Category Archives: World News

Mulvaney insists no quid pro quo with Ukraine after WH comments: ‘I didn’t say that’

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney insists he did not admit to wrongdoing by President Trump after comments he made during a marathon press briefing Thursday were interpreted as evidence of a quid pro quo linking military aid to Ukraine with an investigation of potential Ukrainian involvement with Democrats during the 2016 election.

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Dems who praised Obama for troop withdrawal now highly critical of Trump

President Trump has met resistance from both parties after his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, but some of the rhetoric coming from Democrats is almost the opposite of what came from party members when President Barack Obama pulled forces out of Iraq.

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Saudi Arabia says weapons debris shows Iran behind oil attacks

Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry has shown off what it says is wreckage of drones and cruise missiles that prove Iranian involvement in weekend attacks on two oil facilities.

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Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries ‘Endless Wars,’ touts sanctions on Turkey

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the Kurds, while Trump himself denounced getting involved in “endless wars” and talked up sanctions against Turkey.

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Trump: America Doesn’t Need Oil, Gas From Middle East

President Donald Trump promised to help allies following attacks on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, even though he said the U.S. no longer needs energy from the Middle East and has few tankers there.

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Two Killed, One Arrested in Shooting at German Synagogue

Wednesay 2 people were killed outside a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle as firearms were discharged and, according to reports, a grenade detonated in the building’s cemetery.

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White House Does Not Rule Out Trump-Rouhani Meeting

Sunday, the White House didn’t rule out a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, even after Washington accused Iran of being behind drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the attacks on Saturday “did not help” prospects for a meeting between the two leaders during the United Nations General Assembly this month but she left open the possibility it could happen.

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Turkey’s Syria incursion may allow ISIS to attempt mass prison break amid US withdrawal, Kurdish fighters warn

ISIS fighters and other terrorists comprising the more than 10,000 Islamic militants jailed in northeast Syria could launch a mass prison break as U.S. troops withdraw from the region in response to Turkey’s impending incursion, Syrian Kurdish fighters warned Monday.

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Iran Dismisses US Claim It’s Behind Saudi Oil Attacks, Says Ready for War

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attacks that knocked out more than half of Saudi oil output. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no evidence the attacks came from Yemen and accused Iran of “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.”

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Biden snaps at reporter over Ukraine question, tells media to focus on Trump instead

Looks like Biden is getting a wee bit testy….the truth is coming out. Friday Former Vice President Joe Biden snapped at a reporter after being asked whether his son Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine — while the elder Biden was diplomatically involved with the country as vice president — represented a conflict of interest.

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