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China says U.S. putting ‘knife to its neck’, hard to proceed on trade

A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods.

By |2018-09-25T06:09:06+00:00September 25th, 2018|Economy|0 Comments

‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Terrific’: Trump lauds Kim in UN return

President Donald Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could occur "quite soon," striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the U.N. to deride the autocrat as "Little Rocket Man" and threaten to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. were forced to defend itself or allies.

By |2018-09-25T06:04:20+00:00September 24th, 2018|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Rod Rosenstein’s Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day

When Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, headed to the White House on Monday morning, he was ready to resign and convinced — wrongly, it turned out — that President Trump was about to fire him. Top Justice Department aides scrambled to draft a statement about who would succeed him.

By |2018-09-25T05:53:56+00:00September 24th, 2018|U.S. Politics|0 Comments

Russia boosts Syrian air defense after plane shot down

Moscow on Monday announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria, including supplying the Syrian army with a new S-300 air defence system and jamming radars of nearby warplanes following the downing of a Russian plane last week.

By |2018-09-24T07:46:13+00:00September 24th, 2018|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran warns U.S., Israel of revenge after parade attack

The deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a "devastating" response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.

By |2018-09-24T05:52:47+00:00September 24th, 2018|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

White House, Kavanaugh deny magazine’s account of sexual misconduct by a second accuser

The White House and Brett M. Kavanaugh issued swift denials Sunday night after an explosive new account emerged of alleged sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee when he was in college, adding greater disarray to a nomination already sullied by an earlier charge of sexual abuse.

By |2018-09-24T05:44:20+00:00September 24th, 2018|U.S. Politics|0 Comments