President Trump quipped, “Where’s my favorite dictator?” while awaiting a meeting with Egyptian President Sisi during last month’s Group of Seven summit. The comment drew attention to an uncomfortable facet of the U.S.-Egypt relationship.
Julia DavisTrump looked over a gathering of American and Egyptian officials and called out in a loud voice: “Where’s my favorite dictator?” Trump's question was met by a stunned silence.
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The Trump administration has released $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine -- funds that it had held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to counter Russian aggression and territorial expansion.
Julia DavisTrump admin has released $250 mil in aid to Ukraine that it had held up despite criticism that the money was desperately needed to counter Russian aggression & territorial expansion. Lawmakers from both parties criticized Trump for holding back the funds.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police raided the homes and offices of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 43 cities on Thursday, his close allies said. So far, more than 200 raids have...
Julia DavisRussian police raided the homes and offices of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 43 cities on Thursday. So far, more than 200 raids have taken place across #Russia, from Vladivostok on the Pacific to Krasnodar in Russia’s south.
Timati pulls latest music video from site after it received 1.48m dislikes
Julia DavisA Russian rapper who describes himself as Putin’s best friend has pulled his latest pro-Kremlin music video from YouTube after it set a new record for online unpopularity, receiving 1.48 million dislikes.
Investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov talks about why the Kremlin’s brazen actions on foreign soil are about what’s going on back in Russia.
Julia Davis"Putin has discovered is that if you can produce an escalation with the West, that makes you popular... Every time Putin sees his popularity in decline, he knows that he needs some kind of escalation that can produce popularity for him."
An anti-Kremlin opposition candidate has won a rare seat in Moscow's legisl...
Julia DavisAn anti-Kremlin opposition candidate has won a rare seat in Moscow’s legislature with the help of some army votes, election data showed, suggesting that discontent over falling living standards may have reached parts of the military.
“Want me to go get the dog?” the judge yelled at a Guatemalan boy. "Do you want him to bite you?"
Julia DavisJudge Promoted by Trump Admin Threatened a 2-Year-Old W/ an Attack Dog:
Judge yelled, as a Spanish-language interpreter translated for the child, “Want me to go get the dog? If you don’t stop talking, I will bring the dog out. Do you want him to bite you?”
American intelligence officials had previously tried to extract the source from Russia in 2016, but the informant had initially refused.
Julia DavisDecades ago, the CIA recruited and carefully cultivated a Russian official who began rapidly advancing through the governmental ranks, eventually landing an influential position that came with access to the highest level of the Kremlin.
The Trump administration is taking $770 million from the European Deterrence Initiative, a program created to shore up European defense after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014.
Julia DavisTrump Cuts “Muscle” from European Defense to Fund Border Wall:
The list of military construction projects the Trump administration is defunding includes more than $770 mil designed to shore up European defense after #Russia’s invasion of #Ukraine in 2014.
Weeks after a mysterious explosion at a Russian naval test range on the White Sea, new photographs of pontoons used during the incident offer fleeting details of what exactly may have transpired on August 8.
Julia DavisAngry Villagers, Beached Pontoons, Irradiated Flotsam: More Clues To Mysterious Russian Explosion:
"What's most important here is the government has said nothing, The local authorities have said nothing. Everyone is lying.”
Julia Davis“Like Mattis, Mueller held a grenade in his hand that he chose to keep pinned. Both men served their country with honour for decades. Neither, it seems, could alter the habits of a lifetime to take on the once-in-a-lifetime danger posed by Trump.”
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the American people “stand with Ukraine” but that European nations should do more to help the former Soviet republic.
Julia DavisPence delivers Trump's message:
The US has “carried the load” on #Ukraine, "but we believe it’s time for our European partners to step forward” and the U.S. still has “great concerns” about corruption in Ukraine.
Translation: Say goodbye to U.S. aid.
An updated Homeland Security Department privacy assessment from July 2019 that was posted online Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles.
Julia DavisU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship, reversing a prior ban on DHS officers creating fake profiles.
Random shootings were reported in both Odessa, Texas, and neighboring Midland. The shooter apparently carjacked a U.S. Postal Service truck, police said.
Julia DavisMultiple people have been reportedly struck by a shooter who hijacked a U.S. mail truck and is roaming the streets of Odessa, Texas: "A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people." There are multiple gunshot victims.
A U.S. defense official told CNBC that the picture tweeted by Trump, which appeared to be a snapshot of a physical copy of the satellite image, was included in a Friday intelligence briefing.
Julia DavisThe picture in Trump’s Tweet, which appeared to be a snapshot of a physical copy of the satellite image, was included in a Friday intel briefing.
"He’s not supposed to share it." “This will have global repercussions. The utter carelessness... So reckless.”
"President Trump's behavior over the weekend was a new low," an FBI agent, one of five intel veterans who raised concerns about Trump, told Insider.
Julia DavisCurrent and former spies are floored by President Donald Trump's fervent defense of #Russia at this year's #G7 summit in Biarritz, France. They say Trump's performance suggests he's either a 'Russian asset' or a 'useful idiot' for Putin