France, Germany pledge closer ties with new bilateral t…

PARIS –  French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have pledged to agree on a new French-German treaty this year to deepen cooperation between the two countries. In a joint statement Sunday, both leaders say they will seek closer economic ties and convergence on tax issues. They also want to develop a common diplomatic approach, boost cooperation on foreign affairs and security including the fight against terrorism, and “defend more effectively French-German common interest and values.” The statement was timed to commemorate 55 years since the signing ofRead More

Fusion GPS’s ties to Clinton campaign, Russia investiga…

Kaitlyn Schallhorn From its connection to Hillary Clinton’s campaign to the publication of a graphic dossier about President Trump, Fusion GPS has become something of a major player in the Russia investigation. The political firm was behind the controversial dossier that contained numerous colorful but unverifiable allegations about Trump’s connections to Russia. And that dossier got somebody “killed,” according to an attorney for Fusion GPS. “Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work,” said attorney JoshuaRead More

USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch amid Larry …

USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch training facility in Texas, the main training facility for the U.S. national teams. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles claimed she was molested at the facility by former Dr. Larry Nassar, the ex-team doctor who faces decades in prison for abusing more than 100 athletes.  In a series of tweets sent on behalf of CEO Kerry Perry, the organization confirmed the Huntsville, Texas, facility will “no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center.”  Please attribute to Kerry Perry, president andRead More

Malaysia’s Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahath…

ANNABELLE LIANG SINGAPORE –  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country’s relationship with neighboring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his closest rival in upcoming elections. “We believe in good relations with our neighbor, with Singapore, and we’ve proven that we can bring tangible benefits to the people if we work closely together,” Najib said at a news conference in Singapore. “The other side may have other ideas. We certainly do not want to return to the era of confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric between our twoRead More

Top U.S. general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants. “Do we agree on everything right now? No we don‘t. But are we committed to a more effective relationship with Pakistan? We are. And I‘m not giving up on that,” Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a small group of reporters during a trip to Brussels. TheRead More

Fashion world cuts ties with 2 famous photographers ami…

The fashion world will no longer do business with Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, who have been accused of repeatedly sexually harassing male models and assistants.  (REUTERS, File) The fashion world is cutting ties with two famed photographers in the wake of troubling sexual-exploitation allegations against them. Condé Nast announced that it will no longer do business with celebrity photogs Mario Testino and Bruce Weber, who have been accused of repeatedly sexually harassing male models and assistants. Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour said that while she is pals withRead More

Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

NEW DELHI –  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning his first visit to India to promote defense, trade and energy ties. Netanyahu arrives Sunday for a six-day visit. On Monday, he’ll meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well as attend an India-Israel CEO Forum Meeting. India’s External Affairs Ministry says the two countries are expected to sign agreements on cybersecurity, energy and space cooperation and film production. Israel and India have developed close ties in high-tech and defense cooperation. Source link قالبRead More

Moby doubles down on Trump’s Russia ties, which he says…

Moby doubles down on Trump’s Russia ties, which he says he learned about from CIA agent friends  New York Daily News Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia  Fox News Temptation: Moby Riffs on CIA Plot to Lure Him Into Anti-Trump, Russia Probe  Sputnik International Full coverage Source link قالب وردپرس

As Aid Ends Will US-Pakistan Ties Recover?

Last week, tensions between Pakistan and the US reached a tipping point as the Trump administration announced the US would be suspending aid and arms shipments to Pakistan valued at over $1 billion. By The original uploader was Bazonka at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons On January 4th, following President Trump’s fiery tweets, the US announced that they would be suspending all security aid to Pakistan “until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network.” Adding insult to injury,Read More

YouTube cuts ties with vlogger over Japan suicide video

Image copyright YOUTUBE/Logan Paul Image caption The video was posted to Logan Paul’s 15 million subscribers YouTube has cut business ties with a star of the video-sharing website after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Logan Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the top 5% of the platform’s content creators. YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the US vlogger. Paul posted the video with a man’s body onRead More