U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

World / Politics Feb 14, 2020

U.S. Senate votes to restrain Trump on Iran but faces his veto

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, sharply rebuking his foreign policy despite a week earlier acquitting him in his impeachment trial. Eight senators of Trump's Republican Party, which enjoys a majority, bucked their leadership to join Democrats ...

Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia

World / Politics Feb 7, 2020

Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia

Iraq and Russia discussed prospects for deepening military coordination, Iraq's Defense Ministry said Thursday, amid a strain in Baghdad-Washington relations after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general inside Iraq. The ministry statement followed a meeting in Baghdad between Iraqi army chief of staff ...