Former President Donald Trump pressed the Justice Department during his waning weeks in office to join his failed effort to overturn his election defeat based on his false claims of voting fraud, but its leaders refused, with one decrying the "pure insanity" of the claims, documents released on Tuesday showed. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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The FBI has warned that followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory could again engage in violence against political opponents out of frustration that the theory's predictions have not come true. Bryan Wood reports.
Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly apologized on Monday for her remarks last month comparing COVID-19 mask requirements and vaccinations to the Nazi Holocaust that killed 6 million Jews. Bryan Wood reports.
The United States passed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, a painful reminder that death, sickness and grief still persist, as the country begins to return to something resembling pre-pandemic normalcy. Colette Luke has more.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after their first face-to-face talks on Monday, although they did not announce major breakthroughs in the relationship between the two allies, at odds over Russian weapons, Syria, Libya and other issues. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to give its views on whether the justices should hear a challenge to Harvard University's consideration of race in undergraduate student admissions. Gavino Garay reports.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the department to evaluate how it obtains records from Congress in light of revelations that the previous administration had used secret subpoenas to collect Democratic lawmakers' communications. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
U.S. President Joe Biden reaffirmed his nation's pledge to militarily defend Washington's European allies. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are due this week to discuss whether politicians, including President Joe Biden, should receive Communion while supporting abortion and LGBTQ rights, a debate that has divided the clergy and laid bare internal cultural rifts. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Novavax Inc on Monday reported late-stage data from its U.S.-based clinical trial showing its vaccine is more than 90% effective against COVID-19 across a variety of variants of the virus. Emer McCarthy reports.
Swiss voters rejected a trio of environmental proposals on Sunday, including a new law intended to help the country meet its goal for cutting carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Jayson Albano reports.
Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Fourteen people were wounded after two men opened fire at each other in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas early on Saturday, while police said one of the suspects was still at large. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China's growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] One year after a statue of Francis Scott Key was toppled by racial injustice protesters in Golden Gate Park, an art exhibit opens next week with 350 slave sculptures gathered around the space once dedicated to the "The Star-Spangled Banner" creator - a slaveholder himself. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a solo news conference after meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week, denying him an elevated international platform to castigate the West and sow discord. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
[NFA] The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters, some of whom were armed, to allow them into the state Capitol. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
In a rare and tightly chaperoned government tour of the region last week, a Reuters journalist was invited to Tibet as China broadens its political education campaign. Olivia Chan reports.
McDonald's Corp said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan has exposed some customer and employee information, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals. Fred Katayama reports.
Long after the 2020 U.S. election, former President Donald Trump’s baseless voter fraud claims continue to inspire violent threats against election workers and their families. Linda So reports.
Myanmar authorities have opened new corruption cases against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi accusing her of abusing her authority and accepting bribes, state media reported on Thursday, allegations her chief lawyer said were "absurd." Libby Hogan reports.
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. Bryan Wood reports.
Beijing has broken its legal obligations by undermining Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy and used a national security law to "drastically curtail freedoms" in the global financial hub, according to a report by Britain on its former colony. Libby Hogan reports.
California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge's decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. Gloria Tso reports.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that a donation of 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the world's poorest countries would supercharge the battle with the virus and comes with "no strings attached." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
A Russian court on Wednesday outlawed groups linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after declaring them "extremist," a move that bans his allies from elections and will further strain U.S.-Russia ties before a closely watched summit. Libby Hogan reports.
A $9 billion oil pipeline that became a symbol of the rising political clout of climate change advocates and a flash point in U.S.-Canada relations was officially canceled on Wednesday. Gloria Tso reports.
Sixty-nine year-old runner and Alzheimer's patient Bill McKay hopes the new Biogen drug will get his life back on track, but his doctor cautions patients not to look to Aduhelm as the holy grail.
Joining thousands of mourners, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a vigil Tuesday evening to remember three generations of a Canadian Muslim family who were killed in what police said was a premeditated hate crime. Colette Luke has more.
Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn and her co-stars talked to Reuters about their new film "Queen Bees" and how it feels to age. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Mexico and the United States signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding to promote the development in Central America, during Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to the Latin American country. Bryan Wood reports.
Thousands of government, news and social media websites across the globe were coming back online on Tuesday after getting hit by a widespread hour-long outage linked to U.S.-based cloud company Fastly. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
A bipartisan U.S. Senate report said Capitol Police did not take seriously warnings of potential violence ahead of the deadly riot on January 6. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
A hijab-wearing candidate dropped by President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party has sparked a national row in France over identity. Emily Wither has her story.
Authorities in Moscow are imposing speed limits for electric scooters that whizz across the city, often on pavements, as calls for action grow following a string of accidents. Maha Albadrawi reports.
A socialist candidate for president pledging to share Peru's mineral wealth with the poor clawed out a razor-thin lead in the latest official ballot count. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Amazon's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos said on Monday he and his brother Mark will be among the first humans to fly on the first crewed space flight from his rocket company Blue Origin next month. Conway G. Gittens has more.
Peruvians awaited results of a presidential race between a free-market advocate and a socialist vowing constitutional reforms. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Assimi Goita, the Malian colonel who has overthrown two presidents in the past nine months, said he would oversee a transition toward democratic elections as he was sworn in as interim president on Monday. Soraya Ali reports.
[NFA] West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, a crucial swing vote in the U.S. Senate, announced on Sunday he intends to oppose a sweeping voting rights bill backed by the majority of his fellow Democrats that would expand access to voting across the United States. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
[NFA] Democratic lawmakers are readying an infrastructure package in the U.S. House of Representatives that they intend to move ahead with, with or without Republican support. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The Israeli prime minister railed against a proposed coalition government to unseat him a day after the nation's domestic security chief warned of the threat of political violence. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt voted on Sunday in the last test of public opinion before September's national election, one which could deal a blow to conservative Armin Laschet's hopes of succeeding Chancellor Angela Merkel. Olivia Chan reports.
[NFA] U.S. President Joe Biden shot down a new proposal from the main Republican negotiator on infrastructure, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, that increased spending by about $50 billion over their last offer, the White House said. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A U.S. federal judge overturned California's 32-year-old ban on assault weapons on Friday, describing it as a "failed experiment," which prompted scathing criticism from the state's governor and attorney general. Conway G. Gittens reports.
The G7 richest nations have reached a landmark deal to squeeze tax havens and back a minimum global corporate tax of 15%, to end what the United States called a "race to the bottom" on global taxation. Lucy Fielder reports.
The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its role in running many of Canada's residential schools for indigenous children, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school last month. Colette Luke has more.
JPMorgan Chase & Co will resume making political donations to U.S. lawmakers but will not give to Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn President Joe Biden's election victory, according to an internal memo on Friday seen by Reuters. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.