Don’t trust Trump’s ‘impossible’ appeal bond claims, attorney general tells judges

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he arrives at a Manhattan courthouse trial in a civil fraud case brought by state Attorney General Letitia James against him, his adult sons, the Trump Organization and others in New York City, U.S., October 4, 2023.  Mike Segar | Reuters Donald Trump should have pledged real … Read more

Ukraine’s success ‘matter of U.S. credibility’: Polish foreign minister

Ukraine sympathizers carry placards and fly a Ukrainian flag outside the U.S. Capitol building as the Senate works through the weekend on a $95.3 billion foreign aid bill with assistance for Ukraine and Israel on February 11, 2024 in Washington, DC.  Roberto Schmidt | Getty Images Ukraine succeeding against Russia in the war has become … Read more

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar unexpectedly resigns

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in November. 2023.  Victor Lochon | Gamma-rapho | Getty Images Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday announced that he will step down as soon as his Fine Gael party names a new leader. “When I became party leader and Taoiseach (prime minister) back in June 2017, I knew that … Read more

Earth on the brink of a key warming threshold after chart-busting year

A wind change increased flames during a planned ignition on the Ross Moore Lake wildfire in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday, July 28, 2023. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Last year — the hottest on record — smashed a series of climate records and gave new meaning to the phrase “off the charts,” … Read more

Trump cannot get $454 million appeal bond in New York fraud case

Former President Donald Trump has been unable to obtain an appeal bond to secure a $454 million civil judgment against him in a New York business fraud case, his attorneys said in a court filing Monday. Lawyers for Trump and his co-defendants said it has been “impossible” for them to secure a complete appeal bond, … Read more

Senate should move swiftly on TikTok bill

TikTok creators gather before a press conference to voice their opposition to the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act,” pending crackdown legislation on TikTok in the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2024. Craig Hudson | Reuters White House national security adviser John Kirby said Sunday that the … Read more

First ship carrying aid approaches Gaza Strip as Israel accused

The Open Arms vessel docked in the Cypriot port of Larnaca. – | Afp | Getty Images An aid ship was approaching the Gaza Strip’s coastline on Friday with much-needed deliveries for the Palestinian people, as relief organizations warn that thousands in the besieged enclave are on the brink of famine. The ship — called … Read more

Former Vice President Mike Pence will not endorse Trump in 2024

Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on Oct. 28, 2023. Steve Marcus | Reuters WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he would not endorse his former boss for president in the 2024 election. Pence revealed the decision … Read more

Macron doubles down on NATO deployment in Ukraine

A photo of a television screen shows French President Emmanuel Macron during a televised address to the nation, made from the Elysee Palace, after signing into law a pensions reform, in Paris, on April 17, 2023. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron has doubled down on the possibility of sending … Read more

Biden’s billionaire tax hits the super-rich. Can a wealth tax work?

Calls for a wealth tax on the world’s super-rich are once again gaining attention after U.S. President Joe Biden said he would impose a new “billionaire tax” on the country’s wealthiest if reelected in November. Outlining his 2025 budget proposals on Monday, Biden took aim at the uber-affluent and reiterated plans for a 25% tax … Read more