Politics

Syrian Turkish-backed rebels deny using German tanks - 11/28/2019

BEIRUT (dpa)- Syria's Turkish-backed rebels on Wednesday denied reports that they had received from Ankara German-made tanks to use in battling Syrian Kurdish militias that Turkey regards as...

Trump signs bills supporting Hong Kong protesters - 11/28/2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Gretel Johnston and Simina Mistreanu (dpa)- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two bills supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, drawing Beijing's ire. "I...

More than 70 million watched TV coverage of Trump impeachment inquiry - 11/27/2019

LOS ANGELES, Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- More than 70 million viewers watched some portion of the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump,...

Syria's constitutional talks hit roadblock in Geneva - 11/27/2019

GENEVA (dpa)- Negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition to hammer out a constitution have hit an impasse. For the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the meetings of the...

Merkel: Germany willing to help solve international conflicts - 11/27/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's willingness to contribute to solving major international conflicts such as those in Syria and Libya, at a meeting with UN...

Libya summit in Berlin planned for beginning of next year - 11/26/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- A summit set to take place in Berlin to help defuse the conflict in Libya will likely not take place until the beginning of next year, sources told dpa on Monday. Another preparatory...

Pentagon ousts Navy secretary over handling of SEAL war crimes case - 11/25/2019

WASHINGTON, Eliyahu Kamisher (dpa)- US Defence Secretary Mark Esper asked the head of the US Navy to resign after he allegedly made a secret proposal to the White House to resolve the controversial...

Germany repatriates first Islamic State suspect from Syria - 11/25/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- A German woman suspected of membership in the Islamic State terrorist militia has been repatriated with her three children and a young girl with US citizenship who was also in her care....

Trump's deputy visits US troops in Iraq amid anti-government unrest - 11/24/2019

BAGHDAD, Kadhem al-Attabi and Ramadan Al-Fatash (dpa)– US Vice President Mike Pence visited US troops in Iraq during a surprise visit to the protest-hit country on Saturday. The Iraqi government said...

UN envoy: Syria constitution talks have not yet brought agreement - 11/24/2019

NEW YORK (dpa)- Initial intra-Syrian negotiations on a new constitution have not yet brought consensus on constitutional principles, United Nations mediator Geir Pedersen said on Friday. "It would be...
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