USA begins Syria troop withdrawal as Trump says IS group ‘defeated’

Trump has argued for the withdrawal since he was a presidential candidate. Just last week Turkey warned it was planning to launch an operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days". It was not immediately c... More..

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North Korea warns United States over stalled nuclear negotiations
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

North Korea warns United States over stalled nuclear negotiations

Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have made little progress since Kim and Trump agreed to a vaguely worded statement putting North Korea on the path towards denuclearisation when they met in Singapor...More..

Russian Federation denies targeting black voters to help Trump
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Russian Federation denies targeting black voters to help Trump

And the barrage of image-centric Instagram "memes" has only grown since the 2016 election. The Russian operatives unloaded on Mueller through fake accounts on Facebook , Twitter and beyond, falsely claimin...More..

Trump Has Changed His Mind And Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump Has Changed His Mind And Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown

The president met Friday with top aides to discuss strategy. The obvious path for passing a bill is not, as the president has once again suggested, shutting down the government until Democrats give it to hi...More..

China Comprehensive Trade Deal 'rather Soon', Says Trump
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

China Comprehensive Trade Deal 'rather Soon', Says Trump

In fact, Beijing on Friday announced that starting January 1 it would suspend the additional punitive tariffs on U.S. autos imposed in retaliation for Trump's tariffs on China, cutting them to 15 per cent fro...More..

Restaurant explosion injures more than 40 in northern Japan
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Restaurant explosion injures more than 40 in northern Japan

Firefighters carry on rescue works after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture on December 16, 2018. Most of the injuries were mild, but at least one person was said to ...More..

Cohen says Trump directed hush-money payments, knew they were wrong
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Cohen says Trump directed hush-money payments, knew they were wrong

Trump has denied alleged affairs with the women years ago and offered a shifting defence about the payments. "He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters", said C...More..

Ryan Zinke to resign as interior secretary, Trump tweets
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ryan Zinke to resign as interior secretary, Trump tweets

Trump did not specify whether Zinke had resigned or been fired, and said a new secretary of the interior will be announced next week. He drew attention from his first day on the job, when he mounted a roan geld...More..

James Comey Slams the Republican Party After Second Interview on Capitol Hill
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

James Comey Slams the Republican Party After Second Interview on Capitol Hill

Former FBI Director James Comey , with his attorney, David Kelley, far right, arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington, today, to testify under subpoena in a second closed-door interview with the GOP-led House ...More..

Trump calls Michael Cohen a 'Rat' in tweetstorm
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump calls Michael Cohen a 'Rat' in tweetstorm

In an interview on Sunday, Giuliani called Cohen pathetic and suggested he was lying to fit the situation he was in. Democrats, who are taking over the House in January, don't share that view and they want Co...More..

Michael Flynn asks federal judge to spare him from prison time
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michael Flynn asks federal judge to spare him from prison time

The Mueller team then spent the next 11 months asking for Flynn's sentencing to be delayed, pushing the date back three times, until finally a firm date of December 18, 2018, was set. Others have made similar c...More..

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks

He also ordered housing officials to advance plans for building two new industrial zones in the West Bank, one on Beitar Ilit and another near Avnei Hefetz. On Thursday, Hamas claimed responsibility for two ...More..

Brexit: More assurances for MPs possible says May
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Brexit: More assurances for MPs possible says May

Not this time. In order to secure the win, May promised her fellow Conservatives, or Tories, that she would step down as head of the party before the next election cycle - effectively making herself a lame-du...More..

Russian nuclear-capable bomber aircraft fly to Venezuela, angering U.S.
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Russian nuclear-capable bomber aircraft fly to Venezuela, angering U.S.

State Secretary Mike Pompeo. The Kremlin has rejected USA criticism of Russian strategic bombers' deployment to Venezuela. The Russian defense ministry said Wednesday two Tu-160 bombers flew accompanied, ...More..

Trump Is Said to Have Been at Enquirer Hush-Money Meeting
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Trump Is Said to Have Been at Enquirer Hush-Money Meeting

According to prosecutors, AMI admitted that its $150,000 payment in August 2016 to Karen McDougal , a former Playboy model who said she'd had a 10-month affair with Trump, had been made in coordination with ...More..

Jose Canseco Makes Pitch To Be President Trump’s Chief Of Staff
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Jose Canseco Makes Pitch To Be President Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. Donal...More..

Religious leaders, activists arrested at USA border protest
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Religious leaders, activists arrested at USA border protest

Activists are arrested as they demonstrate against US migration policies near the US-Mexico border fence. The caravan of 6,000 migrants started arriving in Tijuana nearly a month ago, demanding to cross the U...More..

China summons US, Canadian ambassadors over Huawei CFO arrest
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

China summons US, Canadian ambassadors over Huawei CFO arrest

During her bail hearing, a prosecutor for the Canadian government said USA charges against her have to do with Huawei using an unofficial subsidiary to access the Iran market in dealings that would contravene U...More..

United States conducts 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine after Russian Federation ship seizure
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

United States conducts 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine after Russian Federation ship seizure

There is "no doubt" that the construction of the Kerch Bridge (between Crimea and Krasnodar region) was the target of Ukraine's main provocations, he added, citing repeated claims from Kiev officials that the...More..

Accused Russian 'agent' to plead guilty
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Accused Russian 'agent' to plead guilty

Butina previously pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy and a second count of acting as an agent of a foreign government when she was arrested in July . The Russian Embassy in Washington DC has accus...More..

Trump says he's not anxious about impeachment, stands by Saudi prince
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trump says he's not anxious about impeachment, stands by Saudi prince

Altun said Saudi intelligence operatives, including an autopsy expert, traveled to Istanbul for the specific objective of killing Khashoggi. Donald Trump says he is standing by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince...More..

Top US Democrat says Trump may face jail over hush money
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Top US Democrat says Trump may face jail over hush money

The 40-page sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen is the basis for an indictment against the president, accordi...More..

ECJ clears United Kingdom revocation of Article 50
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ECJ clears United Kingdom revocation of Article 50

The judges rejected arguments from both the United Kingdom government and the European Commission that article 50 , the two year long process which triggered a member states departure from the EU, could not be...More..

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to step down soon
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to step down soon

But White House officials told Associated Press that Mr Ayers had won the approval of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and has impressed at the helm of Mr Pence's largely separate political operation. "It's poi...More..

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

But that didn't deter many people from trying to march on the presidential palace Saturday. More than 700 protesters were detained in the capital, many of them stopped as they arrived at train stations or...More..