Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will...
Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
McConnell and Trump Relationship Takes a Nosedive
2017-08-23 03:26:04 UTC
The Cold War between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has iced over into a nuclear winter, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
The New York Times reported, citing more than a dozen unnamed sources bri...
Bannon's Breitbart Slams Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
2017-08-22 20:15:41 UTC
(Vanity Fair, The Hive) Breitbart promised #war, and Monday night, after Donald Trump accepted the advice of the Joint Chiefs and committed the United States to an indefinite engagement in Afghanistan, it delivered. Within minutes of Trump leaving...
North Korea Seen As Number Two Threat to China
2017-08-22 20:33:35 UTC
TAIPEI, KYODO – North Korea is seen as the No. 2 threat to China after the United States, according to a recent document written by strategists with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and seen by Kyodo News.
It shows that despite the two ne...
Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.
Trump being Trump...
Timeline of North Korea Standoff
2017-08-22 19:32:37 UTC
(Reuters) - In North Korea's effort to become a nuclear power capable of striking the United States, leader Kim Jong Un has telegraphed what his scientists and weapons experts are achieving. Over the past two years, the country has moved from a fl...
Trump Lacks Options on Pakistan's "terrorist" havens
2017-08-22 19:24:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculati...
He Won!: US Is Moving Away From Its Anti-Assad Course
2017-08-22 01:33:25 UTC
The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. And the winner is: Assad.
The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria.
Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...
Angela Merkel leads pre-election polls in Germany
2017-08-20 16:50:56 UTC
It's becoming something of a weekly ritual. Every Sunday, opinion polls for Germany's national election on September 24 are published that put Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU 15 percentage points ahead of the Social Democrats (SPD) and...
Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
2017-08-19 21:53:07 UTC
BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacis...
Nikki Haley contradicts Trump: "We must denounce & isolate" white nationalists
2017-08-19 03:38:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at ...
Bannon's Controversial Departure Of The White House
2017-08-18 18:27:58 UTC
WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.
Trump/Conspiracy Theorist Makes Up Story About 'General Pershing'
2017-08-17 21:48:27 UTC
After he struggled to condemn a white supremacist terrorist attack in the United States, reluctantly condemned it, and then pivoted back to the idea that not every participant in a neo-Nazi rally that ended with a woman’s murder was necessarily ba...
World leader called Trump's words "monstrosities"
2017-08-17 02:54:36 UTC
International leaders criticized US President Trump after he said multiple parties were to blame for violence at neo-Nazi marches in the US. In Germany, a leading politician called the president's words "monstrosities."
At home and abroad, US P...
Clues of North Korea Missile Technology Lead To Russia
2017-08-16 19:25:13 UTC
A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia.
Anyone who asks Vitaly Zusht...
Trump disbanded business councils after CEOs exit
2017-08-16 18:35:17 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nat...
Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
2017-08-16 18:37:41 UTC
Donald Trump is not yet in any meaningful way fascist or totalitarian, but he could easily turn into that if we're not vigilant. His creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, a scholar...
Trump Encouraged Alt-Right Groups To Be More Violent
2017-08-16 04:21:43 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own lea...
Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.
The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies j...
Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
<h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
New Low: Trump Job Approval Rating at 34%
2017-08-14 19:53:49 UTC
GALUPP (by Frank Newport) — President Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.
It is difficult to pinpoint...