June 28, 2019

Trade war truce expected, but expectations low for G-20 meeting between Xi, Trump

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(HONG KONG) -- As leaders of the Group of 20 nations meet in Osaka, Japan, this week, the focus will once again be on a high-stakes meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their first face-to-face meeting since the last G-20 meeting last December -- particularly in light of escalating tension between the two countries since trade talks collapsed in early May. The U.S. and China have been engaged in a year-long tit-for-tat trade war t..
June 27, 2019

Prince Harry, Meghan confirm trip to Africa this fall, and prepare to bring Archie too

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan have confirmed their long-rumored plan to visit Africa this fall, and seemed to confirm they will bring their son, Archie, with them too. Harry and Meghan's Instagram account @SussexRoyal shared details of the trip for the first time with a post Thursday. The post's last line, "This will be their first official tour as a family!," caught royal watchers' eyes as it implies they will be traveli..
June 27, 2019

Pentagon identifies two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

US Army(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers killed in a firefight on Tuesday in Afghanistan as Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, 32, from Heilbronn, Germany, and Sgt. James G. Johnston, 24, from Trumansburg, New York. Both soldiers died from wounds they sustained from small arms fire during a Taliban attack in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. the Pentagon said. Few details have been made available about the incident, which is under investigation. Their deaths are the 10th and 1..
June 27, 2019

Tillerson: Trump faced ‘steep learning curve’ on US-Russia policy, immigration

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers in May that President Donald Trump faced a “steep learning curve” dealing with the U.S. relationship with Russia and immigration laws, according to a transcript of his closed-door interview released by a House committee on Thursday. The former ExxonMobil CEO-turned-diplomat’s testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee are some of his most candid and extensive comments on his rocky tenure in the Tru..