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British Ambassador to United States resigns after Donald Trump criticism

British Ambassador to United States resigns after Donald Trump criticism In the leaked cables, Kim Darroch allegedly called Trump " inept " and "uniquely dysfunctional ", according to a report from the Daily Mail published Sunday. "If the United Kingdom allows the civil service and diplomatic corps to be politicized or.to feel that the opinions that they express are going to destroy their careers because they're out of sync with the prevailing orthodoxy, the... [Full Article...]

Trump is no longer allowed to block people on Twitter

Trump is no longer allowed to block people on Twitter The President has had a bone to pick with the site, arguing that Twitter and Facebook are biased against him and fellow conservatives. To do so would be to exclude them from an "otherwise open dialogue", wrote U.S. Two prominent public officials who are likely to be impacted by this ruling are Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar with multiple Twitter users c... [Full Article...]

Acosta to take questions on his handling of Epstein case

Acosta to take questions on his handling of Epstein case Epstein's arrest Monday has prompted top Democrats to call for Acosta's resignation this week . "I can tell you that for two-and-a-half years he's been just an excellent secretary of labor, he's done a fantastic job", Trump said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Former Presidential Candidate, Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies at 89

Former Presidential Candidate, Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies at 89 In March, as Perot battled leukemia , in the last documented political act of his life, he wrote two checks for the legal maximum amount to Trump's campaign for president, including for the general election next year. He scoffed at officials who blamed the illnesses on stress - "as if they are wimps" - and paid for additional research. He would eventually be honored for this activism, recei... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to ratchet up sanctions on Iran 'soon'

Trump threatens to ratchet up sanctions on Iran 'soon' Iran has said it will boost its uranium enrichment in a few hours above a cap set by the nuclear deal, a move that could mean the return of all economic sanctions on Tehran. US President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that sanctions against Iran would soon be "increased substantially", after Tehran said it had exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by ... [Full Article...]

Merkel says she is fine and 'working through' shaking after third bout

Merkel says she is fine and 'working through' shaking after third bout The deputy spokesperson for the German government, Ulrike Demmer, denied Merkel's health problems, reiterating several times during a press conference that "the chancellor is doing well". Merkel, 64, has served as the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. Mr Cornelius urged the Chancellor to "explain" why she keeps shaking as "concern is growing" among Germans over her health. [Full Article...]

Trump again lashes out at ‘wacky’ British ambassador

Trump again lashes out at ‘wacky’ British ambassador She also seemingly took a swipe at her likely successor, Boris Johnson , by saying that the country relies on "public servants" who should be able to give "full and frank advice". Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned following a tumultuous week of jabs from President Trump after memos he penned - in which he barraged the Trump administration - leaked to British media over the weeken... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn will demand second Brexit referendum But Jeremy Corbyn wouldn't say what his party's position would be if they won a general election. Labour will now challenge whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership race and becomes the next prime minister to put any deal they strike with the European Union to a referendum, "with remain on the ballot, in which Labour would campaign for remain", the party said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Tom Steyer reverses course, jumps into presidential race

Tom Steyer reverses course, jumps into presidential race In a video announcing his campaign, Steyer said he will focus on fixing the "rigged" USA political system by working to "take the corporate control out of our politics". But his late entry underscores how wide open the Democratic primary field remains after the party's first debate June 27-28. Steyer is also ahead of high-earning candidates such as best-selling author Marianne Williamson, wh... [Full Article...]

Dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 dance moves

Dancing cockatoo taught itself 14 dance moves The idea that we humans have lots of unique abilities that animals lack has taken a battering in recent years - and now coming up with complex dance moves can be removed from the rapidly shrinking list. The first study showed that Snowball indeed anticipated the beat, bobbing his head and stomping his feet in time to the music. The team's earlier study confirmed that Snowball could move to the... [Full Article...]

Ross Perot, ex-independent presidential candidate, dies at 89

Ross Perot, ex-independent presidential candidate, dies at 89 He ended up with 19% of the popular vote without receiving a single Electoral College vote. Whatever it was, we are now in deep voodoo, I'll tell you that. His poll numbers faded from a peak of almost 40%, and he finished third. However, Perot's media and personality-driven campaign delivered a roadmap for Trump on how a populist could run against the establishment (and against a Bush, no less). [Full Article...]

Death of toddler on cruise ship a 'preventable tragedy' family's attorney says

Death of toddler on cruise ship a 'preventable tragedy' family's attorney says Chloe's grandfather , thinking she'd love to bang on the glass, brought her over to the windows and put her up on a wood railing, according to the attorney. "I think Royal Caribbean needs to answer these questions: Why would you ever in a kid's play area put windows that passengers can open?" He said that the toddler loved glass and windows, seeing through to the other side, and her grandfa... [Full Article...]

Iran Close To Exceeding 2015 Deal Uranium Enrichment Level

Iran Close To Exceeding 2015 Deal Uranium Enrichment Level We will not roll out the red carpet for them. "So going to 4.5% purity, being on a track to 20% and then ultimately to 90% if they decide to go down that path, really reveals the organic, inherent capabilities [Iran] has in its nuclear program". [Full Article...]

Running of the Bulls: Defying death on the streets of Pamplona

Running of the Bulls: Defying death on the streets of Pamplona Alvarez was rushed into emergency surgery Sunday, and was in stable condition as of Monday, with the expectation he could be released from the hospital today. But by the time they entered the bullfighting plaza at the end, the pack of animals - made up of six bulls from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for raising merciless animals, surrounded by tame cattlebulls - had caught up with him. [Full Article...]

Sudan's military council urges national unity to achieve stability, renaissance

Sudan's military council urges national unity to achieve stability, renaissance The joint sovereign council will consist of five members of the military and five civilians, in addition to one civilian chosen by consensus from both sides. Dagalo, known by the nickname "Hemedti", is seen by many as the most powerful figure on the military council, and his paramilitary Rapid Support Forces led last month's violent dispersal of the protesters' main sit-in. [Full Article...]

Why is Nancy Pelosi slamming AOC and helping Trump?

Why is Nancy Pelosi slamming AOC and helping Trump? Having respect for ourselves doesn't mean we lack respect for her. That public "whatever" is called public sentiment. At one point in his remarks , he brought up Ocasio-Cortez's remarks without identifying the freshman congresswoman. "It's depressing and actively harmful and I can not imagine a more efficient way of killing whatever momentum might have been left from 2018". Pelosi made a dec... [Full Article...]

Of Course Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Were Slave Owners

Of Course Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Were Slave Owners Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren said in a tweet that McGrath "is a real fighter for working families in Kentucky", adding, "Go Amy!" "Well, that started with this man, who was elected a lifetime ago", McGrath says of McConnell. Democrats' thoughts on reparations have changed since then, with numerous 2020 presidential candidates coming out in support of some kind of reparation system for des... [Full Article...]

GOP scoffs at law allowing release of Trump's state taxes

GOP scoffs at law allowing release of Trump's state taxes Democrats have said they have the authority to seek Trump's tax returns, citing the century-old IRS code 6103 that stipulates when the Ways and Means Committee requests an individual's tax returns, the agency "shall furnish" them. "It's a great day for transparency in government, and I thank my colleagues in the State Assembly and Senate and the governor for backing this law that supports our fe... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong singer-protester faces China at UN rights body

Hong Kong singer-protester faces China at UN rights body Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge marches as well as a series of separate violent confrontations with police, sparked by a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. "So I believe that every time there is an online call to action, we should continue to step out and voice our opinions, so that the worldwide community can continue to care about [the extradition bill]", C... [Full Article...]

Trump's Poll Numbers Go Up

Trump's Poll Numbers Go Up Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., leads 48%-46%. Elizabeth Warren found herself tied with Trump 48-48, as did South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 47- 47. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll presents some troubling trends for Democratic presidential candidates, including President Trump's job approval reaching "the highest point of his presidency" and all of the candidates besides former Vice Presiden... [Full Article...]


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