Trump: Fires Won’t Change My View On Global Warming
President Donald Trump, after surveying the destruction wrought by wildfires in California, said Saturday that the devastation has not altered his opinion on climate change. “No, no, I have a strong opinion. I want a great climate,” Trump said when asked whether what he witnessed had changed his view.
“We’re going to have that, and we are going to have forests that are very safe because we can’t go through this,” Trump continued during a briefing at a command center in Chico, California. “Every year we go through this. We’re going to have safe forests, and that’s happening as we speak.”
But later, on Air Force One alongside Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is also the state’s governor-elect, Trump said that while he disagrees with the state leaders on the issue, their views are “maybe not as different as people think.”
“Is it happening? Things are changing,” Trump said. “And I think, most importantly, we’re doing things about. We’re going to make it better. We’re going to make it a lot better. And it’s going to happen as quickly as it can possibly happen.”
Norway Sinks It’s Own Warship By Accident
A maritime blunder then a ruinous rescue attempt has left a multi-million dollar warship under NATO command almost entirely submerged in a Norwegian fjord.
A large hole was torn into the side of KNM Helge Ingstad when it collided with a Malta-registered oil tanker, Sola TS, in the early hours of November 8.
The frigate, one of five in the Scandinavian country’s navy, had been moving around inner fjords in western Norway for navigation training before it collided with the 250-meter long tanker (820 ft) that was sailing out of an oil terminal.
Mike Pence: The US “Won’t Stand” For Kamal Khashoggi’s Murder
The United States is “not going to stand for” the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Vice President Mike Pence said.
While in Papua New Guinea on a foreign trip, Pence said Washington is “committed to ensuring that all of those responsible” for the death of Khashoggi are held “accountable.”
“The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity. It was also an affront to a free and independent press and the United States is determined to hold all of those accountable who are responsible for that murder.”
The Vice President’s comments Saturday came the day after the CIA concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government’s denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official and a source familiar with the matter.
However, US President Donald Trump said Saturday it was “premature” to assess whether bin Salman was responsible for killing Khashoggi and added that there would be “a full report on Tuesday, and it will be very complete.”
Englewood Shooting: Gunfire and shattering glass injures 3
Two teenage girls and a man were injured when gunfire entered their car early Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. They were traveling in the car about 4:15 a.m. in the 6500 block of South Hoyne Avenue when shots were fired from a passing black van, Chicago police said.
A 15-year-old girl was shot in her leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said. Another girl, 16, was injured by shattering glass but was not hit by gunfire. She had cuts to her face and body. Both girls were listed in good condition. The 23-year-old man driving the vehicle was shot in his groin and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.
Theresa May: Toppling Me Won’t Help Brexit
Theresa May has said that as far as she knows there are not yet enough Conservative MPs moving against her to spark a leadership contest, and that replacing her would not help deliver Brexit. The prime minister is facing open calls for her resignation from Brexiter MPs after she released a much-criticised draft agreement to leave the EU.
Following a week of turmoil, in which her government lost two cabinet ministers and several junior ministers, members of the pro-leave European Research Group have claimed that Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, will have received enough letters to launch a Tory party leadership contest this week.
Speaking on Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Sky News, May said she had spoken to Brady at the end of last week and to her knowledge the 48 letters needed to spark a no-confidence vote in her leadership had not yet been reached.
She said her internal critics thinking of replacing her as Conservative leader should think again: “It is not going to make the [Brexit] negotiations any easier and it won’t change the parliamentary arithmetic.”