May 10, 2019

Pentagon deploying Patriot anti-missile battery to Middle East to further deter Iranian threat

Eugen Warkentin/U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. military is deploying a Patriot anti-missile battery to the Middle East to further deter threats from Iran, the Pentagon announced on Friday. The Pentagon would not specify the location but a senior military official said it would arrive "relatively soon." The decision follows an announcement earlier in the week that the U.S. would deploy a carrier strike group and bomber task force to the region in response to indications that Iran and its pro..
May 10, 2019

Seized N. Korea ship accused of violating US sanctions could be auctioned, used in Navy SEAL training

US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York(NEW YORK) -- The North Korean bulk cargo carrier formally seized by the United States this week could become an auction item or a training boat for Navy SEALS. The Wise Honest, North Korea’s second-largest cargo vessel, is on its way to American Samoa after federal prosecutors said Thursday that the ship was seized because it carried banned exports of North Korean coal. “Today’s civil action is the first-ever seizure of a North Ko..
May 10, 2019

Giuliani plots trip to Ukraine in effort to hurt Biden, help Trump

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is on a new mission now that he has finished jousting with the special counsel: stopping former Vice President Joe Biden from becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee. “Explain to me why Biden shouldn’t be investigated,” Giuliani said Friday in a tweet that went on to level allegations against the former vice president, who is now a leading Democratic candidate for president. In a trip planned for the ..
May 10, 2019

US deporting more and more people to Eritrea — a country it says tortures and kills its citizens

NatanaelGinting/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As the U.S. remains locked in a debate over asylum seekers from Central America, lawyers and advocacy groups say they are seeing an alarming uptick in deportations to the African nation of Eritrea -- a country that President Donald Trump's government acknowledges arbitrarily imprisons and tortures its own citizens. The plight of Eritrean refugees, while relatively small, strikes at the heart of the ongoing dispute in America over who is entitled to seek..