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Bush slams Trump-era ‘bigotry’

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Former president George W. Bush issued a sharp if veiled denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday, warning that bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods are coarsening the national tone and threatening American democracy.Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,Bush said in …

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Barack Obama returns to the political arena

WASINGTON (Web Desk) Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor.The 56-year-old former president is scheduled to attend campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia on Thursday to support Democratic …

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Warning for China as US hails India ‘partnership’

UN (Web Desk) The United States vowed on Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open”Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping …

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Trump accused of disrespecting family of slain US soldier

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy on Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family.Trump moved quickly to dispute descriptions of his conversation with the …

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582,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh, says UN

UNITED NATIONS (Web Desk) Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to a report which cites witnesses and a drone video shot by the UN …

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UK may face deadly attack ‘in just days’, says MI5 chief

LONDON (Web Desk) Britain faces the most acute threat ever from militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday.After four militant attacks this year that killed 36 people in …

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Hillary slams Trump’s ‘dangerous’ war of words with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea on Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington’s credibility.Clinton lost last year’s presidential election to the insurgent Republican despite having decades …

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Trump’s Iran strategy looks ominously familiar

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Then, as now, we watched as a US president set the United States on a course for war in the Middle East by politicizing intelligence,making false claims about weapons of mass destruction, overselling the benefits of confrontation and pulling members of Congress-afraid of looking soft on terrorism …

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US role in Saudi war on Yemen unconstitutional:Dem senator

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US government’s support for Saudi Arabia in its brutal war against Yemen is unconstitutional, says Democratic Senator Ro Khanna, who is working on a legislation to end the US military’s involvement in the deadly aggression.Speaking to Democracy Now! in an interview published on Monday, the California …

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Trump’s claim about predecessors, fallen troops dispute

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters.He’s a deranged animal,” …

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