WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama struck a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise taxes on the rich and threatening to veto legislation that would challenge his key decisions..
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will do its utmost to free two of its countrymen believed to be held captive by the Islamic State militant group, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters on Wednesday, adding that Tokyo would never give in to terrorism..
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares held close to a seven-year high on Wednesday and Asian shares hit a six-week peak investors bet the European Central Bank would unveil a stimulus drive to boost the flagging euro zone economy..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - British singer Sam Smith, historical thriller "The Imitation Game" and the hit TV series "Transparent," "Game of Thrones" and "Orange is the New Black" were among the nominees announced on Wednesday for 26th annual GLAAD Awards..
(Reuters) - New England has the Boston Tea Party and cream pie, Seattle has Starbucks and marijuana but only one will be crowned Super Bowl champions after an East Coast versus West Cost clash of teams as different as the cities they represent..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly every U.S. weapons program tested in fiscal 2014 showed "significant vulnerabilities" to cyber attacks, including misconfigured, unpatched and outdated software, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester said in his annual report released Tuesday..