Tag: Donald Trump

Trump appoints man who thinks climate science is ‘junk’ to top science post

Donald Trump has nominated one of his long-time allies and a strident climate sceptic to serve in the top scientific post at the Agriculture Department.   Sam Clovis, who has described the near universal consensus on the threat of climate change as “junk science”, was selected for the position of the USDA’s Research, Education and […]

Jerusalem: an urgent issue for Trump administration

Recent terror at the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, in the Old City of Jerusalem painfully demonstrates why the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is so fraught, but also why it’s so difficult to change and to move toward a sustainable peace.   Seventeen years ago this week, I was one of a dozen […]

Netanyahu told Macron he’s skeptical about Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

PARIS – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron in their meeting Sunday that he was skeptical about the peace efforts being made by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomatic sources familiar with the conversation told Haaretz. During the meeting in Paris, Macron told Netanyahu that he supports Trump’s efforts and that the settlement-building […]

Syria war: Trump ‘ends CIA arms programme for rebels’

US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The decision to halt it was made almost a month ago, […]

Pastors who prayed with Donald Trump accused of heresy

Being President of the United States is hard, and one could argue that the person sitting in the Oval Office needs all the help he can get – earthly or divine.   Donald Trump was prayed for on the campaign trail. Barack Obama called his Christian faith “a sustaining force.” And George W. Bush began […]

Russian official says there’s ‘almost’ a deal with Trump administration for return of diplomatic compounds

A Russian official said after a high-level meeting with Trump administration officials that the two countries have “almost” reached a deal for the U.S. to return two diplomatic compounds to Russian control. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had just left the meeting at the U.S. State Department early Monday evening when he responded to […]

Iran Accuses Trump of Violating Nuclear Deal, Jails Another US Citizen

On the eve of the deadline for President Trump to grade Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal, Iran’s foreign minister accused him of violating the accord, while the administration called on the regime to release U.S. citizens held on “fabricated” security charges.   The raised rhetoric comes three months into an administration review of the […]

Senate Will Vote on Health Care Bill After McCain Recovers From Surgery

WASHINGTON — The Senate expects to hold a vote on the revised Republican health care bill once Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot above his left eye, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Sunday.   The Arizona senator’s unexpected announcement Saturday that he needs time to recover from the minimally invasive […]

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump’s climate stance

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change.   Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose “America first” policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe.   “Our countries are friends, so we […]

Trump Prays With Evangelical Leaders in Oval Office

“Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ,” Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, tweeted.   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the group was a faith advisory council that meets “from time to time to speak about issues important to that community.”   […]