US, Russia Vie Over the Future of Venezuela
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The crisis in Venezuela is only getting worse by the week. And with Russian backing, it looks less likely that dictator Nicolas Maduro will step aside. Ana Quintana of The Heritage Foundation explains what’s at stake, and what’s going on. … Read More

Iran scraps ‘some commitments’ to nuclear deal
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Iran has announced it will stop implementing some key provisions of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. Russia said Iran had been provoked, due to pressure from the US. Iran on Wednesday informed signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of … Read More

Iran Announces It Will Ramp Up Nuclear Activities
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Iran has announced its intention to begin withdrawing from parts of a 2015 nuclear agreement in 60 days. The decision could reduce the time needed to develop a nuclear weapon — if Iran chose to do so. AILSA CHANG, HOST: … Read More

Theresa May braces to stay in office until SEPTEMBER sparking new Tory revolt
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Tory MPs are set to meet today, furious about Brexit, amid rumours of a 4pm deadline for the Prime Minister to set out when she’ll quit. Theresa May pictured yesterday at No10 – where aides are now considering the end … Read More

Pompeo Snubs Germany’s Merkel To Make Surprise Iraq Visit, Cites Iran “Escalation”
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It seems the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign is now in overdrive following John Bolton’s announced carrier strike group and bomber deployment to the Persian Gulf region based on “troubling and escalatory” threats from Iran. On Tuesday Secretary of State … Read More

Migrants in detention centres in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’
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Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has issued the following statement on the treatment of migrants in detention centres in Hungary. We are alarmed by reports that migrants in detention centres in Hungary have been … Read More

May Faces Coup in Her Party Over Agreeing on Brexit Deal With Labour – Reports
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AP Photo /Frank Augstein The prime minister, unsuccessfully struggling to deliver the UK’s promised divorce from the EU, has already survived a no-confidence vote. This made Theresa May immune to a forced resignation until the end of this year, but … Read More

One million species, or a quarter of all that are left, are now under threat of extinction
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A quarter of the world’s species are under threat of extinction. This tarsier appears to think he could be one of them.(Credit: igorot/Depositphotos) Earth stands to lose a massive 25 percent of its biodiversity, warned UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay as she … Read More

Strong 7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea
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WASHINGTON: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (May 7), officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127km, about … Read More

Gen. Anthony Tata: Deployment of strike group to Iran is necessary to protect US servicemen and women
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The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group’s mission in the Persian Gulf is not only to deter burgeoning Iranian influence in the region but to also act on specific intelligence relating to Iranian plans to attack U.S. personnel and interests in Iraq and Israel. In the last three … Read More

The new head of ICE says US facing worst crisis on the southern border in ‘modern times’
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WASHINGTON (SBG) – For the final six months of the Obama Administration, Mark Morgan was in charge of U.S. Border Patrol, but removed from office the day after President Trumpwas inaugurated. Recently named the new head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also … Read More

Iranian threat that prompted deployment of US carrier, bombers to Middle East ‘is real’, official warns
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The Iranian threat to American troops that prompted the deployment of an aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East “is real,” a U.S. official told Fox News on Monday. The official’s underscoring of the danger posed by the Islamic … Read More

Trump absolutely right to slap new tariffs on China
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China believes it can cheat its way to the top: ‘Bully of Asia’ author ‘Bully of Asia’ author Steven Mosher on U.S. trade talks with China. President TrumpOpens a New Window. on Sunday announced additional incoming tariffsOpens a New Window. on China, reminding BeijingOpens … Read More

Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria
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SOFIA, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was “the cross of humanity,” taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds … Read More

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