7 days quiz: How did Tom Hardy prove himself a good citizen? – BBC News

April 28, 2017

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? @-webkit-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-webkit-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-webkit-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-moz-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-moz-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-moz-transform:rotate(360deg);} } @-ms-keyframes spinnerRotate { from{-ms-transform:rotate(0deg);} to{-ms-transform:rotate(360deg);} } …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump has said that he would want to consult with Chinese President Xi Jinping before speaking to Taiwan’s leader. In an interview with Reuters news agency, Trump said he wouldn’t want to “cause difficulty” for the Chinese leader by again breaking with the “one China” policy. “He’s a friend of mine. He’s actually a — I think he’s doing an amazing job as a leader, and I wouldn’t want to do anything …

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The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

April 28, 2017

… fellow Korean-Americans, who would be photographed by news agencies looking like armed militia in what appeared to be a guerrilla race war on the streets. It was April 30, 1992, and the city of angels raged in a second day of looting, armed assaults and arson in the wake of the acquittal of four white LAPD officers for use of excessive force in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. …

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John Kasich gives Trump an ‘incomplete,’ leaves door open for 2020 run

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he would grade President Donald Trump’s performance as an “incomplete.” Citing a Washington Post-ABC news poll showing 94% of Trump voters approve his job performance, while only 42% of all Americans approve, Cooper asked the Kasich why there is such a large divide. “This is sort of symptomatic,” Kasich said. “‘I voted for him. I wear that uniform.’ –‘I didn’t vote for him. I wear a …

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‘Robbery of the century’: Brazen heist erupts into gun battles in Paraguay and Brazil

April 25, 2017

… Paraguay’s Interior Ministry in a news release. The building had been under the police radar before, Richard Vera, chief of the Ciudad del Este police homicide department told Argentina’s El Pais newspaper. In 2015, they found an L-shaped tunnel connecting the building to a nearby house. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideoNova 2 – OTO1 VideoNova is a YouTube Video Player on Steroids. The “stealth” tactic to create a hook for your videos that’s so …

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Head to head: How Le Pen and Macron compare

April 24, 2017

… Why Putin and Trump both like Le Pen Macron vs. Le Pen: What do they stand for? Markets respond to first round vote Why you should care about the French election What the French elections mean for America The young political operator has been vocal on the fight against terror and for law and order, announcing proposals that would increase defense spending and hire more police officers. Speaking at the final presidential debate as news of last week’s attack on Paris’ famous …

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

April 23, 2017

… [Trump] has still got to face Congress, and it’s still a democratic country. I think the will of the people will be heard, and America’s constitution is strong. “It’s a difficult time of re-adjustment for them – but I think in time it’ll balance itself out. “It’s a beautiful place but a dangerous place, as I found out.” Ray Davies on BBC Music BBC Music homepage BBC Music news LIVE …

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Around the world in seven years… on a bike – BBC News

April 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLeigh Timmis ran out of money. But he didn’t go home. He kept cycling. Leigh Timmis has been cycling around the world since 2010 – and on Saturday he’s coming home. His seven years in the saddle have seen him confront a mountain lion and sing to a bear, all on a globetrotting budget of 5 (6.40) a day. As he reaches the final leg of his journey home to Derby, Leigh, 35, thinks back over the previous 43,000 miles …

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

April 22, 2017

“We’re in a strong position to try some new things and experiment, it is imperative we try new things, which have the potential to enhance our entertainment offering.” The hosts Image copyright ITV Image caption Dermot O’Leary was one of the most popular presenters with viewers Walliams put the viewing figures and poor reviews down to people being annoyed about the news at Ten being moved back by half an hour in the schedules. After his stint, John Bishop, …

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

April 22, 2017

During an interview with Jake Tapper on CNNs The Lead, Palin hinted that she wasnt happy during her time as a Fox news contributor but would not divulge details even when asked about Fox news corporate culture in the age of Bill OReilly. Then Palin turned her focus on the women who made accusations of sexual harassment, telling them that its their responsibility to quit their jobs and change the workplace culture. As a strong woman, she added, I say we should feel more empowered than that …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

Paris (CNN)French police are hunting a man identified by Belgian security services in connection with an attack on police officers in Paris Thursday, a French interior ministry spokesman said. A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian.” French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told France’s Europe 1 radio …

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Sarah Palin Rips Elizabeth Warren For Saying ‘Fight Like A Girl’

April 21, 2017

In a recent interview with Breitbart news,Sarah Palin blasted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for using the phrase, which has long been a favorite of the former Alaska governor. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate was quoted as saying: Needless to say, the phrase long predates 2011. I saw this little girl, and she was riding on her daddys shoulders, and shes holding up this sign, and the sign said, I fight like a girl, Warren told NPR. And I thought, Me too, sweetie! You …

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China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

April 20, 2017

… Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH US warships sent to Korea: What to know North Korea’s official Korean Central news Agency called the carrier’s deployment “nothing but a reckless action of aggression to aggravate the tensions in the region.” When asked about the Vinson’s movements Wednesday, Lu was measured in his response, reiterating at one point, “we maintain close contacts with the US on the current situation.” The …

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Bashar al-Assad and Kim Jong Un: A tale of two dictators

April 20, 2017

… most aligned in their confrontation with the US. Syria’s state news agency has even referred to the US as a “common adversary” of Syria and North Korea. Shea Cotton, Research Associate from James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, believes their mutual pariah status could push the two countries closer together. “They are both fairly isolated countries and both have stuff that the other can deliver. North Korea desperately needs hard currency and Syria desperately …

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

April 19, 2017

… his royal roots and sets out to reclaim his kingdom. The first installment drew comparisons to “The Lord of the Rings” and the second has already made $74 million through satellite and screening rights ahead of its April 28 release, according to the Indian Express. It’s good news for the visual effects (VFX) laden film that cost $38.7 million to make. VFX sector blows up For years, Indian films have been notorious for poor special effects, but with the rise of Hollywood …

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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 19, 2017

… intelligence, to stop the spread of videos that violate its standards. Authorities widened the search into anationwide manhunt on Monday. In 2015, a man posted videos to social mediaof himself shooting and killing reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, while they were filming a live broadcast for Roanoke, Virginia,news station WDBJ. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMario Browns Mobile Lead Flow Upgrade 1 Mario Browns Webinar Master 2.0Mints Viral Tube …

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

April 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The United States has lost its strategic patience with North Korea. So what’s a had-it-up-to-here superpower to do to stop a pariah nation bent on putting its nuclear weapons on top of a missile that could reach America? Tough talk, for sure. Lean on China to turn off its life support to its neighbor, for another. But for all the warnings that Trump will fix the showdown with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it’s so far unclear whether at its foundation, his …

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At least 12 suffer burns from ‘noxious substance’ at Hackney bar – BBC News

April 17, 2017

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the 10 people were treated for minor burns at the scene before being taken to hospital. No arrests have been made and officers are continuing to investigate, he added. Witness Phie McKenzie tweeted: “Scary scenes tonight, we have heard reports of chemical burns of people in the building here”. London Ambulance Service said it sent a number of ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team to the venue. Sign-up to get news from the BBC in …

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Trump Avoids Tax March Protesters By Taking Scenic Route To Mar-a-Lago

April 16, 2017

NBC news reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate. An estimated700 peopleattended the West Palm Beach protest.Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for more than 100 rallies, the largest events held in Washington D.C. and New York City. After Saturdays marches, Nelini …

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Man Insists His ‘Chinese Keep Off The Grass’ Sign Isn’t Racist

April 16, 2017

The sign, which El Monte resident William Alarcon made and posted on his lawn Monday night, read: Chinese, keep your dogs off my grass. Respect your neighbors. He taped a separate Keep off the grass sign on top. Im not being racist or anything, Im being specific, Alarcon, who says he is Native American, told the news station. The Hispanic woman was doing it and I spoke to her and she stopped doing it. ABC Eye Witness news The Yu sisters told the news station that they saw Alarcon putting …

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

April 15, 2017

… government surveillance of Trump Tower. Nunes refused to reveal his White House sources, but they were later revealedto be Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director of intelligence on the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer in the White House counsels office. Classified documents have shown no evidence that the Obama administration did anything unusual. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sharply criticized the news on Friday. Faiz Shakir, national political director of the ACLU, said in a …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

… inauthentic activity, including spam, misinformation, or other deceptive content that is often shared by creators of fake accounts. Facebook is a key element in any effective fake-news strategy. Phony Facebook sites can amplify concocted stories a thousand-fold as they are repeated by people across a nation or the world. Readers or search engines then mistakenly judge the fake stories as real and important based on the number of people sharing them. Facebook conceded it was partly …

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Trump’s saber-rattling is North Korea’s propaganda dream come true

April 13, 2017

… scandal. On the streets of Seoul, South Koreans who spoke to CNN were far less worried about a potential of war than their northern neighbors. “I do feel uneasy about North Korea provoking war,” said Jeon Hyung-min, 26. “But I don’t think a US strike would happen and if North Korea can judge the situation, they will not continue any armed provocation for now.” Seo Deok-il, in his 70s, said he was “not anxious” about the news. “I don’t …

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What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Scholars attribute the word’s rise to growing acceptance — especially among millennials and “generation Z” — of sexual and gender diversity and …

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After San Bernardino shooting, we need more empathy, fewer guns

April 12, 2017

(CNN)Only four victims. In San Bernardino, California, this week, an armed man burst into a classroom with a gun and began firing. As the news of another mass shooting in a school rolled over the country, visions of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where so many died, flooded into my mind. When I heard only four people had been shot, I relaxed a little. There’s something wrong about being relieved by a small number of people being killed. It’s a sign that the constant barrage of …

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