The US general in charge of special operations forces has cautioned against talk of "winning" against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria, contradicting President Donald Trump’s claim that the group had been defeated.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden says white Americans must acknowledge that “systemic racism” still exists and must be rooted out, as the country marked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday honoring the 90th birthday anniversary of the African American civil rights leader.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’ speech in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday was a futile attempt to curb Iran’s influence in the Middle East and reclaim America’s diminished role in the region, a US writer and academic says.
Hundreds of migrants from Central America in Mexico have gathered around a tense US border crossing, where US security measures created long lines of Mexicans headed to the US to attend Thanksgiving gatherings.
To hear the Trump administration tell the tale, it must hit the European Union, Canada and Mexico with steel and aluminum tariffs to stop Chinese manufacturers from flooding markets with these metals and, in turn, protect American workers. That’s a fantasy. Chinese steel mills and aluminum smelters will keep chugging away, and more likely, American farmers and products like Kentucky bourbon, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Iowa beef will bear the brunt of these new tariffs — even as the tariffs invite a trade war.
In Venezuela, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Latin American states not to copy the contentious decision by the US to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israeli-occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.