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The Democratic delegation's trip to Puerto Rico becomes a target for Trump

SAN JUAN, P.R. – It had been planned for several months: the largest congressional delegation to Puerto Rico. It would start with briefings on hurricane Maria's continued effects, ending with a charity performance of "Hamilton" and including a little downtime on the beach. And then the government closed. When they returned to Washington for Monday night, the 39 members of …

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Trump, Erdogan discussing Syria after Trump threatens to "destroy Turkey economically"

President Trump Donald John TrumpLanny Davis: Trump views Cohen as "biggest threat to his presidency" House Oversight chairman accuses Trump of earning "a lot of money" outside the presidency Trump references "Wound knee" in tweetmocking Warren MORE spoke Monday with Turkey's president one day after threatened to "destroy Turkey economically" if it attacks the Kurds in Syria. Trump and Turkish …

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Mike Pompeo's long, weird tour through Mideast

It was supposed to clarify the US position in the Middle East following President Trump's surprise on December 19 when he tweeted a video announcing that he was taking out US forces from Syria "now" and outsourcing the administration's vision to the region. But anyone hopes to hear the usual themes shaken by former US leaders – the need to …

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No notes from Trump-Putin meetings: not just unusual, unprecedented.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 30, 2018. Marcos Brindicci / Reuters Pompeo Attacks Obama, Defends Trump, Fails at Both in Cairo Speech                    Are We Actually Getting Out of Syria?                    The U.S. Should Withdraw From Afghanistan, But Not Like This                    Mattis Departure Will Make …

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Robert Lloyd Schellenberg: China sentenced Canadians to death for drug trafficking

Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Northeast China said Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to death because of the nature and seriousness of his crime and in accordance with the Chinese Penal Code. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau criticized the ruler who comes as relations has made an effort between the two countries after the arrest of a senior executive from …

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Rex Tillerson, Trump's meeting with Putin, and how the media mislead rather than inform

T How far the report of President Trump's attempt to "conceal" interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin has evolved in just one day is a perfect case study on how the media carelessness and obscurity create false stories. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Trump "has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide details of his conversation" with Putin, including "taking …

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Lion airplane crash: Cockpit voice recorder of convicted jet found outside of Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia -, Indonesian officials said on Monday, in a possible increase to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that remnants of some of the 189 people who died in the crash were also discovered at the seabed. "We received confirmation this morning from the National Transportation Safety Committee Chairman," Djamaluddin said. A spokesman for …

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Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered: NPR

The cockpit voice recorder from Lion Air Flight 610 is displayed by Indonesian navy personnel after the device's recovery on Monday.                                                                            Azwar Ipank / AFP / Getty Images                                       hide caption toggle caption               The cockpit voice recorder from Lion Air Flight 610 is displayed by Indonesian navy personnel after device's recovery on Monday. Azwar …

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Report: 2 killed, 40 detained in new homosexual cleansing in Chechnya

Interested in LGBT? Add LGBT as an interest to stay up to date on the latest news, video and analysis from ABC News. The Russian Republic of Chechnya has launched a new breakdown on homosexuals where at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, charged to LGBT activists in Russia on Monday. The new claims …

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Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to death in China, possible links to Huawei line

A general view of the Dalian People's Court, where the trial of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen convicted of drug trafficking costs, was held in the Liaoning province of China on January 14, 2019. (China Stringer Network / Reuters) BEIJING – A Chinese court issued the death penalty on Monday in an attempted convicted Canadian drug trafficking, a sentence …

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