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Buttigieg Seeks 'End to Endless War' The Democratic presidential candidate took repeated shots at President Trump, but also sought to make more subtle distinctions with former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders has called Iraq the worst foreign policy disaster in the modern history of America, and on Tuesday, Buttigieg similarly labeled it a self-defeating .. In April 2007, another fresh-faced Democratic presidential candidate from the Midwest offered a foreign policy vision that lambasted the Iraq War, called for a modernized military and offered a new spirit – not of bluster and bombast, but of quiet confidence and sober intelligence, a spirit of care and renewed competence
Putin nemesis among 420 arrested as Russia violently cracks down on anti-corruption protest ‘Yesterday, the government showed us a reasonable face. Today it showed us that nothing has changed,’ says organiser Ilya Azar Thousands marched in the 15th annual Athens Pride parade that was dedicated to the memory of a LGBTI activist who died earlier this year after a violent attack But if yesterday, the government showed us a reasonable face, today it showed us that nothing has changed Mr Azar was himself arrested shortly after, at 3.30pm local time
UK report on ‘human rights’ forgets to mention Saudi Arabia in section on Yemen war The UK has published its annual human rights report, but with some notable omissions in its section on Yemen’s war – namely the identity of the country bombing its civilians, and the UK’s own involvement in the conflict. Former UK foreign secretary –and frontrunner for the Tory leadership– Boris Johnson recommended that the UK sell British bomb parts to Riyadh, immediately after an airstrike had hit a potato factory, killing 14 people, UK media reported this week, after emails obtained by arms trade expert Dr Anna Stavrianakis, through an FOI request, revealed Johnson’s enthusiasm for the sale
Engel blasts Trump's 'phony' emergency, says Democrats will try to block Saudi Arabia weapons deal Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called the Trump administration's weapons sale an abuse of the law and vowed to stop it. WASHINGTON – A top Democrat vowed on Wednesday to use every possible avenue to block the Trump administration’s controversial decision to sell $8.1 billion in bombs and other U.S.-made weapons to Saudi Arabia and its allies Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's closest allies in the Senate – said they would try to block the sale by forcing 22 votes disapproving each one
The Daily 202: ‘A product of the 9/11 generation’: Pete Buttigieg leans into his youth as he outlines a foreign policy The 37-year-old mayor talks constantly about 2054 because that’s when he’ll be Trump’s age. -- Trump’s net worth rose to $3 billion despite the multiple setbacks his businesses have faced But organizers hope the screaming-baby balloon will be a sign of what’s to come that day: protests, and more of them Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) read a constituent's letter on the House floor that describes Trump's supporters as racist and dumb:
They Hid From the Mob for Decades. Now They Will Surface in a Film. The family of Tommaso Buscetta, whose testimony figured in hundreds of Mafia convictions, agreed to appear in a new documentary. There was no other witness in the case who was able to describe the enterprise, identify the hierarchy and describe the goals of the organization, said Louis Freeh, the lead prosecutor who went on to become director of the F.B.I As she said in the film, ‘It was now or never.’ Advertisement
‘Marxist Corbyn is threat to UK’ Johnson says Labour leader must NOT get to No.10 BORIS JOHNSON took aim Jeremy Corbyn’s radical left-wing policies and warned he must be kept out of Number 10, as the Tory chief officially launched his much anticipated Tory leadership campaign. The former foreign secretary said the Labour leader’s nihilistic determination to hike taxes inspired by Venezuela, poses a real threat to the future prosperity of the country I’m afraid what he stands for is a real threat to our fundamental values and our way of life
Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport, coalition vows to retaliate The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by ... A coalition statement said a projectile hit the arrivals hall at Abha airport, causing material damage The conflict is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran The Houthis deny being puppets of Iran and say their revolution is against corruption Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Nearly 1,400 have died of Ebola in Congo. Now, the contagious disease has spread to Uganda A 5-year-old boy in Uganda became the first cross-border victim in the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. (Photo: Ben Wise, AP) Uganda is more stable than eastern Congo, and for the first time an experimental but effective Ebola vaccine is being widely used, with more than 130,000 doses distributed Abed Al Hashlamoun, EPA-EFE Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide
Party of Ukraine's new president leads parliamentary vote race The party of Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has strengthened i... Reiting said it interviewed 2,000 voters in all regions, except annexed Crimea, from June 6 to June 9 Following is a table showing the percentage support for leading parties among voters planning to take part in the election in three recent polls: KIIS Reiting Reiting May 26-June 7 May 29-June 3 June 6-9 Servant of the 34.4 40.9 41.1 People Opposition Platform 8.4 9.1 9.0 European Solidarity 5.8 6.7 6.8 Fatherland 5.5 5.9 6.5 Voice 4.0 4.7 5.6 Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Kim Jong Un's sister visits DMZ to pay respects to South Korean first lady The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Korea's demilitarized zone on Wednesday to pay her respects to South Korea's former first lady, who died earlier this week. Read More Kim Dae-jung's sunshine policy towards North Korea -- so-called for its warmth and friendliness -- earned him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2000 After the meeting in Panmunjom, Director Chung told reporters that the officials only discussed matters relating to the late first lady
World War 3: US fury as Putin ramps up military arsenal in Crimea US OFFICIALS have reportedly claimed that recent Russian military buildup in Crimea means Moscow can now strike Europe and the Middle East more easily than ever before, sparking increased tension between the two superpowers. Putin was accused of aggressively annexing Crimea (Image: GETTY) The region was annexed by force (Image: GETTY) The rapid buildup is seen by Western leaders as part of a ploy to shut down the sea lane into the Mediterranean, thereby preventing NATO from supplying arms and resources to its forces in Syria
Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads across border to Uganda A declaration acts as a clarion call to the international community that this is an outbreak that requires further attention political attention, including resources and finances, he said A vaccine is available and Congolese authorities have successfully contained outbreaks of Ebola in the past
20 years since NATO-wrought freedom, Kosovo remains in limbo PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — In Kosovo so far, the sword has worked better than the ploughshare. It's exactly 20 years since NATO forces set foot in the former Yugoslav province, after an allied... However, the key problem is Kosovo’s international state of limbo Kosovo’s ambassador to the U.S. summed up the feeling of hopelessness in an address to the U.N Simply unbelievable, that this council has convened more sessions to talk about Kosovo than it has for Syria, Yemen or Venezuela without achieving progress
Opinion | The best explanation for Trump’s presidency: He’s acting like a real estate developer He’s taking a developer’s approach to the White House: Sometimes you win big, and other times you lose everything. By Megan McArdle Megan McArdle Columnist Bio Follow Columnist June 11 at 7:24 PM Most administrations come into power with some roughly recognizable templates for both domestic and foreign policy, shaped by the history and personnel of previous administrations If things go wrong, of course, it also takes away your project, along with any assets you pledged as collateral
Iran-Allied Rebels Strike Saudi Airport A missile fired Wednesday by Iran-allied militias in Yemen injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S.-backed military coalition fighting the insurgents, an attack that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. A missile fired Wednesday by Iran-allied militias in Yemen injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S.-backed military coalition fighting the insurgents, an attack that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran The Saudi-led coalition said the projectile struck an arrivals hall at Abha airport in the southern part of the kingdom in what it said was a deliberate targeting of civilians that could amount to a war crime
Boris Johnson backed arms sales to Saudi Arabia during bombing campaign in Yemen, new email shows Approval from then-foreign secretary for exports to Riyadh came days after bombing on factory killed 14, memo reveals Three days earlier a Saudi-led airstrike on a potato factory reportedly killed at least 14 people Mr Johnson's team, the Foreign Office and the Department for International Trade have been contacted for comment but had not responded at the time of publication
Houthi missile strike hits Saudi airport, injuring 26 The attack was one of the most serious by the Iran-aligned rebels against Saudi Arabia. The injuries ranged from moderate to minor, with eight of the wounded taken to hospitals for treatment This attack also proves this terrorist militia’s acquisition of new special weapons; the continuation of the Iranian regime’s support and practice of cross-border terrorism; and the continued violation of relevant U.N He added that the coalition would take urgent and timely measures to deter this terrorist militia
House lawmakers to grill State Department over Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Lawmakers are expected to demand a reckoning over 22 deals worth more than $8 billion and preview their plans to block the president’s emergency order to complete them. Clarke Cooper, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, as its only witness, is the House's first official action to scrutinize and condemn the administration's emergency declaration, which enabled the move A majority of lawmakers voted earlier this year to end U.S. participation in the war in Yemen, and they have condemned the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist who was slain in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October
Annual global index rates U.S. 128th most peaceful nation on earth The world has gotten a little more peaceful, according to the 13th annual Global Peace Index, a complex study that ranks 163 nations around the world based on factors ranging from rates of homicide and incarceration to the presence of small arms, military expenditures, ongoing conflicts, terrorism, the overall economic impact of violence and even climate change. While there are promising trends in the relative peacefulness of the planet, the 103-page report found that the world remains considerably less peaceful now than a decade ago, and that both positive and negative trends are at work The report was compiled by the Institute for Economics & Peace, an independent, nonprofit think tank based in Australia
Analysis | The Energy 202: 'Just do your jobs': Ex-EPA chiefs go off on Trump administration They worry politics is being prioritized over good science. I fought very hard for ethanol, Trump told the audience 20 and will see a rotating set of 300 meteorologists, biologists, oceanographers and ice experts (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount) Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) June 11, 2019