Donald Trump is a criminal and a sociopath who fans the flames of racism and xenophobia with hateful rhetoric and divisive speech. He attacks his critics, admits no fault, and is willing to forgo any process or protocol in the pursuit of unlimited power. He has a vision of women as sexual objects and reproductive slaves and he plans to literally and figuratively build a wall around us to shut out the interaction and influence of a discerning world community. If ever there was a moment in American history where it is imperative that the Electoral College fulfill its duty [...]
The Long Read: How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years building the luxurious white-stone complex of chalets and apartments overlooking the shimmering sea and was almost ready to open for business. All he needed was a licence. Justo had arrived in Thailand four years earlier, having fled the drab world of finance in London. [...]
(CNN)George and Amal Clooney soon will help send thousands of Syrian refugees to school. Public schools in Lebanon that teach Syrian refugees operate on a two-shift system, UNICEF spokeswoman Lauren Davitt told CNN. Lebanese students go to school in the morning during the first shift, and a second shift in the afternoon opens up for refugee children. This allows schools with limited physical space to double their capacity.
In November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga went fishing off the coast of Mexico. Two days later, a storm hit and he made a desperate SOS. It was the last anyone heard from him for 438 days. This is his story As they motored across the lagoon in the Tom Hanks character in the movie The icebox in which Alvarenga hid from the sun. Photograph: Matt Riding Alvarenga had prepared the boat with Ray Perez, his usual mate and a loyal companion. But at the last minute, Perez couldnt join him. Alvarenga, keen to get out to sea, arranged to go with [...]
His announcement came during Tuesday nights taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which released a clip from his interview on Twitter before the episode aired that night. Earlier Tuesday, the shows executive producer Chris Licht confirmed the announcement was coming. Scarborough and his Morning Joe co-host, The switch prompted Trump to lash outat the pair in a series of tweets, referring to them asPsycho Joe and low-I.Q. Crazy Mika, and claiming Brzezinskiwas bleeding badly from a face-lift when he saw her last year.
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the fell as traders worried that the probe could derail Trump’s growth agenda. The dollar fell against the euro and U.S. government bonds rose. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, however, making the boundaries fuzzy. The Justice Department’s May 17 order to Mueller instructs him to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign” as well as “any matters that arose or may [...]
When Tess Morgan's son came home with a tattoo, she was griefstricken. She knew her reaction was OTT (he's 21) but it signalled a change in their relationship Put out the bunting, crack open the beers, stand there in the kitchen smiling from ear to ear, because hes home our student son is home and the family is together again. And after supper, after the washing up is done, the others his younger siblings drift off to watch television, and he says: Would you like to see my tattoo? I say, Youre joking. He says, No, Im not. But still [...]
Ethnically diverse ministers include 15 men and 15 women as new prime minister hails a cabinet that looks like Canada Canadas new prime minister Justin Trudeau has named a young and ethnically diverse cabinet, with a ministerial team that for the first time in the countrys history is equally balanced between men and women. The ministers 15 women and 15 men are mostly aged under 50, in a team marking both a generational change and a commitment to reflecting Canadas diversity. Its important to be here before you today to present to Canada a cabinet that looks like Canada, Trudeau, [...]
1. To the person that says, Oh! It isnt scanning! That must mean its free! Every time someone tells that joke a cashier dies. I hope you can sleep with that on your conscience. 2. To the person that says, It is such a beautiful day outside. Such a shame you have to be in here all day! Well, fortunately I have people like you to remind me how sad and vitamin D deficient my life is. Thanks for doing your part. 3. To the person that insists on taking the opportunity of a captive audience to tell me how [...]
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEleven-month-old Charlie Gard was at the centre of a legal battle over his treatment Charlie Gard, the baby at the centre of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed. The 11-month-old was moved to a hospice following a High Court ruling. He suffered from an extremely rare genetic condition causing progressive brain damage and muscle weakness. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, fought a lengthy legal battle with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to allow him to be taken to the US for treatment. But [...]