Germany no longer sees the U.S. as a leading power
2017-05-30 05:48:33 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her doubts about the reliability of the United States as an ally on Monday after surprising Washington with her frankness a day earlier.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a voll...
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...
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....
NATO: Trump Just Embarrassed America Again
2017-05-25 21:24:30 UTC
"America First" might turn out to be rather lonely.
BRUSSELS — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defense and warned of more attacks like this w...
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...
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...
Authorities trying to determine if the suspect was part of a larger network
2017-05-23 22:19:53 UTC
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prim...
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...
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left ...
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'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...
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 ...
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...
Senate Intel has not received a subpoena response from Flynn
2017-05-18 18:22:41 UTC
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn have not yet indicated whether Flynn plans to comply with the Senate Intelligence Committee's subpoena for documents, the panel's chairman said in a statement on T...
Ex-FBI Director Mueller Appointed to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties
2017-05-18 18:04:01 UTC
WASHINGTON — House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi welcomed the appointment of Ex-FBI Director Mueller in the Russia probe involving U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump but said on Thursday an independent commission...
Start Counting the Last Days of Trump's Presidency
2017-05-17 06:46:20 UTC
By leaking extraordinarily sensitive intelligence to the Russian foreign minister and the Russian ambassador, Trump risks helping enemies who would subvert the government of the United States. There is little or no chance that a hue and cry like “...
Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation into Flynn
2017-05-17 04:02:23 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who ha...
Trump Undermines Trust Between Partners: "I Have the Absolute Right"
2017-05-16 16:31:12 UTC
WASHINGTON — Facing a deluge of criticism over his handling of highly classified information, U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump defended having shared "facts" with senior Russian officials, saying on Tuesday he had an "absolute rig...
Ford plans to shrink its salaried workers in US by 3000
2017-05-16 06:32:03 UTC
WASHINGTON/DETROIT — U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump promised: "Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!"
Now Ford plans to shrink its salaried workforce in North America and Asia by about 10 percent as it works t...