Posts tagged as US President

Trump Regime vs. the ICC: The Wrong Side of “Sovereignty”

By Thomas L. Knapp on Friday, September 11, 2020

In June, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order providing for sanctions against persons who “have directly engaged in any effort by the [International Criminal Court] to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any United States personnel without the consent of the United States.” On September 2, The US regime imposed such sanctions on two ICC officials: Fatou Bensouda, the court’s chief prosecutor, and Phakiso Mochchoko, head of its Jurisdiction,…

Trump’s attack on Macron lacked ‘common decency’, France says

Thursday, November 15, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s tweets mocking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were inappropriate and showed a lack of “common decency”, France says. On Tuesday, Mr Trump attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader’s ratings. “We were marking the murder of 130 of our people,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, referring to the 2015 Paris attacks. It follows Mr Trump’s awkward Armistice Day…

Trump’s Paris Attack Remarks ‘Not Worthy’ of US President – French Minister

Monday, May 7, 2018

France has sharply criticized US President Donald Trump over his recent “disrespectful” comments on the 2015 deadly attack in Paris, with the country’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire demanding apology. French authorities have expressed their anger with Trump’s recent remarks suggesting that the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 could have had fewer victims if the country’s gun control laws were not as tight. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped…

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

Monday, April 23, 2018

South Korea has stopped broadcasting propaganda via loudspeakers along the border with North Korea, ahead of top-level talks later this week. The South has dozens of loudspeakers along the border area, which blast everything from K-pop music to critical news reports of the North. The broadcasts can be heard by the North’s troops stationed along the border and civilians in the area. Seoul said turning them off would help set…