Donald Trump was like a “drunk tourist” on his first trip abroad, which saw awkward handshakes with the French President, shoving the Prime Minister of Montenegro and causing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare the end of the US alliance with Europe. A US State Department official blasted the “arrogance” of the President as he flew from Saudi Arabia and Israel to Europe last week. “When it comes to diplomacy, President Trump is a drunk tourist,” the unnamed official told The Daily Beast.
When the Church of Scientology secretly purchased the dilapidated 11-story Fort Harrison Hotel in this western Florida city in 1975, locals didn’t know what to make of their new neighbors. It would be the following year before the church was publicly identified as the owner of the hotel, which would be renovated to become Scientology’s international headquarters. The church, meanwhile, began scooping up other prime properties - dozens of them, including entire blocks - throughout downtown Clearwater. It is a tactic that the church has used elsewhere, most notably in its birthplace of Hollywood, where it has assembled a vast array of properties. Although the church tends to improve the condition
A small herd of elephants at a Thailand sanctuary went absolutely bonkers when their handlers let them out of an enclosure so they could greet a rescued orphan calf.
Scratch below the surface at Comic Con and you might be surprised to find thousands of young women who go because they find it empowering. It might have a reputation for attracting nerds and geeks, but as one female fan put it: "You feel very accepted, and you get to be whoever you want for a day - it's really special." Here are some of the female voices from this year's fan convention in London. Samantha Prosper - as Emily from the film The Corpse Bride "I love the movie and the character. She's passionate and kind so I was inspired to be like her. "I love the atmosphere here - it's really good for young women because it's non-judgmental. "Any person of any shape or colour can come and feel
Ivanka Trump cooked up some controversy after her “Team Ivanka” business account tweeted about one way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman who tried to help one of the Portland train stabbing victims in his final moments is speaking out about his last words. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is accused of stabbing three men who intervened when he allegedly yelled racial slurs at two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab, on a Portland light-rail train Friday night. Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, were killed in the incident. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Portland, was also stabbed in the attack and is in serious condition at a Portland hospital, police said. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said. All are being hailed as heroes. "To have people
It was a real-life battle of the superheroes at a comic fest over the weekend - when Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno got into a brawl with “Flash Gordon” star Sam Jones, and fans had to jump in and break them up. “I don’t know if I was the real superhero, because if there was a clash of the Titans, I would have got squashed,” said Darryn Clements, who stepped in to help separate the musclebound actors at London’s ComicCon on Saturday, according to the Sun. Clements and other grown men in the crowd who were dressed in superhero costumes actually had to tell the 6-foot-tall actors to grow up. “There was a large crowd around, so I told them to act like adults and grow up, as they were supposed to be there