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CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

CANADA POLITICS: Kelly Knight Craft New Trump Ambassador to Canada Faces Senate Hearing

Kelly Knight Craft will testify before the Senate committee on foreign relations in a joint session with Trump’s nominees for ambassador to NATO and the U.K.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Takes Center Stage

“The commission is not set up to prove or disprove President Trump’s claim. The commission is simply to put facts on the table,” Kris Kobach said.

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USA POLITICS: US Prepares New Sanctions on Chinese Firms Over North Korea Ties: Officials

USA POLITICS: US Prepares New Sanctions on Chinese Firms Over North Korea Ties: Officials

US officials warned that China could face U.S. trade and economic pressure – something Trump has held in abeyance since taking office in January.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: U.S. ‘Corporate Transparency Act of 2017’ to Expose Illicit Funds From Nigeria

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, stressed the long-term commitment needed to combat cross-border illicit financial transactions.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

VENEZUELA POLITICS: ‘We Are Ready to Continue Our Struggle for Liberation’: Oscar Perez

“Once again we are in Caracas, ready and willing to continue our struggle for the liberation of our country,” police pilot Oscar Perez said.

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INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

Modi is due to meet with Trump on Monday at the White House, when he will seek to revitalize ties that have appeared to drift, in spite of the priority they were afforded under former President Barack Obama.

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USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

USA POLITICS: Supreme Court to Hear Major Wisconsin Case on Electoral Maps

“I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision,” said Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

USA POLITICS: Jeff Sessions Publicly Takes Center Stage in US Senate

Sessions, supporter of Trump’s election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on Russia issue. The matter has dogged the Republican president’s early months in office.

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USA POLITICS: Christopher Wray Biography

USA POLITICS: Christopher Wray Biography

Christopher A. Wray graduated from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree in 1992 from Yale Law School. Read Christopher Wray Biography.

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USA POLITICS: Trump’s Demands Drive Wedge into NATO

USA POLITICS: Trump’s Demands Drive Wedge into NATO

Donald Trump wants to see NATO taking a bigger role in the 68-member U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State. France and Germany have resisted.

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USA POLITICS: Flynn to Provide Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

USA POLITICS: Flynn to Provide Documents to Senate Intelligence Committee

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s co-operation was the first signal that he and the Senate panel have found common ground.

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USA POLITICS: Republican in Brawl While Testing Montana Vote for Trump

USA POLITICS: Republican in Brawl While Testing Montana Vote for Trump

Democrat Rob Quist, a banjo-playing folk singer and first-time candidate, is facing off against Republican tech executive Greg Gianforte in a tightening race for the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated when President Donald Trump named Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior.

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IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

IRAN POLITICS: Middle East Stability Impossible Without Iran: Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani said: “Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran? Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Under Pressure to Assure NATO Allies He Has Their Back

EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Under Pressure to Assure NATO Allies He Has Their Back

“The problem in the plan is that President Trump is the only president who has not yet explicitly endorsed Article 5,” said Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution think tank. “I understand that is not an accident.”

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KOSOVO POLITICS: Arbana Xharra Journalist Turned Politician Beaten Up

KOSOVO POLITICS: Arbana Xharra Journalist Turned Politician Beaten Up

Arbana Xharra was the editor in chief of daily newspaper Zeri before joining the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), the country’s largest party.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

U.S.-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he cannot secure better terms for U.S. workers and industry.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Warned Trump Against Flynn as National Security Adviser: Ex-Official

USA POLITICS: Obama Warned Trump Against Flynn as National Security Adviser: Ex-Official

“Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: US Eager to Sell Arms Worth Billions of Dollars to Saudi Arabia: US Sources

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: US Eager to Sell Arms Worth Billions of Dollars to Saudi Arabia: US Sources

Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his maiden international trip, a sign of his intent to reinforce ties with a top regional ally.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: As US, China Find Common Ground on Pyongyang, is Russia Wild Card?

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: As US, China Find Common Ground on Pyongyang, is Russia Wild Card?

“Pyongyang has been playing off Beijing and Moscow for half a century, letting them compete for the right to aid and influence North Korea.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals

“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” the North’s official said.

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