Palestinians and Israel Compete for Muslim Pilgrims to Jerusalem
2017-08-31 15:45:59 UTC
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - On any given day, Muslim pilgrims arrive at a Middle East airport on a journey to one of Islam’s holiest sites.
At Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, they rub shoulders with larger groups of visitors - diaspora Jews and Christ...
Trump's Political Threat Against Senator Claire McCaskill Legally Problemmatic
2017-08-31 15:37:14 UTC
President Donald Trump’s public electoral threat Wednesday against Sen. Claire McCaskill during a speech in Missouri on tax reform triggered another round of questions about the administration’s blurring the line between partisan politics and offi...
IAEA Rejects Trump Demands To Check Iran Military Sites
2017-08-31 19:32:28 UTC
VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is pushing U.N. nuclear inspectors to check military sites in Iran to verify it is not breaching its nuclear deal with world powers. But for this to happen, inspectors must believe such checks are necessary and...
U.S. Bombers Drill Over Korean Penisula
2017-08-31 15:18:53 UTC
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S. B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, sharply raising tension.
Japan's Deputy PM says "Hitler's Motives Were Right"
2017-08-30 16:17:13 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World ...
United Nations: Trump Attacking Freedom of the Press
2017-08-30 16:39:05 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus...
Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal
2017-08-29 16:45:54 UTC
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon.
North Korea’s Missile Over Japan a Political Gift to Shinzo Abe
2017-08-29 14:50:14 UTC
Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor.
The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on Tuesday put the spotlight on Abe, whose popularity has slumped af...
Trump to North Korea: All Options on the Table
2017-08-29 16:28:16 UTC
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that “all options are on the table” as the United States considers it...
North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan
2017-08-29 00:42:44 UTC
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peni...
Top State Department Officials Resign
2017-08-28 17:23:56 UTC
Two top officials in the State Department announced they would be leaving their posts last week, according to a Sunday Foreign Policy report.
Tracey Ann Jacobson, a career diplomat currently who leads the Bureau for International Organization A...
Joe Biden: Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists'
2017-08-27 21:33:24 UTC
The former vice president Joe Biden calls on Americans to do what President Donald Trump has not.
He said Trump has 'emboldened white supremacists' and said that citizens need to speak out and fight back against hate groups.
He also blasted...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an i...
Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka Out at White House
2017-08-26 16:57:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was closely aligned with a nationalist faction led by ousted senior strategist Steve Bannon, no longer works for President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday.
McCain: Trump "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law"
2017-08-27 06:03:55 UTC
Donald Trump issued the first pardon of his presidency Friday night, absolving the 85-year-old former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a conviction of criminal contempt of court.
A federal judge ruled in July that Arpaio had defie...
Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
(Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress.
During an interview wit...
Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
(Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess."
"It's our job to inform Congress of the...
Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
(The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington.
Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016
2017-08-24 16:46:06 UTC
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN repor...
A federal court judge throws out Trump-supported voter ID law in Texas
2017-08-24 05:42:55 UTC
(Reuters) - A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out a Texas voter identification law that was supported by the Trump administration, but the state's attorney general said his office would appeal the ruling.
The judge's ruling said changes ...
Key UN panel warns US over 'alarming' racism, as it did with Iraq and Burundi
2017-08-24 02:11:19 UTC
A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination.
The warning specifically refers to events last ...
Germany's top politician wants US nukes out of his country
2017-08-23 17:10:25 UTC
Germany's top politician from the Social Democratic Party, Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election.
Trump's conflict with North Korea "shows more ...
Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.
Police have not given an estimate of the...
Trump's Real Worry is the Russia Investigation
2017-08-23 15:43:26 UTC
The only thing Donald Trump is really worried about is the Russia investigation.Ever since the embarrassing failure of health care repeal, Trump and Mitch McConnell, our country’s two largest adult sons, have not been on speaking terms. It was pre...