John Hayward

John Hayward

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump: No Further Action Against Saudi Arabia for ‘Terrible’ Khashoggi Killing

President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday afternoon denouncing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as a “terrible” crime and an action the United States “does not condone,” but he also indicated he would take no further action against the Saudi government.

According to media reports,, Russian official Alexander Prokopchuk is likely to be appointed INTERPOL President next week. This will signal a major victory for Russia and a grave blow to the Kremlin’s political enemies and the many victims of persecution whom Russia is increasingly hunting via this vital international policing …

Kremlin Supports Russian Candidate to Replace Interpol President Jailed by China

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday stated his government’s strong support for Alexander Prokopchuk to become the next president of Interpol. The international law-enforcement organization will hold an election on Wednesday to replace President Meng Hongwei, who was arrested and jailed in China last month on corruption charges.

Common opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won last week's election with 58.4 percent of the ballot, or 134,705 votes

Maldives Seeks Help from India, U.S. to Escape Chinese Debt

The new president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, campaigned on criticism of his predecessor’s appetite for Chinese loans and investment. Solih signaled a strong desire to realign his country toward India and seek help from the India-U.S. alliance to relieve the burden of Chinese debt.

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Kim Jong-Un Inspects North Korea’s ‘Newly-Developed Ultramodern’ Mystery Weapon

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported on Friday that dictator Kim Jong-un inspected a “newly-developed ultramodern” tactical weapon system at an undisclosed location. North Korean media clearly intended the report to be provocative, but South Korean analysts shrugged it off as testing for a battlefield rocket launcher that would have little impact on arms control negotiations.

A landmark summit between North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in June led to a warming of ties, but there has been little concrete progress toward denuclearisation

Pence: Trump to Meet with Kim Jong-Un Next Year, ‘We Need to See Results’

Vice President Mike Pence said from the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on Thursday that President Donald Trump will hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un next year. Pence said Kim will be expected to submit a firm denuclearization plan at the meeting.

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China Declares Victory in Internet Regulation Debate

China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday defended a massive crackdown on social media users and triumphantly claimed the world is beginning to see things China’s way when it comes to speech controls on the Internet.

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2000, file photo, Broward County, Fla. canvassing board member Judge Robert Rosenberg uses a magnifying glass to examine a disputed ballot at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College to ensure a well-informed, geographically diverse …

Five Famous Examples of Democrat Recount Boondoggles

There is much apprehension among Republican voters because Democrats always seem to do incredibly well in recount dramas, deploying strike teams of lawyers to obtain the most favorable possible interpretation of dubious ballots and harvesting a bumper crop of dubious ballots to interpret. Mysterious boxes of votes discovered after Election Day always seem to favor the Democrats by lopsided margins.

Mike Pence

China Bristles at Mike Pence Visit to Southeast Asia Summit

Chinese officials warned on Monday that Vice President Mike Pence could destabilize the South China Sea by appearing at this week’s meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi talks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Najafi and Herman Nackaerts of the U.N.'s nuclear agency met Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 for talks on resuming a U.N. probe …

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Reports Iran Cooperating with Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran is abiding by the limits to heavy water and uranium stockpiles set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Academics use official footage of missile launches and visits to factories by the North's leader Kim Jong-Un to gain rare insights into the progress of the country's weapons programmes

Report: North Korea Continues Missile Research at Secret Bases

A study that the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) published on Monday found that North Korea is maintaining at least 13 ballistic missile bases, seemingly contradicting the spirit of denuclearization even as Pyongyang demands sanctions relief as a reward for the steps it has taken so far.

About 28,000 people were infected with Ebola in the outbreak which began in late 2013 and continued through last year, killing more than 11,000 people mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia (AFP/File Marco Longari)

Medical Experts Fear Congo Ebola Outbreak May Become Worst Ever

Harried doctors fighting the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fear it may become the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in the region to date, as an ongoing insurgency slows treatment and accelerates contamination.

By 2020, China is aiming for half of the industrial robots sold in the country to be made by Chinese companies, up from 27 percent currently -- with a target of 70 percent by 2025

China Recruits ‘Patriotic’ Children to Design Killer Robots

The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) this week announced an ambitious “experimental program for intelligent weapons systems” that recruited several dozen teenagers with exceptional high-school grades to design killer robots.

Joe Biden

Iranian State Media: Joe Biden Is Trump’s Biggest Threat in 2020

Iran’s PressTV was captivated on Wednesday by a Reuters/Ipsos exit poll of U.S. midterm voters that found former Vice President Joe Biden is the greatest threat to President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. The Iranians greatly preferred the administration Biden served to the one currently occupying the White House.