Monday August 20-th, 2018

'No one does self-deprecating better': Trump tries stand-up at Gridiron dinner 'No one does self-deprecating better': Trump tries stand-up at Gridiron dinner

He also landed this solid gag:"My staff was concerned that I couldn't do self-deprecating humor". Trump took several digs at himself and the press at the Gridiron Dinner , but his most searing quips targeted his administration and his family.

Saad Hariri posts selfi with Saudi Crown Prince Saad Hariri posts selfi with Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during his first trip to the kingdom since relations became strained over his brief and weird resignation late past year. Saudi Arabia has agreed to sup...

South Korea Is Sending Envoys To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong South Korea Is Sending Envoys To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong

For the Moon administration, the Olympic detente has been an opportunity to try to prevent a rerun of 2017, when a string of North Korean weapons tests and hostile rhetoric from US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim pushed tensions ...

Merkel's work cut out for her in coalition Merkel's work cut out for her in coalition

But it is surely the beginning of the end. The challenges are piling up for Ms Merkel, who has been acting chancellor for more than five months since an inconclusive election, with Europe looking to its largest country for leadership on a host of e...

Police identify man who shot self in front of White House Police identify man who shot self in front of White House

The Secret Service alerted the public to the shooting following reports of a lock down at the White House. Trump was made aware of the incident. The area where Burgess shot himself Saturday was crowded at the time during the height of the spring ...

Imran Khan admits PTI lawmakers sold their votes in KPK Imran Khan admits PTI lawmakers sold their votes in KPK

Earlier in the day, during his visit to a private hotel here, Imran evaded a question of whether his spiritual advisor had barred him from casting his vote in elections, Geo News reported. Khan said the politics of Karachi revolves around creation ...

Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US Putin: Russia will 'never' extradite alleged hackers to US

Russian Federation did not say anything on Sarmat's development and took steps to preserve secrecy. "What they did specifically, I have no idea", Putin said . Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed charges that implicate businessman Yevgeny Prigozh...

Korea's spy chief to visit North as special envoy Korea's spy chief to visit North as special envoy

North Korea will "take its own measures" against the United States if sanctions and joint military drills with South Korean troops continue, Pyongyang's state media said . It further said the military drills between the United States and South Kore...

Iran-Europe talks only on regional issues, not missiles Iran-Europe talks only on regional issues, not missiles

Its defensive missile work will continue. Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi, quoted by IRNA, said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif "has always met on the sidelines of such worldwide summits with attending personalities and e...

Armen Sarkissian is the New President of Armenia

Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan stepped down as president earlier this week, and is expected to make a play for prime minister, which will become the country's most powerful position after a change to the constitution. Dr. Sarkissian was the Prime Mi...

Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger' Arrests made after Lidl 'looted and smashed up by digger'

Keith Kelly made no reply when charged. Garda Enda Waters told the court that when charged, Mr Freeman replied 'I wasn't there to be stealing or robbing anything. David Berney, 36, was charged with causing criminal damage and trespassing at the C...

Italy's far-right optimistic ahead of polls Italy's far-right optimistic ahead of polls

On Sunday, Italians will vote in national elections for 630 members of the lower chamber and 315 members of the Senate. Tajani, 64, has been one of Berlusconi's most loyal lieutenants, staying by his side when the veteran leader, engulfed by sex sc...

DUP hails May Brexit speech, but lack of detail irks Varadkar DUP hails May Brexit speech, but lack of detail irks Varadkar

It would start operating at the end of Britain's transition period (penciled in for the start of 2021) if the U.K. -EU trade deal isn't ready by then or if it's not enough to eliminate a hard Irish border. The Brussels move was strongly condemned b...

Turkish soldiers killed during clashes in Syria Turkish soldiers killed during clashes in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Turkish campaign was gathering pace, and Turkish jets hit pro-government forces for the third time in 48 hours in the area, killing 36 of them. The YPG has been a key component of a US-backed Kurdish-A...

Kushner's business got $500M in loans after White House meetings Kushner's business got $500M in loans after White House meetings

In addition, Kushner's efforts to secure foreign financing from Qatar and China are now areas of interest for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the Trump administration. "He is ambivalent about whether [having them work in the White House...

Sharma shines in Mexico with Georgia on his mind Sharma shines in Mexico with Georgia on his mind

Sharma overcame a pair of three-putt bogeys early in his round and was at 11-under 131. "It's really been an experience and I just topped it off by playing well in the first two days so I'm really happy with everything". In the past four months, my...

Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak Suspects released over murder of Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak

Similar events took place in more than a dozen other Slovak cities and were planned elsewhere in Europe, while hundreds gathered in Prague . Local media reports say he may have been killed because he had been investigating suspected collusion betwee...

Parents arrested after children found living inside box, police say Parents arrested after children found living inside box, police say

Investigators do not believe the children were being held captive, like another family - who lived about 97 kilometres east of Joshua Tree - that made global headlines earlier this year when officials said they had rescued their 13 children.

French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso French embassy attacked in Burkina Faso

Witnesses said five armed men got out of a auto and opened fire on passersby before heading towards the French embassy. At least eight assailants and eight security personnel were killed, the military said. A burned out vehicle, remained in front o...

Theresa May sets out vision on trade with European Union post-Brexit Theresa May sets out vision on trade with European Union post-Brexit

She acknowledged that neither side would get "exactly what we want" from Brexit negotiations, and that access to each other's markets will be reduced after the UK's withdrawal. Britain will make "binding commitments" to maintain some European Union...

Two people shot to death at Central Michigan University Two people shot to death at Central Michigan University

The Central Michigan campus is still on lockdown. Police are now in the process of evacuating campus buildings. Pleasant area are being told to stay away from windows. "This has been a tragic day for Central Michigan University ", said CMU Preside...

Virginia police are searching for 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John Virginia police are searching for 23-year-old TerriLynn St. John

John disappeared earlier this week. According to Major Sampson, investigators received information that had been posted on social media. Authorities say they have recovered the body of a missing Middlesex County mother, not far from her home.

Al Shabaab kill five police officers in northeast Kenya Al Shabaab kill five police officers in northeast Kenya

A Safaricom mast destroyed by al Shabaab in a past incident. Police told local media that the attackers numbered about 70 to 100 and were all traveling on foot. The police officers who were guarding communication mast were bombed before the killing...

Nigeria Extends Search for Abducted Girls, Aid Workers Killed in Militant Attack Nigeria Extends Search for Abducted Girls, Aid Workers Killed in Militant Attack

UNICEF, in a statement by Marie-Pierre Poirier, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa, also expressed shock on the attack against humanitarian workers in Rann. There was no immediate confirmation of deaths or injuries among the IDPs ...

Bangladesh orders Myanmar to pull back soldiers on border Bangladesh orders Myanmar to pull back soldiers on border

Bangladesh's border guard director, Brigadier General Mujibur Rahman said his agency has asked to meet with Myanmar border guards to resolve their concerns. "We are on alert on the frontiers in view of the situation". The movement of troops so clos...

NATO says Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable' NATO says Russian warnings against allies 'unacceptable'

President Vladimir Putin's warnings to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are "unacceptable" and do not help efforts to calm tensions, the alliance said on Friday, a day after the Russian leader announced an array of new nuclear weapons.

Only 13 people used that Delta NRA discount Only 13 people used that Delta NRA discount

The move comes just days after Delta publicly announced it would no longer be offering discounts to members of the National Rifle Association. Bastian wrote that "while Delta's intent was to remain neutral, some elected officials in Georgia tied ou...

Police question PM Benjamin Netanyahu over telecom case: Israeli media Police question PM Benjamin Netanyahu over telecom case: Israeli media

A Reuters cameraman saw a vehicle carrying two police officers pull into the Prime Minister's official residence yesterday morning. The second case relates to an alleged deal for favorable coverage with Arnon Mozes, publisher of prominent Hebrew-...

Pakistan welcomes President Ghani's dialogue offer Pakistan welcomes President Ghani's dialogue offer

The peace talks known as the Kabul Process began previous year and are meant to demonstrate unity in the worldwide community for negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban. In a written statement, the Taliban cited remarks by Alice ...

Saudi Crown Prince expected to visit US March 19-22 Saudi Crown Prince expected to visit US March 19-22

Although he has cracked down on some corruption in the country, the crown prince has also removed a number of his apparent rivals for the throne. No official reason was given for the changes but the decision was made "upon the recommendation" of Cr...

N to elect interim president today N to elect interim president today

Nawaz Sharif had picked Shehbaz Sharif as acting president of the party last day. In his address to the CWC after his nomination, Shahbaz said that Sharif's unparalleled efforts tremendously popularised the PML-N and made it the most popular ...

Two children killed, eight wounded in Yemen airstrike Two children killed, eight wounded in Yemen airstrike

The UN panel that examined rocket fragments that had been recovered from Saudi Arabia found that they had markings showing that they had been manufactured in Iran. The war has triggered what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian d...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Reopens After Protests The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Reopens After Protests

Shortly afterwards, a group of pilgrims emerged from the still darkened corridors of Jerusalem's Old City to visit the sacred site. Christian leaders chose to reopen the church after Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures they strongly oppose...

Iran Is Building Another Syrian Base to Target Israel Iran Is Building Another Syrian Base to Target Israel

But now with Iran developing new and enhanced capabilities in Syria , which if not checked can turn into an existential threat to Israel in coming time, Israelis have quickly come to understand that a strategic Iranian presence in Syria would be...

Turkish president criticized for speaking of martyrdom for small girl Turkish president criticized for speaking of martyrdom for small girl

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) was welcomed by the Speaker of the Algerian Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah in Algiers, Algeria, Feb. The stronger ties were also felt in air travel, as national flag carrier Turkish Airlines now ...

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