U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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Turkeys Cratering Markets Stoke Speculation Over Extreme Measures

Desperate measures are in the air in Turkey: Trading rooms are awash with talk of a bailout by the International Monetary Fund and potential capital controls. But there’s a vacuum at the core of economic policy making. The central bank and government have remained largely silent as the currency plummeted…

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Maxine Waters Cancels Events After ‘Very Serious Death Threat’

The threat follows Waters’ controversial call to protesters to confront members of the Trump administration in public over their support for the president’s zero tolerance policy against immigrants. “There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking…

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China Begins to Question Whether Its Ready for a Trade War

Xi Jinping vowed to match fell below forecasts last month and economists warnings about a repeat of the market’s collapse in 2015, the last time China saw such open criticism of economic policymakers. “People are going to look back at this year as the pivot point when Xi Jinping overreached…

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The Late Shah’s Son Wants a Democratic Revolution in Iran

In another era, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah of Iran, would be an ideal candidate to lead an Iranian government in exile. After all, the CIA, according to reporting at the time from the Washington Post's Bob Woodward. But even then, the Reagan administration was not trying…

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White House: Trumps Salute to North KoreanGeneral a Common Courtesy

Washington (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general. "It's a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that," presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters two days after…

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Manafort Heads to Jail After Judge Faults Witness Tampering

Paul Manafort was sent to jail Friday by a federal judge who said she couldn’t turn a blind eye to claims that he attempted to tamper with witnesses, adding pressure on President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager to cooperate with a U.S. probe of Russian election meddling. U.S. authorities immediately…

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Bill Clinton says impeachment hearings would have begun already if a Democrat were president

Former President Bill Clinton, seen here in May, said impeachment hearings would have started already if a Democrat were in the Oval Office.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) Former President Bill Clinton argued Sunday that impeachment hearings would already be in full swing if a Democrat were in the Oval Office…

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Trump Plans July Meeting With Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, during Trump’s visit to Europe next month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Two possibilities for the meeting are either before the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 or after Trump’s visit to…

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A Sinkhole Has Appeared On The White House Lawn And The Internet Is Responding Appropriately

When Trump announced plans to “drain the swamp” even we didn’t think he meant it literally. That is, until a sinkhole appeared on the White House’s North Lawn this week. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Voice of America reporter Steve Herman tweeted photos of the sinkhole on Tuesday.…

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How Canada’s Sacred Cows and 270% Tariffs Set Trump Off at G-7

The Group of Seven ended with an explosion — Donald Trump unloaded on Justin Trudeau and washed his hands of the summit. And he blamed Canadian milk. Trump spent much of the G-7 complaining about Canadian dairy tariffs, mentioning it repeatedly Friday during a leaders’ session on trade, one official…

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