Saudi Arabia Admits Role in Khashoggi’s Death

Saudi Arabia has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey earlier this month. The Kingdom had up until now denied any role in the death. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He went there to obtain paperwork which would allow him […]

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President Trump: Criticism of Saudi Arabia Premature

President Trump called the criticism of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a journalist premature. The president likened the rush to judgement to the criticism received by Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he went through the confirmation process to the Supreme Court. “I think we have to find out what happened first. Here we go again […]

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Two Suspects Named in British Citizen Nerve Agent Attack

The U.K. has formally charged two Russian nationals with the poisoning of a Russian ex-pat living in England along with his daughter. Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned in early March. It is believed that a nerve agent, Novichok, was used in the attack. Novichok is a military grade substance developed in the Soviet […]

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U.S., Mexico Reach Trade Agreement with Canada Excluded

President Trump announced that the U.S. has entered into a new bilateral trade agreement with Mexico, replacing the former agreement known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The President made the announcement from the Oval Office this morning. “This has to do – they used to call it NAFTA. We’re going to call […]

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North Korea Continues to Build Missiles Officials Say

The U.S. intelligence community has information indicating North Korea may be building new missiles at a site previously used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, capable of reaching the United States. If true, the construction of the new missiles would be in direct contradiction to pledges made by the rogue nation last month to […]

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Global Carriers Bow to Chinese Demands on Taiwan Reference

U.S. Airlines have bowed to pressure from the Chinese government and have removed references to Taiwan it was announced this week. The airlines had been asked to stop listing the island as a separate nation from mainland China. China’s Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter in May to foreign carriers, including airlines in the United […]

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War of Words Erupts Between President Trump & Iran

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the Iranian government, warning them of dire consequences if they continue to threaten the United States. The threat came in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warning the U.S. that conflict with the country would be the “mother of all wars,” but tempered the comments by expressing an […]

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Pentagon Sends Ukraine $200 Million in Security Funds

The Department of Defense has granted the government of Ukraine $200 million in security funds. The payment brings the total amount of aid paid to the eastern European nation since 2014 to more than $1 billion. The funds are to be used for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts that will bolster the capacity of […]

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Mixed Messages from Pompeo’s Most Recent Trip to North Korea

Conflicting messages have arisen from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s most recent visit to North Korea just concluded on Saturday. At the conclusion of the meetings, Pompeo told reporters that conversations he had with a high-ranking North Korean official were “productive” and conducted in “in good faith.” “I think we made progress in every element […]

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