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Trump's Attacks Backfire As Bob Woodward’s 'Fear' Gets 1 Million Copy Run

Instead, The Times reported that federal prosecutors in a separate inquiry issued a subpoena for entities that were connected to White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. " The Woodward book is a Joke ", Trump tweeted on Monday morning. Calling the book a scam, Mr Trump said last week: "I don't talk the way I am quoted". Read More »

Trump cancels Ireland trip after groups announced planned protests

President is postponed", an Irish government spokesman told Reuters. He was due to arrive in November for a brief visit, either on his way to or from a World War One commemoration event in Paris. Donald Trump has cancelled his planned visit to Ireland. "We've got to work out on a programme and all the rest of it but I think any programme we will have will have to respect the fact that we will inaugurating our own President on the 11th of November". Read More »

Crime stats 2017/2018: 57 murders reported per day in SA


They cover the financial year that ended in March 2018. Between April 2016 and the end of March a year ago, 52 people were killed per day in South Africa . "We are concerned with the one of the biggest increases in murder since the advent of democracy in 1994", Gareth Newman, director for crime and justice programme at the Pretoria-based Institute of Security Studies (ISS) told AFP. Read More »

The White House Has Called The View Hosts 'Disrespectful'

The op-ed, written by someone the Times only identified as a "senior administration official", says that " President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader". Even approaching the debt ceiling can be harmful to the stock market and U.S. economic growth. He questioned whether Woodward was "a Dem operative" and said that the "book has already been refuted and discredited by General (Secretary of Defense) James Mattis and General (Chief of ... Read More »

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz passes away


She was elected as an MP in 2017 after standing in for Nawaz Sharif. When Nawaz Sharif was deposed after his disqualification as a result of a Supreme Court verdict in July, 2017, Kulsoom Nawaz contested by-election from her husband's vacated constituency NA-120 and won the election. Read More »

Woman kills husband at Walmart in front of 3 children, cops say


Giles is being held at the Rapides Parish Detention Center without bond. Giles, who has been charged with second-degree murder, was further accused of a "history of domestic abuse " against Coutee in divorce papers filed last month. The allegation, made during a custody hearing, saw Coutee's lawyers highlight a state law saying 'no parent who has a history of perpetuating family violence shall be awarded sole or joint custody of the children'. Read More »

How Brett Kavanaugh will collide with a changing America


I'm obviously glad American's have the right to express their First Amendment views. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden have been in touch with Iowa Democrats , but have not yet made plans to visit. John McCain of Arizona were the only Republican senators to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2017. Democrats don't have the votes to block President Donald Trump's nominee. Read More »

Many 'feared dead' after plane crashes in South Sudan


The plane crashed by a river and an eye witness had earlier informed the press that some of the bodies had been recovered. Regional information minister for the Eastern Lakes state Taban Abel Aguek said a plane, carrying 23 people, had crashed in the central town of Yirol as it came into land. Read More »

Trump administration closing Palestinian office in Washington


A draft speech that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to give before the conservative Federalist Society in Washington takes a hard stance against the court. "The PLO has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel", the statement said. They seek East Jerusalem, which Israel occupied after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, as the capital of any future Palestinian state. Read More »

Egypt sentences 75 to death over 2013 Cairo protests


The defendants faced charges ranging from murder to damaging property. In today's hearing at the vast Tora prison complex south of Cairo , a criminal court sentenced to death by hanging several prominent Islamists including senior Brotherhood leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi and preacher Safwat Higazi. Read More »

Regime, Russian air raids resume on Syria's Idlib


Since 2015, Idlib has been home to a complex array of anti-regime forces: secular rebels, Islamists, Syrian jihadists with ties to Al-Qaeda - and their foreign counterparts. The escalating bombardment has already damaged civilian infrastructure. On Monday, its humanitarian chief made an urgent appeal. "We need a quick solution or our town will burn!" the official pleaded in an audio recording shared on social media groups. Read More »

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports


The tariffs would pressure China to stop that behaviour, the administration has said . "The end game in the U.S. Now, we're down to just one mill", Berman said. Intel Corp., the world's second-largest chip maker, weighed in supporting Apple's opposition to the tariffs and broadening the argument. CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 110.55 yen from 110.83 yen. Read More »

Man arrested after dramatic auto chase at Lyon Airport


He was later detained. Local government press officer Christelle Monteagudo said Monday that the man's motives were unknown and that nothing is being ruled out at this point. The driver then jumped out while the vehicle was still rolling and sprinted off on foot, pursued by a police van. The man was first spotted driving the wrong way on the A43 highway that links Lyon to the Alps. Read More »

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent protests grip Iraq


Iraq's Hashd al-Sha'abi says it has evidence showing USA diplomatic missions in the Arab country have instigated the recent violence in the southern oil-rich city of Basra. Abadi said the protests and burning government buildings as "political sabotage" as he joined the session with several of his cabinet members, saying the lack of public services was exploited for political goals. Read More »

Official claims to be part of secret resistance to Trump


But in the book, a copy of which was obtained by the Guardian , Woodward pre-empts Trump's charge about anonymous sources. The Trump administration was inundated with over 100 leaks of classified information during the first three months in office, according to a report by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Read More »

China vows to respond if US takes new steps on trade


That means Ford simply will not sell the vehicle in the US. A message left with Apple's press office seeking comment on Trump's remarks wasn't immediately returned. Apple said "it is hard to see" how tariffs would advance the government's goal. The presidential tweet is the latest salvo in a dispute between the Trump administration and companies that fear tariffs will hurt their business. Read More »

Trump Administration Reportedly Met With Venezuela Military Coup Plotters


American officials met with the renegade Venezuelan military officers several times over the past year after the Venezuelan officers made contact, but Washington ultimately decided against supporting the coup, the two sources said. No joint operation was ever proposed, a former Venezuelan commander tells the paper. The Venezuelan military commander is one of many on the USA government's list of sanctioned Venezuelan officials accused of serious crimes, according to the Times . Read More »

Woodward: Draft Trump tweet alarmed Pentagon officials


Meanwhile White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that she didn't bring Woodward's request to interview the president for the book directly to Trump . It wasn't long before the piece titled 'I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration' got the attention of the target of its ire. For more than 18 months, critics of President Trump have repeatedly argued that he is an unhinged ignoramus, a serial fabulist, and dangerously unstable. Read More »

VP Mike Pence Asked if He’s Considered 25th Amendment to Remove Trump


He said he was willing to sit down with Mueller if asked. "I know their dedication and I am absolutely confident that no one on the vice president's staff had anything to do with this". "I mean, it was the weakest economic recovery since the Great Depression because having inherited a recession, President Obama's answer was to raise taxes, to double the national debt, to increase regulation, to pass Obamacare into law, to stifle American energy". Read More »

Hurricane Florence targets U.S. East Coast


Florence's strongest winds were measuring 85 miles per hour, with a possible landfall as a major hurricane happening Thursday. Hurricane Florence is moving slowly, but steadily, toward the U.S. Tropical storm Helene is presenting the most imminent danger as it tracks towards the western coast of the African continent, around the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Read More »

Obama urges voters to mobilize against the 'politics of fear'


Here was one of Obama's salvos during his speech: "Sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change", he said. "We're going to put on our marching shoes, we're going to start knocking on some doors, we're going to start making some calls ", he said to cheers. Read More »

Swedish election: Nationalists 'make gains' in early exit polls


Sweden - which has a population of around 10 million - took in 163,000 migrants in 2015. Gains for the far-right are being blamed on voter fears of mass immigration. The record levels of those seeking asylum in 2015 magnified worries about a welfare system in Sweden that many voters already believe is in crisis, even though refugee numbers have fallen sharply since then. Read More »

Two Britons caught in Paris attack


The attack took place just before 23:00 (21:00 GMT) on the banks of a canal in Paris's 19th district. The attacker is not thought to have been badly injured by officers. "A source close to the investigation indicates that there is no evidence that this is a terrorist attack", the newspaper reported. A man was arrested by police following the incident, and is now being held in custody. Read More »

Thousands protest in Iraq's Basra after curfew scrapped


Iraq's foreign ministry expressed "deep regret" over the attack on the consulate and called on local authorities to protect diplomatic missions. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi denounced the incident as a "savage attack", according to Iranian news agency Fars. Read More »