international

February 21, 2019

On immigration, Mideast and extra, Kushner retains pushing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn’t dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge.
February 21, 2019

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be “patient” in raising interest rates.
February 21, 2019

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration.
February 21, 2019

Police: Lawrence man accused of kidnapping his son present in Mexico

BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old son has been located in Mexico.
February 21, 2019

Paul LePage says he wasn’t aware of high rate paid on Trump hotel

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he was not aware of his administration spending more than $1,100 a night during a stay at a Trump hotel.
February 21, 2019

Donald Trump Doesn't Appear to Know About His Own Administration's Efforts to Decriminalize Homosexuality Around the World

The Trump administration is reportedly set to launch a worldwide campaign to end the decriminalization of homosexuality in dozens of countries where its still against the law, but when asked about it today, the president appeared to be unaware of the push.
February 21, 2019

Barack Obama Echoes Melania Trump in Tackling Bullying, however Calls on Men to Treat Women With 'Respect'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke out against bullying among children, adopting a cause that for once aligned him with at least one current resident of the White House. But unlike first lady Melania Trump, the 44th president did not suggest fighting back against bullies.
February 21, 2019

Donald Trump 'Parrots' and 'Accepts' Vladimir Putin's Lies, Former Ambassador to Russia Warns

Former United States Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has warned that President Donald Trump regularly “accepts” and even sometimes “parrots” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s lies.
February 21, 2019

Pokémon Day 2019 Brings New Apparel, Trading Card Game Events and Twitch Marathons

February 27 is Pokémon Day and The Pokémon Company is celebrating the anniversary of the Japanese launch of the franchise with activities, new products and promotions.
February 21, 2019

Meghan McCain Demands Tulsi Gabbard Call Syria's Assad 'the Enemy of the United States'

Meghan McCain demanded that Democratic representative and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard denounce Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an adversary of the United States during a heated encounter on the former's morning television program.