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 […]

The Trump administration is pushing the US further away from Europe and key allies in its response to the Gaza crisis

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters The Trump administration’s response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key US allies. The UK, France, and Germany have responded more forcefully to the violence than the US and have expressed concern about Israel’s response to the demonstrations against the new US embassy […]

Trump administration to unveil new sales policy to make it easier for allies to buy arms – report

US President Donald Trump will roll out a new weapons sales policy which will make it easier for America’s allies to buy weapons from the country’s biggest arms manufacturers, a new report says. The administration is expected to provide a set of guidelines which will “speed up the approval of arms exports” to certain allies, […]

The Walking Dead season 8 finale: Rick Grimes to be BETRAYED by allies in shock twist?

The Walking Dead’s hero, Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) has been through a tough ride on the hit AMC show.  He lost his son, Carl (Chandler Riggs) to a fatal zombie bite in the first instalment of the second half of season eight. And it seems his troubles didn’t improve much as he found […]

US & allies will try to get Moscow on board for new UNSC resolution after attacking Syria – report

In what could be a surprising twist of events, the trio of Western allies, who just antagonized Russia with a strike on Syria, now want to go the diplomatic route and persuade Moscow to back their new draft at the UN, AFP reports. The draft resolution, authored by the US, the UK and France, was […]

The missile defense system that the US and its allies rely on fails just about everywhere it’s used

In March, a Patriot missile launch didn’t go as planned in Saudi Arabia while intercepting missiles fired by Houthi forces in Yemen.  Author Jeffrey Lewis examined two missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and didn’t find any evidence that Saudi Arabia had intercepted missiles using Patriot missiles.  That raises uncomfortable questions about the United States, which […]

A major US publisher linked to Trump allies has put out a 97-page propaganda spread on the Saudi crown prince

Mark Wilson/Getty Images A major US publisher with links to President Donald Trump has released a nearly 100-page magazine devoted exclusively to praising Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.  The magazine has been popping up at retailer across the US, and seems to be part of a reported multi-million-dollar global PR campaign to change […]