The US, UK and France have launched a series of missile strikes against Syria overnight after an alleged chemical weapons attack. The strikes destroyed important infrastructure at sites connected with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme. This is what French president Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump said in their statements. Here is the full statement from Prime Minister Theresa May "This evening I have authorised British armed forces to conduct co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use. "We are acting together with our American and French allies. In Douma, last Saturday a chemical weapons attack killed up to 75 people, including young children, in circumstances of pure horror. "The fact of this attack should surprise no-one. "The Syrian Regime has a history of using chemical weapons against its own people in the most cruel and abhorrent way. "And a … [Read more...] about What Theresa May and Donald Trump said about military strikes in Syria
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JUST days before he is due to be inaugurated as President of the United States, Donald Trump has become embroiled in yet another scandal.An ex-British MI6 spy has claimed Russia has "compromising" evidence to blackmail the president-elect with.Russia chiefs branded the story “total nonsense” after Trump berated the media for reporting on the "fake news".American news giant CNN reported that Trump had been briefed by the CIA on lurid claims during their classified briefing on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.Buzzfeed decided to publish the document in full, which included unverified claims of compromising and shocking sexual and financial information held by the Russians on billionaire businessman Donald Trump.The unverified allegations include "degrading sex acts" by prostitutes in a Russian hotel.Trump is accused of wanting to "defile" the hotel room's bed after learning President Obama and First Lady … [Read more...] about What is Watersportsgate and what has Donald Trump said about the Moscow hotel prostitutes allegations?
US President Donald Trump used his first TV interview since taking office to say waterboarding is a case of "fighting fire with fire" in the war against ISIS.Trump's language has stirred up fears of a return to practices used by the Bush administration - when Al-Qaeda suspects and extra-judicial prisoners were tortured in secret "black sites".We take a look at Trump's views on torture, the practice of waterboarding, and where the CIA's black sites prisons were hosted during the Bush years.Trump used his first interview as president to say he believed the US "should fight fire with fire" and torture "absolutely works".In an interview with ABC News he said "he wants to keep our country safe" and in reference to ISIS added: "When they're shooting, when they're chopping off the heads of our people, and other people, when they're chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a Christian in the Middle East, when ISIS is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval … [Read more...] about What is waterboarding, what has Donald Trump said on torture and where are the CIA black site prisons?
KIM Jong-un, the tyrannical leader of North Korea, has repeatedly threatened to launch nuclear strikes on the West and its allies.The hermit nation has dramatically accelerated its nuclear weapons program under his rule, leading to a series of disputes between Kim and President Donald Trump. Here's the latest...In July 2017, North Korea successfully launched the country's first inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), which had the capability of reaching US territory.The Pentagon, the US military headquarters, believes North Korea has around 200 missile launchers across the country, which can be used to fire short and medium-range missiles.The most likely target of such a missile launch would be South Korea, Japan, Australia and possibly US territories in the Pacific Ocean.Revised estimates suggest the total number of missiles the rogue state has is believed to be between 13 and 21.And the regime is estimated to have at least four nuclear warheads.Before the test of a suspected … [Read more...] about North Korea latest news – What nuclear weapons does Kim Jong-un have and what has Donald Trump said about the ‘rocket man’?
When German and American political leaders strongly disagree about a crucial issue in public it normally sounds something like this. "This country under my leadership is not available for adventure," German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder said at a campaign event of his Social Democratic Party in the summer of 2002. He was of course referring to the potential US invasion of Iraq which ultimately began under President George W. Bush in 2003. Schroeder's public rebuke is said to not only have seriously irked Bush, but also to have damaged their personal relationship beyond repair. Read: Trump and Merkel to talk NATO, Ukraine and climate change "I am not convinced”, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer famously told US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the Munich Security Conference in February 2003, one month before the American invasion of Iraq would begin. Fischer openly rebuking the case for war made by Rumsfeld in front of a slew of global luminaries was highly … [Read more...] about Things Donald Trump said about Angela Merkel – and vice versa