Both Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continue to argue that it wasn't the removal of Gaddafi that caused the chaos, but rather the failure to prop up a stable government in the days following. Do we have a plan for the day after?" Obama said in an interview with the BBC that aired two weeks ago.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Sunday in the wake of a months-long political crisis that has paralysed the government and frozen the release of vital Western aid. "Having done everything to ensure stability and make a smooth transition of power possible, I decided to step down from the post of prime minister of Ukraine," the 41-year-old pro-Western cabinet chief said in a video address. The tough-talking prime minister's decision comes barely two months after he survived a no-confidence vote in his government.
Last night, the Boston Globe had a fever dream starring President Donald J. Trump. The newspaper published a satirical front page on Sunday imaging what the world would be like a year from now if Trump becomes commander in chief. Other headlines covered some troubling developments during Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, from the war on terror (“US soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families”) to trade (“Markets sink as trade war looms”) to journalism (“New libel law targets ‘absolute scum’ in press”) to space exploration (“NASA engineers halted the launch of an unmanned probe amid fears that its new gold leaf trim would interfere with radio communications”) to the U.S. park system (“Heavy spring snow closed Trump National Park for the first time since it dropped its loser name, Yellowstone”).
John Kerry arrived in Japan on Sunday for a Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima, marking the first-ever visit to the atomic-bombed city by a US secretary of state. Kerry landed at a US military base west of Hiroshima from Afghanistan for the two-day G7 gathering set to discuss a host of global issues though the symbolism of his visit is overshadowing the broader diplomatic agenda. Kerry's trip is seen as possibly paving the way for Barack Obama to become the first serving US president to journey to the thriving metropolis next month when he visits Japan for the G7 Summit.
Bernie Sanders extended a string of victories on Saturday by winning the U.S. presidential Democratic nominating contest in Wyoming, besting rival Hillary Clinton as they gear up for a crucial match-up in New York. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, is trying to chip away at Clinton's sizeable lead in the number of delegates needed to secure the party's nomination. Wyoming's 14 Democratic delegates - fewer than any other state - will be awarded proportionally and will do little to help Sanders close the gap.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Looking both East and West for support, Republican presidential candidates angled Saturday to pick up more delegates in Colorado while at the same time bidding for favor a half-continent away in New York's all-important April 19 primary. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders picked up another win in Wyoming's caucuses.
Based on PolitiFact’s fact checking of the now widely seen confrontation, Scott could have easily poked a few holes in most of Jennings’ claims. For example, the governor did not technically “cut Medicaid” as Jennings stated, but rather refused to expand the health care program to cover more low-income Floridians under a provision of the Affordable Care Act.
A man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to arson on Friday, officials said. Wayne Allen Huntsman, who initially pleaded not guilty to setting the nearly month-long King Fire, changed his plea and admitted to three counts of arson to forest land with enhancements for causing injury to firefighters and destruction of property. "I plead guilty because I did it," Huntsman told the court on Friday, according to assistant district attorney Dave Stevenson.