U.S. warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

World Dec 5, 2019

U.S. warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

A Navy warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small ...

Top U.S. career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

World / Crime & Legal Dec 4, 2019

Top U.S. career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

The top U.S. career diplomat on Tuesday unambiguously rejected a theory promoted by President Donald Trump that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election. Asked at a hearing by Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez if he had evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the election, David ...

U.S. and Montenegro plot cyberwarfare ahead of 2020 elections

World Nov 20, 2019

U.S. and Montenegro plot cyberwarfare ahead of 2020 elections

Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro's capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin elections. With its pristine rocky mountains, lush ...

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State ...

U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. The waivers are one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew ...

Trump fury grows against rising impeachment 'COUP' storm

World / Crime & Legal Oct 3, 2019

Trump fury grows against rising impeachment 'COUP' storm

President Donald Trump raged against impeachment Wednesday, tweeting that the process was "BULLSHIT" and calling for the lead investigator in Congress to be charged with treason. Trump — accused of leaning on Ukraine's president to dig up dirt on one of his main 2020 election ...