Category Archives: World News

US Show of Force in Black Sea a Message to Russia

A U.S. show of force in the Black Seas is meant to send Russia the message that the United States plans to have a presence in the area, with one unnamed American official suggesting the Russians were being overly sensitive. Advertisements

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Trump Rails Against Lack of Probe Into Obama’s $1.7B Iran Payment

Sunday President Donald Trump began one of his patented tweetstorms saying he has “never gotten over” former President Barack Obama’s $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran to curb their nuclear weapons development, which drew no investigation in Congress, the FBI or the Department of Justice.

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Trump says Russians ‘laughing their asses off’ over US collusion probes

Sunday President Trump  launched a tweet storm over the investigations by the Justice Department and others into Russia election meddling — writing that “they are laughing their a—s off in Moscow.”

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The Trump-Russia collusion narrative is dead

Friday’s grand jury indictment in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election destroys Democratic claims that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to win the race, and that the Russian interference cost Hillary Clinton the election. It is now time for Mueller to look into real election interference and collusion with the …

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McMaster: FBI indictments prove Russia meddled in US elections

Saturday the  national security adviser to President Trump said that the new FBI indictments show indisputably that Russians meddled in U.S. elections. During the Munich Security Conference in Germany, H.R. McMaster said “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible” that Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.

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Tillerson Tries To Ease Tension With Turkey

The tense relationship is beginning to thaw between the U.S. and Turkey, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Turkey’s capital, Ankara, and holds lengthy talks with leadership.

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Syria warns Israel of ‘more surprises’ as tensions boil over following Iranian drone incident

Tuesday Israel warned Syrian President Bashar Assad to stop letting his war-torn country be used by Iran as a launching pad for attacks, and tensions in the region remained high following a weekend skirmish and a new Syrian threat of “more surprises.”

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Israel Downs Iranian Drone and Strikes Syria, F-16 Crashes

Saturday the  Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country  and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it, in what the military called a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty.”

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Philippines drugs war: ICC announces initial inquiry into killings

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is to open a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes committed during the Philippines government’s war on drugs, its chief prosecutor says. Fatou Bensouda said it would look at reports of extrajudicial killings.

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US jets bomb ‘pro-regime’ forces in Syria, killing 100

U.S. air strikes late Wednesday into early Thursday killed more than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, American military officials said.  The U.S. jets and artillery were called in when Syrian “pro-regime forces” moved tanks and artillery and fired mortars about 5 miles east of the Euphrates River in Khusham, Syria.

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