Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

Politics 01/05/19, 11:48

The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel's concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to ...

Ivanka Trump plans global women’s economic development push

Politics 12/31/18, 18:05

Ivanka Trump is set to launch a White House effort aimed at women's global economic empowerment in early 2019. A formal launch for the initiative was planned for next week but has been postponed amid uncertainty about the government shutdown, the White House said Monday. The original plan for the event ...

Trump says he’s getting bad press for US exit from Syria

Politics 12/31/18, 10:48

President Donald Trump complained on Monday that he's getting "bad press" for his decision to pull American troops out of Syria, saying he's making good on his campaign promise against U.S. involvement in "never ending wars." Earlier this month, Trump abruptly announced on Twitter that he was withdrawing 2,000 U.S. troops ...

Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation

Politics 12/18/18, 13:21

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing Tuesday for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country. The delay allows Flynn to continue cooperating with the special counsel's Russia probe and get credit for ...

Update: Flynn arrives at courthouse for sentencing

Politics 12/18/18, 10:34

The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has arrived at the federal courthouse in Washington ahead of his sentencing hearing. Flynn is to be sentenced at 11 a.m. on Tuesday for lying to the FBI ...

Run-up to Flynn sentencing tinged with unexpected drama

Politics 12/17/18, 16:53

Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. Flynn's lawyers have suggested investigators discouraged him from having an attorney present during the January 2017 ...

Update: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

China 12/13/18, 02:58

The Latest on the detentions in China of two Canadian men (all times local): 3:55 p.m. China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security." Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Thursday that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig ...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

Business 12/07/18, 00:48

The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will be so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China. In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi ...

Why Huawei arrest deepens conflict between US and China

Business 12/06/18, 17:27

The dramatic arrest of a Chinese telecommunications executive has driven home why it will so hard for the Trump administration to resolve its deepening conflict with China.In the short run, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer heightened skepticism about the trade truce that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping ...

Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

Politics 12/05/18, 00:24

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial."The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn's ...

Trump invites Brazil President-elect Bolsonaro to visit US

Politics 11/29/18, 10:02

President Donald Trump is inviting the incoming president of Brazil to visit the United States.White House national security adviser John Bolton says he extended the invitation to Jair Bolsonaro on Trump's behalf during a "productive" meeting he had with him in South America ahead of the Group of 20 summit ...

Former CIA chief Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Politics 11/23/18, 16:07

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week. A statement released Friday by Hayden's family says he is "receiving expert medical care." Hayden, who is 73 and a retired Air Force general, led the CIA under President George W. Bush from 2006 to early 2009. ...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide’s firing

Politics 11/13/18, 15:47

In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official. After reports circulated Tuesday that the president had decided to remove Mira Ricardel from the NSC, the first lady's spokeswoman issued a statement saying: "It is the position of the ...

Update: Trump signs proclamation limiting migrant asylum

Politics 11/09/18, 10:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 9:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the United States illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump invoked the same national security powers he used to push his travel ban through. He says he ...

US official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

Politics 10/27/18, 02:18

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said "we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations." He said no date has been set yet. Bolton ...

Mail bombs inject national security into 2018 campaigns

Politics 10/25/18, 23:27

A spate of suspicious packages containing pipe mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and CNN has injected national security into the final two weeks of the midterm elections. Security has been beefed up around some potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and concerns about the mail bombs addressed to former President Barack ...

US official: Russian arms impede Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

Europe 10/25/18, 07:37

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday that Russian arms supplies to both Azerbaijan and Armenia have hampered the settlement of their conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.Speaking on a visit to the Armenian capital, Bolton told reporters that Russian arms sales to both countries have "clearly not contributed ...

Trump’s adviser meets Russian defense minister in Moscow

Europe 10/24/18, 03:14

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is meeting with Russia's defense minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced that he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday lauded National Security Adviser John Bolton for his ...

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