Category Archives: World

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump tweets that North Korean leader insulted him by calling him “old”

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him “old” and said he would never call Kim “short and fat.” Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump says agrees with U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian meddlin

HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. Continue reading

11Nov/17

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (SAUDI TV) – From the moment former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday (November 3), he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typically greet a prime minister on an official visit to King Salman, senior sources close to Hariri and top Lebanese political and security officials said. His phone was confiscated, and the next day he was forced to resign as prime minister in a statement broadcast by a Saudi-owned TV channel. Continue reading

11Nov/17

State government calls off car rationing in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, INDIA (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (ANI) – The Delhi government on Saturday (November 11) called off the “odd-even” car rationing scheme after country’s top environmental court had allowed the same but denied any relaxation for women drivers.
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10Nov/17

Mueller probing alleged Flynn plan to deliver cleric to Turkey -WSJ

SAYLORSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was involved in an alleged plan to seize a Muslim cleric and deliver him to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (November 11). Continue reading

10Nov/17

Bannon suggests Washington Post has an axe to grind in reporting of alleged sexual misconduct by Senate candidate

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 09, 2017) (NBC) – Former Trump administration strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday (November 9) compared an exclusive report in the Washington Post which described alleged sexual misconduct by U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore to the newspaper’s publication last year of the leaked Access Hollywood video tape of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Continue reading

10Nov/17

Brexit never? Britain can still change its mind, says Article 50 author

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 10, 2017) (UK POOL) – Prime Minister Theresa May should stop misleading voters and admit that Brexit can be avoided if Britain decides unilaterally to scrap divorce talks, the man who drafted Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty said on Friday (November 10). Continue reading

09Nov/17

Penny Mordaunt appointed new UK aid minister

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a strong Brexit supporter as aid minister on Thursday (November 9) following a resignation that left her struggling to ward off open conflict in a cabinet divided over leaving the EU. Continue reading