Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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Mike Pompeo Secures Votes To Become CIA Director

Added: 24.01.2017 1:43 | 5 views | 0 comments

The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as the new CIA director during one of the most contentious times between the US intelligence agency and the White House in decades, according to The Washington Post. Pompeo will be in charge of managing the global spying agency that needs to escalate their efforts as security problems continue to increase via aggression from Russia, nuclear activities by North Korea, and the terror spread across the planet by the Islamic State.“Pompeo has two key challenges: winning over a workforce a bit skeptical of him . . . and making the CIA’s voice heard at the Trump White House,” said Michael Morell, former deputy director for the CIA. “I know Pompeo, and he will...

Despite Country Club Members’ Rift, Obama Gets an Invitation

Added: 24.01.2017 1:38 | 3 views | 0 comments

Members of Woodmont Country Club, a mostly Jewish club near Washington, have been entangled in a dispute over whether to blackball former President Barack Obama because of his policies toward Israel.

Tanks Roll Through 'Chunnel' as Europe Frets About Trump, Russia

Added: 24.01.2017 1:33 | 2 views | 0 comments

The potential need to fast-track forces to the front line served as a reminder of how seriously Washington's allies perceive the Russian threat.

From: www.nbcnews.com

Brexit is opportunity to pull Europe closer together: EU official

Added: 24.01.2017 1:26 | 5 views | 0 comments

The European Union Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator on Monday said Britain's decision to make a clean break from the EU was an opportunity to reform Europe and avoid a further breakdown in ties between its remaining member states. Former Belgian Prime Minister and member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt also said the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, and what he views as Washington's move toward more protectionism, is a wake-up call for the EU. "The Brexit discussion is a good opportunity not only to discuss and negotiate a new agreement, a new partnership with Britain, but also to fix that now it is time to have a real government in Europe," Verhofstadt said in an interview with Reuters in New York while promoting his new book: "Europe's Last Chance." In June, Britons voted 52-48 percent to leave the EU, triggering a change of government leadership and the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister.

Top Asian News 12:40 a.m. GMT

Added: 24.01.2017 0:50 | 5 views | 0 comments

BEIJING (AP) — People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence. The clues Trump has given about his foreign policy are a break with former President Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia," which re-emphasized American engagement in the region. In one of his first actions in office, Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement being negotiated by Washington and 11 Pacific Rim countries. He has talked about requiring allies Japan and South Korea to pay more for U.S.

Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO: spokesman

Added: 24.01.2017 0:50 | 6 views | 0 comments

New US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured his British counterpart on Monday that Washington has an "unshakeable commitment" to NATO, despite President Donald Trump previously casting the military alliance as obsolete. During a phone call with Michael Fallon on his first full day in office, Mattis "emphasized the United States' unshakeable commitment to NATO," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement.

From: news.yahoo.com

Celebrities at Women's Marches

Added: 23.01.2017 23:42 | 2 views | 0 comments

Stars like Natalie Portman and Sir Ian McKellen joined Women's Marches from London to Washington

From: feeds.cbsnews.com

If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?

Added: 23.01.2017 23:32 | 6 views | 0 comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.

From: news.yahoo.com

Petri dish puppies

Added: 23.01.2017 23:23 | 4 views | 0 comments

Researchers at Cornell University in New York State and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., announced on Wednesday the first litter of puppies...

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