A gun club nestled in heavy woods on the outskirts of Pittsburgh was thrust into the national spotlight after one of its members tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump on Saturday. Clairton Sportsmen’s Club denounced the “senseless act of violence” in a statement Sunday, acknowledging that the shooter, Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, was a member. […]

US president stands behind rhetoric casting Trump as a threat to democracy after failed attempt on Republican’s life. United States President Joe Biden has said it was wrong to say Donald Trump should be put “in a bull’s-eye” but defended his portrayal of his Republican rival as a threat to democracy. In his first television […]

By Moira Warburton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Black U.S. Republican lawmaker said his comments expressing nostalgia for the Jim Crow era were taken out of context after Democrats criticised his words as outrageous and ignorant. Representative Byron Donalds, a second-term congressman and former candidate for House speaker, expressed nostalgia for the Jim Crow era – […]

A White House spokesman on Friday defended the United States’ decision to oppose a U.N. resolution declaring support for Palestinian statehood, saying that such a measure should be negotiated in the Middle East. The United States was among a handful of holdouts as the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring that Palestinians […]

ShareIran launched over 300 projectiles, Israeli military says Israel intercepted 99% of the more than 300 projectiles launched by Iran, and is ready for “any further developments and scenarios,” Israel Armed Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said. Among the projectiles were some 30 cruise missiles, none of which made it into Israel, Hagari said. Only “few” […]

SYDNEY — Australia’s government backed its ambassador to Washington, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, after U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump called the key diplomat “a little bit nasty” in a broadcast interview. Australia counts the U.S. as a major strategic ally and the two are forging closer defense ties under . . .

TOKYO — Japan’s largest steelmaker defended its proposed acquisition of U.S. Steel on Friday as a way to strengthen “American supply chains and economic defenses against China,” a day after President Joe Biden came out against the deal. Nippon Steel said it was determined to complete the $14 billion takeover agreed to . . .

The United States on Wednesday defended Israel’s decades-long occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, arguing at the U.N.’s highest court that Israel faced “very real security needs.” The defense came a day after the United States issued its third veto against a call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza at the United Nations […]

By Bernd Debusmann Jr BBC News, Washington 29 December 2023, 15:31 GMT Updated 32 minutes ago To play this content, please enable JavaScript, or try a different browser Video caption, Watch: Maine’s top election official explains why she removed Trump from ballot Maine’s top election official has defended removing Donald Trump from the state . […]

MAQUOKETA — Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott, campaigning in Iowa Saturday, defended the U.S. support of Israel in its actions in the Gaza Strip, saying the country’s military is working with a “moral compass” as they combat Hamas. The South Carolina senator shook hands and answered questions from Iowans at City Limits diner in Maquoketa. […]

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