Trump fires back at Pelosi: ?We?re soon going to have a one-party system?
After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed him in an interview over the weekend, President Trump responded by accusing her of undermining the Democratic Party. In a ?Fox & Friends? interview that aired Tuesday ahead of his address to a joint session of Congress, Trump branded Pelosi ?incompetent? and said she?s ?done a terrible job? as a party leader. ?You know, if you look at what?s going on with the Democrats and the party, it?s getting smaller and smaller,? Trump said.
Trump receives plan for ramped-up ISIS war
WASHINGTON ? President Trump on Monday received a package of options for escalating or transforming the war on ISIS, setting in motion a process that could lead him to expand the presence of American forces fighting the terrorist army on the ground. Defense Secretary James Mattis briefed top national security officials at the White House on the Pentagon-led proposal, which includes military recommendations but also proposals for how to starve the so-called Islamic State of funds and combat the group online, where it has recruited and radicalized perpetrators of attacks in Europe and the United States. It?s not clear when Trump will put his stamp on the undeclared war he inherited from his predecessor, a campaign that has rolled back the rampaging death cult in Iraq but has posted less significant gains in neighboring Syria.
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Two hurt in police gun accident at Hollande event
A policeman providing security for Francois Hollande accidentally fired his gun as the French president was giving a speech, injuring two people in the VIP area of the crowd, an official said. "It was an accidental shot by a police officer which injured two waiters, or at least one waiter and an (event) employee. The injuries aren't life threatening," local government chief Pierre N'Gahane said.
Saudi king signs range of deals in Indonesia at start of visit
By Darren Whiteside BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks with Indonesia's president on Wednesday and signed a range of cooperation agreements at the beginning of a 12-day visit to the world's largest Muslim-majority country. The royal visit is the first by a Saudi monarch in nearly five decades. The leaders oversaw, among 11 pacts, the signing of agreements to take down trade barriers and a new agreement between state energy companies Saudi Aramco and Pertamina, building on an existing $6 billion plan to expand Indonesia's biggest refinery.
Thousands of French people want Barack Obama to be their next president
More than 40,000 people have signed a spoof petition calling for Barack Obama to be the next president of France. SEE ALSO: Obama and Richard Branson fought over kitesurfing and we're never getting him back As France prepares for its general election in May, an unofficial campaign has been launched to "bring France out of its apathy" and elect Barack Obama as France's new president. "We would like to make a big splash in electing a foreign president as head of our beautiful country," reads the campaign's manifesto."Barack Obama completed his second presidential term as POTUS on the 21 January, why not hire him as president of France?" the manifesto says. The campaign is hoping for 1 million pledges to vote for the former POTUS in order to convince Obama to stand in the next election. Oui on peut ... (?) #obama2017 #streetsofparis pic.twitter.com/v6ptl9DSJB ? Romuald COUSTRE (@rcoustre) February 21, 2017 The reasons listed on the campaign site explain why Obama is perfect for the role. According to the manifesto, he has the best CV in the world for the job."Because it's still possible to vote for a president and not against a candidate. Because at a time when France is getting ready for a massive vote in favour of the far right, we can still give a lesson in democracy to the planet in electing a foreign French president," the manifesto continues. The group behind the campaign describe themselves as "four thirty-something Parisians" but they have not identified themselves. They explained their objectives to Mashable FR. "We've had enough of voting against candidates rather than voting for a president," they explained. "We found ourselves dreaming about what could happen if the world of politics could offer us a figure we admire and who makes us feel calm when we look to the future," they continued. They say they decided to put those thoughts into action by launching the campaign, which has since garnered the support of thousands of people. "We just wanted to make voters think, to piss off our politicians and to make everyone dream," they continued. Another Obama presidency, anyone?! BONUS: The Obamas got real emotional at the president's farewell address
Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B
DETROIT (AP) ? Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
Victim quits pope's abuse panel, slams 'shameful' Vatican
Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of clerical sex abuse, resigned Wednesday from Pope Francis's child protection panel, accusing senior Vatican officials of "shameful" blocking of reforms approved by the pontiff. The 70-year-old, who was raped by a hospital chaplain at 13, explained her decision in an article for the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). Collins's departure leaves the Pontifical Commission on the Protection of Minors with no abuse survivors working for it.
The startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, from the Jay Monahan Center about a new study by the American Cancer Society detailing a startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people.
Recap: President Trump?s address to Congress
On Tuesday night, President Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress, and the Democrats issued their response from former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. Follow along for analysis of the speech and post-address commentary from Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric and Yahoo News National Political Columnist Matt Bai.