Mail.com: International relations https://www.mail.com/subjects/1324-international-relations.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: International relations https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/1324-international-relations.html Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5213022-trumps-41t-budget-relies-deep-domestic-cuts.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation's economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year that amount to a dramatic res... Tue, 23 May 2017 01:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5213022-trumps-41t-budget-relies-deep-domestic-cuts.html 2017-05-23T01:04:00Z Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia https://www.mail.com/news/world/5213116-trump-israel-trip-1st-presidential-flight-saudi-ar.html JERUSALEM (AP) — Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he had made history of sorts. His flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday marked a rare direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and was the first by an American president. Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel a... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5213116-trump-israel-trip-1st-presidential-flight-saudi-ar.html 2017-05-22T21:26:00Z Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212728-questions-russia-chase-trump-israel-visit.html JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel's leader — were shadowed even here by reminders of Trump's tumult back home ... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212728-questions-russia-chase-trump-israel-visit.html 2017-05-23T00:01:00Z Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212980-flynn-rejects-trump-russia-probe-subpoena-dems-lie.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling. Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. Tue, 23 May 2017 00:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212980-flynn-rejects-trump-russia-probe-subpoena-dems-lie.html 2017-05-23T00:10:00Z Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5213840-irans-president-criticizes-us-trumps-sharp-words.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the U.S. and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran. The 68-year-old cleric, a political moderate within Iran who secured a resounding ... Mon, 22 May 2017 19:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5213840-irans-president-criticizes-us-trumps-sharp-words.html 2017-05-22T19:19:00Z Haley wants UN to shift aid focus to nations hosting Syrians https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214556-haley-wants-un-to-shift-aid-focus-to-nations-hosti.html AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees. Speaking in Jordan, host to some 660,000 Syrian refugees, Nikki Haley ... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214556-haley-wants-un-to-shift-aid-focus-to-nations-hosti.html 2017-05-22T18:36:00Z North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212772-north-korea-ready-to-deploy-mass-produce-missile.html TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile f... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212772-north-korea-ready-to-deploy-mass-produce-missile.html 2017-05-23T00:29:00Z Trump administration wavers on location of Western Wall https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214232-trump-administration-wavers-location-western-wall.html JERUSALEM (AP) — As President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the hallowed Western Wall on Monday, it remained unclear whether his administration was changing longstanding U.S. policy by declaring the wall's location to be Israel, versus Jerusalem. Heading to Israel on the second stop in the president's nine-day tour of the M... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214232-trump-administration-wavers-location-western-wall.html 2017-05-22T17:39:00Z Senators warn of fiscal fallout after Erdogan visit violence https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214376-senators-warn-fiscal-fallout-erdogan-visit-violenc.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The senators who oversee the U.S. foreign aid budget have warned the Turkish government there could be fiscal repercussions if Ankara fails to punish the bodyguards responsible for a violent incident in Washington. In a letter to the Turkish ambassador to the United States, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy say there could be "poten... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:11:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214376-senators-warn-fiscal-fallout-erdogan-visit-violenc.html 2017-05-22T17:11:00Z Tillerson: 'Moment in Time' for Mideast Peace https://www.mail.com/news/world/5214206-tillerson-moment-time-mideast-peace.html Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to President Donald Trump's visit to Israel as "a moment in time" for the Israeli peace process. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5214206-tillerson-moment-time-mideast-peace.html 2017-05-22T16:02:00Z Senate votes to confirm Iowa governor as ambassador to China https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214082-senate-votes-to-confirm-iowa-governor-ambassador-t.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from the governor's office in Iowa to the American Embassy in Beijing. Senators voted 82-13 Monday to approve the nomination of Branstad, who is in his sixth nonconsecutive term as Iowa's governor. Among his most i... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5214082-senate-votes-to-confirm-iowa-governor-ambassador-t.html 2017-05-22T22:18:00Z Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings https://www.mail.com/news/world/5213016-trump-avoids-pointing-to-saudis-human-rights-faili.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place." Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record. "We are not here to tell other peop... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5213016-trump-avoids-pointing-to-saudis-human-rights-faili.html 2017-05-22T14:29:00Z China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5212810-china-mining-plans-antarctica.html BEIJING (AP) — China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks, government officials said Monday. China's growing interest in the frozen continent is in the ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5212810-china-mining-plans-antarctica.html 2017-05-22T13:29:00Z US ambassador assures Syrian refugees more help is coming https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5213020-us-ambassador-assures-syrian-refugees-help-coming.html ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hal... Mon, 22 May 2017 07:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5213020-us-ambassador-assures-syrian-refugees-help-coming.html 2017-05-22T07:52:00Z Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211434-huge-cuts-to-food-stamps-trumps-budget-proposal.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump's blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federa... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211434-huge-cuts-to-food-stamps-trumps-budget-proposal.html 2017-05-22T06:31:00Z North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful https://www.mail.com/news/world/5210872-north-korea-calls-latest-solid-fuel-missile-test-s.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed Monday the missile was a Pukguksong-2, a medium-to-long range ballistic missile also launched in Fe... Mon, 22 May 2017 02:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5210872-north-korea-calls-latest-solid-fuel-missile-test-s.html 2017-05-22T02:49:00Z At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212014-refugee-camp-haley-vows-trumps-us-wont-abandon-syr.html ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the boy noticed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Hal... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212014-refugee-camp-haley-vows-trumps-us-wont-abandon-syr.html 2017-05-22T01:25:00Z The Latest: North Korea confirms details of missile launch https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212474-latest-north-korea-confirms-details-missile-launch.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's missile test (all times local): 9 a.m. North Korea has confirmed details of its latest missile launch. The official Korean Central News Agency said Monday morning that the military had tested a medium-to-long range ballistic missile called the Pukguksong-2. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5212474-latest-north-korea-confirms-details-missile-launch.html 2017-05-22T01:00:00Z At Refugee Camp, Haley Promises Continued US Aid https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212454-refugee-camp-haley-promises-continued-us-aid.html America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war. Nikki Haley visited... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212454-refugee-camp-haley-promises-continued-us-aid.html 2017-05-22T00:30:00Z Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5211128-trump-israel-pursuit-ultimate-deal.html JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has handed son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5211128-trump-israel-pursuit-ultimate-deal.html 2017-05-22T00:08:00Z AP Top Stories May 21 P https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212276-ap-top-stories-21.html Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 21: President Donald Trump gives overseas speech in Saudi Arabia; Graduates at Notre Dame leave commencement... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5212276-ap-top-stories-21.html 2017-05-21T22:53:00Z Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211956-trump-lavishes-praise-saudis-silent-human-rights.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As President Donald Trump opened his keynote address in Saudi Arabia, he lavished praise on the "magnificent" kingdom and "the grandeur of this remarkable place." Then he made clear there would be no public lecture from America on Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record. "We are not here to tell other peop... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211956-trump-lavishes-praise-saudis-silent-human-rights.html 2017-05-21T20:23:00Z The Latest: Trump asks Mideast to extinguish extremism https://www.mail.com/news/world/5210800-latest-trump-asks-mideast-to-extinguish-extremism.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is imploring Middle Eastern countries to extinguish what he calls "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region. Speaking Sunday to Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, Trump described the... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5210800-latest-trump-asks-mideast-to-extinguish-extremism.html 2017-05-21T20:18:00Z Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5211176-human-rights-concerns-prove-obstacle-trump-saudi-t.html DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — On his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration did not see the kingdom's human rights record or its devastating war in Yemen as an obstacle to restoring ties that had been strained under his predecessor. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5211176-human-rights-concerns-prove-obstacle-trump-saudi-t.html 2017-05-21T18:21:00Z Trump: Anti-extremism is Battle of Good and Evil https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211464-trump-anti-extremism-battle-good-evil.html In his first major foreign policy address as president, Donald Trump is painting the fight against extremists as "a battle between good and evil." Trump... Sun, 21 May 2017 16:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211464-trump-anti-extremism-battle-good-evil.html 2017-05-21T16:36:00Z Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5209606-rouhani-man-islamic-revolution-opens-iran-to-west.html DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iran's chief nuclear envoy, Hassan Rouhani earned the nickname "diplomat sheikh" when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the Islamic Republic halt all its enrichment of uranium. Over 10 years later, it would be Rouhani as president who would strike a bargain with world powers to again limit Iran's atomic prog... Sun, 21 May 2017 15:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5209606-rouhani-man-islamic-revolution-opens-iran-to-west.html 2017-05-21T15:41:00Z Trump: US Seeks Coalition to Stamp out Extremism https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211300-trump-us-seeks-coalition-to-stamp-extremism.html President Donald Trump says the U.S. seeks a "coalition of nations" in the Middle East to stamp out "extremism." In his first substantive remarks since... Sun, 21 May 2017 15:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5211300-trump-us-seeks-coalition-to-stamp-extremism.html 2017-05-21T15:19:00Z Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208916-pacific-ministers-commit-to-move-ahead-with-pact-w.html HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the remaining 11 TPP countries are open to others joining provided they accept the trade agreement's high standards on labor and environmental protecti... Sun, 21 May 2017 10:12:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208916-pacific-ministers-commit-to-move-ahead-with-pact-w.html 2017-05-21T10:12:00Z The Latest: Trump gets royal treatment from Saudis. https://www.mail.com/news/world/5209048-latest-trump-royal-treatment-saudis.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 4:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is getting the kind of royal treatment in Saudi Arabia that must be a welcome change from the tense atmosphere he left behind in Washington. In the capital of Riya... Sun, 21 May 2017 01:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5209048-latest-trump-royal-treatment-saudis.html 2017-05-21T01:52:00Z The Latest: Celebrations across Tehran after Rouhani win https://www.mail.com/news/world/5209270-latest-celebrations-tehran-rouhani-win.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's presidential election (all times local): 10 p.m. Tens of thousands of supporters of President Hassan Rouhani have poured into the streets of Tehran as night falls to celebrate the incumbent's re-election. The impromptu rallies snarled traffic in the center of the capital, leavi... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:27:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5209270-latest-celebrations-tehran-rouhani-win.html 2017-05-20T17:27:00Z