Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

White House refuses to release photo of US President Donald Trump signing bill to weaken gun laws

February 17, 2018 1:31 am
White House refuses to release photo of US President Donald Trump signing bill to weaken gun laws

US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP) Following a high school shooting in the US state of Florida that left 17 people dead, the White House has once again turned down a request to release a photo of President Donald Trump signing a law that made it easier for some […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Washington’s election meddling claim mere ‘blabber’

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Washington’s election meddling claim mere ‘blabber’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by AFP) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has once again firmly rejected as mere “blabber” Washington’s claim that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of President […]

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Oxfam sexual misconduct just tip of iceberg: Haitian President Jovenel Moise

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Oxfam sexual misconduct just tip of iceberg: Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Haitian President Jovenel Moise (Photo by AFP) Haiti’s president says the prostitution scandal involving workers of British charity group Oxfam is only the tip of an iceberg, calling for widespread investigations into other aid organizations operating in the Caribbean country. Official reports recently revealed that Oxfam staff hired prostitutes while […]

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The United States still funding countries that voted against Israel at United Nations General Assembly despite pledge: Israeli media

February 13, 2018 2:20 am
The United States still funding countries that voted against Israel at United Nations General Assembly despite pledge: Israeli media

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the UN General Assembly prior to a vote on Jerusalem al-Quds, on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli media say the United States has not cut its financial assistance to the countries that voted against Israel at a United […]

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US President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

February 12, 2018 1:37 am
US President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

US President Donald Trump (L) takes part in a meeting on infrastructure with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an […]

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US senator after data on President Donald Trump’s mansion sale to Russian billionaire

February 11, 2018 1:13 pm
US senator after data on President Donald Trump’s mansion sale to Russian billionaire

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders perform prior to a Super Bowl party at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, February 4, 2018. (Photos by AFP) A US top senator is seeking information about US […]

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Texas GOPer: US President Donald Trump’s wall least effective way to protect borders

February 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Texas GOPer: US President Donald Trump’s wall least effective way to protect borders

In this AFP file photo taken on February 19, 2017 a US Border Patrol agent checks the area near the border fence in Columbus, New Mexico, on the US/Mexico border. US President Donald Trump’s long promised border wall is actually “the least effective way” to protect the country’s southern border, […]

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US spies seeking to retrieve cyber-weapons, got ‘Trump secrets’

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US spies seeking to retrieve cyber-weapons, got ‘Trump secrets’

US President Donald Trump leaves the stage after addressing a plenary session on the last day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2018. (Photo by AP) US spies made a deal last year with a seller to provide them with their […]

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Russians penetrated US election systems, top US official claims

February 8, 2018 12:29 am
Russians penetrated US election systems, top US official claims

Jeanette Manfra, chief cyber-security official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, December 19, 2017. (AFP photo) A senior US intelligence official claims the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several US states prior to the 2016 […]

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North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

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North Korea snubs US: No plan to meet American officials

North Korea’s flag is raised during a welcoming ceremony for North Korean athletes, at the athletes village of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung, South Korea, on February 8, 2018. (Photo by AFP) North Korea says it has “no intention” of meeting with American officials during the upcoming […]

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US Vice President Mike Pence announces ‘toughest’ sanctions against North Korea

February 7, 2018 11:47 pm
US Vice President Mike Pence announces ‘toughest’ sanctions against North Korea

US Vice President Mike Pence and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on February 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US Vice President Mike Pence has said Washington will soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea to force it to abandon its […]

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Syria deploys anti-aircraft missiles, air defenses in Aleppo, Idlib

February 6, 2018 7:53 am
Syria deploys anti-aircraft missiles, air defenses in Aleppo, Idlib

A Syrian army defense missile system (file photo) Syria has deployed anti-aircraft missiles and new air defense systems in the country’s Aleppo and Idlib provinces. A Syrian government commander made the announcement on Monday, noting that “they cover the air space of the Syrian north.” The northwestern province of Idlib, […]

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Congressman Adam Schiff fires back at US President Donald Trump as House allows release of Dem countermemo

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Congressman Adam Schiff fires back at US President Donald Trump as House allows release of Dem countermemo

Adam Schiff, Democrat ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence arrives for a committee meeting at the US Capitol February 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) Congressman Adam Schiff has fired back at US President Donald Trump after the president called him “one of the […]

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US accuses Russia of obstructing UN condemnation of gas attacks in Syria

February 5, 2018 7:47 am
US accuses Russia of obstructing UN condemnation of gas attacks in Syria

US President Donald Trump (C) speaks, watched by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, during lunch with members of the United Nations Security Council in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 29, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Ambassador Nikki Haley to the […]

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

February 4, 2018 12:51 am
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Europe to stop mounting nuclear arms race

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has urged Europe to push for nuclear disarmament by starting new initiatives for arms control after the US announced its new strategy to upgrade and expand its nuclear arsenal. “As in the times of the Cold War, we in Europe […]

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Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

February 3, 2018 7:50 am
Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. (Photo via US Government) The Pentagon has released a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons. The latest policy was revealed on […]

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US President Donald Trump’s pick for US Federal Reserve enters economic equations

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US President Donald Trump’s pick for US Federal Reserve enters economic equations

Jerome Powell, then-nominee to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, arrives to testify during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) As Janet Yellen’s tenure as the Chair of the […]

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US President Donald Trump’s new nuclear strategy draws blistering criticism from arms control experts

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US President Donald Trump’s new nuclear strategy draws blistering criticism from arms control experts

This handout photo shows a US Air Force B-1B Lancer dropping a bomb at a shooting range in Gangwon Province, east of Seoul, South Korea. (AFP photo) US arms control groups have condemned the new nuclear weapons strategy announced by the administration of President Donald Trump, saying it could raise […]

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US President Donald Trump tweets that GOP memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russian probe

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US President Donald Trump tweets that GOP memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russian probe

US President Donald Trump attends a meeting at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia on February 2, 2018. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump has defended a recent release of once-classified congressional memo on FBI, saying it “totally vindicates” him in an investigation into […]

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Ex-US Navy commander admits to trading info for prostitutes

February 1, 2018 1:29 am
Ex-US Navy commander admits to trading info for prostitutes

US Navy Commander Troy Amundson (right) speaks with members of the Philippine Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey in Manila in 2010. (Photo by US Navy) A high-ranking US Navy commander has pleaded guilty to charges of bribery and prostitution in what has become known as the largest corruption […]

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