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More evacuations as death toll in California fires reaches 40

Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state’s history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters ...

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Corker blasts Trump for ‘publicly castrating’ Tillerson

US Republican Senator Bob Corker has condemned President Donald Trump for undermining Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as the senior lawmaker steps up his public feud with the leader of his own party. Corker told The Washington Post in an interview on Friday that Trump’s public statements on foreign policy “castrate” his ...

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US Treasury Department slaps sanctions on Iran’s IRGC

The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) over accusations that the elite force provides support for terrorist organizations in the Middle East. The Treasury added the IRGC to its anti-terrorism sanctions list on Friday, claiming in a statement that the military unit had ...

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Intl. support rising for UNESCO after US exit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed regrets over the US administration’s decision to pull out of the UN Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over what Washington calls its “anti-Israel bias.” The administration of US President Donald Trump said Thursday it would establish an “observer mission” to replace its representation at ...

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US, South Korea to hold joint naval drills

The United States and South Korea are set to hold naval drills next week despite international calls for the de-escalation of tensions with North Korea. The United States Navy 7th Fleet said on Friday that the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and two US destroyers would take part in the ...

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