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U.S., China talk firmer U.N. response to North Korea’s missiles

The United States is negotiating with China on a possible stronger U.N. Security Council response – such as sanctions – to North Korea’s repeated ballistic missile launches, which the 15-member body normally condemns in a statement, diplomats said. It was not immediately clear how open Beijing might be to new sanctions. The council has traditionally

Haley demands UN withdraw report branding Israel ‘apartheid’ state

A United Nations report co-authored by anti-Israel scholar Richard Falk on Wednesday accused the U.S. ally of being “guilty of the crime of apartheid” – triggering a furious response from the Trump administration, which demanded the U.N. “withdraw” the study.  America’s U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the report as “anti-Israel propaganda” in a statement late

Trump would be willing to remove Bannon from National Security Council

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national

Iran’s Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be condoned. Damascus, an ally of majority-Shi’ite Iran, this week rejected a recent Human Rights Watch report that said its military and allied

Vice Adm. Harward expected to be named national security adviser

The Trump administration is expected to name Vice Adm. Robert Harward as national security adviser, a senior White House source told Fox News Wednesday. The move comes after Michael Flynn resigned from the role Monday after it was revealed he had discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador, although he told Vice President Mike Pence

Nancy Pelosi Fears Steve Bannon as ‘Shadow’ National Security Adviser

Mike Lillis reports in The Hill that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) fears that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will “fill the void” left by the resignation of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn as a sort of “shadow national security adviser.” From The Hill: Pelosi cheered Flynn’s exodus, saying he

Steve Bannon on the National Security Council – Why Not?

Justin Holcomb, Since President Donald Trump named Steve Bannon, his chief strategist, to the National Security Council’s principals committee, the left has erupted in all kinds of moral outrage. As with nearly every action taken by President Trump during his first days in office, the mainstream media has rushed headlong into criticism and shrill hysteria.

Globalists’ Predictable Vilification of Steve Bannon

Edmund Kozak, Media, Democrats escalate smears against White House strategist in proxy fight against populism. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough implied that the political views of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon are dangerously outdated on Friday morning. The “Morning Joe” co-host made the comments during a discussion on President Donald Trump’s Silicon Valley outreach efforts. “If