As President Donald Trump continues to lash out against media outlets that criticize him, a new report suggests that his feud with CNN is of a more personal nature.
New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman’s sources say that Trump is particularly hurt by the negative coverage that he receives from CNN because of his past relationship with network president Jeff Zucker.
“Trump complains that Zucker should be programming CNN more favorably toward him because of their long relationship, which can be traced back to 2004 when Zucker put The Apprentice on NBC,” writes Sherman. “Trump has also said to White House staffers that Zucker owes him because Trump helped get him the job at CNN.”
Trump made a point of refusing to answer a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta during his first official press conference as president, and he called out the entire network for allegedly being “fake news.”
“This is entirely personal,” one CNN source tells Sherman. “Trump thinks just because he’s known Jeff that CNN should be covering him like Fox News does.”
Threatened and endangered species among the animals hard by Australia’s bushfires
Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.
Wildlife experts worry that more than a billion animals have perished in the unprecedented wave of bushfires that have ravaged eastern and southern Australia for months.
Twenty-eight people died in the blazes, which have swept through an area larger than Portugal.
Officials say it will take weeks to assess the exact toll as many fire grounds remain too dangerous to inspect.
But the government's Department of the Environment and Energy on Monday issued a preliminary list of threatened species of plants, animals and insects which have seen more than 10 percent of their known habitat affected.
SARS-like virus spreads in China — with nearly 140 new cases
A mysterious SARS-like virus has killed a third person and spread around China -- including to Beijing -- authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity's biggest migration.
The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003.
Wuhan has 11 million inhabitants and serves as a major transport hub, including during the annual Lunar New Year holiday which begins later this week and sees hundreds of millions of Chinese people travel across the country to visit family.
JPMorgan Chase buys new Paris building as they prepare to move jobs out of London following Brexit
US bank JPMorgan Chase on Sunday said it had purchased a new building in the heart of Paris capable of holding 450 people, the latest step in its plans to move out of London following Brexit.
The newcomers will join the 260 employees already working in the French capital, the bank said in a statement.
"After multiple government reforms and given the intrinsic nature of Parisian infrastructure, this is the ideal time to invest here and for more of our staff to settle here," said Kyril Courboin, the bank's managing director in France.
The move "will give the bank the opportunity to pursue growth in France, in line with its strategy to continue to serve its European clients seamlessly from the continent's major cities, including Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Dublin," the statement added.