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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Just hours ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has both lowered expectations for the talks and issued a stunning rebuke of what has traditionally been one of Washington’s closest allies.   “Well I think we have a lot of foes,” Trump told CBS News when asked who he thinks is the U.S.’ biggest enemy. “I think the European Union is a foe. Now you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe.”  Trump also said... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Generals from the United States and North Korea have met to discuss the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers who fought in the Korean War. Michael Minihan, an Air Force major general with U.S. Forces Korea and the chief of staff for the United Nations Command, met with a North Korean general Sunday at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, or (DMZ), according to Korean sources.  It has been nine years since generals from the two sides last met.... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
On Monday, Finland's capital will become the venue for talks between the U.S. and Russian leaders for the fourth time since the first American-Soviet summit in Helsinki. It was August 1975 when Moscow, represented not by Russian, but senior Soviet officials led by the general secretary of the Communist Party's Central Committee, Leonid Brezhnev, met with an American delegation led by the 38th U.S. president, Gerald Ford. The so-called Helsinki Accords, resulting in the... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Intrigue has soared to new height ahead of Monday’s summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports. (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Israel agents broke into an Iranian warehouse and smuggled out tens of thousands of pages and nearly 200 computer discs on Iranian plans to build a nuclear weapon, U.S. media reports say. The New York Times first reported the story in its Sunday edition. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used these documents, in part, to urge President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu also argued that Iran still intends to build atomic... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
As the 2018 World Cup reached its climax Sunday, no one could draw more satisfaction from the tournament than Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The mega sporting event, which Putin personally lobbied to secure for Russia, has allowed the Kremlin to burnish the country’s image abroad, say analysts and even Putin’s domestic critics. And Monday the Russian leader will once again be center stage with a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, ending in some ways the international ostracism the... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to sue the European Union instead of negotiating with the bloc, as part of her Brexit strategy.   "He told me I should sue the EU," May told BBC television. "Sue the EU. Not go into negotiations — sue them." Her revelation about how Trump advised her ended several days of speculation about what advice the U.S. leader had offered the prime minister. Trump said last week in an... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Iraqi media reports a number of protesters were killed after security forces stormed a sit-in camp Sunday in front of provincial council headquarters in the southern port city of Basra.  Iraq's prime minister has has vowed to increase government spending in Basra to improve public services and increase job opportunities for young people.   Protesters shouted and screamed as armed Iraqi forces fired at them to disperse protests in Basra.  Amateur video appeared to... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Just hours ahead of his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump has both lowered expectations for the talks and issued a stunning rebuke of what has traditionally been one of Washington’s closest allies.   “Well I think we have a lot of foes,” Trump told CBS News when asked who he thinks is the U.S.’ biggest enemy. “I think the European Union is a foe. Now you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe.”  Trump also said... (Full Story)
Sunday, July 15, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump is branding Russia, China and the European Union as "foes" of the United States, but specifically is singling out long-time allies in Europe for taking advantage of the United States on trade deals. "I think we have a lot of foes," the U.S. leader told CBS News in an interview broadcast Sunday that was taped the day before at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland. "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in... (Full Story)
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