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Defense Secretary Mattis briefs members of Congress on deadly Niger mission

The secretary met with personally with Sen. John McCain discuss the mission in Niger that left four American service members dead.

Donald Trump will not visit Britain until 2018, White House confirms

Still to be determined whether Trump will meet Queen in UK Analysis: Was Trump right to blame terrorism for rising UK crime figures?<p>Donald Trump will not visit Britain until next year, the White House confirmed on Friday.<p>The US president was invited to Britain a week after his inauguration, when …

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Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers came after 'massive intelligence failure'

The ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four US soldiers is said to have partially been the result of a “massive intelligence failure”.<p>Staff …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

US to continue working with Russia on issues concerning national security, says White House

<b>Washington:</b> The US has said it would continue to work with Russia on issues that serve its national security interest, expressing hope that the two …

Sarah Sanders

Mattis met with McCain about the Niger ambush

Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham on Friday after the ambush in Niger more than two weeks ago that …

Politics

Mattis, McCain meet a day after subpoena threat

Mattis and McCain met in the senator’s office Friday and gave brief remarks afterward, with McCain stressing the respect he has for the secretary.<p>“We …

Senate Armed Services Committee

Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions.<p>Republicans on the U.S. House of …

U.S. Congress

Trump’s powers to authorize war will be reviewed by Senate panel hearing with Mattis, Tillerson

Following the recent deaths of four U.S. Army sergeants in Niger, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will later this …

Congressional Committees

Rajiv Dalal Named President of Association of Film Commissioners International

The Association of Film Commissioners International has selected industry veteran Rajiv Dalal to the newly created post of president. Jess Conoplia …

WH Chief of staff rails on Congresswoman Wilson

News (U.S.)

Did Mike Pompeo Misspeak or Did He Let the Cat out of the Bag?

Yesterday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo gave a speech at an event hosted by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. There was some interesting …

Conservative View

More women than the White House, and the youngest minister in the world - meet the new UAE Cabinet

It has more women in positions of authority than the United States, the youngest minister in the world and an age difference of nearly half a …

Middle East

CIA chief: North Korea 'on cusp' of nuclear capability

<b>CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile.</b><p>He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option.<p>North Korea claims it already has the capability to strike the US.<p>Mr …

North Korea

Pompeo Warns of North Korea Nukes & Loose Spies’ Lips

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned North Korea may be only months away from being able to launch a nuclear-tipped missile at the United …

North Korea

Sen. Al Franken: Sessions Isn't Telling Truth About Russia

<b>Trump Ratchets Up Tensions With Cuba</b> -- <i>BuzzFlash</i><p><b>Despite Puerto Rico Disaster, Vulture Firms Relentlessly Seeking Billions in Debt Payments</b> -- <i>Common</i> …

Al Franken

India shares Tillerson's optimism for Indo-US ties: MEA

New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) India said today that it appreciates US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's positive evaluation of the Indo-US ties, asserting …

India

U.S. Presses Pakistan to Combat Militants

ISLAMABAD—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Pakistan next week with a demand that Islamabad do more to eliminate militant havens on its territory, reviving a familiar U.S. refrain despite a recent hostage rescue that signaled improved counterterrorism cooperation.<p>The U.S. has …

Pakistan

Rex Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week as part of five-nation tour to discuss strengthening of US relations

<b>Washington:</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation …

Saudi Arabia

EU leaders reaffirm full commitment to 2015 Iran nuclear deal

European Union leaders on Thursday reaffirmed their full commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, hoping that the U.S. Congress would not let it collapse despite relentless criticism by President Donald Trump.<p>But the bloc, reluctant to isolate itself completely from …

Iran

Tillerson trying to deliver 'incremental wins' for Trump

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Tillerson again sought to tamp down speculation that he is on his way out as the Trump administration's …

Heather Nauert

North Korea writes open letter to Parliament urging Australia to move away from Trump administration

A letter from North Korea to nations including Australia urging them to distance themselves from the United States has been described by Malcolm …

North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson talks up US-India relationship, accuses China of 'provocative actions'

<b>Washington:</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for US and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticised China, which …

China

China calls on US to 'abandon its prejudices' after Tillerson rebuke

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has called on the US to "abandon its prejudices" after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed Beijing was subverting the global order and pursuing predatory economic policies.<p>"China firmly upholds the international order with the United Nations at its core," Chinese …

South China Sea

McCain Threatens to Delay Nominations Over White House’s Niger Response

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday threatened to block the Trump administration’s nominees to key defense and national security positions over what he calls an insufficient response to the ambush in Niger earlier this month that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers. “I’d like to hear them …

Senate Armed Services Committee

Albright: Trump White House still has no national security strategy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Thursday that she has yet to see a national security strategy emerge more than nine months into Donald Trump's presidency.<p>"We do not know what the overall plan of the Trump administration is," Albright said in an interview on CNN's "New …

Donald Trump

White House seeks to explain never released Niger statement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not clear why it took President Donald Trump 12 days to publicly comment on the deaths of US troops killed in an ambush in Niger, but it wasn't for lack of effort from some White House officials.<p>White House officials prepared and circulated internally a statement to be …

Politics

Jeff Sessions Discussed Donald Trump Policies With Russian Ambassador During Campaign, Sessions Finally Admits

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was a top Donald Trump adviser during in the 2016 presidential campaign, admitted under oath for the first time …

Russia

McCain: Niger attack information 'may require a subpoena'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he might seek a subpoena to gain the information he wants about the attack in Niger that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.<p>"It may require a subpoena," McCain told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked what steps he would be willing to take to get …

Politics

Mattis says Niger ambush was ‘considered unlikely,’ pledges probe

An ambush that killed four U.S. troops in Niger is under investigation, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.<p>In the face of growing scrutiny, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said the type of attack that killed four U.S. troops in Niger earlier this month was "considered unlikely" and …

Politics

Chad wound up on Trump’s travel ban list because of an office supply glitch. It ran out of passport paper

WASHINGTON — This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security …

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