2 US warships pass through Taiwan Strait as ‘freedom of navigation’ feud with China escalates

Two US warships have reportedly passed through the Taiwan Strait, a move that will likely be viewed by Beijing as yet another escalation amid Washington’s ongoing operation to impose freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Curtis Wilbur, a guided missile destroyer, traveled through […]

Mueller is taking another shot at interviewing Trump as the president escalates his attacks on the Russia probe

Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation is back to negotiating with President Donald Trump’s lawyers for an interview with the commander-in-chief, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed people familiar with the discussions. Talks between the two sides have apparently been at a stalemate, partly due to the […]

China vows to fight back as the trade war escalates

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters An intensifying trade war has kicked off between China and the US.  The US has announced a new list of 6,000 Chinese goods, totaling $ 200 billion, that may be hit with additional 10% tariffs by the end of next month. China’s Commerce Ministry has vowed to retaliate to the countermove. It’s now safe to […]

Fear and loathing: Trump aides advised to arm themselves, as leftist rage escalates

As resistance to the Trump administration moves from Twitter to the streets, many on the right are anticipating that protests will turn violent. Trump’s aides, they say, should arm themselves. Last weekend saw chanting protesters camped outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s house; White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders booted from a Virginia restaurant with […]

Jimmy Fallon Escalates Feud With President Trump: 'Shouldn't He Have More Important Things To Do?'

Jimmy Fallon used Monday’s Tonight Show monologue to clear the air about a certain, ahem, tussle he had with President Donald Trump over the weekend. RELATEDFox News Suspends David Bossie for ‘Deeply Offensive’ On-Air Insult “Before we begin, I just wanna give a shout out to our show’s No. 1 fan — the President of […]

Russiagate escalates: As Republicans vote to release the memo, Democrats bring up ‘2nd dossier’

After Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to publish a memo reportedly revealing FBI abuses of spying powers based on the controversial “Steele dossier,” a report has emerged of a second dossier’s existence. On Monday, the committee voted along party lines to make public the four-page, classified memo commissioned by Chair Devin Nunes (R-California), […]

'There will soon be no Jews in France' as antisemitism escalates

The antisemitic sentiment already prevalent among French Jews will intensify in the wake of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month, locals believe. “Every day we have people who are hurt, every day we have people who are insulted,” Ricard Abitbol, President of The Confederation of Jews in France and […]

Mourinho vs Conte: Man Utd boss brings up match-fixing as war of words escalates

Conte was banned for four months while in charge of Juventus for failing to report match fixing while in charge of Siena. He was later fully acquitted of all wrong-doing and has remained insistent that he did nothing wrong. However speaking after Manchester United’s game with Derby Mourinho put the boot in after Conte had […]

Trump escalates feud with ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ over New York Times interview in which he said Trump could prompt World War III

President Donald Trump admonished Sen. Bob Corker on Tuesday over a New York Times interview in which the Tennessee Republican warned that Trump could start World War III. “The Failing @nytimes set Liddle’ Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that’s what I am dealing with!” Trump wrote in a […]

2 more Trump associates lawyer up as Mueller’s investigation escalates

Associated Press/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff and current White House counsel have hired a lawyer following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview them as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Reince Priebus, Trump’s former chief of staff, and Don McGahn, the White House counsel, […]