Let’s close the week by looking at the biggest stories making headlines.
Pelosi told House Democrats at a closed-door she spoke to Trump via phone Thursday morning and urged him to reassure those protected in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, two sources said. Trump initiated the phone call to Pelosi, they said.
Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it sold about $100,000 in political advertising — roughly 3,000 ads — to Russian troll farms from June 2015 to May 2017. But Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said that he heard a different story from the social media giant during the 2016 election.
“We also awarded the Order of Friendship to Mr. Tillerson, your fellow countryman, but fell in with the wrong crowd. He is moving to a slightly different direction but I hope the wind of friendship and cooperation will take him to the right path eventually,” Putin, who was addressing an American moderator, said during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok.
“The situation is very grave. It doesn’t seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament,” the prime minister told a meeting of defense ministers in Seoul Thursday. “A special measure is urgently needed to stop their recklessness.”
President Donald Trump surprised the leaders of his own party in Congress on Wednesday when he backed a deal pushed by Democrats to attach hurricane relief money to a shorter-term bump in the debt ceiling as well as keeping the government open, cutting off his own Treasury secretary to strike a deal.
The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which involves nausea and vomiting more severe than the typical morning sickness many women suffer during early pregnancy. On Tuesday it was announced that the royal couple is expecting a third child. But it was George who took center stage on Thursday.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the “Suburbicon” director talks candidly about his new life as a dad (he’s great at changing diapers), why audiences haven’t seen him act in a while, and what he thinks awaits him in his “third act.”
By close of business Wednesday, every Kenyan had heard, seen pictures or watched that video of 2 naked men in Mombasa. As the story went, the two men had stolen a car – a Nissan Fuga, and were driving it towards Bamburi Mtambo from Bamburi Mwisho.
Plans are underway to convert the official residence of the former Coast provincial commissioner into the Deputy President’s official residence. According to a newspaper advertisement, the Government is calling on contractors to pick tenders to carry out conversion works on the building. The h
Seven people died yesterday and several others were injured in a tragic road accident involving four vehicles on the Thika Superhighway. The accident happened when a public service vehicle (PSV) heading to Nairobi city center from Mwiki in Kasarani rammed into two vehicles coming in the opposite
So Facebook reportedly sold thousands of ads to a shady Russian company trying to influence voters around the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This much we know. What is less clear, perhaps, is just how big of a deal this is. Unfortunately, the answer is complicated. But nothing about this looks good.
The Elon Musk-founded company SpaceX just launched a secret mission for the U.S. government to orbit. The company then landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket back on land in Cape Canaveral, just days before Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit the area. The mission is an unusual one for SpaceX.
Come on downnnnnnnnnn! You could be the lucky winner of a new Amazon headquarters, complete with $5 billion in investment, 50,000 “high-paying jobs,” and plenty more economic development. Amazon announced on Thursday that it’s soliciting proposals for “HQ2”- Amazon’s second headquarters and its first outside of its Seattle home.
Including… Taylor Swiftchat?
Facebook admitted to congressional investigators on Wednesday that it sold $100,000 to a nebulous Russian company with a history of pro-Kremlin propaganda, the Washington Post first reported. The ads, which started running in the summer of 2015 and continued throughout the election, pushed divisive issues like gun rights, immigration fears, and racial strife, the newspaper reported.
In case the book wasn’t terrifying enough, you’ll soon be able to get your next Stephen King fix on Netflix. Filmmaker Mike Flanagan adapted King’s 1992 novel, Gerald’s Game , into a heart-racing movie starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. The film hits Netflix on Sept.
Seth Rogen’s Twitter feed has been abound with political playfulness recently, what with his recent trolling of right wing radio host Bill Mitchell. But things have escalated somewhat, as WikiLeaks seem to have accused Rogen of secretly plotting to enact regime change in North Korea.
Federal officials have decided not to punish United Airlines after all, over a now infamous incident in which a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight. An investigation by the Department of Transportation found no evidence that United violated the passenger’s civil rights, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Donald Trump was finally unanimously praised for something: his $1 million pledge to Harvey victims. On Wednesday the White House released the recipients of his donation: 12 nonprofits including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and smaller Christian ministries organizations.
Puerto Rico is bracing for Hurricane Irma after the powerful storm caused at least seven deaths and left widespread destruction in the Caribbean. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable” while there were warnings of a “cruel” impact on French territories St Martin and St Barts.
About 164,000 Rohingya Muslims have poured into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since violence erupted two weeks ago. They say the military and Rakhine Buddhists are destroying their villages to drive them out after attacks by Rohingya militants on police posts. The government rejects this, saying the militants and Muslim residents are burning their own villages.
Prince George is to begin his first day at school – but it is not clear whether his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be well enough to take him. Kensington Palace said a decision on whether Catherine, who is suffering from severe morning sickness, will drop him off will be made this morning.
Tens of thousands of people have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Many speak of killings, rape and even massacres. Off the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh, a row of crescent-shaped, wooden fishing boats approach the shore, listing dangerously in the strong winds. As they get closer, you can see they are packed.
In our series of letters from African journalists, novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the plight of medics who “saved” Nigeria from the Ebola pandemic in 2014 but who have not yet been paid. In October 2014, Nigeria received universal praise for its swift and efficient tackling of the Ebola pandemic which had struck West African neighbours Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.