Tag Archives: Politics by country

30Nov/17

UK’s May criticises Trump retweet, urges support for Yemen and Iran nuke deal

AMMAN, JORDAN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (November 30) that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Continue reading

13Nov/17

UK’s Johnson apologises for distress caused by remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump says agrees with U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian meddlin

HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. Continue reading

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

White House: no sign of collusion in campaign aides’ indictments

White House: no sign of collusion in campaign aides’ indictments Continue reading

30Oct/17

Former Trump adviser Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (REUTERS) – George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, the federal special counsel said on Monday (October 30), becoming the third adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign to face criminal charges in its investigation. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Manafort faces charges in Russian election meddling probe: reports

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort entered an FBI field office on Monday amid reports he would surrender to federal authorities. Zachary Goelman has more. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Kenyan president Kenyatta calls for prayers ahead of elections

NAKURU, KENYA (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICES) – President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to uphold peace before, during and after October 26, the day set aside for a repeat presidential election. Continue reading