Osama bin Laden wanted ‘incompetent’ Biden for president, claims Donald Trump Jr
20 June 2020 | 9:00 am
In an interview with his father, Donald Trump Jr. makes the unfounded claim that Osama bin Laden "wanted to assassinate President Obama because it would put Joe Biden in charge" and that Biden's incompetence "would lead to the destruction of America." "Is that true?", the US president asks his son, who then assures him that "it's true."
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James Spears said there are "no grounds whatsoever" for removing him from the conservatorship that controls the pop star's estate. He has also questioned Britney's mental well-being.
13 Aug 2021
James Spears is "willing" to resign from the conservatorship that controlled the pop star's life — but not until the "resolution" of some lingering issues.
27 Aug 2021
The US President has vowed to avenge the deaths of 13 service members killed in bomb attacks outside Kabul airport. He also said the evacuation mission would continue at pace to meet the August 31 deadline.
1 Sep 2021
After negotiating with the Taliban in Doha for the past 11 months, prominent Afghan women's rights activist Fatima Gailani says ousted President Ashraf Ghani is a "national traitor."
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida "continues to rage and ravage everything it comes in contact with" after it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, US President Joe Biden says during a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington. Powerful Hurricane Ida has battered the southern US state of Louisiana and plunged New Orleans into darkness, leaving at least one person dead 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
2 Sep 2021
The US president had long wanted to end the 20-year US engagement in Afghanistan, but the speed of the Taliban's return to power has led to widespread criticism.
10 Sep 2021
The pop star's finances and life have been controlled by a court conservatorship for the past 13 years. Her father has now reportedly asked for it to be terminated after a drawn out legal battle.
29 Sep 2021
US President Joe Biden sends his best wishes as Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence, saying that both countries have learned that they are stronger when they "stand together as neighbors, partners and friends."
1 Oct 2021
Britney Spears fans celebrate outside a court in Los Angeles after a judge ordered the singer’s father be removed as her guardian. Spears’ father had controlled her life for the past 13 years, under a legal arrangement the 39-year-old singer has slammed as “abusive”.
17 Oct 2021
US President Joe Biden tells reporters that Bill Clinton is "doing fine" after he talked to him on the phone. The former US president is in hospital as he undergoes treatment for a reported case of sepsis.
22 Oct 2021
The president says the United States has a "commitment" to protect Taiwan as China continues to impose its sovereignty on the island. Beijing has urged Washington to act with caution on the Taiwan issue.
31 Oct 2021
The president has again said that he has a commitment to defend Taiwan should China attack, contradicting the US's decades-old policy toward the island. It has prompted official clarification about the US's role in Asia.
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The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.
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Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
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Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.
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