President Donald Trump escalated his public feud with the spouse of a top adviser Wednesda
y, attacking counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway’s husband George as “jealous” and a “husband from hell.”
“George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that
I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted,” Trump tweeted, referring to a post at the Justi
ce Department. Conway, a conservative lawyer, withdrew from consideration for the role early in Trump’s presidency.
Trump continued, “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!”
Wednesday’s tweet marks the first time Trump has publicly weighed in on the Conways’ marriage. While George Conway has
long been critical of Trump, attacks between the two ratcheted up this week when Conway questioned Trump’s men
tal health, tweeting screengrabs of the medical definitions of narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial pers
onality disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
“*All* Americans should be thinking seriously *now* about Trump’s mental condition and psychological state, inclu
ding and especially the media, Congress—and the Vice President and Cabinet,” he wrote Monday.
the compulsory hijab were defiant. “By creating fear and putting people in prison or forcing th
em to leave the country and live in exile, or threatening them, they cannot stop the compulsory hijab
protest in Iran,” New York-based Iranian activist Masih Alinejad, who has previously been represented by Sotoudeh, told CNN.
In January, Sotoudeh’s husband, who is also a human rights lawyer, was convicted of security-related charges and sent
nced to six years in jail. He has appealed while waiting to serve his prison sentence.The inventor of the world
wide web has called for global efforts to tackle state-sponsored hacking, criminal behavior and abusive language on t
he internet, in an open letter marking the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary technology.
Tim Berners-Lee acknowledged that “many people feel afraid and unsure if the we
b is really a force for good,” in a letter published for his World Wide Web Foundation on Monday.
”While the web has created opportunity, given marginalize
d groups a voice, and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity for scam
mers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit,” the letter added.
In April and July, Japan signed the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), a m
ilitary logistics pact, with Canada and France respectively. The Japanese government will tr
y to get it approved by the National Diet this year. Canada and France are also advancing domestic procedures for its approval.
The agreement will enable the provision of food, fuel and military supplies between Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) and Fren
ch and Canadian armies. Japan has also inked ACSAs with the US, the UK, Australia and India. Why did Japan sign such an agreement?
After WWII, especially in the late 1960s when Japan became an economic powerhouse, it was no longer satisfied with its status as a military microstate.
In the mid-1980s, Japan accelerated the pace to push its SDF onto the world stage with the aim of becoming a major political power.
In 1996, Japan signed the ACSA with the US, followed by one with Aus
tralia in 2010. After the new security law took effect on March 29, 2016, Ja
pan amended the two ACSAs, which enabled more flexible provision of ammunition in wartime between the signatories.