Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of 2 Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi killing

Istanbul’s chief prosecutor has filed warrants for the arrest of a top aide to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and the deputy head of foreign intelligence on suspicion of planning the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The prosecutor’s office has concluded there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed […]

US presses allies to ditch Huawei citing cybersecurity risks from China – report

Washington has been on a mission to discourage its allies from using Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei’s equipment, the Wall Street Journal reports. The firm earlier slammed the US for using politics for unfair competition. Read more Washington has been up in arms over Huawei’s worldwide expansion, “having initiated an extraordinary outreach campaign” to press its European and […]

America’s trade relations with its allies are extremely fragile

AFTER A TRIP to France for the centenary of the end of the first world war, President Donald Trump quickly turned his Twitter feed over to trade-related tirades. On November 12th he opined that “Trade must be FREE and FAIR!” The next day he complained about French tariffs on American wine, concluding “Not fair, must […]

Are the Muslim and Christian Right Natural Allies? He Says Yes

He often wears suits, has thick glasses and when he talks, he starts out in an informal, teenager-like tone but then quickly recovers into academic language. Othman El Hammouchi is on his way to becoming one of Belgium’s most prominent philosophers, but he’s still an 18-year-old college student. “My choice to study mathematics had nothing […]

US Army to send 1500 more to Germany despite Trump’s calls for allies ‘to pay more’

The US Army is to further bolster the number of troops it has stationed in Europe by a further 1,500, despite repeated complaints by President Trump that NATO allies are not spending enough to defend the continent. US Army Europe said the troops will be deployed to Germany by September 2020, calling it a “display […]

Apple seeks major newspaper allies for its subscription bundle

While rumors indicate Apple has bigger plans for its subscription bundle than just news, it has to start somewhere. In order to get that rolling, Recode reports it has opened discussions with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post about signing on with its recently-purchased “Netflix of magazines” app, Texture. All three […]

US, European allies call on Libya's armed factions to withdraw from oil facilities

The United States, France, Britain and Italy on Wednesday called on armed factions in Libya to cease fighting and withdraw immediately from oil installations at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf. Washington and its European allies said in a joint statement that Libya’s oil resources should remain under the control of the legitimate National Oil Corporation, […]

4 charts show why putting tariffs on your allies is a bad idea

Evan Vucci/AP US tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports proposed by the Trump administration have begun disputes with some of America’s oldest allies.  Europeans, Canadians and Mexicans buy more American goods and services than anyone else in the world. Canada supplied more than a quarter of all US steel, aluminum and iron imports in […]

Trump takes to Twitter talking tougher trade tariffs on G7 allies

US President Donald Trump has hinted at further tariffs on imports from fellow G7 countries if the “unfair trade deals are not straightened out.” “Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!” Trump tweeted on Friday. In a post before that, Trump […]