'Zionist hawk', 'stalwart friend': strong words greet Bolton nomination
U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of John Bolton as national security adviser provoked strong reactions worldwide on Friday - and few stronger than in the bitterly-divided Middle East.
Senate Sends Trump $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
The Senate narrowly averted a government shutdown by passing a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday that increases military and domestic spending and strengthens background checks for gun buyers.
Trump Threatens Veto of Spending Bill, Raising Shutdown Prospect
President Donald Trump said he’s considering a veto of the $1.3 trillion spending bill that won final passage by Congress Friday morning, contradicting his aides and raising the prospect that he’ll close the government over the failure to get a deal on immigration and his proposed border wall.
U.S. charges Iranians for global cyber attacks on behalf of Tehran
The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds of U.S. and international universities, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government on behalf of the Tehran government.
China Hits Back on Trump Tariffs as Europe Off Hook for Now
The trade conflict between China and the U.S. escalated, with Beijing announcing its first retaliation against metals levies hours after President Donald Trump outlined fresh tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and pledged there’s more on the way.
Europe Demands Permanent Waiver From U.S. Metal Tariffs
European Union leaders demanded a permanent EU exclusion from U.S. President Donald Trump’s metal-import tariffs and kept alive a threat to retaliate, highlighting persistent risks of a trans-Atlantic trade war.
Venezuela Announces Monetary Reforms as Petro Buoys Economy
President Nicolas Maduro also announced that new bills will be put into circulation in Venezuela, slashing the denominations by three zeros.
Paris says supermarket attacker known only for petty crimes as ISIS claims responsibility
The lone attacker who killed at least three people in southern France on Friday was known to the police for petty crimes but not for jihadist links, the French Interior Minister said. Islamic State claims it was behind the attack.
Kansas militia members wanted to kill Muslims -prosecutor
Three men charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in western Kansas, where Muslim immigrants from Somalia lived and had a mosque, wanted to kill as many as possible and send a message they were not welcome in the United States, a prosecutor said on Thursday.
Reddit: Guns, beer and tobacco transactions now banned
Gun Deals, Beer Trade and Cigar Market are three of the latest communities to be banned by Reddit in a move to distance the social website from transactions of "illicit or strictly controlled" goods.