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White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon White House officials believed Kelly was close to resigning after he got into a heated argument that turned into a shouting match with national security adviser John Bolton in October. Kelly has had a tougher relationship with Trump than his predecessor did and instituted more restrictions around who could reach the president. Trump said last month he was considering several Cabinet changes, t... [Full Article...]

Police Arrest People as Shop is Looted in Paris

Police Arrest People as Shop is Looted in Paris Protesters and French police clashed in Paris on Saturday, marking the fourth weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government and his economic policies. "This silence becomes contempt for the nation", the mayor, Gael Perdriau, of the opposition conservative party, said on BFMTV. "Protests and riots all over France", Trump tweeted . [Full Article...]

Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes

Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes The chairman is the highest-ranking officer in the US military and is the top military adviser to the president. President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Army Gen. Milley's nomination will need to be confirmed by the Senate. Milley also served as a Green Beret, one of the US Army's most elite teams. A native of Massachusetts, Milley holds degrees from Princeton Uni... [Full Article...]

Republicans had warnings of vote fraud before North Carolina election

Republicans had warnings of vote fraud before North Carolina election Unofficial ballot totals showed Republican Mark Harris ahead of Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes in the 9th Congressional District. Harris' campaign has denied any knowledge of potentially illegal behavior that took place on his behalf. [Full Article...]

British backpacker's disappearance in New Zealand being treated as suspected murder

British backpacker's disappearance in New Zealand being treated as suspected murder He will remain in custody until Monday morning when he will appear in the Auckland District Court, police said . "Grace is no longer alive; this is now a murder investigation", DI Scott Beard of Auckland city police said. She had been travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks, after a six-week trip through South America. The body of missing British tourist Grace Millane has been found by ... [Full Article...]

President Trump announces picks for attorney general, United Nations ambassador

President Trump announces picks for attorney general, United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley has held the United Nations post since the beginning of Trump's administration and said she would stay in the job through the end of the year. I think about sleeping in. I do. She will learn the brief. Since Haley announced her departure, the United States has become more aggressive in insisting budgets for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa be frozen or cut. [Full Article...]

French soccer game postponed because of expected protests

French soccer game postponed because of expected protests He refused to answer any questions from journalists about the situation in Paris . Authorities were caught off-guard by the escalation in violence after two weeks of nationwide unrest against fuel taxes and high living costs, known as the " yellow vest " movement after the fluorescent jackets worn by the protesters. [Full Article...]

Trump has found a replacement for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Trump has found a replacement for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley She became the State Department's spokeswoman in April 2017 and was named earlier this year as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Nauert to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations. Just 18 months ago, she wasn't even in government. [Full Article...]

Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance

Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Internet Ignorance Last week, Giuliani took to his Twitter account to decry special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. A spokesperson told Fortune that the company's "service worked as designed". The tweet was well reported by the media but Giuliani's return to the topic has only fueled visits to the site, TechCrunch reported. [Full Article...]

Trump discusses 2nd DPRK summit with S. Korea's Moon

Trump discusses 2nd DPRK summit with S. Korea's Moon Mr Moon's comments came one day after he met the US President at the G20 economic summit in Argentina . Kim sharply raised tensions with nuclear and missile tests last year, but suddenly reached out to South Korea and the United States this year with a vague nuclear disarmament pledge. [Full Article...]

Senators place blame on Saudi crown prince

Senators place blame on Saudi crown prince But they remain sharply divided over how to do so. The U.S. has slapped sanctions on Saudis involved in the murder. So far, President Trump has given the Saudi crown prince the benefit of the doubt about his role in the incident. "I went in believing the crown prince was directly responsible or at least complicit in this and my feelings were strengthened by the information we were given", Durb... [Full Article...]

Trump to attend Bush’s funeral, won’t deliver eulogy

Trump to attend Bush’s funeral, won’t deliver eulogy Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. A Connecticut Yankee from a wealthy family who moved to Texas to be an oilman, Bush has been eulogized as a president with a keen sense of civility and duty. [Full Article...]

Search underway after 2 Marine aircraft crash off coast of Japan

Search underway after 2 Marine aircraft crash off coast of Japan Japanese search-and-rescue aircraft immediately responded to the emergency, the Marine Corps statement said. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it occurred during a refueling exercise. The aircraft are based in the US Marine Corps base in Iwakuni, west of Hiroshima. It said in a statement that the accident is under investigation and gave no further details. [Full Article...]

British MPs deal PM May stinging rebuke on Brexit

British MPs deal PM May stinging rebuke on Brexit Britain's ministers have been forced to back down on Tuesday after parliament found the government was contempt over an order to publish full legal advice on prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU. "As MPs begin to debate Theresa May's bad deal, many will be reflecting on how it compares with the deal we've now got". "And despite some of the bogus claims that have been ma... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi murder: WhatsApp messages may offer clues to killing

Khashoggi murder: WhatsApp messages may offer clues to killing Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis said the question of holding the killers responsible and the strategic importance of the US-Saudi relationship were separate issues. After weeks of saying he had left the consulate alive, the Saudi administration later admitted he was killed there, blaming his death on a group of rogue Saudi operatives. [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama wants to ‘offer message of hope’

Michelle Obama wants to ‘offer message of hope’ It's not always enough to lean in because that s-- doesn't work all the time". However, she is not the First Lady any more and she has been busy promoting her book , " Becoming ". Obama quickly apologised for swearing, New York Magazine reported . "What do you think, honey, should I roll up my sleeves?" The former United States first lady Michelle Obama, who has written a book called Be... [Full Article...]

‘A Smoking Saw’: US Senators Leave CIA Briefing Convinced MBS Killed Khashoggi

‘A Smoking Saw’: US Senators Leave CIA Briefing Convinced MBS Killed Khashoggi Graham was just one of several senators, Republican and Democrat, who delivered blistering attacks on Saudi Arabia and the crown prince following the closed-door briefing. Ms Haspel annoyed Senators last week when she failed to appear before them when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed the issue . [Full Article...]

Comey drops fight against House subpoena

Comey drops fight against House subpoena But in an emergency court hearing Friday, Comey's attorneys acknowledged that the request to quash the congressional subpoena was unorthodox, suggesting the motion had little chance of succeeding. "If Mr. Comey's deposition were to be stayed, it would have a profound impact on the Committee's investigation and prevent the Committee from providing a full accounting of DOJ's actions in 2016". [Full Article...]

Ukraine's ports partially unblocked by Russian Federation, says Kiev

Ukraine's ports partially unblocked by Russian Federation, says Kiev President Petro Poroshenko is fearful that Putin could try to seize the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk , located around the Sea of Azov. The situation came to a head late last month when Russian Federation fired at, damaged and subsequently seized three Ukrainian navy vessels, along with 24 crew members who now face charges of illegal border crossing. [Full Article...]

State Funeral to Honor Former US President George H.W. Bush

State Funeral to Honor Former US President George H.W. Bush Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called him "a flawless American" for how "he served the country in so many capacities". President Donald Trump has sent a presidential airplane to Texas to fly Bush's body to Washington. The heartwarming image of Sully by the casket was tweeted by Jim McGrath, former President Bush's spokesman, on Sunday night. The image shows the former President's ser... [Full Article...]


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