Paris (AFP) – Forget Beluga caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon or ortolan, the tiny bird that French gourmets put a napkin over their heads to eat so they can savour every last second of their unique aroma.No, the food that goes best with the finest champagne is the humble radish.The discovery was made by the celebrated French chemist and wine expert Jacques Puisais, now 93, who has spent the last half century unsparingly researching which food goes best with different wines.Didier Depond, the head of the venerable Delamotte champagne house, is so convinced of the validity of Puisais’ science he…
Mike Pompeo wants to classify international human rights groups as ‘anti-Semitic’: report
On Wednesday, Politico and The Washington Post reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is proposing several major international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam, be classified as "anti-Semitic" groups — and that a formal declaration could come later this week at the earliest, with the intention of preventing other governments around the world from working with them.
FBI rebuts unfounded Trump claim of rigged election — Iran was behind Proud Boy emails to Florida Dems
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday evening that the FBI has determined that Iran was behind the voter suppression emails sent to Democrats in Florida.
Speaking at an announcement from the headquarters, Ratcliffe blamed Iran and Russia for being involved in fraudulent election interactions. Unlike GOP accusations in the past, China and Ukraine were not named by Ratcliffe.
A Homeland Security official also claimed "they had detected holes in state and local election websites and instructed those participating to patch their online services," reported the Washington Post.
Pro-Trump ‘troll’ held secret Mexico City meeting to oust South American leader — and didn’t tell Pompeo: report
Bloomberg News published a bombshell report on President Donald Trump's foreign policy on Wednesday.
"An influential Trump administration official secretly met with a representative of Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Mexico City in September to try to negotiate the Venezuelan leader’s peaceful exit from power," Bloomberg reported.
"Richard Grenell, the former Acting U.S. director of National Intelligence and ambassador to Germany, and Jorge Rodriguez, a Venezuelan politician who is close to Maduro, met in the Mexican capital, according to four people familiar with the matter. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the rest of the State Department weren’t told about the trip beforehand, according to two of the people," Bloomberg reported.