The collapse of U.S. foreign policy: Europe can't rely on the United States
2017-05-28 21:32:24 UTC
MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States were no longer reliable partner. "We have to wage our own fight for our future, as Europeans, for our fate."
"The times when we co...
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
2017-05-28 21:41:50 UTC
BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult.
With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
It is above all the stup...
Joe Biden's Strong Message to Americans
2017-05-27 18:10:42 UTC
"The American people will not sustain this attitude for long, I promise you," former Vice President Joe Biden said to cheers.
Biden denounced the spread of populism and lingering embrace of hate speech in an enthusiastic commencement address Sa...
Trump Isolated at G7 Summit, "Six against One"
2017-05-27 17:30:33 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Trump's isolationism is his first great export, and Italy could be first in line.
The summit of Group of Seven wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several iss...
Kushner wanted to use Russia facilities to secure the channel to Kremlin
2017-05-27 08:04:24 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and forme...
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
2017-05-28 09:02:33 UTC
At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
Trump causes deep divisions with G7 leaders over trade, migration and climate
2017-05-26 17:42:42 UTC
TAORMINA, ITALY — Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump over trade and climate change....
FBI investigating Trump's son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe
2017-05-26 07:08:03 UTC
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Russia probe, the Washington Post and NBC News reported on Thursday.
Kushner is being investigated...
Montana elected a bully GOP candidate for Congress
2017-05-26 05:52:08 UTC
BOZEMAN, MONTANA — Montana Republican Greg Gianforte narrowly beat a political novice to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter.
A race that was expected to b...
Federal court upholds decision blocking Trump's travel ban
2017-05-25 19:01:29 UTC
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, largely maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced.
A majority of j...
Barack Obama speaks in Berlin: "We can not hide behind a wall"
2017-05-25 10:25:11 UTC
Former US president Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying 'we can not hide behind a wall.' This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
The most famous guest am...
GOP-Trump Healthcare Plan: A Nightmare For 23 Million Americans
2017-05-25 04:03:58 UTC
WASHINGTON — A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watch...
Democrats Ask Deutsche Bank If Trump Accounts Have Russia Ties
2017-05-24 20:04:14 UTC
Democrats on a U.S. of House of Representatives panel have asked Deutsche Bank to provide information on whether any accounts connected to President Donald Trump have ties to Russia, adding another dimension to probes into connections between Mosc...
Senate panel to subpoena Flynn businesses after he declined to collaborate
2017-05-23 22:12:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday they would subpoena two of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's businesses after Flynn declined to comply with a subpoena for documents in the panel's R...
I saw signs of possible collusion between Trump and Russia, says former CIA chief Brennan
2017-05-23 22:17:53 UTC
By Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu | WASHINGTON — Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday that he had seen signs of possible collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign that merited investigation, and h...
Trump budget plan cuts healthcare and food assistance for poor
2017-05-23 05:39:39 UTC
WASHINGTON — The White House is set to deliver U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump's first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday, a plan that would slash funding for healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while it trims t...
Comey wants to speak with FBI investigator Mueller before testifying
2017-05-23 00:39:26 UTC
Former FBI Director James Comey is delaying an appearance before the U.S. House Oversight Committee that had been planned for Wednesday, the panel's chairman said on Monday.
In a post on Twitter, Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who will step down from...
Flynn Invoked the 'Fifth Amendment' and Declined to Collaborate
2017-05-22 20:41:54 UTC
Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
He invoked his Fifth Amen...
Trump Looks For the Arab-Israeli Alliance Against Iran
2017-05-22 18:26:52 UTC
JERUSALEM — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and...
Trump's Comey remark to Russians shows his weakness
2017-05-21 19:29:50 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump raised the firing of the FBI director in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister to explain why he had been unable to find areas of cooperation with Moscow, two top administration off...
TPP agreed to move the trade deal forward without U.S.
2017-05-21 04:56:58 UTC
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed on Sunday to explore ways to move the trade deal forward after U.S. President Donald Trump's pulled out in his switch to an "America First" policy.
The so-called TPP-11 countries held thei...
Far-right nationalist Trump looks increasingly isolated
2017-05-22 18:26:31 UTC
WASHINGTON — In the Trump White House, it’s getting lonely at the top.
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress are showing signs of going their own way, both on politics and policy, determined to salva...
Trump to Lavrov: U.S. FBI director was crazy, a real nut job
2017-05-20 06:24:21 UTC
WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported that U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump boasted to Russian officials at a White House meeting last week that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" the president faced from a law-enforcement ...
Mexico to import record amount of corn from Brazil instead US
2017-05-19 07:08:25 UTC
MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said ...
Trump's people were in excessive contact with Russians
2017-05-19 05:58:03 UTC
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and fo...