The Queen has marked her official birthday with the famous Trooping the Colour ceremony, as she acknowledged the "succession of terrible tragedies" in recent weeks. A minute´s silence was held at the beginning of the parade for the victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire. Members of the Royal family watched the centuries-old military spectacle of might and splendour marching on Horse Guard´s Parade. The event is an important day in the Armed Forces´ calendar where the families and friends of the officers and soldiers on parade, proudly watch the ceremony. Along with the Grenfell Tower fire - which has left at
Can someone help me, here? Yes, this was a terrible event and, so far, 30 people have lost their lives. Horrible. But, it was an accident, yes? It wasn´t terrorism, nor any other deliberate act. I understand there is some question about enviro regulations being to blame. I understand all of that. But, why am I seeing story after story after story about this, as if it was a terrorist attack? The horrors that are unfolding right here in the United States, day after day after day, are much more compelling, in that we need to be compelled to address the violent leftist coup that is unfolding right before our very eyes. I´m sorry about this event, but...really?
After writing about Otto Warmbier, a truly disturbing story from start to finish, I figured to give the world a rest. I’d watch baseball for an hour or two. But the Cincinnati Reds and even the Yankees keep losing. Can’t catch a break. Nothing to do but catch up on the news – and here in living color on Fox News is Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and top advisor on a trip to Israel to “restart the PEACE PROCESS.,” the PEACE PROCESS, Dear Jared, that’s been going on since Harry met Sally, or back to when Isaac met Ishmael, or maybe
Is Donald Trump trying to make child labor great again? That was the implication of the latest spelling fail from the president´s team, after a hilarious spelling error in a Facebook video. Captions to a video of Trump´s Friday speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said that he was ´putting minors back to work´, implying a return to underage labor rather than an employment boost to coal miners. The video, which has since been removed, drew instant reactions and mockery from across the political spectrum. Wow. Minors, maybe working in those clean beautiful coal mines. Makes me nostalgic for that great asbestos insulation and
Parliament has been hit by a ´sustained and determined cyber attack´ that has led to MPs and peers being locked out of their emails. News of the attack surfaced on Friday night, with parliamentarians reporting issues getting into their email accounts today. Lib Dem peer Baron Rennard tweeted: ´Cyber security attack on Westminster Parliamentary e-mails may not work remotely text urgent messages.´ Ian Austin, MP for Dudley, also reported his emails were down moments after Lord Rennard´s tweet. He wrote: ´There´s something wrong with Parliamentary emails so if you did email me, can you send to email@example.com instead please? Crawley
Saudi security forces foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca after a suspect blew himself up after a gunfight. Saudi Arabia´s Interior Ministry said security forces exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home he was hiding in yesterday. Five people, including a woman, were arrested in security operations in Mecca, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news website said, citing the security spokesman of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki. The Interior Ministry said an attack on the mosque was being planned by three terrorist groups, two based
Donald Trump has hit out at Barack Obama following claims the former President had knowledge of Russia trying to hack the US election but allegedly failed to do anything about it. The Washington Post reported on Friday that the CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Trump win the US presidential race. Trump has now spoken out about the claims and questioned why Obama refused to act in an interview that is set to air Sunday on Fox & Friends Weekend. ´Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew
e-mail 347 shares View comments A London council is evacuating 161 households from a tower block clad in a similar combustible material to Grefell Tower. Blocks in the Chalcots Estate in Camden has similar plastic panels that were fitted to the outside of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower. The cheap cladding was blamed for the fire spreading from one fourth floor flat and engulfing the entire building in the early hours of June 14. More than 800 households are preparing from the block. It is the first council to evacuate a building in the wake of the tragedy. Camden Council leaders yesterday met angry residents after they found
A poised and polished Melania Trump shared just how much she is loving her new life in the nation´s capital in her first major interview since her husband was sworn into office back in January. The First Lady spoke with ´Fox & Friends´ host Ainsley Earhardt in a segment that was filmed on Thursday during the annual Congressional picnic, and revealed that she could not be happier just two weeks after moving into the White House with son Barron. ´We are enjoying it very much,´ Melania said of her time thus far at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When asked how her 11-year-old son was
Barack and Michelle Obama, along with their two daughters, have landed in Bali, Indonesia, for a luxurious resort holiday. Soldiers fell into formation in the popular tourist destination on Friday in preparation for the Obamas´ five-day vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud, where villas cost upwards of $2,500 a night. The former president is then scheduled to travel to the island of Java to speak at the 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta, where he spent his childhood after his mother married her second husband, an Indonesian man. The Obamas arrived at Bali via Hawaii and Guam on
ISLAMIST extremists holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City rages on. However, South-east Asian governments are still concerned the siege could be just the start of further violence as the twisted group try to establish a foothold in their region. Jolted by an attack on Marawi on May 23, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have launched joint patrols to control the movement of militants across their archipelagic region and their foreign ministers gathered in Manila on Thursday for talks. Malaysia is worried that jihadis who
Washington - The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party´s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the 142-page bill marks the first time that the majority of senators get a look at the plan to overhaul America´s health care system. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators now only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill. Four conservative Republican senators -- Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her position atop the party, as a number of caucus members have suggested it might be time for a fresh face. ´I think I´m worth the trouble,´ she told reporters Thursday. ´I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus,´ Pelosi also said. The calls for Pelosi to vacate her top spot came after Tuesday´s election loss in Georgia with Democrat Jon Ossoff being routed by Republican Karen Handel. Republicans expertly connected Ossoff to Pelosi, a poison pill for some voters, prompting calls for a leadership change. Ossoff was the fourth
The European Union has agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the US this week. European Council president Donald Tusk tweeted on Thursday while hosting an EU summit in Brussels: 'Agreed. EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia.' The move has come about in relation to Russia's failure to implement measures promised in a peace agreement. After Thursday's political decision, the sanctions will be formally extended for another six months, through to January.
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think
So I’ve been wondering: Why on earth does a prosecutor, brought in to investigate a case in which there is no apparent crime, need a staff of 14 lawyers? Or, I should say, “14 lawyers and counting.” According to the press spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller—yeah, he’s got a press spokesman, too—there are “several more in the pipeline.” Concededly, none of Mueller’s recruits requires Senate confirmation, as do Justice Department officials—notwithstanding that the former may end up playing a far more consequential role in the fate of the Trump administration. But does it seem strange to anyone else that, by comparison,
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But
Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map. In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead. That may change very soon, however. Residents here are cheering a proposal to rename the asphalt thoroughfare in honor of former President Obama, who visited here when he was a U.S. senator. The news that southwest L.A.´s Rodeo Road may soon be renamed “Obama Boulevard" was received positively by residents of the surrounding Crenshaw district. "I´m so happy, that
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement on Monday, June 26. That’s the scuttlebutt among both liberal and conservative circles that has been escalating since last month. (Snip) Rumors have been swirling for months that both Justice Kennedy, 80, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, will retire soon given their advanced age and long tenures on the Supreme Court.Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, while Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993.