Washington in Panic Mode as Trump Reportedly Mulled Withdrawal From NATO

Since taking office in 2017, Donald Trump has on a multitude of occasions slammed NATO member states for failing to meet their annual defence spending obligations and insisted on fair burden-sharing. Over the course of 2018,...

China Lambasts PM Trudeau’s ‘Irresponsible’ Remarks on Canadian’s Death Sentence

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have become even more strained since Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen, arrested in China in 2014, was sentenced to death over drug smuggling accusations. Beijing has criticised Canadian PM...

Turkey ‘Not Scared’ of Donald Trump Despite Threats of ‘Economic Devastation’ Over Syria: Foreign...

By David Brennan --  Newsweek Turkey’s foreign minister has dismissed President Donald Trump’s threats of an economic blockade if Ankara orders an offensive on U.S. allied Kurdish forces in Syria, stating that the country is...

There Are 3 Ways the Shutdown Could End. They’re All Unlikely Right Now

By Alana Abramson -  Time As the partial government shutdown enters its fourth week, no one seems to have any answers on how it may end – even the people driving the negotiations. President Donald Trump...

The Art of Decision-Making

Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do; they’re about who you want to be.  By Joshua Rothman -  The New Yorker Your life choices are shadowed by ignorance: you choose to be...

How Trump’s ‘invisible wall’ policies have already curbed immigration

As Trump demands a border wall, his administration has successfully made it more difficult for immigrants to enter the country to work, visit family and flee violence and poverty Amanda Holpuch in New York  -...

My Sister Is in a Saudi Prison. Will Mike Pompeo Stay Silent?

The United States secretary of state is visiting Riyadh — but political prisoners are not on his agenda. By Alia al-Hathloul-  The  New York  Times Ms. Hathloul is the sister of the jailed Saudi women’s rights...

Has Trump turned his back on Europe?

By James Naughtie BBC News As the EU says the US government has effectively downgraded its diplomatic status in Washington, how has the transatlantic relationship changed under Donald Trump's presidency? For generations, American presidents have saved...

Isolated in Berlin-Trump’s Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany

By Konstantin von Hammerstein Since arriving in Berlin as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has flouted diplomatic conventions and attempted to interfere in domestic politics. He has since become politically isolated in the German...

Former Brexit Minister David Davis-‘We Should Not Be Afraid of No Deal’

Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler In an interview, former British cabinet minister David Davis says he believes the Brexit deal between the EU and Britain will ultimately fail. The politician also expresses doubts about the...

German Foreign Minister Maas-‘Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment’

Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas laments America's rejection of multilateralism and says that Donald Trump does not view the U.S. as the leading...

Pelosi slams Mnuchin after classified briefing, claims he ‘wasted time’ and ‘barely testified’

By Gregg Re-Fox News House Democrats were visibly frustrated on Thursday after taking one of their first oversight moves as the new majority, charging that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wasted their time after they summoned him to...

Psychology Has a New Approach to Building Healthier Men

A controversial set of guidelines aims to help men grapple with “traditional masculinity.” AMANDA MULL This week, the American Psychological Association, the country’s largest professional organization of psychologists, did something for men that it’s done for...

Trump’s Wall Could Cost Him in 2020

The president’s relentless effort to cement the loyalty of his base is alienating him from the ambivalent voters who provided him critical support in 2016. RONALD BROWNSTEIN President Donald Trump may now be talking more about...

How Divorces Work for the Super-Wealthy

Jeff Bezos is splitting up with his wife—which means they have an estimated $137 billion in assets to divvy up. JOE PINSKER On Wednesday, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and currently the richest person in the...

Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving into US

After mobilizing a disinformation campaign across Europe, documents show that the Integrity Initiative is now infiltrating the U.S., report Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames. By Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames Grayzone A bombshell domestic spy scandal has been unfolding in Britain, after hacked...

For Hollywood, ‘Vice’ Remarkably Astute about Politics

Adam McKay’s movie may be flawed, but it’s still must-see for his depiction of how Cheney amassed power by exploiting Watergate, an inexperienced president and 9/11, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio  Special to Consortium News  In...

Liberté, Égalité, Impérialisme! Vive la France in Black Africa!

“Hotel Rwanda” is a touchstone of interventionist ideology, writes Ann Garrison. Debunking that script helps show why the closure of the assassination case against Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame serves Western interests. By Ann GarrisonBlack Agenda...

There Is a Crisis at the Border. It’s Not the One Trump Is Describing

By Brian Bennett- Time President Trump stood on the edge of the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, on Thursday and looked at Border Patrol vehicles, bales of marijuana seized from smugglers and a Border Patrol...

Safe Or Not, Roundup Is Toxic for Bayer

By Frank Dohmen, Martin Hesse and Armin Mahler German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling business divisions and cutting jobs. So...