Archive for the ‘World’ Category

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
Feb
12
2017

How can we trust global warming scientists asks David Rose

A landmark scientific paper –the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming since 2000 – was critically flawed. And thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower, we now know that for... Read more
Jan
30
2017

State Department officers protest immigration ban

Several hundred career State Department officers have signed a document protesting President Trump’s travel ban — arguing that the policy makes America less safe and more vulnerable to terror attacks. via State Department officers protest immigration ban | New... Read more
Jan
27
2017

Nikki Haley to UN members: ‘We’re taking names’

New US Ambassador Nikki Haley strutted into the UN on Friday with a blunt message to American allies: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names.” via Nikki Haley to UN members: ‘We’re taking names’ | New... Read more
Jan
26
2017

Senior staff resigns en masse from State Department

A group of top career officials at the State Department resigned en masse the same day Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a visit to Foggy Bottom to introduce himself, it was reported Thursday. Among those bailing on the... Read more