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Trump's Afghan strategy to end in tears, warns PM Abbasi

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani thanked the U.S. for supporting "the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism". The second No refers to no more efforts at nation-building. Trump repeatedly promised to "win" in Afghanistan and called for "outright victory". Trump's declarations are likely to manifest in the withholding of annual US aid dollars, possible sanctions against the country, and increased diplomatic pressure. Read More »

Arpaio moves to dismiss case against him after Trump's pardon

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In his zeal to crack down on illegal immigration, the sheriff willfully disobeyed a federal court order to stop racially profiling Latinos. And he housed some inmates in tents outside in Arizona's triple-digit heat. "Sheriff Joe is a patriot", Trump said. "I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally", he said of his decision to go forward with the announcement as the nation's focus was diverted to the massive storm. Read More »

This poll explains exactly why Trump is agitating McConnell

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In the interview, Bannon also said that Silicon Valley and Wall Street consist of "a bunch of globalists who have forgotten their fellow Americans" and said that Breitbart will "will never turn on" Trump. "Senator McConnell pushed that through". "It's a bad precedent to try to use the debt ceiling for leverage for other political objectives", said Representative John Yarmuth, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. Read More »

All commercial flights cancelled at Houston's main airport

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Corpus Christi International Airport also said Friday morning that "all flights [were] canceled for the foreseeable future". A decision to reopen ultimately falls to the city. local time August 27, and there is no indication of when the airports will be able to reopen. That's why only 200 customers are stranded at the airport, he said. Read More »

Experts say shutdown is more likely than not to happen

Yet White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday claimed it was not a concession, after dodging reporters' questions about the wall's funding. SHAPIRO:.Is pretty extraordinary for a man in the Oval Office. Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake , who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. Read More »

Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu in US bid to restart peace talks

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Earlier this week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas complained that he'd met with US officials some 20 different times, and still didn't have a real understanding of Trump's Mideast peace plan. Senior advisor Jared Kushner waits for a joint news conference by US President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House in Washington, US, July 25, 2017. Read More »

Bottas set to stay at Mercedes

The former Ferrari and eventually Mercedes driver has had 40 wins from pole while Hamilton has 36; whereas Schumacher's total Global Positioning System stand at 308. All this played into Vettel's hands, and tyres, with their short-lived advantage, but the German had to make his move stick early on to get past Hamilton. Read More »

Tom Crager: Something familiar in Flake's lies on Kelli Ward

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In that statement, which Trump uttered in the hours after the August 12 violence, the president said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides". But a poll taken this week in Arizona, where people know Arpaio best, offers Trump little hope if he's banking that voters nationwide will like his pardon more as they get to know more about Arpaio. Read More »

Islamabad refutes U.S. claim, says why would Taliban hide in Pakistan

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The success of any Trump policy on Afghanistan may depend on whether his team can figure out how to change Pakistan's behavior. But Trump was not buying the yarn Islamabad had used successfully on former USA presidents George W. Mike Mullen, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave to Congress in 2011. Yes, Pakistan's counterterrorism record is frustrating, but Trump's harsh words are unlikely to have much effect. Read More »

Redskins with Houston ties keep city in their thoughts

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BEN PHILPOTT, BYLINE: Yeah. This relief map is an excellent resource for people on the ground in Texas to volunteer and help with supplies. He initially said he would visit the state "as that trip can be made without causing disruption", but it has since been confirmed that he will visit on Tuesday. Read More »

256GB Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Model Confirmed For South Korea

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For those wondering whether the Note 8 will have the similar battery issues that plagued the Note 7 , Samsung has said that it learned its lesson and applied new safety standards during the manufacturing process. What are your first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus? If this materializes, it's possible this model could be targeting developing markets like our own by offering a cheaper route to owning the Note 8. Read More »

Fitbit Launches New Smartwatch

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Fitbit acquired Pebble and its "key assets" for around $40 million past year. Fitbit is even partnering with Adidas on a "special edition" version of the Iconic coming next year that will include training programs; Apple similarly partnered with Nike with the Apple Watch Nike+ version of its smartwatch . Read More »

Moscow business deal seen by associate as helping Donald Trump secure presidency

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Michael Cohen , a Trump lawyer who was then an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, reached out to Dmitry Peskov, the top spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin . Cohen specifically says in his statement that Trump was told three times about the Moscow proposal. "I have nothing to do with Russia , nothing to do, I never met Putin, I have nothing to do with Russia whatsoever", he said during an interview in July 2016. Read More »

Local Rescue Teams Headed to Texas to Help After Catastrophic Flooding

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The team was told it would stay for 14 days, but the duration could be shorter or longer, he said. The group anticipated they'd be working shifts of at least 12 hours during daylight. "They're what I call typical Texans". It was not clear how many people were plucked from the floodwaters. The first responders will be heading to Katy, Texas, a suburb about 30 miles west of Houston. Read More »

Former Missouri senator says Trump is not a Republican in op-ed

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There's no shortcut to forging a separate Republican identity during the Trump presidency. Democrats would force Trump into legislative compromises that would dispirit conservatives base voters for the GOP . But the Kentuckian is a wily operator, much more experienced at manipulating the levers in Washington than is the president. The president's team is not as confident as Trump that any good will come of a shutdown. Read More »

EU Brexit negotiator frustrated at slow progress

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With a number of Conservative MPs agreeing with Labour's position, it is now unlikely the British government has a House of Commons majority to leave the single market during any transition period. Officials will then meet in working groups to discuss the detail behind each side's proposals, before the round is closed by Davis and Barnier on Thursday. Read More »

Trump Voters Recognize GOP Lawmakers Are Backing Away From Him

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After that, Congress would have to give permission for the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations. "He added it could also hurt financial markets' confidence in the United States". In a statement Wednesday, McConnell rejected reports that he and Trump aren't seeing eye to eye. On the 9th and the 10th Trump assailed McConnell via Twitter , angered by a speech in which McConnell said Trump had "excessive expectations" of Congress. Read More »

India, China to end Doklam stand-off, troops being 'disengaged'

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The Chinese narrative on Monday was clear and made the point that its border personnel had "made on-site checks of India's withdrawal of personnel and equipment from Dong Lang ( Doklam ) after a months-long military stand-off". So, have dialogue without a war... The issue still remains unresolved. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. India wanted the status quo to be restored to withdraw its troops. Read More »

Apple iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch 3 could wirelessly charge simultaneously

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The rumor, however, doesn't come in as a surprise because there have been many reports earlier where people have claimed that the iPhone would be a pricey selection. The feature will require the purchase of a compatible wireless charging accessory, and Apple might not have them ready in September . I was thoroughly disinterested in the iPhone 7 largely because rumours seemed to point towards the iPhone 8 being the one to look out for. Read More »

At Least One Killed As Floods Inundate Houston

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The reservoirs are being opened as emergency crews and residents are scrambling to deal with the intense rains brought by Harvey, which became a tropical storm after making landfall as a Category 4 storm late Friday. Law enforcement agencies advised residents trapped in their homes not to take shelter in their attics unless they carried axes so they could break through to their roofs and be within sight of rescuers. Read More »

Mainers in Texas helping with hurricane

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is calling on anyone to help the people of Houston after Hurricane Harvey devastated the city with record flooding . Frank, who left the Miami-based hurricane center after 13 years as director to spend 20 years as chief meteorologist at KHOU, Houston's now-flooded television station, knows firsthand how hard the decision about whether to stay or go can be. Read More »

Saudi Arabia gets ready to change its foreign policy

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Promoting Sheikh Abdullah is probably part of a plan to add pressure on Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who has refused to capitulate to the bloc's 13 conditions for ending the feud. "Those forces are Saudi Arabia and Israel", Sputnik quoted Shamir as saying. She said that she then traced those weapons to its Bulgarian manufacturer only to find out that those weapons were legally exported to Saudi Arabia, which in turn supplied it to "terrorists" in Syria. Read More »

US Navy identifies 1 dead USS John McCain sailor

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According to the Hill, "When asked if he had any reason to believe the crash was intentional on either side, including cyber or electronic meddling, Richardson said it was "certainly something we are giving full consideration to". The move follows four Navy accidents in the Pacific since late January, including two collisions that left sailors dead and missing. On Tuesday, Swift announced that the remains of 10 missing sailors were discovered by divers in a flooded compartment of the ... Read More »

Black-Clad Antifa Attack Peaceful Berkeley Rally, Ignite Furor on Social Media

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August 28: Skirmishes erupted in California's Berkeley after several dozen of left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators. The rally was billed as a "day of freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism", and Mr. Gibson gave assurances on Facebook beforehand that "no extremists will be allowed in", including Nazis, the antifa, the Ku Klux Klan and white nationalists. Read More »

WATCH: US-Israel Relationship 'Stronger Than Ever,' Kushner Tells Netanyahu

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In her new role, she is just as eager to be a main player in the room. The Israeli government is defending the legality of the outpost "Regularization law" at the Israeli Supreme Court, and says that the expropriation of Palestinian-owned land would benefit Palestinians because they would receive financial compensation for it, reportedly describing Palestinian laws prohibiting the sale of land to Israelis as "racist". Read More »

North Korea fires ballistic missile

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The US is now in the middle of its annual joint military exercise with South Korea , that the North has called an invasion rehearsal. He said that President Moon Jae-in called for the need to review whether North Korea's restraint from provocative acts could pave the way for dialogue. Read More »

North Korea fires several missiles into sea

But amid the threats and insults ( South Korea's defense chief is President Trump's "puppy") came one indication that the leadership is as intrigued and confounded by Trump's musings on Twitter as everyone else. Despite US media claims that a rift had emerged between Washington and Beijing on how to rein in North Korea , it seems that Chinese calls for calm and dialogue are working. Read More »

96 killed in Burmese clashes begun with attacks on police posts

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Bangladesh has provided almost 30,000 Rohingyas with refugee status until 1992 but unofficial estimates suggest more than 500,000 Rohingyas are staying in Bangladesh illegally. The Rohingya have no militant faction to fight for them but police in Myanmar and Bangladesh keep blaming a number of attacks on the Muslims. "Despite broken hearts for our fellow Rohingya, we can not let them stay here or else we might be driven back to (the) border". Read More »

Tobe Hooper, Director Of Texas Chainsaw Massacre Died At 74

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Tobe could not have been nicer - he was so incredibly generous. Shot in six weeks for less than $US300,000, it tells of five young Americans waylaid by the said cannibals in rural Texas . Hooper himself directed a 1986 sequel, starring Dennis Hopper. Hooper also directed Poltergeist , the 1982 classic produced and written by Steven Spielberg . Read More »

Prince Harry's Harsh Words For Paparazzi Who Photographed His Dying Mother

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BBC also shares that apart from remembering Diana's funeral and life after from the eyes of William and Harry , the documentary also features interviews with her siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer . In preview footage of the much-anticipated programme, which airs on Sunday night, the former Prime Minister revealed that her main concern was her grandchildren, Prince William , then 15, and Prince Harry , who was just 12 at the time. Read More »