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Iran Blasts Trump 'Hate Speech,' as World Leaders React to President's First United Nations Address
Iran's top diplomat criticized President Donald Trump's ignorant first-ever speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times-not the 21st Century UN-unworthy of a reply. French President Emmanuel Macron warned Trump that alienating the Iran would make more difficult the effort to end Syria's six-year war. The UK also reportedly backed Trump's fiery rhetoric toward Iran and North Korea, which he referred to as rogue regimes.
Trump Was Laughed At By World Leaders For Dissing Socialism
When President Donald Trump criticized socialism during his speech Tuesday at the United Nations, he seemed to expect roaring approval from the audience. Is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure, Trump added.
War With North Korea? People Are Building Nuclear Bunkers and Shelters Again Because of Trump and Kim Jong Un
As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear program and test missiles, and President Donald Trump threatens action, companies that build bunkers are reporting increasing numbers of phone calls and orders. On Tuesday, Trump said in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly that if necessary, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. He also referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man, reiterating a phrase he used in a tweet on Sunday.
Why Trump's UN rhetoric broke the mould
President Donald Trump's 'Rocket Man' speech at the UN could well be unprecedented or, at the least, will become one of the most memorable of its General Assembly moments. He underlined the extraordinary statement with his derogatory Twitter nickname for the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He reinforced concerns about his war rhetoric on North Korea, and fears that he'll rip up the nuclear deal limiting Iran's nuclear programme.
Israel's Netanyahu Calls on World to Change or Cancel Iran Deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world to change or cancel a nuclear deal with Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump called the agreement an embarrassment to the United States. He added that Iran must face severe sanctions for its ballistic missile program and should be prevented from extending its influence in Syria. After eight years of clashing with former US President Barack Obama over Iran and the Palestinians, Netanyahu thanked Trump effusively for his support for Israel.
What Total Destruction of North Korea Means
North Korea is a serious problem, and not one of Trump's making-the last four American presidents failed to impede North Korea's progress towards a nuclear weapon. The inescapable constraint on US action is, of course, that the capital of South Korea lies in range of the 8,000 artillery pieces North Korea has aimed at its kin. The more likely course, as Vipan Narang and Ankit Panda have argued, would be North Korea launching on warning-fail deadly mode.
Senate panel to consider bills to protect special counsel Mueller from being fired
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Tuesday it will consider two bills to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired as he investigates possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in last year's election. His spokesman, Taylor Foy, confirmed that the hearing will focus largely on two bipartisan bills to shield Mueller, whose investigation Trump has denounced as a witch hunt. The legislation would be retroactive to May 17, when Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Executive's Sexist Rant at Kathy Griffin Prompts Backlash
Mr Mezger's tirade, which was recorded by security cameras at Ms Griffin's home, began once officers arrived. Ms Griffin apologized for the episode, but it nonetheless resulted in the loss of her place on CNN's annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Ms Griffin is someone whom Donald Trump kind of put the heat on, he said. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.
Senate panel calls Michael Cohen to open hearing after Trump lawyer shares statement with press
President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, agreed Tuesday to testify in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing next month - after the panel abruptly canceled a transcribed interview that had been scheduled. The Committee expects witnesses in this investigation to work in good faith with the Senate, their statement later added. After Cohen's appearance was rescheduled for Oct 25, Burr told reporters he did not think the panel would need to subpoena the attorney.
Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's best friend. Sessions called on local jurisdictions that have sought to shield illegal immigrants from deportation efforts to reconsider, and he urged Brown not to sign the California bill into law. Such policies undermine the moral authority of law and undermine the safety of the jurisdictions that adopt them, Sessions said.
Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources
The US Federal Election Commission allows the use of private campaign funds to pay legal bills arising from being a candidate or elected official. It was not clear how Trump's legal costs related to the Russia probe would be allocated between the campaign and the RNC, one of the sources said. Reuters could not determine how large a legal bill Trump has incurred to date from his lawyers on the Mueller investigation.
Venezuela Calls Donald Trump's Rhetoric 'Racist and Supremacist' After U.N. Speech
Venezuela's chancellor to the UN, Jorge Arreaza, said during a press conference Tuesday that his country categorically rejects Trump's threats and condemned his racist and supremacist ideology. Arreaza added that Trump's rhetoric suggests a return of Cold War-era politics. Trump's stance led Congress to send a resolution to the White House on September 12, in hopes of ensuring a stronger rebuke of racist violence from the White House. Quite the contrary, the are submitted and subordinated by Donald Trump's guidelines against Venezuela.
Trump Attacks Iran Deal at U.N. but Offers Little in Return
We can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a deal where the United States gets nothing in return, Trump said during his General Assembly speech. Parsi further stated that the US was not even completely living up to the deal at present. Meanwhile, Trump has demanded that the international community work together to isolate Iran. Tearing up the deal was one of the Trump campaign promises that resounded most powerfully with his supporters.
Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of leaks
Manafort is being investigated as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. The court initially authorized FISA surveillance of Manafort in 2014 but that lapsed in 2016 for lack of evidence, CNN reported. As part of the special counsel's probe, federal agents with search warrants raided Manafort's Virginia home in July. CNN said interest in Manafort deepened because of intercepted communications between him and Russian operatives, and among the Russians.
US President Donald Trump Addresses UN General Assembly: Full Speech
Breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity. It was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free.
Donald Trump's threats are no big deal
That's not even taking into account the rhetoric about South Korea, Japan and the US that North Korea issues almost daily. ' Selling selfishness at a time the United States is looking for allies to make sacrifices is comical. Second, the notion that the United Nations or our international dealings should be solely about sovereignty is false and undermines our own international efforts.
Iran nuclear deal drives wedge between US and France
I can understand President Trump thinks this deal is not perfect, he said, adding that the uncertainty should instead signal them to work together. Macron was met with some skepticism from various world reporters, who pinned him for his friendship with Trump, of which he remained unflustered. France has lots of respect for people who defend their values and their history, he said.
Billy Bush's wife is '10,000-percent out of' that marriage
Unemployed TV personality Billy Bush and wife of 20 years Sydney Davis are calling it quits, according to Page Six. Marshall Grossman, lawyer for Billy The Donald has scored! Bush, told the Post that he can confirm they are now separated, and on a short-term break. Bush's attorney went on to deny that infidelity had anything to do with the split, but apparently didn't elaborate any further.
Senate panel cancels interview with Trump lawyer, asks him to open hearing
A US Senate panel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election abruptly canceled an interview with President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Tuesday after he issued a statement about his testimony in violation of committee policy. Cohen was later asked to appear at an open hearing on Oct 25. The intelligence panel, other congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller are investigating whether Russia intervened to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favor and whether Trump or top aides colluded with Moscow.
Mueller v. Trump is about to blow up
MUELLER V TRUMP IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP . An eye-popping report from the NYT takes us inside the prosecution of former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort. The Russia chatter also quieted down because Mueller substantially wrestled control of the subject away from the nattering popinjays of Congress. In this relative silence we may have been tempted to forget the enormously high-stakes game playing out behind closed doors between Mueller and Trump through their proxies.

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