U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson Released in Turkey | Trending

A Turkish court set free U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson after holding him in prison for nearly two years, removing a key source of tension between Turkey and the United States. "We're overjoyed, but it still doesn't quite seem real", she said of the ... More..

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Susan Collins slams anti-Kavanaugh activists for 'trying to buy votes'
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Susan Collins slams anti-Kavanaugh activists for 'trying to buy votes'

The potential challengers are nearly all women, including a high-profile pair who have vacation homes in the state but are both residents of New York City. At a Judiciary Committee hearing in late September, Ka...More..

The World's Most Powerful Passport Just Got Even More Powerful
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

The World's Most Powerful Passport Just Got Even More Powerful

Meanwhile, Iraq and Afghanistan ranked as the least powerful passports at the 106th spot with visa-free access to only 30 countries. Criteria on the list include which countries you can access with which type...More..

5,000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

5,000 feared missing as search for Indonesia quake victims continues

He said: "Based on reports from village chiefs in Balaroa and Petobo, some 5,000 people have not been found". Some quake damage was evident but the coast did not appear to have been battered by the tsunami, a...More..

M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

M5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

The USGS registered the quake some 19 km off Ti Port-de-Paix, at a depth of 11.7 km. According to Reuters who were citing local officials, at least 10 people have lost their lives-seven people in Port-de-Pa...More..

Kremlin has nothing to say on Salisbury hitmen revelations
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kremlin has nothing to say on Salisbury hitmen revelations

The names on the pair's travel documents were Ruslan Boshirov (on the left above) and Alexander Petrov (on the right). Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "I already told you last week that w...More..

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits United Nations post
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits United Nations post

Ambassador. Below, via the Washington Post , is Haley's resignation letter. Elected as the state's first female governor in 2010, she was in her second four-year term when Trump picked her. She said at the W...More..

China Tells the US to Stop Criticizing Beijing's Policies
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

China Tells the US to Stop Criticizing Beijing's Policies

The North Korean leader said progress is being made in implementing the goals of the first summit, and he "expressed his gratitude to President Trump for making honest effort to this end", KCNA said. The Pont...More..

Saudi writer 'murdered' in consulate
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Saudi writer 'murdered' in consulate

Turkey's foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador over Mr Khashoggi. Turkey's criminal investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is focusing on seve...More..

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley resigns
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley resigns

Haley at the White House on Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said she had done an "incredible job". Worth noting: Haley wrote a public op-ed in September challenging the N.Y. "Look at the chemical weapons i...More..

Newlyweds, sisters and close friends were killed in New York limo crash
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Newlyweds, sisters and close friends were killed in New York limo crash

U.S. media had earlier reported that the vehicle was on its way to a wedding, but an aunt of one of the victims has said it was in fact heading to a birthday party. Andrew Cuomo, who on Monday said the Depa...More..

by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

United States and China have 'fundamental disagreements', says Mike Pompeo

Pompeo and Kim also discussed " denuclearisation steps that will be taken by North Korea and the issue of attendance by the USA government", as well as "corresponding measures" to be taken by the United State...More..

Trump says Chicago police should ‘stop and frisk’ to curb violence
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Trump says Chicago police should ‘stop and frisk’ to curb violence

Rosenstein oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation . During his speech, the president said the duo "had a good talk" on the plane. Democrats and some Republican lawmake...More..

No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio: What the city is doing instead
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio: What the city is doing instead

The first New York City Indigenous Peoples Day celebration was in 2015, when 6,000 indigenous people and their supporters gathered on Randall's Island. While post offices are closed, UPS does not observe ...More..

Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally outside Saudi embassy in Turkey
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Supporters of missing Saudi journalist rally outside Saudi embassy in Turkey

On Thursday, Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Ankara "for consultations" over the critic's disappearance. Saudi and Turkish officials have made conflicting statements on the ...More..

Singing schoolchildren welcome Melania Trump to Malawi
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Singing schoolchildren welcome Melania Trump to Malawi

The first lady also caught flak for her outfit on Friday, which critics said made her look like a colonial conqueror . "What happened so many years ago is really a tragedy", Trump said, according to BBC...More..

Pompeo says progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Pompeo says progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip

It is unclear if Trump could persuade Kim to relinquish his nuclear arsenal in a second meeting; North Korea has resisted calls for unilateral denuclearisation , slammed the USA for continued sanctions press...More..

APC planning to disrupt PDP presidential primaries - Wike
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

APC planning to disrupt PDP presidential primaries - Wike

The Fulani businessman and politician beat 11 other contestants to pave the way to face his kinsman Buhari, who also got the nod of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier on Sunday. Abubakar has a...More..

Melania admits she tells Donald Trump to put his phone down
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Melania admits she tells Donald Trump to put his phone down

Apart from the interruption at JKIA, heavy traffic is expected along major roads as the US First Lady will be making her way to Nairobi. She is due in Egypt today. First lady Melania Trump weighed in publicly...More..

by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Protesters gather at Capitol ahead of Senate vote on Kavanaugh

Every Democrat voted against the Trump appointee, except for Sen. Trump told reporters aboard the flight he is certain one of Kavanaugh's accusers, California professor Christine Blasey Ford , named the ...More..

Philadelphia officer honors fallen Florence Sgt. with work of art
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Philadelphia officer honors fallen Florence Sgt. with work of art

Terrence Carraway as a 30-year veteran of the force and a close personal friend, telling reporters Thursday his death "is a tragic loss of life for me". Hopkins in 2014 was charged with a count of disorderly...More..

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

Some critics saw antisemitic overtones in Trump's tweet referencing George Soros , a billionaire liberal activist who is Jewish. It was a weird claim, but a familiar one for many on the right, who have ac...More..

Joe Manchin, a Democrat, to Vote Yes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Joe Manchin, a Democrat, to Vote Yes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh forcefully and tearfully denied the accusations in a fiery opening statement and was openly hostile toward Democrats as they questioned him about the alleged assault and his drinking habits. It is an ...More..

Kavanaugh a step closer to lifetime Supreme Court post after Senate vote
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Kavanaugh a step closer to lifetime Supreme Court post after Senate vote

A townhouse near the Washington residence of Republican Senator Susan Collins , whose backing for Kavanaugh helped get him over the line on Saturday, flew the flag of her home state ME upside down in protest. ...More..

Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Senate Set to Close Debate on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

Susan Collins' announcement hours later that she would vote to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee all but cemented Kavanaugh's spot on the court. A demonstrator is detained by Capitol Police officers as...More..