President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to back down from a fight over his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying talk about the wall was distracting from the work being done by border patrol and the military.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a frequent defender of the president, said a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria would be “a mistake”. “An American withdrawal at this time would be a big win for ISIS, Iran, Bashar al Assad of Syria, and Russia. I fear it will lead to devastating consequences for our nation, the region, and throughout the world,” Graham said in a statement. “It will make it more difficult …
By a vote of 87-12, the Republican-led Senate passed and sent to the House of Representatives the "First Step Act," which would ease the way for some prisoners to win early release to halfway houses or home confinement.
A federal judge ordered Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, to surrender his passport, and to check with the court if he wants to travel more than 50 miles from Washington, D.C.
Pope Francis, in his first message of the new year on Tuesday, bemoaned a lack of unity across the world, and warned against a soulless hunt for profit that benefits only a few. The New Year's address followed a turbulent 2018 for the pope, whose Church was battered by a torrent of sex scandals
Paul Whelan had been staying with a wedding party for a fellow former Marine at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, said his brother David Whelan, who learned of the arrest on Monday. Russia's FSB state security service said the American had been detained on Friday, but it gave no details of the nature
Across India, the nuns talk of priests who pushed into their bedrooms and of priests who pressured them to turn close friendships into sex. At its most grim, the nuns speak of repeated rapes, and of a Catholic hierarchy that did little to protect them. The Vatican has long been aware of nuns sexually
Bijan Kian and Kamil Alptekin were charged in U.S. District Court in Eastern Virginia with crimes related to acting as unregistered agents of the Turkish government, according to court documents made public Monday.
President Trump on Friday named White House budget director Mick Mulvaney as his new “acting” chief of staff, saying the former South Carolina Republican congressman will replace John Kelly as his top aide.
Ankara and Washington have long been at odds over Syria, where the United States has backed the YPG Kurdish militia in the fight against Islamic State insurgents. Turkey says the YPG is a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency
TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
While 200 Conservative lawmakers voted in support of May as leader, 117 dissented, indicating opposition not only from several dozen supporters of a hard Brexit but also from many more pragmatic lawmakers - and signaling that she was no nearer to passing her EU divorce agreement. It was not the robust
Juul's 1,500 employees are receiving a $2 billion bonus from Altria, averaging about $1.3 million each, as part of the tobacco giant's $12.8 billion investment in the e-cigarette maker, people familiar with the matter say.
Police in Australia responded to reports of a man screaming "why don't you die?" by dispatching multiple units to a home in Perth. But officers were soon told to stand down when they found a man who “had only been trying to kill a spider", according to the police log published online
The family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday. Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head
Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa that will do more for his bank balance than it did for the reputation of combat sports. The 20-year-old, who is unbeaten in professional kickboxing and
For almost as long as the 20-year-old American prodigy has been playing in Borussia Dortmund’s first team, and it’s been the better part of three seasons now, he’s been linked to moves away from the club that convinced him to leave Hershey, Pennsylvania, as a 16-year-old. Now it’s reported that a $73