Trump's chief strategist dumped from US National Security Council

President Donald Trump unexpectedly shook up the staff of the National Security Council, booting his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, from the influential group. Without knowledge or experience in Washington's bureaucratic constructs, the Trump Wh... More..

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Bannon calls reports of threat to quit 'absurd,' as insiders say otherwise

Critics said Mr Bannon's role on on the Security Council risked politicising foreign policy. "General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function". "Absurd", Bannon told ABC News when asked about the ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

UN Security Council strongly condemns N.Korea missile test

Kaspersky reportedly supplied evidence that Pyongyang was also directly responsible for hacks in over a dozen other nations and that the cash was likely used to fund North Korea's nuclear weapons program. that ...More..

Russia arrests three in subway bombing case
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Russia arrests three in subway bombing case

The security sources said the explosives discovered at the building, in the east of the city, bore similarities to the bomb which was found inside a fire extinguisher at St Petersburg's Ploshchad Vosstaniya met...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Hillary Clinton on election meddling: Russians 'will be back'

During the on-stage interview with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Clinton said sexism was partially to blame for her defeat. As members of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees roll up th...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Issues Trump Will Confront Chinese Leader About

This meeting comes as both presidents are rolling back human rights protections, impacting millions of people in China, the U.S. and across the globe. US President Donald Trump has told Japanese Prime Minister ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

China Seen Getting 'What It Wants' Out Of Presidential Summit With Trump

Trump said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated the need to impose secondary sanctions on North Korea if necessary. Even the two leaders "want to project themselves as very forceful, very ...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Don Rickles Passes Away at Age 90

He came under fire in 2012 for a joke that characterized President Barack Obama as a janitor. "He's a guy who's annoyed at you and things that just bother him". Warmth: The Don Rickles Project", a feature f...More..

Democrats block Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Democrats block Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Republicans are now voting to affirm a "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules to allow confirmation by a simple majority of 51 votes - a historic move. Mr McConnell accused Democrats of forcing his hand by ...More..

Yogi Adityanath's First Cabinet Meeting Today, 15 days After He Took Oath
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Yogi Adityanath's First Cabinet Meeting Today, 15 days After He Took Oath

BJP made the promise in its manifesto released on January 28 for the UP assembly election. 5000 wheat buying centres will be set up which will be monitored by the chief minister, a spokesman told reporters af...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Bitter accusations ahead of Senate Supreme Court showdown

On a party-line vote, all 52 Republicans voted to change the Senate rules to allow confirmation of Supreme Court justices on a simple majority vote. Republicans have called him superbly qualified for the jo...More..

Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns

So it came into question whether it was a diploma mill in general and whether that education was simply bought. Brown went on to concede that the district would probably be making changes to its vetting pro...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

YouTube to require 10000 views before videos can get ads

The social network will not allow ads on channels that have fewer than 10,000 views total, across all their posted videos. Google said early this week that it was using new artificial intelligence systems t...More..

by | Friday, April 07, 2017

British PM Refused to Wear Head Scarf in Saudi Arabia Trip

We will be continuing with that. Saudi Arabia is a major customer for British defense companies, an ally in countering terrorism and a wealthy oil-producing nation that May's government hopes to win over afte...More..

Officers find mock explosive device at Toronto airport
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Officers find mock explosive device at Toronto airport

The Chicago O'Hare-bound flight was delayed for hours from its scheduled 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) departure from Toronto. The passenger, however, said that it is "nerve-racking" to know that the plane has been h...More..

Russian Federation says Syrian support 'not unconditional' after attack
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Russian Federation says Syrian support 'not unconditional' after attack

Syria's regime and Russian Federation hit back Thursday at accusations that Damascus was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack, as pressure built for global action over what Washington called an "affront to h...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Chinese leader arrives for first face-to-face with Trump

Trump and Xi, joined by their wives, were slated to attend a welcome dinner Thursday night, followed by policy discussions on Friday. "Not every high level summit necessarily ends positively", Cheng says. Com...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump drops Steve Bannon from National Security Council

During his time on the council, Bannon attended at most one, possibly two meetings of the NSC according to the Washington Post . Even as Bannon lost a national security credential, Jared Kushner, the pre...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

South African unions demand President Zuma resign

Previous motions of no confidence brought by the opposition have been stifled by the ruling ANC, which enjoys a majority in Parliament with 249 of the 400 National Assembly seats. "They've further pledged tha...More..

Rep. Maxine Waters: O'Reilly needs
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters: O'Reilly needs "to go to jail'"

Photo of Bill O'Reilly courtesy of YouTube. According to the Hill , O'Reilly's ratings have skyrocketed amid the ongoing scandal at Fox News, with more than 3.76 million people watching Tuesday night's editi...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

S Africa opposition asks court to cancel removal of finance minister

Ironically, it's not clear whether Zuma's motives in this latest initiative are entirely corrupt. What comes afterward may be better and it may be worse, but the familiar ANC-ruled South Africa of the past qu...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Arab leaders set to oppose Trump Mideast policy shifts

The French diplomat congratulated Jordan for the success of the summit and its "distinguished level". In reaffirming the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, the summit undercut Israel's proposal of a regional peace...More..

White House releases financial disclosures of top staff
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

White House releases financial disclosures of top staff

Hours before the White House began on Friday to release the disclosures - which are required by law and must be made public - press secretary Sean Spicer sought to present the wealth of senior staff in a positi...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Putin slams US election meddling claims as 'lies'

Russian President Vladimir Putin repeated his claims that his government played no part in the 2016 USA election. He said: "I don't think it's in the interests of the majority of the American people to bring ...More..

Gibraltar says Spanish navy ship entered its waters: 'incursion' or 'routine?'
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Gibraltar says Spanish navy ship entered its waters: 'incursion' or 'routine?'

Spain frequently sends ships to patrol Gibraltar's waters, but the enclave's role in the Brexit negotiations added a sense of urgency to the latest confrontation. It said that one of the two patrol vessels th...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Germany: 20 probed on suspicion of spying for Turkey

Responding to a motion from Sevim Dağdelen, a member of the Left Party, the German government said investigations are being conducted into 20 people for carrying out spying activities on followers of the Gülen ...More..

SA downgrade communicated last week, says Gigaba
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

SA downgrade communicated last week, says Gigaba

Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas were fired by President Jacob Zuma last week when he announced a Cabinet reshuffle. Since Zuma recalled Gordhan from his worldwide investment road shows last week Mo...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Calm urged in South Africa protests against president

But organisers say they have submitted documents earlier this morning. "They are saying they are going to defend Zuma", Masango added. "We have been at Church Square in the proximity for days now". Molifi M...More..

University of Utah announces varsity esports program
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

University of Utah announces varsity esports program

According to Bloomberg , the first varsity eSports team will compete in Riot's League of Legends collegiate league . The school will first offer partial scholarships to gamers, but plans to offer full sch...More..

Kremlin critic jailed for protests
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Kremlin critic jailed for protests

Peskov said the Kremlin views Russian citizens' right to express their opinion in pre-approved protests "with respect", but that Sunday's demonstrations were illegal. Navalny was detained while walking to the ...More..

Census 2016 figures show a drop in Donegal's population
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Census 2016 figures show a drop in Donegal's population

The average age of the population has risen from 36 to 37.4 years - with the number of males over 65 increasing by 22% and the number of females over 65 increasing by 16.7%. "Together, these will provide a comp...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

In shake up, Rick Perry moves into Trump's national security inner circle

Bush administration. "Rebekah Mercer prevailed upon him to stay", one person told Politico . Bannon's place on the committee had been a subject of intense controversy when the move was announced in January...More..

Ex-Nigerian oil minister charged with money laundering - financial crimes agency
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Ex-Nigerian oil minister charged with money laundering - financial crimes agency

However after their plea were taken, Oyedepo, informed the court that despite the not guilty plea of all the accused persons, one of them, Christian Nwosu , had applied to the commission to enter into a plea b...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Suspected accomplices of St Petersburg bomber arrested

Residents have been evacuated and explosives experts have started working at the scene. On Tuesday, the Russian Investigative Committee revealed that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from Centra...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

EU expands sanctions against North Korea as Trump meets Xi

Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said in Tokyo, where he was meeting Japanese Self Defence Force commanders and foreign ministry officials. Analysts have said Wednesday's launch of a ballistic missil...More..