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Erdogan to YPG: You can't rely on U.S. support to defeat Turkey
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday his forces would crush the U.S.-backed Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, saying it could not rely on Washington's support to defeat Turkey. Speaking to a congress of his ruling AK Party in the northwestern city of Bursa, Erdogan also ac
In Space and Cyber, China is Closing In on the United States
China successfully launched a Long March rocket October 8, 2011, with a military reconnaissance satellite and a university-built technology demonstration spacecraft.Credit: Credit:Chinese Academy of Space Technology/news.cn WASHINGTON - It should be no surprise that China is moving to challenge the
President Trump has re-energized the nation like no other
"There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be kn
Best Takes on the American Federal Government Shutdown
The sun sets on the United States Capitol in Washington DC, September 18, 2014 (Thomas Hawk) The United States government ran out of funding on Saturday after Democrats and Republicans failed to do a budget deal that could get sixty votes in the Senate. Two of the main sticking points are the Childr
Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines said Sunday that it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that "
The Russia Investigations: Is 'Infiltration' The New 'Collusion?'
Last week in the Russia investigations: Will "infiltration" be the new "collusion" or "obstruction?" Another skirmish over executive privilege? Is the Russia imbroglio about the money-go-round? And will the shutdown disrupt Mueller's investigation?The inside game How much did Russia "infiltrate" pol
Chinese state media: US government shutdown a result of 'chronic flaws'
China's state news agency in a new op-ed argues that the government shutdown in the United States shows Washington, D.C.'s "chronic flaws." The editorial, published by the state-owned Xinhua News Agency and written by an author named Lui Chang, notes that both U.S. parties are playing the blame game
Why the US is 'the most dangerous of wealthy nations for a child to be born into'
Los Angeles Times (TNS) It's no surprise that the United States ranks absolutely last in child mortality among the world's wealthiest countries - that's been true for years. A new study examines how this sad situation came to be. According to data from the World Health Organization and the global Hu
President Trump's tax reform works
It's the beginning of a new year, and the U.S. has a new tax code. Like the New Year, President Trump's tax cuts are giving many people reasons to celebrate and be optimistic about the future. The naysayers were pessimistic and promised 'Armageddon,' but as I write this less than a month after Presi
How David Friedman Is Shaping America's Middle East Policy
It is rare for a United States ambassador to challenge his superior, the secretary of state. And it is even rarer for the ambassador to succeed. But that is exactly what David Friedman, the top U.S. diplomat to Israel, did recently. Taking advantage of his close ties to President Trump, Friedman too
Belgium, Netherlands to supplement UNRWA funds cut by U.S.
The Netherlands and Belgium pledged a total of $38 million for the UN agency that provides aid to Palestinians following US funding cuts of $110 million. Belgium’s government pledged $23.3 million in extra funding for UNRWA and the Dutch government said it would fast-track another $15 million in fu
Letter: Freedoms and truth nurture civilization
I want to thank Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his words in support of the First Amendment of our Constitution. His comments, and the desire of all free people of the United States, to maintain a free and independent ability to express ideas and opinions without fear and oppression is the cornerston
Is America's Alliance with Turkey Worth It?
The most basic feature that the United States should expect from an ally is consistent, reliable behavior that benefits U.S. policy objectives. Ideally, since America regards itself as a champion of democracy and freedom, an ally should embody those values as well, but Washington has never been a st
Hundreds March for Women's Equality in Binghamton
Hundreds of people gathered at the MLK Promenade and marched through Downtown Binghamton in support of equality and women's rights on Saturday. The display was just one of the many similar taking place all across the United States one year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. "I'm here in s
Words matter, especially a president's
The late Neil Postman, author of "Amusing Ourselves to Death," once pointed out that "How we talk is how we think." Of course, that idea wasn't original with Postman. Jesus himself pointed this out when he said, "What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart." In essence, words matter because
Palestine's Outdated Leadership Threatens Its Future
The octogenarian Mahmoud Abbas is out of tune with the current thinking among younger Palestinians. On the face of it, it appears absurd that tiny, disarmed and occupied Palestine would threaten to derecognize Israel, the Middle East's dominant military power and the United States closest ally in th
Trump Has Hugely Hurt American Standing in the World
In the alternate reality of Trumpworld, the rest of the world didn't "respect" the United States when Obama was president, but they would start to do so under his brilliant, strong leadership. It's hardly a shock to find out that this is the precise opposite of reality. In 2016, 48 percent of the wo
TIPTON: Busy year ahead for Congress
It is an honor to represent the people of Colorado's 3rd Congressional District and with the second session of the 115th Congress underway, I am focused on continuing to advance legislation to build economic opportunities for hardworking Colorado families, protect our nation's public lands and guara
Undocumented activist fights for her children's right to stay in the US
(ABC News) -- For thousands of people living in the United States, the immigration debate is not a political issue, but a matter of personal survival. For Antonia Alvarez, it's also a question of what will happen to her children. Alvarez, an undocumented immigrant, entered the United States 16 years
Community encouraged to take part in Victoria's annual March for Life
Editor, the Advocate: Norma McCorvey, better known as "Jane Roe," was the plaintiff in a landmark legal case Jan. 22, 1973, a case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately decided to legalize abortion in the United States. McCorvey later became an outspoken opponent of abortion. Roe v. Wade pre