YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

Feb 15, 2017

YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube’s most watched blogger PewDiePie will lose his preferred status on the Google-owned video service after posting several videos containing anti-Semitic remarks and Nazi references, the tech firm said Tuesday. YouTube said it was canceling a popular program from the 27-year-old Swede, whose real ...

Feb 15, 2017

Russia deployed new missile in violation of treaty, U.S. official says

Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official said Tuesday, a development that complicates the outlook for U.S.-Russia relations amid turmoil on the White House national security team. The Obama administration three years ...

Australia pressures asylum seekers to return home, offers cash

Feb 15, 2017

Australia pressures asylum seekers to return home, offers cash

Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fear that a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through. ...

What exactly does a U.S. national security adviser do?

Feb 15, 2017

What exactly does a U.S. national security adviser do?

The national security adviser is the president’s policy whisperer and confidant on military matters, diplomacy, intelligence, terrorism — even the odd hurricane. The adviser usually enjoys unmatched trust with the chief executive and lots of behind-the-scenes clout. A manmade hurricane consumed the latest one. ...

Feb 14, 2017

Russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of Flynn

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday mounted a fierce defense of U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, who has resigned following reports that he misled White House officials about his contacts with Russia. Michael Flynn handed in his resignation late Monday night, conceding that he ...

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

Feb 14, 2017

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at the ...