U.S. movie theater owners ask federal government for coronavirus relief

FILE PHOTO: The marquee of the Grand Lake Theater is seen during the opening of the final chapter of the Skywalker saga ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in... Read more »

Trump slashes foreign aid, cuts safety net programs in new budget proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will propose on Monday a 21% cut in foreign aid and slashes to social safety net programs in his $4.8 trillion budget... Read more »

Facing economic crisis, Lebanon’s government weighs options

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah-backed government will walk a political tightrope as it acts to urgently secure foreign funding to ward off financial collapse, and could look to the... Read more »

U.N. renews Syria cross-border aid operation but halves crossings, length of time

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday renewed a six-year-long cross-border operation delivering aid to millions of Syrian civilians but the number of crossings and length... Read more »

Clashes rock Beirut for second night as security forces fire tear gas at protest

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Smoke engulfed central Beirut as security forces fired tear gas at a protest near Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday in a second night of clashes. Hundreds of... Read more »

Arizona activist accused of guiding migrants ‘further north’ after border crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) – An Arizona activist on Wednesday was accused of breaking U.S. law by guiding migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally but his lawyer said he... Read more »

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: “As champions... Read more »

Ousted U.S. envoy to Ukraine felt threatened by Trump ‘bad news’ remark: transcript

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that she felt threatened by Trump describing her to the leader... Read more »

Ousted U.S. envoy to Ukraine felt threatened by Trump ‘bad news’ remark: transcript

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that she felt threatened by Trump describing her to the leader... Read more »

Timeline: Key dates in the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into Trump

(Reuters) – U.S. congressional Democrats are pursuing a fast-moving impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, focused on whether he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to launch an investigation... Read more »