Senior aides resisted president to 'save country', claims Haley

Donald Trump’s former UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, claims two former senior administration officials tried to get her to join them in a revolt. In ‘With All Due Respect’, a memoir written by Ms Haley which comes out today, she alleges then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told her they were trying to “save […]

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Uber chief walks back comment about murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologised on Monday (Nov 11) after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Riyadh admitted responsibility, a “mistake.” “There’s no forgiving or forgetting what happened to Jamal Khashoggi & I was wrong to call it a ‘mistake,’” Mr Khosrowshahi tweeted Monday morning as he walked back his remarks Sunday […]

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Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The Inside Story of How We Got Here

WASHINGTON — Like every presidential conversation with a foreign leader, this one had scripted talking points and a predigested news release recounting an exchange yet to take place. Aides in the White House Situation Room clustered around a speaker phone, pens and pads in hand to document what they heard. At 9:03 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, they listened as […]

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Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

The authorities have charged a Virginia obstetrician and gynecologist accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies and removing one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge. The doctor, Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters, according to court documents filed in the United States District […]

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Musk's SpaceX launches second batch of 60 Starlink satellites

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) – Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies launched its second batch of 60 Starlink satellites early Monday (Nov 11), a step toward Musk’s vision of creating a space-based network to provide broadband service around the world. One of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets rumbled aloft at 9:56am local time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellites […]

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Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

SANTIAGO (AFP) – Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship – a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. The new constitution will be drafted by a body called a constituent assembly and then put to a referendum for ratification, Interior […]

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Uber CEO calls Khashoggi murder ‘mistake’

The chief executive of ride-hailing app Uber has called the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake”, comparing it to his firm’s failings with self-driving cars. Pressed on Saudi links with Uber in a TV interview, Dara Khosrowshahi said: “People make mistakes, it doesn’t mean they can never be forgiven.” He later said the comments were wrong. Khashoggi – […]

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Chance to watch rare Mercury transit from Singapore sky tonight

WASHINGTON • The planet Mercury will pass between the Earth and the Sun today, a rare celestial event that has excited astronomers and sky watchers alike. It will look like a black dot gliding across the Sun’s face, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). This year’s Mercury transit, as the event is known, will be widely visible […]

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Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa

A 75-year-old mystery has been solved, and the families of 80 American sailors lost at sea will now have closure: the U.S.S. Grayback has finally been found. It was hidden from discovery all this time by a single errant digit. The mystery began on Jan. 28, 1944, when the Grayback, one of the most successful American submarines of World War […]

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US lawmakers spar over impeachment witnesses as probe enters public phase

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) – With the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump poised to enter a new public phase this week, lawmakers sparred on Sunday (Nov 10) over the witnesses who will be allowed to testify, with Democrats dismissing GOP efforts to call the anonymous whistleblower and former vice-president Joe Biden’s son Hunter. Democrats and Republicans have crafted dramatically […]

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