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Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

World / Politics Feb 20, 2020

Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

John Rood, the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing congressionally authorized aid, has resigned at President Donald Trump's request. The Trump administration's delay in releasing that aid was ...

Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights as fighting rages nearby

World Feb 20, 2020

Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights as fighting rages nearby

A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government's onslaught continued nearby with airstrikes reported in several rebel-held towns and villages. The flight ...

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