Politics in the News

No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:18:24 GMT
Mark T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia.

Turkey’s Erdogan Goes His Own Way as Distrust With U.S. Grows
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:22:54 GMT
Three years after a failed coup, the decision to buy the Russian S-400 missile system underscores the Turkish leader’s desire to hedge his alliances.

Russia Denies Visas for Teachers at Anglo-American School in Moscow
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:32:07 GMT
United States officials say the blow to the school, which educates many diplomats’ children, is meant to pressure the Americans over political disputes.

Iran’s Top Leader Strikes Defiant Tone as Trump Says ‘We’re Not Looking for Regime Change’
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:53:41 GMT
The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested he had no interest in using diplomacy to resolve escalating tensions between Iran and the West.

North Korea Warns U.S. to Quit Military Drills With South Korea
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:54:51 GMT
Pyongyang said that troop exercises planned for next month could scuttle efforts to reopen talks and might prompt it to resume nuclear and missile tests.


US House votes to condemn Trump's attacks on congresswomen
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
The symbolic resolution "strongly condemns" Mr Trump's comments which have been branded as racist.

Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
German Ursula von der Leyen will replace Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November after a close vote.

What Americans make of Trump 'go back' tweets
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Some in the US state of Virginia are appalled by the president’s tweets about lawmakers - but others stand by him.

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
It comes ahead of a decision on Ms Lagarde's nomination to become head of the European Central Bank.

Inside Iran: Are Tehran's poorest paying the price?
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
US imposed sanctions are crippling the economy, making food and medicines unaffordable.