Category Archives: World News

Nikki Haley secures South Sudan arms embargo that eluded Obama

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has chalked up another win, securing an arms embargo on South Sudan — something that eluded the Obama administration. South Sudan, which declared its independence from Sudan in 2011, has been beset by conflict and violence since 2013. But an arms embargo resolution introduced by the U.S. during …

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Trump says ‘European Union is a foe’ to US ahead of summit with Putin

President Trump ratcheted up his criticism of the European Union the day before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, calling the political and economic union “a foe” of the United States.

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Trump, Putin hold historic summit at Finland’s presidential palace

President Trump met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday with Vladimir Putin, as the two leaders tackled weighty issues amid political pressure back home for Trump to get tough with the Russian president.

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Russian agents’ indictment raises stakes ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Friday the federal indictment  of 12 Russian intelligence agents accused of hacking Democratic and state election computers in 2016 moves the topic of Russian meddling in the presidential election higher on the agenda for the two nations ahead of President Donald Trump’s summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

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Trump says Putin would not have invaded Crimea if he were president

Friday President Trump said ahead of his summit with Vladimir Putin that the Russian president would not have invaded Crimea had he been in office, calling the globally condemned annexation an “Obama disaster.”

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Burn pits near US military bases in Iraq keep smoldering, as health debate rages

Service members overseas for our nation’s military forces continue to be exposed to toxic chemical clouds emanating from burn pits that are still being used near their bases.

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Afghanistan: UK to send 440 more non-combat troops

The UK is to send 440 more troops to serve in non-combat roles in Afghanistan, the prime minister will announce at the Brussels Nato summit. The commitment to Nato’s mission in Afghanistan will take the total number of UK troops in the country to 1,090.

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Trump tangles with NATO leaders in testy start to Brussels summit

President Trump started the highly anticipated NATO summit Wednesday with sharp words for the head of the alliance and Germany, using the meeting to challenge European countries over their defense spending and even agreements with Russia.

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Trump: Massive US Spending on NATO ‘Not Acceptable’

Monday President Trump again blasted North Atlantic Treaty Organization members for what he described as their measly spending, asking them to increase their contributions to the alliance, reiterating past criticism ahead of his trip to a NATO summit this week.

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Russians deny election meddling, mum on Trump, US lawmaker says in Berlin

Russian delegates at a bilateral meeting in Berlin denied that their country meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and gave no opinion on President Donald Trump, the lawmaker who led the 13-member U.S. delegation said Saturday.

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