Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to moon, someday Mars

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 12 : At a time when China is working on an ambitious lunar program, President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States will remain the leader in space exploration as he began a process to return Americans to the moon. “We are the leader and we’re going to […]

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 10 : A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement […]

Trump says fines against Wells Fargo could be increased

By Patrick Rucker and Dan Freed WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 8 : President Donald Trump took aim at the third-largest U.S. bank on Friday, writing on Twitter that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co could be hiked amid an ongoing sales scandal. “Fines and penalties against Wells Fargo Bank for their bad acts […]

Trump wants 20 pct corporate tax rate, shutdown not expected -White House

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Dec 7 : President Donald Trump wants the U.S. corporate tax rate to be 20 percent and the White House is confident that it can craft a deal to avoid a government shutdown, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on Thursday. In an interview with Reuters, Short said he […]

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing longtime US policy

By Steve Holland and Maayan Lubell WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Dec 7 : President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy […]