Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

Here’s what Sean Hannity actually said about Roy Moore’s accusers and consent

Here’s what Sean Hannity actually said about Roy Moore’s accusers and consent
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that one woman said Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for U.S. Senate, sexually assaulted her in 1979, when she was 14, and that three others say they had consensual relationships with Moore when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s. Amid Republicans parsing the validity and morality of these allegations was Fox News host Sean Hannity, who, during his Nov. 9 airing of his

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’
Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take "literally" his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. North Korea carried out the strongest of its six-ever nuclear tests in early September, claiming to have used a hydrogen bomb. The UN responded to the test by imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state. North Korea's continued threats have put its neighbors in the Pacific on high alert. In

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 children and a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, said at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to guns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.” “This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems, over a long period of

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism
Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14.Which may or may not help explain why his Czech political party is adamantly opposed to immigration, wants the country to leave the European Union and compares Islam to “Hitler-style Nazism.” The message is

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women
margot pandone I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or liquor on it in case people are too lazy to walk the 50 feet to one of the well-stocked communal bars we’ve built on

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobodys Counting

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobodys Counting
Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability.A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking on his mobile phone, a distraction that he immediately admitted Over the past two years, after decades of declining deaths on the road, U.S. traffic

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia
(CNN)The race for Virginia governor on Tuesday night wasn't very close. And Republicans have Donald Trump to blame for it.The exit polls bear that out. Trump's approval rating among Virginia voters was just 42% as compared to a disapproval rating of 58%. Even more importantly, of the 50% of Virginians who said that Trump was a major factor in their vote in the 2017, twice as many said they wanted to send a signal of opposition to the President

Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed

Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParadise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed The world's most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show.They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven.It then moved the firm holding most of its untaxed offshore cash, now $252bn, to the Channel Island of Jersey.Apple

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It
One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism.The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold out in a day. So the organizers, a pair of magazines with clear ideological affiliations, socialist and libertarian , found a larger venue: Cooper Union’s 960-capacity Great Hall, the site of an 1860 antislavery speech by Abraham Lincoln. The event sold out once again, this time in eight hours.The crowd waiting in a long

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press
President Comcast Corp.“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he wrote in a tweet.The president doubled-down on the threat Wednesday night, saying on Twitter that “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”Comcast shares slid slightly lower after Trump’s tweet, down 0.7 percent to $37.41 at

The awesome way one school is helping students broadcast messages to the world.

The awesome way one school is helping students broadcast messages to the world.
After the tragedy of Michael Brown, kids everywhere were eager to have their opinions on the subject heard. This was especially true in Missouri. Student protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Image via XQ. In the months following the shooting, there were numerous student protests over racial bias and discrimination. Young people were angry, and they wanted change — both in their hometowns and on the national level. A Ferguson protest at Stanford University. Photo by Paul George/Flickr. Today, the protests

Hungary Orders Spies to Target Soros Empire

Hungary Orders Spies to Target Soros Empire
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban renewed his assault on George Soros, instructing his intelligence services to map what he described as the networks run by the billionaire financier’s “empire” targeting his country.Intelligence agencies will help evaluate what he sees as efforts by Soros to get Hungary punished by EU institutions pursuing a “mixed-population” continent, Orban said in an interview with Kossuth Radio on Friday.Orban, who is the favorite to win next year’s parliamentary elections, said Europe is set to

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake
The story, which ran on Oct. 8, highlighted John Garofalo–who created a large glass presidential seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. In the segment, Fox News describes him as a “highly decorated Navy SEAL,” who served in Vietnam and wanted to gift Trump because he “woke something up” in him. While the seal he created exists, Garofalo’s claims about his military experience were bogus. websiteDuring the segment, Fox News paints Garofalo as a “patriot” who had

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco
(CNN)Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.To which Trump almost immediately replied via Twitter: "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" It's staggering to consider what