Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, said Obama and his officials made it clear to him that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria.
New papers released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by The Intercept, reveal that Japan made secret deals with the NSA.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on a call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.
Prince Khaled bin Salman position will allow Trump direct line to Saudi monarchy, signalling warmer relations after a cooling following Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with regional rival Iran.
Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police they intercepted a 43-year-old woman driving nine people across the U.S. border into the prairie province of Saskatchewan.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says, “The West, Europe do not want to help anyone. The important thing for them is to use every resource against Russia.”
“Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and beat any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response,” Pence told 2,500 sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier at the US Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.
UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion
It will be “very difficult” for the UK government to refuse military assistance to the US in Syria if they expressly ask for it, British FM Boris Johnson has said, responding to an MP’s question on if he intends to heed parliament’s vote against the incursion.
“There’s growing evidence that this was staged,” Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Publications including in the U.S. and the U.K. have highlighted “many inconsistencies” in the version of events in Syria’s Idlib province that was used to justify the American airstrikes, he said.
The acronym MOAB was rendered as Mother Of All Bombs. The name is likely a reference to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s threat of the “mother of all battles” over Kuwait in 1991.
“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK [South Korea] on one side, and the DPRK [North Korea] on the other,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on Friday, adding that “One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment.”
“Therefore, we call upon all the parties, no matter verbally or in action, to stop provoking and threatening each other and not to allow the situation to become irretrievable and out of control,” Wang said.
US military has used its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” for the first time in combat.
SYRIA WAR: Hundreds of people have been killed when the so-called US-led coalition carried out an airstrike against a Daesh poison gas depot in Syria.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting US Secretary of State Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at the Kremlin,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
“Putin is backing a person that is truly an evil person. It’s bad for Russia, I think it’s very bad for mankind, it’s very bad for this world,” Trump said.
“What was the reaction of the NATO allies? All of them are nodding like bobble heads,” Putin said in an interview with Mir 24 TV channel.
BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework
Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”