Category: General News

Trump denounces ‘illegal leaks’ in new accounts of his campaign’s contact with Russia

  • by NewsPR
  • 9 Minutes ago
President Trump lashed out Saturday morning at a new Washington Post report of previously undisclosed alleged contacts between allies of his campaign and Russian government officials, calling the disclosures “illegal leaks” as he continues to try to shift the public focus to what he has said is a partisan attempt to undermine his presidency. A […]

Germany and Turkey need each other. But they’re on the verge of a breakup.

  • by NewsPR
  • 2 Hours ago
Turkey and Germany are, nominally, friends. But if you take even a cursory look at the way the two have been behaving lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Over the past few months, the two countries have been locked in an increasingly heated war of words and diplomatic slights. It culminated this week with […]

The curious case of China’s ‘ban’ on Winnie the Pooh

  • by NewsPR
  • 5 Hours ago
It’s not every day that Winnie the Pooh makes global headlines, but recently, amid a rush of serious news, the bear became the talk of the town. Last weekend, the Web went wild over reports that A.A. Milne’s “bear of very little brain” had been blocked in China because of his resemblance to Chinese President […]

Family of slain girl pleads with Trump after being denied visa to attend funeral

  • by NewsPR
  • 15 Hours ago
On the day Kenroy Smith learned that his young daughter had been killed more than 2,000 miles from his home in Kingston, Jamaica, he turned to Facebook to unleash his crushing grief. Why did they have to take her away from me Lord God help, he posted around noon July 13, shortly after police discovered […]

Trump to tap longtime coal lobbyist for EPA’s number-two spot

  • by NewsPR
  • 15 Hours ago
President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator, according to two senior administration officials. Wheeler, a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, is a lobbyist for coal giant Murray Energy and served as a top aide for Sen. James M. […]

Interior Dept. nominee, set for confirmation vote Monday, is accused of conflict of interest

  • by NewsPR
  • 15 Hours ago
David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for deputy interior secretary, has been described as “an excellent choice” by supporters and “a walking conflict of interest” by opponents. The full Senate is set to vote on his nomination Monday. Bernhardt wouldn’t be new to the Interior Department. He served under President George W. Bush as solicitor, the […]

Scaramucci once said it’s ‘disheartening’ that many dismiss climate change. Then he took a job with Trump.

  • by NewsPR
  • 15 Hours ago
Before he was an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, the president’s new White House communications director, lamented that some people did not accept the consensus among climate scientists that human activity was warming Earth. It was “disheartening” that so many people dismissed climate change as a “hoax,” Scaramucci tweeted. You can take steps […]

Microsoft’s secret weapon in ongoing struggle against Fancy Bear? Trademark law

  • by NewsPR
  • 17 Hours ago
Enlarge (credit: Harald Deischinger) On Friday, representatives of the notorious hacking entity known as Fancy Bear failed to appear in a federal court in Virginia to defend themselves against a civil lawsuit brought by Microsoft. As the Daily Beast first reported on Friday, Microsoft has been waging a quiet battle in court against the threat […]

White House taps new acting ethics chief, elevating general counsel over chief of staff

  • by NewsPR
  • 18 Hours ago
The White House elevated the agency’s general counsel, David J. Apol, over the chief of staff Shelley K. Finlayson, who was the designated successor to former director Walter M. Shaub Jr. Source:: White House taps new acting ethics chief, elevating general counsel over chief of staff

North Korean travel ban marks return to Cold War-era restrictions on U.S. citizens abroad

  • by NewsPR
  • 18 Hours ago
U.S. citizens have long been able to visit North Korea as tourists, but that will soon change. On Friday, the Trump administration announced that it was planning to bar U.S. tourists from traveling to North Korea next month. The move coincides with increasing tension between the Trump administration and Pyongyang about North Korea’s nuclear weapons […]
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