Friday, June 23, 2017

How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react


The Washington Post logoThe words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity

Russian navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria: RIA

Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria's Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Turkey steps up support for Qatar, discusses Gulf tensions with Saudi

Turkey sent a first ship of food supplies to Qatar on Thursday and was also sending a small contingent of soldiers, media reported, while President Tayyip Erdogan spoke

Senate healthcare bill expected to cut back Medicaid expansion

A healthcare bill being unveiled by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor

Angola’s capital, Luanda world’s most expensive city, Lagos 29th

The Angolan capital Luanda has knocked Hong Kong off the top spot in an annual survey by Mercer Consulting that ranks the cost of living for expatriate workers in

Sanctions: US regrets Russian decision to cancel talks

United States’ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said yesterday the U.S. remains open to discussions with Russia despite its decision to cancel talks between

Japan government raises economy view, says moderate recovery intact

Japan's government on Thursday raised its overall view of the economy for the first time in six months, reflecting a gradual pick-up in private consumption and

Three killed as suspected Rohingya insurgent camp found in Myanmar: newspaper

Myanmar security forces killed three people while clearing a suspected Rohingya insurgent training camp in the mountains in the troubled northwestern state of Rakhine,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The US military doesn't seem to be on board with Trump's condemnation of Qatar

Since Trump appeared to throw his weight behind the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, the US has sold weapons to and done naval drills with the Qataris.

Millions of glowing tropical sea creatures have started to appear in the Pacific Northwest

Millions of strange-looking glowing sea creatures called pyrosomes have started to "bloom" off the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the US and

Mexico Urges Soccer Fans to Stop Homophobic Chant

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's football federation (FMF) has appealed to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia to stop a long-used chant which soccer's governing body

Pentagon Accused of Wasting Up to $28M on ‘Inappropriate’ Afghan Soldier Uniforms

For the past decade, the Pentagon has authorized an apparently unsuitable fashion choice for Afghan soldiers — one that has cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $28 million,

Angry Democrats in Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

 Democrats are tired of losing and the accusations are flying.
After going all in and coming up short in Georgia's special election Tuesday, Democratic

UK minister: talks with Northern Irish DUP may take time, no sticking point

There is no one sticking point in talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party but a deal to support

Republican avoids upset in costly Georgia congressional race

Georgia Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive congressional race in history on Tuesday, avoiding a Democratic upset in a race that was widely seen as a

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighboring North

Oil slump spooks investors; China stocks get MSCI nod

A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland

Uber co-founder Kalanick resigns as chief executive

Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing service, following intense pressure from investors, a company

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

UN accuse Congo of mutilating toddlers

The UN on Tuesday accused the government-backed Bana Mura militia in Congo of committing horrific crimes in ethnically-motivated attacks in the past few

Mexican man charged trying to smuggle nearly $700G out of US

A Mexican man was arrested at an international bridge in El Paso, Texas, Sunday night after trying to cross the border with $689,506