European officials keep talking about a ‚real European army’ to reduce their reliance on the US

European officials keep talking about a ‚real European army’ to reduce their reliance on the US

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An EU army is likely to be formed one day, the European Commission said on Tuesday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for a „real European army” to reduce dependence on the United States. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former premier of Luxembourg, has long been a vocal supporter of the idea…

Saudi officials admit body double was used for Khashoggi but say it was part of kidnapping plan, not murder plot

Saudi officials admit body double was used for Khashoggi but say it was part of kidnapping plan, not murder plot

Saudi officials have acknowledged use of a body double to pose as the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but they say it was part of a plan to kidnap rather than to kill him. A man wearing Khashoggi’s clothes, a fake beard, and glasses, was filmed leaving the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul shortly after Khashoggi disappeared there.…

Why Turkish officials keep challenging Saudi Arabia’s claims behind the Khashoggi killing

Why Turkish officials keep challenging Saudi Arabia’s claims behind the Khashoggi killing

As Saudi Arabia attempts to distance itself from the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey has challenged its version of events at every turn. Intelligence reports, such as surveillance footage said to show a Saudi body double wearing Khashoggi’s clothes around Istanbul, are increasingly being leaked to US and Turkish media outlets.…

Saudi officials reportedly confirm Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

Saudi officials reportedly confirm Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday. Khashoggi, a Saudi national who was also a legal US resident with a green card, had been living in Virginia. He was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. „Discussions between citizen Jamal Khashoggi and…

All the Trump officials who have publicly denied writing the anonymous New York Times op-ed

All the Trump officials who have publicly denied writing the anonymous New York Times op-ed

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Several White House senior officials have denied writing the bombshell anonymous New York Times op-ed article, whose author the paper described only as „a senior official in the Trump administration.” There was speculation that Vice President Mike Pence was the author because of the column’s use of the…

More ex-US officials join clearance outcry

More ex-US officials join clearance outcry

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption President Trump has sparked a bi-partisan outcry for revoking ex-CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance More than 175 former US intelligence leaders have backed ex-CIA chief John Brennan since the president revoked his security clearance. In the third bi-partisan letter of its kind, the former top security officials noted their…

Exclusive: EU officials have privately rejected Labour’s Brexit policy as unworkable ‚cakeism’

Exclusive: EU officials have privately rejected Labour’s Brexit policy as unworkable ‚cakeism’

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives for a meeting with European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Olivier Hoslet/Pool LONDON — Senior European Union figures have rubbished the Labour Party’s Brexit policy of maintaining all the benefits of the single market, while…

Theresa May told officials to ‚toughen up’ controversial ‚go home’ immigration vans

Theresa May told officials to ‚toughen up’ controversial ‚go home’ immigration vans

Theresa May approved the controversial billboards while on holiday in Switzerland. WPA Pool / Getty LONDON — Theresa May personally intervened to ensure the language on the Home Office’s notorious „go home or face arrest” immigration vans was „toughened up,” a former senior Home Office official has told Business Insider. The prime minister’s former chief…