Tag: Donald Trump

CNN analyst: It’s a ‘problem’ for Dems that impeachment witnesses never met Trump

A prominent CNN commentator pointed out a “problem” House Democrats have following the first public hearing in their impeachment inquiry of President Trump. U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor and State Department official George Kent were the first witnesses to offer their testimony in the open and were grilled for several hours over their knowledge of Trump’s conduct […]

Donald Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom

White House officials are reportedly drafting plans to make US foreign aid conditional on how countries treat their religious minorities, in an effort that is seen as a sop to Christian evangelicals in Donald Trump’s base. The move, which threatens to impose further constraints on a US foreign aid policy already heavily restricted under the […]

Historic Trump impeachment hearings set to begin, as Dems predict ‘phenomenal week’

In a pillared House chamber at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, in the shadow of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, House Democrats are set to host the first public hearing involving the potential impeachment of a president since November 19, 1998 — and, they insist, they aren’t happy about it. “It’s a sad day,” House Speaker Nancy […]

Trump to Meet Turkey’s Erdogan at White House

President Donald Trump announced this week he will be meeting his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Washington on Nov. 13. Trump said on Twitter the pair had a “very good” phone call during which they discussed bilateral issues such as Turkey’s “border with Syria, the eradication of terrorism, the ending of hostilities with […]

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NOTIFIES U.N. OF PLANNED PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD EXIT

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Monday. The United States, the world’s largest historic greenhouse gas […]

Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact

For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. […]

Arab nations reject any Trump Israeli-Palestinian plan not on ’67 lines

Arab nations have rejected any Israeli-Palestinian peace plan not based on the pre-1967 lines, as US special envoy Jared Kushner visited Israel and Saudi Arabia in advance of the publication of US President Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century to resolve the conflict. In an interview with Channel 13 Tuesday night, Kushner said that the […]

JARED KUSHNER ON JORDAN VALLEY ANNEXATION: WE LIKE TO KEEP OUR OPTIONS OPEN

US special envoy Jared Kushner has not rejected outright Israel’s annexation plan for the Jordan Valley, stating instead that the Trump Administration would like to keep its “options open.” He spoke of the Jordan Valley and US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during an interview with Channel 13 while visiting […]

U.N. INVESTIGATOR SAYS EXPECTATIONS LOW FOR TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Expectations for the success of the Trump administration’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appear to be very low, UN special investigator Michael Lynk told reporters at the United Nations in New York ahead of US special envoy Jared Kushner’s arrival to Israel this week. Kushner, who has taken the lead on the Trump […]

North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

North Korea on Sunday said it’s running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn’t be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing. In a statement published by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News […]