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Trump’s Israeli foreign policy literally invites armageddon

I listened to the “prayers” and speeches at the dedication of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem last year. Words expressing hope and encouraging peace, prosperity and security for all peoples in the Middle East rang from the proceedings while leaders paradoxically engage in policies and actions that ter


Amidst foreign policy chaos, Trump halts his own North Korea sanctions

Yesterday afternoon, White House National Security Advisor John Bolton touted new economic sanctions that United States was imposing on North Korea. Bolton met with reporters at the White House complex to walk journalists through the details of the policy, and soon after, he published a tweet descri


Cruz says administration's Golan Heights policy is 'tremendous'

(CNN) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called President Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights a "tremendous" move Sunday.


Mueller Finds No Trump Collusion; Barr Sees No Obstruction Case

(Bloomberg) -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion with Russia but failed to exonerate President Donald Trump on obstruction of justice even though Attorney General William Barr said he didn’t find enough evidence to pursue an obstruction charge.


Brexit petition to revoke article 50 reaches 5m signatures

The petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.


The biggest indictments, guilty pleas and dramas in the Russia investigation

The Russia investigation has provided a barrage of headlines, court cases, tweets and speculation since before the last presidential election. Despite the clamor, several key events stand out. Here are the milestones that have shaped the investigation — and rattled the White House.


Spy Mission Gone Bad: A U.S. Submarine Went to Spy on Russia's Navy (And Never Came Home)

By May 28, the Navy knew the submarine had been destroyed. The SOSUS underwater surveillance system, designed to detect Soviet submarines, had heard it explode underwater. Scorpion’s remains would later be found by deep-diving submersibles under two miles of water, in a debris field 3,000 by 1,800 f


Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

JERUSALEM – The leaders of Romania and Honduras have announced they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivered their announcements Sunday at the American I


Tangled web: Cast of characters in the Mueller drama

The special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller, who headed the FBI for more than a decade, was given the authority to look into any links or coordination between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.


This is China's playbook to pit EU countries against each other

It comes as the EU is trying to hammer out a coherent and aggressive policy against China in terms of trade and security. Experts say China could be picking off EU countries and pitting them against each other to prevent the 28-nation bloc from having one united policy that could hamper Beijing's ec


Mueller report appears likely to validate Trump claim of 'no collusion' with Russia to win election

While we don’t know yet what’s in the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many news organizations have reported on what’s not in the report – any recommendation by Mueller for further indictments.


Making it up: President Trump is freelancing on foreign policy and national security. Be afraid.

The most powerful person in the world is freelancing on grave matters of foreign policy and national security. Thursday, surprising his Middle East peace team and State Department, Donald Trump recognized the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The right move, but why the surprise?


Jimmy Carter becomes oldest living American president

Jimmy Carter can add another title to a lifetime of achievements: He's now the longest-living U.S. president. As of Thursday evening, the 39th commander-in-chief is 94 years and 172 days old — surpassing George H.W. Bush, who died in November at 94 years and 171 days old.


Mueller sends report on Trump investigation to Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON (NBC News) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his nearly two-year investigation into Donald Trump and Russia and sent his report to Attorney General Barr.


Italy signs contested Belt and Road accord with China

ROME (Reuters) - Italy on Saturday became the first member of the Group of Seven industrialized powers to endorse China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure project, with Rome brushing off the worries of Western allies as it looks to revive its flagging economy.


Pompeo agrees it's possible God sent Trump to protect Israel from Iranian aggression

Washington (CNN) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview Thursday that it's possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran.


Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive 'private' comms channel with Israel

A newly unearthed batch of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton's personal email server revealed that the former secretary of state discussed establishing a "private, 100% off-the-record" back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that one of her top aides war


The Mueller Report: What its findings may mean for democracy

As the wait goes on to find out what's in the Mueller Report, think about this: in spite of non-stop vilification from President Trump (think "Witch hunt!" and "Hoax" and "No collusion!"), Robert Mueller wasn't fired. He was able to finish what he was tasked to do.


San Marino’s foreign policy stance inspires respect - Lavrov

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, March 23. /TASS/. San Marino’s foreign policy independence inspires respect, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Russia’s Rossiya-1 television channel on Saturday.


How war hero Robert Mueller's strategy of silence and 'flipping' closed the net on Team Trump

It will all be over by Christmas. That was the message Donald Trump’s lawyers were giving the US president when the Mueller probe begun. It should be wrapped up by Thanksgiving, they hoped, but certainly it would be done by the year’s end. That was 2017.