The Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop Michael Curry, went to the White House to protest ‘a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership.’
Meghan Markle, the divorcee from Los Angeles now engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry, is a lovely woman. But though the actress has ennobled herself as an advocate for women, she lives in the public eye as a character on “Suits.”
Following the results of the general election in Britain, it is clear that Theresa May overestimated her and the Conservative Party’s chances at securing a majority. At the same time, she and many other British political pundits underestimated the support garnered by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party—gaining 31 seats for a total of 261. A large part of Corbyn’s success: swelling support from young voters.
While greatly admiring Obama’s polish on the world stage, I did find these we’re-not-perfect flourishes to be mildly irritating. We’re all flawed nations talking to other flawed nations. No need to publicly admit one’s faults. This is not couples therapy.
One has to wonder why terrorists like those who struck Saturday night in London, and earlier in Manchester, launched their attacks now. It is difficult not to infer that the violence was timed to influence the U.K. election this coming Thursday.
Murdoch cut ties with the host last week after multiple women’s reports of sexual harassment became public. Since then, seven black Fox News employees indicated that they plan to join a racial discrimination suit filed last month by two colleagues, according to New York magazine, and three former Fox employees — Margaret Hoover, Alisyn Camerota, and Kirsten Powers — said on CNN that the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News is deeply ingrained. “The culture … is still there because the executives are still there,” said Hoover.
Following his election, Trump spoke to nine other world leaders before he spoke to May. He also suggested that Nigel Farage should be Britain’s ambassador to Washington, an unprecedented breach of diplomatic protocol.
Leadsom told reporters she was pulling out of the race because a nine-week leadership campaign was highly undesirable at such a critical time. She acknowledged that May had secured much stronger backing in a vote of Conservative members of parliament last week.
“These voters stood up for their nation — they put the United Kingdom first, and they took their country back,” reads one of the emails, before asking for a contribution.
Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and France demanded referendums on membership of the union, while Italy’s 5-Star movement said it would pursue its own proposal for a vote on the euro.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated a Donald Trump presidency as one of its top 10 threats to global stability and security. Other threats included Britain leaving the European Union and Russia’s military action in the Ukraine and Syria leading to a new Cold War.
In a case of mistaken identity, a Nigerian man was taken off a plane at a British airport after being misidentified as a Muslim terrorist due to the name of a WhatsApp group he was texting.
The division between Scotland’s two main political parties has resurfaced as the Nationalist Party seeks to sweep the national elections this Thursday.
Edinburgh (AFP) — Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Wednesday on the eve of a knife-edge referendum that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers with greater autonomy. The “Yes” and “No” camps mobilized thousands of volunteers to hand out leaflets and hold […]
London (AFP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain sparked annoyance in his host country by criticizing the local traditional food in a magazine interview this week. Asked what he would serve at his ideal dinner party, envoy Matthew Barzun replied somewhat undiplomatically. “I’ll tell you what I would not serve — lamb and potatoes. I […]
Antrim (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Northern Ireland police on Thursday questioned Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, a chief negotiator in the Irish peace process, over the notorious IRA murder of a woman suspected of being an informant in 1972. The 65-year-old republican leader was arrested on Wednesday night over the killing of mother-of-ten Jean McConville […]
London (AFP) – Britain’s economic recovery picked up further speed in the first quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, boosting the coalition government one year before the country’s next general election. The economy has expanded for five successive quarters, but has struggled to return to the levels of output witnessed before the 2008 global financial […]