Who’s the boss? US officials work behind Trump’s back to broker NATO deal – report

US President Donald Trump is deemed a hurdle to foreign policy by his own administration, the New York Times has alleged, in an explosive piece detailing the lengths high-level officials would go to to circumvent the POTUS. According to the New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton and other officials worked together to ensure […]

UK officials harass own police in ‘Novichok’ probes – Russia’s Foreign Ministry

British officials are constantly pressuring their own police forces over the Salisbury and Amesbury poisoning cases, and wish to obscure the truth, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova. The police are forced to investigate the poisonings “under tremendous political pressure,” Zakharova told reporters on Friday. The spokesperson also believes the British probes are […]

The US slapped sanctions on 2 top Turkish officials over their role in detaining an evangelical pastor

Evan Vucci/AP The US imposed sanctions on two top Turkish officials on Wednesday in a long-standing dispute over Turkey’s detention of the American pastor, Andrew Brunson.  The White House said President Donald Trump personally ordered the sanctions.  Brunson was arrested in 2016 and has been accused of orchestrating a failed military coup attempt against Turkish President […]

Michael Cohen reportedly claims Trump greenlit the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and Russians

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, says Trump knew in advance that senior campaign officials planned to meet with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton at the height of the election, CNN reported. The report says Cohen claims he and several others were present when Donald Trump Jr., who […]

IOC and Calgary 2026 officials talk Olympic bid process with local business leaders

Local business leaders posed some tough questions to the IOC and Calgary's bid committee Tuesday morning at a Q&A event hosted by the Calgary Chamber. The panel was moderated by Calgary Chamber CEO Sandip Lalli. Lalli said the IOC is hoping to communicate that they want these Games to be more modern and sustainable than previous […]

In China, a rare public spat between officials as debt pressures build

LIKE other countries, China has bureaucratic infighting. But it does better than most at keeping tussles hidden from outside view, especially under Xi Jinping, a president who brooks no dissent. So it has been highly unusual to see a spat between the central bank and finance ministry spill into the open. It reveals cracks in […]

A data-collection firm is sharing license plate information with US immigration officials

Damian Dovarganes/AP Irvine Company, a real-estate giant that runs 46 shopping centers in California, is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency. In 2017, Vigilant Solutions signed a contract to give ICE access to license plate […]

Boys recovering in hospital after Thai cave rescue doing well, health officials say

As ecstatic relatives watched and waved from behind a glass barrier, the 12 boys and their coach rescued from deep within a flooded cave in Thailand made the V-for-Victory sign from their beds in a hospital isolation ward where they are recovering from the 18-day ordeal.

‘Those are stupid people’: Trump reportedly tried to calm Putin after he complained that White House officials were trying to stop them from speaking

Associated Press/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump reportedly sought to ease Russian President Vladimir Putin’s concerns that White House officials were trying to block a phone call between the two. After Putin told Trump that White House advisers were trying to interfere, Trump reportedly called those advisers “stupid people,” and told Putin he “shouldn’t listen to […]