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New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

World
Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the Mail on Sunday.The paper says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication.The first memos criticising President Trump's administration, which emerged a week ago, prompted a furious reaction from the US president and resulted in Sir Kim resigning from his role.What have we learnt from the latest leak?The Mail on Sunday reports that Sir Kim wrote to Mr Johnson informing him Repu...
Famous birthdays for June 10: Faith Evans, Sasha Obama

Famous birthdays for June 10: Faith Evans, Sasha Obama

Entertainment
June 10 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: -- French painter Gustave Courbet in 1819 -- Actor Hattie McDaniel in 1895 -- Broadway composer Frederick Loewe in 1901 -- Nobel literature laureate Saul Bellow in 1915 -- Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1921 (age 98) -- Hollywood icon Judy Garland in 1922 -- Children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak in 1928 File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI -- Attorney F. Lee Bailey in 1933 (age 86) -- Football Hall of Fame member Dan Fouts in 1951 (age 68) -- Actor Andrew Stevens in 1955 (age 64) -- Actor Carolyn Hennesy in 1962 (age 57) -- Model/actor Elizabeth Hurley in 1965 (age 54) -- F...
Famous birthdays for July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Malia Obama

Famous birthdays for July 4: Eva Marie Saint, Malia Obama

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July 4 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: -- Author Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1804 -- Songwriter Stephen Foster ("Oh! Susannah," "Beautiful Dreamer") in 1826 -- Circus operator James Bailey (Barnum and Bailey) in 1847 -- Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States, in 1872 File Photo courtesy the Library of Congress -- Cartoonist Rube Goldberg in 1883 -- Louis B. Mayer, film mogul /co-founder of MGM, in 1885 -- Actor Gloria Stuart in 1910 -- Advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, twin sisters, in 1918 -- Actor Eva Marie Saint in 1924 (age 94) -- Playwright Neil Simon in 1927 (age 91) -- Actor Gina Lollobrigida in 1927 (...
Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

Obama: North Korea's nuclear program is 'a real threat'

World
March 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of North Korea's nuclear weapons program while visiting Japan on Sunday.Obama described North Korea and the actions of its leader Kim Jong Un in regards to developing nuclear weapons pose "a real threat" to the rest of the world, during a speech in Tokyo as part of a four-nation tour of Asia and Oceania."Pyongyang has consistently pursued the development of nuclear weapons, Kim Jong Un is not shy about announcing his intentions to produce even more nuclear weapons, test nuclear weapons and develop the delivery system capabilities that pose a significant threat not just to the region but around the world," Obama said.He also said the North Korean government's isolationism minimizes possible leverage, making negotiati...
AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

Health
Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books. An Associated Press count found that nationwide enrollment was about 3 percent lower than last year. California, with more than 1.5 million sign-ups, was the last state to report, announcing its numbers on Wednesday. Sixteen states increased their enrollment from last year, according to AP's analysis. Six of those were carried by President Donald Trump in 2016, while 10 went for Democrat Hillary Clinton. However, of the total number of people signed up this year about 6 in 10 live in states that went for Trump, according to the AP's analysis. "If you had asked me a year ago ...