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Prince Andrew accuser says she was forced to perform sex acts at 17

Sep 21 2019 — Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of several women who accused the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes, has revealed new details of her alleged sexual abuse by Britain’s Prince Andrew. Giuffre tells NBC’s Dateline she was forced to perform sex acts with Andrew when she was 17-years-old, after the British royal gave her vodka […]

New details reveal acrimonious split between Epstein and Duke of York

Sep 21 2019 — On August 19, Buckingham Palace put out a statement signed by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, that was emphatic in distancing the British Royal from the late disgraced financier, Jeffrey Epstein. “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behavior […]

U.S. to deploy military forces to Saudi Arabia, UAE after drone attacks on oil sites

Sep 21 2019 — — The United States is deploying military forces to the Middle East after Saturday’s drone attacks on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that the administration of President Donald Trump has blamed on Iran. “The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile […]

Trump pressured Ukraine’s President to investigate Biden’s son

Sep 20 2019 — President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son during a call earlier this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. That call, which took place on July 25, one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress about Russian interference in US elections, was also […]

Colt suspends production of AR-15 rifle for civilian market

Sep 19 2019 — — Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15. Colt’s CEO, Dennis Veilleux, says it is not permanently ending production but believes there is already an adequate supply of sporting rifles on the market. He said in a statement Thursday the company will concentrate on fulfilling […]

White House also involved in advising DNI not to share whistleblower complaint

Sep 19 2019 — — The White House and the Justice Department have advised the nation’s top intelligence agency that the controversial complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intelligence whistleblowers, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The revelation is the first known evidence of the White House’s involvement. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, House […]

Zarif threatens ‘all-out war’ in case of military strike on Iran

Sep 19 2019 — Iran’s foreign minister has raised the specter of “all-out war” in the event of US or Saudi military strikes and that Saudi Arabia would have to fight “to the last American soldier.” Javad Zarif told CNN that Iran hoped to avoid conflict, adding that the country was willing to talk to its regional rivals Saudi […]

John Bolton criticizes Trump foreign policy in closed-door speech

Sep 19 2019 — President Donald Trump’s recently ousted national security adviser John Bolton criticized the administration at a private luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, criticizing the president’s willingness to meet with the Taliban at Camp David and his handling of Iran and North Korea, a person who attended the event told NBC News.

Trump communication reportedly at center of whistleblower complaint

Sep 19 2019 — A whistleblower complaint by an intelligence officer that the Trump administration is withholding from Congress involves a phone conversation had by the president, a former U.S. intelligence official familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday night.

Trump says he’s ordering new sanctions on Iran Kevin Liptak-Profile-Image

Sep 18 2019 — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s ordered new sanctions on Iran, the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries following the attack over the weekend on Saudi oil facilities. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted. It wasn’t immediately clear to […]

Trump selects Robert O’Brien to be his next national security adviser

Sep 18 2019 — — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to name hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to be his new national security adviser. Trump’s announcement about O’Brien comes a week after the departure of John Bolton from the national security adviser’s post, citing policy disagreements. Trump and Bolton offered differing views on whether the longtime Republican policy adviser […]