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Mulvaney called Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016, video shows

Mulvaney called Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016, video shows

World
President Donald Trump's choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as "a terrible human being", it has emerged.A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in a debate shortly before the 2016 presidential election."Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I'm doing so despite the fact that I think he's a terrible human being," Mr Mulvaney says. He describes Mr Trump's then opponent, Hillary Clinton, as "just as bad".Mr Mulvaney, 51, is a former Republican Congressman and the video, which was obtained by the Daily Beast, was taken during a debate with Democratic challenger Fran Person in York, South Carolina.He is currently director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and takes up his n...
Spain: Brexit EU summit could be called off over Gibraltar

Spain: Brexit EU summit could be called off over Gibraltar

World
Spain has said an EU summit on Brexit this weekend could be called off unless an agreement is reached with the UK over Gibraltar. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told a news conference on Friday: "If there is no deal, it's obvious that what will happen is that the European Council will most likely not take place."The threat adds pressure on Theresa May, who hopes to sign off a Brexit withdrawal deal and an accompanying political declaration at the meeting with the other 27 EU leaders on Sunday.At home, the prime minister is facing criticism over her Brexit plan from members of her own party, the DUP as well as Labour.DUP leader Arlene Foster warned that the deal propping up Mrs May's administration would be at risk if the Brexit deal is passed.She told BBC Radio Ulster...
Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Watch: Cardinals Minor Leaguer gets called up to MLB while pitching

Sports
July 30 (UPI) -- Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson recently got called up to Major League Baseball in an interesting way. Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp had the honor of breaking the news to the right hander. Hudson was pitching in the first inning on Wednesday against the Salt Lake Bees during the sequence. He went three up and three down in the bottom of the first inning, quieting the Bees' bats. He then stepped up to pitch the second inning. Hudson walked Jared Walsh, before allowing a single to Jose Fernandez. Dustin Ackley was about to step into the box before Clapp walked out to the mound. Clapp got in a few words before handing a ball to the right hander. He then hugged Hudson as his teammates gave him a round of applause and shared more embraces in the dugout. "At first I did...
Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

Technology
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creative festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future.According to page six, he told an audience at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that his proposed cryptocurrency - dubbed AKoin - could be "the saviour of Africa in many ways" because of how secure it would be.It would all be based on a mobile app, which he said would allow citizens of Akon Crypto City "to utilise it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do thos...