Here are the stories making headlines today.
Shrewd businessmen world over have adopted the art of hedging their bets when it comes to political candidates. For the fear of losing favour with an incoming government, they spread their financial resources across the major candidates, so that they are on the safe side irrespective of who becom
It was an all out war between Kenyans and Ugandans on Twitter over the weekend. Like the recent tweef with Tanzania, Kenya’s online put their best foot forward to ensure Uganda lives to regret ever picking up a fight with us. It’s unclear how all this started, but boy was it funny.
A Prayer for the Nation. pic.twitter.com/dHP00lBeHj – Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) June 11, 2017 It was the mother of all campaign fundraising dinners, and according to report, at least Sh1 billion was raised. The ‘Friends of Jubilee Foundation’ held a multi-million shilling a plate dinn
Many MPs are angry over what they see as an unnecessary vote that has cost several lawmakers their seats and are demanding she run a more open, collegiate government after her first months of a dictatorial regime.
After the airplane landed safely back in Sydney, emergency crews found a gaping hole in the front part of the engine nacelle’s structural casing, known as the nose cowl. The incident with the jetliner’s engines is the second of its kind in as many months.
Macron’s fledgling party is expected to win between 415 and 445 seats in the lower house after taking a projected 32.3% of the vote. Such a margin of victory in the 577-seat house would give Macron the majority he so badly craves to further his political revolution.
Ninety-seven percent of the votes favored statehood but voter participation was just 23% after opposition parties called for a boycott of what they called a “rigged” process in part over the ballot language. Congress, the only body that can approve new states, will ultimately decide whether the status of the US commonwealth changes.
Speaking to CNN, he said he was afraid the South Korean military would find out he was talking to the media. He faces charges for having sexual relations with another man, a crime within the South Korean military punishable by up to two years in prison.
For President Richard Nixon, the controversy over his secret White House tape recordings began with a break-in at the Watergate Hotel. If President Donald Trump is also keeping recordings of his conversations, any controversy over those will have begun with a tweet.
“Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday,” read the tweet, which featured a picture from inside the Executive Residence, past the Truman Balcony, overlooking the South Lawn. On what appeared to be a set dining room table, two tall, tapered candles in silver holders were lit.
Hammond, who was in Switzerland filming Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” was flown to hospital in St. Gallen after the electric supercar he was driving crashed and then burst into flames. Hammond’s co-host, Jeremy Clarkson, said that it was the “biggest crash I’ve ever seen and the most frightening.”
President Donald Trump has set a deadline of July 4 for a shakeup of the White House that could include removing Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, according to two administration officials and three outside advisers familiar with the matter.
By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] board will discuss Chief Executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company’s management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) slammed the foreign policy of President Donald Trump and even compared him to former President Barack Obama. The Guardian newspaper asked McCain what message Trump was sending the United Kingdom when he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the June 3 terror attack which left eight dead and dozens wounded.
“The Mummy” is no match for ” Wonder Woman.” During its first weekend in theaters, the Tom Cruise monster movie debuted at No. 2, earning a tepid $32 million in North American grosses. “Wonder Woman” retained the top spot, collecting an impressive $57.2 million.
A dramatic video has been released by South Carolina officials showing the rescue of kidnap victim Kala Brown who had been chained inside a metal crate by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. “My neck’s attached to the wall,” Brown, 30, can be heard telling Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they used a blow torch and crowbar to break into the crate last November.
It’s probably costing the city of Los Angeles a lot of money to keep President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star. The infamous star has been vandalized, again, this time during the city’s Resist March, which this year replace the annual L.A. Pride Parade, on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.