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May 29, 2017 8:17 PM Trump has ‘weakened’ the West, hurt EU interests – German FM

Germany unleashed a volley of criticism Monday against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests. They followed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warning on Sunday that the United States and Britain may no longer be completely reliable partners. Germany’s exasperation was laid bare after 24

May 27, 2017 4:19 PM White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump’s inner circle

The probe into Russia’s role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow — the most damning allegation yet from the scandal. Kushner, 36, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect 26

May 26, 2017 5:48 PM Jared Kushner: Trump son-in-law's link to Russia investigation and White House influence

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is reportedly now also under F.B.I. scrutiny as the federal agency investigates a possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election. But Kushner, 36, isn’t just the most powerful man in the country’s son-in-law; he also serves as a senior adviser to Trump, as well as heads numerous projects for the White 18

May 26, 2017 12:41 PM Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

TAORMINA, Italy Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. President Donald Trump over trade and climate change. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending 11

May 26, 2017 10:02 AM Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'willing to co-operate' with Russia probe

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to co-operate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his lawyer says. The statement from Jamie Gorelick was issued on Thursday amid reports the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials. "Mr Kushner previously 13

May 26, 2017 8:16 AM Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate With Investigators

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (MATTHEW DALY and CHAD DAY) Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued Thursday amid reports that the FBI was investigating 13

May 26, 2017 2:48 AM 17 Years After, Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill

The Senate yesterday passed the first part of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), a modified version of the much anticipated Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), after 17 years of consideration. The passage of the PIGB, which is just a quarter of the four components of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), followed the final consideration and adoption 11

May 25, 2017 8:06 AM Trump takes a more cautious approach on big trip

BRUSSELS — In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump travels through the Middle East and Europe. The president has traded his free-wheeling speaking style for tightly scripted remarks. And with most of the traveling 18

May 24, 2017 11:49 PM Nato and Trump: What future for the Atlantic alliance?

This is like no other Nato summit, but then there has been no other US president quite like Donald Trump. Never has there been a man in the White House - commander-in-chief of the most powerful military player in the alliance - who, at least on the campaign trail, described the organisation as "obsolete". Mr Trump - unlike his predecessors - is not a man steeped 15

May 24, 2017 3:14 AM Philippines' Duterte declares martial law in region besieged by ISIS-linked extremists

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages. Duterte declared martial 14