‘Thought they were the royal family’: New book reveals how Jared and Ivanka tried to force themselves on Queen Elizabeth II

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump tried to push their way into meeting Queen Elizabeth II during a presidential visit, according to a new book. An excerpt of the forthcoming book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” by Melania Trump’s former chief of staff and former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham reveals that Donald Trump’s daughter […]

Trump claims to know more about war than ‘dope’ Gen. Milley: ‘I understand this stuff better than anybody’

Former President Donald Trump said this week that the man who he appointed as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a “dope.” During an interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Trump responded to reports that Milley had assured China that he would give an advanced warning if the then-president tried to start a […]

Nicki Minaj Says She’s Speaking Out For Family In Trinidad, “I have to be their voice and I will”

Nicki Minaj says she will continue to speak out on behalf of her family in Trinidad due to their inadequate access to the internet. Nicki Minaj is continuing down her path of misinformation and dragging the small twin-island republic of her once native home, Trinidad and Tobago, into the mix. The influential rapper took to […]

Blinken tells irate lawmakers the US was ready on Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday insisted the Biden administration had prepared for worst-case scenarios in Afghanistan, as irate lawmakers accused the White House of presiding over a historic disaster. The famously even-tempered top US diplomat stayed cool as he faced the toughest grilling of his career at the first congressional hearing on […]

Rockets fired at Kabul airport as US troops pull out

Rockets were fired at Kabul’s airport on Monday where US troops were racing to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuate allies under the threat of Islamic State group attacks. President Joe Biden has set a deadline of Tuesday to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan, drawing to a close his nation’s longest military conflict, […]

Biden clears agenda to focus on Afghan airport attack

President Joe Biden is being briefed on the bloody attack against Kabul’s airport, the White House said Thursday, delaying a planned meeting with Israel’s visiting prime minister and canceling another event. “The president has been briefed and he is in the Situation Room,” an official told AFP on condition of anonymity. “The president met with […]

One killed in Kabul firefight as Taliban warn of ‘consequences’ if US extends evacuation

The Taliban warned on Monday there would be “consequences” if the United States and its allies extend their presence in Afghanistan beyond next week, as chaos continued to overwhelm Kabul airport. The hardline Islamists’ takeover of the country last weekend shocked Western nations, coming just two weeks before an August 31 deadline for all troops […]

US orders commercial planes to help move Afghanistan evacuees

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Sunday ordered six commercial airlines to help transport people after their evacuation from Afghanistan as Washington sought to step up the pace of departures of Americans and at-risk Afghans from Kabul. The Pentagon said it called up 18 commercial aircraft from United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta […]

WSJ report lacks understanding about its own story on Afghanistan fall: legal analyst

A Wall Street Journal report Thursday claimed that State Department contacts in Afghanistan sent July cables warning of the collapse of the country’s government. “The cable, sent via the State Department’s confidential dissent channel, warned of rapid territorial gains by the Taliban and the subsequent collapse of Afghan security forces, and offered recommendations on ways […]

Official Kamala Harris trip to Asia will show US in region ‘to stay,’

By Nandita Bose and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Singapore and Vietnam starting on Sunday will show that the United States is in the region “to stay,” a senior administration official said, as Washington seeks to bolster international support to counter China’s growing global influence. Harris will be the […]

National Security Advisor blasts reporter’s claim US has not made sacrifices: ‘2448 Americans lost their lives in Afghanistan’

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan took umbrage at a reporter’s claim the U.S. is not proving itself to be a “global leader” because it has not made “sacrifices” in Afghanistan. “Leadership requires sacrifice. How can you just claim to be a global leader without making sacrifice?” the reporter, whose name and outlet were not […]

US sanctions top Cuban police for suppressing protests

Independent observers and activists say at least 600 people were arrested in Cuba for protesting, many of whom remain behind bars Washington (AFP) – The US slapped fresh sanctions Friday on Cuban police for suppressing anti-government demonstrations this month, with President Joe Biden warning additional punitive measures were in store if the communist-ruled nation does […]

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Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading “misinformation.” “Look at what Russia is doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation,” Biden said during a trip to the office of the director of national intelligence near Washington, referring to information he receives […]

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Biden announces end of US combat operations in Iraq

President Joe Biden declared US relations with Iraq would enter a new phase with American troops exiting combat operations in the country by year-end as he held talks Monday with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi. Amid the threat of an Islamic State resurgence and Iran’s powerful influence in Baghdad, Biden stressed that Washington remains “committed to […]

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US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking. The United States was joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada in […]

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Amid wave of repression in Cuba, Biden says he won’t lift restrictions on remittances

Departing from a campaign promise, President Joe Biden said he will not reverse restrictions on remittances to Cuba imposed by the previous Republican administration unless he gets guarantees the money would not fill the communist government’s coffers. The six-decade-old regime has been shaken by islandwide anti-government street demonstrations and responded by unleashing a wave of […]

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