Trump tries to get China back into trade talks by heaping praise on Xi Jinping on Twitter

President Donald Trump has finally weighed in on rising tensions between Beijing and Hong Kong, tweeting Thursday that China’s President Xi Jinping could bring about a “happy and enlightened” resolution. “If President Xi would meet directly and personally with the protesters, there would be a happy and enlightened ending to the Hong Kong problem. I […]

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Pentagon rebuts Trump’s claim that he defeated ISIS

A new report released by the Pentagon this week states that the self-proclaimed Islamic State group (ISIS) is taking advantage of President Donald Trump’s troop withdrawals from Iraq and Syria and “rebuilding its capabilities.” This runs counter to the president’s repeated claims that he has defeated ISIS. This week’s report acknowledges that the group lost […]

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Putin threatens to develop new nuclear weapons if the US does so first

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that his country would start developing new nuclear missiles if the United States began doing the same. This is essentially what nonproliferation advocates and activists feared after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) on Friday. “If Russia obtains reliable […]

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