Trump had announced in July that he would ban transgender people from the military, which, if enacted, could halt years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
ISIS’s looming defeat is to be cheered, but the costs have been huge – loss of civilian life, destruction of ancient cities, increased attacks abroad and brewing conflicts in the region.
Under the US constitution, Congress, not the president, has the right to declare war. But some have said that too much authority over the deployment of US forces has been ceded to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
Trump’s declaration will redirect federal resources and loosen regulations to combat opioid abuse.
Washington officials have raised the possibility that sonic weapons were used to harm the diplomats, according to US media reports.
The threat from North Korea has grown to a “critical and imminent level” and the US, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, said the Japanese defence minister.
US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers earlier this month by refusing to formally certify that Tehran is complying with the deal.
The Trump administration earlier this month terminated the payments, which help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income Americans.
Donald Trump’s bellicose long-term Iran strategy would certainly create a rift between the US and European powers. Even more perhaps than the one that followed George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
Since the January inauguration of Republican President Donald Trump, with his anti-immigrant rhetoric, especially focused on Mexicans, the immigration crisis has gotten worse.
Trump’s drive to overhaul the US tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package.
Trump wants to gain some serious cooperation from China to persuade Pyongyang to either change its mind or help deprive it of resources.
The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a refinery in Corpus Christi when the explosion occurred.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces withdrew from the town, located on the Zab river, after battling the advancing Iraqi troops with machine guns and mortars.
Among UNESCO’s objectives is to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media in order to enhance freedom of expression and information around the world.
Hamas, dominant in Gaza, and West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction sealed a deal last week in Cairo in which Hamas agreed to cede administrative control of Gaza, including the key Rafah border crossing.
A path toward reconciliation will be a long, arduous test of nerves that could expose the US-backed war effort in Iraq to risks from insurgents and militants.
India Becomes Newest Outpost for US Crude Exports as Modi Looks to Secure Supply Outside Middle East
US exports recently set a weekly record with nearly two million barrels of crude a day sent overseas. But shipments to India have been rare.
Almost immediately after saying he empathised with the effort by his former strategist Steve Bannon to back challenges against Republican senators in next year’s congressional elections, Trump stood with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy, with the latter offence carrying a possible life sentence.
Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.
Nikki Haley said the US was not saying that Iran was in breach of the agreement, but she raised concerns about its activities that are not covered by the pact.
Tillerson’s comments Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang.
The 35 confirmed fatalities – 19 in Sonoma County – mark the greatest loss of life from a single fire event on record in California.
The US has repeatedly accused Pakistan of not doing enough to eliminate militant havens on its territory.
Hailed by Obama as key to stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the deal was also signed by China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and the EU.
Contrary to all evidence and EU positions, the US president still thinks the nuclear deal is ‘the worst deal ever’.
Flames erupted on Sunday night when gale force winds toppled power lines across the region, igniting one of the deadliest wildfire outbreaks in California history.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be open to bilateral trade pacts with Mexico or Canada if a deal cannot be reached to substantially revise NAFTA.
Several experts in healthcare and employment law said Trump’s plan could violate the US Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The lawsuit by three Nevada residents who attended the festival does not involve the injuries that hundreds of people suffered as a result of the shooting, or the families of the 58 people who were killed.
South Korean and US government officials have been raising their guard against more North Korean provocations after the sixth largest nuclear test by the latter.
Rural Americans are increasingly unhappy with Trump’s handling of healthcare after he lobbied for a Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare.
“He concerns me. He would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation,” the senator, who announced his retirement last month, said.
Trump did not make clear to what he was referring, but his comments seemed to be a further suggestion that military action was on his mind.
Trump removed a US trade embargo and other penalties that had effectively cut Sudan off from much of the global financial system.
Investigators remain largely in the dark after running down more than 1,000 leads seeking clues to what drove Stephen Paddock to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
“You want us to sniff them out, we will do that. You want us to take action against them, whatever action you propose, we will do that… (but) these hollow allegations are not acceptable.”
The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 diplomats to protest Communist-run Cuba’s failure to protect US embassy staff in Havana.
Without being specific, Trump pressed the military leaders to provide him with “a broad range of military options, when needed, at a much faster pace.”