World 18.8.2017 11:38 pm

Casualties mount in White House in Trump’s first seven months

Traffic through the White House exit door has been astonishingly high since Donald Trump became president on January 20.

On Friday chief strategist Steve Bannon became the latest casualty of seven months of bedlam in the executive offices of the world's most powerful country.

Casualties mount in White House in Trump’s first seven months
Casualties mount in White House in Trump’s first seven months

Casualties mount in White House in Trump’s first seven months

Traffic through the White House exit door has been astonishingly high since Donald Trump became president on January 20.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win
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Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
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Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the “unprecedented” meddling.
Froome targets historic double on Contador’s Vuelta farewell
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Froome targets historic double on Contador’s Vuelta farewell

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome begins his quest to make more cycling history on Saturday by ending a long and arduous wait to win the Vuelta a Espana.
Bannon out as Trump chief strategist
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Bannon out as Trump chief strategist

President Donald Trump on Friday finally parted ways with controversial far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon, after weeks of speculation and as the administration reels from the fallout over Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally.
‘Islamic terrorism’ must stop, Trump says after Spain attacks
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‘Islamic terrorism’ must stop, Trump says after Spain attacks

US President Donald Trump on Friday said the world must use “whatever means necessary” to stop “radical Islamic terrorism,” after twin attacks in Spain killed at least 14 people.
NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth
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NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth.
Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens
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Mexico City fishermen fight to save Aztec floating gardens

Roberto Altamirano has the lake to himself as he casts his glistening net onto the still water in a perfect circle, lets it sink, then slowly pulls it in.
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned
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Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city’s Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists behind bars.
Drug ‘personalities’ die in Philippines’ Big Time show
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Drug ‘personalities’ die in Philippines’ Big Time show

It’s just after midnight and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “One Time Big Time” show is getting into full swing as police shoot dead another young “drug personality”.
Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office
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Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office

A samurai sword-wielding attacker carrying the national flag of China slashed a military police guard outside Taiwan’s presidential office Friday, authorities said.
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US
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Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US

The United States’ most senior military officer on Friday said North Korea understands that an any attack on Japan is equal to one on the US itself — and vice versa.

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