Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

World Sep 14, 2019

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. "The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills ...

Now more than ever, Mike Pompeo leading Trump's foreign policy

World / Politics Sep 14, 2019

Now more than ever, Mike Pompeo leading Trump's foreign policy

Speaking at the White House after John Bolton's surprise exit as national security adviser, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn't hide a smile of satisfaction. With the departure of Bolton, Pompeo has become the undisputed king of President Donald Trump's foreign policy — with ...

Biden shrugs off age chatter, pledges medical disclosures

World / Politics Sep 14, 2019

Biden shrugs off age chatter, pledges medical disclosures

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is shrugging off thinly veiled criticism from younger rivals that he is too old for the Oval Office. The 76-year-old former vice president told reporters Friday that he'll prove his fitness through the campaign, even asking one questioner jokingly: "You ...

Commentary / World Sep 13, 2019

John Bolton, the hawk, takes flight

Japan must be ready for more aggressive U.S. attempts to strike a deal with North Korea before the November 2020 ballot, and be prepared for an even more ad hoc decision-making process in Washington.