Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women’s summit

(Media Release) Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was met with groans as she defended her father’s attitude towards women at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin. The so-called First Daughter was taking part in a panel discussion about female entrepreneurs alongside German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. But the audience bristled at her […]

Trump’s America: Are voters impressed?

(Media Release) Ever since he glided down a golden escalator to announce his presidency, I’ve been talking to voters about Donald Trump. Around dinner tables in Arkansas and Alabama, at rallies in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and on aeroplane journeys to New Hampshire and Nevada, I’ve been gauging views in more than 20 states. So […]

US ‘debates charging Julian Assange’

(Media Release) The US is debating whether to charge Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, US media report. The organisation, which publishes confidential documents, has been in the cross-hairs of the US for years. Last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo described it as a “hostile” intelligence service abetted by Russia, and Mr Assange as a “fraud”. But […]

‘No doubt’ Syria has kept some chemical weapons – Mattis

(Media Release) The US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said there can be “no doubt” that Syria retains chemical weapons. Gen Mattis also said the Syrian government had moved its warplanes in recent days, speaking during a visit to Israel. He said Syria would be “ill-advised” to try use to chemical weapons again, after the […]

Russia’s military buildup in Arctic puts U.S. on alert

(Media Release) Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been one to pass up a photo-up, and his latest candids comes from the icy Arctic. He was photographed in March pensively walking among glaciers, reports CBS News’ Jonathan Vigliotti. The Kremlin has also previously released video of reindeer-riding Russian soldiers. It’s all part of the unveiling […]

U.S. Army Considers Super-Weapon to Counter Russia

(Media Release) The U.S. has begun considering adding a new kinetic energy weapon to its arsenal in hopes of countering advances in Russian nuclear technology that could potentially threaten U.S. tactical military dominance. Called the Kinetic Energy Projectile, the weapon is a tungsten-based warhead launched at more than three times the speed of sound that […]

Russia-US relations have ‘worsened’ under Trump: Putin

(Media Release) President Vladimir Putin said ties between Russia and the United States appear to have worsened under Donald Trump in an interview released Wednesday as the countries’ top diplomats met in Moscow. “You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most […]

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