- August 19, 2017
Analysts said Trump’s speech offered reassurance to those in New Delhi who feared a US pull-out could pave the way for greater Pakistani involvement in Afghanistan
US President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the 16-year US war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of ‘nation-building’ and instead bolster operations against a resurgent Taliban and other militant groups
It said services would be resumed on September 1, but would be offered “on a greatly reduced scale.”
The cycle of hatred will continue
Trump’s comments prompted a slew of resignations from presidential councils, including all 17 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
US President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Stephen Bannon, a right-wing political activist credited with driving parts of the Trump policy agenda, with mixed results
McMaster stripped Bannon of his official NSC position in April, after succeeding the ousted Michael Flynn, a Bannon ally, as national security adviser
Past similar measures for independence have all fallen through
Few people trust Vladimir Putin to do the right thing for the world, according to a Pew Research Centre survey of 37 countries; however, citizens of 22 countries trust Putin more than Donald Trump. Putin is more trusted than Trump among citizens of numerous US allies, including Japan and South Korea and seven European Nato members, according to the survey released Wednesday. Both leaders scored poorly overall in the poll.
Among Nato allies Greece, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, France, Italy and Spain, more people had confidence in the Russian president than in his US counterpart, according to the poll. Trump scored higher than Putin in Nato members Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and Poland. Trump also led among non-Nato US allies Australia and the Philippines, as well as in Israel, according to the survey.
The politics of hatred is everywhere
Will more sanctions against North Korea be effective?
The White House did not specify whether he had resigned or – as was widely reported – was forced out
The discovery came as President Donald Trump stoked the controversy over the statues, echoing white nationalists by decrying the removal of what he said were “beautiful” monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy
‘Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survived till the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall if not sooner’
WikiLeaks allegedly declined to publish the trove of documents, reportedly at least 68 gigabytes of data, that came from inside the Russian Interior Ministry
Trump has blamed Nafta for shuttering US factories and sending US jobs to low-wage Mexico. The test will be whether negotiators can prove that a new Nafta agreement can alter that course
A 20-year-old man said to have harboured Nazi sympathies was arrested on charges of plowing his car into protesters opposing the white nationalists, killing 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people
South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to stop provocations and to commit to talks over its nuclear weapons programme
China’s commerce ministry issued a statement voicing serious concern and warning that any US trade protectionism will definitely harm bilateral trade relations
Trump responded shortly later in a tweet