August 3, 2021

Trump in UK: Pomp and protest as visit stokes culture war

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By James Cook From BBC News As the son of immigrants, Donald Trump has his own special relationship with the United Kingdom. His mother, Mary MacLeod, was born and raised in the village of Tong, on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, on Scotland’s wild and beautiful north-western fringe. A less Trumpian upbringing is hard […]

China reassures Caribbean amid trade tensions with US

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From Tribune242 By RICARDO WELLS AS trade tensions between the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America escalate, officials in Beijing this week recommitted the country to all of its ongoing projects and agreements in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Han Jing, counsellor for the Department of Latin America and Caribbean, […]

Leaked emails show UAE-backed lobbying effort against Tillerson

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By Mark Swanson From Newsmax A major fundraiser for President Donald Trump with potent ties to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been lobbying the president to fire Rex Tillerson, the BBC is reporting. Leaked emails obtained by BBC show businessman Elliott Broidy met with Trump in October lobbying for Tillerson’s dismissal over his lack […]

White House slams Bannon for leaking, false information

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump is blasting his former chief strategist Steve Bannon ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book.Trump says in a statement released Wednesday that when Bannon was fired, “he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” A forthcoming book by writer Michael Wolff offers a series of explosive […]

Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns

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By Julie Bykowicz Associated Press From Chicago Tribune For sale: Luxury waterfront escape. Comes with two villas and 5 acres of paradise. And perhaps a bit of goodwill from the president of the United States? President Donald Trump’s corporate trust is selling a multimillion-dollar Caribbean resort, presenting an enticing new way for a wealthy interest […]

Trump names Gen. H.R. McMaster as US National Security Adviser

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose Army […]

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns

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By Newsmax Wires From Newmax President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office. In a resignation letter, Flynn said […]

Obama renews designation of Cuba and Venezuela as national security threats

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From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — The United States declared a national emergency to deal with perceived “threats” in Cuba and Venezuela on Friday, along with Iran, Libya, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and countries that Washington claims “support terrorism.” The declarations effectively extend for another year economic sanctions already in place. President Barack Obama warned that […]

David Jessop: New uncertainties ahead for Cuba

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By David Jessop From The Jamaica Gleaner On November 28, the United States’ President-elect Donald Trump said, “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban-American people and the US as a whole, I will terminate deal.” His tweet, which used language seemingly designed to drive a wedge between […]

Breitbart Chief Bannon joins Trump campaign

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From Newsmax Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has slipped in the polls in recent weeks, has shaken up his campaign again. The billionaire real estate mogul is bringing in Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News as chief executive officer — effectively demoting campaign Chairman Paul Manafort — and promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. […]