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President, First Lady Skipping Kennedy Center Awards

August 19, 2017 |

The White House has announced that President Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center arts awards. The statement says the decision to break with tradition was made to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” Past…
Newser

Tim Cook Memo: ‘I Disagree With the President’

August 17, 2017 |

The backlash against President Trump’s inflammatory remarks on Charlottesville continues, including two White House business councils being shuttered after members started defecting. The latest voice to enter the mix: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who Wednesday sent a memo to employees decrying “hate and bigotry” in general, and Trump’s take on…
Newser

Iranian President Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

August 15, 2017 |

Iran’s president issued a direct threat to the West on Tuesday, claiming his country is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours—and quickly bringing it to even more advanced levels than when it signed the nuclear deal. The AP reports Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers follow the Iranian…
Newser

President Trump might be right that North Korea’s threat to Guam will boost tourism

August 15, 2017 |

When the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un threatened to fire a nuclear weapon toward the U.S. territory of Guam, President Trump predicted that the added attention from the threat would increase tourism to the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean.

And some tourism officials agree. But they don’t…


L.A. Times – Business

Chinese President Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call With Trump

August 13, 2017 |

The Chinese and American sides emphasized different takeaways from the call, which occurred just hours after the U.S. president said military resources were in place, “locked and loaded.”
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

CNN

Chinese President calls for restraint over North Korea

August 12, 2017 |

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for restraint during a phone call Saturday with President Donald Trump over the escalating tensions with North Korea.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

CNN

President issues extraordinary warning to North Korea

August 9, 2017 |

President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea on Tuesday warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen,” during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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