Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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    Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Donald Trump, US President, is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from "s***hole countries" such as Haiti and African nations.The profane term means "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place".According to NAN, Reuters quoted sources as saying the US president made the remarks in the White House while being briefed on a newly [...]

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    Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Donald Trump, US President, has cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year.Trump said he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy in the British capital."(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy [...]

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    Trump: Me, a moron? I’m a stable genius

Trump: Me, a moron? I’m a stable genius

US President Donald Trump has replied his detractors by praising and describing himself as “a very mentally stable genius”.His latest response followed the release of a bombshell book that calls into doubt his mental health.In a series of extraordinary early-morning tweets, Trump said that “throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”.“I [...]

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    ‘Moron, idiot’ — That’s what Trump’s top officials ‘call him in secret’

‘Moron, idiot’ — That’s what Trump’s top officials ‘call him in secret’

Michael Wolff, author of a book titled ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, says Trump’s advisers address him with words such as "moron, idiot, dope" and some other unprintable words.According to CNBC, Wolff listed the advisers as Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary; Reince Priebus, former chief of staff; Gary Cohn, chief economic adviser; HR McMaster, national security adviser."There was [...]

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    UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Nigeria was among the 128 countries which voted against the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The countries on the opposing side stood their ground at the UN general assembly despite Trump's threat to cut off funding to them.Thirty-five countries, among them Rwanda abstained while nine tiny countries, including Togo, voted along with US.The [...]

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    Nigerian Omarosa quits $180,000 White House job

Nigerian Omarosa quits $180,000 White House job

Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the White House's office of public liaison, has resigned.According to sources, Manigault who earns $180,000 per annum will leave the White House on January 20, 2018, exactly one year after President Donald Trump took office.It is not immediately clear why Omarosa resigned but the 43-year-old, who recently married John Newman, a Florida-based pastor, has been struggling [...]

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    World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.Israel is the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "These reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.Abbas also said the [...]

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    Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Trump recognises Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.The US president on Wednesday announced plans to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.The move, having been widely criticised, may have shattered the hope for peace in the Middle East region."I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said during a press conference [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

EXTRA: Like Buhari’s office, White House infested with pests

The White House in the US and Aso Rock in Nigeria seem to share a common dilemma — pests.According to a report by NBC 4 Washington, hundreds of maintenance work orders reveal that the White House is infested with mice, cockroaches and ants.A maintenance work order is usually created as a follow up to inspections or audits, for building maintenance and/or redecoration.The [...]

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    Trump caught in own ‘fake news’ scandal

Trump caught in own ‘fake news’ scandal

US President Donald Trump has been caught in the middle of accusations of spreading what he despises the most: fake newsOn Friday, Trump said he turned down being named Time's ‘Person of the Year’.Writing via his Twitter handle, he said the magazine had called him to inform him of the “probability” of being named the coveted award.But added that they [...]

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    235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 235 people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place at The al-Rawda mosque in Egypt.The mosque, which is situated in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers.BBC reports that no group has claimed responsibility of the attack but there have been attacks on churches and security operatives by a group affiliated with Islamic State [...]

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    Trump taunts Kim: I’d never call you short and fat

Trump taunts Kim: I’d never call you short and fat

US President Donald Trump has taunted his North Korean counterpart, Kim Jong-un, by saying he "would never call him short and fat".Trump said this in response to the description of him as a "lunatic old man" by the North Korea leader."Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, [...]

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    Soyinka returning to Trump’s America — after ‘tearing’ green card

Soyinka returning to Trump’s America — after ‘tearing’ green card

Wole Soyinka is going back to America, less than a year after he tore his green card following the emergence of President Donald Trump.He will be delivering the Richard D. Cohen Lectures at Harvard University Centre for African Studies from November 14 to November 16.“I’ll go in as an alien, an alien from outer space. I love that designation,” Soyinka [...]

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    Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ is 2017 word of the year

Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ is 2017 word of the year

Dictionary publisher Collins has named one of president Donald Trump's favorite phrases, "fake news", as 'word of the year'. [...]

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    Dollar falls despite hawkish Fed, BoE next

Dollar falls despite hawkish Fed, BoE next

Despite a relatively hawkish statement from the federal reserve on Wednesday, the dollar edged lower against its major peers early Thursday.The assessment of economic activity seemed to have given the green light for a December rate hike. Policy makers see economic activity rising at a solid rate, despite hurricane-related disruptions. No amendments were made on household spending and business fixed investment, [...]

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    Euro continues to tumble, US GDP in focus

Euro continues to tumble, US GDP in focus

It has been another interesting week for global markets as investors continue to wrestle with the Catalonia crisis, bumpy Brexit negotiations, and uncertainty around who will become the next Fed Chair.The main highlight was on Thursday, when the European Central Bank moved forward with a “dovish taper”, a move that is seen as the first step to ending easy money.Stock [...]

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