December 13, 2018

Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a crucial no-confidence vote this evening, avoiding the prospect of a bitter leadership contest within her own party. Early forecasts expected her to survive the motion comfortably, and in the end, her fellow conservative members of Parliament voted in favor of her leadership by a margin of 200-117, with a majority of 83. May only needed a simple majority, or 159 MPs, to avoid the leadership election. Under Conservative P..
December 12, 2018

‘Amazed’ at lack of concern over ‘grave’ threats from China: FBI official

ilkaydede/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In the past six months alone, U.S. news outlets and other publications have unleashed several hundred articles spotlighting the robust cyber-espionage threat the U.S. says is emanating from China. Congress has also held open hearings on the matter, and Trump administration officials have traveled the country to publicly warn Americans of the growing danger. But the message has yet to be sufficiently received, the FBI's top counterintelligence official told se..
December 12, 2018

Pompeo casts doubt on Saudi prince’s role in Khashoggi murder as CIA Director briefs House, Senate prepares to vote

LEAH MILLIS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo again cast doubt on the reported CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the U.S. was still "developing" a "set of facts" and media reports about the assessment were "inaccurate." His defense of Saudi Arabia, which ranged from the Saudis "have already paid the price" for the killing to Iran is the real problem in the re..
December 12, 2018

Alone at UN, Pompeo blasts Iran nuclear deal, but searches for common ground on missile threat

mizoula/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. was alone at the United Nations Security Council in blasting the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, as the U.N., European Union, and several European allies praised the agreement for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and expressed disappointment in the U.S. decision to withdraw, one month after all of its sanctions snapped back into place on Iran. Speaking before the Security Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. to reimpose a ban on ..