World Politics

Senators Are Stunned To Discover We Have 1,000 Troops In Niger

The death of four soldiers has opened eyes to that mission. It's also raised a question: How can our presence there be justified by a law passed in 2001?<p>The death of four U.S. Special Operations Forces troops in Niger has generated a raucous conversation about how presidents should comfort bereft …

War

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with Israel

Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine. Built on a foundation of pre-independence militias, supplied …

War

UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs

Britain will have to register ‘everyone or no one’ in Brexit transition, says cross-party group after Amber Rudd outlines plans<p>The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has been warned by a cross-party group of MEPs that her plans to force EU nationals to add their names to a register in the transition …

Brexit

President Trump on North Korea: 'We're Prepared for Anything'

President Donald Trump once again declined to provide specifics about his administration's plan for North Korea, claiming the United States is …

North Korea

US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government Monday after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation.<p>Erin McKee, the deputy U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, did not …

Politics

Jimmy Carter Unleashed: Russians Didn't Alter Election, Obama Didn't Deliver, We Didn't Vote For Hillary

At 93, Jimmy Carter is cutting loose.<p>The former president sat down with The New York Times recently and chatted about all kinds of subjects. The …

U.S. Politics

America’s Forever Wars

The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. While the number of men and women deployed overseas has shrunk considerably over the past 60 years, the military’s reach …

Politics

Zakaria proposes 'grand bargain' on Puerto Rico's debt

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fareed Zakaria floated the idea of a "grand bargain" between the federal government and the people of Puerto Rico to resolve the country's economic crisis.<p>During his 'What in the World' segment of his weekly show on Sunday, he explained how the deal could work.<p>"The federal government should …

Foreign Policy

World War 3: N. Korea Is ‘Mass Producing Biological Weapons’ To Unleash Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague Against U.S.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is believed to be secretly “mass producing biological weapons” in preparation for war against the U.S. North Korean …

North Korea

Why Trump's Korean war talk should be taken seriously

<b>(CNN) —</b> Washington elites have long regarded war with North Korea as all but unthinkable. Yet, obscured by the wild twists and daily cacophony of the Trump presidency, the conventional wisdom is changing.<p>While President Donald Trump rattles sabers on Twitter and slams "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un, …

North Korea

US prepares to put nuclear bomber force back on Cold War alert

The US Air Force is planning to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour alert, a readiness level last seen in the dying days of the Cold War.<p>The …

Australian News

Catalan Separatists Plot Response to Spain's Shock and Awe

Catalan separatists meet Monday to craft their reply to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after the Spanish leader announced an unprecedented barrage of …

Carles Puigdemont

5 Simple Reasons the U.S. Military Is the Most Feared in History

The United States is the most formidable military power the world has ever seen. Arguably, since the end of the Cold War, America has enjoyed a level …

War

German military: 200 soldiers classified as far-right extremists since 2008

A German lawmaker has criticized discrepancies in the reporting of right-wing sympathizers among the military's ranks. The identified extremists …

Germany

Fact You May Not Know: China Has Its Very Own 'B-52' Bomber

Welcome to the H-6. <i>When the Tu-16 was designed in the 1950s, the intent was for strategic bombers to overfly hostile cities and military</i> …

War

The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday where they were set to speak about the …

Climate

Where does the U.S. have troops in Africa, and why?

The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month -- and the ensuing controversy surrounding President Trump's calls to their families -- …

War

Japan stocks at two-decade top after Abe win

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 has posted the longest winning streak in its nearly 70-year history as markets cheered the weekend election victory of Japan's …

World News

Nobel peace prize winners urge Australia to sign treaty banning nuclear weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons says global nonproliferation regime has failed and weapons pose ‘an existential threat’ to humanity<p>The winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has written an open letter to Malcolm Turnbull urging …

International Relations

Jimmy Carter Wants to Help President Trump Resolve the North Korea Crisis

Former President Jimmy Carter may be on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum from the current leader of the free world, but he's still offering …

News

Anxiety rises in Catalonia as Spain’s political crisis deepens

Spain’s political crisis has rattled its economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest.<p>In Catalonia’s regional capital Barcelona, many locals say they are apprehensive after its leaders said they would not accept direct rule from Madrid.<p>“I’m very scared,” said 72-year-old Rosa Maria,” and I think …

Mariano Rajoy

Graham says servicemen in Niger were there to 'defend America'

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday said he was given a little insight on the mission in Niger where four United States servicemen were killed and that they were there to "defend America."<p>“I can say this to the families: They were there to defend America. They were there to help allies. They were there …

Politics

Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for U.S. policy hints

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday, among the first visits to Africa by a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration that diplomats hope will shed light on his plans to engage with the continent.<p>While Africa is …

World News

Global appetite for croissants leaves French short of butter

French pastries, like croissants and pains au chocolat, along with their core ingredient – butter - have taken the world by storm to the point that France is now experiencing a shortage of the dairy product, leaving bakers and consumers worried.<p>At the weekend, French daily newspaper Le Figaro …

World News

Dlamini Zuma slams ANC over economy

ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has launched a veiled attack on her own party for failing for almost five years to take over control …

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Boris Johnson: Donald Trump has an 'absolute duty' to prepare for military intervention in North Korea

Donald Trump has an "absolute duty" to prepare for military intervention against North Korea in the face of the mounting nuclear threat posed by the regime, Boris Johnson will say.<p>The Foreign Secretary will warn that Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, is on the verge of acquiring that capability …

North Korea

Catalonia parliament weighs up independence declaration

Rajoy had declared earlier on Saturday that the Spanish government had decided to trigger article 155 of the Spanish constitution for the first time …

European News

There’s One Place Where Man Purses Are Much Beloved. It’s a War Zone

In war-ravaged Syria, where men carry multiple phones, power banks and wads of cash, the infamous ‘man bag’ is a beacon of practicality<p>One of the most polarizing fashion accessories—the man purse—has found acceptance in an unexpected place.<p>All it took was six years of war.<p>Man bags first gained …

War

Trump wants to take on Iran, but has no idea how to do that

Last week, U.S.-backed forces in Syria expelled Islamic State from its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqah, a major victory after three years of fighting against the “caliphate” that once terrified much of the West. But there was strikingly little celebration. President Trump made no formal …

Foreign Policy

Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission to receive Medal of Honor

Retired Army Captain Gary Michael "Mike" Rose, 71, will receive the Medal of Honor Monday for his heroism as a combat medic during a harrowing secret …

War