Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book

January 15, 2018

Former White House strategist quoted in Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, as saying: Theyre going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 electoral campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book visualized by the Guardian. Natalia Veselnitskaya at…

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‘This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions’: Dutch reporters confront new US envoy

January 14, 2018

Pete Hoekstra, who imparted excruciating interview last year in which he described his own terms as fake news, frictions with correspondents on first day in job The new US ambassador to the Netherlands- in trouble over a fake news scandal- clashed on Wednesday with Dutch reporters who told him:” This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions .” On his first official period in the number of jobs, Pete…

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Trumps Bannon outburst removes any shred of presidential decorum | Richard Wolffe

January 11, 2018

This latest playground brawl are inevitably signify the end of any brand-new year hopes for a return to sanity or normalcy The sight of Donald Trump squabbling with his former strategist Steve Bannon carries a remarkable similarity to two ferrets negotiating the inside of a bag. It seems the two men who engineered the “populist” takeover of the White House are rather less popular with each other than they used…

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen’s ‘absurd’ war

January 3, 2018

United Nations condemn mounting casualties after intensive air campaigns and says conflict has no military solution Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in one day, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has said, as he condemned what he described as” an absurd and futile conflict “. Jamie McGoldrick’s unusually direct criticism came in an update citing initial reports from the UN human rights…

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Bit by bit, Trump is taking apart the New Deals glorious legacy | Heather Richardson

December 31, 2017

With massive excise slasheds projected to create a $1.5 tn deficiency, cuts to social security and Medicare is certainly follow Since January, “theres been” frightening signs that America is becoming an oligarchy manage by a dictator. From the first, Donald Trump has followed an authoritarian playbook, beginning with his rejection of objective world. Forced early on to defend the assertion that the crowd at Kellyanne Conway has pointed out that…

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US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as ‘fake news’

December 27, 2017

New ambassador Pete Hoekstra then denied saying hed applied the word in interview with Dutch TV The US diplomat to the Netherlands faced an excruciating instant on television when he denied ever saying that there were no-go areas in the Netherlands, calling the relevant recommendations” fake news “. Trump’s brand-new alternative for representative, Pete Hoekstra, who was only sworn in by the vice president, Mike Pence, on 11 December, was…

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Two women allege Al Franken touched their buttocks at campaign events

November 28, 2017

Minnesota Democrat not seen in public since first accusations says of new assertions its difficult to respond to anonymous accusers Two more women have alleged inappropriate behavior by the Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, “says hes” touched their buttocks during campaign occurrences in his first run for the US Senate. The ladies spoke to Huffington Post on condition of anonymity, saying the events occurred in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008. In…

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy report

November 26, 2017

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to affect elections, drive schedules and counter commentators, says report The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using legions of so called sentiment shapers to meddle in elections, improvement anti-democratic schedules and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Unlike widely reported Russian attempts to influence foreign elections, most of the offending countries use the internet to…

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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

November 24, 2017

Campaigners horror move by Trump administration will shatter world efforts to end the bone trade Donald Trump’s administration plans to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe into the US- a move campaigners fear could injury world momentum on ending the ivory trade. In 2014, US big game hunters killing elephants in Fish and Wildlife Service( USFWS) to reverse the prohibitions, which will also apply to accolades from Zambia, follows…

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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

November 20, 2017

Researchers have found that accounts run away from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian force in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts be deemed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 accounts operating from the Russian Internet Research Agency( IRA) attempting to influence…

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Moguls and starlets: 100 years of Hollywoods corrosive, systemic sexism

November 19, 2017

From the earliest days of Hollywood, ladies were stage overseen and manipulated by older mortals in powerful posts. And its clear that, although Harvey Weinstein has been outed, little has changed In the Hollywood dream factory, trauma surfaces as light entertainment. In 2013, the introduction of the roster of better supporting actress nominees at a pre-Oscars event, comedian 16 years before she’s too old for Clooney” and the nauseating We…

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Theres a lot more there: Mueller ups the stakes in the Trump-Russia inquiry

November 19, 2017

Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on financial fees, but George Papadopoulos was the astonish as the Russia inquiry enclose the capital For a moment in court, the mask slipped. Paul Manafort glanced at his lawyer and smirked, like a TV mafia boss with reasons to be confident. It was the looking of a male who, after decades of study as a the Washington Post reported . Quick Guide…

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Trump has no comment on Roy Moore because he doesn’t ‘watch much TV’

November 19, 2017

Asked about allegations against the Republican Senate nominee, Trump said I dont get to watch much television. Primarily because Im reading documents Donald Trump on Saturday deflected questions about whether insisting that because he does” not watch much television” he did not feel qualified to comment. Travelling in Asia, the president told reporters:” I’ve been with you folks, so I haven’t gotten to see too much. And think it is…

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Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton

November 13, 2017

Robert Mercer, whose spending assisted Donald Trumps election win, use levy haven of Bermuda to evade US taxes Eighteen a few months ago guiding Donald Trump to election win, Steve Bannon delivered the opening shot in the ruthless Republican campaign to paint their Democratic adversary as corrupt. The future White House chief strategist rendered a book in May 2015 accusing Hillary Clinton of trading promotes for donations to her philanthropic…

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Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

November 8, 2017

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is hard to understand why a country doing so well want to get wrecking it Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the” single stupidest thing any country has in the past done” apart from the election of the members of Donald Trump as US president. Bloomberg was contended that” it is really hard to…

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Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

November 6, 2017

Food crisis dwarfs the more publicized challenges of restoring ability and communications, three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Federal officials privately admit there is a massive deficit of dinners in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency( Fema) say that the government and its partners are merely providing 200,000 meals a day to meet the needs of more than 2…

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Iceland’s president asks opposition Left-Greens to form coalition

November 5, 2017

President takes unusual stair of requesting commander of second largest party to shape alliance following Saturdays click general election Iceland’s president has asked the leader of the Left-Green Movement, Katrin Jakobsdottir, to form a new government, although it called the election in September after less than a year in bureau as a scandal involving “his fathers” prompted a government friend to drop out of his ruling coalition. ” I have…

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As Trump turns his back on the world, the stage is set for President Xi | Larry Elliott

October 27, 2017

The newly emboldened Chinese president will exploit US isolationism, writes Larry Elliott, the Guardian economics editor It was a symbolic minute. High in the Swiss Alps, before an audience of the super-rich gathered for their annual shindig in Davos, China’s Xi Jinping the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. But his tough path on anything that smackings of dissent at home has been is in accordance with a much…

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The Trump-Russia dossier: why its findings grow more significant by the day

October 15, 2017

As US officers analyse potential collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, the serial of reports by the former UK intelligence official Christopher Steele are casting an ever darker shadow over the president Nine months after its first appearance, the define of intelligence reports known as the Steele dossier, one of the most explosive documentation in modern political record, is still hanging over Washington, casting a darknes over the Trump…

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Trump attacks Puerto Rico mayor: ‘They want everything done for them’

October 3, 2017

Presidents tweet accuses Carmen Yuln Cruz of such poor leadership but San Juan mayor responds: Im not going to be distracted by tiny comments Donald Trump flogged out at the mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city on Saturday as the row over his administration’s response to a typhoon and humanitarian crisis escalated. Ahead of his visit to the devastated US territory next week, the president a long weekend at his…

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