Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. relaxes stance on Israeli settlements

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/19, 11:16 am

WASHINGTON—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States no longer considers Israeli settlements in the traditionally Palestinian West Bank a violation of international law. The U.S. government isn’t taking a stance on the legality of any particular settlement, but Pompeo said Israeli courts should resolve legal questions about settlements on a case-by-case basis. He added that denouncing all settlements, as many other nations have done, distracts from efforts to negotiate peace.

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Trump pardons U.S. soldiers

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/18/19, 11:43 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Friday said his leniency toward three U.S. military members accused of war crimes would give armed services members “the confidence to fight.” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the president is responsible for ensuring the law is enforced and that “mercy is granted” when appropriate.

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Jury convicts former Trump adviser

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/15/19, 01:16 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal jury on Friday found Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, guilty of lying to investigators, obstructing a congressional inquiry, and witness tampering. Stone could face a maximum of 50 years in prison and will receive his sentence on Feb. 6, 2020.

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