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Protectionism 'doomed to failure': Xi says in swipe at US

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': Xi says in swipe at US Spicer added that he believes Trump values the counsel of Pence and called him a "tremendous partner". The US has complained about China being classified as a developing country and argues it gives an unfair advantage. He also warned that the USA could double the tariffs already imposed on Chinese goods. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison used his speech at APEC to strongly criticize the US-... [Full Article...]

Trump rips Theresa May in phone call, echoes Macron, Trudeau attack

Trump rips Theresa May in phone call, echoes Macron, Trudeau attack While the French president insisted the reference to the US was only to imply that Europe needed to rely less on the US, Trump launched into a days-long tirade against Macron and France. Mr Trump was heavily criticised for cancelling a visit to a USA war cemetery in France on Saturday due to "bad weather". "Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism", he said. [Full Article...]

Trump says he has completed written answers for Russian Federation investigation

Trump says he has completed written answers for Russian Federation investigation Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he wrote the answers to the questions himself. But it's, as far as I'm concerned, I like to take everything personally because you do better that way. Mr Trump's team of lawyers agreed to have the president submit written answers to questions relating to Russia's role in the election. And earlier this week, Mueller's office asked a federal... [Full Article...]

Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with Secretary of State Pompeo, CIA

Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with Secretary of State Pompeo, CIA Vice-President Mike Pence told reporters travelling with him at a summit of Pacific Rim nations in Papua New Guinea that he could not comment on "classified information". Shalaan on Thursday said Prince Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, knew nothing of the operation. Trump said: "I don't know". After the killing, one of the team members was was heard, on recording by a listening device plan... [Full Article...]

Trump Blames Forest Management For Wildfires Again During California Visit

Trump Blames Forest Management For Wildfires Again During California Visit Those comments echoed his initial reaction to the fires November 10 when he blamed the wildfires on poor forest management and threatened then to withhold federal payments. "We welcome the President's visit to California and are grateful for the quick response to our aid requests, the Democratic leaders said in a statement on Twitter ". [Full Article...]

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election

Netanyahu’s main coalition partner pushes for early election The two men have been locked in a tense rivalry, with Bennett often criticizing Netanyahu from the right. Netanyahu's coalition has 61 seats in the 120-member Knesset. "It is the first time in the history of the Palestinian armed struggle that 13 Palestinian armed wings in the Gaza Strip worked together in one joint operation room", said Sinwar, referring to 400 rockets fired in two days into Is... [Full Article...]

California wildfires: 65 confirmed dead and more than SIX HUNDRED people missing

California wildfires: 65 confirmed dead and more than SIX HUNDRED people missing At least 63 people have been confirmed dead so far in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 280km north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single United States wildfires since the turn of the last century. [Full Article...]

As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes

As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election. Ultimately, Gillum trailed DeSantis by more than 30,000 votes. Broward County has historically been a Democratic stronghold, but the machine recount on Thursday had Scott leading Nelson by about 12,600 vot... [Full Article...]

DOJ Reportedly Preparing to Prosecute WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

DOJ Reportedly Preparing to Prosecute WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Julian Assange , the WikiLeaks founder, has been charged under seal in the USA, prosecutors have accidentally revealed. Assange's name appeared at least twice in papers filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia , both times appearing to say that Assange has already been made the subject of his own case. [Full Article...]

Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones

Facebook Admits It ‘Encourages’ Employees to Use Android Smartphones, Not iPhones Following the Times investigation , Facebook ended its relationship with Definers, Facebook said in a blog post Thursday. Facebook has a semi-official ban on employees using Apple 's iPhones - allegedly because of Mark Zuckerberg's ire at Apple CEO Tim Cook. [Full Article...]

Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace'

Trump seethes against Russian Federation probe 'disgrace' While the full scope of Mueller's investigation remains classified, Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed him in May 2017 to investigate allegations of collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation. Dianne Feinstein of California, Jerry Nadler of NY, and Adam Schiff of California, wrote in a statement released Thursday that the Office of Legal Counsel's argument j... [Full Article...]

Ernst first female GOP senator elected to Republican leadership ranks since 2009

Ernst first female GOP senator elected to Republican leadership ranks since 2009 California Republicans, who had a really bad midterm election , did get one good piece of news today, as Kevin McCarthy was elected House Minority Leader in a surprisingly easy 159-43 victory over conservative leader Jim Jordan of OH, a founding member of the ever-fractious House Freedom Caucus. [Full Article...]

Explosive California wildfire wipes out town of Paradise

Explosive California wildfire wipes out town of Paradise The mandatory evacuations are now in effect for all of the city of Malibu and areas south of 101 Freeway from the Ventura County line to Malibu Canyon and southward to the ocean, according to the alert sent by the city. 9, 2018. Almost 800 kilometres to the south, a second blaze forced the evacuation of the upscale oceanside city of Malibu and threatened the beleaguered town of Thousand Oak... [Full Article...]

North Korea to deport American it claims was working for CIA

North Korea to deport American it claims was working for CIA State news agency KCNA said the man, whom it named as Bruce Byron Lowrance, had told officials he was "under the command" of USA spy agency the CIA. Bruce Byron Lowrance has been held in North Korea for a month after illegally entering the country from China. [Full Article...]

Trump Picks Retired General To Fill Vacancy As Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Trump Picks Retired General To Fill Vacancy As Ambassador To Saudi Arabia The Turkish Government allowed US CIA Director Gina Haspel to listen to the audio recording of events that took place inside the consulate and to the telephone conversations that took place between the team and Saudi Arabia , a senior Turkish official said. [Full Article...]

Israel defence minister urges early elections after resigning

Israel defence minister urges early elections after resigning There has always been speculation that elections will be called before November 2019, when they are due. He described the agreement as "capitulation to terror". I'll never forget [his promise]: 'Mark my words, if I become defense minister, [Hamas leader Ismail] Haniyeh will be dead within 48 hours, ' he said. [Full Article...]

Hamas 'strike Israeli army bus' with direct hit

Hamas 'strike Israeli army bus' with direct hit One man in Israel was seriously wounded after a bus close to the Gaza fence was hit by an anti-tank missile, according to ZAKA, a volunteer emergency response service. A Hamas leader, Ismael Radwan, said the Israeli operation "let the mediators know that the real murder is the Israeli occupation who keep attacking our people". [Full Article...]

Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed

Southeast Asian-centered trade pact delayed Lee's comments Wednesday confirmed earlier expectations that the 16 countries in the plan, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, would not meet their goal of finalizing the accord within this year. But stumbling blocks remain, including India's reluctance to open up its markets, particularly to Chinese firms. But New Delhi's delegation welcomed the incremental steps to... [Full Article...]

Woman whose fiance died in Lion Air crash takes wedding photos alone

Woman whose fiance died in Lion Air crash takes wedding photos alone The deliveries data came a day after Bloomberg News reported that USA pilot unions said they hadn't been notified or properly trained on a new safety system for the Max. If the pilots had recognized what the problem was, it would have been possible for them to isolate the faulty system and fly the aircraft safely in the traditional way . [Full Article...]

'Appalling' Khashoggi murder audio shocked Saudi official, says Erdogan

'Appalling' Khashoggi murder audio shocked Saudi official, says Erdogan President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also told reporters that Saudi Arabia had to "act fairly" and disclose those responsible for the October 2 killing of The Washington Post journalist to rid itself of "suspicion". "We gave them the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the British", he said in a televised speech. [Full Article...]


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