Backers of Paris climate pact play down Trump threat to deal as election looms

OSLO (Reuters) – Backers of a global accord to fight climate change that formally comes into force on Friday say they are confident the deal can survive any legal challenges by U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump if he wins next…

Facebook pledges fewer content removals, new criteria as yet unclear

OSLO (Reuters) – Facebook will allow more content on its platform that it would have earlier removed because it violated its standards, with new criteria being worked out, a senior executive said on Monday, following a row over the removal…

Democrats hit back at FBI head as Trump presses attacks on Clinton

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats kept up their attacks on FBI Director James Comey on Monday, accusing him of a double standard after he revealed his agency’s probe into more material that might relate to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s…

Exclusive: Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery for U.S. women

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, data reviewed by Reuters shows. Source: Top News

White House says FBI director not trying to influence election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama believes FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity and is not trying to influence the U.S. presidential election by announcing scrutiny of additional emails linked to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s private server, the…

Op-Ed Contributor: No, ‘Emailgate’ Is Not Worse Than Watergate

The comparison shows just how little Clinton’s critics understand about the two scandals. Source: World

Strangers on a Strange Election

The 2016 presidential campaign as experienced by four writers originally from somewhere else. Source: World

Leader of Malaysia, Miffed at U.S., Visits China With a Deal in Mind

The Malaysian prime minister arrived in Beijing on Monday ready to buy Chinese military hardware, an arrangement that will rattle his relationship with the United States. Source: World

The Best Places to See Snow This Winter

The Best Places to See Snow This Winter

Snow bunnies, unite — it’s almost the most sparkling time of year. Once the snow flies, these destinations are where to go for stunning views and the best Winter outdoor activities. It’s a spectacular time of year for kicking back…

Iraqi Shi'ite commander says Mosul battle 'no picnic' as troops advance

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi troops and security forces edged closer to Mosul on two southern fronts on Sunday but a leader of the Shi’ite militias newly participating in the offensive warned that the battle for Islamic State’s…