NBC’s Chuck Todd grills Senator John Kennedy for echoing Putin’s talking points and doing Trump’s ‘dirty work’

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana accused former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of interfering with the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The accusation came just one week after Kennedy walked b…

Analysis: Takeaways from today’s impeachment hearing

(CNN)On Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee convened its first hearing in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump — bringing in four constitutional lawyers to debate what, exactly, constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” and…

With Trump, All Roads Lead to Moscow

Who would benefit from these announcements? Mr. Trump, who believes his re-election prospects are threatened most by Mr. Biden, and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, who has been working for years to make Ukraine the fall guy for his own interference i…

Trump’s metals tariff tweet roils Brazil and Argentina

Trump’s metals tariff tweet roils Brazil and Argentina

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he would restore tariffs on US steel and aluminium imports from Brazil and Argentina, surprising the two South American countries’ officials, who sought explanations. “Brazil and Argentina have been presidi…

Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win

Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority at this week’s election. Speaking to cheer…

Former PM Blair says Britain is a mess

Former PM Blair says Britain is a mess

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that Britain was in a mess, warning that neither his own Labour Party nor the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, deserved to win a Dec. 12 election. “We’re a mess,” Bla…

Both UK parties are peddling fantasies, says former PM Blair

Both UK parties are peddling fantasies, says former PM Blair

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are peddling fantasies before a Dec. 12 election, former British leader Tony Blair will say on Monday, offering his support to “mainstream” politicians. At a newsmaker event at …

UK Conservatives plan January Brexit, February budget if they win election

UK Conservatives plan January Brexit, February budget if they win election

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives said on Wednesday they would complete Britain’s exit from the European Union by the end of January and hold a budget in February if they win the national election. With a week to go until the D…

The US and China may not sign ‘phase-one’ trade deal until 2020

The US and China may not sign ‘phase-one’ trade deal until 2020

Eugene Hoshiko/Getty Images; Reuters The so-called phase-one trade agreement announced by the US and China last month might not be finalized until next year.China indicated this month it expected the US lift punitive duties as part of a broa…

Sri Lanka election: Unity hard to achieve in divided country

Sri Lanka election: Unity hard to achieve in divided country

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the country’s defence secretary when Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war came to an end As news broke of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win, supporters and party workers gathered at headquarters. The mood was cau…

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger

Ms. Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and is no stranger to threats, responded on Twitter. This is the natural result of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire politic…

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Boris Johnson recreates the creepiest scene in ‘Love Actually,’ somehow makes it creepier

Love Actually’s “To me, you are perfect” scene is arguably one of the creepiest, most manipulative scenes in rom-com history. But it just got out-creeped, by none other than Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson. That’s right: a man who refuses to tell us h…

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the elec…