Trump faces stiff challenge in Merkel, Putin showdowns

July 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump visited Europe six weeks ago, he and his counterparts parted ways atop a Sicilian cliff feeling agitated and bruised following a long set of disagreements. Returning to the continent Wednesday, Trump and those same European leaders will give it another go, with expectations of fostering a newly warm relationship far lower. Instead, both sides expect further clashes between the US President and leaders like German…

Read More >>

White House chief usher: equal parts ringmaster, palace guard, and consigliere

July 2, 2017

(CNN)Traditionally, the chief usher of the White House hasn’t been someone who comes and goes with each administration; it’s a position that endures. The White House chief usher as a fixture of the institution is as American as apple pie. First lady Melania Trump recently announced that Timothy Harleth, who worked at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, will be the next White House chief usher. He joins a select…

Read More >>

Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Your turn, Mr. President. The contrast was obvious to the euphoric Rose Garden rally that Trump hosted with GOP House members after they passed their Obamacare repeal bill in May. This time, Republicans sat around tables in the East Room expressing frustration at negative ads being aired against moderate Sen. Dean Heller, who has opposed the bill. The delay in the Senate vote represents a failure — that could…

Read More >>

Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found

June 27, 2017

(CNN)Human remains found in the western Mexican state of Michoacn have been identified as those of journalist Salvador Adame, who was missing for more than a month, a state prosecutor said Monday. Adame disappeared May 18, when his family reported him being kidnapped by an armed group.

Read More >>

‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing…

Read More >>

Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

Read More >>

The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

Fast forward to today and Anthony is chief executive of the business that now enjoys annual sales of more than 70m and that under his leadership has successfully expanded from the UK to the US. Image copyright Graze Image caption The company says it can get new products on sale in under 24 hours “We had to iterate, we tried and we failed – we had to pivot a great…

Read More >>

Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

June 11, 2017

Chicago (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders will tout the new progressive coalitions inspired by his 2016 presidential campaign and call on Democratic party leaders to more forwardly address working-class voters in his keynote address to activists at the People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night. “During his campaign, Trump posed as a friend of the working class,” Sanders will tell supporters here. “Not surprisingly, however, the budget and health care proposals that…

Read More >>

General election 2017: Alex Salmond loses seat to Conservatives – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Mr Salmond had won a majority of 8,687 at the last election in 2015 – but the Conservatives saw their share of the vote increase by 29% as Colin Clark defeated the former first minister by 2,607 votes. Election 2017: Scottish results Election 2017: At-a-glance When will my constituency call its result? How to follow the election results Earlier, Douglas Ross of the Tories overturned a majority of 9,065 to…

Read More >>

Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Student Lucy Walker said she registered to vote last month but was among a “ridiculous number of students” who had been unable to vote. She said she was told her “name was not on the list” at polling stations at Keele Village Hall and the students union. Electoral ‘chaos’ Biomedical sciences undergraduate Andrew Niblett, 18, said in his group of five friends who applied to vote in the area just…

Read More >>

Election 2017: Seat-by-seat result forecasts – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Election results live updates Full UK results breakdown Seats forecast as of 04:16 BST Read full methodology Forecast Conservative gains We are forecasting two Labour gains from those seats yet to declare. One of those is in London and one in South-East England. Projected: Brighton Kemptown 99% chance of a Labour victory Projected: Finchley & Golders Green 91% chance of a Labour victory Forecast as too close to call The…

Read More >>

Trump reverses course in Qatar call

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump changed course on Qatar Wednesday, a day after praising a move by other Gulf nations to sever diplomatic relations with Doha, which hosts a US military base crucial to the fight against ISIS. Trump’s new tone echoed that of his secretaries of Defense and State, who emphasized Tuesday the need for Gulf unity and the importance of the US partnership with Qatar, home to the Al…

Read More >>

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

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…

Read More >>

Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers

June 3, 2017

(CNN)In the weeks before President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip, the Saudi government hired three US lobbying firms to do its bidding in Washington, including an obscure group made up of former Trump advisers that will receive $5.4 million for one year’s work, federal records show. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSoci Notifier And Lead Collector Soci Notifier And Lead Collector Unlimited Leads…

Read More >>

Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Ms Lucas was re-elected to the Brighton Pavilion seat she took from Labour in 2010, with an increased majority of nearly 8,000. He is reported to have volunteered for John Major in 1995 when the then prime minister faced a challenge to his leadership from John Redwood. He founded the think tank Ekklesia in 2002 – only standing down as a director earlier this year – and became a commentator…

Read More >>

High School Girls Invent Subtle Method To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink

May 25, 2017

A group of high school girls are attempting to fight against rape culturewith a brand-new and extremely subtle invention: a straw. Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri, all of whom are students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, developed the straw concept during anentrepreneurship class theyall took part in. Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we…

Read More >>

U.S. Stocks Advance, Bonds Mixed as Oil Tops $51: Markets Wrap

May 25, 2017

U.S. stocks pushed toward all-time highs, while the dollar halted a slide as investors focused on fresh data that added to signs the global economy remains on firm footing. Brazilian assets stabilized and oil hit a one-month high. The S&P 500 Index’s fourth straight gain took it back toward 2,400, as bank shares led advances amid gains in the 10-year Treasury note. Investors moved past the South Africa’s rand rallied, and…

Read More >>