Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

June 20, 2017

… hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier’s unjust imprisonment and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained.” North Korea will be a top priority for Tillerson and Mattis going into Wednesday’s talks with China, said Susan Thornton, the State Department’s acting assistant secretary for the bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Thornton told reporters Monday that US officials are “aiming to advance concrete cooperation …


Buying Whole Foods could be Amazon’s Waterloo

June 19, 2017

(CNN)When Jeff Bezos made his now-mythical car journey across the country to Seattle, he dreamed up the idea of an online store that could sell everything. The founder and chief executive of Amazon started with books, then moved into other products. The one sector of the retail market Amazon does not have a significant toe-hold in is the gigantic $800 billion a year grocery market. That is until now. With the deal to buy Whole Foods, the online retailer now has a small slice of the grocery …


Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… week. Thats part of our argument, that we are directly connected to the area though the work that weve done. We have a real economic interest in the preservation of Americas public lands, she added. Mark Squillace, a law professor at the University of Colorado, said Patagonias claim could hold up in court. Patagonia probably does have significant business interests that could be affected, Squillace, who worked under Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt during the last year of Bill Clintons …


Cuban Government Says Trump Will Not Weaken The Revolution

June 17, 2017

… release political prisoners and hold free and fair elections. We have serious worries about the respect and guarantee of human rights in that country, Havana said, citing reports of police abuse, gun crime, racial discrimination, lack of public healthcare, gender-based wage inequality and torture at the Guatnanamo Naval base. But it should not be expected that to that end, Cuba will make compromises to its very sovereignty, it said. The Cuban people will continue deciding itself on the …


Independence Day Fast Facts

June 17, 2017

… they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of …


After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… hold, beneath the dignity of the respect that we would like Congress to command,” she said. Later however, Pelosi appeared in more conciliatory mood in a joint interview with House Speaker Paul Ryan on CNN. Even the business of regular politics is laced with contention. Senators may soon vote on a Republican health care bill that would repeal Obamacare, that opponents decry as ripping away coverage from the old, the sick and the poor. Emotions will run riot on both sides of the aisle. No …


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

June 14, 2017

… the youth vote Image copyright EPA Image caption Anti-hunting protesters marched on Downing Street It may simply have been a repetition of a longstanding Tory policy but Theresa May’s vow to hold a free vote on bringing back fox hunting is thought by some to have harmed her efforts to seal the deal with Labour voters flirting with the Conservatives. It came up a lot on the doorstep, according to some reports, helping to “re-toxify” the Conservative brand among voters in …


London Bridge attack : ‘I helped 200 people hide in a pub cellar’ – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… Belanger Insp Cole said: “We had the situation of people coming running out of the market, they were in a state of panic – lots of screaming. “So I literally just grabbed hold of as many as we could and directed them into the basement of the bar. “I felt that was as reasonably safe a place as we had at the moment, rather than roaming the streets.” After getting the news that the attackers had been shot, Insp Cole went to tell those sheltering in the pub. …


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

June 8, 2017

Image copyright AFP Dogs may not yet be entitled to vote but they are allowed to come and watch as long as they don’t disrupt the vote. In cases where a voter has two or more dogs and will struggle to control them while casting their ballot, polling station staff may be able to hold the dogs’ leads. But the Electoral Commission advises that while voters are welcome to bring their dogs, unless they’re a guide dog, they may have to be left outside. During the EU …


Is Scotland on the cusp of a Tory resurgence? – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… both Angus Robertson, the SNP Westminster leader, and Alex Salmond, the former SNP party leader, hoping to create their own “Portillo moment”. If the Tories do take a handful of seats they will claim victory, even if they hold less than 10% of Scottish constituencies. The SNP will struggle to keep hold of its record tally of 56 out of 59 seats. And if they lose even a few their opponents will say their support is falling, and therefore the case for another referendum has been …


Try Not To Laugh At This Womans Super Relatable Amazon Order Fail

May 31, 2017

She designs wigs and decided she wanted to dedicate a space in her apartment to her hobby, which is turning into a budding business. The chair Blaque ordered. She added the $5 chair to her cart, thinking she scored a great deal and placed the order. Even still, I thought it was kind of small to hold a chair, she said. But theres one small white box left and Im trying to figure out what it is I ordered I think we are all guilty of forgetting what we buy online, she told …


BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

In a statement, BA said its IT systems were moving “closer to full operational capacity”, and chief executive Alex Cruz has posted videos on Twitter apologising for what he called a “horrible time for passengers”. But no-one from the airline has been made available to explain the cause of the system crash, and it has not explained why there was no back-up system in place. Five key questions for BA Wedding on hold amid BA travel woes BA passengers ‘trying not …


REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… comment on plans for a war room but said Trump will be looking to expand on momentum it believes it has built up during the presidents trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Europe. A White House official confirmed plans to hold more rallies. The president has had an incredibly successful trip overseas and the White House looks forward to continuing an aggressive messaging strategy to highlight his agenda when we return to D.C., said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. Jared Kushner, a senior …

May 27, 2017