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January 13, 2019 3:08 AM Ivanka Trump ‘STORMS OUT’ of controversial Dick Cheney movie ‘Vice’ with husband Jared

FIRST-DAUGHTER Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner left early from a screening of the controversial movie Vice, which chronicles the rise of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, according to reports. He was joined by First Lady Melania on Christmas Eve, though she returned to Mar-a-Lago before the new year with the couple’s son, Barron, and her parents 93

January 11, 2019 5:28 PM END OF EU: European project 'will NOT survive'

THE EUROPEAN Union “will not survive as it is” and will eventually be ripped apart by deep divisions over immigration, multiculturalism and the future of the EU project, a political analyst has warned. Irreconcilable differences over these issues will provide the catalyst for a major shakeup in Brussels as voters in member states begin to back “anti-migration 98

January 4, 2019 3:26 AM US House passes bill to END government shutdown

THE NEW Democratic-held US House has ignored the threat of a Donald Trump veto and approved a bill to end the partial government shutdown for several agencies with funding until September 30. The House vote on Thursday night was partly a political ploy by the Democrats to put pressure on Senate Republicans, who voted in the build-up to the partial government 107

January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 104

December 31, 2018 1:47 PM Louis CK mocks non-binary people and Parkland shooting in new material

Comedian Louis CK, who was accused by five women of sexual harassment in 2017, has allegedly mocked non-binary people and victims of the Parkland school shooting in his new material. In a recording leaked on social media, CK appears to poke fun of young people, who he describes as “just boring.” “[They’re] telling you ‘you shouldn’t say that’, ‘that’s 67

December 22, 2018 7:50 PM ‘Isis isn’t beaten’ Second advisor quits after Trump pulls troops out of Syria

A KEY adviser to Donald Trump has quit his job in protest over the US President's decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday, just days after it was confirmed US defence secretary James Mattis had tendered his resignation. And Brett McGurk’s decision came less than a fortnight after he warned it would 94

December 17, 2018 2:56 AM Workplace reforms 'will protect gig economy workers'

Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says. Under new legislation to be introduced on Monday, staff would have to be told details of their rights from their first day in a job, including eligibility for paid and sick leave. Workers would also be given 60

December 16, 2018 3:24 AM Melania Trump 'patriotic' Christmas trees RUINED by thugs who STEAL branches from display

MELANIA TRUMP’s patriotic red Christmas Trees have been ruined by tourists who have been breaking off the artificial branches and stealing them as mementos. The First Lady’s red Christmas Trees have drawn thousands of visitors to the White House over the festive period for tours of the East Wing. Mrs Trump unveiled the decorations after Thanksgiving 92

December 12, 2018 5:14 PM Trump ex-lawyer Cohen jailed for 3 years over hush-money payments and lying to Congress

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in hush-money payments to women during the 2016 presidential election campaign and lying to Congress. Cohen was sentenced on Wednesday to three years for his role in payments to the two women and to two months for lying to Congress about a proposed 84

November 20, 2018 3:16 AM Ocasio-Cortez fights back after she is mocked for ‘three chambers of Congress’ gaffe

ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez has hit back after being relentlessly mocked for a gaffe she made on Twitter involving a comment about “three chambers of Congress”. Ms Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to attack critics for “drooling over every minute of footage” to use against her. This came after she posted a video on Twitter where she mentioned “three chambers 56