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Lana Del Rey confronts Kanye West over support for Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Lana Del Rey confronts Kanye West over support for Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Entertainment
Lana Del Rey has criticised Kanye West for his support of Donald Trump.The singer, who performed at West's wedding to Kim Kardashian in 2014, described his endorsement of the US president as "a loss for the culture".She wrote to West after an appearance on Saturday Night Live, which ended with an unscripted, pro-Trump rant. "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level," wrote Del Rey. "Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism."None of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country."If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the pussy just because he's famous, then you need an intervention just as much as he does."She ...
Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm

Business
Theresa May and Donald Trump are holding talks at her country retreat Chequers, following his controversial comments on the PM's Brexit plan.In an interview with the Sun, Mr Trump said the PM's plan would "probably kill" any trade deal with the US.Mrs May wants to negotiate a UK-US deal with Mr Trump, who is visiting Britain as president for the first time.Meanwhile, a number of anti-Trump protests are due to take place.At one demonstration in Parliament Square, a giant inflatable of Mr Trump as a baby has been launched into the air. Some pro-Trump events are also planned.In his interview with the Sun, Mr Trump also said that former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - who disagrees with the PM on Brexit and resigned this week - wou...
Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

World
July 9 (UPI) -- Mike Pompeo made his first visit to Afghanistan as secretary of state Monday, offering optimism about the Trump administration's approach to the 17-year war. Pompeo arrived unannounced to meet with President Ashraf Ghani over potential peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. After assessing the United States' role in the conflict there, Pompeo said he believes President Donald Trump's strategy -- a conditions-based approach over a timeline-based one -- has paid off. "The strategy sent a clear message to the Taliban, they cannot wait us out," Pompeo said. "Many of the Taliban now see that they can't win on the ground militarily, that has everything to do with President Trump's strategy." A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstru...
Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

Finance
FOR a moment, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders attending their annual summit, in a mountain village in Quebec, looked like they had managed to paper over their differences with President Donald Trump and present a united front. They found just the right wording to secure American agreement on matters that never used to be in question, such as supporting democracy, abiding by international-trade rules and fighting terrorism. Even Mr Trump professed himself pleased, calling the summit wonderful and rating his relationships with other leaders as ten out of ten.Yet barely ten minutes after the official communiqué was published, he changed his mind. He tweeted from somewhere over the Pacific, en route to his “mission of peace” in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s...
Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Entertainment
Donald Trump has credited the rapper with doubling his African-American approval rating, saying: "Kanye West must have some power!"The US president was addressing the annual National Rifle Association convention when he made reference to West's controversial support for him.He made the comments in a patriotic speech in Dallas, Texas, in which he defended the American peoples' right to bear arms.Before turning to the issue of gun ownership, he said: "African-American unemployment has reached another all-time-in-history record low."And by the way, Kanye West must have some power, because, you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week."Thank you Kanye, thank you!my MAGA hat is signed 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V— K