US unable to carry Iran’s oil to zero: Rouhani

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with the BBC Persian who said that the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic do not target the Iranian people, but the Iranian government. The U.S. embargo targets numerous country's "critical sectors" like energy... More..

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White House is helping cover up Khashoggi murder: Former CIA officer
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

White House is helping cover up Khashoggi murder: Former CIA officer

U.S. intelligence officials believe a phone message to "tell your boss" after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered was a reference to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Trump has indicated to aides ...More..

Aung San Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya 'indefensible': Malaysia PM
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya 'indefensible': Malaysia PM

More than 700,000 Rohingya fled the violence to neighboring Bangladesh , where survivors have given accounts of horrific massacres, rape, murder and villages burned to the ground. Amnesty has also criticized A...More..

Trump says nothing new in CSIS report on North Korean missile bases
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trump says nothing new in CSIS report on North Korean missile bases

The New York Times quotes Victor Cha, one of the principals behind the CSIS report , as saying that work on the estimate 20 nuclear facilities has continued on despite diplomatic efforts and Trump's asserti...More..

Southeast Asian meet starts with call for unity
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Southeast Asian meet starts with call for unity

Not only is the United States absent from the deal, but Trump is skipping the summit in Singapore. Talks have dragged on for years, with China accused of delaying progress as it prefers to deal with less powerf...More..

Two monster wildfires rage in California, Trump blames 'forest mismanagement'
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Two monster wildfires rage in California, Trump blames 'forest mismanagement'

Firefighters worked to protect thousands of students and staff sheltering in place Saturday at Pepperdine University as flames started reaching the campus overnight, school officials said. "Strange" director Sc...More..

Macron defines the clash of nationalism against European progressivism
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Macron defines the clash of nationalism against European progressivism

Trump concluded his series of tweets with a call to "MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!" Discussing the dangers of cyberhacking, political meddling and the USA decision to withdraw from a missile treaty, Macron ...More..

Hate Crimes Spike For Third Straight Year — FBI Report
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hate Crimes Spike For Third Straight Year — FBI Report

That number rose from 148 in 2016 and 118 in 2013. Total reported hate crimes rose by 15 percent from 2016 to 2017, which is a considerable jump from the increases between years past, dating back to at leas...More..

India studies U.S. exemption on Iranian oil trade
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

India studies U.S. exemption on Iranian oil trade

Iran's uranium stockpiles remain well below their caps established by the deal. Trump's stated concerns about oil prices were a tacit admission that the looming USA sanctions on Iran had helped to drive up oi...More..

Mueller reportedly asking about Farage's role in Trump campaign
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mueller reportedly asking about Farage's role in Trump campaign

In October, NBC News reported that Mueller's team had evidence indicating that Corsi knew in advance that the emails had been stolen from the Democrats and were to be published by WikiLeaks, the campaigning w...More..

Republicans React to Former Advisor's Claim That Hillary Clinton Will Run
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Republicans React to Former Advisor's Claim That Hillary Clinton Will Run

And all the Republicans go: Yes! They then advise not to listen to Clinton's claims she will not run. It could really happen. Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who just lost her re-election bid, dista...More..

Trump Fires Top National Security Official Immediately Upon First Lady’s Demand
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trump Fires Top National Security Official Immediately Upon First Lady’s Demand

US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel - a rare criticism of a senior administration official by the president's wife. T...More..

Supreme Court agrees to hear Sabarimala review petitions on January 22
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Supreme Court agrees to hear Sabarimala review petitions on January 22

Tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru welcomed the Supreme Court decision to hear the review petitions and hailed it as a "big victory" as the outcome was due to the blessings of Lord Ayyappa . Those who support the ban ...More..

Wildfire proves to be one of the deadliest
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wildfire proves to be one of the deadliest

The "Wrecking Ball" crooner said she lost her entire home to the fire but made it out safely with her animals and other loved ones, urging people to donate to emergency services. "We live next to a lake and hav...More..

White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veteran's Day
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

White House confirms Trump will not visit Arlington cemetery on Veteran's Day

After Donald Trump failed to make it to the American war cemetery at Belleau in France at the weekend, the U.S. president has been gently mocked by the official Twitter account of the French army. on Novemb...More..

CNN To Sue Trump Over Banned Journalist Acosta
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CNN To Sue Trump Over Banned Journalist Acosta

Donaldson on CNN's "Reliable Sources". "The White House can not run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way, which is neither appropriate nor professional", the statement by Sande...More..

Botched Israeli Army operation in Gaza triggers sharp escalation in violence
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Botched Israeli Army operation in Gaza triggers sharp escalation in violence

A senior Israeli special ops officer and seven militants, including a Hamas commander, were killed during an apparent botched mission inside the Gaza Strip that threatened to destroy a precarious ceasefir...More..

Trudeau Confirms Canadian Intelligence Heard Audio Tapes of Khashoggi Murder
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trudeau Confirms Canadian Intelligence Heard Audio Tapes of Khashoggi Murder

Turkey had given recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia , the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 10. That ...More..

Cabinet members called in to sign off May's Brexit deal
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Cabinet members called in to sign off May's Brexit deal

He said: "It is vital MPs have all the information necessary to make the most important decision parliamentarians will be making since World War II". Mr Johnson joined other senior Tories, such as former educ...More..

CNN sues Trump Administration, demanding return of Acosta to White House
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CNN sues Trump Administration, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN declared that the White House's justification for removing Acosta's access was a " lie ". Acosta went beyond probing about the president's "enemy of the people" remarks and seemed to challenge Sanders ...More..

Trump attacks Macron again for proposing a new European army
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Trump attacks Macron again for proposing a new European army

The pair are in Paris , France , to mark 100 years since the armistice that ended World War I . Hours after President Trump used Twitter to criticize Emmanuel Macron , the French president hit back, s...More..

Mostly Non-Impactful Snow To Start Tuesday
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mostly Non-Impactful Snow To Start Tuesday

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Highs will warm into the 50s on Thursday . Wednesday will be another December-like day with sunshine and increasing high clouds in the...More..

Democrats flip US Senate seat in Arizona as Sinema bests McSally
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Democrats flip US Senate seat in Arizona as Sinema bests McSally

Republican Martha McSally congratulates Democrat Kyrsten Sinema after the AP calls the Arizona Senate race; Alicia Acuna reports from Scottsdale, Arizona. MS is a state with a dark history of racial violenc...More..

North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts - DN - Defence Notes
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts - DN - Defence Notes

The existence of the bases contradicts President Donald Trump's assertion that his diplomacy is leading to the elimination of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program. Under doveish South Korean President Mo...More..

The Quick Read on Jeff Sessions' Resignation as Attorney General
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Quick Read on Jeff Sessions' Resignation as Attorney General

The departure of Sessions, who was the first U.S. senator to back Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected, and came one day after Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives but boost...More..

Donald Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Donald Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

There has been a similar resurgence in nationalist-populist sentiment from Brazil to Turkey and the Philippines, echoing trends in Russian Federation and the United States and challenging the multilateralism th...More..

Northern California fire death toll at 29
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Northern California fire death toll at 29

At least five search teams were working in Paradise - a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday - and in surrounding Northern California communities. Caitlyn Jenner was among the fortunate one...More..

Netanyahu Approves Qatari Salary Deal as 'Right Step' to Avoid Gaza Collapse
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Netanyahu Approves Qatari Salary Deal as 'Right Step' to Avoid Gaza Collapse

Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza , said in a statement that the Palestinians were killed after Israeli forces targeted a group of people east of the city of Khan Youn...More..

US Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on DACA
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

US Appeals Court Rules Against Trump on DACA

DACA offers protections to roughly 700,000 young adults, mostly Hispanics, who entered the country as children. She said the court is not trying to infringe on the president's power regarding immigration law ...More..

More UK ministers on verge of quitting as PM faces Brexit rebellion
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

More UK ministers on verge of quitting as PM faces Brexit rebellion

And the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson - also a former Remainer - said there were many concerns with the paper and it must be made clear it was as far as the government would be willing to compromise. A tr...More..