Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan accuse Democrats of hoping to shut down the government to distract from Republicans' passage of the first major tax overhaul in decades Ryan says Congress will push to pass a "clean" funding bill to avert a government shutdown by midnight Friday President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul … Continue reading Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Three women who accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have demanded a congressional inquiry. At a New York City news conference, the trio accused Mr Trump of groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating or harassing them. Three of them - Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, and Rachel Crooks - detailed their allegations shortly beforehand live on … Continue reading Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu had asked EU member states to recognise city as capital of Israel, and to back US peace initiative    European foreign ministers have strongly rejected calls by Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to follow Donald Trump’s example and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Opposition from across the European spectrum came as Netanyahu made … Continue reading European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem

Iraq declares war with IS is over

  Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict - for both combatants and civilians The border zone contained the last few areas IS … Continue reading Iraq declares war with IS is over

Protests turn violent after Trump speech on Jerusalem

At least 19 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli troops Thursday when protests erupted a day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of the Jewish state, according to reports. https://youtu.be/5ur7fCdNrj0 The clashes occurred in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Six people were wounded – four by live fire and two by rubber bullets — … Continue reading Protests turn violent after Trump speech on Jerusalem