Posts tagged as Donald Trump

US says Iran’s moves are ‘nuclear extortion’

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Latest on the tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The United States is urging world powers party to the nuclear deal with Iran not to give in to Iran’s demands by providing new economic incentives to get it to backstep its recent escalation of its atomic program. Jackie Wolcott, the U.S. ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, told a gathering of the International Atomic…

Watch: Trump & Macron meet during D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron joined the thousands of people gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery to honour D-Day veterans and remember the thousands who died in the seaborne invasion that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. You can watch footage of a meeting between the pair in the video player, above. Addressing the crowd, Trump said: “Today we remember those who fell and we…

Cracks, confusion in US approach to North Korea as Trump openly defies advisers

By Conor Finnegan on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Three months after the Hanoi summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, cracks and confusion are starting to show in the administration’s approach. President Trump said he views recent missile launches by Kim’s regime “differently” than his advisers. The State Department declined to call those launches “ballistic missiles” or say they violated United Nations Security Council resolutions, even after the Pentagon used the term “ballistic missiles”…

Donald Trump vetoes bid to end US aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen war

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Many in Washington want Mr Trump to distance himself from Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Donald Trump has vetoed a motion that would have stopped the US providing military aid to Saudi Arabia for their ongoing war in Yemen. Congress had passed a never-before-used war powers resolution in a bid to change White House policy on the conflict, which has raged for four years. Many in…

Congress has new questions for Donald Trump Jr

By John Santucci on Friday, March 8, 2019

Congressional investigators are making plans to ask Donald Trump Jr. to return to Capitol Hill, in part, to ask why he told lawmakers under oath that he knew “very little” about a deal with Russian developers in 2016 to put the Trump brand on a skyscraper in Moscow, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Sworn testimony from the president’s eldest son appears to conflict with testimony from former Trump Organization attorney…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

Trump buys Lithuania, EU cannot stop it

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The US President Donald Trump is no doubt a successful businessman who rules his country as if it is a huge enterprise. And this kind of management, to his mind, should lead to success. And very often it really works. As a wise leader he uses different tools to reach his goals. Thus, the most cunning one, which the US exploits in Europe – is indirect influence on the EU…

The five key takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union address

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address on Tuesday before a divided Congress and the American electorate, urging unity despite giving a speech that often reflected the country’s bitterly polarized political climate. The president attempted to cast his agenda as bipartisan amid rising tensions over immigration following the longest government shutdown in US history last month. Trump’s remarks came as the White House and Democrats in Congress remain gridlocked…

European Defense: Time for a Higher Level of Ambition

By Alexander Vershbow on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

President Donald Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2018 was a fresh reminder of the United States’ abdication of leadership and rejection of “globalism.” On more and more issues – trade, climate change, the International Criminal Court and, most recently, the Iran nuclear deal – the United States is becoming increasingly estranged from its traditional allies and partners. So far, NATO and transatlantic security have managed to…

From Alaska to Outer Space: Key Takeaways of New US Missile Defence Review

By Matthew Montgomery on Saturday, January 19, 2019

US President Donald Trump has unveiled the country’s new missile defence strategy, aimed at destroying enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, anyplace”. Here are the highlights of the review, which has been the first to be presented since 2010. “Our strategy is grounded in one overriding objective: to detect and destroy every type of missile attack against any American target, whether before or after launch,” President Trump said on Thursday when presenting…