News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… London’s Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has said people in Kensington, West London. are “sick to death of platitudes from politicians” following the Grenfell Tower fire. He complained of “years of neglect” by the council and a “poor response” by the government to what he called a “preventable accident”. Meanwhile, ministers say households who lost their homes will receive 5,500 each. The BBC understands about 70 people may have died in last …


A warning to Washington from Kansas

June 17, 2017

… governor’s revenue secretary; an especially notable trend given that our neighbors in Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma have all experienced increasing job growth rates during the same period. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Kansans’ disposable income declined in the years under Brownback, falling nearly $20 billion short of his promise. Unsurprisingly our neighbors to the North, South, East, and West did not suffer the same drop. They also kept their state’s …


Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …


Child found dead after being left in Arkansas day care van

June 13, 2017

(CNN)A 5-year-old Arkansas boy died Monday after he was left in a day care van all day, authorities said. West Memphis Police said the van for Ascent child care center picked up the boy before 7 a.m. and was supposed to drophim off at the center. The day care’s staff found him dead inside when they came to load children in the van to go home after 3 p.m. …


Stephen Colbert Likens Trump Presidency To Worst Musical Ever

June 12, 2017

… ‘Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812’ onstage during the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions) Theo Wargo via Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Cynthia Nixon, winner of the award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Little Foxes, poses with Christine Marinoni outside the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in …


Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… invention — is showing few signs of a nearing dtente. Instead, there is frustration. And a growing sense, as Sandberg noted, that the debate isn’t being waged on the level. Felix Biederman, co-host of the “Chapo Trap House” podcast, argued that the count of political “third rails” in Trump’s America and across the West had diminished — and that the failure to recognize as much was rooted more in an instinct for self-preservation than any …


News Daily: General election special – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… Liberal Democrat former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost his Sheffield Hallam seat to Labour, while former SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond lost his seat in Gordon to the Conservatives. The SNP’s Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, was beaten by the Conservatives in Moray. Lib Dem former Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable has won back Twickenham, in south-West London, while his party colleague Sir Edward Davey, former Energy Secretary, has retaken nearby Kingston …


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June 9, 2017

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Reality Check: What is the Prevent strategy? – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… found to be vulnerable but not at risk of terrorist involvement. The remaining 28% were still being considered. In cases where an ideology was recorded, just over half related to Islamist extremism and nearly one in 10 were linked to far-right extremism. In some areas of the country, including parts of north-West England, the number of far-right referrals outstrips the number of Islamist cases. Where action is taken, an individual can be placed on the government’s Channel Programme. This …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.” One of his favourite places to eat is Gaby’s Deli in London’s West End. It’s been reported that he loves making jam with fruit grown on his allotment, and once belonged to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese. But his second wife, Jane Chapman, has said Mr Corbyn never once took her out for dinner during their five years together, preferring instead to “grab a can of beans and eat it straight …


Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… special envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, has met with Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab leaders, to restart momentum for negotiations. Trump is determined to keep that momentum going. Before his trip to Israel and the West Bank, Trump is set to meet with Abbas and other Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, setting up a regional Arab consensus on a need for a peace agreement with Israel. Jerusalem Hamas leader: Trump has ‘historic opportunity’ …

May 22, 2017