Politics

Trump congratulated Putin on successful World Cup at start of Helsinki talks - 07/16/2018

Helsinki - US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on hosting the World Cup at the start of a much-anticipated summit in Helsinki.   "I'd like to...

Trump labels EU a 'foe' and attacks media ahead of Putin summit - 07/15/2018

Washington -By Shabtai Gold, - President Donald Trump said he views the European Union as a "foe," citing the bloc's trade policy, while also lashing out at Germany, questioning whether Berlin was...

Syrian government forces launch offensive to retake southern province - 07/15/2018

Cairo/Damascus – Syrian government forces and allied militants on Sunday launched an offensive on the strategic southern province of Quneitra, a monitoring group said.  "More than 800 shells...

Erdogan issues new decrees on second anniversary of failed coup - 07/15/2018

Istanbul (dpa) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued seven new decrees regulating government institutions on Sunday, part of sweeping new powers granted to him by the executive presidency...

At least 26 Afghan military personnel killed in Taliban attacks - 07/14/2018

Kabul (dpa) – At least 26 Afghan security forces have been killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints in two provinces, officials said on Saturday.   At least 20 soldiers were killed when the...

Trump's criticism of Britain 'not rude,' minister says - 07/13/2018

London (dpa) - US President Donald Trump's criticism of Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan - and praise for May's political rival Boris Johnson - was not rude, but reflected his...

Russia: Britain must end 'intrigues' over chemical weapon poisonings - 07/05/2018

Moscow - Russia's Foreign Ministry demands that Britain's leadership end "dirty political games" and "intrigues" over two incidents of poisonings by an apparent chemical weapon.  Britain should...

Orban signals willingness to support Merkel's migrant centre plan - 07/04/2018

Berlin - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of the fiercest European critics of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's migration policy, has signalled willingness to cooperate in her latest plan...

Canada fires back at US tariffs, braces for Trump's fury - 06/30/2018

Canada is firing back at US tariffs in an action designed to pack a one-two punch, in some cases targetting industries in key American states that voted for Donald Trump. This is not without risks,...

US defence chief Mattis: Commitment to South Korea is 'iron-clad' - 06/28/2018

Seoul - By Dirk Godder, - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis sought to reassure Washington's increasingly nervous ally, South Korea, on Thursday, ahead of a meeting with his South Korean counterpart,...
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