path to a third term for Mr. Xi has injected new uncertainty into international politics.

Sheriff says he won't resign after questions on shooting response

A Florida state representative is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel from his post "for neglect of duty and incompetence" during the high school massacre.

Communist Party of China

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

The Communist Party has proposed revising the nation’s Constitution to end a two-term limit, which would allow Xi Jinping to remain president, perhaps indefinitely.


EIB investigates loans to Daimler in light of diesel questions: Welt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Investment Bank may ask Daimler to pay back loans extended for research and development in light of a report linking the Mercedes maker to diesel emission-test cheating, Welt am Sonntag reported.

Capital Punishment

After a Massacre, a Question of One More Death: The Gunman’s

Nikolas Cruz’s guilty plea would spare his life and the community a lengthy trial. Will the prosecutor take him up on it?

Analysis: Big question about Gates' plea deal

After weeks of rumors, it became official Friday afternoon: Rick Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into Russia's attempted meddling in the 2016 election.


Top Chinese Official Plans U.S. Trip to Address Trade Friction

President Xi Jinping of China is sending Liu He, his top economic policy maker and a recent addition to the Politburo, to Washington on Tuesday.

Xian (China)

Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains

One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.


BRIEF-‍Infrared Capital Partners Sells £320 Mln Uk Industrial Portfolio To Blackstone​ Group


Anderson Cooper questions Trump's commitment to reform

CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Donald Trump is going against the NRA by supporting legislation that would raise the age limit to purchase a rifle, but questions whether he will follow through.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Question at Murder Trial, ‘Have You Ever Hired a Nanny?’

Jury selection in the case of a nanny accused of killing two children in her charge put attitudes toward child care, and raw emotions, on display.

Trump, Melania

Questions Swirl as Melania Trump’s Parents Obtain Green Cards

It is unclear how or when Viktor and Amalija Knavs got green cards, but immigration experts said the most likely way would have been a program the president has railed against.

CNN anchor to GOP representative: Answer my question

CNN's Brooke Baldwin asks GOP Representative Matt Cladwell why pornography is a bigger health risk than semi-automatic weapons.


Woods makes rare back-to-back starts as PGA Tour revs up

(Reuters) - Missing the cut last week provided a reality check for Tiger Woods, who nevertheless will be the focus of attention again as he headlines a major-worthy field at the Honda Classic starting in south Florida on Thursday.


Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense

YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.

Korean Food (Cuisine)

Reporter’s Notebook: An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

“It’s peak snow crab season right now,” the noted chef David Chang said. “I don’t know if people understand.” Our correspondent knew that, and much more.

Analysis: 15 questions for Sarah Sanders

For the first time in a week, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will take questions from the media on Tuesday afternoon. And what a week it's been.

The special counsel's interest in Trump's son-in-law includes questions about financing talks with non-Russian foreign investors, sources say

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to people familiar with the inquiry.

Trump questions why Obama didn't act to stop Russian meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused on the Russia matter on Monday, questioning in a tweet why his predecessor didn't act to prevent Moscow from interfering in US elections.

Trump will attend exclusive reporters' dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the same room with many of the county's top journalists he has castigated in his first year in office.

Kasich questions access to AR-15 rifle

In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) calls for common sense gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead.


Britain's PM May says no question of a second Brexit referendum

MUNICH (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the country's membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.


With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

A skit in the annual Lunar New Year gala, which is broadcast live to millions, aimed to accentuate African ties. But many found the portrayals offensive.

Rare instance: Mom and son survive shootings a year apart

Annika Dean got text messages Wednesday that no parent ever wants to see.

Books and Literature

How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.

A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”

Chengdu (China)

Frugal Traveler: In Chengdu, Finding Peace in Parks and Heat in Cuisine

Exploring one of China’s most exciting, progressive cities on a budget.

Likud Party (Israel)

In Pursuit of Peace, Trump Generates Rare Friction With Netanyahu

The pushback on Israel suggests that the White House is recalibrating its approach to Israel and the Palestinians as it wrestles with when, and how, to put a peace proposal on the table.

Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inauguration last year, according to emails obtained by CNN, raising questions about what information White House counsel Don McGahn had at his disposal regarding her ex-husband, Rob Porter.


U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.

Cohen, Michael D (1966- )

Trump Lawyer’s Payment to Porn Star Raises New Questions

The admission by President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a porn actress is raising new legal, ethical and factual questions.

New York Times

That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies

Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tomorrow night with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller “Red Sparrow.”

Woman wakes up with rare medical condition

An Arizona woman went to bed with a bad headache and woke up with a British accent. Medical professionals say she has a rare condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome.


Scientists, fishermen in Macedonia team up to save rare trout

OHRID, Macedonia (Reuters) - Macedonian scientists and fishermen have teamed up to start the artificial breeding of a species of trout unique to Lake Ohrid, its tributaries and outlet, the Black Drim river.


A Citizenship Question on the Census May Be Bad for Your Health

If the 2020 census asks whether respondents are citizens, policy experts worry that noncitizens won’t answer, to the detriment of public health.

Race and Ethnicity

Talk: April Ryan Asks Political Questions No One Else Will

The White House correspondent on freedom of the press, the value of the White House press briefing and becoming a reaction meme.


Volkswagen Chairman sees no reason to question CEO position

LINZ, Austria (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said on Monday there is no reason to question the position of the carmaker's top executive.


Fasting or champagne? Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday in rare confluence

BOSTON (Reuters) - Chocolates and champagne or ashes and fasting?

Watch Idris Elba pop the question

Actor Idris Elba surprised his girlfriend by popping the question while at a film screening in London.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

A Question Hangs Over a Trial: Why Did a Nanny Kill 2 Children in Her Care?

Five years after Yoselyn Ortega was charged with fatally stabbing a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, she faces trial and claims insanity.


Ramaphosa avoids questions on Zuma as ANC calls special meeting

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa avoided questions about the future of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday as the party's executive body called a meeting to discuss a transition of power.


U.S. rail official steps down after questions raised over outside work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Trump administration rail safety official resigned on Saturday after questions were raised about whether he was conducting outside work after taking the post, the U.S. Transportation Department said.


Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, saying she did not want to wade into Poland's internal affairs.


UK's Johnson says to raise detained Reuters reporters with Suu Kyi

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister said he would raise the case of two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Sunday, referring to a report they authored on violence against minority Rohingya Muslims.


Corning questions judging after missing slopestyle qualification

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American snowboarder Chris Corning was left frustrated with the judges' scoring of his run after he failed to qualify for the men's snowboard slopestyle final on Saturday.

Lindsey Vonn gets emotional over this question

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn shares the inspiration of her late grandfather who passed away, claiming she "will win for him."


'Rarest white diamond ever' to be sold in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it comes to market at Sotheby's in London this month.


'Rarest white diamond ever' to be auctioned in London

LONDON (Reuters) - A flawless diamond, the size of a large strawberry, is expected to fetch a world record price when it goes on sale at Sotheby's in London this month.

Analysis: 6 questions the White House needs to answer

The resignation of White House staff secretary Rob Porter after accusations that he abused both of his ex-wives raised lots -- and lots -- of questions about who knew what and when, and why no one acted before pictures emerged of his then-wife with a black eye.


Wines of The Times: 2014 Barbarescos: Triumphs and Question Marks

A difficult, rainy vintage proved to be a challenge for producers. Some made the best of it with fresh, expressive and delicious wines.


Audi labor boss brushes off question over CEO's post: WirtschaftsWoche

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi works council chief Peter Mosch has brushed off the suggestion that Chief Executive Rupert Stadler could leave amid ongoing investigations into the premium carmaker's role in parent Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

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Two Koreas, Split by War, Use Olympics to Make Rare Shows of Unity

Despite clashes, North and South Korea have learned to use the Olympics to find something that still eludes them in the real world: a moment of solidarity.

Paul Ryan ducks CNN reporter's memo question

CNN's Manu Raju asked Paul Ryan if he believed the Nunes memo vindicated President Donald Trump, days after Ryan stated the memo was not intended to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


Myanmar policeman who arrested Reuters reporters tells court he burned his notes

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police officer who was part of the team that arrested two Reuters journalists in December told a court on Tuesday that he had burned the notes he made at the time, but gave no reason why he had done so.


Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act appeared in court on Tuesday, with prosecutors due to present more witnesses to determine whether they should be charged under the colonial-era law.

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How Our Reporter Uncovered a Lie That Propelled an Alt-Right Extremist’s Rise

After months of investigating, video producer Emma Cott confronted Elliott Kline, a.k.a. Eli Mosley, with her findings.

South Africa

In South Africa, One Question Dominates: How Much Longer Should Zuma Stay?

With a rival’s election as the leader of the African National Congress, the fate of President Jacob Zuma is driving South African politics: Should the deeply unpopular leader step down now?


Opinion: What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State

China is deploying high-tech totalitarianism to repress Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang.

Mount Everest

How Tall Is Mount Everest? For Nepal, It’s a Touchy Question.

Gauging the mountain’s precise height is not so simple, and for Nepal, the measurement can involve notions of national pride, in addition to questions of science.

Cell phone radiation study finds more questions than answers

High doses of cell phone radiation are tied to rare tumors in male rats, according to new government reports. Much more research is needed to determine whether similar findings would emerge in humans.


Aiming at China’s Armpits: When Foreign Brands Misfire

Companies like Starbucks and KFC have prospered in China, but cultural differences and other factors have also led to notable failures.

Watergate reporter: Darkest days since McCarthy

Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal, reacts to the release of a disputed GOP intelligence memo that alleges FBI abuses of its surveillance authority.


Wynn stock drop forces question: when to disclose misconduct?

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The steep drop in the stock price of Wynn Resorts Ltd following a report that chairman Steve Wynn subjected female staff to unwanted sexual advances offers an illustration of how such allegations may now be "material" information that public companies need to disclose.

Questions about controversial memo dominated GOP retreat

The memo was just about all Republican members were asked about.

Rare find: Mass grave may belong to Viking Great Army

The Viking Great Army may have finally been found.

The 5 big questions before the expected release of a memo written by House GOP staffers faulting the FBI

After days of anticipation, President Donald Trump is expected to signal to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that he wants a memo written by GOP staffers faulting the FBI over the Russia investigation released.

Shanghai (China)

Van Crash Outside Shanghai Starbucks Injures at Least 18

A van reported to be carrying fuel canisters plowed into pedestrians after a fire inside caused the smoking driver to lose control, the police said.


HNA of China, in Need of Money, Raises Funds From Employees

The conglomerate, burdened by debt after a global shopping spree, offers enticing returns to employees who invest back into the business.


Reuters reporters arrested under Myanmar Secrets Act denied bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar declined to grant bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, although their defense lawyer said information in documents at the center of the case was publicly available.


Review: In ‘Before We Vanish,’ the Aliens Have a Lot of Questions

The latest from the Japanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a philosophical inquiry as a prelude to extraterrestrial invasion.


Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar refused bail

YANGON (Reuters) - A district court in Myanmar rejected bail on Thursday for two Reuters journalists accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.


Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court; bail decision likely

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act were brought to a district court on Thursday where, according to a defense lawyer, the judge is due to rule on a bail request.


Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

While the United States is focused on reining in costs, Chinese tech firms are looking to build the hospital of the future using artificial intelligence.


Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar due to appear in court

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act are due in court on Thursday as the prosecution presents more witnesses, while a defense lawyer has said the judge will rule on a bail request.

Rare 'super blue blood moon' dazzles sky gazers

Sky gazers across the world were treated Wednesday to a rare celestial convergence dubbed a "super blue blood moon."

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Best of Late Night: Stormy Daniels Deflects Jimmy Kimmel’s Questions on Rumored Trump Affair

The former pornographic-film actress strongly implied that she had not written a denial letter refuting allegations of an affair with President Trump.


Skywatchers in western North America will see moon turn red in rare eclipse

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Skywatchers across western North America set their alarms to awaken before dawn on Wednesday to see a rare type of lunar eclipse called a "Super Blue Blood Moon," with hundreds of expected to view the phenomenon from a Los Angeles mountaintop.


Conservationists sue Trump administration over rare Mexican wolf

(Reuters) - Environmentalists sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, claiming its recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf would instead lead to the extinction of one of North America's most imperiled mammals.

NBC reporter reveals son's rare disorder

NBC reporter Richard Engel reveals that his two-year-old son has a rare genetic disorder called Rett syndrome, which will require lifelong care and likely prevent his son from walking or talking.

Paul Ryan and reporter spar over memo release

House Speaker Paul Ryan goes back and forth with CNN's Manu Raju about the release of the Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.

Paul Ryan, reporter spar over memo

House Speaker Paul Ryan goes back and forth with CNN's Manu Raju about the release of the Republican memo alleging FBI abuses.


Frugal Traveler: How to Travel to (and Around) China, From VPNs to T.P.

A handful of practical tips to help make sure your next trip to the world’s most populous country is smooth sailing from start to finish.

Rare dinosaur find in Africa offers clue to an ancient mystery

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur -- and it's a big deal.


China Could Target U.S. Firms if Trump Levies Tariffs, Group Warns

Major products like Boeing planes and American soybeans may be singled out if Washington imposes new restrictions on China.


Vatican, Eager for China Ties, Asks ‘Underground’ Bishops to Step Aside

The move to cede posts to Beijing-approved clerics is part of an extraordinary Roman Catholic effort to end a nearly 70-year schism.

News and News Media

In Age of Trump, Political Reporters Are in Demand and Under Attack

White House correspondents have plenty of material — and plenty of angst — as they cover what Stephen K. Bannon calls “the first McLuhanesque presidency.”

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Tired of Their Veils, Some Iranian Women Stage Rare Protests

Following the lead of a woman’s protest in late December, six women in Tehran took off their head scarves in public Monday and waved them overhead on a stick.


Myanmar advisory panel chief says it cannot interfere in court case against reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues will not get involved in the case of two Reuters journalists charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, its chairman told a state newspaper in an interview published on Monday.


FDA approves drug for rare cancer that killed Steve Jobs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a therapy for a rare type of digestive tract cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011.


UPDATE 1-FDA approves drug for rare cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Jan 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a therapy for a rare type of digestive tract cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011.


Breast implants tied to increased risk of rare blood cancer

(Reuters Health) - Women who get breast implants may be more likely to develop a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a small Dutch study suggests.


In rare press appearance, Congo's Kabila denies repression

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, using his first press conference in six years to accuse demonstrators of attacking police and arson.

Rare 'super blue blood moon' will light the sky

Set your alarms, space fans -- if you can drag yourself out of bed next Wednesday, you're in for a treat.

New York Times

Ask The Times: Submit Questions for The Times’s Mark Mazzetti on the Russia Investigation

Curious about where the F.B.I.’s probe is headed? Or about our coverage of it? Our Washington investigations editor will respond.

Read Trump's full exchange with reporters

President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he would talk to special counsel Robert Mueller under oath and looks forward to the opportunity, but that he will listen to the advice of his lawyers.

CNN reporter: WH aides surprised by Trump appearance

CNN's Pamela Brown describes what happened when President Trump surprised reporters and answered questions after walking into a briefing with Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Hear Trump's full exchange with reporters

President Donald Trump candidly answers reporters' questions about a variety of topics including immigration, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and the 2016 election.

The description of topics suggests any questioning could focus on obstruction of justice issues

Special counsel Robert Mueller has provided lawyers for President Donald Trump with a range of topics he wants to ask about as part of ongoing negotiations regarding an interview with the President, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

Trump says reporters will define collusion

While rehashing the 2016 election, President Donald Trump repeats that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

CNN reporter's message to grown men

CNN's Kaitlan Collins responds to the letter that GOP Congressman Patrick Meehan wrote, calling his female staffer his "soul mate."


North Korea sends rare announcement to all Koreans, calls for unification

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to "all Koreans at home and abroad" on Thursday, saying they should make a "breakthrough" for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said.

Special counsel set to question Steve Bannon

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team wants to question former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon about the firings of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

Mueller set to question Bannon on Flynn and Comey

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team wants to question former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon about the firings of national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

RNC chair: Question that disturbed FBI official was just Trump's casual conversation

The head of the Republican National Committee dismissed on Wednesday the significance of a Washington Post report that President Donald Trump asked the then-acting FBI director who he voted for in the 2016 election.