Each Was Consensual

Zimbabwe incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare that they were witnessing nfolding full democracy as he returned to take power after Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power.

It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him on Nov 6 over a succession tussle with the former first lady, a move that prompted the military intervention to force Mugabe from power, leading to his resignation on Tuesday.

Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, will be sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony on Friday, officials said.

oday we are witnessing the beginning of a new and unfolding full democracy in our country, he said in front of hundreds of supporters, some wearing shirts emblazoned with images of the 75-year-old leader. 凡e want to grow our economy, we want jobs… all patriotic Zimbabweans (should) come together, work together.”

Donald Trump calls UCLA player’s father an ‘ungrateful fool’

President Donald Trump may be on vacation at his resort in Florida, but he was up early on Wednesday, railing against a college basketball player’s father – “ungrateful fool!” – and the NFL in a series of Twitter posts before 6am.

On the day before Thanksgiving, Trump apparently felt he was not getting enough credit for helping to free three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China after being accused of shoplifting designer sunglasses.

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME,” Trump wrote on Twitter.


US lawmaker Joe Barton apologises after explicit photo circulates online

Representative Joe Barton apologised after an explicit photo of him was posted to an anonymous Twitter account and began to circulate online.

Barton, the vice-chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a Republican from Texas, said he had sexual relationships with “other mature adult women” while separated from his second wife before their 2015 divorce.

“Each was consensual,” he said of the relationships in a statement.”Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days.



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