President Barry Obama may have fled back to his vacation resort at Martha's Vineyard to avoid answering some tough questions about his cozy relationship with the Qatar government. He handed over Gitmo detainees to Qatar, despite growing suspicions that Qatar is a major donor of the Islamic State of Levant (ISIL), one of the most violent jihadist organizations in the world.
According to Channel NewsAsia, "President Barack Obama said on Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan."
European Union based beer companies are struggling with declining profits as Obama's Sector Sanctions against Russia are hammering their bottom lines.
The BBC News reports that, "Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine. Russia beer volumes declined by between 6% and 7% in the second quarter due to the "uncertain macroenvironment" and "weak economic development", Carlsberg said."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Ma.) is refusing to say that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make the best Democrat Party Presidential nominee in 2016.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, "When pressed by a local FOX reporter about Hillary Clinton Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) dodged, dipped, dived, and dodged again from all questions concerning her candidacy."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is funding a drive to construct luxury condominiums for welfare recipients living in East Harlem.
The New York Daily News reports that, "A plan to build three luxury residential skyscrapers in East Harlem is turning into a pivotal test of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to tackle the affordable housing crisis in New York."
The Russian media is calling for President Vladimir Putin of Russia to take on the ice bucket challenge, because President Barry Obama already wimped out.
Accoring to Russia Today, "US actor Vin Diesel has publicly nominated Putin for the worldwide charity “Ice Bucket Challenge” alongside Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie. If the Russian president accepts, it would see him dumping a large bucket of ice over his head."
The Japanese are favoring a new food trend, which would be eating bugs.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Fried cicadas, wasp larvae rice and smoked cicada nymphs are all on the menu at an insect club in Tokyo. The Insect Cuisine Research Association, founded in 1999, promotes the culinary use of insects not only for their nutritional value, but for their eco-friendly nature and sustainability."
Rev. Al Sharpton has chickened out from agreeing to a public debate with Dr. Ben Carson.
According to NewsMax, "Conservative commentator Dr. Ben Carson has challenged liberal TV host Al Sharpton to a public debate, with the Ferguson riots as a leading talking point. "I had an opportunity to speak with Rev. Sharpton a couple months ago at the White House Correspondents' Dinner," Carson told Fox News on Monday, according to Mediaite."
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is refusing to help her fellow Democrats on the campaign trail for the 2014 mid-term elections.
RealClearPolitics reports that, "Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. But almost no one has noticed where Clinton hasn't been seen. That's on the campaign trail or at fundraisers for Democrats running for the Senate."
Taipei, Taiwan-based Eva Airlines will introduce a new fleet of 'Hello Kitty' jumbo jets.
Channel NewsAsia reports that, "How about a ride onboard a Hello Kitty plane with EVA Air? The Taiwanese airline is launching nine Hello Kitty chartered flights from Singapore to Taipei this December for the first time; and you can finally get yourself a seat on one them."