Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 30, 2017

… of dollars to a global fundraising initiative called She Decides, launched by Dutch Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen. In 2002, the European Commission came forward and said it wanted to make up the shortfall after Bush’s reinstatement of the policy. This was an important move, says Melesse, because it proved “the US cannot tell the world how women’s health and sexual reproductive health should be handled.” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump …

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Theresa May set for Scottish visit in election campaign – BBC News

April 29, 2017

General election: What you need to know Which MPs are standing down, and who might be standing? Do strong leaders make good prime ministers? During her visit, Mrs May will visit a business and speak at a campaign rally, introduced by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Mrs May will discuss the UK government’s modern industrial strategy. Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn will urge young potential voters to overcome “apathy and resignation” …

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Barclays profits more than double – BBC News

April 29, 2017

“On Africa, we await approval for the separation arrangements already agreed with local management, following which we will be able to make further progress towards regulatory deconsolidation,” Mr Staley said. In early trading, Barclays’ shares were down 3.5%. ‘Legacy issues’ Mr Staley said Barclays planned to hire about 2,000 new staff in the UK in the next three years, focused on technology. He told Bloomberg the bank wanted to bring technology development …

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Lloyds Bank’s profits rise despite ‘challenging’ times – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Analysts have said that low interest rates make it harder for banks to increase profits. The bank, which was bailed out by the taxpayer at the height of the financial crisis, is expected to be fully returned to private ownership later this year. ‘Sins of the past’ Lloyds’ profits were boosted by the absence of last year’s 800m charge from its controversial move to buy back expensive bonds from investors. Philip Augar, an author and banking expert, told the BBC: …

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Dying Derby mum to tie the knot after donations – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Image copyright Sarah Lowndes Image caption The couple are getting married on Friday “I feel fine, just tired,” she said. “I have to have treatment every three weeks, but we’re all excited and my children are bouncing off the walls.” Alison Walker, from the charity, said the wedding had been a challenge as she only had eight weeks to help make it possible. “It feels like I have made life-long friends,” she said. “It’s a bit …

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Would visiting Parliament inspire you to vote? – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCan you convince people to vote in one day? With a general election weeks away, figures suggest voter apathy remains unchanged. Two women who don’t like politics paid a visit to Parliament, but did it convince them to vote? “I feel like politicians make decisions for people they don’t know anything about,” says LaTifah Atkinson, a 26-year-old woman from north London. She is a university graduate who runs her …

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BBC News Daily: 25 April 2017 – BBC News

April 26, 2017

… and that she needed to be above partisan concerns while campaigning. Tennis star Serena Williams has responded to comments by Romania’s Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase about the skin colour of her unborn child. Nastase was heard speculating whether the baby would be “chocolate with milk”. Williams, who is due to give birth in the autumn, said: “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments.” The …

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

… her scheduled peppered with roundtable discussions and panels. Her first media interview came earlier this month, when she told CBS’ Gayle King that she (hoped) to make a positive impact” in her new role. She has long been a key trusted adviser to her father, through her young adulthood to her time as executive vice president of real estate development and acquisition at the Trump Organization, and, ultimately, to his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has made women’s …

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Rebuilding a Nepali village, one block at a time

April 25, 2017

… love’ Ellen Stewart, a 25-year-old from Norwich, UK, found Conscious Impact while she was searching for an organization to volunteer with during her last two weeks in Nepal. Those two weeks turned into a year and a half, accompanied by three changed flights. “The passion and the energy for what we do still continues to make me feel as excited as I did back in August 2015,” said Stewart. …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… attack in Paris, Le Pen called for the closure of all “Islamist mosques” in France and the reinstatement of the French borders. She also said that the country needs “the resources to make sure we can combat … Islamist terrorism.” She added that people on the French security services watch list for radicalization should be expelled from France and have their nationality taken away. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Le Pen faces Macron in final round …

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To Ray Davies, America is a ‘beautiful but dangerous’ place – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… programme. It was hard work but, in a strange way, we built a loyal fanbase in that time.” So perhaps it’s no surprise that Davies sings “I want to make my home/Where the buffalo roam” on the title track of his new album. Near-death experience Indeed, he moved to the US for several years, finding his spiritual home – and sanctuary – in New Orleans. Ray Davies on writing lyrics “Nobody taught me how to write songs, I sort of picked it up as I went along …

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The seats that could decide the election – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… Other parties With the SNP already holding 56 out of 59 seats in Scotland it’s clearly impossible for them to make significant gains. But they’ll be gunning for Labour’s only Scottish constituency, Edinburgh South, and they’re not far behind in Lib Dem-held Orkney and Shetland. Plaid Cymru are just 229 votes behind Labour in Ynys Mon (Anglesey). But there could also be an intriguing battle in Rhondda if party leader Leanne Wood decides to stand, even though …

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Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel

April 23, 2017

… met with Trump in January. Sir, with some respect, Nye said. I encourage you to cut this out so that we can all move forward and make the United States a world leader in technology. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTrending Traffic – Money maker Upgrade Easy Sketch Pro Business Pro Easy Sketch Pro – The Leading Doodle Animation Software!LeadsFlow Academy – Payment Plan WP Link Shield Pro 10 Sites WP Link Shield – The only cloaker to protect you from commission losses …

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FGM: The mother trying to protect her daughters – BBC News

April 23, 2017

… anything left to give. They said to give her water and tried to clean her up. That was all she had to make her feel better – water. Find out more For links to organisations offering support on FGM visit BBC Action Line World Health Organisation factsheet on FGM Crimestoppers are encouraging people to report FGM Image caption Campaigners believe young girls are targeted for FGM in the summer holidays – when there is time for them to recover No way will I let someone do …

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Why Staffordshire oatcakes are being eaten in Arizona – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… exile, who has created his own recipe Jeff Shaw, who formerly lived near Porthill, Staffordshire, has spent years working on his unique blend of ingredients. Aged seven, he used to make oatcake deliveries. Ode to the Oatcake – Recipe from Eileen Burton Ingredients: 1lb 4oz (567g) medium course oatmeal 12oz (340g) strong white plain flour Three tbsp dried skimmed milk 4 tsp quick act dried yeast 2 tsp sugar Full method here on the BBC website Work took him to Shetland where, finding …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… that it probably will go viral, and that’s the whole point of shows like this,” Taylor adds. “Bradley Walsh interviewing Louise Redknapp didn’t have quite the same worldwide appeal.” Topical segments Image copyright Itv Image caption Jason Manford hosted the show in its penultimate week ITV pushed the News at Ten back by half an hour to make room for The Nightly Show as part of the broadcaster’s initiative to try out what it calls “Five Nights of …

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Sarah Palin Reacts To Bill O’Reilly’s Exit By Victim Blaming

April 22, 2017

… fight against workplace harassment who famously testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in 1991to much scrutiny and insult. Hill added: It gets built into the choices we make about who can be believed. And even when we find sexual harassment exists, the solutions are very often to move the women who have complained to other positions. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBig Content Search – Lifetime – Special Offer Big Content Search is the solution to all …

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Trevor Noah Has Proof That Donald Trump Is Always High

April 22, 2017

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Trump Is Even Less Popular Than United Airlines

April 21, 2017

United made headlines earlier this month aftera passenger was violently dragged off a flight to make room for an employee. Now a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that the airline had a slightly higher approval rating than the president. Thats pretty much the only bright spot for United; the poll also found that 40 percent believed it was the worst airline in the country. American was a distant second at 10 percent. The presidents numbers were similar to recent …

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How the Paris police shooting could shape the French election

April 21, 2017

… president? French election: Le Pen, Macron… or Mlenchon? Opinion: The frightening similarities between the US and French elections “Not everything has been done to protect our citizens. What we need is the resources to make sure we can combat the Islamist terrorism. I don’t want our youth to get used to living with this danger. Naivety is over,” she said. Candidates have just one day before French law brings an end to campaigning ahead of the first round of voting …

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The beginner’s guide to the French elections

April 20, 2017

… attacks over the past couple of years. And, as in many parts of Europe, the far-right is riding the issue to popularity in the polls. So, who has a real shot of winning? Le Pen and Macron are likely to make it to the runoff. Then, Macron could trounce her with left-wing and conservative voters — repulsed by the thought of the leader of the National Front running the country — rallying to him. But remember, right up to election night in the US last year, no one gave Donald …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

(CNN)China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH “American officials did make some positive and constructive remarks… such as using whatever peaceful means possible to resolve the (Korean) Peninsula nuclear issue. This represents a general direction that we believe is correct and should be adhered to,” Lu said. Replay More Videos … …

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Florida State Senator Drops Racist, Profanity-Laden Rant On Colleagues

April 19, 2017

… profusely. This isnt the first time Artiles, a former state House member, has come under fire. In 2015, he was accused of and denied punching a college student at a local bar. That same year, citing public safety concerns, he introduced a controversial transgender bathroom bill that aimed to make it illegal for a person to enter a public facility that does not align with the sex they were given at birth. The measure ultimately failed. And in 2014, someone secretly recorded him using a racial …

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‘Randamoozham’: India to produce its most expensive film ever

April 19, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)With a budget of $155 million, India is set to make the longest poem ever written into its most expensive film ever. The figure may seem paltry by Hollywood standards, but it is new territory in India, where costs for its highest-budget movies barely skim $25 million. Based on the Sanskrit epic the “Mahabharata,” “Randamoozham” has surpassed previous record-breaking budgets like that of the upcoming Tamil-language sci-fi thriller “2.0,” which …

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Theatre director Michael Bogdanov has died aged 78 – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… prosecution brought by the morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse had been allowed to happen at all. His publicist said on Tuesday: “Michael’s iconoclastic approach to Shakespeare influenced a generation of audiences and practitioners, he had a life-long commitment to education and creating shows for young people and his approach to theatre was to make it political, accessible, joyous and transformative.” Related Topics Theatre More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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