Day: May 16, 2019

Sport of Thrones petition demands remake

Sport of Thrones petition demands remake

Image copyright Sky Atlantic Image caption Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in the hit TV series Winter has finally come for Game of Thrones – and its last series is getting a chilly reception. A petition calling on its makers, HBO, to redo season eight has been signed by more than 500,000 disgruntled fans. The…

Pentagon ‘wished to pay Taliban charges’

Pentagon ‘wished to pay Taliban charges’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Taliban now control more territory in Afghanistan than at any point since 2001 The Trump administration wanted to reimburse the Taliban for their expenses attending recent peace talks, according to a congressional aide. The Pentagon’s request earlier this year was to cover costs like food and lodging, a…

5 memories of Bob Hawke

5 memories of Bob Hawke

Former Australian prime minister and Labor Party leader Bob Hawke, who dominated the country’s politics in the 1980s, has died at the age of 89. The charismatic politician, renowned for his love of beer and cricket, served from 1983 to 1991 and is credited with modernising the economy. He was the centre-left Labor Party’s longest-serving…

Trump immigration opinion sidesteps immigrants here illegally, attracts large criticism from every aspects

Trump immigration opinion sidesteps immigrants here illegally, attracts large criticism from every aspects

John Fritze, Alan Gomez and David Jackson USA TODAY Published 3:53 PM EDT May 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s new immigration proposal began drawing fire from all sides of the political spectrum Thursday. Democrats dismissed it as a campaign statement, and some conservatives said it doesn’t go far enough.  Crafted by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and…

Trump corporations made thousands and thousands in 2018, but no disclosure of how powerful he bought, file shows

Trump corporations made thousands and thousands in 2018, but no disclosure of how powerful he bought, file shows

Michael Collins and David Jackson USA TODAY Published 3:43 PM EDT May 16, 2019 WASHINGTON – It’s not his tax returns, but a financial disclosure statement by President Donald Trump provides a rare peek into his business dealings. Trump reported income in the millions of dollars in 2018 from hundreds of businesses and other assets,…