President Trump will reportedly name a high-profile loyalist as director of national intelligence. According to a report Wednesday in the New York Times, which cited “two people familiar with the matter,” Mr. Trump will pick Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany, to the high-profile post. Mr.The Washington Times
The Democratic House speaker released a relatively caustic statement after her Senate colleagues, enabled through four Democratic votes, sidelined the bill.Newsweek
The federal opposition is calling on the government to send in police, but is there anything the government can do?Global News
Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.U.S.
Just weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.U.S.
Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.U.S.
Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to confront the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire.IN
The Canadian government will begin evacuating its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday evening, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Wednesday.U.S.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire House has again passed legislation to impose a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a gun. The bill sent to the Senate Wednesday differs from one Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed last year. Instead of a seven-day waiting period, it wouldThe Washington Times
Even as Mike Bloomberg rises in the polls, he remains a divisive figure among a group historically important to Democrats — labor unions.CNBC
California will provide nearly 300 state properties for use as homeless shelters and should change its laws to make it easier for local officials to get the mentally ill off the streets, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday.U.S.
The political oddsmakers have good news for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and more bad news for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in their latest analysis of who has the best shot at capturing the Democratic presidential nomination. The handicappers withThe Washington Times
The commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress recently that China is engaged in a troubling buildup of nuclear forces that could be used to wage regional conflict or to coerce nations in Asia. "Competitors, such as China and Russia, are developing advanced capabilities to directly challenge our strengths acrossThe Washington Times
Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednedsay named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months.U.S.
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing hardly at all, itThe Washington Times
Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh on Wednesday named a new coalition government after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months.IN
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some West Virginians have a message for Sen. Joe Manchin regarding his vote to impeach the president: Thanks. The Democrat was met with a warm reception at a town hall in his home state Wednesday, defying a narrative that locals in the deep red stateThe Washington Times
Since his January 2019 arrest, President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone has repeatedly tested the patience of the federal judge who presided over his trial. On Thursday, that judge will tell the self-described "dirty trickster" how long he will serve in prison.U.S.
A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the Republican president's ire.U.S.
A court ruled Tuesday that the ban isn’t punitive and that the federal government has the right to take its business elsewhere.Global News
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon Wall Street Journal Feb. 14 That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts ever. It is aThe Washington Times
As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan's capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch.U.S.
As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan's capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch.IN
PHOENIX (AP) - Conditions at most Border Patrol facilities in Arizona are punitive and unconstitutional, a U.S. judge in Arizona said Wednesday while ruling in favor of migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in holding cells. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-dayThe Washington Times