'That's too bad': Donald Trump criticised for response to news ten sailors missing, five injured after US warship collides with oil tanker near Singapore
- 2017-08-21 08:38:43Z
Ten US sailors were missing after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker in southeast Asia, the second serious accident involving American Navy ships in the region in little more than two months. Returning to the White House on Sunday night, President Donald Trump responded to reporters' questions about the accident by saying: "That's too bad." Strongly criticised on social media for his response, he later tweeted: "Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway." Search and rescue efforts were launched after the USS John S McCain was involved in a collision with the Alnic MC east of Singapore and the...
WASHINGTON - John Kelly led tens of thousands of Marines in Iraq's treacherous Anbar Province, was in charge of the entire U.S. military presence in Central and South America, yet now may have come across someone even he cannot manage: The guy in the West Wing office a few steps away from his, the president of the United States.
In the Spanish border town of Ripoll, everyone knows each other -- making it all the more shocking to residents that jihadists believed responsible for this week's deadly twin attacks lived among them. The attackers killed 14 people and left 120 others wounded, using vehicles to mow down pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday and in the nearby Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils early Friday. At least seven of the 12 suspects grew up or lived in Ripoll.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York state court system's longtime communications chief was fired Thursday after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work at his $166,000-a-year job.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says President Donald Trump must be removed from office following his explosive comments defending participants in a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
An attack on the rogue state would require a substantial military build-up in the region.
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By James Oliphant BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked his own party's Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, for a second day on Thursday, complaining from the steps of his private New Jersey golf club about Republicans' failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. In the aftermath of last month's collapse in the Senate of a years-long Republican campaign to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, Trump has berated McConnell and other Republican senators, urging them to return to the divisive issue of reforming the U.S. healthcare insurance system. Many senators, including McConnell, have been making the case that it is time to move on to...
Kenya's disputed election was thrown into further turmoil on Thursday after the losing opposition said the result had been faked and demanded its leader be handed the presidency. Amid mounting anxiety in a country haunted by its history of post-election violence, Raila Odinga's opposition coalition accused the body responsible for conducting the poll of deliberately denying its leader the presidency. Widening an alleged conspiracy to hand re-election to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the opposition said that a "whistleblower" at the electoral commission had disclosed the existence of a hidden database showing that Mr Odinga had beaten his rival by 250,000 votes. Map: Kenya counties "We...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A dispute over Kenya's presidential election intensified Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga said an unofficial tally showed that he won - a claim that conflicted with a provisional official result that put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.
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The border standoff began when India opposed China's plan to extend a border road through a disputed plateau which Bhutan says is its Doklam region and China claims as part of its Donglang region.
Now Trump has warned Pyongyang it faces "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it continues to threaten the United States with nuclear weapons. Here are some key quotes from the mercurial Trump's escalating war of words with North Korea.
It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. Now a new report drafted by scientists from 13 government agencies contains even grimmer news: the effects of climate change are already being felt, and it is "extremely" likely that more than half of global mean temperature increase since 1951 has been caused by human activity. The so-far unreleased 545-page Climate Science Special Report has been approved by the National Academy of Sciences.
The Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump's apocalyptic warning over North Korea's weapons programme. Escalating tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions sent a shiver through markets worldwide and pushed the dollar to below 109.7 yen in afternoon forex trade to an eight-week low against the safe haven currency, piling more pressure on Japanese stocks. Tokyo's blue-chip index tumbled 1.3 percent to its lowest close since late May after the Dow's winning streak of nine straight records ended following Trump's sharp rhetoric of "fire and fury", with the main European bourses also opening...
Donald Trump's dire threats of conflagration aimed at Pyongyang are likely to add yet more unpredictability to an already dangerous nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula. The US president's "fire and fury" rhetoric echoed the language of North Korean propaganda, and served as the reminder that on both sides of the lines in the confrontation, there are now volatile and brittle leaders, each insecure in their position and anxious to bolster their strongman image. In response to comments by US president Donald Trump that North Korea would face "fire and the fury like the world has never seen" if it continued nuclear threats, Pyongyang said it was "carefully examining" a plan for a...
Two of the attackers were killed and eight were captured, President Nicolas Maduro said on state television, claiming the group of "mercenaries" -- whose total number he put at around 20 -- had ties to Colombia and the United States. In Valencia, a major northwestern city, military helicopters flew overhead as tactical armored vehicles patrolled the streets in a climate of tension.
Fishermen at a Tunisian port on Sunday prevented a ship carrying far-right anti-immigration activists from docking, dealing a fresh blow to a controversial mission aimed at disrupting the flow of migrant boats from north Africa to Europe. Chartered by extremist group "Generation Identity", the C-Star passed through waters off Libya on Saturday. It briefly tailed the Aquarius, operated by French group SOS Mediterranee, one of several NGO boats conducting search and rescue operations in an area notorious for deadly migrant boat sinkings.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaked transcripts of presidential calls aren't just embarrassing to Donald Trump. They could undermine faith in Washington's ability to protect confidential conversations and intelligence, and have a chilling effect on American diplomacy.
Mayor Bill De Blasio criticized Dunkin' Donuts after an alleged incident involving two NYPD officers who said they were denied service at the chain's Brooklyn store by one of their employees.
US President Donald Trump reluctantly signed off on new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, bowing to domestic pressure and putting efforts to improve ties with the Kremlin in peril. "It ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration," Medvedev boldly declared on his Facebook page. Trump signed the legislation behind closed doors, after failed White House efforts to scupper or water down the bill.
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Japan has lodged a protest with China over what it described as suspicious activity in a maritime area rich in gas deposits in the East China Sea, officials said Tuesday. The two countries have a longstanding dispute over islands in the East China Sea controlled by Japan, which knows them as Senkaku, and claimed by China, which calls them Diaoyu. "We confirmed that China is engaged in some kind of activity by stopping mobile drilling ships" near the median line separating the two countries' exclusive economic zones (EEZ) in the area, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades. How does the small, isolated country keep getting what it wants and needs?
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Monday he had not recently spoken to Donald Trump on the phone, after the US leader boasted his counterpart had called him to praise his border policy. Mr Trump made the comments as he presented his new chief of staff, former Homeland Security secretary John Kelly, who is tasked with restoring order to a White House beset by scandal, infighting and legislative defeats. "At Homeland, what he has done has been nothing short of miraculous," Mr Trump said of Mr Kelly. "As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they're close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me - they said their southern...
Sanctions freeze Venezuelan president's assets under US jurisdiction and prevent US citizens from doing business with him Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro celebrates the results of the election in Caracas. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images
Every Monday I wake up with the rest of the United States and say to myself, "I really don't think the country's week can be any more insane than it was last week," and by about Monday afternoon or Tuesday, latest, I am shaming myself for being so foolish. Here we are again. SEE ALSO: Quiz: Who said it? Anthony Scaramucci or a Real Housewife? New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci resigned on Monday barely a week after he took the job and a few weeks before his official start date. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned because of this dude. This guy came on staff and immediately started throwing verbal haymakers in the direction of...
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants
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Once a Kenyan success story, homegrown Nakumatt supermarkets are grappling with product shortages so severe even the country's best-known cartoonist has taken notice, lampooning the company's slogan in a recent drawing as, "You need it, we don't have it". "It's what I call a perfect storm, where a series of events have come together to create the position that we're in," said Andrew Dixon, a former executive with Britain's Tesco supermarket recently hired to head up Nakumatt's marketing. The chain's position today is indeed a tenuous one: Nakumatt has become so bad at paying its bills that some suppliers demand to be paid upfront or refuse to deliver.
By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and other partner countries on Sunday, a day before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the ex-Soviet nation. About 2,800 soldiers from the United States, Britain, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovenia, Armenia and Georgia were taking part in the maneuvers, with Washington dispatching an entire mechanized company including several Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks. Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said the drills were an important event for the South Caucasus republic.
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What's happening? On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will witness an eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, the moment will see the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle seen from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. 10 amazing places in America to watch the 2017 solar eclipse Who will see it? Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe - including the UK - will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Thai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $1 billion fine she faces for her administration's controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday. Thailand's first female prime minister, whose government was toppled in a 2014 coup, is already facing up to a decade in jail for allegedly failing to stop graft in the subsidy programme that targeted her party's rural farming base. Yingluck's lawyer confirmed Tuesday that at least seven accounts had now been locked.
Elon Musk isn't the only expert who thinks we need to regulate AI soon. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. Musk's warnings that AI poses an "existential threat" may have been a bit dramatic, but he's not the only expert hoping for some kind of government regulation of AI.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has deployed military police to monitor the cease-fire in a safe zone in the eastern suburbs of Syria's Damascus, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Monday.
Five people were killed and nearly a dozen injured in separate shootings in Mexico City on Sunday, authorities said, adding to a growing death toll in the capital which has largely been spared the criminal violence plaguing the country. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot four people in a bar in the gritty Llano Redondo neighborhood on the city's southwestern fringe early on Sunday morning, according to the local attorney general's office. Then on Sunday afternoon, a 45-year-old woman and a man of 55 were fatally shot at a street market in the sprawling borough of Iztapalapa on the eastern edge of Mexico City, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
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