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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

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.

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USA POLITICS: Whistleblower Edward Snowden New Leaks Reveal Secret Deals Between Japan And NSA

USA POLITICS: Whistleblower Edward Snowden New Leaks Reveal Secret Deals Between Japan And NSA

New papers released by whistleblower Edward Snowden, and published by The Intercept, reveal that Japan made secret deals with the NSA.

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CHINA POLITICS: US Aircraft Carrier Heads for Korean Waters, China Calls for Restraint

CHINA POLITICS: US Aircraft Carrier Heads for Korean Waters, China Calls for Restraint

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.

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SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Khaled bin Salman Who Bombed ISIS, Yemen Now Ambassador to US

SAUDI ARABIA POLITICS: Prince Khaled bin Salman Who Bombed ISIS, Yemen Now Ambassador to US

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.

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MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

MEXICO POLITICS: US to Fund Heroin Fight As 2016 Output Jumps

Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

CANADA POLITICS: Woman Smuggling Asylum-Seekers From US Charged By Police

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.

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CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

CHECHEN POLITICS: Ramzan Kadyrov Says ‘US, Western Allies Will Use Any Opportunity to Harm Russia’

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.”

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USA POLITICS: US to Test Missile With Ability to Shoot Down Missiles From North Korea

USA POLITICS: US to Test Missile With Ability to Shoot Down Missiles From North Korea

“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.

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UK POLITICS: ‘Very Difficult’ for UK Government to Refuse Military Assistance to US in Syria Invasion

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.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM

SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM

“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.

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USA POLITICS: US Mother of All Bombs: 6 Facts About Bomb Trump Dropped on Afghanistan

USA POLITICS: US Mother of All Bombs: 6 Facts About Bomb Trump Dropped on Afghanistan

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.

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CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM

CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM

“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.”

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: No Winners If Korea War Breaks Out

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to US: No Winners If Korea War Breaks Out

“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.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: US Drops 9,525kg Non-Nuclear Bomb on Afghanistan, First Time Used in Combat

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: US Drops 9,525kg Non-Nuclear Bomb on Afghanistan, First Time Used in Combat

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.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report

SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report

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.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Official! Putin Meets Rex Tillerson in Moscow

RUSSIA POLITICS: Official! Putin Meets Rex Tillerson in Moscow

“Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting US Secretary of State Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at the Kremlin,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says Assad ‘An Animal’, We’re Not Getting Involved in Syria

USA POLITICS: Trump Says Assad ‘An Animal’, We’re Not Getting Involved in Syria

“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.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin On Syria Missile Strike By US, Says NATO Nodding Like Bobble Heads

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin On Syria Missile Strike By US, Says NATO Nodding Like Bobble Heads

“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.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

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.”

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