Trump Blames Generals for Deadly Niger Ambush

Did President Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief, just blame U.S. generals for the deadly October 4 ambush in Niger? When asked by reporters on Wednesday if he authorized the mission in Niger that left four U.S. special forces soldiers dead, Trump said, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” The generals have “decision-making ability,” he added. “I have […]

Tanks entering East Ukraine from Russia.

Fearing Russia, Poland Boosts Army By 50 Percent

Poland’s army will increase the size of its army and introduce a 50,000-strong volunteer militia as fears grow of a military resurgence in neighboring Russia under Vladimir Putin. Ever since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and backed an insurgency in the east of the country, Russia’s neighbors have viewed its military expansion warily. […]


Russia vetoes UN resolution on extending Syria gas attacks probe

Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the ninth time Russia has used its veto power at the Security Council to block action targeting its Syrian ally. Russia opposed renewing the […]


Spain: Catalonia Independence Referendum is ‘Farce’

Spain wants to bring a halt to Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, calling it a “farce.” Enric Millo, Madrid’s representative in Catalonia, said Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont and his team “are solely responsible for all that has happened today and for all that can happen if they do not put an end to this farce.” […]


North Korea vows to become a ‘state nuclear force’

North Korea’s state news agency has called the US-led effort to impose sanctions over its weapons programme futile, vowing the country inevitably will become a “state nuclear force”. The comments on Sunday came from the Korean Central News Agency’s website Uriminzokkiri after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for talks with China’s top diplomats […]