Trump says he prefers rich persons to be in charge of the economy

U.S. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want a poor person in charge of the economy, as he defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.

“Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’” he told supporters at rally in Iowa.

“So I said …. because that’s the kind of thinking we want… because they’re representing the country.”

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Miracle as nigerian man comeback to life at indian mortuary

So many persons have argued over the years that there are no such things as miracles, an argument that is clearly brought to null by the recent event that can only be described as the miraculous hand of God at work in the life of a nigerian man who was restored to life after being declared dead by top medical practitioners in far away Australia and India.
In a chat with new men, Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute recounts his experience at the cruel hands of death, and how God saved him.
News men: Please can we meet you?
Samuel Anayo: I am Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute, an indigene of Ebonyi State, born and brought up in Owa-Alero Delta State.
News men: Can you share with us your experience?
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman names his son as first heir

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promoted his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince on Wednesday, a surprise announcement that means the 31-year-old becomes the kingdom’s next in line to the throne.

The decision upends the royal line of succession in a key ally of the United States in the Middle East that President Trump visited in his first overseas trip as president.

As part of the move, King Salman stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his title as crown prince and from his powerful position as the country’s interior minister overseeing security.

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U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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A U.S. warplane on Tuesday shot down an armed drone linked to Syrian regime forces, the latest in a series of clashes between U.S.-backed forces and the regime of Bashar Assad that risks drawing American forces deeper into the conflict.

The drone, an Iranian-built Shaheed-129, was shot down by an F-15E Strike Eagle after it “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces,” the U.S. military said in a statement.

The incident occurred in the same vicinity as previous conflicts with pro-regime forces, near the combat outpost in At-Tanf, where a Continue reading “U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky”

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns amid mounting pressure from investors

In SAN FRANCISCO — issues at Uber proved too difficult for its hard-charging co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, who late Tuesday night Pacific time resigned from the ride-hailing company he helped found in 2009.

Kalanick stepped down after receiving a letter from some of the largest investors in the company, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Israel ignores UN, begins construction on new West Bank settlement

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Construction of the new West Bank settlement began on Tuesday for the first time in 25 years with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin calling it an “honour” to make good on the promised outpost.

The expansion of existing settlements on the West Bank – territory which Israel occupied during a conflict in 1967, has been a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Australia halts Syria airstrikes following Russia warning

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Australia on Tuesday said it had halted its airstrikes in Syria following a warning from Russia that it would target U.S. coalition aircraft after a fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane.

A spokesman for Australia’s Defence Department said strike operations in Syria have temporarily ceased, but that it will continue airstrikes in Iraq.

Australia is a member of the U.S.-led coalition and has among the highest number of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

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White House correspondents’ chief wins top award for standing firm despite Donald Trump’s challenge

Deutsche Welle Director General, Peter Limbourg, on Monday presented this year’s Freedom of Speech Award to Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA), at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany.

In his acceptance speech, Jeff Mason said he and his colleagues would “never have sought or expected” the award.

Gregor Mayntz, president of the Federal Press Conference, Germany, held the laudatio. Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, also gave a speech.

“We see this award as recognizing free press worldwide and in the U.S. – and as a sign of solidarity and encouragement for those colleagues who have the exciting task of reporting about the U.S. President and his policies,” said Mr. Limbourg.

He emphasized that “we do not see ourselves as being above others. I very much hope that Donald Trump does not serve to stir up anti-Americanism.”

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U.S Senate votes to punish Russia and Iran over election interference, aggression

The U.S Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to place new sanctions on Iran and Russia, setting up a possible confrontation with the Trump administration as it attempts to improve relations with Moscow.

Republican and Democratic senators said the sanctions, approved by a vote of 98-2, are needed to punish Iran for its recent flurry of ballistic missile tests and human rights abuses and to show Russia that its interference in last year’s presidential election and its aggression in Syria will not be tolerated. Voting no were Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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Oil prices tumble amid uncertainty over implementation of OPEC deal

Due to pressure from high global inventories and doubts about OPEC’s ability to implement agreed production cuts, oil prices dropped to six-week lows on Thursday.

Brent crude oil fell 30 cents to $46.70 a barrel, its weakest since May 5 and just above six-month lows.

It, however, recovered a little to trade around $46.90, according to Reuters.

United States’ light crude was down 25 cents at $44.48, also not far off six-month lows, the news agency added.

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