Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE President Donald Trump blasted Middle East oil producers on Twitter Thursday, saying "they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices!" — but oil prices are at current levels due to demand from the United States and the Trump administration’s hard line on Iran, say petroleum market experts. What’s more, with the U.S. now the top oil-producing country in the world, lower prices could hurt the American companies — and workers — in the industry. In a familiar refrain on Thursday morning, Trump tweeted, "We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!" In actuality, this is largely a demand-fueled price increase that is due to robust U.S. and … [Read more...] about Trump blasts the Middle East for high oil prices — but the U.S. is the world’s top producer
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matt Viser and Liz Goodwin Globe Staff July 04, 2018 WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a trip to the Middle East on Wednesday, a fact-finding mission aimed at more closely evaluating both the ongoing political turmoil in Iraq as well as the continued fight with the Islamic State. During her brief trip, she stopped in Kuwait for breakfast at Camp Arifjan with about 25 troops from a Reading-based unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and then traveled to Iraq, where she joined with Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican. The two senators toured a NATO operations center and visited a mosque in Mosul that was destroyed during the fighting with the Islamic State. They also met together with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. “We discussed Iraq’s recent elections, our countries’ joint commitment to … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren wraps up trip to Middle East
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Europe and North America overwhelmed by growing migration crisis New techniques for ethnic cleansing and genocide The increasing threat of ‘unspeakable’ violence from MS-13 Europe and North America overwhelmed by growing migration crisis The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that nearly 69 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their home in 2017. The number of displaced people has set a new world record each year for the last five years. Of the 69 million total, 16.2 million were newly displaced in 2017, or more than 44,000 people per day. The High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi, said: The global figure has gone up again by a couple of million. This is because of protracted conflicts and lack of solutions for those conflicts that continue, continuous pressure on civilians in countries of conflict that pushed them to leave their homes and new or aggravating crises, like the … [Read more...] about World View: Europe and North America Overwhelmed by Growing Migration Crisis
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJulie Hirschfeld Davis May 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump and senior members of his administration exulted Monday over the opening of the United States’ new embassy in Jerusalem, dismissing as “unfortunate propaganda” the violence raging along the border with Gaza, where Israeli soldiers killed dozens of Palestinian protesters and wounded thousands more in bloody clashes as the celebrations unfolded. For Mr. Trump, the opening of the embassy was an opportunity to keep a campaign promise, and was yet another example of his willingness to upend decades of conventional thinking on foreign policy and to do what other American presidents had not dared. But the split-screen image of the carnage nearby was a sobering reminder that what Mr. Trump is claiming as a foreign policy coup has only … [Read more...] about Jerusalem Embassy Is a Victory for Trump, and a Roadblock to Middle East Peace
By Victor Davis Hanson | April 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure. But Trump also guaranteed an end to perceived Obama-era appeasement. Trump said he would no longer put up with false red lines in Syria, or complacence about North Korea’s new generation of nuclear missiles. He also claimed that he wanted to remind enemies that the penalties for attacking U.S. interests are not worth the risk of obtaining some sort of perceived transient advantage. And he inherited American overseas commitments symbolized by some 800 U.S. military facilities in 70 countries abroad. These paradoxes were supposedly resolved by his … [Read more...] about Hanson: Will Syrian airstrikes take US down slippery slope of more involvement in the Middle East?