Latest News

Trump wants to fire the intelligence watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower
Trump wants to fire the intelligence watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower's complaint

Trump is reportedly furious with Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, and believes he's disloyal to the president.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart, investigation reveals
Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart, investigation reveals

Emails to former Breitbart writer show Miller focused on inserting white nationalist talking points to shape 2016 election coverageStephen Miller, senior adviser to Donald Trump, walks across the South Lawn of the White House on 4 November. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPASenior Trump adviser Stephen Miller shaped the 2016 election coverage of the hard right-wing website Breitbart with material drawn from prominent white nationalists, Islamophobes, and far-right websites, according to a new investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).Miller also railed against those wishing to remove Confederate monuments and flags from public display in the wake of Dylann Roof's...

Evo Morales forced to sleep on the floor before fleeing crisis-torn Bolivia for Mexico asylum
Evo Morales forced to sleep on the floor before fleeing crisis-torn Bolivia for Mexico asylum

Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, was flying to Mexico on Tuesday after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that has supported the veteran socialist in the wake of a disputed election. Bolivia's first indigenous president came under Mexico's protection after he departed Bolivia late on Monday on a Mexican Air Force jet, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. "His life and integrity are safe," Ebrard wrote on Twitter, after warning Morales was in danger and saying Mexico would offer asylum as part of its long tradition of sheltering exiles. The Mexican government's support has helped cement its emerging role as a bastion...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg
Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. Is it sexism or just politics? A woman with a similar resume, Klobuchar argued, wouldn't be taken seriously enough to make the debate stage.

The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn
The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr. has had a busy few years, with his dad becoming president, and being embroiled in the Russia scandal. Here's his life in photos.

Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women, children: minister
Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women, children: minister

Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests over last week's massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. "There have been arrests, but it's not up to us to give information," Durazo told reporters in Mexico City. The women and children from families of U.S. Mormon origin who settled in Mexico decades ago were killed last Monday on a remote dirt road in the state of Sonora by suspected drug cartel gunmen, sparking outrage and condemnation in the United States.

House Republicans Seek Testimony From Hunter Biden, Whistle-Blower
House Republicans Seek Testimony From Hunter Biden, Whistle-Blower

(Bloomberg) -- House Republicans asked the chairman of the Intelligence Committee to call Hunter Biden, the anonymous whistle-blower and others to testify during the panel's public impeachment hearings that begin next week.Representative Devin Nunes of California, the committee's top Republican, wrote to panel Chairman Adam Schiff on Saturday in response to a Democratic request to justify calling specific individuals. The GOP had until Saturday to submit the names."Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats' effort to retroactively legitimize it," Nunes wrote.Schiff in a statement said the panel is "evaluating the minority's witness requests" and will give...

Good Intentions, Bad Results: How the Europeans Risk Alienating Turkey
Good Intentions, Bad Results: How the Europeans Risk Alienating Turkey

Threatening to halt weapons supplies or imposing economic sanctions might make the Europeans feel better about being "on the right side of history," but it will have little effect in containing and halting this conflict.

Why Does Russia Appear to Be Helping China Build a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?
Why Does Russia Appear to Be Helping China Build a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?

What's in it for Moscow?

What Old Warplane Will Become the USAF
What Old Warplane Will Become the USAF's New 'Flying Arsenal'?

The B-52? C-17? Or the stealthy B-1B? Whoever is the winner, the plane will become a flying magazine for fifth-generation fighters, such as the F-35.

Iran further distances itself from 2015 deal by fueling Fordow centrifuges
Iran further distances itself from 2015 deal by fueling Fordow centrifuges

DUBAI/GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran will start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a highly symbolic breach that will complicate European efforts to salvage Tehran's nuclear deal. Under the 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers, Iran agreed to turn Fordow into a "nuclear, physics and technology center" where 1,044 centrifuges are used for purposes other than enrichment, such as producing stable isotopes, which have a variety of civil uses. Tehran had agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of most international sanctions.

White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment
White House launches website aimed at addiction treatment

The Trump administration has unveiled a website aimed at helping millions of Americans with substance abuse issues learn about and locate treatment options. FindTreatment.gov is the latest development in the administration's effort to address the nation's opioid crisis. The White House said it believes the site, which went up Wednesday, will enable the tens of millions of Americans with a variety of substance abuse and mental health issues to better access the care they need. Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to President Donald Trump who is leading the White House response to the drug crisis, said the site is designed to provide "connectivity" between treatment providers and those who...

U.S. ambassador in Turkey summoned over House votes on sanctions, Armenia: Anadolu

The U.S. ambassador in Turkey was summoned on Wednesday after the House of Representatives voted to recognize mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide and called for sanctions over Turkey's incursion in Syria, Anadolu news agency said. Turkey accepts that many Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed in clashes with Ottoman forces during World War One, but denies that the killings were systematically orchestrated and constitute genocide.

House Democrats Must Wait to See Redacted Mueller Papers
House Democrats Must Wait to See Redacted Mueller Papers

(Bloomberg) -- Congressional Democrats weighing President Donald Trump's impeachment will have to wait to see a fuller version of Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its accompanying grand jury materials.Trump administration lawyers won a postponement of a court-ordered Oct. 30 deadline for handing over the records, which the House Judiciary Committee has sought since shortly after the special counsel testified before Congress in July.A U.S. appeals court in Washington granted the Justice Department's request for a delay while the government pursues a longer pause pending the outcome of an appeal of chief U.S. District Judge Beryl...

Biden
Biden's communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict

A Catholic priest's denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates. The awkward moment for Biden came during a weekend campaign swing through South Carolina, a pivotal firewall in his hopes to claim the Democratic presidential nomination. The former vice president on Sunday visited St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, a mid-sized city in the state's largely rural northeast.

Mexico ex-governor's wife detained in London

The wife of jailed former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte has been detained in London, Mexican authorities said Tuesday. A Mexican official who was not authorized to speak about the case said that Karime Macias was detained Tuesday. Macias had been with him at the time.

Russia is finding new islands in the Arctic, while the US is still trying to figure out how to get up there
Russia is finding new islands in the Arctic, while the US is still trying to figure out how to get up there

Russia already has the world's longest Arctic coastline, and five newly discovered islands give it even more territory to work with.

Man loses foot, another seriously injured in shark attack while snorkeling in Australia
Man loses foot, another seriously injured in shark attack while snorkeling in Australia

The shark attack occurred in Hook Passage in the Whitsunday Islands off Australia's Queensland coast, rescuers say.

US helicopter raid reported in Syria after trove of Baghdadi intelligence taken
US helicopter raid reported in Syria after trove of Baghdadi intelligence taken

The US is believed to have carried out fresh raids on suspected senior Islamic State members in Syria overnight, as officials assessed a treasure trove of intelligence gathered from Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's final hideout. Helicopters reported to be from the US-led coalition flew late on Monday night into al-Shuyukh village south of Jarablus, around three miles from a raid the previous day that killed Isil's spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir. Donald Trump, the US president, tweeted on Tuesday that Baghdadi's "number one replacement" had been killed. He did not name who that was, but it is thought he was referring to Muhajir. Analysts do not agree that Muhajir would have...

A Southwest flight attendant who claims she caught pilots watching the plane bathroom with a hidden camera said she was pressured not to tell or
A Southwest flight attendant who claims she caught pilots watching the plane bathroom with a hidden camera said she was pressured not to tell or 'no one would ever fly our airline again'

Renee Steinaker is suing Southwest, claiming she saw two pilots watching a live stream of the plane bathroom on an iPad in 2017.

Shark bites 2 British men on Australia
Shark bites 2 British men on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A shark bit off a British tourist's foot and mauled another's leg on Tuesday as the men snorkeled on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials said. The men had been on a snorkeling tour in the Whitsunday Islands when they were attacked, tour organizer ZigZag Whitsundays said. The shark severed one man's right foot and then circled back and mauled the other's right calf, Queensland state Ambulance Service spokeswoman Tracey Eastwick reported.

Kuwait's ruler opens parliament after medical treatment

Kuwait's 90-year-old ruler opened the country's parliament on Tuesday with a call to fellow Gulf Arab states to end a row that has shattered regional unity, in his first public address since being hospitalized last month in the United States. Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who has ruled the OPEC oil producer since 2006, has been trying to mediate in the dispute that has seen Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain impose a boycott of Qatar since mid-2017. "It is neither acceptable nor tolerable for the dispute between our brothers in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to continue," he said, standing to address lawmakers from a podium in a speech at the annual...

Fox News Panel Speculates That Latest Trump Impeachment Witness Committed Espionage
Fox News Panel Speculates That Latest Trump Impeachment Witness Committed Espionage

Fox NewsFox News host Laura Ingraham and two of her guests Monday night suggested that White House national security official Alexander Vindman, who is set to testify before Congress that he heard President Trump press his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his political opponents, is guilty of "espionage" and could be a Ukrainian double agent.During a panel discussion on The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham turned to law professor Alan Dershowitz and former Justice Department official John Yoo-author of the so-called "Torture Memos"-to weigh in on reports that Vindman will tell House impeachment investigators that he twice voiced objections to his superiors about Trump's actions toward...

Strong quake hits south Philippines, injuries reported
Strong quake hits south Philippines, injuries reported

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, authorities said, causing injuries and damaging buildings in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor. Terrified locals fled into the streets after the shallow quake, which the US Geological Survey said hit the island of Mindanao as schools and offices opened for the day. USGS initially reported the quake had a magnitude of 6.8, adding there was no tsunami threat.

Not Good: The Royal Navy Is so Small It Can
Not Good: The Royal Navy Is so Small It Can't Patrol the Entire Persian Gulf

Not enough ships to do a good job of it.

Democrat Katie Hill Says She
Democrat Katie Hill Says She'll Quit Congress in Sex Scandal

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic Representative Katie Hill, who's apologized for an "inappropriate" sexual relationship with a female campaign staffer, announced her resignation from Congress, saying in a statement she was departing with a "broken heart."The conservative blog RedState and some news websites, including the Daily Mail, had posted explicit photos of Hill online that were released without her consent. Some of the photos showed Hill with the campaign staff member.Her decision also came after the House Ethics Committee last week opened an investigation of the Democratic freshman from California amid separate allegations she had an improper relationship with a congressional staffer....

Another death at Penn State: Chi Phi fraternity suspended after teen dies off campus
Another death at Penn State: Chi Phi fraternity suspended after teen dies off campus

For the second time in two years, a young man has died at Penn State at a house with frat members. PSU and Chi Phi have distanced themselves from it.

After woman set ablaze at Taco Bell in Florida, police investigate string of other fires
After woman set ablaze at Taco Bell in Florida, police investigate string of other fires

Tallahassee police responded to the Taco Bell Wednesday after a suspect allegedly doused the woman in gasoline and lit her on fire.

Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions
Zimbabweans stage mass protest against Western sanctions

Zimbabweans staged a mass government-orchestrated protest on Friday against sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union during the despotic rule of late leader Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been battling to re-engage with the West since Mugabe was ousted by the military in November 2017.

John Bolton's lawyers are reportedly arranging an impeachment deposition

John Bolton's tell-all might not come in print.Ever since he was either fired by President Trump or resigned last month, the former national security adviser has been expected to spill some presumably anti-Trump beans about his time in office. Now, he's reportedly looking to do so with the worst possible consequences for Trump: His lawyers are in talks with the House to arrange a deposition in the impeachment inquiry, multiple news sources report.The New York Times first reported, via two people briefed on the matter, that impeachment investigators have been talking with Bolton to plan "a date for him to be deposed behind closed doors." There's also a chance Bolton would be up...

China arrests feminist activist Huang Xueqin after HK visit

Police in southern China detained feminist activist and journalist Huang Xueqin after she returned to the mainland from Hong Kong and Taiwan, her friends said Friday. Authorities in Guangdong province's Guangzhou city arrested Huang last Thursday on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," her friends said. The vague charge is commonly used against activists viewed as threatening by the ruling Communist Party.

Billionaire Isabel dos Santos Denies Wrongdoing at Sonangol
Billionaire Isabel dos Santos Denies Wrongdoing at Sonangol

(Bloomberg) -- Isabel dos Santos, Africa's richest woman and the daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, said she did nothing wrong when she was chairwoman of state-owned oil company Sonangol and called a probe into the transfer of millions of dollars from the Luanda-based firm "political vengeance."Angolan newspaper Novo Jornal reported on Oct. 18 that Angola's prosecuting authority started a criminal investigation into the transfer of $38 million from Sonangol authorized by dos Santos. Her successor at Sonangol, Carlos Saturnino, accused dos Santos last year of authorizing the transfer to a company in Dubai days after she was dismissed as chairwoman. Saturnino was...

U.S. soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump
U.S. soldiers who fought alongside Kurds blast Trump's Syria retreat

Now retired and living in Portland, Oregon, the 66-year-old former Army Special Forces soldier is among legions of U.S. servicemembers with a deep gratitude and respect for Kurdish fighters they served alongside through the Iraq war and, more recently, conflicts with the Islamic State. Walker's rage was echoed in Reuters interviews with a half dozen other current and former U.S. soldiers who have served with Kurdish forces.

Justin Amash: Republican who took on Trump won
Justin Amash: Republican who took on Trump won't rule out White House run

Michigan congressman left party over his criticism of Trump and called for impeachment earlier this yearMichigan congressman Justin Amash: 'We need new voices on the national stage running for national office, including the presidency.' Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/APJustin Amash, the Michigan congressman who left the Republican party over his criticism of Donald Trump and support for impeachment, has refused to rule out a run for the White House."I think I'm very effective in the House," the Michigan independent told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. "I think my constituents want an independent congressman. My support in the district has been great as an independent."But we do need new...

Firebrand cleric green-lights fresh protests in Iraq
Firebrand cleric green-lights fresh protests in Iraq

Influential Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr has given his supporters the green light to resume anti-government protests, after the movement was interrupted following a deadly crackdown. Protests shook Iraq for six days from October 1, with young Iraqis denouncing corruption and demanding jobs and services before calling for the downfall of the government. Calls have been made on social media for fresh rallies on Friday, the anniversary of Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi's government taking office.

Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore
Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. After that call in May 2015, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges ranging from assault to murder against six officers in the case of Freddie Gray, whose death from a neck injury suffered during a jolting ride in the back of a police van had set off some of the worst riots in decades in Baltimore. Cummings "said he was there with me.

Pennsylvania man charged in decades-old rape case after DNA links him to attack
Pennsylvania man charged in decades-old rape case after DNA links him to attack

Decades after a woman was raped near the University of Delaware campus, police identified a suspect based on DNA and "cutting-edge technology."


Top News: Middle East