Trump ‘Extends Lebanon Sanctions Because of Hizbullah’

US President Donald Trump has reportedly extended sanctions imposed on Lebanon since 2007 for another year, the White House announced on Saturday. The White House explained in a statement that Trump made the decision because “Iran continues to supply arms to Hizbullah.” In a letter to the US Congress, Trump said “Iran was supplying its … Read more

Trump and Putin Raise Possibilities of another Meeting

Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for a fall sit-down. … Read more

Trump Aide’s ‘Russia Ties’ Alleged in Secret U.S. Documents

The FBI believed that a former Trump campaign adviser had ties to Russia as it sought to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, top secret documents released to U.S. news organizations have revealed. The October, 2016 application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court named Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the campaign of … Read more

Russian Envoy: Moscow Open to Putin Visit to Washington

Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after a surprise invitation from President Donald Trump, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. With confusion still swirling around what the two men discussed behind closed doors in Helsinki earlier this week, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said it’s important to “deal … Read more

British PM on the Rocks as Foreign, Brexit Ministers Quit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government imploded on Monday as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson followed Brexit minister David Davis in resigning over her masterplan for Britain’s future outside the EU. Davis and his deputy dramatically quit overnight over May’s plan to retain strong economic ties with the European Union even after Britain leaves in March … Read more

Syria Regime Pounds South, Rebel Evacuations Postponed

Regime forces bombarded southern Syria on Sunday, as the evacuation of rebel fighters under a ceasefire deal for the region was postponed, a monitor and an opposition official said. Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a ceasefire deal late Friday with regime ally Russia to end more than two weeks of deadly … Read more

French Plan to Cut Public Spending Due ‘in Coming Weeks’

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the government would unveil “in the coming weeks” a plan to cut public spending and keep the budget within European Union deficit targets. “There can be no tax cuts or increased investments without slowing the continued growth of our spending,” Macron told lawmakers in a speech at the … Read more

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