Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

… Tories have been cutting budgets and services, but suddenly they have found a magic money tree to help them stay in power,” he said. Labour said the deal was “shabby and reckless” and would undermine the trust in the impartiality of the UK government which was vital to the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said: “For the government to be putting such an agreement in jeopardy just to prop up this dismal prime minister is …

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Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets In Syria

June 23, 2017

(CNN)Russian warships fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to state media. Developing story – more to come More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products$100K Social Workshop $100K Social Workshop – 20 HQ videos, each one hour long, teaching prople from scratch making $100k a year with FB traffic.FlowLeads Fishscale Loophole Lifetime.Hosting Gold Addon Bundle Now that you’ve stopped paying your hosting providers provider, why not stop paying …

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London fire: Police expect Grenfell death toll to rise – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… criticism for its handling of the disaster, with residents complaining that officials had provided little support or information. Prime Minister Theresa May has also come in for criticism over her response to the disaster. She was jeered on a visit to the North Kensington estate on Friday, and protesters marching on Friday and Saturday called for her resignation. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire was a “preventable accident” caused by “years of neglect” by the local …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

(CNN)North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by US authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday. KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that US authorities behaved like “gangsters.” “According to the US State Department, the North Korean citizens were not accredited members of North Korea’s …

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

June 17, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump released a 98-page financial disclosure form Friday, detailing the broad outlines of his wealth but still leaving a number of unanswered questions about the specifics of not only Trump’s income but also the details of his vast holdings. Trump raked in $288 million from his golf courses alone; he made at least $37 million from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort and a frequent weekend stomping ground for the first family. The big problem with financial …

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US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

(CNN)It’s the longest course in US Open history and was said to favor the big hitters but Erin Hills claimed the scalps of the three best players in the world Friday. The quartet largely avoided the deep fescue and took advantage of rain-softened greens to push the leading score to seven under as golf’s top trio fell the wrong side of the cut, which came at one over. Johnson, who defied controversy to win his maiden major at Oakmont 12 months ago, was teetering on …

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Cuba-US relations: 6 key things you need to know

June 17, 2017

Havana (CNN)President Donald Trump is set to announce Friday, before an audience of anti-Castro Cuban exiles in Miami, that he is rolling back parts of the Obama administration’s opening with Cuba. Trump will chill Obama’s warmer relations with Cuba, officials say What Trump has said about Castro …

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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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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 11, 2017

… over an electoral wipeout, has energized American liberal diehards now locked in a battle for control of the spirit and machinery of the Democratic party. Sanders touted the results on Twitter Friday morning, and in an email later told CNN he was “delighted to see Labour do so well.” Larry Cohen, the board chair of Our Revolution, the political organization spawned by Sanders’ 2016 primary campaign, said the British shocker held lessons for skeptical Democrats. …

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Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 10, 2017

… “We ask that there be no further escalation by the parties in the region,” Tillerson said Friday. He called on Qatar “to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors.” Saudi Arabia and its counterparts accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region because of its ties to their Shiite rival, Iran, and its support for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups, but denies that it supports terrorism. …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion — including audio recordings. The leaders of the Senate judiciary’s probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary …

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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

… Labour than Conservative. It’s very unclear whether this could really have caused a significant shift though. A further complication is that most of Survation’s polls in this campaign have been conducted by phone. This was an internet poll so it makes comparisons with their previous figures harder. Leader ratings Ipsos MORI also published a poll on Friday with a Conservative lead of 5%. In addition to the voting intention numbers, they reported a dramatic change in attitudes towards …

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Bill Maher’s use of ‘N-word’ is no joke

June 4, 2017

(CNN)Bill Maher is Ann Coulter with shorter hair: They both say outrageous and even hateful things to get press in a desperate effort to remain relevant. Maher gave us yet another example when he dropped the “N-word” on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night. Rise of racist rants caught on camera Join us on Twitter and Facebook More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsShopiStore Ultima ShopiStore UltimaPress Label – Top Brass …

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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

… “Every time I went out there were people in the field toileting – every time you looked out there were men with their trousers down,” she said. Image caption The encampment stretched up the hill from the farm near her house The ravers drifted off once the weekend was over but the travellers remained at Castlemorton until the Friday, partly to try and clear up, Mrs Spagg claims. “I think a lot of people were depressed about the mess and the waste, that’s why …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

… said on Friday that “immense” progress had been made in the investigation into a suspected network linked to suicide bomber Salman Abedi. He said there were still “important” lines of inquiry to pursue but urged the public to “go out as planned and enjoy yourselves”. Police had reviewed security at more than 1,300 events across the country and people could be “100% confident” they were doing everything possible to protect them, he added. …

May 27, 2017
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Manchester attack: Police make tenth arrest – BBC News

On Friday, police said they had searched an address in St Helens, Merseyside, in connection with the attack. Residents who were moved from their homes in Wigan on Thursday night, while armed police and a bomb disposal unit searched a house, have been allowed to return. The victims of the Manchester attack The bewildering complexity of terror inquiries What Libya tells us about Manchester bomber Who was Salman Abedi? In the Libyan capital Tripoli, Abedi’s younger brother Hashem, 20, …

May 26, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… in well with the Middle East strongmen For Mitchell, the challenges of brokering a major peace deal are well known. One of the leading figures in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ushered in a new chapter for Northern Ireland, he was brought in facilitate between the Israelis and Palestinians in 2010. “There’s such a high level of mistrust on both sides between both the public and leaders themselves that it’s very hard to get them to genuinely listen to the point of …

May 23, 2017
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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

… description of his childhood spent living with his grandparents in a village behind Chesil Beach sounds idyllic. But that’s to ignore the reason why he went there in the first place. Determined to punish his wife for her double transgression, John’s stepfather did not allow him to live in the family home except from Monday to Friday during school term. Even then, John was not permitted to enter the house by the front door. At weekends he was packed off to his maternal grandparents, …

May 22, 2017
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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel’s leaders announced Friday. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the …

May 21, 2017
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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

May 20, 2017
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NAACP dismisses its president in ‘systemwide refresh’

Washington (CNN)The NAACP is shaking up its leadership, voting to dismiss its president, Cornell William Brooks, in what it called a “system-wide refresh.” “The NAACP intends to aggressively and nimbly respond to the current climate of political unrest, as well as the assaults upon human and civil rights that threaten our very democracy, as only it can,” the NAACP said in a release Friday. “To do so demands that the board of the NAACP ensure that organization has …

May 20, 2017
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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

Washington (CNN)Given his current political fortunes, if President Donald Trump’s crucial first foreign trip passes off without a disaster, it will be considered a success. The President embarks on a journey Friday to Saudi Arabia, Israel and global summits in Italy and Belgium, after one of the most tumultuous and damaging weeks any President has had to endure. The appointment of a special counsel to investigate whether there was any collusion between Trump aides and the Kremlin’s …

May 19, 2017
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NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

… know that Friday’s ransomware attack was a global cyber-crime, but the most serious impact was here in the UK on the National Health Service. So what made our hospitals so vulnerable? There are plenty of theories – among them that far too many computers in hospitals were running Windows XP. The government warned NHS trusts in 2014 that they needed to move away from XP as rapidly as possible. But did they? At the end of last year the software firm Citrix said that a Freedom of …

May 15, 2017
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