December 13, 2018

Senate votes to stop US support for Yemen war, condemns Saudi crown prince

CIL868/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate voted Thursday to withdraw U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in a 56-41 vote, a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump for his steadfast defense of the kingdom despite bipartisan outrage over the alleged Saudi role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It’s the first time the Senate has voted to withdraw forces from a war Congress didn't approve. But the measure is purely symbolic because the House of Repr..
December 13, 2018

Suspect in deadly shooting in France ‘neutralized’ during standoff with police, authorities say

Ben185/iStock(PARIS) -- The suspect in a deadly shooting in France has been "neutralized" after a standoff with police, French officials said. Cherif Chekatt, 29, is the suspected gunman who killed 3 and injured another 13 during a shooting in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the prosecutor's office told ABC News. Chekatt, who was born in Strasbourg, allegedly shouted "God is great" in Arabic as he opened fire at the market, French prosecutor Rémy Heitz said during a press conference on Wednesday. He..
December 13, 2018

White House unveils new strategy for Africa to counter Russian and Chinese influence

omersukrugoksu/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- National security adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration's new strategy for Africa as it works to counter Russia and China, as they expand their financial, political and military investments across the continent. "Africa is incredibly important to the United States," Bolton told the audience at the Heritage Foundation on Thursday. "If we didn't understand it before, the competition posed by China and Russia and others should highlight..
December 13, 2018

Trump claims, without evidence, that Mexico will pay for border wall via trade deal

AlexLMX/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- After threatening to shut down the government if Congress does not allot $5 billion for a wall across the southern border, President Trump now says Mexico will be paying for the wall using money the U.S. would "save" from the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement. The president tweeted, “I often stated, “One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall.” This has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico (and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the..