Trump’s acting intelligence chief Grenell says won’t be tapped for permanent post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Grenell, U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany who was tapped to be acting director of national intelligence, said on Thursday that Trump would not... Read more »

‘I take it personally’: Berlinale stars’ vent anger over German race killings

BERLIN (Reuters) – The racist killings of nine people in a German town cast a shadow over the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, where a minute’s silence was held... Read more »

‘We’re running against a billionaire’ – Democrats attack Bloomberg in presidential debate

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The top six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November participated in the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday,... Read more »

Berlinale celebrates 70 years with return to political roots

A general view shows the “Berlinale Palast” where the competition movies will be screened at the upcoming 70th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio... Read more »

Bloomberg to make his debut on Democratic presidential debate stage in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting... Read more »

On the trail: Bloomberg targeted by Democratic rivals, Biden raises money for crucial states

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early voting states... Read more »

Actor Jussie Smollett charged again related to alleged staging of hate crime

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count felony indictment accusing him of staging a phony hate crime in Chicago, nearly a... Read more »

Bloomberg buffeted by recording of him discussing crime, minorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, rising in public opinion polls in recent weeks, found himself on the defensive on Tuesday over newly surfaced remarks from 2015... Read more »

Jussie Smollett charged anew with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building after his hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor... Read more »

Brad, Billy and Bong: What to watch for at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 2020 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season. Preparation for the 92nd Academy Awards continues along... Read more »