231 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 info@givingpress.com 808.123.4567

Republican ideas for healthcare reforms could spell trouble for U.S. states

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s push to fulfill a campaign promise to replace Obamacare, his predecessor’s signature healthcare plan, with the help of a Republican-controlled Congress, could add to U.S. states’ financial strain.


Source: Reuters Top News

Philippines says U.S. military to upgrade bases, defense deal intact

MANILA (Reuters) – The United States will upgrade and build facilities on Philippine military bases this year, Manila’s defense minister said on Thursday, bolstering an alliance strained by President Rodrigo Duterte’s opposition to a U.S. troop presence.


Source: Reuters World News

Congo plans to extradite 186 alleged Burundian rebels

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo is to extradite nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, raising concerns by rights groups that they could be tortured or killed on their return to Burundi.


Source: Reuters World News

Turkey says waiting to see outcome of Trump's Syria safe zones call

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is waiting to see the outcome of U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to order safe zones in Syria, and has long advocated such a plan, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said on Thursday.


Source: Reuters World News

U.S. government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of Trump

(Reuters) – Employees from more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have established a network of unofficial “rogue” Twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by President Donald Trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.


Source: Reuters Top News

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and national security policy.


Source: Reuters Top News

Redefining a 'special relationship': Trump and May to talk trade

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trade will dominate the first talks between the new leaders of the United States and Britain this week, with both hoping commitments to a future deal will redefine their ‘special relationship’ in a new world order.


Source: Reuters Top News

U.N. 'racing' to prepare aid for civilians ahead of battle for west Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Tuesday it is “racing against the clock” to prepare emergency aid for hundreds of thousands of endangered civilians in Mosul with an Iraqi army offensive looming to oust Islamic State from the western half of the city.


Source: Reuters World News

Trump signs order to move Keystone, Dakota pipelines forward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed two orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental policies in favor of expanding energy infrastructure.


Source: Reuters Top News

Bulgaria former parliamentary speaker to be appointed as interim PM: sources

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria’s president will appoint a former parliamentary speaker as the country’s caretaker prime minister until a new government can be formed after an early election in the spring, two sources familiar with the process said on Tuesday.


Source: Reuters World News