Trump denies ever working for Russia against UDS interests

President Donald Trump on Monday denied he ever worked for Russia against U.S. interests, addressing an extraordinary question that has haunted his presidency and shows no sign of going away. Speaking from the South Lawn, Trump issued a flat denial: “I never worked for Russia.” He blasted former FBI and Justice Department officials and repeated […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu warns Iran to leave Syria ‘as quickly as possible’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he would “advise” the Iranians to leave Syria “as quickly as possible” after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terrorms “advisors” in the Syria”I heard the statement made by Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman that they have no military presence in Syria, only advisors,” Netanyahu said as he […]

Christians protest ‘McJesus’ sculpture in Israel

An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald – a primary mascot of the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain – has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christians. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the sculpture titled “McJesus” demonstrated at the museum, where the artwork has been put on display, in the northern […]

Trump, Erdogan discuss creating U.S. Turkish ‘security zone’ in northern Syria

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a “security zone” in northern Syria as tensions rose over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country. In a telephone conversation, the leaders “discussed the idea of creating a security zone cleared of terrorism in the north of […]

Iran satellite launch, which U.S. warned against, fails

Iran’s bid to put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of U.S. warnings, failed on Tuesday after the rocket carrying it did not reach escape velocity, as the country’s telecoms minister said a second launch would go ahead. Authorities in Washington this month warned Tehran against undertaking three planned launches that they said would, by […]

Britain’s May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of a historic defeat in a vote on her Brexit deal in parliament on Tuesday potentially leaving Britain in limbo about the biggest political and economic change for the country in decades. Barely two-and-a-half months before Britain is due to leave the EU, May’s expected defeat leaves open […]

Saudi teen who fled family welcomed as ‘brave new Canadian’ in Toronto

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family this week saying she feared for her life arrived in Toronto’s international airport on Saturday after being granted asylum in Canada, where Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland welcomed her as a brave new Canadian. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun grabbed international attention this week after she barricaded herself in a […]

U.S.-led coalition says it has started Syria withdrawal

The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria, a spokesman said on Friday, indicating the start of a U.S. pullout that has been clouded by mixed messages from Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement last month that he had decided to withdraw 2,000 U.S. troops stunned allies that have […]

US border official shows Trump tunnels under wall

President Donald Trump said he is nearing a decision to declare a national emergency on the southern border, which he visited in person Thursday despite earlier reservations about taking the trip. Trump learned, from a Border Patrol agent herself, how people are already getting around the border wall.

Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela’s leader Thursday, but his world got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut back diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator. Once among Latin America’s wealthiest countries, Venezuela is enduring a historic crisis following two decades of socialist […]