SIR Kim Darroch hit the headlines after a number of secret cables were leaked. The diplomat commented that the US President Donald Trump was “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”. Who is Kim Darroch? Sir Kim is one of the UK’s most senior diplomats in a career that spans three decades. The 65-year-old is currently Britain’s ambassador to the US.He was born in the village of South Stanley, County Durham in Aprial 1954. He went to Durham University to study Zoology and joined the diplomatic service in 1977. In a wide-ranging career he has had two postings to Brussels as well as tours of Tokyo and Rome. Sir Kim has served as the UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 2007 to 2011.Before that position he was the EU advisor to the Prime Minister and the Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat from 2004 to 2007. Between January 2012 and September 2015 he was the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor. Sir Kim married his … [Read more...] about Who is Kim Darroch and what did he say about Trump?
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Iran "made a very big mistake" in shooting down a US military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump says.However, he told reporters it could have been the result of human error, saying: "I find it hard to believe it was intentional."Iran said the drone had violated Iranian airspace, but the US military denied this.The incident comes amid escalating tension between the two countries.Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran would take its complaint that the US "encroaches on our territory" to the UN. What we know about Gulf tanker attacks The Iran nuclear crisis in 300 words Profile: Iran's Revolutionary Guards "We don't seek war but will zealously defend our skies, land and waters," he said on Twitter.What did Trump say?Speaking at the White House, he called the drone's downing a "new fly in the ointment".Mr Trump said it was "documented" that the unmanned drone had been over international waters and not in Iranian airspace."I think probably Iran … [Read more...] about US drone: Trump says Iran made a ‘very bad mistake’
ELIZABETH Warren has announced her candidacy for President of the United States, and today has launched her 2020 presidential campaign, But how old is the Democratic front-runner, who is she married to, and what has Donald Trump said about her? Find out here... How old is Elizabeth Warren? Elizabeth Warren was born on 22 June 1949, which makes her 69 years old. She would overtake Donald Trump as the oldest first-time elected President of the United States if she beats him in 2020.Her age at inauguration day would be 71 years, 6 months, and 29 days. When Trump was sworn in as President, he was 70 years, seven months, and six days old. Who is her husband? Elizabeth Warren is married to Harvard Law professor Bruce Mann. On her 35th wedding anniversary, she revealed that she proposed to him - not the other way around.She wrote on Facebook: "When I proposed to him, he said yes. I bought a sundress that could double as a wedding gown, and 35 years ago today, I married Bruce. "This … [Read more...] about How old is Elizabeth Warren, who is her husband and what did Trump say about her Native American heritage?
President Donald Trump has publicly contradicted Michael Cohen's sworn testimony to Congress, saying that his former lawyer had asked for both a pardon and a job in the White House and had been denied both. What did Cohen claim? During Cohen's Feb. 27 hearing before the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Cohen that he believed the disbarred lawyer was lashing out at Trump because he was never offered a job in the White House. "I did not want to go to the White House," Cohen insisted, claiming that he had been offered jobs in the administration and had turned them down. On one occasion, he claimed, Trump had "ream[ed] out" former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for not convincing Cohen to accept a job. He also said that he had "never asked for" a presidential pardon, and that he would not have accepted one if it had been offered. What did Trump say? In a tweet on Friday, Trump said that Cohen had "directly asked me for a pardon," but that Trump had … [Read more...] about President Trump says Cohen ‘directly’ asked him for a pardon, contradicting ex-lawyer’s testimony
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he believes North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un had no knowledge of the "bad things" that happened to American Otto Warmbier, who sustained incapacitating brain damage as a prisoner in the country that led to his death. What's the background? North Korean authorities detained Warmbier in 2016 for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster while visiting the country as a college student. He was convicted of crimes against the regime but was returned to his parents in a comatose state the next year. Warmbier died within days of arriving home to Ohio. For his first State of the Union address in January 2018, Trump invited Warmbier's parents to attend and recognized them as "powerful witnesses" to the horrors of North Korea. Before introducing the Warmbiers, the president said, "We need only to look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and our allies." In … [Read more...] about Trump says he believes Kim Jong Un didn’t know of the ‘bad things’ that happened to Otto Warmbier: ‘I will take him at his word’