US Congress passes bill banning Trump from leaving NATO

The US House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that seeks to bar President Donald Trump from withdrawing from NATO, should he wish to do so, reports, referring to RIA Novosti.

Top U.S. diplomat for Europe resigns

The top U.S. diplomat for European affairs, Wess Mitchell, has resigned, according to his resignation letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday at a time of strains in the trans-Atlantic relationship over U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies, Reuters reported.

Pompeo: US-Russia relations not doomed to cold war rivalry

Relations between the United States and Russia are not doomed to Cold War rivalry, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks to the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, Sputnik reported.

Macron Vows to Continue Reforms Despite Protests

President Emmanuel Macron told dozens of the world’s most powerful executives on Monday that he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the French economy despite a sometimes violent popular revolt, Reuters reports.

California senator to vie for US presidential seat

Democratic Party Senator Kamala Harris from the state California has announced that she is going to run for the US presidential election in 2020, hoping to become President Donald Trump’s opponent for this office, reports.

Pompeo, Turkish FM discuss Syria issue over phone

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart over the situation in Syria, the State Department said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

Katz: Israel to defend Syria red lines with full force

Israeli raids on Monday against Iran’s installations in Syria demonstrated that Jerusalem’s “red-line policy to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria is being upheld with full force,” Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said in a statement on Monday.

Pompeo may run for US Senate elections in 2020

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will probably participate in the Kansas Senate elections in 2020, Politico reported.

US senator urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM

Republican Party Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult US relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

8 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali

Eight UN peacekeepers were killed and several people injured while repelling an attack by armed militants on a village in northern Mali, AFP reported.

May to present Brexit alternative plan in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will present in the UK parliament the alternative plan on Brexit.

12 detained during rally in Greece

Greek police detained 12 people during a rally in Athens, reports, referring to RIA Novosti.

Trump accuses ex-lawyer Michael Cohen of 'lying to reduce his jail time'

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of "lying to reduce his jail time" in the wake of a bombshell report from BuzzFeed News that said the president himself directed Cohen to lie to Congress, CNBC reported.

Turkey, Russia to discuss security zone in Syria

Turkey will continue to negotiate with Russia regarding the creation of a security zone in northern Syria, spokesman for Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday.

US refuses to comment on Press TV host detention

The US Justice Department and the FBI have refused to comment on the detention of the Iranian Press TV host, CBS News reported.

US, North Korea to discuss Trump, Kim Jong-un new meeting

North Korea’s lead negotiator with US for nuclear diplomacy is expected to hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and may also meet with President Donald Trump during a visit aimed at clearing the way for the second summit of Washington and Pyongyang, Reuters reported.

Georgia’s President is Declining Her Official Salary and will Continue to Live on Her French Pension

Last year’s presidential election marked a number of historic firsts and lasts for Georgia. The nation got its first woman president, first foreign-born president and the last directly elected president. That list is continuing to grow, as Zourabichvili has announced that she is declining her official salary, Eurasianet reports.

Trump cancels US delegation to Davos World Economic Forum due to shutdown

President Donald Trump has canceled the US delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and which will be held next week.

Macron: France will keep its troops in Syria

President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the death of four Americans in Syria this week showed that the battle against Islamic State militants would continue, and he vowed that France would keep its troops in the region this year, Reuters reported.

UK's Prince Philip escapes unhurt after car crash

UK Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip escaped uninjured from a car crash while driving on Thursday near the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Reuters reports.