Iran Nuclear Deal

Democrats Ask Why Israeli Firm Was Hired To Spy On Obama Officials

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The top Democrats on the House Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees want an Israeli spy firm to share data on its alleged …

Jewish Culture

Trump proclaims ‘we are not going to apologize for America'

President Donald Trump on Friday told U.S. Naval Academy graduates that America has become “a lot” stronger recently and that “we are not going to apologize for America.”<p>“And we are respected again,” Trump said in a speech to graduates and their families gathered in Annapolis, Maryland. “I can tell …

U.S. Politics

Trump bragged about low gas prices last summer and now they’ve soared — here’s why it’s his fault

Last summer, Donald Trump bragged about gas prices, falsely claiming that the low prices were the lowest “in over ten years.” Gas prices are the …

Donald Trump

US exit from Iran nuclear deal could trigger instability, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that the U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal could trigger dangerous instability and raise new threats for Israel if Tehran resumes a full-fledged nuclear program.<p>"We can't sort things out with North Korea. Do we want another problem on the same …

Russia

Putin says efforts to set up summit with Trump beset by problems | Reuters

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia was ready for dialogue with the United States, but that a proposed summit between him and U.S. President Donald Trump was not working out for now and was beset by problems.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers …

Russia

Putin Says Oil at $60 Suits Russia With OPEC Weighing More Supply

Oil prices at $60 a barrel fully suit Russia and the country doesn’t want them to spiral higher, President Vladimir Putin said.<p>“We’re not interested …

Oil

Macron’s Outreach to Putin Tests U.S. Relations

French president talks up oil major Total’s investment in Russia in St. Petersburg<p>ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—French President Emmanuel Macron drew a spotlight to growing discord between U.S. and European foreign policy Friday, touting a new multibillion investment in Russia by his country’s top oil …

Russia

Why you'll pay a lot more for gas this Memorial Day weekend

Gallon of regular is up 25 percent on average from last year<p>If you're on the road this holiday weekend, you'll notice — or maybe you already have — that gasoline prices are up. The national average is $2.97 a gallon for regular unleaded, according to AAA. That's up 25 percent from the year-ago …

Oil

Scrapping the Iran deal and North Korea summit harms U.S. credibility

In the span of a month, President Trump has managed to create two nuclear crises. First, he walked away from the Iran nuclear deal, and then he …

North Korea

Talks with powers to continue over saving nuclear deal, Iran says | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Talks with European powers on an economic package aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal will continue after a round of discussions that took place in Vienna on Friday, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said.<p>“For the time being we are negotiating... to see if they can provide us …

South Asia

How the Sweeping U.S. Demands on Iran Will Roil Its Domestic Politics

Two weeks after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined …

South Asia

Macron meets with head of rights group 'Memorial' and Solzhenitsyn's widow

French President Emmanuel Macron has met the head of Russia’s oldest rights group as well as the widow of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel literature laureate and prominent dissident of the Soviet.<p>Macron faced calls from fans and critics alike to address human rights and democratic values during …

World News

North Korea, trade tensions weigh on stocks

After a rebound in early May powered by strong corporate profits, stocks have suddenly stalled. The Dow is languishing below the psychologically …

Stock Markets

Xi urges joint push for globalism

<b>President says China, France can work together to promote world economic growth</b><p>China would like to make joint efforts with France to uphold …

China

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what's happening on Friday.<p><b>1. US President Donald Trump canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.</b> The White House blamed the breakdown of talks partly on North Korea's "trail of broken promises."<p><b>2. North Korea responded and said it is still open to discussions</b> …

North Korea

Read Donald Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un canceling Singapore summit

After pulling out of the Paris climate accord, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Donald Trump has now pulled out of the Singapore summit he so proudly set up just a few weeks ago.<p>Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un were scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12, but …

North Korea

China, Germany to stay in Iran nuclear deal as Khamenei lists demands

<b>(CNN) —</b> In comments likely to frustrate the White House, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany and China will stand by the existing nuclear accord with Iran, even as the US has withdrawn and expects its European allies to follow suit.<p>Merkel made the statement during a joint news conference …

South Asia

Putin welcomes European efforts to save Iran nuclear deal

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia appreciated efforts by Europe to save the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States and warned of "lamentable consequences" if it was not preserved.<p>Putin made the comment in a news conference with …

World News

Inside Black Cube and its work to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal

Company documents and sources detail how the Israeli private security firm spied on former Obama administration officials in an effort to undermine …

Obama Administration

Putin says Kim Jong Un 'did everything he promised to do'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia views the cancellation of the US-North Korea summit with "regret," adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had done everything he had promised to do.<p>Putin made the comments during a joint press conference in St. Petersburg …

North Korea

Opinion: Is Germany courting China and abandoning the US?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets a warm welcome in China, while Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has to deal with an increasingly abrasive United …

Geopolitics

Iran proves that Trump can’t recognise a good deal

Donald Trump may have fulfilled his election promise to quit the Iran deal, but he certainly wasn't doing so to get out of a "bad deal".The post Iran …

Donald Trump

The Iran nuclear deal and the Israeli raid

In January, Mossad agents in Tehran smuggled thousands of documents detailing Iran’s aborted nuclear program out of the country and into Israel. …

Benjamin Netanyahu

World Powers Trying to Save Iran Deal to Meet in Vienna, Without U.S.

Efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal pick up in Vienna where officials will meet for the first time without the U.S. https://bloom.bg/2s68g6t …

South Asia

Why Was a Private Israeli Intel Firm Digging Up Dirt on This Former Obama Administration Official?

Colin Kahl was targeted by Black Cube, the same company Harvey Weinstein hired to discredit his accusers.<p>It began with an email. Colin Kahl, who …

Obama Administration

Donald Trump, deal-breaker in chief

North Korea summit joins the art of the deal-breaking list of Paris climate accord, TPP, Iran nuclear deal, NAFTA, DACA: Our view<p>Thursday's collapse of a highly anticipated nuclear summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a stark and disturbing reminder of the chasm …

North Korea

US may recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights – Israeli minister

The US could soon recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said in interviews. The move would follow the …

World News

House Democrats Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal

The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. (Photo: Blake Lewis)While the world responds with alarm over President Donald Trump's spontaneous decision to …

Military Spending

Trump Gives Europe a Wake-Up Call

As global conflicts intensify, the president is asking EU nations to contribute more for their own defense.<p>The Iran nuclear deal, cosigned by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, was hailed as a success for Europe’s style of multilateral diplomacy, so President Trump’s withdrawal from the …

Donald Tusk

US decision on Iran nuclear deal 'humiliating' for Europe

I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.<p>This action by US President Donald Trump has confirmed …

Middle East