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 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.