Poll: Europeans want to stay out of U.S.-Russian conflict
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes A vast majority of Europeans would want to remain neutral in the event of a conflict between the U.S. and Russia, but two NATO members lean more toward supporting Moscow than their fellow alliance member, a new opinion poll shows. A survey conducted by... Read more
President Trump tells National Security Advisor John Bolton “his services are no longer needed”
Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times President Trump fired national security advisor John Bolton Tuesday morning, announcing in a tweet that he’d told him Monday night that “his services are no longer needed.” “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,”... Read more
North Korea offers to restart nuclear talks this month as it tests ICBM missiles again
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes North Korea offered Monday to restart stalled nuclear negotiations with the U.S. later this month but warned “dealings may come to an end” if the Americans don’t bring something new to the table. Talks have been stalled since President Donald Trump and North Korean... Read more
Trial starts in case of accused Chinese spy who snuck into Mar-a-Lago
By Jay Weaver and Nicholas Nehamas Miami Herald If the first day is any indication, the trial of Yujing Zhang, the Chinese businesswoman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, will be a bizarre affair unlikely to answer the central question on the minds of many: Is... Read more
Trump calls off Afghan peace talks at Camp David, Taliban threatens to kill more Americans
By Nick Wadhams Bloomberg News Secretary of State Michael Pompeo distanced himself from President Donald Trump’s abandoned plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David, as criticism mounted that the White House was prepared to welcome the group on U.S. soil so close to the anniversary of 9/11. In... Read more
Iran takes next step in nuclear deal rollbacks, declares program will be “without limits”
By Farshid Motahari dpa Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s nuclear program will be “without limits” when it launches the third phase of its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal on Friday. “In the third phase the Iranian nuclear agency starting Friday will implement without limits everything that is... Read more
Military projects in 23 states, 20 other countries suspended as money will instead be used for border wall
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Pentagon’s move to divert some $3.6 billion from military construction coffers to fund 175 miles of border fencing will defund planned projects in 23 states, three U.S. territories and at bases in 20 other countries, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. The Pentagon is... Read more
Poland asks U.S. for more missiles and C-130 planes to ward off Russia
Poland has requested a stockpile of American-made weaponry, including the venerable C-130 transport and Javelin anti-tank missiles. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak has requested five C-130H Hercules transports in addition to the FGM-148 Javelin, sending two letters of request to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Poland hopes to... Read more
Iran wants billions in credit before reopening nuclear talks with the European Union
dpa, Hamburg, Germany Iran said on Wednesday that Europe must offer 15 billion dollars in credit before the two sides can start any fresh nuclear negotiations, a senior Iranian diplomat said on Wednesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said the loan package recently discussed during talks in Paris would... Read more
V.P. Pence in Poland to mark 80th anniversary of WWII, calls for U.S. to grow closer to European allies
Jennifer H. Svan Stars and Stripes U.S. Vice President Mike Pence praised the Polish people for their “indomitable spirit” at a ceremony Sunday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Pence was among dozens of foreign leaders gathered in the city’s historic Pilsudski Square.... Read more
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