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'You Are Worse Than I Am': Transcript Released Of Trump-Turnbull Call


TURNBULL: You can certainly say that it was not a deal that you would have done, but you are going to stick with it. Trump, however refused. The 24-minute call ended with Turnbull thanking Trump for his commitment. Such records, referred to as a " memorandum of conversation " are often circulated among White House staff and policymakers. In the transcript published by the Post , Turnbull repeatedly explains the terms of the agreement made by President Barack Obama for the resettle ... Read More »

Man, 73, banned from beaches for 'seeking his sugarbaby,' officials say


The 73-year-old said he walks the beach every day to meet people and have some fun and lately he has been wearing what some might consider a provocative T-shirt and passing out business cards with the same message. The retired engineer said he's embarrassed and would like to apologize to the teenager and her mother. He is accused of continuing to talk to the girl, and at one point, he pulled out a bra padding he was carrying, "saying he was looking for someone who would fill it", the report ... Read More »

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson


Ms Thornton said Mr Tillerson will not hold talks with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho , who will be attending the event. Washington is seeking talks on how North Korea can be suspended from Asia's biggest security forum as part of a broader effort to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically and force it to end its missile tests and abandon its nuclear weapons program, US and Philippine officials said. Read More »

Trump's calls to Mexico, Australia leaders leaked


The call bizarrely started with the president asking Mr Turnbull about champion golfer Greg Norman before it quickly devolved into a heated exchange about a USA agreement to accept refugees from Australian detention centres. "It makes me look so bad and I have only been here a week". I could name 30 others, but I do not have enough time. "It is entirely up to you", Mr Turnbull said. Read More »

Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia

The transcripts shared by the Post revealed that Trump argued with Peña Nieto on funding for his infamous and yet-to-be-erected wall, telling the Mexican leader what he can not say to the news media. That "formula" was not expanded upon in the transcript. "We are absolutely committed to working with you, my commitment as Prime Minister, the commitment of my Government is to do things with Aboriginal people, not do things to them, which of course is part of the problem, the problems of ... Read More »

Australia Terror Probe: Does a Surge in Airport Security Help?


Police have not identified the airline that was allegedly targeted in the plot, nor the specific means that were to be used to bring it down, other than to say it involved an "improvised device". One of the men had brought the device to Sydney airport in a piece of luggage he asked his brother to take with him on the flight, Mr Phelan said, adding that the brother had not been told about the bag's contents. Read More »

Lavrov and Tillerson agree to talk US-Russian ties: Moscow


Briefing reporters on diplomatic efforts to pressure Pyongyang, Tillerson said Washington would be willing to talk to the North if its leaders accept that they must disarm. North Korea is now holding two Korean-American academics and a missionary, a Canadian pastor and three South Korean nationals who were doing missionary work. Read More »

Gloria Estefan, Norman Lear, Lionel Richie among 2017 Kennedy Center honorees


The Kennedy Center Honors will celebrate the careers of Gloria Estefan , LL Cool J , Norman Lear , Lionel Richie , and Carmen de Lavallade this December in Washington, D.C. For a cultural center built around an opera house and symphony hall, it's depressing that this year not one classical musician has made the list and that again, this year, none of the musicians who have made America a force in pioneering the early instruments movement were included. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi visits flood-affected Lakhimpur in Assam


Rahul travelled in a boat to Amtola. He further said that the issue will be raised in Parliament by Congress . "Rupani also accused the Congress party of being insensitive and irresponsible, stating that they have sent their 40 MLAs to stay in a 5-star hotel in Bengaluru, while Gujarat is facing floods". Read More »

Tillerson assures North Korea 'We are not your enemy'

The United States and China have been wrestling with how best to respond to North Korea's second intercontinental ballistic missile test last week, which deepened global fears over Kim's nuclear weapons strike capabilities. Graham said war with North Korea is "inevitable" if it doesn't cease weapons development. "The question is: What is the aim of the sanctions? ". Read More »

Other Views: Gen. John Kelly, an adult in the West Wing

The Marine Corps general was formally sworn in as White House chief of staff on Monday . When asked by anchor Jake Tapper whether Kelly would bring a new kind of order to the Trump White House, such as suggesting that the President stop tweeting or at least introducing a review process for his tweets, Caputo said it was possible, provided Trump agreed to some ground rules with Kelly. Read More »

Men Rescued After Ventura County Fair Bungee Jump Malfunctions


Two other people were stuck in the basket, but later rescued. One-by-one, the two men individually attached themselves to harnesses and were able to safely rappel down to the ground on a rope-and-pulley system. "I was about to pass out", he told the Ventura County Star. "I remember I kept looking and could see the ladder coming towards me", he recalled in an interview with ABC News . Read More »

White House Hits Reset Button With New Chief Of Staff

Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job. Read More »

Indonesia deports Chinese, Taiwanese scam suspects


There have been several cases in recent years in which Taiwanese nationals arrested overseas for alleged involvement in telecom fraud have been deported to China, with Beijing arguing that the victims were all Chinese nationals or that it provided information that helped crack the cases. Read More »

Mental exam ordered for man in officer's slaying


First-degree murder and other charges were announced Thursday against Durham in the November 22 slaying of officer Collin Rose, who was investigating possible thefts from cars near the Wayne State campus. "This will allow a sense of recovery for the family, for officers of this department and for the Wayne State community at large", WSU Police Chief Anthony Holt said. Read More »

Two arrested after plane passenger 'spots man sending text about abusing children'


The passenger was flying on Monday from Seattle to San Jose, California , when she glanced over, read the man's texts and took pictures of the conversation. Investigators said that it appears two young children aged five and seven were sexually assaulted . Follow-up investigation revealed another suspect, Gail Burnworth of Tacoma, engaged in inappropriate sexual texts with Keller and detectives say two children (ages 5 and 7) have been identified as victims. Read More »

Kanye West sues insurer for $10 million


West canceled his "Saint Pablo" in November following a series of increasingly erratic and abbreviated performances and sought treatment in a Los Angeles hospital for what West's team described as a "debilitating medical condition". The suit also alleges that Lloyd's brought confidential information about West to the attention of the news media, and it claims that the firm's chosen doctor said at the time that West's mental condition was "disabling" enough to prevent him from continuing the ... Read More »

Wash. Post story: Trump refers to NH as a 'drug-infested den'


Trump suggested that both he and Peña Nieto should issue vague remarks about who will pay for the wall. Trump acknowledges that talk about building a wall at the US-Mexico border is more about image management than economic policy. Let's hear Sununu and Republican leaders across the state put politics aside and defend New Hampshire. "Your words are so handsome". Turnbull counters that "this is a big deal, and I think we should respect deals". Read More »

Majority of Harvard's Incoming Class is Nonwhite


DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores reportedly told the Crimson that the case does not apply to the university's general admission practices, rather their investigation will focus exclusively on the 2015 complaint. "Harvard's admissions process considers each applicant as a whole person, and we review many factors, consistent with the legal standards established by the U.S. Read More »

Large fire rips through Dubai's Torch Tower


Probers have noted that most of the big fires that have hit Dubai high-rises in recent years have spread rapidly, mostly due to flammable material used in cladding, a covering or coating used on the side of the buildings. Hope everyone gets out OK'. Firefighting brigades from four stations have been sent to battle the flames at the Torch Tower, the fifth tallest residential building in the world. Read More »

United States crushes almost two tons of ivory in New York Central Park


Calvelli said the three largest markets in the United States - California, Hawaii and NY - have fundamentally closed in recent years. His tradition has since caught on in dozens of countries, including China, France, Hong Kong, Chad, Italy and the United States, where the Fish and Wildlife Service destroyed a slightly smaller haul two years ago in Times Square, roughly one mile south of today's event. Read More »

North Carolina's Hatteras Island to get power back Friday


CHEC said crews are expected to finish connecting the new overhead line to the power grid today, leaving the energizing of the new line as the last major step in the process. New overhead cables were in place, and workers were testing them Thursday afternoon. During the construction of the new Bonner Bridge that stretches almost three miles across Oregon Inlet from Bodie Island to Hatteras Island, power lines were cut after a steel casing was driven into an underground transmission cable. Read More »