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Donald Trump Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years

      NEW YORK --- Donald Trump Jr.'s wife took legal steps on Thursday to formally end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they're going their separate ways but "will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families." Vanessa Trump, a former model, listed the breakup as "uncontested" in a state Supreme Court divorce complaint filing that is secret except for the title of the case. The Trumps, each 40 years old, were married in 2005 and have five children. Their first child, a girl born in 2007, made a grandfather of Donald Trump a decade before he became president. In a statement issued through The Trump Org...Keep on reading: Donald Trump Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 16th, 2018

Freed U.S. pastor heads home from Turkey, Trump thanks Erdogan

WASHINGTON DC, USA – An American pastor held for two years in Turkey on terror-related charges headed home to the United States on Saturday, October 13,where he was to meet with US President Donald Trump, who signaled an easing in the diplomatic crisis sparked by the case. Trump said he would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks

BEIJING --- A top North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim's nuclear program, in the North's highest-level mission to the United States in 18 years. Associated Press reporters saw Kim Yong Chol at Beijing's airport just after noon. South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited diplomatic sources as saying that Kim was on an Air China flight to New York that departed later Wednesday afternoon. Yonhap said Kim, who had arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, was traveling with five other North Korean officials. Kim, one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted aides,...Keep on reading: Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Most senior North Korean envoy to hold official talks in US in 18 years

A senior North Korean official is headed to New York to discuss an upcoming summit, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again meeting between Trump and North Korea’s leader may go ahead next month. Source link link: Most senior North Korean envoy to hold official talks in US in 18 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence

  The United States military's hands-off approach on the ground in Syria is ceding influence to Russia and Iran, a top lawmaker warned on Tuesday, as the Pentagon said it has seen the Islamic State (IS) "resurge" in parts of the country.   Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said Moscow and Tehran have "significant influence" in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation due to their years-long commitment, while President Donald Trump signals the US could be headed for the exits there.   When asked whether he wanted a greater US troop presence to shape events in Syria, Corker was somber.   "I think the administration's plans are ...Keep on reading: US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Trump daughter-in-law files for divorce

NEW YORK, USA – The wife of Donald Trump Jr, the US president's eldest son, filed for divorce on Thursday, March 15, in New York, according to several American media reports. Vanessa Trump, nee Haydon, married Donald Jr in November 2005. The couple, both 40, have 5 children between the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Donald Trump Jr.’s wife files for divorce in New York

By Jason Lange and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The wife of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, has filed for divorce in New York, according toThe post Donald Trump Jr.’s wife files for divorce in New York appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Trump floats rogue killers in Khashoggi case, Pompeo heads to Saudi

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPDATED) – "Rogue killers" could be to blame for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has said, as his Secretary of State headed to Riyadh in an attempt to find out what happened. Turkish police on Monday, October 15, searched the Saudi consulate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

WASHINGTON --- Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump welcomed Brunson to the White House to celebrate his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey, which had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups. Brunson returned to the U.S. aboard a military jet shortly before meeting the president. He was detained in October 2016, formally arrested that December and placed under house arrest on...Keep on reading: US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena

WASHINGTON, United States -- The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West goes way back. At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he famously interrupted an acceptance speech by the then 19-year-old Swift for Best Female Video to say that Beyonce deserved the honor. "Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!" he said, leaving Swift in tears. Now, their on-off feud has made the somewhat unlikely shift from the stage to the political arena. West is a vocal -- and somewhat improbable -- supporter of President Donald Trump and will sit down with him for lunch at the White House this week, after meeting his wife...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser says she feared Supreme Court pick would rape her

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – University professor Christine Blasey Ford said Thursday, September 27, she believed she was going to be raped or accidentally killed during an alleged assault 36 years ago by Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court. "I am here today not because I want to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

UNITED NATIONS --- President Donald Trump got some laughter when he addressed world leaders on Tuesday. It wasn't intentional. The president was highlighting U.S. gains under his watch as he opened his address to the U.N. General Assembly. He said the American economy was "booming like never before" and that his administration has accomplished more in less than two years than almost any other administration. His boast elicited laughter from the scores of heads of state and delegates in the audience for the speech. Trump, who has long claimed that his predecessors' weak leadership prompted other nations "to laugh" at the US. appeared flustered and responded, "I didn't expect ...Keep on reading: World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Japan, Vietnam urge U.S. to rejoin Pacific trade deal

HANOI, Vietnam – Japan and Vietnam on Thursday, September 13, urged the United States to rejoin a sprawling Pacific trade deal, almost two years after President Donald Trump's withdrawal dealt a major blow to what would have been the world's largest free trade pact.  Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

On 9/11, Trump goes to Pennsylvania to honor Flight 93 heroes

Seventeen years after the devastating 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump heads to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to pay tribute, as his predecessors have done, to the men and women who died aboard hijac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Obama scorches Trump in return to campaign trail

URBANA, Ill. — Former President Barack Obama has issued a scorching critique of his successor, accusing President Donald Trump of “capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.” Obama spoke at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign less than two months before midterm elections that could determine the course of Trump’s presidency. The… link: Obama scorches Trump in return to campaign trail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Time for Trumpy Filipinos to flip, and you can do it anonymously

I've followed the phenomenon of the Trumpy Filipino for nearly two years now, and despite all the reasons for flips to flip, each time I go back and ask if any of them would like to recant their support for The Donald, they stand pat. They mention reasons for sticking with Trump, like Hillary, as if that's relevant. Or they talk about the economy. Yeah, that's a good one. Taxes are lower. And what about conservative values about controlling the debt? Oh, but the economy is good, they say. So, forget about the president who is the subject of an active criminal investigation; an unindicted co-conspirator; the subject of a damning book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, who cal...Keep on reading: Time for Trumpy Filipinos to flip, and you can do it anonymously.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Time for Trumpy Filipinos to flip, and you can do it anonymously

I’ve followed the phenomenon of the Trumpy Filipino for nearly two years now, and despite all the reasons for flips to flip, each time I go back and ask if any of them would like to recant their support for The Donald, they stand pat. They mention reasons for sticking with Trump, like Hillary, as… link: Time for Trumpy Filipinos to flip, and you can do it anonymously.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

U.S. denies China policy change after Taiwan leader speech in LA

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump's administration denied Tuesday, August 14, any change to its "One-China" policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the US, the first time in 15 years a Taiwanese leader has done so. Beijing said that it had lodged an official ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Former staffer in new book: I saw Trump’s racism ’with my own eyes’

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey --- Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving "like a dog off the leash" at numerous events he attended without his wife, first lady Melania Trump. The accusations are among a long list of scandalous claims contained in her new book, "Unhinged," set to come out Aug. 14. The Associated Press purchased an early copy of the memoir, which the White House has already slammed as "riddled with lies and false accusations." In the book, Manigault Newman, who was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a s...Keep on reading: Former staffer in new book: I saw Trump’s racism ’with my own eyes’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

      ANKARA, Turkey --- A financial shockwave ripped through Turkey on Friday, when its currency nosedived on concerns about its economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally. The lira tumbled 14 percent in one day, to 6.51 per dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make the Turkish poorer and further erode international investors' confidence in the country. The currency's drop --- 41 percent so far this year --- is a gauge of fear over a country coming to terms with years of high debt, international concern over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's push ...Keep on reading: Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in basketball, rowing and canoeing. "Sports have played the role of peacemaker between the Koreas," said Kim Seong-jo, vice chairman of South Korea's Olympic committee and the country's chef de mission at the Asian Games. "If the combined teams put out good performances and win medals, that would be putting the cherry on the top." North and South Korea have used sports diplomacy this year in a bid to decrease animosity and initiate a new round of global diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea leaders consider goodwill gestures as crucial to keep the positive atmosphere alive for what could become a long and difficult attempt to persuade the North to give up its nuclear and missile programs. There's not much Seoul can do beyond such gestures, though, as joint economic projects are out of the question when lifting sanctions against North Korea is far beyond the South's control. The more substantial discussions on the North's denuclearization — including what, when and how it would occur— are always going to be between Washington and Pyongyang. Here's a look at what the Koreas are planning for the Asian Games and their ebbs and flows in sports diplomacy: ___ BLUE FLAGS AND COMBINED TEAMS In the opening ceremony in Jakarta, athletes from North and South Korea will parade together under the flag featuring a blue map that symbolized a unified Korean Peninsula. It will be virtual repeat of the joint march during February's Winter Olympics in the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang, minus the gloves, parkas and fur hats. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent hundreds of athletes, artists and government officials to the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Koreas also fielded their first combined Olympic team in women's ice hockey, which drew passionate support from crowds despite losing all five of its games with a combined score of 28-2. At the Asian Games, the Koreas will be expected to deliver more than just feel-good stories. There's pressure for the investment to yield gold. A group of 34 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials have been in South Korea since last month for combined teams in women's basketball and the men's and women's events in rowing and canoeing. Coach Lee Moon-kyu, who has retained a core of South Korean players who won gold at the 2014 Asian Games at home in Incheon, got a first-hand look at North Korean players during exhibitions in Pyongyang in early July. Lee later picked three North Korean players for the Asian Games squad, including center Ro Suk Yong. Lee will also have a North Korean assistant coach on his bench. The Koreans will face Taiwan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and India in their preliminary group. South Korean forward Lim Yung-hui said the chemistry between the players has been improving. "The Northern players share the same goal of the gold medal and we talk a lot about how we should be putting out a good performance there," Lim said. "We weren't given much time, but we are practicing hard in a positive atmosphere." The Koreas will field combined teams in dragon boat events in canoeing and the lightweight men's four, lightweight men's eight and lightweight women's double sculls in rowing. If a combined team wins gold, athletes on the podium will hear the traditional folk song of "Arirang,"used in both Koreas as an unofficial anthem for peace, instead of their respective national anthems. The Korean athletes are likely to become an attraction at the Asian Games, where the international media will follow closely. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, South Korean figure skater Kam Alex Kang-chan created a media frenzy by taking a selfie with North Korea's Kim Ju Sik and posting it on Instagram. The photo recalled a famous 2016 selfie taken by two North and South Korean gymnasts at the Rio Olympics which International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described as a "great gesture." ___ THEY DON'T ALWAYS PLAY NICE The Koreas have a history of using sports to foster diplomacy since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The 1991 world table tennis championships in Japan were the first time the Koreas fielded a combined team at a major international event. The atmosphere wasn't always friendly, though. During the height of their Cold War rivalry and recurring periods of animosity since, sports often became an alternate political battlefield. North Korean athletes and coaches would reject handshakes with their South Korean competitors and berate South Korean reporters during news conferences. The sports detente of 1991 evaporated when a North Korean athlete who competed at the world judo championships in Barcelona defected and arrived in South Korea amid heavy media coverage. North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the '88 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and relations dramatically worsened on the eve of the Seoul Olympics with the bombing of a South Korean passenger jet that killed all 115 aboard in December 1987. The inter-Korean warmth heading into this year's Asian Games contrasts with the awkwardness between the rivals surrounding the 2014 Asiad held in South Korea. Seoul's then-conservative government invited North Korean athletes to compete, but made it clear it had no interest in joint marches or combined teams. North Korean subsequently withdrew an offer to send its all-female cheering squad to Incheon after squabbling with the hosts over costs. North Korean leader Kim did send a senior government delegation to the closing ceremony, but they returned home without meeting then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The North was still seething over the Asian Game treatment years later as it gleefully observed Park's presidency crashing over a corruption scandal. "The Park Geun-hye group's mad confrontational racket is to blame for why (the North Korean) visit to Incheon did not result in improved relations," the North said in a statement in April last year. ___ WILL THE GOOD TIMES LAST? Kim has found a willing counterpart in Moon, a liberal who won the presidential by-elections to replace Park last year. Since the Pyeongchang Olympics, Kim has met Moon twice and leveraged the summits to get to U.S. President Donald Trump. After their June summit in Singapore, Kim and Trump issued a vague aspirational goal for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing specific plans. Sports exchanges and other goodwill gestures are important policy tools for Moon, who wants Seoul to be in the "driver's seat" in international efforts to deal with Pyongyang. The Koreas have also agreed to resume temporary reunions between relatives separated by the war and are holding military talks to reduce tensions across their heavily armed border. "Hopefully, (the Asian Games) will provide an opportunity to use sports to facilitate diplomacy and cooperation," Moon said while meeting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Seoul last month. Seoul's presidential office hasn't announced yet whether Moon would attend the opening ceremony in Jakarta on Aug. 18. Whatever happens in Indonesia or with nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, the Koreas will always have those heartening selfies posted by athletes. "Sports can be used to build momentum and trust, but they don't solve fundamental problems," said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a policy adviser to Moon. "There's not much South Korea can currently do, but at least it's trying to actively do the things it can to keep the positive atmosphere alive. ".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018