Some Mexicans want to retaliate against Trump by boycotting a $2.5B export

Many in Mexico have contemplated how Mexico could retaliate against President Donald Trump since he debuted his anti-Mexican rhetoric during the campaign. In the weeks after Trump’s election, as his hardline on trade relations and immigration remained firm, Mexico’s government appeared to outline how it could rebuke the US government should it install hostile policies.…

Tech and terrorism experts question Trump’s airline electronics ban

After the Trump administration announced a ban on carrying electronic devices larger than a cellphone in the cabins of US-bound airplanes coming from certain Middle Eastern and African countries, experts were left questioning whether such a ban will actually be effective in preventing terrorist attacks. On Tuesday evening, the US Department of Homeland Security announced…

Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office

  Mar 20th 2017 7:20PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is getting an office in the White House West Wing, stepping up her highly visible role in helping advise her father. A White House official on Monday confirmed reports that Trump’s 35-year-old daughter would be getting her own West Wing space,…

Senate approves Mattis to lead Pentagon, first Trump Cabinet member

Jan 20th 2017 6:36PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, making him the second confirmed member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet just hours after Trump took the oath of office. Eighty-eight senators approved Kelly and just 11 opposed him.…

Statement: Islamic State confirms death of propaganda chief

Oct 10th 2016 4:28PM BEIRUT, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Islamic State on Monday confirmed the death of its propaganda chief, whom the Pentagon said was killed in a U.S.-led air strike in Syria’s Raqqa province last month. An statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, also known…

Backpage.com CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Carl Ferrer, chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement that Ferrer had been taken into…

US Democratic Party says it was hacked again, blames Russians

Sep 13th 2016 8:36PM WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party. A link to the documents was posted on WikiLeaks’…