Extra security for ‘Europe’s largest Eid party’ in Birmingham – BBC News

June 26, 2017

“Every year the event gets bigger… of course security will be a high priority, but we want people – also the wider communities – to enjoy the activities,” a spokesman for Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Security has been stepped up at Birmingham Central Mosque, the chairman said Mr Afzal said West Midlands Police and local authorities were doing “their best” to tackle hate crime against …


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

June 18, 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 …


Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… access to Canadian and Mexican consumer markets, and parts suppliers elsewhere in North America. Of course, experts disagree about the net employment effects of this bilateral trade, let alone its benefits for consumers. Some 17 percent of the value of Mexican automotive exports to the U.S. comes from components, chemicals and services that originated in the United States, according to an estimate by the economic think tank Bruegel. The type of NAFTA reform that Bozzella said the AGA …


After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… togetherness. Congressional baseball players: We must unite “We are dealing with a deeply entrenched, deeply ingrained system that has been perpetuated for a long time, so is it easy to change? No. But can we, of course we can, we just have to have the will to do it,” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick told CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Plenty of members of Congress, shocked at what happened Wednesday morning at baseball practice in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, and deeply …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… traditional Labour areas, which Mrs May was banking on to win a big majority. Like the social care U-turn, or the pledge to bring back grammar schools, it may have given anyone flirting with backing the Tories for the first time in their lives a reason not to switch their vote. 10) Events Theresa May wanted the election to be about Brexit but the terror attacks in Manchester and London changed the course of the campaign. Suddenly it was all about security and anti-terror policy. This should have …


James Corden Making Major Changes To Show After London Attacks

June 6, 2017

Corden, a London native, planned to filmThe Late Late Show in the city beginning Tuesday, but the incident pushed producers to alter plans for the shows special London edition.He will reportedly change the shows opening. Three attackers killed seven people and injured nearly 50 on London Bridge and Borough Market over the weekend. In one sense, of course its a sad time to be here, but in another sense, actually maybe bringing a show that airs I think in 153 countries to London for three …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… refreshment drinks based on birch sap. At the moment, the business is based in Estonia and our idea is to bring it to the UK. However, Brexit really makes us think twice. How would we be able to sustain the business if Brexit happens without a deal? It might be hard for us. It’s quite frustrating not being able to vote, especially if you like being here and you are helping the economy to grow. Of course, British people’s opinions should be prioritised as this is their home, after …


9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… ambitious goals with the hope of staving off the most catastrophic effects of global warming. Trump did not discuss climate science nor the dire consensus among nearly all peer-reviewed climatologists that emissions from burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and deforestation have put the planet on course to warm beyond the point where the climate will be irreversibly changed by the end of the century. By that sheer omission alone, the speech was misleading. Here are nine more things that …


Trump Grants Ethics Waivers To 17 Top White House Staffers

June 1, 2017

… granted waivers in the past four months. His predecessor, Barack Obama, granted that same number ofover the course of his eight years in office. The waivers allow those covered under them to be exempt from some of the restrictions imposed by Trumps , which he signed just days after taking office. Most involve allowing contact with former clients and employers. According to White House lawyers, is justified because the administrations need for the covered employees services outweighs the …


White House Facebook Page Snubs Gay Prime Minister’s Husband, Fixes It After Backlash

The photo, posted to an album titled President Trumps Trip Abroad, featured the spouses of NATO leaders gathering before dinnerat the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels. Twitter users were quick to point out the missing name and accused the White House of doing it on purpose.Scott Bixby of The Daily Beast called the caption homophobic. Thousands of photos were taken over the course of a very big, very busy international trip, deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham told Johnson in an …

May 28, 2017

The Best Boyfriends Know Little Gestures Mean More Than Anything Else

… them into “good boyfriend” terrain that it’s almost mystifying. It’s because, of course, so few actually try in the ways that it matter. And because so many boyfriends have gotten away with doing so little for so long, it’s unfortunate that we even have to laude them for these simple things, because we’d never commend a girlfriend for it. We expect that of them. We know that they will show love.Whether or not the effort will be matched is the question. The …

May 25, 2017

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Crowns Its Newest Champion

… people to enjoy watching me on the dance floor, Jennings told People, reflecting on his journey throughout the season.I hope people get up on their couch and dance when theyre watching at home. I just wanted to bring fun to the dance floor. Of course, Twitter was quick to weigh in on the outcome with many celebrating Jennings win, while others lamented Kordeis loss after a season of consistently high scores and expert dancing. Dancing with the Stars will return for Season 25 this …

May 24, 2017

Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… on sharing the news of his daughters death, but due to the high-profile nature of his job, he had no choice. Joss Whedon will replace Zack Snyder on “Justice League.” What they are going through is unimaginable, and my heart our hearts go out to them, Warner Bros. Pictures president Toby Emmerich said.Were not introducing any new characters. Its the same characters in some new scenes. Hes handing the baton to Joss, but the course has really been set by Zack. I still believe …

May 24, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… for refugees and mutual recognition are no closer to being solved. “Everybody wants peace, they just want it on their terms,” Senator George Mitchell who worked on peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians in 2010, told CNN. “I don’t think it’s a case of finding people who want to make peace. If you said to everyone: ‘do you want peace?’ then of course they’ll say they want peace. But they define peace differently and want it according …

May 23, 2017

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

James Clapper: Defending democracy from Trump

… exactly 24 hours later, President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey — began in some measure because of his understated but highly damning testimony. Now, as he voluntarily makes the media circuit since the firing, Clapper sees the consequences of Trump’s actions as so threatening to our democracy that he is not likely to recede soon. He shouldn’t have focused on Clapper. Because, of course, that tweet amounted to a lie. Clapper had said …

May 16, 2017