January 18, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) --- East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen on important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
- Trump kept details of meetings with Putin from senior officials in administration (Washington Post)
- Mueller Draft Report Says Trump 'Helped Putin Destabilize the United States', Watergate Journalist Says (Newsweek)
- Trump says he’s canceling Pelosi’s foreign trip a day after she asked him to delay his State of the Union speech (Washington Post)
- In first, Native American tribe displaced by sea gets land to relocate (Reuters)
- Dems eye lawsuit if Trump declares border emergency (The Hil)
- GoFundMe intervenes to give refunds to Trump's border wall donors (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia (New York Times)
- Ethnic violence in Congo killed nearly 900 over a few days in December (Reuters)
- Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportation (Voice of America)
- ‘Smiling face’: Saudi teen fleeing family is granted asylum in Canada (Washington Post)
- Russia, U.S. fail to save missile treaty, Washington to pull out (Reuters)
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On at least one occasion, President Trump took possession of his interpreter’s notes after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials said. There is no detailed record, even in classified files, of Trump’s face-to-face interactions with Putin over the past two years, the officials said.
Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein has said that he’s been told that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will show how President Donald Trump helped Russia “destabilize the United States.” Bernstein, who is renowned for his coverage of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday to discuss two bombshell reports released this weekend, one from The New York Times and one from The Washington Post…
The fight over the weeks-long government shutdown hit a bizarre new low as President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned trip to Afghanistan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the president delay his State of the Union Address.
Democrats are eyeing a lawsuit challenging President Trump if he attempts to circumvent Congress and declare a national emergency to build a border wall.
GoFundMe intervenes to give refunds to Trump's border wall donors (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A GoFundMe campaign that sought to raise $1 billion for President Donald Trump’s promised border wall amassed $20 million in 25 days, but the crowd fundraising company has decided to refund the donations from hundreds of thousands of people. Here’s why.
In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.
A small Native American tribe in Louisiana whose land has nearly vanished into the sea has moved a step closer to relocating its community further inland after authorities acquired new land for the move, part of a first-of-its-kind project…A U.S. Geological Survey study says southeast Louisiana is losing wetlands at the rate of a football field an hour.
At least 890 people are believed to have been killed over three days in December in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and it warned that the toll could be higher still.
Honduran migrant gunned down shortly after U.S. deportation (Voice of America)
A Honduran migrant who had recently been deported from the United States was shot and killed a few blocks from his home, his family said Wednesday, in another sign of the dangers faced by migrants fleeing Central American gangs. Nelson Espinal, 28, was shot 15 times.. "He said that if he did not leave, they were going to kill him," Patricia Espinal said as her mother, Sara Matamoros, wept. "That's why he left following the caravan."
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, used social media to press her appeals for refugee status after breaking from her family and flying to Thailand.
The United States on Wednesday rejected a Russian offer to save a landmark treaty that keeps nuclear missiles out of Europe because it could not be properly verified, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact next month.