Brexit university brain drain warning – BBC News

April 25, 2017

The cross-party committee of MPs, investigating the potential impact of Brexit on the higher education sector, heard warnings about the negative impact if EU staff, worried about their future status, were poached by universities in other countries. The report from MPs said their right to work and stay should be given unilaterally before the end of this year if there is no reciprocal deal with other EU countries Mr Carmichael said: “Higher education in the UK is a world leader but …

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Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen

April 25, 2017

(CNN)On one hand, Donald Trump’s praise of France’s far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who appears to have received enough votes in Sunday’s election to advance to the May 7 runoff, is not surprising. Le Pen, like Trump, ran a campaign that was anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and traded on white supremacist themes. (It’s no coincidence that former Klan leader David Duke has publicly praised both Le Pen and Trump.) On the other hand, you would think Trump would …

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

Paris (CNN)The second round of the French elections was set seconds after the polls closed Sunday evening, pitting two of the most unconventional candidates for the presidency of a nation that prides itself on professionalism and continuity of its leaders. Emmanuel Macron, who heads no political party but rather a movement he launched less than a year ago, will go head-to-head against Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, who has never held national office in France, but who …

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General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban – BBC News

April 23, 2017

And it will also call for postal voting to be largely abolished, because of concerns over electoral fraud. The former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, proposed a burka ban in 2010. But the party later dropped the policy, and it did not appear in its 2015 manifesto. Full-face veils are already banned in public in some European countries, including France. According to the Sun, Mr Nuttall will say on Monday: “Just as we have been vindicated on the need to recognise the downsides of …

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would not be calling an early election, but Mr Corbyn said it was a chance to get a government that puts “the majority first”. Opponents also accused Mrs May of ducking out of TV debates during the campaign, after a Downing Street source said she would not be taking part. Analysis After Mr Corbyn had addressed Labour MPs on Tuesday evening, a source close to the leader said the party was in for “the fight of our lives” but there was a “very positive …

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

April 19, 2017

(CNN)It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it was the Trump National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida, three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as depicted by White House pool reporters Jennifer …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the White House defends President Donald Trump’s phone call to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory that grants him largely unchecked powers, retired Marine Gen. John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader — and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. “But,” he cautioned, “my hope would be that there is a second phone call, one that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

… that dont get that the tweet-paced palaver is show. Sending the Navy to troll North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may feel like fun, but what if Kim decides to attack nearby Seoul with conventional weapons? But its one thing to stiff a subcontractor. Its another to stiff, say, the Chinese. They have methods of getting payment that far exceed that of a floor-tile jobber on a highway in Paramus. Maybe its a coincidence, but Trump has decided to stop calling China a currency manipulator; China, …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… of gratitude as well to the emergency services and their rapid response to the attack on Friday. So, people are laying flowers on police cars for example with cards saying, “We’re proud of what you did.” Max Foster, CNN, Stockholm, Sweden. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: The U.S. government now says it’s a priority to remove Syria’s leader from power. That’s a significant change for the Trump administration. It previously did not prioritize the ouster of Syrian …

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