Sunday , 21 October 2018

Politics

F-16 accidentally blown up by Belgian Air Force mechanic

When it was over, an F-16 lay burnt to a crisp on a tarmac in Belgium. The pictures tell the story: Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last Thursday and accidentally triggered that jet’s cannon, which fired at the other plane. Those rounds struck the recently fueled F-16, which exploded into a …

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Official resigns after Interior says Ben Carson sent 'false information'

A Housing and Urban Development official caught up in a controversy involving HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has resigned, a HUD spokesman said Friday. The Interior Department had said Thursday that Carson spread “false information” in an email that the HUD political appointee, Suzanne Israel Tufts, was going to become Interior’s internal watchdog, raising questions about …

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Bernie Sanders swings through Iowa in final midterm sprint

As part of an aggressive campaign swing in the final weeks of the 2018 midterms, Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to the state of Iowa this weekend, looking to boost a Democratic congressional hopeful that is trying to flip the state’s most conservative district to blue. Sanders will campaign on Saturday and Sunday with J.D. Scholten, the Democratic candidate in …

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Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. John Bolton leaves Saturday on a trip to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. His first stop is Moscow to meet with senior Russian officials at a time …

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President Trump blames Democrats for migrant group heading north

As a caravan of about 3,000 migrants from Central America heads toward the U.S. border, President Donald Trump blamed the Democrats on Friday for the surge in illegal border crossings at a rally in Mesa, Arizona. “Democrats believe that illegal border crossers should be set free,” Trump said, though he did not identify any Democrats who have said this by …

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North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling

Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life — a community which historically hasn’t used street names or addresses and instead relies on post office boxes. So, a few years back when he made the 90-minute trek to the state capital of Bismarck to the …

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Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage shortly before he was to participate in a debate, was met with gasps and cries of “No!” from …

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New details of top US general's close call in Afghanistan insider attack

New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday’s violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials and wounded the province’s governor. Gen. Austin Scott Miller told Friday he believes the attacker was targeting the Afghan officials and expressed confidence that despite the attack Afghan forces will be able to ensure …

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