US President Donald Trump has today hit out at Kim Jong-un after North Korea launched a new, powerful missile which could potentially reach mainland America. Trump tweeted his fury over the latest test, referring to the North Korean dictator as 'Little Rocket Man'. He said: "The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. "Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. "Russia and China condemned the launch." Dramatic footage released today shows the moment North Korea launched its enormous new missile towards Japan - with Kim Jong-un watching. The video - released by the country's state media - shows the Hwasong-15 being transported to Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, about 18 miles north of Pyongyang. An ecstatic Kim Jong-Un hugged his generals as the weapon launched into the sky, travelling 590 miles towards Japan. The Hwasong-15 is an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) … [Read more...] about Donald Trump hits out at ‘Little Rocket Man’ Kim Jong-un after missile launch saying ‘why do North Koreans put up with him?
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DONALD Trump has today slammed Theresa May after she condemned his decision to retweet far-right group Britain First.But the US President suffered yet another embarrassing Twitter gaffe in doing so. Here's the lowdown.Yes, he accidentally tagged Theresa Scrivener, who has six followers on Twitter and follows 103 people.Using the Twitter handle @theresamay, she has posted just nine times since joining the Twitter in 2009.But because her account is protected only her six followers can read them.The Prime Minister has the Twitter handle @theresa_may and some 419,000 followers.The US President hit back at the UK Prime Minister after she said it was "wrong" of him to retweet three anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First.Trump wrote: "Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom."We are doing just fine!”He deleted the post 20 minutes later and reposted mentioning the … [Read more...] about Did Donald Trump tweet the wrong Theresa May and when else has he targeted the wrong account?
DONALD Trump was today sworn in as the new President of the United States of America, sparking a wave of fresh memes based on his inauguration.One picture of crowds posted on social media and showing a man wearing an overcoat and hat was wryly captioned: "Spot the Russian spy blending in."Earlier in the day Barack Obama's wife Michelle also captured the internet's imagination with her non-plussed expression after Melania Trump handed her a Tiffany box.The clip showing the less than impressed soon to be ex first lady has prompted internet meme-artists into a frenzy.But as a result of a lively and divisive campaign, opinions were divided on the internet about the rest of the day's events.With controversy and mudslinging on both sides the humorous, and sometimes vicious, parts of the internet was constantly making jokes. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump inauguration sparks wave of memes posted on social media
In what has become a trademark for this president, Donald Trump took to Twitter again Wednesday to make public a significant policy shift. In three consecutive messages President Trump revoked the Obama administration's policy instituted last year to allow transgender military personnel to serve openly. As a reason for his move, which was announced during the vacation of Pentagon chief James Mattis, Trump cited the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" that transgender service members would entail. But a study on the issue conducted last year by the Rand Corporation appears to contradict the rationale given by President Trump. Inconsistent with evidence "I can't speculate on the president's decision or his tweets," said Radha Iyengar, a senior economist at the Rand Corporation, "but I can say that the statements on the costs are not consistent with the evidence that we have available." "We are looking at maybe 25 to 130 active component service … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s transgender ban leaves service members in limbo, creates backlash
"If Hassan Rouhani is re-elected in presidential elections in May 2017, we will experience another Iran in five to six years." That was the prediction of Major General Herzi Halevi, head of Israel's military intelligence service, at the end of November while addressing university students in Tel Aviv. Rouhani has understood the needs of his people better than any other Iranian politician, he said. But re-election for Rouhani is looking less and less likely now. The Iranian president is facing fierce criticism at home. And now, his most important foreign policy success - the signing of the nuclear agreement and the end to international sanctions - is being called into question. Trump playing into hands of hardliners US President Barack Obama has always championed the nuclear agreement. He says it makes the world a safer place. But his successor, Donald Trump, has repeatedly said that he intends to dismantle the agreement with Tehran. He has called it the "worst deal ever made." It's … [Read more...] about Donald Trump – the darling of Iran’s hardliners
When Reverend Al Sharpton, the Baptist minister from New York and organizer of Monday's Ministers March for Justice in Washington, announced an interfaith rally six weeks ago to commemorate Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech given 54 years ago, what Sharpton and the religious leaders gathered here consider the moral failure of President Donald Trump and his government may have been already apparent. But in any case, the recent events in Charlottesville where a woman was killed during a rally organized by extreme right groups and Trump's widely condemned reaction to it only increased what one speaker at today's march – referencing Martin Luther King – called "the fierce urgency of now." Read more: Why the extreme-right violence in Charlottesville is unique "After the events of Charlottesville it is even more urgent that we gather from all over the country and all over the world across religious lines to protest against hatred and … [Read more...] about Charlottesville, Donald Trump energize faith leaders commemorating Martin Luther King
We welcome you to our rolling coverage of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, with the latest news, views and reactions to the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump, a real estate mogul and self-proclaimed billionaire, has become the 45th President of the United States. Authorities expected up to 900,000 people to participate in the inauguration celebrations, down from outgoing President Barack Obama's 1.8 million in 2009. Thousands of people were demonstrating in Washington, protesting his positions on women's rights and climate change. All updates in Central European Time (CET) 22:42 President Donald Trump and the First Family have arrived at the White House with Vice President Mike Pence and the Second Family. 22:11 Trump exited the presidential armored limo known as "The Beast" to walk along the parade route for a short distance near his D.C. hotel with Melania and his son Barron. Some people cheered … [Read more...] about +++ Donald Trump inauguration – live updates +++
Donald Trump built his entire unorthodox campaign on his staunch opposition to immigration by promising in his announcement speech bid to erect a "great wall” along the US-Mexican border in order to keep "rapists” supposedly sent by Mexico out of the country. He later repeatedly doubled down on his anti-immigrant stance by suggesting banning all Muslims from entering the United States. But while energizing his base, Trump's hard-line approach against immigrants of all different stripes could cost him at the polls as Hispanics and Muslim voters may turn out in large numbers to oppose the Republican presidential candidate. At a polling station in Claremont Elementary School in Arlington, a city just outside of Washington with one of the largest Hispanic populations in the state of Virginia, voters of various foreign backgrounds expressed their discontent with Donald Trump. No choice but Clinton "I came only for one reason”, said Johnny Maldonado, "to vote for … [Read more...] about For many voters with foreign backgrounds, Donald Trump is a lightning rod
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headed Monday morning to the flag-draped Pentagon to lay a wreath in tribute to the 2,977 killed 16 years ago on September 11 when Al-Qaeda hijackers slammed airplanes into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, as well as crashing another plane in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Their visit to the Department of Defense building in Arlington, Virginia where 184 people lost their lives came after a moment of silence on the south lawn of the White House alongside other White House and administration officials at 8:46 a.m. — the moment when the first plane struck the north Twin Tower. A moment of silence was also held at Ground Zero in New York City. Read more: Opinion: September 11 was a historic turning point 'Our entire nation grieves' In his first commemoration of the attack as US president, Trump had words of comfort for those whose loved ones were killed. "For the families with us on this … [Read more...] about US President Donald Trump marks 9/11 anniversary with warning for ‘savage killers’
Construction work is currently blocking road access for cars. You have to walk the last stretch to reach the Trump house located at Freinsheimer Strasse 20 in Kallstadt, a small, wine-producing village in the south-western part of Germany, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The house at this address is a modest one, with a pale facade and tiny windows. This is the residence where Donald Trump's grandfather lived before he emigrated from Germany to the US and made his legendary fortune. This little house and the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City are worlds apart, but they briefly collide in the documentary film "Kings of Kallstadt," directed by Simone Wendel. Frederick Trump immigrated to the US in 1885 The filmmaker, also born in Kallstadt, meets Donald Trump in his New York office and shows him a picture of his ancestor's house. "Beautiful," he says, which sounds a bit exaggerated, considering how modest the building is. The film director remembers that Trump was a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s German roots