American domestic politics has experienced a new low with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi engaging in an unprecedented war of words on the issue of pull out of United States forces from Syria , a move that paved the way for Turkey to launch cross-border military operations against US-ally Kurdish forces.
Senator Warren defended herself and her plans by challenging her rivals to think big. Moderators asked Warren a question requiring a "yes" or a "no" answer, but she did not respond affirmatively to the question. Ronald Brownstein writes at The Atlantic . So even with her proposed wealth taxes, corporate surtaxes, increased estate taxes and wiping out President Donald Trump's tax cuts, she's still short a pretty big chunk of change.
Pelosi mockingly acknowledged the photos by making one of them her new Twitter banner, and on Thursday, a reporter asked her to provide context at that moment. Trump's attack on the speaker of the House are in contrast to the many kind things he's said about her in the past. According to Democrats, Trump began Wednesday's meeting with a "lengthy monologue" on Syria, and then "bragged about his "nasty" letter" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which the White House released ...
The couple have also, for the first time, brought with them a tour doctor. The governor had gifted a painting and a traditional artifact made of olive wood to the Duke of Cambridge while the CM Punjab presented a shawl to the Duchess. Kate Middleton plays cricket as she visits the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan , wearing a "shalwar kameez" by Gul Ahmed and Hampton Canvas sneakers.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech on Thursday (Oct 17) that the social media company had considered banning all political advertising but decided against it, erring on the side of greater expression. While Facebook as a private business is not required to honor the 1st Amendment on its sites, more than 2.7 billion people use its products around the world.
At least 15 people were killed Tuesday in a gunfight between Mexican military and armed men in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said, Xinhua reported. Guerrero is known for violence linked to organized crime and the army has been targeted on other occasions. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he was confident his crime-fighting strategy will help curb violence in Mexico, despite Monday's massacre of more than a dozen police officers.
Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her post in May ahead of schedule, testified last week to House impeachment investigators as part of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry of the president. Justice Department officials last month said criminal division prosecutors in Washington had examined Trump's July call with the Ukrainian president only for the narrow issue of potential campaign finance violations and determined there was no crime.
This visit appeared in the anonymous whistleblower complaint about Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine . "I don't know whether that was crap or what", Perry told the newspaper. Perry has tried to persuade Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, to build nuclear power plants using USA technology. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Marching orders: Sondland says Trump ordered him and other officials to work directly with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine , a directive Sondland says he was "disappointed" with but reluctantly followed. "Or we could do as President Trump directed and talk to Mr. Giuliani to address the President's concerns". "It was apparent to all of us that the key to changing the president's mind on Ukraine was Mr Giuliani ", he added.
The company's half-hearted efforts to fight rampant disinformation has reportedly always been plagued by fears of right-wing backlash ( prompted in part by a Gizmodo story from 2016 ), and a year ago Zuckerberg brought in a former GOP senator with a long history of bigoted remarks , Jon Kyl, to conduct a useless bias audit of Facebook's policies.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge , Prince William and Kate Middleton , on the fourth day of their royal tour of Pakistan, arrived in Lahore and visited SOS Children's Village and later played cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
The Catholic Church is targeting younger generations with the launch of its own wearable device: the 'Click to Pray eRosary.' Yes, that's its full and proper title. The Vatican is apparently anticipating success with the eRosary - it says it plans to release new versions with different "thematic rosaries" every year going forward.
The Irish backstop is an insurance policy to ensure the border between Northern Ireland (UK) and the Republic of Ireland (EU) remains completely open to trade, people and services, with the aim of preventing a hard border after Brexit. It has been replaced with a new backstop, or a "protocol," which keeps Northern Ireland aligned with the EU's rules on goods and, to some extent, on customs.
It has taken a little time, but it now appears that the United States and China have concluded a deal and declared a truce in their trade war. Trump has not yet decided whether to postpone or not the new 15 percent levy on US$160 billion of Chinese goods that include laptops, smartphones, and TVs on December 15.
Speaking after crisis talks with Erdogan in Ankara, Mr Pence said that under the deal all military operations would be paused to allow a pullback of Kurdish YPG militia over a 120-hour period. The deal was a major contribution to relations between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States , which have become strained in recent months.
A department official said, "If the White House was withholding aid in regards to the cooperation of any investigation at the Department of Justice, that is news to us". Then Pelosi batted that down as a goal, not a plan. Pelosi and Hoyer stood and left the meeting. "When there was a time of crisis, leaders should stay whether they like what is said or not and actually work to solve a problem." .
Real in Buenos Aires? The two are poised to face off on October 26, but after the Spanish government jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over a failed declaration of independence for Catalonia , there was outrage in the city of Barcelona - with thousands of protestors taking to the streets of the region to oppose the ruling as tensions soar all around Spain.
Public broadcaster NHK said 12 were missing and more than 220 injured after Typhoon Hagibis lashed through the Japanese archipelago at the weekend. Typhoon Hagibis has brought heavy rains and winds to Japan , leading to over 100 landslides across the country.
The United States is poised to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of imports of European Union goods on Friday after the World Trade Organization formally authorized an arbitrator's decision over subsidies to planemaker Airbus. Meanwhile the European Union has already published a preliminary list of USA goods that it would target with $12 billion of retaliatory levies related to the Boeing case.
A plane carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton was forced to abort landings at two airports in Pakistan on Thursday because of a severe thunderstorm, according to reports. Few of us have experienced turbulence as bad as that - and it's fair to say there were are a few faces on the flight. They will also visit the Chiatibo Glacier in Broghil National Park to see the devastating effects of climate change.
Hindsight: Sondland says he did indeed begin working with Giuliani , but he says he didn't understand "until much later that Mr. Giuliani's agenda might have also included an effort to prompt the Ukrainians to investigate Vice President Biden or his son or to involve Ukrainians, directly or indirectly, in the president's 2020 reelection campaign", per the Washington Post .
Prince William and Catherine took turns to bat at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and chatted to young players. Security is extremely tight for the trip, during which the couple is also set to visit Pakistan's second-largest city Lahore, once the capital of the Mughal Empire.
The British Parliament has rejected a Brexit deal three times in the past. First of all, British negotiators managed to persuade the European Union to agree that Northern Ireland will remain a part of the UK's customs territory permanently , meaning that residents of Northern Ireland will enjoy all the benefits of trade deals negotiated by the UK.
Cummings replied that government officials must stop making "hateful, incendiary comments" that distract the nation from its real problems, including mass shootings and white supremacy. The men were paired again when Gowdy chaired the House Oversight panel, where Cummings served as top Democrat before taking over as chairman in January.
Police found a man aged 58 and five young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 at the farm in the province of Drenthe , in the Netherlands. "He said he was the oldest and wanted to end the way they were living", Westerbeek added. "It is unclear if they resided there voluntarily". The local postal worker said he never once delivered a letter to the home. "They say they are a family, a father and five children".
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address the situation in Syria . Facing stinging criticism at home, Mr Trump this week slapped sanctions on top Turkish officials and imposed punitive tariffs on Turkish imports.
Obama said in a message Wednesday on Twitter that while he was president he was proud to work with Trudeau. "The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbours to the north support him for another term", Mr Obama wrote.
And that's what we should be focusing on'. In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday morning, however, Hunter Biden appeared to admit that his decision to join the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma while his father was serving as vice president was "poor judgment".
London time on Wednesday and they resumed talks on Wednesday morning, according to the reports. An EU official said "one of the major outstanding issues" was agreeing on Britain's application of common bloc rules and standards created to ensure fair competition.
Trump even tweeted a picture from the White House meeting room along with caption: "Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown". He said she's a "third-grade" politician. "I think you probably heard the reporting about what happened in that meeting that I just read, was that accurate?" "All roads with you lead to Putin", the speaker said.