Thu Feb 9, 2017 7:30AM
US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP)
US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

US killer machine

US President Donald Trump’s comments in a controversial interview are the latest “un-presidential” remarks by the new commander-in-chief. When asked about Russia's alleged atrocities, Trump admitted that the US is not that innocent either. Trump even went on as far as saying that he respects President Vladimir Putin. The comments have sparked a wave of angry reaction from fellow Republicans, who have lambasted Trump. But it’s widely believed that the data provided by the US air forces, which is used by Congressmen, the media, researchers and military planners is wrong because thousands of such attacks have gone unreported. In other words, the US has systematically downplayed its military attacks in Muslim countries and lied about the casualties. 

Bibi meets May to ramp up pressure on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited Britain and sat down for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The visit came at a time when Tel Aviv seems increasingly isolated over its escalating settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian land. In an apparent bid to divert international attention from Israel’s violations, Netanyahu raised Iran’s latest ballistic missile test which was carried out as part of its defense program. During talks with May, Netanyahu claimed that Iran’s missiles pose a threat to Europe.

Le Pen and French presidential elections

France’s controversial presidential candidate from the far-right national front party addressing her supporters in the city of Lyon. Marine Le Pen officially on Sunday began her campaign after the primaries. Le Pen has attracted much attention with her vision for France, which has caused concern among other EU members. The far-right candidate said at her National Front party's conference in Lyon that France is threatened by what she called two "totalitarianisms" in the form of economic globalization and "Islamic fundamentalism." She listed the veils Muslim women wear, mosques and prayers in the streets of France as unacceptable cultural dangers.