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Trump Brushes off Putin, says fewer diplomats saves US a lot of money

President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic employees from Russia, instead thanking Putin and insisting it would save the U.S. significant cash. In remarks to reporters at his golf course in central New Jersey, Trump dismissed Putin’s move, saying he “greatly’ appreciated Putin’s help cutting down the payroll at the U.S. State Department. “I want to thank him because ... Read More »

Before a war with North Korea, we should see this

Despite bellicose rhetoric coming from US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, analysts say there are no signs the US is planning a first strike on North Korea or that Kim will make good on threats to hit the US territory of Guam. The US military isn’t in any position right now to strike North Korea with the kind of campaign that would be needed to ... Read More »

Good News as Qatar Ends Visa Requirements For 80 Nations, See Full List

“Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries around the world,” says Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker of state-owned Qatar Airways, as the small nation announced that it will issue waivers rather than visas — and won’t be charging for the service. The change, which is effective immediately, means that people from the U.S. and other countries are now able to enter Qatar “with no paperwork, no payment ... Read More »

91-year-old grandma bags Bachelor’s degree

A 91-year-old woman identified as Kim-Iun Jinakul has graduated from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. The old woman’s family escorted her to the university on Wednesday, August 9, to collect her Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology. According to the grandmother, her childhood dream was to learn because knowledge is an important part of self-development. She noted that she had applied to study at the university in 1998 but due to ... Read More »

400-year-old church emerges from reservoir as water levels drop

As water levels dropped from a Mexican reservoir, something rather surprising occurred. A 400-year-old colonial church emerged, as if it was a ghost attempting to come back to life. A drought this year hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, dropping the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by a whopping 82 feet. The church is 183 feet long and 42 feet wide, with its walls rising 30 feet. A ... Read More »

North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said it was “the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation”. Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, claiming it now had the ability to hit the US. However, experts doubt the capability of the missiles to hit their targets. The tests ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Trump okays $600m bombers for Nigeria

Nigeria has got the green light to acquire some American attack planes to fight Boko Haram, officials of the Trump administration have said. The deal, which is about $600 million, will strengthen Nigeria’s fire power against Boko Haram and other extremists, AP reported. The approval is despite U.S. concerns about human rights abuses by Nigerian security forces. The military has denied such abuses, which have been a subject of big ... Read More »

How Donald Trump is outperforming Obama, others

But every president inherits his predecessor’s economy—and eventually gets credit or blame for the direction it takes, whether deserved or not. We built the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card, using data provided by Moody’s Analytics, to measure the Trump economy compared with six prior presidents on six key measures. Here’s how Trump compares on jobs: For both total employment and manufacturing jobs, Trump ranks third highest out of seven presidents. ... Read More »

Rihanna Moves To Save The World With Bikes For Malawian Girls

Rihanna is on a roll. The iconic singer has been on a cinematic and humanitarian spree lately, this time partnering with a bike-sharing company to provide better access to education for girls across Malawi. With her Clara Lionel Foundation and ofo, a prominent bike-sharing platform based in China, Rihanna announced a five-year partnership called “1 KM Action” that will donate bikes to scholarship recipients. Why bikes? They’re expected to help ... Read More »

DON’T ASK IF I SAID GOODBYE TO TRUMP – ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI

Anthony Scaramucci is not done with D.C. yet — the morning after he bolted from the White House, he was cruising out of the Trump Hotel … and talking about his future. This is the first time the Mooch has talked publicly since Monday’s bombshell announcement, and you can tell it still kinda stings. He was asked about saying goodbye to President Trump — after just 10 days on the ... Read More »

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