Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them as far as North America. …


Cuba-US relations: 6 key things you need to know

June 17, 2017

Havana (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to announce Friday, before an audience of anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami, that he is rolling back parts of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba. Trump will chill Obama’s warmer relations with Cuba, officials say What Trump has said about Castro …


After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… sign of the acrimony, one of the most outspoken Republican flamethrowers, Steve King of Iowa, returned to a familiar target when assigning blame for the outrage at the baseball diamond in Alexandria. “I do want to put some of this at the feet of Barack Obama,” the Iowa congressman said in an interview with Simon Conway on WHO Iowa radio. “He contributed mightily to dividing us. He focused on our differences rather than our things that unify us. And this is some of the fruits …


It’d be shocking if the Warriors went to the White House

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)It would be quite a shock and seriously awkward if the Golden State Warriors went to the White House for the customary congratulations from the President. He went on a post-election rant at a team news conference where expressed his disappointment that “the man who’s going to lead you has used racist, misogynist words.” …


Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 11, 2017

… the triumph of moderate liberal technocrats in France and Canada — both closer philosophically to former President Barack Obama than Sanders — as the more appealing international parallel. Former Sanders campaign digital organizing director Claire Sandberg emailed her concerns from the UK, as she made her way to the Midwest after a whirlwind spell supporting Labour-aligned groups ahead of the vote. “I fully expect Establishment Democrats to reject the obvious lessons from …


Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… — Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he decided to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email investigation after watching Bill Clinton board a plane with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. (However, later reporting revealed that Comey actually acted based on Russian misinformation alleging collusion between the Clinton campaign and the Obama Justice Department.) In short: Comey’s public hearings tend to be explosive news-fests. He already uncorked a few big …


Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

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Barack Obama due in Edinburgh for charity fundraiser – BBC News

… Gleneagles Hotel American bar. The event at the EICC in Morrison Street is being organised by The Hunter Foundation. The charity was set up by leading businessman and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter. The Hunter Foundation has previously arranged for US politicians and actors including Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney to come to Scotland. Last year, Leonardo DiCaprio travelled to Edinburgh to speak at the Scottish Business Awards at the EICC. Announcing Barack Obama’s visit …

May 26, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… administrations, Ross says the challenges are as much psychological as they are practical. “The level of disbelief between the Israelis and Palestinians, not just the leadership, but also the public, has never been wider,” Ross told CNN. “You have to somehow recreate a sense of possibility which has been completely lost.” It’s nearly seven years since Netanyahu and Abbas took part in a trilateral meeting with then US President Barack Obama in New York in …

May 23, 2017

Philippines’ Duterte looks to strengthen ties with trip to Moscow

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will depart on an official five-day visit to Moscow Monday, as part of an effort to realign his country’s foreign policy away from longtime ally the United States. Under Duterte, who took office in June 2016, the Philippines has made overtures toward Beijing and Moscow — seeing the countries as a source of much-needed investment — and away from the US, which, despite a mutual defense treaty, Duterte regards as unreliable and …

May 22, 2017

Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… sorely tested the patience of his supporters. Falsehoods, exaggerations and blatant untruths But it is also possible that given his administration’s history of repeated falsehoods, exaggerations and blatant untruths, on issues from the size of the inauguration crowds to claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, the President may not come across as a particularly credible witness in the court of public opinion. And there’s no guarantee that the White House can …

May 17, 2017