National Newswatch

Trump attacks Mueller report as redacted version soon to be released

Apr 16 2019 — — The U.S. president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign and the aftermath. He unleashed a series of tweets Monday focusing on […]

‘Everything is burning’: Fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Apr 15 2019 — — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze collapsed the cathedral’s spire and spread to one of its landmark rectangular […]

‘Mayor Pete’ joins 2020 Dem race as face of new generation

Apr 15 2019 — — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. “I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor,” he said to […]

Sanders pitches a tougher line than Trump on GM closures

Apr 15 2019 — — Sen. Bernie Sanders is challenging President Donald Trump to deny federal contracts to General Motors until the company reopens shuttered plants. The Democratic presidential contender accuses Trump of betraying the working people who got him elected. Campaigning in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday, Sanders said good corporate citizenship by multinationals like GM should be a […]

Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title

Apr 14 2019 — — Tiger Woods is a five-time Masters champion. The American claimed his fifth career victory at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, finishing at 13-under for a one-stroke win. But it was the 43-year-old’s first Masters title since 2005.

Trump confirms he’d like to send asylum seekers to sanctuary cities

Apr 12 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering sending “illegal immigrants” to Democratic strongholds — just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials said the idea had been discussed and quickly rejected. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving […]

Labour Party chief says U.K. should oppose Assange extradition to U.S.

Apr 12 2019 — — The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party says the government should oppose the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that the U.S. is trying to extradite Assange because he exposed “evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Diane Abbott, Labour’s spokeswoman for domestic affairs, told the BBC […]

Scandal-hit tabloid National Enquirer put up for sale by parent company

Apr 10 2019 — — The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. The parent of the National Enquirer said Wednesday that it is exploring a possible sale as part of a “strategic review” of its tabloid business. The decision […]

Barr wants to investigate origins of agencies ‘spying’ on Trump campaign

Apr 10 2019 — — Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he is reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, declaring he believed the president’s campaign had been spied on and wanted to make sure proper procedures were followed. “I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told senators at a budget hearing that, like a […]

Netanyahu appears headed toward 5th term as Israel’s prime minister

Apr 10 2019 — — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The outcome affirmed Israel’s continued tilt to the right and further dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to […]

Britain’s May in Berlin to plead case for new Brexit delay

Apr 9 2019 — — Prime Minister Theresa May brought her case for a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union to Berlin on Tuesday, while German and French officials insisted that any extension to the deadline must come with strings attached and assurances from London. Britain’s partners in the 28-nation European Union say they want clarity from […]