Barclays charged with fraud in Qatar case – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… accusations,” said Brad Kaufman from American firm Greenberg Traurig. Mr Varley was one of Britain’s leading bankers, having been chief executive at Barclays for six years, and the charges against him will stun the City. He is the first prominent British banker to face criminal charges in the wake of the financial crisis. Barclays took 7bn from Qatar in 2008, as banks scrambled to avoid nationalisation. The SFO looked into payments made to Qatar at the same time and after the deal, …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… problems he will face in the coming months will be the classic ones that face all democratic leaders. Should I give way to demonstrators? Or should I use force to enact my manifesto? How do I balance the budget? Which is worse, a massive deficit or cuts in social spending? Read Hugh’s full article What the papers say How I became a hijabi ballet dancer If you listen to one thing today Image copyright Agarwal family The engineer who became the face of horror Today’s …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

… You can see a baseball game is going on but it’s tough to make out the individual players or figure out what pitch the pitcher is throwing. Tax returns are like having front-row seats behind home plate. You can see the reaction on the batter’s face when he disagrees with a call. You can see how the teams interact — both with each other and amongst themselves. You can hear the pop of the fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt. It’s an entirely different game and …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… protection equipment suit (PPE), when working amidst the crisis gripping the country. The nursing staff had their names written on their suits, so they could identify one another and it is for that reason, and not Pauline’s face, that Mbalu, now 17, remembers her. “The first time I saw Pauline, she looked like a devil,” Mbalu says, referring to the PPE suit. Image caption Mbalu says that after being cared for by Pauline Cafferkey, she too wants to be a nurse Image …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… head mask in the likeness of President Trump. Amid Griffin outrage, the left asks: What about Ted Nugent? And even as he offered a videotaped message of unity at Thursday night’s baseball game, Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email targeting Democrats. “After their BILLION-DOLLAR election loss, all Democrats have done is OBSTRUCT President Trump and maniacally scream the word ‘RUSSIA’ until they’re blue in the face,” the email read. …

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Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… detainees without giving them an opportunity to prove they could face torture or death if returned to Iraq. The ACLU complaint was filed against Rebecca Adducci, the director of the ICE Detroit district office, and the ACLU requested a hearing on Friday for the detainees. Many of the Iraqis are Chaldeans, members of an Iraqi Christian group. Historically, they have faced problems in Muslim-majority Iraq. The Detroit metropolitan area is home to the largest US group of Chaldeans. Community …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… which is hosting the 2022 World Cup. However, even if Moon manages to thread the diplomatic needles, his vision will also face strong opposing bids from the UK, and Uruguay and Argentina, which are putting forward a joint bid to host the tournament on the hundredth anniversary of the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsvMarketerPro (Monthly Membership) Black Friday Plugins Bundle – Single Site License Vidio Dek – Monthly Video SuiteFlick Overlay …

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General election 2017: May to face Tory backbench critics – BBC News

June 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMrs May will be meeting the committee a day after announcing her cabinet. Theresa May will face tough questions later from her backbenchers after the Conservatives lost their majority at last week’s election. The 1922 committee is also expected to raise concerns about her leadership style, and press for more details on talks with the Democratic Unionists. Mrs May hopes to strike a deal with the DUP to support her minority …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… along with together with some options for reform and encouraged further work on the project. Image copyright Empics Could there be another election? It is possible to have another election but as Theresa May has learned, forcing the public into another round of voting is not always a good idea. Voter fatigue could set in as the electorate may feel it cannot face going through a fourth UK-wide vote (including the EU referendum) in three years. Another vote could backfire with a drop in …

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Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 10, 2017

… President of the United States. He’s made clear — in the face of much criticism — that he isn’t going to stop tweeting. I’m not sure anyone is in a position to simply tell the President to stop doing something and have him actually listen. Then there’s the argument that Trump’s silence suggests he has now finally been made aware of the political — and legal — peril he is in, and that by tweeting he makes things worse, not better. Again, count …

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Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)Qatar has said “it’s not ready to surrender” as the diplomatic stranglehold placed on the tiny oil-rich country by its neighbors intensifies. “The State of Qatar has never seen such hostility, not even from a hostile state,“ a Foreign Ministry statement said Thursday. Unraveling the Qatar crisis Social sympathizers could face jail US suspects Russian hackers World cup a bargaining chip Qatar keeps gas flowing Philippines stops …

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Election 2017: What CAN’T you do in a polling station? – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… Can you wear political clothing? People shouldn’t wear party political clothing. Voters dressed in party T-shirts will not be able to enter the polling station as it may be intimidating. Political figures in the wider sense may be fine, for instance a T-shirt of Che Guevara would be acceptable. The onus is on encouraging people to vote. Can I cover my face with a hoodie or something else? Image copyright Getty Images No. The only people permitted to wear a rosette are the candidates …

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Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 1, 2017

Mary Beard Describe yourself: I’m Mary Beard and I am a professor of classics at the University of Cambridge. My day-job is working on Roman history and ancient Roman history. A few years ago now, I started doing Roman documentaries on both BBC Two and BBC One. It’s got my face out there – for better or worse. Political beliefs: I would summarise my politics very simply as the maverick left and proud. How was your date?: I had a good time. He’s an engaging old …

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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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Cincinnati mayor apologizes for mistakenly honoring cop’s killer

(CNN)Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley apologized after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honoring a man who ambushed and killed a Cincinnati police officer. “I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said Thursday night. Cranley choked back tears as he spoke at a local police union hall. His face was red as he paused several times during his brief, tear-filled statement. …

May 19, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Trump presses Turkey’s Erdogan to release jailed US pastor

(CNN)US President Donald Trump raised the issue of a US pastor imprisoned in Turkey three times during a meeting with the Turkish president Tuesday, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). The White House confirmed Trump had raised the subject of Brunson during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office in January. “President Trump raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson …

May 17, 2017
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Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… February 14 that is now at the center of the political hurricane. Comey would also face scrutiny over why he decided to keep a log of his conversations with the President that was then leaked at a moment of maximum embarrassment for the White House. ‘I have my subpoena pen ready’ The Republican Congress hasn’t exactly been holding Trump’s feet to the fire in the first few months of his administration. But that may be changing. Already, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, …

May 17, 2017
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