Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Jun
26
2017

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump’s travel ban

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it. The action is a huge victory for President Trump in the... Read more
Jun
16
2017

Father of comatose student freed by North Korea slams Obama

The father of the American student left comatose after 18 months in a North Korean prison has criticized former President Barack Obama for not doing enough to free his son. “The question is, ‘Do I think the past administration... Read more
Jun
03
2017

London Bridge attack – cops ‘shoot three terrorists dead’ as seven victims killed after extremists plough into revellers at 50mph ‘before jumping out and stabbing people’

At last six people have died and 20 hurt following the 10:08pm attack. Staff at a packed pub locked the doors as the gang tried to smash their way in. One man was stabbed five times. Assistant Commissioner of... Read more
Jun
01
2017

Trump pulls US out of Paris climate deal

President Trump announced Thursday that the US will pull out of the Paris global climate pact — fulfilling a campaign promise but alarming other world leaders and even going against the wishes of fossil fuel giants like Exxon and... Read more
Apr
13
2017

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday,... Read more
Mar
15
2017

Federal judge blocks Trump’s second travel ban

Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling... Read more
Mar
07
2017

Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election hacking

The investigation of Russian interference in the US election could turn into a big headache for the Democrats. The phrase “Be careful what you ask for” comes to mind. via Why Dems will regret a probe into Russian election... Read more
Mar
03
2017

Trump calls for probe into Schumer over old Putin photo

President Trump on Friday called for an investigation into Sen. Chuck Schumer — because the Senate minority leader met with Vladimir Putin at the opening of a Russian gas station in Chelsea in 2003. “We should start an immediate... Read more
Mar
02
2017

Sessions Removes Himself From Russia Probes Over Meeting Envoy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions removed himself from investigations into Russian interference in American politics and contacts with associates of President Donald Trump, after the Justice Department acknowledged he had contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 campaign. “I... Read more
Feb
21
2017

Bloomberg-backed group plans pro-immigration campaign

A Michael Bloomberg-backed group is organizing a massive pro-immigration campaign this week, a direct challenge to President Trump’s hardline stance on the controversial issue. “Immigration is top of the agenda politically, but the national discussion often bears little resemblance... Read more
Feb
20
2017

Russian ambassador to UN dies after passing out at embassy

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died Monday morning after suffering heart problems at the embassy in Manhattan, sources told The Post. Vitaly Churkin was at the Russian embassy on East 67th Street when he became sick with a... Read more
Feb
18
2017

McCain tells Europe that Trump administration is in ‘disarray’

Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in “disarray”. via McCain... Read more
Feb
13
2017

Black Lives Matter co-founder appears to label white people ‘defects’

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto argued that white people are “recessive genetic defects” and purportedly mused about how the race could be “wiped out,” according to a post on what appears to be her Facebook page. via... Read more
Feb
12
2017

America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump

From Tokyo to Beijing and London, the consensus is clear: few overseas investors want to step into the $13.9 trillion U.S. Treasury market right now. Whether it’s the prospect of bigger deficits and more inflation under President Donald Trump... Read more