June 15, 2021

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 […]

Melania Trump in Africa

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Melania Trump carves solo path in Africa visit By AFP From This Is Money UK Melania Trump, who hosted the spouses of foreign leaders during the UN General Assembly, is making her first big solo international trip — to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt Melania Trump leaves Washington — and her husband’s shadow — Monday […]

Why does Betsy D family yacht fly a foreign flag? Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ administration and the Cayman Islands

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BY DAVID SIROTA From Newsweek This story is being co-published with Capital&Main When someone untied a yacht owned by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s family, the episode was portrayed as an example of anti-Trump harassment. But the yacht’s foreign flag illustrated how an allegedly “America First” administration is full of moguls who have stashed […]

US City of Fear

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This story is a collaboration with The Marshall Project. From New York Mag 20,000 of New York’s immigrants have been identified for deportation since Trump took office. The rest worry they’ll be next. An estimated half a million New Yorkers are undocumented. Whether they’ve lived here for two months or 20 years, they came to this […]

Putin hedges Trump bet by dumping Treasuries to safeguard assets

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From Newsmax Russian officials are hoping Vladimir Putin’s rapport with Donald Trump will lead to rapprochement with the U.S. But they’re not taking any chances. A U.S. Treasury report this week appears to show Russia liquidating dollar assets at a record pace, selling four-fifths of its cache of U.S. government debt, $81 billion worth, over […]

OPINION: A monster of a President?

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By Ewin James How does a man become a monster, if men can become monsters ? How does an ordinary man, with the virtues and vices of other men become the worst person on earth so that to protect people from him he must be removed from his place of influence? Does he go to […]

A high-ranking Russian politician is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitle

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By Alison Millington from Business Insider A leading Russian politcian is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Alexander Sherin’s comments came after the US-led launch of missile strikes on Syria on Friday night. Russia has had military presence in Syria since 2015 and has warned there will be ‘consequences’ of the attacks. A high-ranking Russian […]

Cuba’s Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

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From BBC Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba’s new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is the first time since the revolution in 1959 that a Castro is not at the helm of the government. Mr Díaz-Canel had been serving as first vice-president for […]