Category: World

Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump’s Foreign Policy?

President Trump returned from his 12-day trip to Asia Tuesday night, with few major gaffes to answer for but few accomplishments to show for it, either—a fact he underscored with strange “what I did on my fall vacation” speech Wednesday that failed to produce the “major” announcement he’d promised. Trump headed out on his trip shortly after special counsel Robert…

What It Takes To Make Saudi Islam ‘Moderate’

Saudi Arabia is going to great lengths to present itself as “moderate”—or at least, as trying to embody “a moderate Islam open to the world and all religions,” as the crown prince recently put it. Early signs suggest that the state’s rebranding efforts are working. In May, U.S. President Trump praised the Saudis as they jointly inaugurated a counterterrorism center…

Scientists are tracking a giant, pink fire extinguisher in the sky

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered object from another star system that’s passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. Related Articles Brown returns from Europe trip invigorated AP Exclusive: Bay Area scientists try 1st gene editing in the body 7.3 earthquake: Iran-Iraq death toll rises to 407; more than…

Transcript: An interview with Doug Jones

Doug Jones spoke to Lexington in Mobile, Alabama, on November 10th. The previous day the Washington Post had published a report alleging that Roy Moore, his Republican rival for an Albama Senate seat, had a history of pursuing and molesting teenage girls. Mr Jones, seated in the office of a friendly law firm and wearing his trademark “Doug Jones: US…

Former Homeland Security chief Ridge hospitalized

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin. A Ridge spokesman said the 72-year-old Ridge, Pennsylvania’s Republican governor from 1995 to 2001, was attending the Republican Governors Association conference when he called for help at his hotel at about 7…

Famed London theater receives 20 allegations against Spacey

By Jill Lawless | Associated Press LONDON — London’s Old Vic Theatre said Thursday it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by its former artistic director Kevin Spacey, and acknowledged that a “cult of personality” around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for people to come forward. Related Articles Sen. Franken accused of sexual assault by broadcaster Two…