At NATO Summit, U.S. President Delivers Confusing and Contradictory Statements
For retired General John Kelly, sitting close to United States President Donald Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels was an experience that he will never forget.
The White House Chief of Staff looked extremely uncomfortable as Trump chastised Germany for not contributing enough to the military alliance and for yielding to pressure from Russia.
After this incredible and baseless statement, which fails to take into account Germany's role as a very close ally to the U.S., Trump simply signed a series of measures designed to prevent Russia from undue military interference against NATO allies, thereby contradicting his earlier stance.
Political leaders in the U.S. are now bracing for the next statements that Trump may deliver from Brussels.
Reality TV Star Kylie Jenner Becomes the Wealthiest Member of the Kardashian Clan
Fashion, cosmetics and the world of reality television have made Kylie Jenner the youngest person on the Forbes list of wealthiest women in the world.
Even though Jenner is only 20 years old, her net worth is already estimated to be around $900 million.
At her current rate of business growth, she could be a billionaire in a couple of years, and she owes a considerable part of her wealth to the success of her lip cosmetics.
New York City Mayor Accused of Illegal Border Crossing
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is claiming that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio illegally crossed the border into Mexico and back into the United States when he visited El Paso a few weeks ago.
The Mayor was part of an investigative group of municipal leaders who were denied entry to one of the controversial child detention centers along the border; according to a report from the Associated Press, de Blasio walked into Mexico on foot to take photographs of the chain link fences and barbed wire surrounding the detention center.
When confronted by Border Patrol officers, the Mayor and his group did not stop for an inspection and drove past the immigration checkpoint.
American Missionaries Were Trapped in Haiti During Major Riots and Civil Disturbances
When Haitian government officials announced a 50 percent hike on fuel prices last week, residents quickly expressed their disapproval with violent riots across the country, the U.S. Embassy did not have enough time to issue a warning to American residents; as a result, Christian missionaries were forced to stay inside their community centers as widespread looting and gunfights raged across neighborhoods in Port au Prince.
A missionary group from North Carolina explained that their departure from Haiti this week was risky. Embassy officials are urging Americans to coordinate departures with their elected officials if needed.
Papa John's Pizza Investors Shocked With Founder's Behavior
During a business conference call a couple of months ago, pizza entrepreneur John Schnatter used a highly offensive slur against African Americans; the context of the call was to ask the founder of the company how he would deal with backlash from activists over the clumsy way he handled the NFL player protests last season.
Papa John's Pizza is no longer an official NFL brand partner; now that Schnatter's conference call blunder has been made public, investors are reacting by dumping their shares.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Papa John's stock was down nearly four percent.