About Frank Kaufmann

Work in: * Religion and Peace * Values in knowledge and Information * Luxembourg * Ivory Coast Consult in: * Interreligious and international relations, * Writing, Editing, Publishing, * Teaching, Training, Education

‘I Don’t Believe That Torture Works,’ CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Tells Senators

“I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral – even if it was technically legal,” said Gina Haspel, the career CIA officer who is now nominated to lead the agency. It was one of many … Continue reading

North and South Korean leaders pledge ‘no more war’

The leaders of North and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to complete denuclearisation and agreed on gradual disarmament in their high-stakes summit, only the third between the two Koreas, but they have not announced any concrete steps to dismantle … Continue reading

Trump warns immigrant caravan approaching U.S. border of prosecution, deportation

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday vowed to prosecute Central American migrants in a “caravan” near the U.S. border if they try to enter illegally and Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the effort was a “deliberate attempt to undermine our laws … Continue reading

As Macron arrives to meet Trump, fate of Iran nuclear deal is front and center

The last time they met face to face, at the United Nations in September, French President Emmanuel Macron was puzzled when President Trump and his delegation seemed to have no agenda, carried no papers and took no notes. “It was … Continue reading

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in Failing Health, Spokesman Says

Houston (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now … Continue reading

Chemical weapons watchdog to send investigators to Syria

An international chemical weapons watchdog is preparing to send a team to Syria to investigate whether prohibited materials were used in an attack on a rebel enclave last weekend. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an intergovernmental … Continue reading