National Newswatch

Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘send her back’ chant

Jul 19 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry and his Republican allies worried about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week that has corkscrewed daily with hostile exchanges over race […]

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

Jul 17 2019 — — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people. A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this […]

North Korea says it’s rethinking promises made to Trump

Jul 16 2019 — — North Korea says it is rethinking whether to abide by its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests and other steps aimed at improving ties with the U.S. The Foreign Ministry’s statement Tuesday appears aimed at applying more pressure on the U.S. as the two countries attempt to resume nuclear diplomacy. The statement says upcoming regular […]

Leaked memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

Jul 14 2019 — — A U.K. newspaper published more leaked memos from Britain’s ambassador in Washington on Sunday, despite a police warning that doing so might be a crime. In one 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, U.K. ambassador Kim Darroch says U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran as an […]