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Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

The attack killed Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, the Pentagon said. An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this […]

Russia resumes Idlib air strikes: Syrian Observatory

Russia resumes Idlib air strikes: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday Russian war planes had resumed air strikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province after a 22-day break. Russia supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose military has been carrying out air strikes and shelling during that period, the Observatory said. (Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing […]

Leon Panetta says North Korea summit was "doomed" from the start

Leon Panetta says North Korea summit was "doomed" from the start

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said President Trump’s “failed” Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June was “doomed” from the beginning. “The problem is that in many ways it was doomed to failure from the beginning, because there was never the preparatory work that has to be done prior to a […]

Abbas: Trump team offered plan for Palestinian-Jordanian confederation

Abbas: Trump team offered plan for Palestinian-Jordanian confederation

Abbas: Trump team offered plan for Palestinian-Jordanian confederation  The Hill Amman said to reject US proposal for Jordanian-Palestinian confederation  The Times of Israel Abbas: ‘Trump Offered to Establish Jordan-Palestinian Authority Confederation’  The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com Can Netanyahu and Trump Downgrade the Palestinian Issue for Good?  Haaretz Full coverage Source link

Brexit: May vows no compromise with EU on Brexit plan

Brexit: May vows no compromise with EU on Brexit plan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The prime minister says she is confident of a deal Theresa May has insisted she will not be forced into watering down her Brexit plan during negotiations with the EU. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister says she will “not be pushed” into compromises on her Chequers agreement […]

Top Brazilian court bars Lula da Silva from running again for president

Top Brazilian court bars Lula da Silva from running again for president

Six of seven justices from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in Brasilia ruled that Lula was ineligible to run in October, while one voted in favor in a hearing stretching late into Friday night. Brazilian law bars candidates whose conviction has been upheld on appeal. Universally known as Lula, Lula da Silva is a founding member […]

Sterling set for fifth monthly loss on Brexit concerns, data

Sterling set for fifth monthly loss on Brexit concerns, data

LONDON (Reuters) – Sterling fell on Friday, retreating from a one-month high in the previous session as investors took profits from a brief rally spurred by hopes of a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. FILE PHOTO: UK pound coins plunge into water in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo But Brexit concerns still […]

Stocks snap 4-day winning streak after report says Trump to back tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

Stocks snap 4-day winning streak after report says Trump to back tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

Mexico and the U.S. announced a bilateral trade deal on Monday, paving the way for a NAFTA replacement. Both countries also left the door open for Canada to join the agreement. Trade worries had kept a lid on stock gains in recent months as investors assessed the potential impact of protectionist trade policies on the […]

Chemnitz protests: Germany to probe leak sparking mob violence

Chemnitz protests: Germany to probe leak sparking mob violence

Image copyright EPA Image caption The leaked arrest warrant was published on far-right websites organising the Chemnitz protests Germany has launched a probe into who leaked the arrest warrant for an Iraqi murder suspect to far-right groups in Saxony’s eastern city of Chemnitz. A fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German-Cuban man on Sunday sparked days […]

The US Has Blood on Its Hands in Yemen, and Can't Wash It Off

The US Has Blood on Its Hands in Yemen, and Can't Wash It Off

A Yemeni child stands next to the remains of a bus destroyed in a Saudi-led airstrike on August 10, 2018. Photo: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images At least twice in the past month, airstrikes by the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen have resulted in the deaths of innocent children. While the humanitarian crisis in Yemen has […]