Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an encounter not initially disclosed on the sidelines of an international summit this month. One of the topics, according to Trump? Russian adoptions.So why are adoptions of Russian children by US parents, which are currently banned, such a hot topic of conversation for Russian officials and representatives?
The sprawling desert north of Agadez, in the west African nation of Niger, is the size of France -- and the search is on for a single stranded truck.But far from being an idyllic oasis, its endless dusty alleyways are lined by high mud brick walls, each compound closed off by corrugated iron gates. In recent years, Agadez's main cargo has been human: hundreds of thousands of migrants from West Africa, loaded into the back of pickup trucks for
According to the latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, only 5% of businesses in the UK now offer childcare in the workplace. Image copyright Goldman Sachs Image caption The onsite childcare at Goldman Sachs takes children from three months to 12 years old As an employer providing childcare to your employees, you have certain tax, National Insurance and reporting obligations. Workplace nurseries though don't - and they get relief for the day-to-day running costs and
(CNN)Jared Kushner seems to have a memory problem. He's recently had to update the list of foreign contacts on his national security questionnaire for a third time. People forget things and they make mistakes. But it took you three times to get it right on disclosure forms that determine whether you'll have access to some of the country's most sensitive information? And when you presumably have a team of well-compensated lawyers working with you, presumably advising you that submitting
(CNN)On Wednesday, the BBC revealed an ugly truth: women who work for the world's premier public service broadcaster are paid a lot less than their male counterparts. The company also published the earnings of all employees who earn more than the Prime Minister (over $195,400). This showed that just two of the organization's 14 highest paid on-air presenters are women.For organizations like big Wall Street firms that employ many more men than women, that gender gap figure would be
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Brexit progress reportBrexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens' rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. "The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation," says the BBC's Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly. Large rise in reported sexual
Riyadhs King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed in a tweet late on Wednesday local time. In March, the United States banned large electronics in cabins on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken onboard aircraft. In March, the United States announced a ban on all electronics
TUCSON, Ariz. Immigrants facing prosecution for crossing the border illegally appeared before a judge without shackles for the first time in years here Tuesday, after a landmark ruling ordered the federal courts in Arizona to stop routinely restraining people who dont present a security threat. The ruling applies to anyone facing federal criminal charges in Arizona. But it disproportionately affects Operation Streamline, an allows judges to group defendants to speed up hearings for those accused of crossing the border
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You can read the Times full story hereand excerpts from their interview here Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, Thanks, Jeff, but I cant, you know, Im not going to take you. Its extremely unfair, and thats a
Image: christopher mineses/mashableThis past weekend on a beautiful Saturday morning, I sat on my couch for the better part of an hour I had planned to spend outside enjoying the sunshine glued to my phone, sniggering by myself. I had fallen into a particularly entertaining Twitter thread, and I had no intentions of crawling out. I was enjoying myself too damn much and from the seemingly endless number of replies that were piling up, I wasn't the only one.
A new online grocery store is setting itself apart by ditching fancy labels and complex price tags. Brandless, a San Francisco-based startup from serial entrepreneurs Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler, sells everything from snacks and meal kits to toothpaste and cleaning supplies at the same price: $3 per item. As the name of the company suggests, all of the inventory comes in spare, generic packaging marked only with an individualized checklist of moral or health-conscious "values," like whether it's
Lord Hall said he wanted equality on screen and radio by 2020, and over the last three years 63% new people and those promoted on TV and radio were women."Is this progress enough? It's absolutely not," he said.He added that the BBC has reduced the amount paid to its top earners."I completely understand that to lots and lots of people these are very large sums but we are a broadcaster, a global broadcaster, in a very competitive market," he
The European A2 standard for "limited combustibility" is three MJ/kg.The foam insulation underneath the cladding was, separately, thought to emit around 26 MJ/kg of heat.Figures from UK government tests have not yet been made publicly available.
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods hit Cornish village of Coverack Emergency services are examining the damage caused after heavy rain sent a 4ft torrent of water through a Cornish village. Properties were damaged and several people had to be rescued in Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, on Tuesday,Torrents of water swept through the village leaving roads into and out of the village impassable. A school bus remains stranded.A fire chief described the flooding as
Hello. Here's your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman's shooting in US: Australian PM demands answersAustralia's prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. "It is a shocking killing," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, "and