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Man Charged Over Donald Trump Fly-By Protest In Turnberry

A man has been charged in connection with an incident where a paraglider flew over Donald Trump’s Turnberry resort in Scotland and unfurled a protest sign.The banner read Trump Well Below Par and was revealed shortly after the US president arrived at the Ayrshire hotel on Friday.Police Scotland said in a statement: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 55-year-old man has been arrested and has now been charged in connection with…

Nigel Farage Interviewed Steve Bannon And It Caused Quite A Ruckus

Steve Bannon, the far-right’s favourite former White House aide, has said Tommy Robinson is “the backbone” of the UK and that middle England must “fight to take your country back, every day”.He added: “This is war.”The doom-laden interview was conducted by Bannon’s close friend and political ally, Nigel Farage during his show on LBC on Sunday.The broadcaster’s political editor, Theo Usherwood, was also present and tweeted of an expletive-laden off-air exchange…

Sunday Show Round Up: Theresa May Fights Back Over Brexit

The Sunday shows were dominated by Brexit, and here is all you need to know from more than four hours of programmes.May Defends Her Brexit PlansTheresa May sat down for what was a rare live interview on Sunday morning, with Andrew Marr given the opportunity to grill the PM on her Brexit plans.There seemed to be five key moments in the 20 minute chat.1) May admitted she changed her Brexit position…

Family Photos Of Prince Louis’s Christening Released By William And Kate

The christening of Prince Louis has been marked by the release of a collection of family photographs.Four official images were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak at Clarence House after Louis was baptised in The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace last Monday.The photographs have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark the milestone.In one photo, Kate and William are joined by their children, along with the…

Sunday Train Timetable Chaos Blamed On Staff Watching World Cup And Sunbathing

Hundreds of trains were cancelled or delayed on Sunday amid staff shortages blamed on the World Cup and hot weather.Great Western Railway (GWR), Northern and CrossCountry services were disrupted on Sunday as fewer train crews than normal agreed to work.There was a chance that England could have been playing in the World Cup final at 4pm, until the team lost on Wednesday.GWR issued a statement on Friday warning of disruption on…

Donald Trump Has Left The UK – Here’s What The Hell Just Happened

It may surprise you to learn that Thursday was only four days ago.But in that time so much has happened that it feels like far longer as Donald Trump’s controversial UK visit arrived, dropped a few bombs, and then left.Despite only being here for four days (two of which he spent playing golf) there was quite a lot going on.So now the dust has settled, let’s have a quick recap.DAY 1The…

UK Weather Forecast: The Legend Of St Swithin’s Day* Means You Might Roast For Weeks

England and Wales are set for a dry sunny Sunday with temperatures soaring as high as 32C (89.6F), while heavy rain will fall in parts of Scotland and much of Northern Ireland.And if the legend of St Swithin’s Day is to be believed this could dictate the weather for the next few weeks.The weather myth states that if it rains on July 15, wet weather will persist for 40 days and…

France Win The World Cup And Emmanuel Macron Is Absolutely Loving It

France have won the World Cup and the country’s president has made no attempt to conceal his joy.Emmanuel Macron, elected last year with two-thirds of the vote, was captured celebrating in this spectacular picture as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second title.Social media seized on the shot.Putin loathed Macron's liberal pro-Europeanism so much he hacked his presidential campaign to help Marine Le Pen. But Macron laid traps, exposed the…

Theresa May Hit By Another Resignation As Tories Threaten Revolt Over Her Brexit Plan

Theresa May has been hit by another resignation as Tory MPs continue to protest against her Brexit plans ahead crunch votes in the Commons.Robert Courts has become the latest ministerial aide to quit the Government in protest at the Chequers plan, which has prompted criticism from hard Brexiteers.The MP for Witney – David Cameron’s former seat – said on said on Twitter: “I have taken very difficult decision to resign position…

AlterNet

Sacha Baron Cohen is Back: Can a Harmless Prankster Become a Weaponized Troll Against the Right Wing?

The “Borat” creator is back with “Who Is America?” on Showtime Sunday. Is Sacha Baron Cohen a prankster or a troll? Depended on who’s being asked. Sarah Palin and Joe Walsh, two of the conservative personalities who came forward this week crying…

White Woman Calls Cops on Black Man for Listening to Yoga CD in His Car

Now yoga can be added to the list of normal activities black people might engage in that get the cops called on them. Ezekiel Phillips claims that he was sitting in his car, resting before his yoga class and listening to a…

New Mueller Indictments Prove That Donald Trump is an Illegitimate President

Anybody who gets elected to office in this country with the help of the intelligence agents of a foreign power has been elected illegitimately. It’s not a tough call. It’s all right there in the indictment — day by day, hack by…

A New Fox News Poll Should Scare the Hell Out of Republicans as 2018 Midterms Loom

The big question is whether a Democratic sweep in November could imperil Trump's presidency. Fox News may be a network that is overwhelmingly sympathetic to President Donald Trump, but even their latest poll can't conceal the ominous news that exists for the…

Bulldozed to Death for Growing 10 Marijuana Plants

It’s not marijuana that’s killing people, but marijuana prohibition. Getting caught growing a few pot plants in Pennsylvania could lead to a criminal charge and a likely sentence of probation, but for a Lehigh Valley man, it was a death sentence. This…

Trump Fears Rosenstein Is a ‘Covert Liberal Trying to Undermine His Presidency’: Report

Click here for reuse options! The president is planning on meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Just days before President Donald Trump will hold a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dropped a bombshell indictment…

‘No, Goodbye!’: Newt Gingrich Shamefully Dodges When Asked to Apologize for Debunked and Harmful Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Click here for reuse options! Fox News pushed the theory, despite the family's objections. Former Speaker of the House and Fox News pundit Newt Gingrich was among those on the right pushing a wild conspiracy theory that a slain Democratic National Committee…

Red Pepper

The deadly dangers of the ‘special relationship’

The first half of Theresa May’s week was one of the hardest of her premiership, but it hasn’t got much better. Even ahead of his NATO visit it was obvious what Donald Trump wanted. Before leaving the US he turned to Twitter to demand “NATO countries must pay MORE, the United States…

Fining Facebook isn’t enough – we need total media reform

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Facebook is being fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner, the maximum amount possible, for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is unlikely to change Facebook’s behaviour. The company is worth an estimated $540 billion, and in the first quarter of 2018 took £500,000 in revenue…

Free trade is toxic, but Trump’s trade wars aren’t the alternative we need

Gage Skidmore American protectionism, under the auspices of Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ regime, is creating and accelerating deep global shifts threatening the global trade, investment and financial regime that the US built and has benefited from over the last four decades. In Trump’s mind, the supposed partners and allies that are beating…

A government of property developers and landlords cannot solve the housing crisis

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield. The myriad of urgent difficulties around where (and how) people in the UK live – from homelessness, estate demolition and revenge evictions to dangerous conditions and extortionate rent – are together called ‘the housing crisis’. Its symptoms show no signs of abetting. Rough sleeper numbers rise year on year,…

Revenge against the commons

The ZAD: The story so far The ZAD (zone à defendre, zone to defend) was initially set up as a protest against the building of a new airport for the city of Nantes. A letter from residents was distributed during a climate camp in 2009 inviting people to squat the land and buildings ‘because…

Parasitic capitalism is killing the NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Photo by NHS Confederation You’ve heard the stories: a minority group of people is draining our NHS of vital resources, bleeding it dry so it can no longer provide life-saving care to the rest of the nation. Those stories are all true. But the people sucking the lifeblood…

How the criminal justice system targets BAME children

Recent statistics from the Ministry of Justice and NGOs show that children and young people from BAME backgrounds remain disproportionately overrepresented in the criminal justice system. The MoJ’s statistics for 2016/2017 show that BAME young people (those aged between 10 and 17) made up almost 45% of the custodial population. 54% of…

The EU ‘migrant deal’ will ruin tens of thousands of lives

Photo by Peg Hunter The world has been appalled at Trump’s treatment of migrants over the last two weeks. We’re haunted by pictures of traumatised kids, forcibly separated from their parents and kept in holding cages.That this policy is spearheaded by a superrich egomaniac in the world’s richest country only reinforces our…

Let Labour members choose their MP candidates

With the election of 3  Momentum backed candidates to the NEC and Corbyn’s command over the Labour Party increasing, the debate on mandatory re-selection – a policy that gives Labour members the right to directly vote on who their candidate should be for general elections –  has resurfaced. While the right see…

Morning Star

Ceasefire holding after Israel’s ‘most punishing blow’ against Gaza since 2014

Relatives of 15-year-old Othman Hilles mourn during his funeral in the family home in Gaza City ...more

Men’s Tennis – Djokovic back to winning ways at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning Wimbledon ...more

Men’s Football – France clinch World Cup in dramatic fashion

French players celebrate winning 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia today ...more

Progressives must win over those vulnerable to far-right propaganda

Thousands protest against Donald Trump's state visit to Britain last Friday ...more

Trade unionist attacked by Tommy Robinson’s mob

Free Tommy Robinson supporters and Pro-Trump supporters come together on Whitehall, London yesterday ...more

Djokovic back to winning ways at Wimbledon

NOVAK DJOKOVIC is a grand slam winner once again after defeating a weary Kevin Anderson to claim his fourth Wimbledon title today. The Serbian has been fighting for two years to restore health, form and confidence after the heights of making it four slam titles in a row at the French Open in 2016. His two-day semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal…

The Internationalist

And Finally: Steve McCurry

Body:  Famous for his portrait of the green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’, photographer Steve McCurry speaks to Graeme Green about Afghanistan, America and human vs animal…

Cambodia’s ‘one party state’ prepares for polls

Body:  Prime Minister Hun Sen has dissolved newspapers and the opposition. Becky and Simon Kenton-Lake report. authoritarianismfree speechmediaCambodiaDemocracyHuman RightsContributor: Becky and Simon Kenton-LakeDoesn't appear on…

When the world almost ended

Body:  Ten years after the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, Yohann Koshy takes stock of what went wrong and where we are.…

The next financial crisis

Issue number: 514Big stories: When the world almost endedThe carbon bubbleThe next financial crisisChina: a post-neoliberal orderHome sweet homeAlso in issue: Inside the post-truth laboratorySterilized against their…

Mixed Media: Books

Body:  No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright;…

Mixed Media: Music

Body:  Remain in Light by Angélique Kidjo; Voice of Resistance by Rim Banna. War on TerrorMusicContributor: New Internationalist EditorialAppears on front pageThumbnail image: 513Deck/standfirst:  Remain in…

World News from DNA India

Muslim children asked to leave public pool in US due to clothing: Report

The children were wearing shirts, shorts and hijabs at the pool, the report quoted Ismaa'eel as saying.

Facebook disables accounts of Hafiz Saeed’s political party ahead of Pak polls

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg had said that it was his priority to make sure his social networking website supports positive discourse and prevents interference in the upcoming elections in Pakistan, India, Brazil, Mexico and other countries

Not going with high expectations: Donald Trump on Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin

The summit, which comes at one of the most crucial junctures for the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, has perturbed some European allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that undermines the U.S.-led…

Kabul: At least seven killed in suicide blast near Afghan ministry

An apparent suicide attack close to a government ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 15 as staff were leaving the office in the evening rush hour, officials said.

The Canary (Liberal?)

The government’s implosion over Brexit has handed the Labour Party a massive ‘gift’

It’s been a rocky week for the government. After the cabinet reportedly agreed a plan for Brexit, the government was hit by infighting. Resignations came thick and fast. First to go was David Davis, who resigned saying he didn’t “believe” in the plan. Then it was Boris Johnson, who said Theresa May’s plan “sticks in […] The post The government’s implosion…

Andrew Marr didn’t even mention the disaster that hit Theresa May just before her interview

Andrew Marr didn’t even mention the disaster that hit Theresa May right before her interview on 15 July. After three resignations earlier in the week, yet another minister resigned from May’s government. The Mirror effectively forced Andrew Griffiths to resign after the paper revealed that the business minister sent two barmaids £700 while offering sex […] The post Andrew Marr didn’t…

The week in satire Vol. #77

And what a week it was! A week in which Theresa May held Donald Trump’s hand again! A week in which she held his fucking hand again! And a week in which – for fuck’s sake – why do you keep holding his hand!? YOU’RE NOT A CHILD – YOU’RE THE PRIME MINISTER – HAVE […] The post The week in…

People are having an absolute field day with a photo of the ‘massive’ pro-Tommy Robinson march

On 14 July, supporters of the English Defence League’s (EDL) ex-leader Tommy Robinson staged a protest in London. The protest also had a pro-Trump message. It is estimated that around 2,000 people took part. But one of Robinson’s supporters didn’t appear convinced by estimates from news outlets. Taking to Twitter, they claimed the protest was bigger than […] The post People are having…

The American people are turning against Donald Trump on one vital issue

The majority of Americans are coming round to the reality that the global climate is changing. That’s according to a new study [pdf] published by the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE). 73% [pdf, p2] of Americans now believe that there is clear evidence of climate change, in contrast to Donald Trump. This is […] The post The American people…

Piers Morgan lets somebody answer a f*cking question for once

Piers Morgan is known for two interview styles: SHOUTING AT HIS GUESTS SO NO ONE CAN TELL HOW OUT OF HIS DEPTH HE IS! Just letting Donald Trump get on with it. As you can imagine, Morgan went with the second style when interviewing Trump. Gammon and beg  Earlier in the week, Morgan castrated someone […] The post Piers Morgan lets…

Nigel Farage tweets a racist picture so fake it could have been ‘written in crayon’

Nigel Farage has apparently been taken in by a picture so crudely photoshopped that one Twitter user said “it may as well have been written in ***** CRAYON!!!”. But did he apologise for retweeting the racist, misogynistic picture? No. Instead, he attacked the “refugees welcome brigade”. “These people are sick” Farage tweeted a photograph of […] The post Nigel Farage tweets…

Here’s what the UK media isn’t telling you about the violent riots in Derry

The Fountain estate in a loyalist enclave in Derry city has recently been under petrol bomb attack by republican youths from the nearby Bogside. The media reports that the so-called ‘New IRA’ is behind it. But there’s something most of the media aren’t telling you. Left behind While the media highlights condemnation of the attacks, it largely […] The post Here’s what the…

Al Jazeera

What is behind the crackdown on freedom of speech in Pakistan?

The security establishment is trying to push a certain narrative on the Pakistani public ahead of the July 25 elections.

Ethiopia: The new China?

Economist Charles Robertson discusses the economic challenges facing Ethiopia.

Trump, Putin set to meet in shadow of US election hack charges

Helsinki summit comes days after 12 Russians are charged for hacking Democrat emails to tilt US vote in Trump's favour.

What should we expect from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki?

Accusations of election tampering, the war in Syria, Ukraine and arms control are some of the issues at stake.

Fans in Paris, Zagreb revel in thrilling World Cup final

While France fans went home the happiest, crowd gathered in Croatia's capital lauded the team's great show in Moscow.

Pakistan: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack

At least 149 now reported killed in Friday's suicide attack at a political rally in Balochistan province.

‘Like twins’: Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

An Israeli air strike killed Luay Kaheel, 16 and Amir al-Nimra, 15, while they were playing on a rooftop of a building.

Protests erupt in Chicago after black man fatally shot by police

Harith Augustus, known as Snoop the barber, was killed on Saturday, prompting clashes between police and protesters.

UN: All-out war narrowly avoided after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Egyptian-brokered ceasefire appears to be holding after two Palestinians killed in the latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

France beat Croatia to win World Cup 2018

France seal second World Cup triumph with a convincing 4-2 win over Croatia in a thrilling final.

Donald Trump calls European Union a ‘foe’

US president says EU has 'taken advantage of us on trade', comments European Council President Tusk calls 'fake news'.

Israel demands end to flaming kites amid reports of ceasefire

Israel reportedly accepted ceasefire deal with Hamas after violent air raids, saying protesters' flaming kites that have burned Israeli land must be stopped.

Syria: Government troops widen offensive near Quneitra

Military operation comes hours after 15 buses arrived to take about 500 fighters to the opposition-controlled north.

Trade expected to dominate EU-China summit agenda

The summit in Beijing will cover a range of issues including climate change, security and expanding their strategic relationship, but trade will certainly be at the top of the agenda.

Afghanistan: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

A total of 1,692 civilians killed in first half of 2018 despite June's truce between the government and the Taliban.

UN Europe (for Ref.)

Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency

Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies.

EU migration deal welcomed by UN agencies

UN humanitarian agencies on Friday broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015.

Hungary’s laws on helping vulnerable foreigners are ‘blatantly xenophobic’: UN rights chief

Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and “disgraceful”, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday.

UN chief welcomes resolution to 27-year-old disagreement over renaming the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The United Nations has welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by the leaders of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) that 27 years after the dispute began, they have reached a mutual agreement over a new name for the Republic.

UN Security Council condemns ‘continuous’ ceasefire violations in Ukraine

Expressing grave concern over the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its “severe impact” on civilians, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday underlined the need to scale up efforts to support the civilian population affected by the conflict.

UN Middle East (For Reference)

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’

With a ceasefire largely holding after a day-long flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, the United Nation envoy on the Middle East peace process was in the enclave on Sunday urging Israelis and Palestinians to pull back from the brink of a confrontation “that nobody wants…and everybody will lose.”

Fresh airstrikes kill dozens in conflict-ravaged Syria

Despite the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) to Syria following local agreements and changes in territorial control, the United Nations said on Friday that fresh airstrikes have reportedly killed dozens of civilians “in several areas” of the country.

Health conditions for citizens of Yemen’s key port city ‘remain critical’ says UN agency

Even before the escalation of conflict in Hudaydah, conditions in Yemen’s port city were some of “the most dire in the country,” according to the United Nations health agency on Tuesday.

Yemen parties underscore ‘strong desire’ for peace, UN Envoy reports

Warring parties in Yemen have expressed their “strong desire” to achieve peace, the United Nations Envoy for the country has reported.

Syria: Civilians caught in crossfire, UN refugee chief urges Jordan to open its border

The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed on Thursday for Jordan to open its border with south-west Syria to help protect around 750,000 civilians who are “caught in the crossfire”, amidst airstrikes and heavy shelling.

Dissent Magazine (Quarterly)

Belabored Podcast #155: The Future of Collective Action

Organizers representing teachers, housekeepers, graduate students, and airline workers discuss union power in the wake of the Janus decision.

How to Fight Voter Suppression in 2018

The Republican right has developed a playbook for suppressing the votes of the young, the poor, and people of color. Here are some of the most common tactics, and how to fight back.

Summer 2018

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The Urgency of a Third Reconstruction

The ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment marked a turning point in U.S. history. Yet 150 years later, its promises remain unfulfilled.

Novara Media

#StopTrump #StopTommy You Idiot

Ash Sarkar and Owen Jones debate Communism vs Socialism and talk Tommy Robinson and Trump.

The People Vs Trump

At #StopTrump Owen Jones argues that it’s not just Trump we need to oppose – it’s the politics that he represents and enables.

Anyone but England?

I come from an Irish Republican background and politically identify as anti-imperialist. Up until this point I’d always assumed the radical thing to do was to support anyone but England. But my views on the role of football have evolved considerably. And on Wednesday night I supported England for the…

Exit From Nightmare: Will Davies on Economic Science Fictions

  On #NovaraFM, James Butler is joined by Will Davies, Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths, to discuss Economic Science Fictions, dystopia, speculative politics, what neoliberals actually believe, and the fantasies behind Brexit.

Stop Trump: Wasteman-in-Chief

On the 13th of July we marched with thousands of other people to tell the wasteman-in-chief that he is not welcome in this country.

What’s the Radical Potential of Playing Football?

When, after a gruelling 120 minutes and penalties, England beat Colombia to enter the World Cup quarter finals, a switch seemed to flip on the left: time to talk about football. The usual takes: ‘It’s reactionary and nationalist!’ ‘No, it’s about community and belonging!’ ‘It relies on a toxic form…

6 Reasons We Need to #EndSection21

For much of the twentieth century, people renting from private landlords were able to stay in their homes for as long as they were paying the rent. Then, under section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act, the Thatcher government introduced short-term tenancies of six months and gave landlords the power…

GOVERNMENT in FREEFALL

Boris is gone. Davis is gone. Join Michael, Ash and Aaron on #TyskySour as we work out wtf it all means.

Talented, Diverse, a Team – This England Side is the Opposite of the Country’s Ruling Elite

Watching England beat Colombia on penalties was the first time I have been emotionally invested in the success of our national side since the 2006 World Cup. The reason for this, more even than winning, is how the previously dominant celebrity culture has been discarded. Rather than egos, haircuts and…

World Socialists

Literacy and education for all is a social right!

Niles Niemuth, the Socialist Equality Party candidate for Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, issued a statement condemning the June 29 court ruling in Detroit that there is “no right to literacy.”

Growing strike movement in New Zealand

The first cross-department public sector strike for over a decade, was held three days before the 24-hour nationwide nurses’ strike.

UPS workers oppose sellout contract, warn of union fraud to pass agreement

The union and company are seeking to impose a major new concession on workers after UPS posted $7.5 billion in profits in 2017.

A quarter century since the Thai toy factory fire

The Kader fire exposed the rapacious character of global capitalism, which was not improving factory conditions but further undermining them.

Widow of UAW vice president Holiefield, guilty of corruption, gets token sentence

After pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegally diverted UAW-Chrysler training funds Monica Morgan faces just 18 months in jail, a $25,000 fine and one year supervised release.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

UK: The rotten politics of the SWP’s Stand Up to Racism

The Socialist Workers Party’s aim is to promote the “progressive” credentials of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and of the Trades Union Congress.

Mexican president-elect assembles right-wing cabinet

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has selected establishment figures to reassure the ruling elite that their interests will be defended.

Grenfell Tower Fire inquiry testimony reveals tragic consequences of fire service cuts

Firefighters put themselves at risk by going into flats to search for people without water and negotiating the lower floors without using their breathing apparatuses to conserve them for higher floors.

Politicalite

Trump Ambassador Speaks Out For Our Tommy

A BRITISH official has confirmed to Reuters that an ambassador for the Trump Administration, Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, has spoken to the British government and insisted that Tommy Robinson is treated more “sympathetically”. Brownback raised the issue in a meeting in a June meeting with Sir Kim Darroch,…

Niall McCrae: Trump untouched by pathetic protest

REJOICE – he’s here! And so is the reception committee. Working just across the river at Waterloo, I couldn’t resist a peep at the supposedly massive anti-Trump protest at Westminster. Mid-afternoon in the sunshine, should be a jamboree of virtue-signalling, eh? The blimp, in all its orange glory, was being…

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth

The post WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth appeared first on Politicalite .

EXCLUSIVE: Despite Anti-Trump protests, Working-Class Brits overwhelmingly back Trump

DONALD Trump’s visit to the UK is a huge success according to working-class Brits across the country, you wouldn’t know it via the biased BBC though. Britain’s Elitist mainstream media have been pushing a London-centric narrative of hate, protests and anti-Trump sentiment but every day Brits across the UK support…

LOCKED UP FOR LIFE: Crazed ISIS fanatic JAILED for LIFE over sick Prince George plot

A CRAZED ISIS supporter was locked up for life today following a sinister plot to kill Prince George. Husnain Rashid used a Telegram chat group in October last year to call on supporters to target the four-year-old prince, who had started at school a month earlier. Rashid, 32 posted a…

CHARM OFFENSIVE: Trump praises May, SLAMS ‘Fake News’ Sun and says UK-U.S. have ‘Highest Level’ of Special Relationship

DONALD Trump sparked a major charm offensive on Mrs May and the UK during a joint press conference after The Sun did him over with a bombshell scoop that ROCKED the political Establishment. The half-British President, whose mother was born in Scotland, said he backed Mrs May just hours after…

TRUMP: Sadiq Khan has “done a very bad job on terrorism” by allowing Migrants into capital

PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump has attacked little Sadiq Khan and he is responsible for the terror attacks on the British capital. Trump said Mr Khan had “done a very bad job on terrorism” by allowing so many migrants to come to the city. “Take a look at the terrorism that…

Guardian UK (For Ref.)

Manufacturers must address impact of next industrial revolution, says Siemens boss

Businesses and government can tackle short-term reduction in jobs by retraining, says Joe KaeserGlobal workforces will fall as the next industrial revolution gets under way, the head of one of Germany’s biggest firms has warned, unless workers are retrained with new skills. Joe Kaeser, global chief executive of the engineering…

The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds – in pictures

The Hyde Park Picture House, the world’s only surviving gas-lit cinema, opened in 1914. The owners of the Grade II-listed building have now been granted planning permission for redevelopment, to improve accessibility, restore the gas lights and ornate plasterwork and incorporate a second screen in the basement Continue reading...

Widowed father ordered to leave UK against advice of Home Office’s own lawyers

Andrew Farotade refused leave to remain under rules intended to tackle terrorismA widower who is the sole carer of his four-year-old son has been forbidden to work and ordered to leave the country – even though the Home Office’s own lawyers advised them to drop the case.Andrew Farotade, who is…

Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula

Site between Tongue and Durness could be up and running by early 2020s, with Lockheed Martin among partners signed upA peninsula on Scotland’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport.Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the…

Epping Forest fire tackled by more than 225 firefighters – video

A grass fire that ripped through Wanstead Flats on the outskirts of east London has affected over 100 hectares of land. The London Fire Brigade said more than 225 firefighters were needed to dampen the ground and beat down the flames. There was no immediate risk to nearby property.  Continue reading...

CCTV reveals explosive device thrown at home of Gerry Adams

Object thrown from moving car at home of former Sinn Féin leader on Friday nightAn explosive device thrown at the home of former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was hurled from a moving car, CCTV footage of the incident has revealed.A short clip obtained by the Press Association and RTE…

Tudor shipwreck discovered by local group on Kent beach

The government has listed the vessel as the only wreck of its kind in south-east EnglandA Tudor shipwreck, discovered by members of a local history group surveying Tankerton beach, near Whitstable, in Kent for second world war pillboxes, has been given official protection by the government as the only wreck…

Sharp rise in number of super-rich prepared to invest £2m for UK visa

Applications for ‘golden visa’ increase by 46% in year despite government crackdownThere has been a 46% increase in the number of the global super-rich prepared to invest £2m for the privilege of living and working in the UK despite Theresa May’s ordering a crackdown on a wealthy visa scheme to…

Motorway roadworks speed limit could rise to 60mph on Sundays

Highways England suggests increase from 50mph when road workers are less activeDrivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week.Speed limits could be increased from 50mph to 60mph when there is less activity by road workers, Highways England said. This…

Guardian Politics (For Ref.)

Justine Greening shows support for second Brexit referendum

Former education secretary calls Theresa May’s Chequers plan ‘a fudge I can’t support’Justine Greening became the most high profile Conservative to endorse the idea of a second referendum, to end what she said would be a likely parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, warning that Theresa May’s Chequers plan did not represent…

Theresa May faces rebellion from Brexit hardliners in customs bill vote

Hard Brexit supporters led by Jacob Rees-Mogg may trigger no-confidence vote in daysTheresa May faces a concerted rebellion from the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party on Monday, as MPs unhappy with her Chequers compromise prepare to mount a show of strength by voting for their amendments on the…

Theresa May is teetering. But her fall will not end the crisis | Matthew d’Ancona

Though the prime minister has been a profound disappointment, she is only the symptom of a deeper malaiseTheresa May’s expression is hard to read at the best of times, and almost impenetrable at the worst. So it proved on Sunday when she made her second appearance in less than a…

Why the kid gloves for Trump, when it’s gloves off for the EU? | Nesrine Malik

Fawning over Trump is supposed to be realpolitik, while a conciliatory attitude to Europe would never do. That’s madnessIf leaving the EU was meant to be an exercise in self-belief, pride and patriotism, Donald Trump’s visit seems to have led some members of the political class to temporarily mislay these…

How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?

Enthusiasm for the US president in parts of the UK press is a very real threat to democracySuddenly, Donald Trump is not such a bad man. A large portion of Britain’s media betrayed an increasing measure of enthusiasm for the US president even before the Sun devoted seven pages on…

Cambridge discovers the economic benefit of clustering | Richard Partington

Victorian concept of the ‘industrial district’ could protect the UK from the worst of BrexitThere are tourists punting on the river and cyclists thronging the street. On this summer day, many of the trains have been cancelled or face severe delays. It’s more than a century since the Victorian economist…

Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU

PM reveals president’s Brexit advice was not to negotiate with the bloc at allTheresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to “sue the European Union” rather than negotiate with the 27-country bloc, in a private conversation that the US president referred to during his visit to the UK…

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Tunisia’s president says PM should quit if crisis continues

Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.

Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM’s party 10 days before election

Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.

Syrian state media – Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo

Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had hit a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.

Syrian forces widen south west offensive, some rebels leave for north

Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country's southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said.

Five miners killed in fire at South African copper mine

Five miners died on Sunday in a fire at a South African copper mine operated by unlisted Palabora Mining Company, the company said in a statement.

On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls European Union ‘a foe’

On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labelling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

At concert, Ethiopia, Eritrea leaders preach peace, love, unity

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki preached love and unity on Sunday at a concert attended by thousands of flag-waving guests, part of a rapprochement between the two nations after years of hostility.

Nigeria’s ruling party unseats opposition in southern Ekiti state

Nigeria's ruling party won a governorship election in southwestern Ekiti state, officials said, unseating the opposition and giving President Muhammadu Buhari a boost ahead of national polls next year.

Italy to take some migrants after EU countries offer to help

Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships which picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24.

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Justine Greening shows support for second Brexit referendum

Former education secretary calls Theresa May’s Chequers plan ‘a fudge I can’t support’Justine Greening became the most high profile Conservative to endorse the idea of a second referendum, to end what she said would be a likely parliamentary deadlock over Brexit, warning that Theresa May’s Chequers plan did not represent…

Theresa May faces rebellion from Brexit hardliners in customs bill vote

Hard Brexit supporters led by Jacob Rees-Mogg may trigger no-confidence vote in daysTheresa May faces a concerted rebellion from the hard Brexit wing of the Conservative party on Monday, as MPs unhappy with her Chequers compromise prepare to mount a show of strength by voting for their amendments on the…

Theresa May is teetering. But her fall will not end the crisis | Matthew d’Ancona

Though the prime minister has been a profound disappointment, she is only the symptom of a deeper malaiseTheresa May’s expression is hard to read at the best of times, and almost impenetrable at the worst. So it proved on Sunday when she made her second appearance in less than a…

Why the kid gloves for Trump, when it’s gloves off for the EU? | Nesrine Malik

Fawning over Trump is supposed to be realpolitik, while a conciliatory attitude to Europe would never do. That’s madnessIf leaving the EU was meant to be an exercise in self-belief, pride and patriotism, Donald Trump’s visit seems to have led some members of the political class to temporarily mislay these…

How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?

Enthusiasm for the US president in parts of the UK press is a very real threat to democracySuddenly, Donald Trump is not such a bad man. A large portion of Britain’s media betrayed an increasing measure of enthusiasm for the US president even before the Sun devoted seven pages on…

Cambridge discovers the economic benefit of clustering | Richard Partington

Victorian concept of the ‘industrial district’ could protect the UK from the worst of BrexitThere are tourists punting on the river and cyclists thronging the street. On this summer day, many of the trains have been cancelled or face severe delays. It’s more than a century since the Victorian economist…

Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue the EU

PM reveals president’s Brexit advice was not to negotiate with the bloc at allTheresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to “sue the European Union” rather than negotiate with the 27-country bloc, in a private conversation that the US president referred to during his visit to the UK…

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Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

How might dark matter interact with ordinary matter?

Scientists have imposed conditions on how dark matter may interact with ordinary matter. In the search for direct detection of dark matter, the experimental focus has been on WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, the hypothetical…

Breakthrough in the search for cosmic particle accelerators

In a global observation campaign, scientist have for the first time located a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly elementary particles that travel billions of light years through the universe, flying unaffected through stars, planets and…

Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding?

An new study finds black holes and neutron stars are key to measuring our expanding universe.

Scientists create nano-size packets of genetic code aimed at brain cancer ‘seed’ cells

In a 'proof of concept' study, scientists say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to…

HEALTH – Alzheimers

New tools could uncover important answers for Alzheimer’s researchers

Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than 5.5 million Americans and is one of the costliest diseases to treat, according to…

Subjective memory may be marker for cognitive decline

New research from the Center for Vital Longevity (CVL) at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that subjective complaints…

Improvements needed in hospital care of people living with dementia

Nurses and healthcare workers are highly concerned about vulnerable patients who make up the equivalent of 3.2 million hospital beds…

Common class of drugs linked to dementia even when taken 20 years before diagnosis

The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of anticholinergic drugs, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in…

HEALTH – Arthritis and Rheumatism

Step-by-step account of systemic lupus erythematosus development revealed

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can involve many organs and…

Novel PET imaging method more fully evaluates extent of rheumatoid arthritis inflammation

A new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging method more fully evaluates the extent of rheumatoid arthritis by targeting translocator protein…

​Review highlights evidence for investment in physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows investment in physiotherapy services for musculoskeletal conditions improves…

New recommendations guide arthritis pain management

(HealthDay)—The European League Against Rheumatism has released recommendations—published in the June issue of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases—for health…

Weighing the risks and benefits of drug tapering—two patients, two perspectives

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes fatigue, joint pain and swelling, and can have long-term, devastating…

HEALTH – Cancer

By sending tests in the mail, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening

Mailing colorectal cancer screening tests to patients insured by Medicaid increased screening rates for this population, report researchers at the…

Testosterone research brings new hope for cancer patients

Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths…

Higher vitamin D levels may lower breast cancer risk

(HealthDay)—Higher levels of vitamin D may be protective against breast cancer, according to a study published online June 15 in…

Reducing Australia’s cancer death rate

New research has revealed for the first time what impact cutting back on drinking and smoking as a population would…

Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely, study finds

Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by…

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of…

HEALTH – Diabetes

A 3-pronged plan to cut type 2 diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—The type 2 diabetes tide remains unchecked in the United States, as does pre-diabetes—having a blood sugar level higher than…

Two regimens fail to stop declines in β-cell function

(HealthDay)—Neither glargine followed by metformin nor metformin alone halts the progressive deterioration of β-cell function in youth with impaired glucose…

Weight loss can protect overweight boys from developing type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that overweight seven year olds have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes as adults,…

High prevalence of restrictive lung disease in people with type 2 diabetes

Breathlessness and conditions of restrictive lung disease (RLD), such as pulmonary fibrosis, may be a late complication of type 2…

HEALTH – Autism

Autism spectrum disorder linked to shape of brain’s cerebellum

Structural differences in the cerebellum may be linked to some aspects of autism spectrum disorder, according to a neuroimaging study…

Man with autism helps design virtual world to make life better for adults like him

Kyle Barton is a 28-year-old guy on the autism spectrum. But he lives like the diagnosis isn't there.

Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autism students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and…

Autistic people do want to socialize, they may just show it differently

A new paper led by the University of Virginia and just published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences is…

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