Category Archives: World News

Turkey May Release Pastor Brunson on Oct. 12

Monday the Wall Street Journal said U.S. authorities are hopeful that American Pastor Andrew Brunson, being held in Turkey on terrorism charges, could be released next month, after authorities in Ankara sent out such signals. Continue reading →

China Calls Off Trade Talks, Won’t Go to Washington Until After Midterms

China has scrapped planned trade talks with the U.S. and is unlikely to sit down with Washington until after November’s mid-term elections, according to people familiar with the situation. Continue reading →

Trump warns of ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia behind journalist’s disappearance

President Trump has warned that there will be “severe punishment” if Saudi Arabia is found to be responsible for the disappearance of a columnist inside a Saudi consulate — as some in Congress call for the U.S. to sanction those responsible. Continue reading →

Andrew Brunson, American pastor detained in Turkey, is freed, sentenced to time served

Friday Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was imprisoned and then placed under house arrest in Turkey due to his alleged ties to an outlawed group, was ordered freed and sentenced to time served — and is now expected to stop in Germany for a medical exam before returning to the U.S. Continue reading →

Terror Attacks Have Been Prevented in 3 Major US Cities

FBI Director Christopher Wray said terror attacks have been thwarted in at least three major U.S. cities in the last year. Wray’s comments came on the anniversary of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorism attacks. He made his remarks during an interview on “CBS This Morning.” Continue reading →

Palestinians file war crimes claim over West Bank hamlet

Tuesday a top official said the Palestinians have filed a new complaint against Israel with the International Criminal court, after the United States said it would resort to any means to protect its allies against such actions at the international war crimes body. Continue reading →

Trump Admin. to Take Tough Stance Against International Criminal Court

Monday the US will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court, threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. Continue reading →

France Accuses Russia of Spying on Military from Space

Russia attempted to intercept transmissions from a Franco-Italian satellite used by both nations’ armies for secure communications, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Friday, describing the move as an “act of espionage”. In a speech outlining France’s space policy for the coming years, Parly said the Russian satellite Louch-Olymp had approached the Athena-Fidus satellite in 2017. Continue reading →

Saudi Oil Exports to US Hit Year’s High in Response to Trump

It was just announced that Saudi Arabia has markedly increased oil exports to America, a sign OPEC’s leading producer is responding to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to cool down the energy market.

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Merkel Warns Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

Sunday German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. Continue reading →