Death toll rises to 50 in New Zealand mosque shootings

(CNN)The staggering death toll from the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques has climbed to 50, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. The body of the 50th victim was discovered at the al Noor mosque, where most victims were killed, when officials were removing the victims’ bodies on Saturday, Bush told reporters on Sunday.[…]

Trump administration attempts to soothe allies’ worries over Syria troop withdrawal

Washington (CNN)The State Department, Department of Defense and national security adviser John Bolton all issued public statements Friday that collectively outlined a road map for implementing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a move the President has adamantly defended after more than a week of criticism and signs of conflict[…]

CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

New York (CNN)Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an[…]

Rogue Baltimore police unit ringleader Wayne Jenkins sentenced

The Full Story Here’s what the public was led to believe about the Gun Trace Task Force, before the FBI arrested almost every member of the squad: That in a city still reeling from the civil unrest that followed the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the GTTF was a bright spot in[…]

Upbeat Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed three former U.S. prisoners at a military base near Washington on Thursday, thanking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for their release and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two sides. The prisoners, freed after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled[…]

Navy SEALs

Any place where there are currently U.S. troops, you’ll find that SEALs are either there now or were there first. The role that Navy SEAL teams play revĀ­olves around getting in and out quickly and without being seen, gathering intelligence, destroying targets, and performing rescues, among other things. U.S. Special Operations Forces, which includes elite[…]

John Bolton: Five things new Trump security adviser believes

23 March 2018 John Bolton, an ultra-hawkish conservative who rose to prominence in the George W Bush administration, will be the new National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. A firm defender of American power and a confrontational advocate for wielding that strength abroad, Mr Bolton has never shied away from making his strong views[…]

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully at his home inĀ  in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. At the[…]

U.K. Has Weapons to Use Against Russia, All With Drawbacks

Britain has financial and diplomatic weapons it can use against Russia to respond to the suspected poisoning of a former spy with a nerve agent, but it is unclear how willing the government is to wield them, or that they would influence the behavior of the Kremlin. Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament on Monday[…]

Rex Tillerson

Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to succeed him, replacing his top diplomat ahead of a potential high-stakes sitdown between the US President and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Tillerson’s departure follows months of tension between him and Trump.[…]