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Trump called journalists 'scumbags' who should be 'executed,' according to John Bolton's new book

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton recounts in his forthcoming memoir that President Donald Trump said members of the news media are "scumbags" who should be "executed."

The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened" before its June 23 publication, reported that according to Bolton, Trump made the comments during a July 2019 meeting in New Jersey, where the Trump Organization owns a golf course and resort.

America under Trump rogue elephant in the international system: ex-Indian diplomat

NEW DELHI, (ST)- M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, has criticized the US international policy, pointing out that it is practicing “hypocrisy” particularly in dealing with international organizations.

“Trump’s diatribe against the ICC exposes the hypocrisy of the American policies, which keep blabbering about a “rules-based” international order while acting with impunity wherever it chooses, for geopolitical reasons,” said Bhadrakumar in an article in the News Click newspaper.

America’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Human Rights Council, UNESCO, WHO and ICC in addition to imposing unfair sanctions on sovereign countries like Syria prove that America under Trump has now become the rogue elephant in the international system, the former Indian diplomat added.

OECD: The world is facing the most severe economic recession in nearly a century

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that coronavirus has triggered the worst global recession in almost 100 years and laid out two scenarios for its impact on the world economy.

The Paris-based agency said Wednesday it expects the global economy to contract 6% this year before rebounding in 2021, a prediction that ranks among the gloomiest offered by multilateral financial institutions. It warned that a second wave of coronavirus infections would lead to even more disruption and economic scarring.

How Did These Ancient Syrian Artifacts End Up at the Met?" Asked the OBSERVER.

"How art travels around the world, away from its place of origin, is a process that’s received much attention recently as governmental investigative bodies work to return looted artifacts to their rightful owners. Tomorrow(31 October 2019), the Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch an exhibition called “Rayyane Tabet / Alien Property” that will examine the specific process of transference underwent by ninth-century B.C.E. stone reliefs that were excavated from Tell Halaf, Syria at the beginning of the 20th century by German archaeologist named Baron Max von Oppenheim" wrote Helen Holmes for the Observer.

Biden says there's "absolutely" systemic racism in law enforcement and beyond

Former Vice President Joe Biden says there is "absolutely" systemic racism in law enforcement, but noted the problem is much broader than just law enforcement. Biden made the comments in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell in CBS News' primetime special "Justice for All."

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Trump is the weakest strongman in the world: Foreign Policy Magazine

WASHINGTON, (ST)- The US Foreign Policy Magazine said in a recent article that US President Donald Trump has become the weakest strongman in the world because of his government’s use of violence against the protests that have been sweeping the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a US citizen of African origin, on May 25 by a US officer who was kneeling on Floyd’s neck, ignoring his pleas.

The Magazine said in an article by Stephen Walt, Professor of international relations at Harvard University, that “Donald Trump’s use of violence and division isn’t a symbol of authority- it’s a sign of desperation. It is difficult to predict what is going to happen when mass protesters go up against the coercive apparatus of the government.”

British intelligence services recruited ISIS terrorist to collect data on military facilities in Syria

ISIS terrorist acknowledged that the British intelligence services had recruited him to o collect information about Syrian and Russian military facilities in Syria in order to target them.

"Special services of Great Britain forced ISIS terrorist to work for themselves, instructing them to collect information about Russian military facilities in the Arab country," Muhammad Hussein Saud, a former militant of the terrorist group “Islamic State”, who was recruited after he decided to return to Palmyra, told Russian journalists about this.