Politics

  • Arab states seek international resolution to recognize Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
    Arab_states_seek_international_resolution_to_recognize_jerusalem_as_palestinian_capital 2018-01-07 06:46:33 UTC
    Arab states will push for the international community to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, Jordan's foreign minister said Saturday, a month after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. "...
  • Trump: I am a genius!
    Trump-_i_am_a_genius! 2018-01-06 21:52:57 UTC
    US President Donald Trump rejected an author Michael Wolff’s accusations that he is mentally unfit for office and said his track record showed he is “a very stable genius.” Michael Wolff, who was granted unusually wide access to the White Hou...
  • Michael Wolff: My book likely is to bring an end to Trump’s presidency
    Michael_wolff-_my_book_likely_is_to_bring_an_end_to_trump%e2%80%99s_presidency 2018-01-06 09:17:42 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion...
  • Inside the Trump White House: 'Everyone' says Trump is 'like a child'
    Inside_the_trump_white_house-_'everyone'_says_trump_is_'like_a_child' 2018-01-05 23:18:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The author of a deeply critical book about Donald Trump’s first year in office said on Friday he had spoken with the president while working on it, contradicting Trump’s assertion that he had never talked to the writer for t...
  • Trump Wants to Stop Publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
    Trump_wants_to_stop_publication_of_%e2%80%9cfire_and_fury-_inside_the_trump_white_house%e2%80%9d 2018-01-04 22:32:09 UTC
    US President Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over “defamatory” comments i...
  • Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges sanctions against Mullahs
    Iranian_nobel_peace_laureate_shirin_ebadi 2018-01-04 21:12:12 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi urged the United States and international community to support nationwide protests in Iran with political sanctions and not economic measures that could hit the general population. Th...
  • Trump and Bannon Are Having a Messy Public Breakup
    Trump_and_bannon_are_having_a_messy_public_breakup 2018-01-04 00:30:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having “lost his mind” in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., in excerpts of a new book. ...
  • Who is more dangerous? My nuclear button is bigger than yours!
    My_nuclear_button_is_bigger_than_yours!_who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2018-01-03 19:15:40 UTC
    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un recently referred to their "nuclear buttons," with the US leader boasting that his was "bigger" than Kim's. The US nuclear briefcase, however, doesn't really have a big red button... The image of a president unleash...
  • Trump Plans to Withhold US Aid to Palestinians
    Trump_plans_to_withhold_us_aid_to_palestinians 2018-01-03 06:24:52 UTC
    US President Donald Trump has tweeted the US may withhold aid money to the Palestinian Authority because it is "no longer willing to talk peace." The US move comes after recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Trump said that Washington ...
  • New Chance: Will Mitt Romney Jump Into the Senate Race?
    New_chance-_will_mitt_romney_jump_into_the_senate_race_ 2018-01-02 22:47:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and one of the party’s harsh...
  • UN Panel Accuses Saudi Arabia of 'Repression' of Activists
    Un_panel_accuses_saudi_arabia_of_'repression'_of_activists 2018-01-02 22:00:42 UTC
    In a rare criticism of Saudi Arabia by the United Nations, rights experts have called on the kingdom to release dozens of detained activists. The UN panel has accused Saudi authorities of abusing counterterrorism laws. A group of United Nations...
  • Why is Trump wrong and what is really happening in Iran?
    Why_is_trump_wrong_and_what_is_really_happening_in_iran_ 2018-01-02 10:09:45 UTC
    Does U.S. President Donald Trump think Iranians are fools with goldfish memories, who cannot remember the CIA-sponsored coup in their country in 1953? Does he also think other governments in this ancient part of the world were not alarmed by Tr...
  • Iran: 22 People Killed Amid Nationwide Protests
    Iran-_20_people_killed_amid_nationwide_protests 2018-01-02 09:22:42 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons. The latest violence, in the...
  • Anti-government protests spread in Iran
    Anti-government_protests_spread_in_iran 2017-12-30 21:28:37 UTC
    Demonstrators took to the streets of several Iranian cities on Friday, marking the second day of rare protests against high prices and a sluggish economy that have turned political. <h2> >> <a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18262"...
  • South Korea holding a ship alleged to have transferred oil to North Korea
    South_korea_holding_a_ship_alleged_to_have_transferred_oil_to_north_korea 2017-12-29 16:41:50 UTC
    The South Korean government announced that it seized the Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged tanker carrying Japanese oil, in late November. The ship, chartered by the Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group, was loaded with 600 tons of re...
  • Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
    Erdogan_praises_europe_for_its_anti_trump_stance_on_jerusalem 2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem. He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped t...
  • The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny?
    The_face_of_russia's_opposition_-_who_is_alexei_navalny_ 2017-12-28 04:53:20 UTC
    The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny? The lawyer-turned-political campaigner has been among the most prominent figures of Russia's opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny came to prominence in 2008, when his blog e...
  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    Pope_francis_equates_the_story_of_joseph_and_mary_to_the_current_refugee_crisis 2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect f...
  • North Korea: The Latest U.N. Sanctions Are an Act of War
    North_korea_claims_the_latest_u.n._sanctions_are_an_act_of_war 2017-12-24 05:14:52 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the me...
  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga as party VP
    Zimbabwe's_mnangagwa_appointed_retired_army_boss_constantino_chiwenga_as_party_vp 2017-12-23 20:52:38 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The appointments paved the w...
  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_peace_summit 2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolutio...
  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    Trump's_ambassador_to_the_netherlands_got_caught_lying 2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
    US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well. <blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...
  • Catalonia: A coalition of secessionist parties win absolute majority
    Catalonia-_a_coalition_of_secessionist_parties_win_absolute_majority 2017-12-22 06:41:15 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union le...
  • UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
    Un_resolution-_128_countries_condemn_trump's_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After...