Ring of steel to protect Trump for two days will cost €10m
Ring of steel to protect Trump for two days will cost €10m The cost of protecting US President Donald Trump during his visit to Ireland will be €10m, the Irish Independent understands. A massive 'ring of steel' is to be erected around the billionaire for the duration of his holiday here. Mr Trump is not expected to venture far beyond his five-star hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare. © Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for their state visit to Britain, at Stansted Airport near London, Britain, June 3, 2019.
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President Trump arrived in Tokyo on Saturday after a 14-hour trip aboard Air Force One that many staff may have dreaded from the moment the jetliner took flight , CNN reported. Trump is in Japan on a mostly ceremonial visit to meet Japan ’s new Emperor Naruhito
Trump resists his staff ’s attempts to get him to go to sleep. Trump “will hold court for hours on end, despite staffers His insomnia, mood swings, and flights of energy followed by periods of being down could all easily be I dread the harm incurred to our nation and the world the longer this goes on.
President Trump arrived in Tokyo on Saturday after a 14-hour trip aboard Air Force One that many staff may have dreaded from the moment the jetliner took flight, CNN reported.
Trump is in Japan on a mostly ceremonial visit to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, discuss a $65 billion trade deficit with the island country and get something of a respite from talk of impeachment and other issues roiling at home.
Historically, both a privilege and desired tour of duty to fly overseas on the presidential jetliner, some Trump staff have expressed the long hours in the air with the president can be a “grueling endeavor.” © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump stops to admire the mountain scenery as he walks to greet U.S. service members upon his arrival aboard Air Force One during a refueling stop on his way to Japan at Joint Base Elmendorf, Alaska, U.S. May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Sources say instead of preparing for meetings with foreign dignitaries, by reviewing intended remarks, or paging through briefings, the president usually stays in the front cabin and typically does four things: eat, watch Fox News, hold court with staff, with discussion wavering from official business to sports or other current events, and talk with friends or others on the telephone, CNN reported.
Trump turns from pomp to business in UK visit
President Donald Trump is telling British Prime Minister Theresa May that she should "stick around" so that the U.S. and Britain can sign a trade deal.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One at Ninoy-Aquino International Trump is wrapping up a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan , South Korea, China President Donald Trump looks on a young girls wave U.S. and Vietnamese flags as he arrives in
President Trump arrived in Tokyo Saturday on a mostly ceremonial visit that some staff traveling with him might have dreaded upon take off. © Reuters. Donald Trump insisted the NHS must form parts of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK.
Gallery: Trumped! People who left or were fired during Donald Trump's presidency (Photo Services)
Since the beginning of his term in January 2017, the Trump administration has had its share of staff shake-ups, reorganizations and departures. Here are some of the White House staffers who've been fired or chose to leave U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.
*Last day at office is not the day they handed their resignation, but the actual last day of service. For groups, it's when they were disbanded.
Designation: Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Last day: April 10, 2019
The acting deputy secretary of the department has stepped down from her post amid a staff reshuffle prompted by the president. Outgoing Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted about Grady's resignation, saying: "Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady has offered the President her resignation, effective tomorrow. For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS -- a steady force and a knowledgeable voice."
Donald Trump to be protected by nuclear submarine and US warship during Ireland visit
EXCLUSIVE: Trump will be protected by a huge army of soldiers, gardai, US Secret Service men and women - and a range of hi-tech weapon systems . “A huge warship will keep in contact with his Air Force One jet as it crosses the Atlantic and move into position off the West coast. There will be at least US submarine in the area. “If any aerial threat is identified to the POTUS (President of the United States) plane, these ships will simply fire missiles to take them out. “Then you have the SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) all around Shannon itself to cover his ensure there are no threats around the airport.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Sunday morning local time. US President Donald Trump is helped putting on a Commander in Chief jacket upon arriving at US Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.
The president and Japanese prime minister played a round of golf and discussed North Korea and the economy at Trump 's private club. I am in Florida and looking forward to my meeting with Prime Minister Abe of Japan . Working on Trade and Military Security.
Grady served as a civil servant for over 28 years with experience at the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
Designation: Secretary of Department of Homeland Security
Last day: April 7, 2019
A former White House deputy chief of staff, Nielsen was at the forefront of Trump's tough immigration policies, most notably the push for separating migrant children from their parents. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was appointed as the acting secretary.
Designation: Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Commissioner
Last day: April 2019
A former clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine, Gottileb served as the FDA commissioner since 2017 and was credited for his push to reduce underage vaping. In his official resignation letter, he mentioned long commute from his home as the primary concern.
Designation held: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator
Last day: March 8, 2019
Trump may meet 'good guys' Farage and Johnson on UK trip
Donald Trump could meet his "friends" Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson on his three-day trip to the UK next week. The US president described the Brexit-backing pair as "very good guys" ahead of his state visit, which begins on Monday. Speaking outside the White House, Mr Trump revealed he "may" meet Brexit Party leader Mr Farage or Mr Johnson - who is currently standing to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister - during his time in Britain.
Appointed FEMA administrator in June 2017, Long announced his resignation in February 2019. He said in a statement, "During my tenure, the Agency worked more than 220 declared disasters." Long's deputy, Pete Gaynor, was appointed as acting administrator.
Designation: White House Chief of Staff
Last day: Jan. 2, 2019
A retired Marine Corps general who served during Operation Desert Storm and the Iraq War, Kelly was previously Secretary of Homeland Security. Appointed chief of staff in July 2017, his relationship with the president reportedly deteriorated over the months. Early in 2018, he was forced to publicly deny calling Trump an “idiot.”
On Dec. 8, 2018, Trump confirmed Kelly’s departure “at the end of the year.” The president has since named a temporary replacement – Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management & Budget.
Designation: Defense Secretary
Last day: Jan. 1, 2019
On Dec. 20, 2018, the day after Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria, Mattis confirmed his resignation in a letter that went viral. A career soldier who commanded forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, he blamed irreconcilable differences with Trump for his resignation, which was scheduled to come into effect on Feb. 28, 2019.
Trump Baby: 20ft Blimp Returns For Round Two
The Donald Trump Baby blimp has ascended once again over the skies of central London, as the US president embarks on the second day of his three-day state visit to the UK.
However, the president chose to hasten Mattis' departure, announcing on Dec. 23, 2018, that a temporary replacement - Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan - would assume the office on New Year's Day.
In his letter to the president, Mattis wrote: “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”
Designation: Attorney General
Last day: Nov. 7, 2018
The day after midterm elections handed the House of Representatives to the Democrats, Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker, Sessions’s chief of staff, as acting attorney general. Trump and Sessions have had a contentious relationship almost from the start. In his new role, Trump loyalist Whitaker will take control of the Russia investigation that is led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller.
Designation: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Last day: End of 2018
On Oct. 9, 2018, Haley announced she would be resigning at the end of the year. Earlier a Trump critic, she was named the nation's ambassador to the U.N. just weeks after his election. She said, "It was a blessing to go into the U.N. with body armor every day and defend America. I’ll never truly step aside from fighting for our country. But I will tell you that I think it’s time."
Designation: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator
Last day: July 6, 2018
'B Team' Donald Trump taunted by Iranian minister
Iran's foreign minister has goaded Donald Trump on Twitter, after the US president threatened the "official end" of the country. In a tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif said: "Goaded by #B_Team, @realdonaldTrump hopes to achieve what Alexander, Genghis & other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & genocidal taunts won't "end Iran". #NeverThreatenAnIranian.
On June 5, 2018, Trump shared the news of Pruitt's resignation on Twitter. He wrote, "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this."
Pruitt's resignation came after months of controversies and amid calls for investigation of alleged hiding or falsifying of records of meetings and discussions with industry representatives. He wrote in his resignation letter: "It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it as a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us."
Michael S Rogers
Designation: Director of the National Security Agency
Last day: May 4, 2018
Ending a four-year tenure, the Navy admiral has announced his retirement from the agency. His tenure was marred by leaks and there had been rumors of an imminent firing.
Designation: Homeland Security Advisor
Last day: April 10, 2018
A day after John R. Bolton was appointed as National Security Advisor, Bossert handed over his resignation on April 10, 2018. His departure was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. She said, "Tom led the White House's efforts to protect the homeland from terrorist threats, strengthen our cyber defenses, and respond to an unprecedented series of natural disasters. President Trump thanks him for his patriotic service and wishes him well."
H R McMaster
Designation: National Security Adviser
Last day: April 9, 2018
Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland
Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland
McMaster took over as National Security Adviser in February 2017 after Michael Flynn's resignation. In his tenure, he and Trump have had frequent clashes on policy matters. He is to be replaced by former U.S. ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton. In a statement released by the White House, McMaster said, "After 34 years of service to our nation, I am requesting retirement from the U.S. Army effective this summer after which I will leave public service. Throughout my career it has been my greatest privilege to serve alongside extraordinary service members and dedicated civilians."
Designation: Chief Economic Adviser
Last day: April 2, 2018
The former Goldman Sachs president was considered one of the most influential members of Trump's cabinet as he helped push vital tax reforms. According to media reports, Cohn had initially planned to resign after Trump blamed "both sides" for violence at the Charlottesville rally in August 2017. It is believed that his decision came after the president went ahead in imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.
Designation: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Last day: March 28, 2018
On March 28, 2018, Trump announced Shulkin's resignation on Twitter. He wrote, "I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!"
Designation: White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Date of resignation: March 16, 2018
The former Deputy Chief of Staff announced in December 2017 his decision to step down in early 2018, citing his desire to return to the private sector. Along with Chief of Staff John Kelly, his areas of interest were public outreach and legislative affairs. He was also one of the top campaign aides of Trump.
On his departure, Kelly stated, "Rick loyally served the president for two and a half years and brought tremendous energy to the White House staff. He's a super guy and it breaks my heart to see him leave, but I look forward to his continued personal friendship and support for the president's agenda."
Designation: Deputy Director of FBI
Last day: March 16, 2018
Just about 26 hours shy of his retirement, McCabe was fired as the FBI Deputy Director. After James Comey's dismissal, he served as the Acting Director from May 9, 2017, to Aug. 2, 2017, before returning to the position of Deputy Director. He drew criticism from the president for allegedly misleading the investigations at the Justice Department. McCabe retorted back saying, "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel's work."
Designation: Secretary of State
Last day: March 13, 2018
Formerly CEO of energy giant Exxon, Tillerson's nomination as Secretary of State was issued by Trump shortly after the new president took office in January 2017. As the most senior foreign diplomat in the U.S. government, Tillerson had only recently returned from a tour of Africa when his firing was announced by the president in a tweet. He was replaced with immediate effect by Mike Pompeo, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Along with Tillerson, his chief spokesperson, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein was fired for contradicting the Trump administration's official account of Tillerson's dismissal.
Designation: Personal aide of the president
Last day: March 13, 2018
A former starting quarterback for the Connecticut Huskies football team, McEntee came on board as Trump's body man and personal aide on Jan. 20, 2017. He was removed from the White House for undisclosed security reasons, but reportedly will be a part of Trump's 2020 re-election campaign as a senior advisor.
Designation: White House Director of Communications
Last day: March 29, 2018
The former press secretary of Trump's presidential campaign assumed the role of communications director on an interim basis on Aug. 16, 2017, and was made the permanent director on Sept. 12, 2017. On Feb. 27, 2017, she gave a closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, where she reportedly acknowledged that she had to tell "white lies" at times. She resigned the day after. However, several sources confirmed that she had been planning to resign for several months and that her announcement had nothing to do with her testimony.
Designation: US Ambassador to Panama
Last day: March 9, 2018
The career diplomat filed his papers with the State Department officials on Dec. 27, saying he was unable to carry out his duties under Trump. “As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies,” Feeley wrote in his resignation. “My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.”
Designation: White House Staff Secretary
Last day: Feb. 7, 2018
Porter resigned from his position after allegations of physical and emotional domestic abuse from both his former wives came under public notice.
Designation: Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Last day: Jan. 20, 2018
Reports circulated of the former "The Apprentice" star being forcibly removed from the White House grounds. However, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Manigault-Newman resigned "to pursue other opportunities."
Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA)
Last day: Dec. 27, 2017
The Trump administration fired the 10 existing council members without explanation via a letter, while some members of PACHA had already resigned in June 2017.
(Pictured) Former PACHA Chairperson Nancy Mahon who is also Senior Vice President, M.A.C Cosmetics and Global Executive Director of M.A.C AIDS Fund
Designation: Acting Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration
Last day: Oct. 1, 2017
A holdover from the Obama administration, Rosenberg stepped down after finding himself at odds with the administration after Trump asked law enforcement officers to not be "too nice" to suspects.
Designation: United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Last day: Sept. 29, 2017
Price resigned, effective immediately, after news emerged that he had spent more than $1M of taxpayer's money on private charters and military aircrafts to travel. He apologized for taking the flights and even offered to reimburse the amount.
Designation: Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Last day: Mid-September 2017
A close ally and friend of ousted Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Sifakis' leaving had been in the air for a month. He rejoined the private sector.
Designation: Director of Oval Office Operations
Last day: Sept. 20, 2017
The longtime Trump aide had reportedly been unhappy at having his access to the president reduced and told his close friends that he was planning to leave. According to CNN, one of his reasons was also his pay cut as part of the White House staff. Reportedly, he was making $165,000 as compared to his time at the Trump Organization where he drew $294,000 annually.
Designation: Deputy Assistant to the President
Last day: Aug. 25, 2017
A former Breitbart staffer, he resigned due to his dissatisfaction with the administration. “Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months," his resignation letter read. "As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House."
National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Last day: Aug. 21, 2017
Eight board members of the panel tasked with advising the Department of Homeland Security on cybersecurity resigned. In their resignation letter, they cited the president's failure at giving enough importance to cybersecurity and for not denouncing the white supremacist rally and the following protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
(Pictured) Former members DJ Patil, White House Chief Data Scientist, and Environmental Quality Managing Director Christy Goldfuss.
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH)
Last day: Aug. 18, 2017
All 17 members of the committee, that included prominent individuals such as actor Kal Penn (L), author Jhumpa Lahiri and artist Chuck Close (R), resigned after Trump failed to condemn the violence in Charlottesville. The letter was posted by Penn on Twitter and the first letter of each paragraph combines to spell out "RESIST," a call to protest the administration.
Strategy and Policy Forum and the American Manufacturing Council
Last day: Aug. 16, 2017
With then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick becoming the first to distance himself from the administration by stepping down in February 2017, a host of other top business executives including Tesla CEO Elon Musk (after U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement) and Merck CEO Ken Frazier (after Charlottesville incident) left. The councils were eventually disbanded by Trump as a majority had resigned.
(Pictured, clockwise from the top L) Musk, Frazier, Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison, Kalanick, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, and EY CEO Mark Weinberger.
Designation: White House Chief Strategist
Last day: Aug. 18, 2017
The Breitbart executive was dismissed due to the White House's increasing frustration with his views. Bannon would publicly disagree with the president and his chaotic tenure was also marked by infighting with his other colleagues, including Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
Designation: White House Communications Director
Last day: July 31, 2017
In the shortest tenure as a White House member, Scaramucci accused former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus of leaking information to the press and called him a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” during a New Yorker interview. His hiring and firing were equally controversial.
Designation: White House Chief of Staff
Last day at office: July 28, 2017
Even after his ousting, Priebus told Fox News he will be “Team Trump all the time.” According to senior White House officials, Priebus had already been informed of his imminent departure two weeks ago.
Designation: White House Press Secretary
Last day: July 21, 2017
After months of media speculation, Spicer resigned with the comment that there were "too many cooks in the kitchen." He had warned the president about hiring Scaramucci and was unhappy with the new joinee.
Designation: Director of the Office of Government Ethics
Last day: July 19, 2017
With six months remaining in his five-year term, the Obama appointee abruptly resigned and told NPR that "the current situation has made it clear that the ethics program needs to be stronger than it is." He was a fierce Trump detractor and critical of the administration's ethics.
Designation: White House Communications Director
Last day: May 20, 2017
He quit during a shake-up in the communications team, tendering his resignation on May 18. "The reasons for my departure are personal," he wrote in an email to his friends, "but it has been my great honor to serve President Trump and this administration."
Designation: FBI Director
Last day: May 9, 2017
Criticized for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Comey was promptly fired by Trump, becoming the second FBI director to be let go in the history of the country. He was also handling the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Designation: White House Chief Usher
Last day: May 5, 2017
Responsible for the management of the White House and its staff, Reid was fired after holding the post for six years. She was the first female and the second African-American in the role.
Dr Vivek Murthy
Designation: Surgeon General
Last day: April 21, 2017
Another Obama holdover, Murthy was asked to resign “after assisting in a smooth transition into the new Trump administration.” He was the first Indian-American and the youngest to be appointed in December 2014.
Designation: Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Last day: March 11, 2017
After he refused to submit his resignation to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Bharara was promptly fired along with 45 other Obama-era attorneys.
Michael T Flynn
Designation: National Security Adviser
Last day: Feb. 13, 2017
While he had accompanied Trump during the campaign trail, Flynn was forced to resign after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Flynn came under investigation and was let go.
Designation: Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Last day: Jan. 30, 2017
The immigration chief, who had served U.S. immigration agencies for 20 years, was abruptly removed from office. There were no reasons given for letting him go and he was swiftly replaced by Thomas D. Homan.
Designation: Acting Attorney General
Last day: Jan. 30, 2017
The first individual to be fired, Yates had instructed the Department of Justice attorneys to not defend Trump's travel ban. The White House said she had "betrayed the Department of Justice.”
Air Force One is equipped with spacious sleeping quarters for the president but officials say Trump rarely joins the first lady in the cabin while traveling abroad. Apparently, the president is an impatient traveler, sources say.
After a couple of marathon overseas trips at the beginning of his presidency, Trump has scaled back on the time he spends traveling abroad, eager to stay abreast of evolving news on the home front. He also likes to attend events where he is the guest of honor and especially feted, rather than large enclaves like the G20 or G7 gatherings.
Such trips can be particularly uncomfortable for staff accompanying the president. Unlike fold-down chairs that convert to makeshift beds in business class on commercial jetliners, Air Force One is not equipped with accommodations for staff. On long flights, staff camp out on sofas or lean back in office chairs with their feet propped on a desk. More experienced staffers often bring yoga mats, to cushion the floor while they stretch out for rest.
One official said, “it’s like being held captive,” while traveling with the president on long flights. © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Tokyo Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The presidential physician told reporters last year the president occasionally takes a sleeping pill while traveling but Trump doesn’t sleep much anyway – four to five hours – even when he’s in his own bed. © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump shouts an answer to a reporter’s question on the tarmac after arriving aboard Air Force One during a refueling stop on his way to Japan at Joint Base Elmendorf, Alaska, U.S. May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Other presidents have preferred to travel at night not to waste precious daylight while on long international junkets. Trump, however, prefers to travel during the day, arriving at night, and starting meetings the following day. Given his long history in the hotel industry, Trump also is often critical of his accommodations once arrived and staff also need to get out ahead of dinner and other menus to ensure the presentation of food the president doesn’t like, such as fish with the head still attached, is not served.
While in Japan, Trump will sit ringside for a sumo wrestling tournament, after which he will present what is called “The President’s Cup” to the winner, an events sources say the president has eagerly anticipated.
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In pictures: An iconic £15m Porsche and other striking photos of the week (Photos)
A 1939 Porsche Type 64, the oldest car to wear a Porsche badge and the personal car of German car designer and manufacturer Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche on display during a press preview at Sotheby's auction house in London, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This is the only surviving example of the Type 64 Porsche which is a direct ancestor of the iconic Porsche 365. The car will go on sale at an auction in Monterey Ca. in August and is expected to sell at around 15.75 million pounds sterling, (US$ 20 million, euro 18 million).
Kelli Thompson chants at the Alabama State Capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against the state's new abortion law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, in Montgomery, Ala. on May 19, 2019.
Marina del Rey, California
Fans react as they watch HBO's "Game of Thrones" series finale at a viewing party at Brennan's bar in Marina del Rey, Calif. on May 19, 2019.
Visitors release paper lanterns during a ceremony on Vesak Day at the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java province, Indonesia, May 19, 2019.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, England on May 20, 2019.
Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City on May 18, 2019.
A participant of the international World Beard and Moustache Championships poses before taking part in one of the 17 categories of beard and moustache styles competing in Antwerp, Belgium on May 18, 2019.
A couple kisses as they celebrate after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan on May 17, 2019.
A runner competes in the Great Wall Marathon at the Huangyaguan Great Wall outside Beijing, China on May 18, 2019.
El Paso, Texas
Migrants stand while being detained by Border Patrol, after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on May 17, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. The location is an area where migrants frequently turn themselves and ask for asylum after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Kelly Slater of the US performs a manoeuvre on a wave during the World Surf League men's championship tour surfing event at Keramas in Gianyar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on May 19, 2019.
Jockey John Velazquez falls off of Bodexpress coming out of the straining gate during the running of the 144th Preakness at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md. on May 18, 2019.
Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their vote in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh state on May 19, 2019, during the 7th and final phase of India's general election. Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day on May 19 as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority.
An aerial view over a chemically deforested area of the Amazon jungle caused by illegal mining activities in the river basin of the Madre de Dios region in southeast Peru, on May 17, 2019, during the 'Mercury' joint operation by Peruvian military and police ongoing since February 2019. Illegal mining activities for gold have caused irreversible ecological damage to more than 11,000 hectares of Amazonian forest and river basins, generating illicit activities in parallel such as human trafficking, mercury trafficking, hired killers and prostitution.
A rescue worker, top in red, hangs from the Eiffel Tower while a climber is seen below him between two iron columns Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it.
The new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds up a mace, the Ukrainian symbol of power, during his inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country's new president on Monday, and promised to stop the war in the country's east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately disbanded parliament, which he has branded as a group only interested in self-enrichment. Ukrainian parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy is in the background.
Farmingdale, New York
Brooks Koepka reacts after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia, center, performs the song "Zero Gravity" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 18, 2019.
James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, slides into the backstretch after hitting the wall along the second turn during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Indianapolis.
Lori Lightfoot (R) kisses wife Amy Eshleman (L) in front of their daughter Vivian (C) after she was sworn in as Chicago's 56th mayor during an inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena in Chicago on May 20, 2019.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the screening of "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019 in Cannes, France.
Lightning strikes across the sky of Yangon, Myanmar on May 22, 2019.
A nurse sits outside an intensive care unit (ICU) during doctors strike at a public hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on May 21, 2019. Intern Doctors in Haiti are on strike to protest several months of delays in the payment of their salaries.
President Donald Trump delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington.
A picture taken on May 21, 2019 in Vevey, Switzerland shows the paddle steamer 'Italie' of the Compagnie Generale de Navigation sur le lac Leman, commonly abbreviated to CGN, sailing on Lake Geneva past a giant fork sculpture designed by Switzerland's artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg.
An alleged work by British street artist Banksy depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding a pink flare, is painted on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca Foscari, in Venice, Italy on May 21, 2019.
A house damaged in a tornado Monday, May 20, 2019, in Mangum, Okla., is pictured from the air Tuesday, May 21. A strong band of storms has spawned more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a rack track grandstand in Missouri and drenching waterlogged states with more water and more flooding.
Fire crackers explode near supporters of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during clashes with the police in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hold colour smoke crackers as they celebrate on the vote results day for India's general election in Siliguri on May 23, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looked on course on May 23 for a major victory in the world's biggest election, with early trends suggesting his Hindu nationalist party will win a bigger majority even than 2014.
Afghan burqa-clad women sit as they receive aid items by a charity during the holy month of Ramdan in Herat province on May 23, 2019. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.
New York City
Aerobatic pilots Sean D. Tucker and Jessy Panzer (foreground) of Team Oracle fly down the Hudson River past the World Trade Center in New York on May 22, 2019 during a media day in advance of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach over Memorial Day weekend. Tucker will be performing at air shows this summer and fall alongside Jessy Panzer, the only civilian female formation airshow pilot in the United States.
Khan Sheikhun, Syria
This picture taken on May 23, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province.
Jefferson City, Missouri
A car is trapped under the fallen metal roof of the Break Time gas station and convenience store in tornado-hit Jefferson City, Mo., Thursday, May 23, 2019. The National Weather Service has confirmed a large and destructive tornado has touched down in Missouri's state capital, causing heavy damage and trapping multiple people in the wreckage of their homes.
Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland.
Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland