USMNT draws Mexico – How social media reacted to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at Estadio Azteca

The US men’s national team went to Mexico on Thursday to begin the crucial final window of 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and coach Gregg Berhalter promised they’d be aggressive. Unfortunately for Berhalter (and fans), that approach didn’t result in any goals for the US — and likewise for Mexico, The Tri could not find … Read more

Trump sues Hillary Clinton, DNC and others, alleging conspiracy to link his campaign to Russia

CNN — Former President Donald Trump filed a sprawling federal lawsuit on Thursday against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and 26 other people and entities that he claims conspired to undermine his 2016 campaign by falsely tying him to Russia. The lawsuit names a wide cast of characters that Trump has accused for years … Read more

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies

CNN — Madeleine Albright, the first woman US secretary of state, who helped steer Western foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War, has died of cancer. She was 84 years old. Albright’s family announced her death in a statement Wednesday. Albright was a central figure in President Bill Clinton’s administration, first serving as … Read more

Why would Russia use the Kinzhal in Ukraine?

A MiG-31K fighter jet with a Kinzhal hypersonic missile flies over Moscow’s Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in 2018. Sefa Karacan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Russia’s purported use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine in recent days is not only a sign that the military could be resorting to using more … Read more

How much can — and will — China help Russia as its economy crumbles?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his China’s counterpart Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony following the Russian-Chinese talks on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 11, 2018. Sergei Chriikov | AFP | Getty Images Sanctions, asset freezes and withdrawals of international companies are hammering the Russian economy … Read more

Missiles strike near US consulate in north Iraq; no injuries

BAGHDAD — As many as 12 missiles struck Iraq’s northern city of Irbil on Sunday near the US consulate, Iraqi security officials said. A US defense official said missiles had been launched at the city from neighboring Iran. No injuries were reported. Officials in Iraq and the US gave different accounts of the strike and … Read more

Kamala Harris to meet with Poland’s President after US rejects Polish proposal to get jets to Ukraine

CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Thursday, where she’s tasked with smoothing over a relationship with a key ally after the US rejected Poland’s surprise proposal to facilitate the transfer of its Soviet-era fighter jets to Ukraine. Harris’ meeting with the hard-right nationalist … Read more

Blinken: Russia continues to be engaged on Iran nuclear deal efforts

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Pool/Getty Images CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said that Moscow remains engaged in the effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, despite a recent demand by the Russian foreign minister for written guarantees that imposed sanctions for its invasion of Ukraine will not impact its future dealings with Tehran . … Read more

Zelensky calls for no-fly zone and harsher sanctions on Russia in Zoom meeting with US lawmakers

CNN — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US lawmakers Saturday his country urgently needs more assistance from the US, including the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine, as it fights against Russia’s invasion. During an hourlong Zoom meeting Saturday morning with members of Congress, Zelensky thanked the US for the support it has delivered … Read more

Biden’s message to Americans worried about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: ‘We are going to be OK’

CNN — President Joe Biden sent a message of empathy to the American people worried about the effects that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have on gas prices and other everyday goods that have already been getting more expensive. Speaking to political leaders in Washington, Biden started his State of the Union address by sending … Read more