Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByDavid E. Sanger and William J. Broad Aug. 10, 2018 WASHINGTON — North Korea is insisting that the United States declare that the Korean War is over before providing a detailed, written disclosure of all its atomic weapons stockpiles, its nuclear production facilities and its missiles as a first major step toward denuclearization. Two months after President Trump declared his summit meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un a complete success, North Korea has not yet even agreed to provide that list during private exchanges with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to American and South Korean officials familiar with the talks. Mr. Pompeo maintains progress is being made, although he has provided no details. But John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, this week said, … [Read more...] about Once ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat,’ North Korea Now in Standoff With U.S.
By Maria Caspani (Reuters) - Americans view Russia as a greater threat than Iran, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed, as the Trump administration this week reintroduced sanctions on Tehran and slapped new ones on Moscow. While a majority of U.S. adults view Iran as a threat to the United States, that number has decreased slightly over the past three years, the poll shows. In comparison, the number of Americans who consider Russia a threat to their country increased since 2015, as U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and on new accusations of Russian meddling ahead of the November midterm elections. Highlights from Reuters/Ipsos polls show: **Sixty-seven percent of U.S. adults said in a poll conducted in July 2018 that Iran poses a "moderate," "serious" or "imminent" threat to the United States. That was down from 75 percent in March 2015, months before the Obama administration signed a nuclear deal lifting sanctions on Iran in … [Read more...] about As U.S. unleashes sanctions, Americans view Russia as bigger threat than Iran
The Turkish lira took a nosedive on Friday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decisively lost the first battle in his “economic war” against the United States. Erodgan was obliged to hold emergency meetings, give bizarre Islamist speeches to rally the Turkish people, and plead with Russia for help within hours of President Donald Trump announcing harsh tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.The Wall Street Journal saw good reason for Erdogan to be nervous and quoted analysts who said he only has himself to blame: The lira was down almost 16% against the U.S. dollar on the day in European afternoon trading and 47% in the past 52 weeks—the second-biggest decline for a Group of 20 currency over the past decade, after the Russian ruble’s drop in 2014. The lira is down 23% this week alone. Turkish sovereign bonds also sold off, with yields on 10-year debt trading at above 20%, compared with 19% Thursday and roughly 12% at the start of May. “First you put … [Read more...] about Turkish President Erdogan Scrambles to Reassure Investors as Lira Tumbles Under Trump Tariff Threat
The FBI and Penn State Police are investigating a social media threat targeting a home football game at Beaver Stadium during the upcoming college football season. In a tweet Wednesday, an account that has since been deleted threatening to commit a mass shooting at the stadium. In a follow-up tweet, Penn State Police said they are working with the FBI to determine the credibility of the threat. "The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is paramount," the university said in a statement. "Penn State takes all threats very seriously and University Police and federal authorities are actively investigating. As always, University Police encourages everyone to always be vigilant."The Nittany Lions kick off the 2018 season at home against Appalachian State University on Sept. 1. … [Read more...] about FBI investigating threat against Penn State football game at Beaver Stadium
Vox and ProPublica are taking heat for producing a video downplaying the threat posed by MS-13. Vox and ProPublica are taking heat for producing a video downplaying the threat posed by MS-13 and describing the gang as a strictly “American problem.” The ruthless gang has been in the headlines for years, but has become somewhat of a political football as President Trump makes them the face of the illegal immigration problem. The video by Vox and ProPublica openly challenges Trump for using the gang as justification for tougher border policies. But conservative critics are accusing the reporters of going over the line, and acting as apologists for MS-13. “The left is so committed to being anti-Trump that they are willing to play the role of Baghdad Bob for one of the most vicious gangs in America. If you find yourself doing pro-bono PR work for rapists and murderers you might want to rethink your entire life,” conservative strategist Chris Barron … [Read more...] about News outlets slammed for video humanizing MS-13 members, downplaying threat