UN looks for Trump foreign policy hints from tough-talking envoy

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 : Nikki Haley has made a tough-talking debut as US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations but her counterparts on the powerful Security Council are waiting to see if that will translate into policies differing from those of the Obama administration on crises from South Sudan […]

Bedbugs, peacocks add to uptick in US animal insurance claims

By Suzanne Barlyn Undated, Mar 30 : Bedbugs in hotel rooms and aggressive peacocks are some of the creatures behind an uptick in animal-related insurance claims filed by US businesses, according to a study published today by insurer Allianz SE . US claims involving bedbugs increased 50 per cent between 2014 and 2015, from 66 […]

US Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Russia probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Mar 30 : The leaders of the US Senate Intelligence Committee pledged that their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election campaign would be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreement surrounding a similar probe in the House of Representatives. Senators Richard Burr, the committee’s Republican chairman, and […]

Brazil eyeing presidential visit to White House -sources

By Alonso Soto BRASILIA, Mar 30 : Brazilian and US officials are in talks about a White House visit by President Michel Temer to discuss bilateral trade and investment issues, two sources in Temer’s office said. US President Donald Trump invited Temer for a visit during a March 18 phone call, when the two leaders […]

Suspect in threats against Jewish groups appears in US court

By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Mar 30 : A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to US Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend appeared in Manhattan federal court. Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis earlier this month and arrived in New York yesterday […]

Republicans mostly blame Congress for healthcare reform failure – Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK, Mar 29 : Republicans mostly blame the US Congress, and not President Donald Trump or party leaders, for failing to pass their party’s healthcare overhaul, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released today. The March 25-28 poll asked who should take responsibility for the failure of the American Health Care […]