Trump weighs military options in Syria

President Donald Trump huddled with top national security advisors Thursday to weigh his military options in Syria, as Moscow warned against any move that risks triggering a conflict between Russia and the United States. The drumbeat of military action appeared to grow louder, as Russia stonewalled diplomatic efforts at the United Nations and France declared… Continue reading Trump weighs military options in Syria

Trump says US missiles imminent in Syria

US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, raising the stakes in an increasingly perilous face-off with Russia. With punitive US military action seemingly imminent, Russia scrambled to deflect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad and, according to a monitor group, Syrian forces… Continue reading Trump says US missiles imminent in Syria

Trump, Duterte’s ‘bromance’ prospers in Philippines

US President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte may or may not have discussed the controversial issue of human rights during their first formal meeting on Monday, but they undoubtedly hit it off. Trump and Duterte’s representatives were at odds on whether the topics of human rights violations or extrajudicial killings were discussed during… Continue reading Trump, Duterte’s ‘bromance’ prospers in Philippines

Trump says North Korea leader on suicide mission

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has described North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as a rocket man on a suicide mission. And he said his country will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge. Trump spoke today at the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, his… Continue reading Trump says North Korea leader on suicide mission

Nigeria, others get Trump’s $639m poverty aid

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121 million would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency… Continue reading Nigeria, others get Trump’s $639m poverty aid

G20 summit: Trump still odd-man on Paris climate accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hosting the two-day G20 summit, said she was pleased all club members besides the United States had agreed the Paris climate accord was irreversible. “I think it’s very clear that we could not reach consensus, but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated,” Merkel told reporters at the… Continue reading G20 summit: Trump still odd-man on Paris climate accord

White House spokesman ‘just kind of useless’— CNN reporter

A CNN reporter labelled White House spokesman Sean Spicer “just kind of useless”, in the the ongoing tussle between the Washington press corps and the Trump administration. The comment was made by CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an appearance on “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin.” “The White House press secretary is getting to… Continue reading White House spokesman ‘just kind of useless’— CNN reporter