Tuesday, July 23, 2019

MixedTimes - Simon Kent

Trump Invites Australian PM Scott Morrison to White House State Dinner

Trump Invites Australian PM Scott Morrison to White House State Dinner

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Saturday he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to an official state dinner at the White House.It is the first such invitation to an Australian prime minister since George Bush hosted John Howard in 2006.

U.S. Push for Germany to Send Ground Troops to Syria

U.S. Push for Germany to Send Ground Troops to Syria

Germany has been asked by the U.S. to step up and join the battle against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, as Washington looks to NATO allies to share the load in the fight against terror.

'A Great Day for the World': Trump-Kim Meet in Diplomatic Breakthrough

'A Great Day for the World': Trump-Kim Meet in Diplomatic Breakthrough

President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday, making Trump the first American leader to step into the isolated Communist country in what he called "a great day for the world.

Turkey Warns U.S.: You Cannot Drop Us from F-35 Program

Turkey Warns U.S.: You Cannot Drop Us from F-35 Program

The United States was warned Friday it cannot unilaterally drop NATO ally Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program as the partnership agreement specifically forbids it, Turkey’s head of Defense Industries Directorate said.

Iran to Break Nuclear Deal Uranium Stockpile Limit

Iran to Break Nuclear Deal Uranium Stockpile Limit

The Iranian atomic agency confirmed Monday the country will soon exceed the limit for its uranium stockpiles set out in the failed Obama-negotiated JCPOA nuclear accord.

‘Fool of Low IQ’: North Korea Slams 'Imbecile' Joe Biden

‘Fool of Low IQ’: North Korea Slams 'Imbecile' Joe Biden

Joe Biden's decision to criticize leader North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has drawn a stinging response from state media, calling him a "fool of low IQ" personally "bereft of elementary quality as a human being.

Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.

Iran's Khamenei Tells Iraq: Eject U.S. Troops 'as Soon as Possible'

Iran's Khamenei Tells Iraq: Eject U.S. Troops 'as Soon as Possible'

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave its soil “as soon as possible.” The call came after a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi intended to enhance Tehran’s influence with its neighboring Arab country.

Hezbollah Says British Terror Ban Hurts 'Feelings' in Lebanon

Hezbollah Says British Terror Ban Hurts 'Feelings' in Lebanon

Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist movement on Friday condemned Britain's decision to outlaw its political wing, describing the move as an "insult" to the Lebanese people that hurt the "feelings" of many of its local followers.

E.U. Finalizes Deal with Iran to Evade U.S. Trade Sanctions

E.U. Finalizes Deal with Iran to Evade U.S. Trade Sanctions

The European Union (E.U.) is ready to open an alternative channel to drive trade and finance with Iran that would sidestep U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic, Germany’s foreign minister said Monday.

Iran's Mahan Air Flights Banned from German Airspace

Iran's Mahan Air Flights Banned from German Airspace

The operating permit for Iran's Mahan Air to fly in and out of Germany was cancelled on Monday, with German authorities accusing the airline of being involved in illegal espionage.

Report: U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack

Report: U.S. Soldiers Killed in Islamic State Syria Attack

A U.S.-led coalition patrol in Syria's disputed northern Manbij was attacked by an Islamic State suicide bomber on Wednesday, claiming the life of at least two American soldiers, according to local reports.

Erdogan Unhinged: 'Jews in Israel' Kick Women and Children

Erdogan Unhinged: 'Jews in Israel' Kick Women and Children

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday claimed “Jews in Israel” beat Palestinian woman and children, telling his audience atan Istanbul meeting ofthe Turkey Youth Foundation that Muslims must ensure Israelis are "taught a lesson.

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