Category Archives: Politics

13Nov/17

UK’s Johnson apologises for distress caused by remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Continue reading

13Nov/17

IMF warns of ‘disruptive’ Brexit threat

Europe’s economy is now hitting its stride, according to the International Monetary Fund. But, as Ciara lee reports, a disruptive Brexit could result in “appreciably” lower growth for Britain and the euro zone. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump tweets that North Korean leader insulted him by calling him “old”

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.” Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump says agrees with U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian meddlin

HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. Continue reading

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

10Nov/17

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey -WSJ

SAYLORSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (November 11). Continue reading