Category: World News

Wag the Dog: Pompeo Blames Iran for Attack On Oil Tankers

The attack Thursday on two international oil tankers off the Iranian coast that left one ship billowing black smoke and forced crews of both to abandon ship was the work of Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “This is only the latest in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran…

Racist Trump Does Not Condemn White Nationalism, Again

Trump says he does not think white nationalism is a rising global threat, this coming days after the massacre at 2 mosques in New Zealand. The shooter left a manifesto praising Trump for his views and taking inspiration from him. Trump had a chance to boldly condemn white supremacy and Islamophobia on Friday morning. Instead,…

WH Illegal Efforts to Transfer U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act and without review…

Trump Met Privately With Putin at G20 Summit Without Notetaker, Again

Trump reportedly keeps finding a way to meet the Russian leader privately. If you’re a US president, it’s probably not a great idea to meet with a foreign leader who meddled in your country’s elections without some way to record what’s being discussed. But that’s just what President Donald Trump apparently did — again. According…

President Lifts Sanctions on Oligarch Linked to Election Meddling

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it intends to lift sanctions against the business empire of Oleg V. Deripaska, one of Russia’s most influential oligarchs, after an aggressive lobbying campaign by Mr. Deripaska’s companies. The decision by the Treasury Department, which had been postponed for months, was both politically and economically sensitive, and drew…

Trump Says US Stands with Saudi Arabia Despite Murder of Khashoggi

Trump says US stands with Saudi Arabia despite journalist Khashoggi’s killing Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a lengthy statement, punctuated with eight exclamation points, Trump says that “we may never know all of the facts surrounding” Khashoggi’s…

Turks Says They Have Recordings that Show Khashoggi was Killed [VIDEO]

The Turkish government has told U.S. officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month, according to U.S. and Turkish officials. The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in Oct.…

Prosecutor linked to lawyer who held Trump Tower meeting Killed

A Russian official accused of directing the foreign operations of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met senior Trump campaign officials in 2016, has plummeted to his death in a helicopter crash. Russian Deputy Attorney General Saak Albertovich Karapetyan was exposed in a Swiss court this year for a plot to enlist another nation’s law-enforcement official…

Rob Goldstone says FSB May Have Been Behind Trump Tower Meeting

The British-born music publicist who helped arrange that infamous meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democrats now believes the meeting could have been a set-up by Russian intelligence, he told NBC News in an exclusive television interview. “I’m willing to believe that I don’t know who wanted this…

Arrested Russian Agent with NRA & GOP Ties Traded Sex for Political Influence

Maria Butina, the NRA linked accused spy was in contact with Russian intelligence, prosecutors say. The Russian woman charged with spying in the US was in contact with suspected Russian intelligence officers and a billionaire oligarch linked to the Kremlin, US authorities said on Wednesday. Prosecutors said Maria Butina had contact details for “individuals identified…

Traitor Trump Considers Turning Former Russian Ambassador to the Russians

Current and former American diplomats are expressing disgust and horror over the White House’s willingness to entertain permitting Russian officials to question a prominent former U.S. ambassador. During President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Putin pivoted a question about extraditing the 12 Russian intelligence officers whom Robert Mueller has indicted into a…

Trump Goes Full Traitor & Sides With Russia Over America [VIDEO]

Donald Trump backs Vladimir Putin, not US intelligence, on election meddling at Helsinki summit. Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin, United States President Donald Trump has refused to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 elections, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.…

Trump Rolled by Putin

Following a day of discussions between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump left Monday’s summit neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election — saving most of his criticism for America itself.  “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States…

Trump Calls Allies “Foes” on Way to Meeting with BFF Putin [Transcript]

President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union when asked to identify his “biggest foe globally right now.” In the CBS News interview, Mr.…

Trump Throws Bombs At NATO, Then Lies About Fixing It [VIDEO]

US president says Europeans caved in to defence spending demands, but they deny it. Nato’s European leaders were left reeling after one of the most divisive summits in the organisation’s 69-year history, at which Donald Trump set a January deadline for them to increase defence spending and hinted that the US might quit the alliance…

Europe Tells White Nationalist Richard Spencer to “GO HOME”

American white supremacist Richard Spencer has been told to return home from Europe just days before he planned to speak at an Altright.com conference in Sweden.  Spencer had arrived in Poland to enter Europe’s free travel zone—the Schengen Area. En route to Sweden to be a “secret guest” for the alt-right conference, Spencer was refused…

Giant “Trump Baby” balloon to Greet Trump in London [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump is going to the United Kingdom next week — a trip he’s been canceling and rescheduling for months due to worries over massive protests.  Massive demonstrations are still expected when the US president gets into town on July 13. One will include a huge balloon of Trump’s likeness floating across the London…

Trump Pulls Trigger on Trade War with China Tonight [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump is preparing to slap tariffs on Chinese goods early Friday, the first shot in a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.  Tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods are scheduled to take effect at 12:01 a.m. in Washington.  Beijing has said retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods ranging from soybeans to…

Senate Intelligence Committee Agrees That Putin Meddled to Help Trump

The Senate Intelligence Committee strongly backed the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, ultimately intending to help Donald Trump win. The Senate committee said on Tuesday that that during its review, it was consistently told that intelligence analysts were under “no…

N Korea Pushing Ahead with Weapons Programs [VIDEO]

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site.  The facility makes solid-fuel ballistic missiles as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads. New building didn’t appear to begin in earnest until April this year, around the time Mr. Kim shook hands…

Trump extends “No Longer a Threat” North Korea’s Economic Restrictions

Despite saying days earlier that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, Trump – with no fanfare whatsoever – signed an executive order on Friday and extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions against it. Nine days after Trump tweeted: “There is no longer…

North Korea State News: Major Concessions From Trump

North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North and to end joint military drills with South Korea in exchange for a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North.  Questions remain: under what terms, and by when, is Kim going…