Friday, September 20, 2019

Politics

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

Washington - President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against a whistleblower's complaint including a reported private conversation he had with a foreign leader. The compl...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of...

Trump Scores A Victory In Bicoastal Battle Over Tax Returns

Sacramento - President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his law...

Trump: ‘I’d Give Visas To Iranian Leaders To Attend UN’

Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would give visas to Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to attend next ...

Former Secretary Of State Tillerson Says Trump Was ‘Played’ By Netanyahu

Washington - Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was “played” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on numerous oc...

Canada’s Trudeau Faces Backlash Over Brownface Photo From 2001

Toronto - Confessing a "massive blind spot" in his thinking, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a photo surfaced of him in brownface at a...

In Israel, Calls For Unity Reveal Deep Divisions After Vote

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive nati...

Trump Sues Manhattan DA Seeking To Block Tax Return Subpoena

New York - President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit in U.S. ...

Joint List Celebrates ‘End Of Netanyahu Era’

Jerusalem - Joint Arab List leaders celebrated as voting booths closed Tuesday night, heralding “the end of the Netanyahu era” as a surge in voter turnout led to exit polls predict...

US Says Attack On Saudi Oil Site Was An Iranian ‘Act Of War’

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Sa...

After Israeli Election Results, Netanyahu To Miss UN General Assembly Meeting

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled his trip to the United Nations next week for its General Assembly following an election result that currently sho...

Trump Names Hostage Envoy O’Brien National Security Adviser

Washington - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's naming hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien, who Trump had monitor the criminal case in Sweden against American rapper A$AP Roc...

Exit Polls For Israel’s Election Day Are In. It’s Close.

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Blue and White were again locked in a virtual dead heat at the close of voting in Israel, exit polls on Tuesday ...

Trump Outpaces Obama, Bush In Naming Ex-Lobbyists To Cabinet

Washington - In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a subst...

Lieberman Urges Unity Government After His Party Receives Boost In Exit Polls

Jerusalem - Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman called for a unity government with Likud, Blue and White and his party after receiving a boost in seats in the exit poll...

Democrats Push Ahead With Short-Term Bill To Avoid Shutdown

Washington - Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at t...

Lewandowski Rebuffs Questions At House Impeachment Hearing

Washington - Democrats' first hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation quickly turned sour on Tuesday as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Core...

Blue And White Says Party Website Hit By Cyberattack

Jerusalem - The Blue and White Part announced on Tuesday evening that its official website was exposed to “a significant cyber attack,” of the distributed denial of attack type, or...

Record 20,000 Police Posted At Polling Stations

Jerusalem - A record 20,000 uniformed and plainclothes police officers and 3,000 camera-equipped Central Elections Committee observers were deployed to Israel’s 10,700 polling stat...

Netanyahu’s Career On The Line As Israel Votes

Jerusalem - Israelis voted Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power, despite a likely indictme...