Deb Riechmann

WASHINGTON | Journalist’s disappearance tests Trump’s close Saudi ties

WASHINGTON— Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom. Now, the White House … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Journalist’s disappearance tests Trump’s close Saudi ties

WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom. Now, the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON | Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month

WASHINGTON — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump‘s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. Trump later told reporters he was considering five candidates … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month

WASHINGTON | UN’s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up

WASHINGTON  — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved … Continue reading WASHINGTON | UN’s Nikki Haley to leave in latest Trump shake-up

ORLANDO, Fla. | Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city. “The crime spree is a terrible blight on that … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla. | Trump calls on Chicago to embrace stop-and-frisk policing

WASHINGTON | Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US

WASHINGTON  — Vice President Mike Pence charged Thursday that Russia’s influence operations in America pale in comparison to the covert and overt activities China is taking to interfere in the U.S. midterm elections and counter President Donald Trump’s tough trade policies against Beijing. Pence laid out measures Beijing is employing to undermine the Trump administration. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Vice President Pence accuses China of meddling in US

WASHINGTON | White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is outlining the administration’s long-awaited counterterrorism strategy and offering harsh words for Iran. John Bolton calls Iran the “central banker of international terrorism.” He says the strategy will rely on military and nonmilitary means to fight extremists, focusing on Islamic State militants as well as those backed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House outlines counterterrorism strategy, slams Iran

WASHINGTON | Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials

WASHINGTON — Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump. In a statement Tuesday evening, the Secret Service confirmed that a suspicious envelope had been sent to the president on Monday, but was not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Suspicious envelopes sent to Trump, military officials