October 22, 2019

Harry Dunn crash: Donald Trump notes say US suspect ‘will not return to UK’

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From BBC A woman at the centre of a row over diplomatic immunity will not return to the UK, according to briefing notes held by US President Donald Trump. Anne Sacoolas is suspected of being involved in a car crash that killed British motorcyclist Harry Dunn, who died in Northamptonshire on 27 August. Mrs Sacoolas […]

Trump was not exonerated by my report, Robert Mueller tells Congress

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From BBC President Donald Trump’s claim that he was “totally exonerated” by special counsel Robert Mueller was rejected by Mr Mueller in a hearing on Wednesday. Appearing before Congress, Mr Mueller said he had not exonerated the president of obstruction of justice. Mr Mueller spent two years investigating alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign […]

Forget about waiting out the Donald Trump era for a more cordial US president, former top American diplomat warns China

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By Catherine Wong From South China Morning Post A former top US diplomat warned China on Monday not to believe it can wait out the Trump administration to get a better trade deal from a friendlier US president, saying Beijing has misjudged the importance of politics in China policymaking in the United States government. “I […]

Michael Cohen’s evidence against Trump is getting compared to those long-ass CVS receipts

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By Nicole Gallucci From Mashable After years and years in the spotlight, CVS receipts have finally met their match: Michael Cohen. As Trump’s former personal attorney testified against Donald Trump before Congress on Wednesday morning, the American people came to realize he had receipts for daaaaaaays. Cohen presented a number of documents to Congress — including damning financial statements, news […]

5 dogs, 5 US Presidents

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These 5 presidents did have time for dogs By laura Goldman From Care2 You’re probably aware that Donald Trump is the only president in over a century who does not have a pet in the White House. Apparently, he has never had a pet at all. During his February 11 rally in El Paso, Trump brought up this topic. “I […]

US: McCabe reveals why he ordered Trump obstruction probe

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax Andrew McCabe, the former acting director of the FBI, said he ordered obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations involving Donald Trump and his ties to Russia, shortly after the president fired James Comey as director of the agency in 2017, CBS News is reporting. McCabe’s comments came during an interview for “60 […]

The global economy is living dangerously – but don’t expect superpowers to follow the 2008 script

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By Ben Chu, The Independent From Business Insider Twelve months ago, the global economic outlook was encouraging. Now things are looking far less rosy. US growth is expected to slow from 2.9 percent in 2018 to 2.5 percent in 2019, as the stimulus from Donald Trump’s unfunded tax cuts wears off. Stock markets have also […]

Amphibian that buries head in sand named after Donald Trump

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From BBC US presidents tend to receive their fair share of honours, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after him, apparently in response to his comments about climate change. The Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which was discovered in Panama, […]

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agree to trade truce, no additional tariffs, China state media says

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By Zhou Xin From South China Morning Post US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after January 1, according to Chinese state media China Daily and Chinese international broadcaster CGTN both said Trump and Xi agreed to not […]

10 Terrible reasons why people don’t vote

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 In the past five presidential election years, more than one-third of voting-age Americans didn’t bother to cast a ballot. In fact, only 65 percent of Americans are registered to vote. When comparing voter turnout rates among 35 developed democracies, the United States ranked 27th. Unfortunately, the reasons people commonly give […]