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US envoy to UN calls for pressure on Russia over Syria

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has urged the UN Security Council to put pressure on Russia to make Moscow stop supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Many of you said we need to put pressure over the Syrian regime. That’s actually not the case, we need to put ...

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Flynn was warned against accepting foreign payments: Pentagon

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Department’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement. In a letter to Flynn from the DIA in 2014, the agency had advised him that it is illegal for former military officers to accept ...

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Trump may ‘break up’ unruly federal court

US President Donald Trump has floated the possibility of breaking up the 9th Circuit Court, after a district court in its jurisdiction blocked another anti-immigration step taken by his administration. “There are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous,” Trump told Washington Examiner on Wednesday, ...

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Mexicans demand info on fate of missing students

Hundreds of protesters have staged a rally in the Mexican capital, marking 31 months since the disappearance of dozens of students presumed dead after being kidnapped under yet unknown circumstances. The families and supporters of the 43 Mexican students, who went missing more than two and a half years ago, ...

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Trump approval rating hits new low at 100 days

Donald Trump’s approval rating has been the lowest among any modern US president during his first 100 days in office, a new poll shows. The CNN/ORC survey, released early Thursday, showed only 44 percent of the participants approved of Trump’s presidency while 54 percent saw him unfit for the post. ...

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Venezuela pulling out from regional bloc OAS: Foreign minister

Venezuela says it is pulling out from the Organization of American States (OAS) over the continental body’s position on the recent political upheaval in the country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said on Wednesday that Caracas would on Thursday be starting a two-year process to completely withdraw from the 35-member ...

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Trump administration to brief full Congress on North Korea policy

The Donald Trump administration is scheduled to hold rare briefings for the full US Congress on the president’s policy toward North Korea amid rising tensions between the two countries. All 100 members of the Senate along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan ...

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Trump picks retired general to lead Secret Service

President Donald Trump has named a new director for the US Secret Service, the beleaguered agency tasked with protecting the president and his family. Trump chose retired Marine Corps general Randolph “Tex” Alles to oversee the agency that has been beset with a series of high-profile controversies. Alles, who is the ...

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