Wednesday June 19-th, 2019

'Dumb' and 'lazy': Trump responds to Tillerson criticism

During a rare public appearance in Houston on Thursday , Mr Tillerson weighed in on his time in the administration. Reports later surfaced that, actually, Tillerson had called Trump, "a f**king moron ". The US President lashed out at Mr Tille...

Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post

The State Department used to hold daily briefings . If confirmed, the former Fox News Channel reporter who has little foreign policy experience would replace Nikki Haley , a former SC governor who said she was stepping down at the end of the ye...

Huawei CFO facing United States extradition appears in Canadian court Huawei CFO facing United States extradition appears in Canadian court

Meng is being accused of fraud by the US government, which wants her extradited from Canada to face the charge. While there is some fear that the arrest could hurt talks between the US and China to end the current trade war between the two countr...

UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution

Prior to the vote, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tweeted that "this afternoon, the UN will vote on a US resolution that asks a simple question: do countries support Hamas's terrorism, or don't they?" "The U.N. "That, more than anything else, ...

CDU Succession Vote: Delegates to pick Merkel's successor CDU Succession Vote: Delegates to pick Merkel's successor

Harvard announced on Friday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver the school's 2019 commencement address on May 30. Kramp-Karrenbauer is 56 and Merz 63, only a year younger than the chancellor. Merz, 63, who lost out to Merkel in a po...

USS McCampbell, U.S. Navy destroyer, challenges Russian Federation in Sea of Japan USS McCampbell, U.S. Navy destroyer, challenges Russian Federation in Sea of Japan

She said: "These operations demonstrate the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever global law allows". Moreover, during its journey, the United States warship was closely tracked by a Russian destroyer "Admiral Tributs" along with the ...

Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General Donald Trump Confirms He Will Nominate William Barr as Next Attorney General

Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role. Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent global law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. William Barr worked for the Central Intelligence Agency while going to l...

President Trump to Nominate William Barr for Attorney General President Trump to Nominate William Barr for Attorney General

The search for a replacement was escalated after Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was beset by controversy and declared by some legal experts as unconstitutional. Those familiar with the discussions said Barr, ...

As Mueller investigation heats up, Trump unleashes barrage of tweets attacking investigators As Mueller investigation heats up, Trump unleashes barrage of tweets attacking investigators

Trump started with Mueller's relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, who is set to appear Friday in a closed-door interview with House Republicans. Republicans argue that department officials were biased against President Donald Trump as...

CNN's NY offices evacuated due to bomb threat CNN's NY offices evacuated due to bomb threat

This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats. Bomb squads were put on standby in case any devices were found, police said. While none of the devices had actually detonated, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that...

Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace efforts, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation vows to stay Despite Afghan deaths, slow peace efforts, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation vows to stay

Ambassador Khalilzad started his multi-nation tour for Afghan peace this week. Imran Khan has accused the U.S. of "pushing Pakistan away" despite the country's help to bring the Afghan Taliban to peace talks. It is the responsibility of all cou...

Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: President Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: President

Ecuador's president said Thursday that conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country's embassy in London , which would end a six-year standoff with British authorities. Britain's the Guardian newspaper last m...

It's my deal, no deal or no Brexit: Theresa May It's my deal, no deal or no Brexit: Theresa May

Parliament's vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal will go ahead on December 11, her office said on Thursday, despite a newspaper report ministers had sought a delay to prevent a defeat so big that it might bring down the govern...

Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador Trump to pick State Department spokeswoman for United Nations ambassador

When she announced her decision to step down the president called her a "very special person" and said she had told him some months before that she wanted to take some time off. Nauert is now the spokeswoman for the State Department. She oversaw pub...

Here's how Wisconsin Republicans want to strip power from incoming Democrats Here's how Wisconsin Republicans want to strip power from incoming Democrats

The Republican-led Michigan House has voted to empower the Legislature to intervene in any lawsuit at any stage, a right already granted to the state attorney general. "The will of the people has officially been ignored by the Legislature", Evers...

Hamas Sentences 6 to Death for ‘Collaborating with Israel’ Hamas Sentences 6 to Death for ‘Collaborating with Israel’

On Monday, the Interior Ministry in Gaza held a press conference announcing that eight additional defendants had been sentenced to life in prison by the Hamas-controlled court. "Collaborators must realize the (Israeli) occupation will not be able to ...

Einstein's 'God letter' sells for $4.2m Einstein's 'God letter' sells for $4.2m

According to The Guardian , Einstein wrote to Gutkind in response to his book titled, Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt . The " God letter " passed into the hands of Gutkind's heirs, who kept the letter until it was sold at auction in 20...

Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral

On Monday, Cox showed her he didn't "have" to do anything like that, by having her walk all the way to school: 5 miles in 36-degree weather, as he says in the video he posted on Facebook . "And I hope that parents hold their kids accountable". "...

Nova Scotia experiencing Christmas tree shortage after unusual freeze this spring Nova Scotia experiencing Christmas tree shortage after unusual freeze this spring

Strolling among rows of Douglas and noble firs searching for the ideal Christmas tree at the YMCA lot in South Pasadena has been a holiday tradition spanning generations of San Gabriel Valley families. "There's a lot of stress, because it's like, 'Ar...

Identity of Hezbollah operative in cross border tunnel revealed Identity of Hezbollah operative in cross border tunnel revealed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that the ongoing "Northern Shield" operation, aimed at destroying Hezbollah's tunnels on the border with Lebanon , could spill over to the territory of the neighbouring country, Yedioth Ahronoth ...

New Zealand police search for 22-year-old British tourist New Zealand police search for 22-year-old British tourist

She has not returned to her Auckland hostel in several days. She had been in nearly daily contact with her family through social media and WhatsApp messages. Various sightings have her wearing either black top, blues jeans and red sneakers, or a bl...

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage quits UK Independence Party Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage quits UK Independence Party

Farage , as UKIP leader, had put pressure on former Prime Minister David Cameron to promise an European Union referendum and then helped lead the successful campaign to leave the bloc. Farage described Batten as being "obsessed" with Robinson and...

Manafort tried to broker deal over Assange's handover to US Manafort tried to broker deal over Assange's handover to US

Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, met at least twice with Ecuador's incoming president, Lenín Moreno, in May 2017, the Times reported. They said Mr. Manafort suggested he could help negotiate a deal for the handover of Mr...

Satellite images show expansion, activity at two North Korean missile bases Satellite images show expansion, activity at two North Korean missile bases

During the talks, Kang and Pompeo will discuss issues of mutual concern, including a joint strategy on North Korea, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk. The images also suggest North Korea was building a large underground...

Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

Saudi officials have denied any involvement in the death of the journalist. "I hope to have a definitive statement by the United States Senate that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has been generally a wrecking ball in terms of behavior and that he...

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