Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen’s Speech and with the Conservatives still trying to …

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 22, 2017

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is not new, but rather heightened due to the current geopolitical …

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… the 1940s. In his will, the elder Lee had asked for the building to be demolished immediately after his death, or if his daughter, Wei Ling, preferred to live in it, after she moved out. All three of Lee’s children publicly issued a statement in 2015, saying they hoped the state would honor their father’s wishes. Lee Hsien Loong also said he would recuse himself from all government decisions involving the home. An online survey that same year found that a majority of the Singaporeans …

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

… new partnership with Time Warner proves that the app is much more than just user-generated content. Time Warner could bring some of its most popular brands, like HBO and DC Comics, to Snapchat. That could attract more audiences as well as more ad revenue. Snap faces tough competition for ad dollars majority of its revenue as the industry is locked in a duopoly of Facebook and Google. Snap has been locking down partnerships with some of the biggest TV networks and studios over the last year. The …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… never paid me a cent for it. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 The result of these issues is that it will be hard for a small player to participate in an ICO. Again, this is similar to many IPOs, where the majority of available shares are pre-sold to banks and funds. The difference is that here, the barriers to entry are mostly technical, not political. Finally, disasters happen. Big ones. The crowdsale of decentralized VC fund DAO was one of the largest in history, but someone …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

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France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

June 18, 2017

(CNN)Polls have opened Sunday for France’s legislative elections and President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party is projected to win a huge majority in Parliament. Macron’s party, founded just a year ago, won on the first-round of elections on June 11 with less than half of eligible voters going to the polls. Nonetheless, it represented a remarkable achievement for Macron, who won the French presidency last month without the support of a traditional mainstream …

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Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… contained a surprisingly optimistic forecast for VR over the course of the next four years. Not only does report predict that VR revenue will reach $15 billion across 10 markets (U.S., Japan, China, South Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and Italy) by 2021, but the report also claims that VR will add nearly the same revenue as TV advertising during this period. How? According to PwC, VR video will account for the majority of VR growth in the next few years as the platform, led …

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Ahead Of NBC Profile, Alex Jones Talks About Bullets In Wolf Blitzer’s Head

June 16, 2017

… baseball game,critically wounding House majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and injuring others. Blitzer, claimed Jones, said Hodgkinson wasnt a monster. In fact, Blitzer didnt say that; an acquaintance of Hodgkinson said in an interview he wasnt evil. Blitzer took no position. Hah,you people, he added, possibly referring to the press or to Democrats. You guys better have some helicopter jump jets and be ready to get out of here real quick if the actual civil war kicks off. He said there are …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

June 13, 2017

… – who had backed Johnson’s leadership bid – launched his own campaign to become prime minister, leading Mr Johnson to back out. Mrs May ended up winning the leadership race but a year later finds herself in a vulnerable position following an election that saw her party win the most seats but not a majority in the House of Commons. Theresa vs Boris: How May Became PM airs on Sunday at 21:00 BST on BBC Two. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at …

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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 deal. People were excited, but not about the product.” One thing that Graze initially got wrong was to …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… that election campaigning will be suspended until further notice. June 8, 2017 – In a competitive general election, May’s Conservative Party loses its majority in the UK parliament, coming up eight seats short. The Labour Party, led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, picks up 32 seats for a total of 262 seats. June 9, 2017 – May visits Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, an early step in the process of forming a new coalition government. May’s proposed new …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

… where users are only asked to add a PIN number. “Iris scanners and fingerprint recognition technology are generally beyond many existing methods, such as passwords, which are used by the majority of banks out there,” Yeo said. Antony Eldridge, a financial services and fintech leader at PwC Singapore, said that iris and fingerprint scanners are more secure as they are “much more difficult to fake.” “These appear more acceptable to both [the] public and …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… out by the Act. How will a hung Parliament affect Brexit? The single reason Mrs May said she called the election was to strengthen her position in negotiating a good Brexit deal. It is inevitable now that with a reduced majority she will have to compromise her aims in order to get support from the other parties. In particular the DUP – with whom Mrs May has said she will work – could be very influential here. Time is of the essence though, as negotiations with the remaining European …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

Chicago (CNN)As it became clear late Thursday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s electoral gambit had fallen flat, and that her Conservatives’ majority in Parliament had been leveled by a resurgent Labour party, progressives in the US climbed on the shoulders of their transatlantic allies and celebrated a result already stoking ambitions at home. Corbyn’s success in confounding the British pundit class and skeptical Labour officials, many of whom openly worried …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

… and credibility of the Justice Department. Trumps credibility, meanwhile, is debatable at best.The president and his team have repeatedly lied to the public, by HuffPosts count perpetuating 100 notable falsehoods within just the first 36 daysof his administration. And polls showthat a strong majority of Americans do not have much faith in Trumps remarks on the Russia probe. (Amuch smaller majoritydo not trust Comeys statements on the matter.) Trump hasclaimed that he saw footage of …

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With A Flick Of His Mood, Trump Throws Allies Off Balance

June 7, 2017

… instead repeatedly slammed Khan for urging Londoners to remain calm. Trump also used the terrorist attack to argue for the need of his court-halted executive order to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S. Trumps rhetoric forced British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has faced repeated criticism for being too tolerant of the U.S. leader, to come to Khans defense. Other British politicians also publicly supported the London mayor, who has argued …

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General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… sought to portray the election as a chance to protect Scotland from “Tory cuts”, arguing that Scottish votes for the SNP “can stop Theresa May having a free hand at Westminster to do whatever she wants”. She has also said she would be open to seeking a “progressive alliance” at Westminster to keep the Conservatives out of government in the event of a hung parliament. But she has predicted that the Conservatives will win another majority in the election – …

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Trump’s Budget Hurts Women More Than Men, And No One Is Surprised

… Priorities, a nonpartisan research and policy institute. This is because women make up the majority of Medicaids beneficiaries (53 percent). Nearly 40 million women rely on Medicaid for healthcare. How Trump’s budget affects women https://t.co/IVN1JlQFLY pic.twitter.com/cHjVBZPiVS The New York Times (@nytimes) May 24, 2017 Trumps budget cuts also target welfare programs for low-income women (and children), such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and the …

May 26, 2017
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Fans Want Justin Bieber To Cancel His Tour After Manchester, Here’s Why He Shouldn’t

… The primary victims of jihadism are Muslims in majority Muslim countries. Even President Donald Trump, who doesnt have the most tolerant disposition toward Islam, acknowledged this in a recent speech in Saudi Arabia. But the actions countries like the U.S. and the UK have taken to combat terrorism in the post-9/11 era arguably dont reflect the reality. In other words, theres a strong case to be made the U.S., in particular, has offered a disproportionate response to terrorism in relation to the …

May 25, 2017
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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

… by White House strategist Stephen Miller, the architect of the administrations proposed ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority nations. But its language was softer than language on Islam used by aides such as National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton or White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka, who see the war on terrorism as an ideological struggle against fundamentalist Islam. The speechs departure from Trump campaign rhetoric could also irk segments of Trumps base …

May 24, 2017
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General election 2017: Greens ‘to hold Tories to account’ – BBC News

Co-leaders Ms Lucas and Jonathan Bartley are set to focus on young people, claiming that a generation has been let down by a government “hell-bent on an extreme Brexit” and an economy that “fails the majority”. Guide to the Green Party Election 2017 poll tracker The party will pledge to immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens, protect freedom of movement and give the British public, rather than just Parliament, the final say on any EU deal. Mr Bartley, …

May 22, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

May 19, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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