The Trump administration plans to make it easier to sell arms abroad, U.S. officials say North Korea is diverting ships mid-route to overcome international sanctions and a special report reveals the scientific research behind Taser products.
Taser International won over police by touting research it said was as rigorous as FDA-style testing. But claims about early studies - which began with a pig, five dogs and some willing cops - were overstated. Read the latest installment in the series on tasters.
The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. Aides to U.S. President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department, four officials told Reuters.
The U.S. government is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.
Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions. Read the exclusive.
Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation. The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 217 people, nearly half of them in the capital, 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake and less than two weeks after a powerful tremor killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country.
The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.
World stocks eked out a new record high and the dollar dipped against its major rivals with the focus on a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly.
Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix and headed toward Puerto Rico, set to be the strongest storm to hit the island in about 90 years.
The campaign for Germany's Sept. 24 election has been "notably dull" as Angela Merkel heads toward her fourth term as chancellor, writes columnist Paul Wallace. However, Merkel will find her job getting tougher as her country's political, economic and demographic vulnerabilities take their toll. "She will face new political constraints at home, while the basis for her authority, German economic strength, will come under increasing strain," says Wallace.