Retiring Republican Congressmen open fire on Trump

As a number of Republican congressmen are expected to retire in a few weeks, they become more vocal about their criticism toward President Trump. Trump’s presidency is about to enter into its third year and Republican lawmakers who were once part of the #NeverTrump movement back in 2016 have gradually lost their influence. Although GOPRead More

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Cohen Pleads Guilty to Fresh Charges and Promises to Work with Mueller on Russian Probe

On November 29th, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty to new charges that he lied about a real-estate deal involving Trump and the Russians back in 2016. In August, Cohen already pleaded guilty to eight federal charges. The main allegation concerned his payments to two women at Trump’s direction in order to silenceRead More

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Senate Will Determine Sanctions on Saudi Arabia After Wednesday Briefing

Senior Trump Administration officials will brief senators on Wednesday, a briefing House members are denied. This briefing can affect senators’ decision to go forward with sanctions on Saudi Arabia during the end-of-year session. Many senators are no longer satisfied with doing nothing especially when the CIA concluded Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible forRead More

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions to Punish Iran and Syria

On Tuesday, Washington announced that it would impose additional sanctions on Iran and Syria for their alleged illicit oil trade scheme. Before the Tuesday action, U.S. sanctions against Iran allowed for a number of exemptions for medical products and devices. The new ban specifically punished Syrian citizen Mohammad Amer Alchiwiki and the Russian state-owned enterprise—GlobalRead More

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Trump Sided with Saudi Crown Prince on Khashoggi’s Murder

On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he supported Saudi Arabia despite the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would not take action against the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In a strongly worded statement tilted “American First!”, Trump claimed that the U.S. would never know exactly what happened inside the IstanbulRead More

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French President Macron Called for a ‘True European Army’

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed for a “true European army” that would free the E.U. from its over-reliance on the U.S. in military matters. Macron had long held the vision of a stronger European defense alliance. Having witnessed Donald Trump’s unwillingness to work with Europe on security issues, the French president believed it more urgentRead More

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Trump Sends 5,200 troops to U.S.-Mexico Borders to Fight off “Invasion”

President Trump ordered the U.S. military to send additional 5,200 troops to the southern border under “Operation Faithful Patriot” as a reaction to the Central American migrant caravan. The Pentagon has gathered military police, pilots, engineers, cooks, planners and medical personnel from around the country—from Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Lewis McChord in Washington.Read More

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Saudi Arabia Admits Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Inside Istanbul Consulate

After 18 days of denying any knowledge of the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi government finally admitted his murder inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The official SPA press agency announced on Saturday that Khashoggi died in a brawl after peaceful “discussions” turned into a physical altercation. “DiscussionsRead More

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U.S. Envoy Meets Taliban Leaders to End Afghan War

On Saturday, US envoy Zabiullah Mujahid wrapped up his 10-day diplomatic mission to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Returning to Qatar, Mujahid held a historical meeting with Taliban leaders to discuss the possibility of peace in the region. The meeting took place on Friday and marked a significant breakthrough in bothRead More

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Chinese Spy Arrested for Stealing Aviation Secrets

As it turns out, when a Chinese bureaucrat invites you on a free trip to Beijing, he might be after something other than your companionship. The Justice Department on Wednesday publicized the arrest of a senior officer from China’s Ministry of State Security on espionage charges. Based on court papers, the alleged spy Yanjun XuRead More

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