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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trumps administration has abandoned the “soft policy” that has allowed Russia to “act aggressively” towards the United States, Mike Pompeo, the nominee for Secretary of State, declared during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, suggesting that the former commander-in-chief treated the Kremlin with leniency.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 12:57 PM PDT0

EN VIVO: La delegación del régimen sabotea foro en la Cumbre de Lima

Dozens of Cuban government agents forced the shutdown of a forum on civil society in the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas Thursday by shouting over all the speakers until organizers postponed the meeting. The incident is an example of what pro-democracy activists call a “climate of violence” that the regime has brought to the event.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 12:44 PM PDT0

Hezbollah fighters take an oath during a parade to continue the path of resistance towards Israel.

WASHINGTON, DC — Hezbollah, Irans narco-terrorist proxy, “threatens” Americans in the U.S. homeland, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trumps nominee to lead the Department of State (DOS), declared Thursday during his Senate confirmation hearing.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 12:23 PM PDT0

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US activist Martin Luther King Jr. at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 4, 2018

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has finally given up on his plan to crash the Summit of Americas, having previously promised to attend come “rain, hail, or shine.”

byBen Kew12 Apr 2018, 12:03 PM PDT0

Young people are deeply distrustful of the media according to the latest Harvard/Institute of Politics poll, signaling more trust in President Donald Trump.

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump said Americans have “a moral obligation to combat anti-Semitism, confront hate, and prevent genocide,” in a statement marking Yom Hashoah, Israels Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 11:47 AM PDT0

Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, center, walk in the March of the Living, a yearly Holocaust remembrance march between the former death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

TEL AVIV – President Reuven Rivlin told his Polish counterpart Andrjez Duda on Thursday while on a visit to the concentration camps in Poland that while some Poles helped rescue Jews during the Holocaust, others participated in their extermination.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 11:46 AM PDT0

Sun Zhengcai

Sun Zhengcai, formerly one of Chinas rising political stars and a possible successor to President Xi Jinping, completed his fall from grace on Thursday by pleading guilty to taking $27 million in bribes between 2002 and 2017.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 11:22 AM PDT0

Dublin Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha speaks in a conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israeli authorities are investigating how Donncha arrived in the country despite instructions to bar his entry. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

JERUSALEM — Israels Foreign Ministry has summoned Irelands ambassador to express dismay over Dublins mayor attending an “anti-Israel” event in Ramallah.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 10:21 AM PDT0

Senator Ben Sasse said that President Donald Trump was interested in rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership to put more pressure on China by opening up more Asian markets to agricultural exports from the United States.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 9:58 AM PDT0

US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC — Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trumps pick to lead the Department of State (DOS), suggested during his confirmation hearing hosted Thursday by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that the administration will not withdraw from the controversial Iran nuclear deal, stressing that it will focus on fixing the pact instead.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 9:55 AM PDT0

A French-made Mirage fighter flies over Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taiwan

Amid mounting tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea, a Greek fighter plane reportedly crashed on Thursday after intercepting Turkish fighters near the island of Skyros. The pilot was reported dead on Thursday morning.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 9:46 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump speaks about the spending bill during a press conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on March 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump signaled disappointment that the world expected the United States to act in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons in the country.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 9:43 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump, shown attending a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on Monday, will not go to Latin America later this week as planned

The White House announced this week that President Donald Trump will be the first president to skip the Summit of the Americas in the history of that event, blaming tensions erupting in Syria for his decision.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 9:23 AM PDT0

A Kremlin spokesman challenged President Donald Trumps Twitter assertions that Russia should “get ready” for a missile attack, claiming during remarks Thursday that he would only respond to “serious” strategic challenges.

byPenny Starr12 Apr 2018, 9:09 AM PDT0

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Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad condemned Western powers in remarks during a meeting with a top Iranian adviser on Thursday, asserting that “some Western countries” object to any success Assads forces have on the battlefield.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 8:05 AM PDT0

March of the Living (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

President Reuvin Rivlin of Israel and President Andrzej Duda of Poland led 15,000 participants in the 30th annual March of the Living along the road from Auschwitz to Birkenau in a striking gesture of solidarity between the two nations.

byJoel B. Pollak12 Apr 2018, 6:50 AM PDT0


French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he would respond to “proof” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, “at a time of our choosing.”

byBreitbart London12 Apr 2018, 6:20 AM PDT0

Donald Trump, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

This mornings key headlines from The world awaits Trumps promised retaliation for al-Assads chemical weapons attack; Israel braces for attack from Iran in retaliation for Sundays airstrike; Turkey to open a new border crossing to Syrias Afrin; Yemen war escalates as Iran-backed Houthis launch missiles at Saudi targets.

byJohn J. Xenakis12 Apr 2018, 6:09 AM PDT0

This US Navy handout photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

TEL AVIV – Israel held top-level security meetings Wednesday to prepare itself for an assault from Iran or Syria in the case that the U.S. conducts airstrikes on the wartorn country in retaliation for the Assad regimes chemical attack.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 5:12 AM PDT0


TEL AVIV — As Israelis here gear up to celebrate the Jewish states 70th anniversary next week, the prospects for an Israel-Iran proxy confrontation in the near future seem significant.

byAaron Klein12 Apr 2018, 5:08 AM PDT0

Donald Trump

Despite a message on Twitter urging Russia to “get ready” for missile strikes into Syria, President Donald Trump specified that the timing of the strikes remained a mystery.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 4:30 AM PDT0

Polish survivor Edward Mosberg (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

AUSCHWITZ, Poland — Participants in the 30th annual March of the Living stressed common bonds between Jews and Poles despite ongoing controversy about Polands controversial law criminalizing claims about Polish involvement in the Holocaust. Edward Mosberg, 92, a Holocaust survivor,

byJoel B. Pollak12 Apr 2018, 4:07 AM PDT0

Theresa May is clearing the way to launch attacks on the Syrian regime, despite multiple polls showing only one in five Brits support missile attacks.

byLiam Deacon12 Apr 2018, 3:32 AM PDT0

A Catholic priest who has been performing exorcisms for ten years says that demand for exorcists is on the rise as more and more pastors become convinced that the devil is real and needs to be fought.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.12 Apr 2018, 2:52 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM — Israelis are standing still for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 1:10 AM PDT0

This Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 photo shows an Israeli Air Force F-15 plane in flight during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, Israel. Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria, the Israeli military said. The military said its warplanes struck several targets in Syria and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria toward the Israeli jets. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it bombed Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after an explosive device detonated near an Israeli army vehicle along the Gaza-Israel border.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 12:58 AM PDT0

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi waits for the beginning of the general conference at the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday hit back at Saudi accusations that Tehran provides “support for terrorism,” pointing at alleged links between Riyadh and jihadists such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 12:52 AM PDT0

Crewmen of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt prepare their aircraft Tuesday, April 10,2018 in international waters off South China Sea. The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is sailing through the disputed South China Sea in the latest display of America's military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities in the strategic sea it claims almost in its entirety. (AP Photo/Jim Gomez)

The USS Theodore Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered super-carrier known by crew-members as the “Big Stick,” sailed through the disputed South China Sea this week, marking the latest display of Americas naval muscle in defiance of Beijings territorial claims in the region.

byEdwin Mora11 Apr 2018, 8:47 PM PDT0

A visitor holds a hand of AILA, or Artificial Intelligence Lightweight Android, during a demonstration at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz GmbH) stand at the 2013 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 5, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT will be open March 5-9. AFP PHOTO / CARSTEN KOALL (Photo credit should read CARSTEN KOALL/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Air Force is looking for ways to use artificial intelligence (A.I.) to ease its ability to access and analyze the barrage of data acquired by its aircraft, weapons, and satellites as China rapidly closes the gap with America in the race to weaponize computer systems.

byEdwin Mora11 Apr 2018, 8:23 PM PDT0

Ambassador to the United Nations and Head of the Government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari gestures during a press conference following a new round of negotiations of peace talks on Syria at the United Nations Office in Geneva on March 21, 2016.

Syrias Permanent Representative to the U.N. Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari called the United States a “monster … who sponsored terrorism” throughout the Middle East during a session of the Security Council on the situation in Syria on Tuesday.

byAdelle Nazarian11 Apr 2018, 8:02 PM PDT0

TOPSHOT - A man looks at his phone near a giant image of the Chinese national flag on the side of a building in Beijing, during the ongoing 19th Communist Party Congress on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

“The golden opportunity for Chinese start-ups to go Latin may have arrived,” Chinas state-run Global Times declared on Tuesday, pointing to the enormous increase in Chinese trade with Latin America over the past two decades and Chinas promise to invest $250 billion in the decade to come.

byJohn Hayward11 Apr 2018, 7:54 PM PDT0

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, 2018 in New York City. All three resolutions failed to pass. On Tuesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced their inspectors will travel to the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria to investigate reports of a chemical weapons attack that killed as a many as 60 people and injured hundreds. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Russian representatives at the United Nations Security Council vetoed a resolution proposed by the U.N. to open an inquiry into the Syrian governments alleged use of chemical weapons.

byBen Kew11 Apr 2018, 6:31 PM PDT0

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Palin is in Montgomery to support Judge Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate candidacy. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“Why in the world we would be willing to sacrifice even one of our sons or daughters who will be sent over [to Syria]?” asked Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour for Breitbart News Tonight.

byRobert Kraychik11 Apr 2018, 6:13 PM PDT0

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - APRIL 07: An affected Syrian child receives medical treatment after Assad regime forces allegedly conducted poisonous gas attack to Duma town of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria on April 07, 2018. (Photo by Halil el-Abdullah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

As the United States and its allies contemplate military action against Syria for gassing its own people, Syria is poised to chair the United Nations committee responsible for banning chemical weapons.

byMichelle Moons11 Apr 2018, 6:00 PM PDT0

Llegada a Perú de la delegación de la sociedad civil cubana que participará en #CumbreDeLasAméricas

The official communist Cuban delegation arrived in Lima, Peru, this week for this years Summit of the Americas, chanting pro-Castro slogans and defacing art calling for a free society on the island.

byFrances Martel11 Apr 2018, 1:30 PM PDT0

TOPSHOT - A medical helicopter, from the US-led coalition, flies over the site of Turkish airstrikes near northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on April 25, 2017. Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group. The bombardment near the city of Al-Malikiyah in northeastern Syria saw Turkish planes carry out 'dozens of simultaneous air strikes' on YPG positions overnight, including a media centre, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Greek forces fired tracer rounds at a Turkish helicopter near the Greek island of Ro in the Aegean Sea on Monday night, in the latest sign of mounting tensions between Athens and Ankara.

byJohn Hayward11 Apr 2018, 12:54 PM PDT0

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, a man films Li Wenzu, left, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, holds a paper that reads

Li Wenzus sixty-mile march to demand answers about the fate of her imprisoned husband Wang Quanzhang was cut short on Tuesday, as she was scooped up by plainclothes police and deposited back at her home under house arrest. Meanwhile, China once again postponed discussions to allow Liu Xia, wife of the late dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, to emigrate to a free country. Liu Xia has effectively been under house arrest for eight years and counting.

byJohn Hayward11 Apr 2018, 12:41 PM PDT0


Taliban narco-jihadists are prepared to fight against the U.S.-NATO coalition and their Afghan counterparts “for a century” if necessary, a spokesman for the terrorist group declared, claiming that the international alliance is on the “brink of defeat.”

byEdwin Mora11 Apr 2018, 12:13 PM PDT0

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to strike up an immediate rapport in their first meeting

The United States and India, the largest democracies in the world, are reportedly exploring ways to work together to tame communist Chinas increasingly aggressive economic and military efforts across Asia as soon as possible.

byEdwin Mora11 Apr 2018, 11:35 AM PDT0

A Syrian man mourns after an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma in Syria. At least 78 civilians, including women and children, died according to the initial findings. Photo by Mohammed Hassan/UPI

The World Health Organization published a statement on Wednesday saying it was “deeply alarmed” by reports of chemical weapons deployment in Syria. WHO said it has received reports from partners in the Douma area that roughly 500 patients have been treated for symptoms consistent with toxic exposure, while over 70 deaths were reported from the attack, 43 of them apparently caused by toxic chemical exposure.

byJohn Hayward11 Apr 2018, 11:25 AM PDT0

A popular Indian actress staged a topless display in support of the #MeToo movement in an attempt to draw attention to sexual harassment in the countrys film industry.

byBen Kew11 Apr 2018, 10:54 AM PDT0

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shown here on October 24, 2017, has denounced Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman suggested Tuesday that his nations military could join an international coalition against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad if the U.S.-led coalition against the regime requests Saudi aid.

byFrances Martel11 Apr 2018, 10:42 AM PDT0

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Robert Patterson make an announcement about new tools to combat the opioid crises, at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Former Trump White House official Ezra Cohen-Watnick is joining the Department of Justice as a national security adviser to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a source confirmed on Wednesday.

byKristina Wong11 Apr 2018, 10:24 AM PDT0

Netanyahu Orban (Karoly Arvai / AFP / Getty)

Notably, the first foreign leader who called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to congratulate him for his decisive victory in Hungarys parliamentary elections Sunday was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

byCaroline Glick11 Apr 2018, 9:37 AM PDT0

Iran anti-Israel anti-US protest (Ebrahim Noroozi / Associated Press)

Perhaps the next time we hear another hateful comment about the Holocaust from an Iranian official, we can remind ourselves of the two pre- and post-revolutionary Irans.

byJacqueline Saper11 Apr 2018, 9:35 AM PDT0

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