UK ambassador to the US who called Trump ‘uniquely dysfunctional’ steps down

The British ambassador to the United States resigned on Wednesday following leaked cables in which the diplomat had criticized President Donald Trump, calling him “inept” and “incompetent,” adding that the president was “radiating insecurity.” In the memo, leaked in a British tabloid on Sunday, Ambassador Kim Darroch said that Trump was “uniquely dysfunctional” and that […]

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Mike Pompeo says ‘we’re not done’ with Iran

Speaking at the Christians United For Israel event in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened that the Trump administration is “not done”  with Iran. “We’ve implemented the strongest pressure campaign in history against the Iranian regime and we are not done,” said Pompeo, adding that U.S. sanctions have deprived Iran of […]

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NATO-Moscow talks go nowhere, putting US-Russia Nuclear Forces Treaty on death watch

Friday’s talks between NATO and Russia have failed to produce any progress on preserving the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). “We have not seen any signs of a breakthrough,” said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at the alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. He added that the odds of reaching an agreement are “going down, day by […]

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In photos: Washington braces for Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ tanks, baby balloons and all

This year’s July 4 celebrations are marked by all sorts of firsts: Military flyovers, tanks rolling onto the National Mall, and the closure of National Airport for a couple of hours during the celebrations. The nation’s capital has been preparing for Thursday’s night’s events, dubbed the “Salute to America,” with the president’s supporters and critics […]

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Trump’s tweet on citizenship question surprises everyone –including administration lawyers

Americans are celebrating the nation’s independence this July 4th, but there will be no holiday respite for harried staffers at the Commerce and Justice Departments. They will almost certainly be preparing for a court hearing Friday, after being summoned to explain the administration’s unanticipated, and possibly illegal, change of position on including a citizenship question […]

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