U.S. Dept. of State

Trump wraps up week with attacks on FBI and US immigrants: 'The worst people'

The president visited one of the FBI’s campuses, assuring graduates they’re ‘great people’ despite his criticisms, and yesterday condemned the green card lottery<p>Donald Trump bemoaned the “shame” of the FBI on Friday, then flew to one of the agency’s campuses and declared: “You are great people.”<p>The …

Donald Trump

Rex Tillerson’s North Korea Decisions Are Getting the Secretary of State in Trouble (Again)

Speculation that Rex Tillerson may soon be out of a job ramped up this week after the secretary of state said Tuesday that the United States was …

North Korea

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about taxes

The news this week was dominated by the historic election of Doug Jones in Alabama and the ongoing machinations to try and pass the Republican tax …

Donald Trump

In big blow to Indians, US considers preventing spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

The Trump administration is considering revoking an Obama-era rule that extends work authorisation to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a move that …

Immigration

What Trump did this week: Twitter feuds – naturally – and a shock loss for Roy Moore

The week began with the president accusing CNN of ‘fake news’, and moved through a tweetstorm with Kirsten Gillibrand and a damaging defeat in Alabama<p>Each week, Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. The Guardian is keeping track of it all in this series, every …

Donald Trump

Trump appeals to Russia on North Korea

US President Donald Trump says Washington hopes to receive more help from Russian President Vladimir Putin with efforts to convince North Korea to …

North Korea

Skepticism on Rubio’s tenacity is warranted

The Post reports:<p>Sen. Marco Rubio informed Senate leaders Thursday he intends to vote against Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax plan unless it includes a larger expansion of a child tax credit.“I understand that this is a process of give and take, especially when there’s only a couple of us fighting …

Opinion

Trump’s Strange Love for Vladimir Putin Has Become a National Security Nightmare

The president’s continued refusal to find fault with Russia has left the U.S. vulnerable to future threats.<p>In his first press conference as president, <b>Donald Trump</b> made a revealing comment about his relationship with Russia, which the U.S. intelligence community had accused of interfering in the …

World Leaders

Marco Rubio Makes His Move

With Republicans already tight on votes, the Florida senator says he’ll oppose the final tax bill if party leaders don’t meet his demands to expand the child tax credit for working families.<p>For weeks, Marco Rubio has been prodding Republican leaders to tilt the party’s tax overhaul ever-so-slightly …

Politics

Jordan launches diplomatic offensive against US Jerusalem move

Apart from the Palestinians, Jordan stands to lose the most from President Donald Trump’s bombshell announcement on Dec. 6 that the United States …

Israel

US Department of State Releases January 2018 Visa Bulletin

The cutoff dates for China and other workers show the biggest movement.<p>The US Department of State has released its January 2018 Visa Bulletin, …

Immigration

New Tillerson Rumors Crank the Disrespect up Several Notches

Ok. This is uncomfortable.<p>All the rumors of tension between President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be just that – rumors – but when …

Conservative View

Hillary: Moore defeat a ‘turning point’ for Trump opposition

Hillary Clinton told a crowd of 5,000 people gathered in Vancouver on Wednesday that Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama marks a “tuning point” for …

Donald Trump

UNSC to hold ministerial-level meeting on 'threats and challenges' posed by North Korea

<b>United Nations:</b> The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold a ministerial-level meeting on Friday on the "threats and challenges" posed by …

North Korea

American diplomacy is not dead

Not a week goes by without another searing op-ed criticizing Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Defense: Trump recognizes …

Foreign Policy

The White House just undercut Rex Tillerson again on North Korea

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson extended an olive branch — or at least, an olive twig — to North Korea, saying the U.S. was willing to …

North Korea

Tory David Davis will NOT face formal contempt proceedings over handling of Brexit papers

Tory David Davis will not face formal contempt proceedings over his handling of the secret Brexit papers, it was revealed today.<p>But Commons Speaker …

Brexit

Was a Sonic Weapon Deployed in Cuba

Hearing loss, dizziness, sleep and vision problems, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue and now brain damage—these are the symptoms suffered by two dozen US …

U.S. Government

5 things for December 14: Net neutrality, tax overhaul, Rod Rosenstein, North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a red-carpet salute to kindness. "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribune" airs Sunday night at 8 ET. Before the big show, meet this year's top 10. Here's what else you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox …

North Korea

Fed Hikes Interest Rates, Chuck Schumer Files Police Report, 262 Journalists In Prison Around the World: P.M. Links

The White House said after a missile test was "not the time" for talks with North Korea a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested the …

Chuck Schumer

Thursday briefing: Brexit bill defeat shakes May’s authority

Amendment demanding final vote is passed … Salma Hayek on sexual harassment by ‘monster’ Weinstein … and extinction under the magnifying glass<p>Top story: Rebellion or just parliament doing its job?<p>Hello – it’s Warren Murray flicking through the news with you this morning.<p>“Rebelling once gives you a …

Salma Hayek

Three Things You Need to Know – December 13, 2017

Roy Moore Only Has Himself to BlameDoug Jones has 22,819 thank-you cards to send this Christmas.Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election last …

North Korea

Report: Rex Tillerson Told U.S. Diplomats That Russia ‘Interfered’ With The Presidential Election

Despite multiple reports suggesting State Secretary Rex Tillerson would be “forced out” within weeks and replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the former ExxonMobil CEO still possesses the top State Department job. Even so, rumors detailing his strained relationship with President Donald Trump have …

Russia

“Too Little, Too Late”: Diplomats Yawn as Rex Tillerson Kvells About His Vaunted State Dept. “Re-Design”

The secretary of state, apparently heading for the exit, is trying to buff his image with a PowerPoint presentation. “It is just not a sexy subject,” one staffer said.<p>Standing before a full house in the Dean Acheson Auditorium on Tuesday, <b>Rex Tillerson</b> offered a candid assessment of his …

Rex Tillerson

Tillerson Says He's Learning to Enjoy Job But Misses His Horse

Rex Tillerson has had public disagreements with his boss, Donald Trump, and private concerns about the role the president’s son-in-law is playing in …

Rex Tillerson

Congress lets Iran deadline pass, leaves decision to Trump

When President Donald Trump announced two months ago that he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, he automatically triggered a …

Bob Corker

2017 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

President Donald Trump calling "the Russia thing" a "made-up story" has overwhelmingly won the reader competition for most significant falsehood of …

Donald Trump

The Calculated Destruction of America’s Government

It is truly extraordinary: the still-new Trump administration keeps appointing people whose common priority is the destruction of the agency they …

Liberal View

Rex Tillerson offers North Kores "talks without preconditions"

North Korea has always represented a potential threat to security in Asia, but in 2017 the prospect of open conflict seemed much closer.<p>Now the US …

North Korea

Morning Brief: 75 per cent for the provinces, 75 per cent for the Liberals

<b>Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by Boeing, committed to Canada since 1919.</b><p><i>Morneau expected to answer for giving 75 per cent of pot proceeds</i> …

Canada