World President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, resembles Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom he’s cozied up to, in being “power-hungry” and inexperienced in government, U.S. intelligence officials reportedly said. The intelligence officials keeping tabs on the crown prince before he assumed that title in June 2017 “assessed him as a naive, inexperienced and ambitious upstart who was not prepared for a position of great power,” The Washington Post reported on Sunday. “They said they heard an echo of Mohammed in Kushner,” the report says. “Here, too, was a young, power-hungry ‘prince’ with no track record in government.” The reported slights against Kushner come as the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, which he has worked to improve, is rocked by the suspected killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A columnist for the Post and a U.S. resident, Khashoggi went … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner Is a Power-Hungry ‘Prince’ With No Government Experience Like Mohammed bin Salman, U.S. Intel Officials Say: Report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he had designated five groups, including Hezbollah and MS-13, as transnational criminal organizations to target with tougher investigations and prosecutions. Sessions also said he had designated the Sinaloa Cartel, Clan de Golfo and Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion for the crack down to be carried out by a special new task force. A special team of "experienced international narcotics trafficking, terrorism, organised crime, and money laundering prosecutors" will investigate individuals and networks providing support to Hezbollah, Sessions said Mostly active in Lebanon, Hezbollah was an outlier on the Attorney General's list, which was otherwise focused on groups with ties to Latin America. "With this new task force in place, our efforts will be more targeted and more effective than ever," Sessions said, explaining that in 90 days task-force members will give him specific recommendations "to prosecute these … [Read more...] about U.S. cracks down on transnational organised crime including Hezbollah
World Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they are expecting their first child to arrive in the spring. The announcement came as the pair launched their first royal tour together in Australia, five months after the Suits star tied the knot with the prince at Windsor Castle. While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby is expected to become the seventh in line to the throne, it could be the first in the line of succession to hold dual citizenship. Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. The couple has announced they are expecting a baby in Spring 2019. Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Applying for their baby to have both British and U.S. citizenship would be an option. The American Embassy in Britain states that a child born outside of the U.S. and in wedlock to a U.S. citizen parent married to a non-U.S. … [Read more...] about Royal Baby: Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s First Child Be a U.S. Citizen?
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage, rebutting President Donald Trump's ridicule of her as "fake Pocahontas" while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, said last month she would take a "hard look" at running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Trump in 2020. She and Trump clashed frequently through the 2016 presidential campaign and Trump has cast aspersions on her claim to Native-American ancestry. "When I decided to run for Senate in 2012, I never thought that my family's Native American heritage would come under attack and my dead parents would be called liars," she said on in a statement Monday. "And I never expected the president of the United States to use my family's story as a racist political joke," she said. Trump taunted Warren over the issue at a July rally in Montana. "I will give you a million dollars to your favourite … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as ‘Pocahontas,’ releases DNA test
By Allison Lampert ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - The latest trends in corporate jets, from high-end technology to hot showers at 40,000 feet, are on display at a flagship industry show in Orlando this week, where planemakers expect booming demand, helped by U.S. President Donald Trump's changes to the tax code. After years of sluggish sales, new models of business jets featuring longer ranges and elements like high-speed Wifi are attracting buyers. Others are weighing the advantage of tax deductions for new and pre-owned aircraft used for business, planemakers and forecasters said ahead of the Oct. 16-18 convention. The world's largest market for executive aircraft is the United States, where Democrats have criticized Republican Trump's recent tax changes as benefiting the wealthy while risking cuts to social security and healthcare. But for private jet makers, optimism is in the air, following years of weak sales in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. Tax changes that allows deductions … [Read more...] about Business jet show kicks off amid optimism over U.S. tax cut-spurred demand