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World 28 Jun 2019 | 6:24 AM

U.S. chief justice's 'swing' role shown in census, gerrymandering rulings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his new role as the Supreme Court's "swing vote," angering people on the political left and right in the process, as he decided the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation.

World 28 Jun 2019 | 10:20 PM

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to ditch 'Dreamers' immigration program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.

World 29 Jun 2019 | 5:00 AM

Trump U.S. Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile following his acrimonious Senate confirmation process.

World 29 Jun 2019 | 10:42 AM

Six Chinese nationals arrested in Vanuatu - media

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Authorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals following Chinese complaints they were operating an internet scam from the Pacific island, media reported on Saturday.

World 30 Jun 2019 | 6:23 PM

A small, but growing group of Hong Kong people find a new life in Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Kitty Wong and Adolf Yim, both from Hong Kong, are finalising work on a hostel in Taiwan's southern city of Tainan that they hope will open its doors to holiday-makers next month.

World 01 Jul 2019 | 12:35 AM

Istanbul's LGBT community holds small rally after march banned

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a small rally that ended with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday after their annual march was banned for the fifth consecutive year.

TECH 01 Jul 2019 | 4:46 AM

Facebook to ban US census interference to allay undercount worries

Facebook Inc will ban content that misrepresents the 2020 US census to suppress participation by minority communities, the latest step by the social media company to quell criticism from civil rights advocates.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 11:44 AM

Trump administration retreats on census citizenship question

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a stinging defeat for President Donald Trump, his administration ended its effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, saying that it will begin printing forms that do not include the contentious query.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 3:19 PM

Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan's Bashir was destined to fall

KHARTOUM, July 3 (Reuters) - On the night of April 10, Sudan's feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.

World 03 Jul 2019 | 11:45 PM

New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped.