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Protocol suggests Trump's promised transcript of Ukraine call unlikely to be verbatim

Protocol suggests Trump's promised transcript of Ukraine call unlikely to be verbatim In the call, Trump raised unsubstantiated allegations that the former United States vice president sought to interfere with a Ukrainian prosecutor's investigation of his son Hunter . House Democrats want everything - and they want it unredacted. The Washington Post had reported that Trump had told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to delay nearly $400 million in military aid for at le... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Getting Impeached? Nancy Pelosi Planning A Formal Inquiry

Donald Trump Getting Impeached? Nancy Pelosi Planning A Formal Inquiry Trump's impeachment may be the "only remedy" to the situation. Trump insists he has done nothing wrong. "The president should stop stonewalling this investigation and all the other investigations into his alleged wrongdoing", Biden said, speaking in a somber tone of voice in front of several American flags. [Full Article...]

Trump says meeting with Kim Jong Un "could happen soon"

Trump says meeting with Kim Jong Un The president asked the United Nations to continue its role in the Korean Peninsula peace process, adding that South Korea is willing to increase its humanitarian aid for North Korea depending on possible progress in the North's denuclearization. [Full Article...]

Earthquake Rattles Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches

Earthquake Rattles Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Karen is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides to Puerto Rico and the USA and British Virgin Islands. The natural disaster struck at 11:23 p.m. The center of Jerry is expected to pass near or over Bermuda on Wednesday. Karen's five-day projection track shows the storm is expected to remain a tropical storm into the weekend and may potentially shift west after heading n... [Full Article...]

After Saudi attack, Britain's Johnson proposes new negotiation on Iran deal

After Saudi attack, Britain's Johnson proposes new negotiation on Iran deal Saudi Arabia has restored more than 75 percent of the production lost after attacks on two oil processing plants and will return to full capacity next week. Since pulling out of the nuclear deal, Washington has slapped sanctions on Tehran's armed forces, financial sector and top officials including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [Full Article...]

Attacks on Iran will bring captivity and defeat, senior military official says

Attacks on Iran will bring captivity and defeat, senior military official says Trump also recently said he was not interested in a "partial deal" to ease tensions with China , saying that he would hold out for a "complete deal". Zarif had said earlier that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was trying to delay issuing visas for the Iranian delegation. In contrast to his appearance previous year, in which he appeared taken aback when some of his boasts were greeted ... [Full Article...]

President Trump welcomes Australia’s PM to White House

President Trump welcomes Australia’s PM to White House The White House says First Lady Melania Trump is wearing an aqua silk chiffon gown by J. Mendel to Friday's state dinner for Australia. [Donald Trump, U.S. Trump and Morrison will participate in a day filled with meetings, a joint press conference and a lavish state dinner, the second one of Trump's presidency. [Full Article...]

PM, MEA ministers hold over 20 bilateral meets at UNGA

PM, MEA ministers hold over 20 bilateral meets at UNGA On Tuesday, Indian foreign ministry spokesperson said India's policy on mediation remained unchanged, but asked reporters to "hold on" until Modi meets Trump later on Tuesday. You guys are doing better than anybody I've ever heard. And yet, for all the feel-good effect of such optics in conveying bilateral bonhomie, their utilitarian value in bending the arc of the broader relationship between t... [Full Article...]

Protecting religious freedom is ‘one of my highest priorities’

Protecting religious freedom is ‘one of my highest priorities’ Last week, the Pentagon said it would deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, and announced additional sanctions against Iran. Trump says the details of the visa waiver program will be worked out "over the next couple of months". "He does want a new deal because the other deal was ready to expire - very short number of years left", Trump said in response to Johnson's com... [Full Article...]

Oil gains on Saudi supply doubts, Mideast tensions

Oil gains on Saudi supply doubts, Mideast tensions There is no other explanation. Speaking on the plane Johnson said one of his key objectives at UNGA was to help "bring the world together in response to what happened in Saudi Arabia , in our management of Iran". He said remnants of Iran-made cruise missiles were found at the attack site, and "the sophistication points very, very firmly to Iranian involvement". [Full Article...]

Trump touts US-India investments, energy deals in massive Houston rally

Trump touts US-India investments, energy deals in massive Houston rally Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday apologised to Senator John Cornyn's wife as the U.S. lawmaker was busy attending "Howdy Modi! " on her birthday. "For this we are competing with ourselves, but not with anyone", the Prime Minister said. Modi said it was an honour and a privilege to welcome Trump to the magnificent stadium and magnificent gathering. [Full Article...]

Trump says hopes India, Pakistan can come together on Kashmir

Trump says hopes India, Pakistan can come together on Kashmir Trump is to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NY later this week. He also made it clear that we will allow no terrorist group on our soil. in the war on terror and now we are required to go after these groups as terrorists. He had himself accused Pakistan of lies and deceit in a New Year's tweet in 2018, for not doing enough to combat terrorism despite receiving billions in suppo... [Full Article...]

Trump Speaks at News Conference With Australian PM

Trump Speaks at News Conference With Australian PM Music came from all four sides of the Rose Garden and from above. The entertainment part also featured musical groups from the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. Norman said he hadn't golfed with Trump recently, but did concede he was speaking to the president about coming to Australia in January to see Tiger Woods play in the president's cup. [Full Article...]

Radio Recap: Netanyahu Offers a Path Forward, Gantz Rejects

Radio Recap: Netanyahu Offers a Path Forward, Gantz Rejects Members of the Likud party hold a presser after meeting with President Reuven Rivlin at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on September 22, 2019, as Rivlin began consulting political leaders to decide who to task with trying to form a new government after the results of the country's general election were announced a few days ago. [Full Article...]

Brexit, climate change on Johnson's UNGA agenda

Brexit, climate change on Johnson's UNGA agenda Johnson insists he is working hard to get an agreement with the European Union that will ensure a smooth departure. "We have to preserve the health and the safety of our citizens". British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold talks with European leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in NY next week as part of his push to secure a Brexit deal by the end of October. [Full Article...]

Iran's president warns Western powers to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Iran's president warns Western powers to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in NY this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom's vulnerability to attack . [Full Article...]

Antonio Brown goes after Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter tantrum

Antonio Brown goes after Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in Twitter tantrum He played just once for the Patriots following a tumultuous offseason that culminated with his release from the Oakland Raiders without having played a single game for the team. Although Brown is now a free agent and therefore not suspended by the NFL, the league has said that were a team to sign him and "depending on the status of the investigation", he might be blocked from playing by bein... [Full Article...]

PM Modi's 'down to earth' gesture at Houston airport leaves netizens impressed!

PM Modi's 'down to earth' gesture at Houston airport leaves netizens impressed! With the exceptions of a papal visit or the inauguration of a new president after an election win, such large political events are unheard of in the USA, organisers said. " Under PM Modi's leadership, the world is witnessing a strong, sovereign republic of India ". The Houston police, in coordination with the Secret Service and other security organisations, have tightened the security in and a... [Full Article...]

China, Solomon Islands establish ties as Taiwan’s allies dwindle

China, Solomon Islands establish ties as Taiwan’s allies dwindle Kiribati is the seventh country to drop Taiwan as a diplomatic ally since 2016, following Burkina Faso , the Dominican Republic , Sao Tome and Principe, Panama , El Salvador and the Solomon Islands . According to Wu, Kiribati had frequently asked Taiwan to donate commercial airplanes, but the Taiwanese government had refused, leading to Beijing promising funds for the procurement of "sever... [Full Article...]

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested

Anti-Sisi protests break out in Egypt, several arrested Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday called on Egyptian authorities to protect the right to peaceful protest, one day after rare demonstrations erupted against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. Demonstrations also reportedly took place elsewhere around the country. Sisis flew to NY on Friday night where he is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly next week. [Full Article...]


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