As a man noted for his simple tastes and who does not seem receptive to new and exotic foods, Donald Trump presents a challenge for banquet organisers where the US president is the guest of honour. (Snip) The dishes on the menu included coconut-flavoured chicken soup, seafood chowder, Kung Pao chicken, stewed beef steak in tomato sauce, braised vegetables in premium broth and grouper fillets in hot chilli oil. Local delicacies that disturb Western culinary sensibilities, such as thousand-year-old eggs and bird’s nests, or like shark’s fin soup raise ethical concerns, were definitely off the menu. Lei Jun, the founder of tech
The Trump administration marked this week’s 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution by declaring a National Day for the Victims of Communism. The New York Times marked the same anniversary in a different way: by running a series of articles extolling the virtues of communism. The irony of the series’ title, “Red Century,” seems lost on the Times’s editors. The 20th century was “red” indeed — red with the blood of communism’s victims. The death toll of communism, cited in “The Black Book of Communism,” is simply staggering: In the USSR, nearly 20 million dead; China, 65 million; Vietnam, 1 million;
One of the women accusing Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety reportedly worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a new report claims. Deborah Wesson Gibson, who told The Washington Post that she briefly dated Moore when she was 17 and he was 34, founded the language interpreting company, Signs of Excellence, and has worked for a number of democratic campaigns, according to Alabama Local News. The company’s Facebook page shows Gibson working for and posing with several democratic candidates at political rallies including 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, former Sen.
Former Massachusetts governor and failed president candidate Mitt Romney took opportunity to weigh in on the whole Roy Moore matter — the one that finds him ensnarled in a web of allegations of sexual improprieties with underage and young girls — and call for the former Alabama judge to immediately “step aside” and abandon his Senate aspirations. No need to wait on proof. To Romney, the allegations are bad enough. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections,” he said, The Hill reported. (Snip) Indeed, Several other Republicans have come forward to say or suggest the same as
President Trump marked Veterans Day in Vietnam Friday by spending time with seven U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War, calling them “great warriors” and a “national treasure.” “You are the heroes who fulfill your duty to our nation,” Mr. Trump told the veterans. “And each of you, under the most difficult conditions, did what you had to do, and you did it well.” The event took place at a hotel in Da Nang, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. The president is in the midst of a 12-day tour of Asia. One of the veterans, Max Morgan,
The Republican Party´s Senate campaign apparatus has severed ties with Roy Moore, a day after the Alabama Senate candidate was accused of engaging in sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his early 30s. According to Federal Election Commission records, the National Republican Senatorial Committee removed itself Friday from a joint fundraising agreement with Moore´s campaign. The Alabama Republican Party and the Republican National Committee still belong to the agreement. NRSC Chair and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner called the allegations against Moore "deeply troubling" after the Washington Post broke the story on Thursday. "If these allegations are
If and when the Amazon founder and CEO reaches that mark, will he become the world’s first $100 billion man? The answer isn’t entirely clear. Bezos will, however, certainly be the first person to officially cross the $100 billion threshold in a very long time. Jeff Bezos is already ranked as the world’s richest person. Now his net worth is on the verge of hitting a mind-blowing $100 billion. Bezos has seen his wealth climb $31 billion thus far in 2017, as investors see Amazon become ever more valuable as it moves from traditional e-commerce to new frontiers like groceries
The man carried out a lethal stabbing attack at a supermarket in Germany after Israel placed metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem´s Temple Mount, blaming the country for inaction. Germany´s federal prosecutor charged a Palestinian man with murder and attempted murder in six additional cases on Friday. According to the indictment, the prosecutor´s office said it was important for the 26-year-old Palestinian Ahmad A. "to kill as many German nationals of the Christian faith as possible. He wanted to be viewed in the context of an Islamic attack, and understood as a contribution to worldwide Jihad." Ahmad allegedly murdered one man
A 65-year-old Jewish man was killed after he was run over and dragged for roughly two blocks in Brooklyn and left to die in the road in front of his wife, local media report. Police said the suspect´s van and the other vehicle, which the victim´s wife was driving, were involved in a minor accident in Bay Ridge around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and stopped at the intersection of 65th Street and Third Avenue. The 65-year-old man, identified as Gavriel Mardaknayevy of Brooklyn, got out of his wife´s car and tried to confront the 55-year-old driver of the other vehicle, according
In May, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a lawsuit by the families of the victims of Benghazi against Hillary Clinton. Judge Jackson decided that the families couldn’t sue Hillary either for wrongful death or for defamation. That isn’t too surprising as Jackson is a former Clinton donor who had been appointed by Obama. And a Clinton donor should never have been ruling on a Clinton case. But now Judge Jackson will be presiding over the Paul Manafort case. Presiding over Manafort’s indictment is Judge Deborah A. Robinson. Judge Robinson’s most prominent previous case was the Berger trial.
MANATEE - The investigation into unconfirmed reports of a large cat or tiger roaming around East Manatee County continued Friday. An off-duty Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy was contacted Thursday evening by a Myakka City woman, said sheriff’s office spokesman Dave Bristow. “A teenager told their mother that they saw what they thought were large cats,” off of Crosby Road, Bristow said. Although deputies and officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission canvassed the area, Bristow said, no large cats or tigers were found. FWC is leading the investigation. “What the teenager saw is we don’t know,” Bristow said. “She
More of Sen. Rand Paul´s neighbors are speaking out and casting doubt on reports that a mere "landscaping dispute" led to the attack a week ago that left the Republican lawmaker hospitalized with six broken ribs. As the suspect — 59-year-old neighbor and anesthesiologist Rene Boucher — pleads not guilty to a single misdemeanor assault charge, the motive for what Paul´s office describes as a “blindside” remains a total mystery. The New York Times initially reported neighborhood chatter suggesting a long-running landscaping disagreement led to last Friday’s attack in Kentucky.
Lilly Ross was “terrified” but “excited” to meet the man who had been given her husband´s face. Calen “Rudy” Ross had killed himself in 2016, but in death had given a gift to others — his lungs, his kidneys, his face. And although she admitted she probably wasn´t quite ready, Ross braced herself to see a part of her husband that was living on. “You look really good,” she told Andy Sandness, embracing him like she had known him all her life. “Thank you so much,” he responded. As the two sat together in a hospital library, Ross reached out and touched the face
Charleston, SC – In preparation for Friday night’s event at the Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center which will feature former White House Strategist Steve Bannon, there will be several road closures in place. According to The Citadel, no one will be able to park on Hagood Avenue between Fishburne Avenue and Congress Street after 2:00 p.m. Any cars that remain in this area after that time will be towed at the owner’s expense. This same area will be shutdown to traffic starting at 3:00 p.m. and will not open until 11:30 p.m. The Hagood Avenue and Summerall gates to The Citadel
Louis C.K. has released a statement admitting guilt and apologizing following accusations from multiple women of sexual misconduct — including claims he masturbated in front of them or while on the phone — that ran Thursday in the New York Times. “These stories are true,” “These stories are true,” C.K. says in a statement sent by his rep Lewis Kay. “At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d–k without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d–k isn’t a question.
The Windy City’s population is falling again this year as nearly two residents per day are blown away by gunfire or carved to death by knives. [Snip] Mayor Emanuel’s machine City Council is focused on another critical urban issue: Pedestrians texting while crossing the street. Also talking on cells. Chicago is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. But not for walking texters. With all the city’s other crime clearly under control, the proposed municipal legislation would have Chicago police officers monitoring crosswalks for “distracted walking” — pedestrians texting or talking on a cell within city crosswalks
It’s still very early, of course. But right now it looks like last Sunday’s killing rampage during religious services in Sutherland Springs, Texas, will also claim the life of the small, clapboard church itself. Twenty-six people, including an unborn child and nine other children, were gunned down at the First Baptist Church in Texas’ worst mass shooting. [Snip] So deep and raw remain the emotional wounds from that Sabbath shooting that Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost his own 14-year-old daughter Annabelle, has told Southern Baptist Convention leaders that any further services in that bullet-riddled church would be too painful for
I am really sorry that John McCain suffers from a brain affliction, but he continues to play an active role in politics, and so I must call him out when he does something really outrageous. Yesterday, Sen. McCain called on Judge Roy Moore to "immediately step aside" after unproven allegations of sexual impropriety were published in a liberal newspaper. No waffling about "if true..." That is a standard Senator McCain did not apply to himself under similar circumstances. During his 2008 presidential bid, the New York Times published a story alleging sexual misconduct with a female lobbyist. McCain fought it.
Now that Bowe Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion in combat, taxpayers may owe him several hundred thousand dollars in back pay and benefits. [Snip] It might strike some taxpayers as somewhat goofy that Bergdahl could be entitled to a large sum of money for willingly walking off his Army guard post in Paktika province in mid-2009 and then spending several years in Taliban captivity. In a highly controversial 2014 move, Barack Obama, who wanted the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility emptied anyway, swapped five senior Taliban leaders imprisoned there for Bergdahl’s release.
A VEHICLE has driven into a group of people in front of a high school near Toulouse in a "deliberate attack". Early reports indicated that three people were injured in the collision outside Saint-Exupéry high school in Blagnac, Haute-Garonne near Toulouse in France. Three Chinese students were injured in the collision that occurred at around 4pm, local time. A 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were slightly injured, while a 23-year-old woman is in a more serious condition. The driver attempted to drive off but was stopped by police and arrested straight away. As he was arrested by police he told them he
ANGELA Merkel is facing a domestic crisis after a poll suggested most Germans do not want the three-party coalition she is desperately trying to form. Following her election disaster, the German Chancellor is attempting to form a partnership with the Greens and pro-business FDP. But a poll published this week showed 52 per cent of Germans think the so-called Jamaica coalition would be bad for the country. Just 45 per cent thought it would be a good thing, a fall in support of 12 per cent from a previous survey last month. Three per cent were unsure.
This is just a report at this time— We will post any updates—(Snip) A Navy veteran who served 22 years for his country and then served in the Secret Service claims a family friend who lives in Alabama told his wife that a Washington Post reporter “named Beth” approached her and offered her THOUSANDS to accuse Judge Roy Moore of inappropriate sexual advances! Of course this is HUGE news if true. Doug Lewis #MAGA @umpire43 A family friend who lives in Alabama just told my wife that a WAPO reporter named Beth offered her 1000$ to accuse Roy Moore???? 7:35 PM - Nov
According to the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley A. Strassel, Clinton’s role in the Fusion GPS dossier “was one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history.” The Clinton camp was not only involved with the dossier’s procurement, but Comey’s FBI had a short lived agreement to reimburse those who shelled out funds for it. WSJ reports: "The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shook hands Friday in Da Nang, Vietnam as participants in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit met for a group photo. The two presidents stood next to each other and waved at onlookers as shutters snapped. Like every other world leader in attendance, Trump and Putin continued one of the annual summit´s odder traditions, ditching neckties and dark suits in favor of matching blue silk shirts. Trump is rarely photographed in anything other than a suit or a golf shirt. (Photos) Every president and prime minister at the Da Nang event played along, although Putin upstaged Trump
Ryan “Birdman” Parrot, former Navy SEAL and founder and CEO of the non-profit Sons of the Flag joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to discuss his organization’s mission, as well as specific veterans’ issues his organization helps address and Veterans Day in general. Asked about celebrating Veterans Day, Parrot said on Friday, “We celebrate it by raising money for specific veterans who have been burned – and firefighters – but if you’re looking for something bold to do, go to a local cemetery and look at the soldiers who are sitting in that cemetery. You might not know
Breitbart News exec and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon ripped into the Washington Post Thursday night at the 603 Alliance’s “Taking On The Establishment” fundraiser in Manchester, NH — calling the paper, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, “purely part of the apparatus of the Democratic Party,” citing its similar hit pieces on Judge Roy Moore and then-candidate Donald Trump. From CBS News: At a speech in New Hampshire Thursday night, GOP strategist Steve Bannon compared the accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to the release of President Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” video during the 2016 election.