Trump: Aim Of Killing Iranian General Was To 'Stop A War'

President Donald Trump said Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East. Democrats complained that Trump hadn’t consulted Congress, and some worried that the strike made war more likely.

Iran Vows 'Harsh' Response To U.S. Killing Of Top General

Iran vowed “harsh retaliation” for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

POLITICAL WRAP: Impeachment Trial; Voter Rights; UK Election

After this week's impeachment vote, debate will continue over a possible Senate trial. Also, this week voting rights are back in the spotlight after a ruling by a circuit court judge in Wisconsin. And in the UK, a landslide victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party.

China To Suspend US Navy Visits To Hong Kong Over New Law

China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory.

Israel's Netanyahu Charged In Corruption Cases

Israel’s attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s grip on power.

Drug Cartel Gunmen Kill 9 US Citizens In An Ambush In Mexico

Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday.

Trump Defends Syria Troop Plan From Criticism At Home, Abroad

President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress as well as Kurdish fighters who would essentially be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alongside American forces against the Islamic State.


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