Trump Seeks to End War in Afghanistan with Taliban Peace Talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on the way to Doha, Qatar, that the United States is committed to ending the war in Afghanistan once and for all and eventually reducing American forces on the ground there to zero. Pompeo is, as President Donald Trump announced at a White House press briefing on Thursday, attending talks between the Afghan government and Taliban leadership in Doha...

Supreme court to rule on release of Donald Trump’s financial records – live | US news

12.47am GMT00:47 In case you missed it, sketch comedy group the Upright Citizens Brigade dunked on both Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg by releasing a cringeworthy Bloomberg 2020 dance that was just dorktastic enough to challenge the Team Pete dance: Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) Look out #TeamPete because us Bloomberg Heads have our own dance! Taken at the Mike Bloomberg rally in Beverly...

Impeachment hearings: Trump poses ‘imminent threat’ to US national security – live | US news

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris and, until a week ago, presidential candidate, hasn’t wasted a lot of time since abruptly leaving the 2020 campaign trail. Today she leads 26 of her colleagues in a letter to Donald Trump, demanding the immediate removal of the right-winger and white nationalist at the core of Trump’s inner policy circle, Stephen Miller, from his position as a White House...

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uyghur ethnic Muslims, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the arbitary detention of an estimated one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others in Xinjiang, home to the...

To the Brink of Democracy and an Unholy Alliance with the US

With the installation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the second of the (self-declared) oldest democracies of the world, has, alongside political developments in the United States, reached a tipping point. The political system(s), and most importantly the traditional principle of the division of powers, of both will have to demonstrate their resilience against...