World Leaders

Trump attacks Dems on national security

President Trump lashed out at Democrats on Friday and blamed them for delays in security measures for the U.S. in the wake of the terror attack in …

Donald Trump

Charlottesville Violence and Trump’s Reaction Draw Criticism Abroad

A wide range of world leaders have condemned the violence in Charlottesville last weekend and sometimes sharply criticized President Trump, who said that some of the people marching with the white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters were “very fine people.”<p>Many of these countries are American …

Paolo Gentiloni

Trump's Search for an Afghan War Policy Takes Him to Camp David

President Donald Trump has summoned his defense and foreign policy team to Camp David Friday in an effort to resolve months of debate over the future …

Business

Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.<p>Ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump at Camp David, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn't giving any hints of what the strategy would look like. The meeting …

Afghanistan

Travels with Mike Pence

TO KNOW how the world aches for a more familiar America to return, it is enough to watch foreign leaders interact with Vice-President Mike Pence. In …

Economics

Pence returns from high-profile Latin America trip

Vice President Mike Pence wrapped up his recent trip to Latin America on Thursday looking perhaps a little presidential.<p>The five-day tour through Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama -- which ended a day late, with the vice president expected to meet with President Trump at Camp David in Maryland …

Latin America

Mattis, Tillerson warn North Korea

The secretaries of Defense and State imply disagreement with White House strategist Steve Bannon on North Korea

North Korea

Rwanda: Kagame to Be Sworn in Today

President Paul Kagame will take oath of office, Friday, officially marking the start of a new seven-year term.The ceremony will take place at Amahoro …

Africa

The dove: Stephen Bannon's softer side emerges as he contradicts Donald Trump

<b>Washington:</b> For all his fire-breathing nationalism - the demands to ban Muslims, build a wall on the Mexican border and honour statues of Confederate …

Australian News

The Latest: Protesters target Pence in Panama City

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local):<p>2:45 p.m.<p>Several dozen people are protesting in downtown Panama City against a visit by Vice President Mike Pence to the Central American nation.<p>About 50 demonstrators including construction workers …

Latin America

Heads of State Jet into Rwanda for Kagame's Inauguration

About 20 Heads of State and Government as well as representatives of various governments and organisations have been invited to be part of Paul …

Africa

US announces deal to export pork to Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States said Thursday that it has agreed to terms on a deal to export pork to Argentina for the first time in 25 years.<p>Argentina blocked imports of U.S. pork in 1992, saying it had concerns about animal health. There was no immediate comment from Argentina's …

Business

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable."<p>The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine …

North Korea

Pence in Aftermath of Charlottesville: 'I Stand With The President’

Speaking at news conference in Chile, when asked about Donald Trump remarks on Charlottesville, Vice President Mike Pence says “I stand with the president, and I stand by those words.”

Politics

Canada and Mexico rebuke Trump at tense start of Nafta talks

Canada and Mexico offered thinly-veiled rebukes of Donald Trump’s plans to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the US …

Robert Lighthizer

Worried About Trump With Nukes? Pence Is Your Only Hope.

The president boasted about the United States' nuclear arsenal on Twitter – but what happens if he decides to use it?<p>WASHINGTON ― For those worried President Donald Trump may impulsively drag the nation into war after he bragged about nuclear weapons and being “locked and loaded” against North …

News (U.S.)

Iran’s supreme leader is mocking Trump over Charlottesville

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has publicly criticised the US government over its handling of violence following a recent white …

Iran

There is no Trump administration

The most worrying thing about the current fight between President Trump and the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is that it is just that. …

Foreign Policy

Trump Less Trusted Than Putin: Balance of Power

As Donald Trump’s White House spirals deeper into crisis, the rest of the world seems to be giving up on America’s new president.<p>A survey by Pew …

United States

Pence ending international trip early amid Trump controversy

Pence's announcement came just as Trump was announcing the disbanding of two his economic councils amid an exodus of CEOs from the advisory boards …

Trump Will Seek Seoul’s Approval for Any Action on North Korea, President Moon Says

Remarks from South Korea’s president come days after Pyongyang backed down from its threat to attack a U.S. territory<p>SEOUL—South Korea’s leader said President Donald Trump had agreed to discuss options, including a U.S. military strike, with him before taking any action to rein in North Korea’s …

North Korea

Mattis Mulls Plan to Privatize War in Afghanistan | RealClearDefense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said administration officials are mulling the proposal by businessman and former Navy SEAL Erik Prince to surge private …

Afghanistan

England brief Australia on Bangladesh security

England's first-hand accounts of the Bangladesh security bubble helped assuage Australian cricketers' doubts regarding their own trip, according to …

Cricket

Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in plan put on hold

Committee stops preparations after Raila team says it will move to court.

Kenya

My favorite emoji (and other Merkel insights)

BERLIN — In one of her first campaign events ahead of Germany’s September election, Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down Wednesday with four YouTube …

European News

Pence won't take questions from press in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's isn't expected to take questions from reporters after meeting with Chile's president — even though Pence's public schedule had listed a "joint press conference" with Michelle Bachelet (bah-cheh-LET').<p>Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen tells reporters …

World News

Adviser to South Korea's President Moon issues sick burn on Trump over North Korea policy

President Donald Trump's North Korea strategy has been all over the place.<p>Early in Trump's presidency, his top officials declared the Obama-era policy of "strategic patience" over, but they have since struggled to meaningfully define a policy of their own.<p>One day the State Department would …

Military

Close American allies rebuke Trump over Charlottesville remarks

America’s closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May, widely criticised at …

Donald Trump

Pence says he 'never witnessed' campaign collusion with Russia

Mike Pence has stuck his neck out for the White House, and on plenty of instances, it hasn’t turned out well for the vice president.<p>For example, …

Donald Trump

World trusts Putin more than Trump in foreign affairs, Pew Research says

People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed.<p>Of 36 countries canvassed, 22, including Germany, France and Japan, trust Putin more, according to the pollster's …

United States