President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

(CNN)In President Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” he writes about how important it is to know one’s market, to study hard. He wrote that he likes to gather as many disparate opinions and views about a potential real estate deal as he can before making any final decisions about how it will affect a given area or neighborhood. So it was a bit surprising to hear him say in an interview Thursday night that he expects South Korea to reimburse the United States …

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Lloyds Bank’s profits rise despite ‘challenging’ times – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… “This time last year they had to disclose a horrible loss due to volatility in their own bond prices. “There’s none of that this year, [but] they still had to make another provision for about half a billion pounds for sins of the past, PPI [payment protection insurance] and things like that.” Lloyds recently set aside an extra 350m to cover mis-sold PPI claims and 100m to cover compensation for victims of fraud by former HBOS staff. Mr Horta-Osorio said on Thursday that …

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91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

April 22, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of homes have been evacuated as firefighters continue to battle 91 wildfires across Florida, the state’s forest service said. Since Thursday, more than 25,000 acres have burned in the state, Florida Forest Service spokesman Joe Zwierzchowski told CNN. “The state is really dry. Thank God we have the firefighters we have all around the state,” Florida Governor Rick Scott told reporters. Out of the 91 wildfires, two fires caused the evacuation of thousands of …

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Trevor Noah Has Proof That Donald Trump Is Always High

April 22, 2017

The Daily Show host provided very convincing evidence for his theory during Thursday nights 4/20 themed episode.Noah also admitted to being high when he came up this idea, but his video footage of Donald Trump only strengthens his argument. Noah even brought up some of the presidents bigger mix-ups like the time Trump claimed he was sending a very powerful armada to North Korea that was actually headed in the opposite directioninstead. At a time when support for legal marijuana is at the …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian.” French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s Europe 1 radio …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)In a country riven by increasing divisions, Thursday’s shooting on Paris’ Champs Elysees, which left one police officer dead, has the potential to upend an already contentious and unpredictable election. With a record number of voters still undecided, analysts say the shooting, by a suspect said to be known to French security services for radical Islamist activities, could play into the narrative pushed by the far-right. “This recasts the final hours of the …

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Trump carves out tough commander-in-chief posture

April 14, 2017

… al-Assad’s Syrian government forces, to punish what the US says is their use of chemical weapons. On Thursday, the military dropped one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs — a 21,600-pound behemoth — over a warren of ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan. Trump won’t say if he signed off on bomb use Authority given The President pointedly noted that the expanded authority that he has given the military since taking office had led to an escalation in …

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VP Pence heads to Asia-Pacific amid North Korean posturing

April 14, 2017

… missile and nuclear programs. Security will almost certainly be a key point in discussions with Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, who said Thursday that North Korea may now may have the capability to deliver missiles equipped with sarin nerve gas. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH USS Carl Vinson heads to Korean Peninsula And, in a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Trump said he would be willing to make concessions on trade with China …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

(CNN)One’s got a gold medal and wants a green jacket, the other just wants a major title. Olympic champion Justin Rose and Spain’s Sergio Garcia surged to the front on an absorbing afternoon at Augusta to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the final round of the Masters Sunday. Follow @cnnsport England’s Rose shot 67 and Garcia hit 70 to reach six under and overhaul long-time breakaway Charley Hoffman, who fell out of the lead for the first time since Thursday …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Richard Spencer, a top figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, was upset with President Donald Trumps military strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday night. Spencer, a big fan of both leaders, says he wants them to get along. So, he hinted that Trumps military attack would turn him away from the president in the next election to someone who seems like a startling alternative a Democrat and prominent booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… first, second in his three visits to Augusta, birdied three of his last six holes for a 69 to climb back to level par after suffering a quadruple-bogey nine at the 15th in a round of 75 Thursday. “I think the course is going to get very firm, keeping the ball below the hole is so key when the nerves at the weekend come up,” Spieth told Sky Sports. Three-time champion Mickelson, who at 46 and nine months could overtake Jack Nicklaus as the oldest Masters winner should he triumph …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

Its going great! Were making America great again, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday when asked how things in the House were going. Were making progress on all those things, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said. When you have a bill thats not ready for prime time, the best thing for the American people is that we back up and get it right. Even Speaker Ryan (R-Wis.), who presented Republicans with a timeline at the beginning of the year that had them finished with their …

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Trump’s change of heart on Syria

April 7, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize a missile strike against a Syrian air base Thursday night signals a major break not only with the Obama administration but also with past statements made by the President himself. Fifty Tomahawk missiles were fired at the air base from which the chemical attacks against Syrian civilians were launched earlier this week and left more than 70 people dead. “It is in the vital national security interests of America to prevent and …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… influence within the administration and in foreign capitals, Kushner’s already established role has grown to include duties typically assigned to a national security adviser or even a secretary of state. Before his surprise trip to Iraq, Kushner had been preparing intensively for Thursday and Friday’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which will take place at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Kushner has acted as a key conduit between the Chinese government and the …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump’s Russia problem is getting worse — and more complicated. Questions about his campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The investigations have become difficult to keep track of — and those are just the ones we know about. But the revelation on Thursday that fired former Trump national security …

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