Following Trump's announcement of his plans to visit Germany, the mayor of the hometown of Trump's grandparents, Kallstadt, shrugged at the news. "If he comes, then he comes, if he doesn't then he doesn't. Until then, our church clock will keep ticking as usual," Mayor Thomas Jaworek told dpa on Monday. … [Read more...] about #TrumpNotWelcome trends in Germany after Trump says he’d like to visit ‘soon’
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The memos, first reported by the New York Times and Axios, were written by Navarro on 29 January and 23 February. The first memo, composed on the day Trump set up a White House coronavirus taskforce, gave a worst-case scenario of the virus killing more than half a million Americans. … [Read more...] about Trump was warned in January of Covid-19’s devastating impact, memos reveal
"I spoke to him (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi) Sunday morning, called him, and I said we'd appreciate you allowing our supply (of hydroxychloroquine) to come out. If he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course there may be retaliation. Why wouldn't there be," Trump said at a White House press briefing. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Trump warns India of retaliation over ‘game-changer’ drug
The dramatic slump in oil prices is making the funding effective government in Iraq even more difficult than it was already. Siphoning off oil revenues has been the political class’s main achievement and the major source of growing popular discontent with how democracy has actually functioned in post-Saddam Iraq. With the revenue stream dwindling the competition to control it is likely to get more brutal. … [Read more...] about Iran’s plot to force Trump out of the Middle East is proving lethally effective
My Kushner discoveries were an offshoot of my research for a chapter on Harvard donors. Somebody had slipped me a document I had long coveted: the membership list of Harvard’s Committee on University Resources. The university wooed more than 400 of its biggest givers and most promising prospects by putting them on this committee and inviting them to campus periodically to be wined, dined and subjected to lectures by eminent professors. … [Read more...] about How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?