Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office. It has been delivered with his own...

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats...

Zimbabwe’s leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June

Zimbabwe’s president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power from longtime ruler...

UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union. But President Emmanuel Macron also delivered a firm...

Thailand’s ruling generals running out of time

Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand’s ruling generals may be running out of time and it’s not for a lack of watches. A growing uproar over the deputy prime minister’s mind-boggling array of luxury...

Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, ‘sharpest thorn’ in Mugabe’s side

He was called the “sharpest thorn” in Robert Mugabe’s side. Zimbabwe on Friday mourned Roy Bennett, a white founding member of the main opposition party who died Thursday with his wife, Heather, in a...

For Trump’s security advisers, tempering an impetuous boss

Rex Tillerson’s mission was delicate but not unfamiliar as he phoned President Donald Trump last week: Persuade the boss to curb his own impulses on yet another potentially explosive national security issue. Trump had stormed...

FACT CHECK: Trump presidency creates an alternate reality

For all his errant swings at the facts, President Donald Trump sometimes gets it just right. “There’s been no first year like this,” he told a Florida rally last month. Were truer words ever spoken? This Department...

WH claiming sweeping ‘executive privilege’ in Russia probes

President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol...

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

President Donald Trump’s views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope...
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