Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them as far as North America. …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… criminal justice system in this way … the President is on very tenuous ground here,” Ben-Veniste told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday. The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences. Trump and his aides may well end up in the clear, but months of recriminations ahead will further polarize the capital and cast a shadow over his administration, which is already struggling for traction after a tumultuous first five months. If Mueller decides there is a case to answer …

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Election results 2017: May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… win the election and adopt a “very different approach and style of leadership”. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: ‘Let’s get to work’ Mrs May announced her intention to work with the DUP to form a government on Friday, just hours after an election that left the UK with a hung parliament for the second time in seven years. Speaking on the steps of No 10 after an audience with the Queen, the prime minister said the parties …

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Election 2017 poll tracker: How the parties compare – BBC News

June 7, 2017

… all say the same thing. Nobody could accuse them of that at this election. If anything, the differences have become more stark as we approach election day. Live: Election latest updates General election: What you need to know Manifesto guide on where the parties stand Quiz: How well do you know your constituency? Scotland There was also a rare Scottish poll published on Wednesday afternoon. The SNP, on 43%, maintained the commanding lead that they’ve had throughout the campaign and for a …

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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… police officers have been freed up by a decision to deploy the Army to protect key sites including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Policing will also be stepped up at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham and the football play-offs at Wembley on Sunday and Monday. Met Police Ch Supt Jon Williams said operations will include both high-profile and covert tactics. “All of this is designed to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an …

May 27, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… request this memo.” Comey hearing? A Comey hearing would instantly become one of the most significant congressional appearances of modern times. The practiced, analytical note-taking of a former FBI director who knows how to leave a paper trail would amount to a compelling piece of evidence in the court of public opinion and pit Comey’s word against Trump’s. After all, a Comey memo could approach “smoking gun” significance if it appears to prove that the …

May 17, 2017
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GCSEs: A revision guide for anxious parents – BBC News

… them”. “Parents can encourage children to study out of their bedrooms,” she added. “If they are sat on their bed cramming, it becomes a place associated with stress.” If another room is not an option, Lisa suggested “zoning” – creating a desk or work area that is not their bed. 3. Support Vs Pressure Image copyright Getty Images Anita – who is also founder of the Positive Parenting Project – favours an optimistic approach during …

May 17, 2017
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