US Mulls Pulling Troops From Germany as Trump-Merkel Tensions Mount – Reports

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Defense Department is conducting a study on what the consequences would be of a major withdrawal of US military forces from Germany, media reported. The analysis is being driven by escalating tensions between US President Donald Trump … Read More

North Korea believed to be ‘deceiving’ US, increasing nuclear production: report

U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea has been “deceiving” the U.S., saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at “multiple secret sites” in the past few months, a report stated. Officials from the CIA and other intelligence … Read More

U.S. intelligence believes North Korea making more nuclear bomb fuel despite talks

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The latest U.S. intelligence assessment appeared to go counter to sentiments expressed by Donald Trump that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple … Read More

Five dead in shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland

CNN)Five people were killed Thursday and two were injured in a “targeted attack” on the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, authorities said. A gunman opened fire through the glass door of the newsroom, Phil Davis, a Capital Gazettepolice reporter, tweeted … Read More

Supreme Court vacancy: Culture wars just beginning

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., joined at right by Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks as he and activists demonstrate at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for … Read More

More than 700 anti-Trump protests planned across all 50 states

Mass events, spurred by immigration policy and supreme court, urge unity in trying times: ‘It’s not about red or blue’  Protesters in Washington demonstrate against family separations. Hundreds were arrested on Thursday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images Organizers of demonstrations expected … Read More

Trump is right to meet with Putin — Here is what they need to talk about

The announcement Thursday that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit July 16 in Helsinki, Finland is welcome news – though it predictably prompted immediate criticism from Democrats and other Trump opponents. But we can discount the instant … Read More

Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach deal after marathon talks

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European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. Italy – the entry point for thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa – had threatened to veto the conclusions of the entire agenda … Read More

Putin, Trump to have summit in Helsinki on July 16

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MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, a long-expected encounter that comes amid spiraling tensions between Moscow and Washington. A terse synchronized statement issued by the … Read More

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