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- 2019-06-13 13:44:21Z
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on that oil. Pompeo, in a series of Sunday television interviews, emphasized the U.S. international outreach in the wake of what the U.S. says were Iranian attacks Thursday on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz . The world needs to unite," Pompeo said.
Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack Two tankers reportedly damaged by explosions Iran: 'Suspicious doesn't begin to describe this morning' 'Highly likely Iran caused attacks,' says US official Almost 50 sailors rescued from tankers Two oil tankers were hit in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman early on Thursday, causing oil prices to surge and raising the already heightened tensions in the Middle East. The tankers were struck in the same area where the US accused Iran of using naval mines to sabotage four other oil ships in an attack last month. One of the tankers is carrying "Japan-related" cargo, and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameneni is meeting...
President Donald Trump says that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. Trump's comments, aired Wednesday and Thursday, come as congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election continue, and they drew sharp response from his would-be Democratic rivals. On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates as part of its ongoing probe.
Rick Santorum, one of CNN's resident Trump defenders, tried with all his might Wednesday night to rally to President Trump's defense after the president openly said he'd be open to accepting dirt from a foreign country on a 2020 opponent. His excuse for Trump's outrageous statement? The president often rambles on and he was just speaking "colloquially."During a blockbuster interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Trump said there was "nothing wrong with listening" if a foreign national showed up and offered compromising material on an opponent, adding that if they "have information" he'd "take it." Suggesting it was just "oppo research," Trump said congressmen "all do it" and FBI...
In the past year, sixAmericans have passed away under mysterious circumstances
Preliminary autopsies show that a couple and another woman at Bahia Principe La Romana died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema.
Fiat Chrysler is in advanced discussions to forge extensive ties with Frances's Renault, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing multiple people informed on the talks. An agreement might ultimately lead FCA to join the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance in the future, some of these people added, while also warning that this outcome would mean taking a complicated path that would involve winning over Japan's Nissan. The paper cited Renault and FCA as declining to comment and said a spokesman for Nissan did not reply to a request for comment.
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straight national election but the gesture was rejected, party officials said. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi triumphantly accepted pledges of allegiance from members of allied parties after his second landslide win, Congress leaders licked their wounds at a special meeting in New Delhi. "Party President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was unanimously rejected by the members of Congress Working Commission," Randeep Surjewala, a party spokesman, told reporters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about what started the probe.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said.
President Donald Trump may be guilty of many things, but a cover-up in the Mueller probe isn't one of them.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, attempting to appease forces in the Democratic party eager for impeachment, is accusing him of one, with all the familiar Watergate connotations.The charge is strange, not to say incomprehensible, in light of the fact that Congress is in possession of a 448-page report produced by the Trump Department of Justice cataloguing the alleged obstruction that Congress now wants to investigate. The report is so exhaustive that many members of Congress haven't had the time to read it.If this is a White House cover-up, it's too late. It's a cover-up of an alleged...