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Ukraine war threatens deep divisions in Orthodox Church

A schism has erupted within the eastern Orthodox church, threatening bitter divisions for its roughly 300 million followers.

Trump shifts tone on Saudi Arabia as evidence mounts over Khashoggi's disappearance

The US moved closer to acknowledging the role of Saudi Arabia in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his disappearance to people close to the kingdom's crown prince. /
Actress who played naked Melania Trump in T.I. video receiving death threats

The actress featured as the stripper version of Melania Trump in a controversial video by rapper T.I. says she’s been flooded with death threats ...

Trump shifts tone as evidence mounts

The US moved closer to acknowledging the role of Saudi Arabia in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his ...

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Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

A campaign group for journalists' safety is among those to call for the US president to apologise. /
Rihanna nixes Super Bowl LIII performance in solidarity with Kaepernick

  Superstar singer Rihanna bowed out of an opportunity to perform at the Superbowl in support of former NFL player turned activist Colin ...

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Turkish Police Search for Remains of Missing Saudi Journalist

Turkish police are looking for the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a forest near Istanbul and at a rural location about 90 kilometers south of the city. Turkish officials said Friday police are conducting searches for the missing ...

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Democrats Lead in Fundraising, But Will It Be Enough to Topple Republicans?

In the battle for Congress, Democrats are winning the money game. But will it be enough for them to overtake Republicans? In what is shaping up to be the most expensive U.S. congressional election in history, Democrats have had a distinct advantage in fundraising over Republicans throughout the midterm election cycle as they seek to break the ...

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Trump Creates New Development Assistance Agency to Counter China

President Trump has signed a bill establishing a new foreign investment agency that aims to facilitate $60 billion of private lending for infrastructure projects in developing nations. Some see this as a reversal for a president who campaigned on an "America First" strategy that proposed slashing funding for international assistance. As White ...

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Pressure Mounts on Trump to Confront Saudis on Khashoggi Disappearance

The Trump administration is under increased pressure to obtain Saudi Arabia's explanation of the disappearance of Saudi-born journalist Jamal ...

Haley pokes fun at Trump, Elizabeth Warren at Al Smith Dinner

Ambassador Nikki Haley delivered the keynote speech at the annual Al Smith dinner. Her remarks included political jokes before taking a more serious ...

Trump to meet with Pompeo as Khashoggi crisis engulfs White House

President Donald Trump will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the White House struggles to contain a spiraling crisis over a journalist's apparent death at a Saudi consulate.

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Report: US Interior Watchdog Faults Zinke’s Travel Practices

The U.S. Interior Department’s watchdog agency has said in a report that sending a security detail to protect Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife on a vacation to Turkey and Greece had cost taxpayers more than $25,000, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The report published by the Post also said Zinke allowed his wife to travel with ...

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At Rally and Without Evidence, Trump Says Democrats Back Caravan

President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a “caravan” of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in the 2018 ...

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Trump Administration Seeks DACA Immigration Ruling Soon

The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration’s decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. ...

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Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Donald Trump says he may call upon the military to shut the border if the Central American caravan continues. /
Florida’s Andrew Gillum receives $2 million donation for heated governor’s race

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum just got a major endorsement form billionaire Tom Steyer who donated $2 million to his Florida gubernatorial ...

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US Downgrades Jerusalem Diplomatic Mission to Palestinians

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a ...

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Democrats: Trump Intervened Personally to Stop FBI HQ Move

Congressional Democrats say they have evidence that President Donald Trump personally directed subordinates to scrap a long-planned relocation of FBI headquarters from downtown Washington to the suburbs.   In a letter Thursday, Democratic lawmakers say Trump's direct involvement presents a brazen conflict of interest. Trump owns a downtown hotel ...

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US Giving Saudis More Time to Finish Investigation into Missing Journalist

The U.S. appears willing to give Saudi Arabia a bit more time to finish its investigation into Turkish allegations that Saudi agents killed a U.S.-based journalist inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after meeting with Saudi and Turkish leaders this week, briefed President Donald Trump at the White House ... /
Only black GOP woman in Congress, Mia Love, running in Trump-wary Utah

The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district The ...

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Rural Americans Struggle with Poor Broadband Access

Even in the country that invented the internet, access has remained painfully slow for many rural residents in places like the central state of ...

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US, Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Effort to Improve Ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told his Chinese counterpart that improved high-level relations between their countries will reduce the risk of ...

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Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads “War Room.” Behind the ...

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Biden: Trump 'Coddles' Autocrats Like Kim, Putin, Saudis

Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he's doing” and coddles dictators.   The potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told CBS “This Morning” Thursday he's concerned Trump “seems to have a love affair with autocrats” and “coddles” dictators, including North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Russia's ...

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Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

The White House says postal rates set via the 144-year-old pact give China an 'unfair' advantage.

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Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

Turkish investigators carried out searches Thursday at the Saudi consulate and the nearby consul’s residence in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Forensic teams had already visited the ...

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