Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

April 26, 2017

… entrepreneurship at the W-20, a summit of G-20 countries aimed at promoting women’s workforce participation and equality. She will be one of eight participants, including Merkel, Queen Mxima of the Netherlands, and International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde. Following the panel, Trump will tour Siemens Technik Akademie, where she will speak with program apprentices. She will also pay her respects at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, a large series of concrete …

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Anti-Semitism Soared Last Year: ADL Study

April 25, 2017

… as no surprise that members of the public follow their example. The uptick in anti-Jewish incidents fits into a pattern of increased hostility towards other minorities in the U.S. More recent FBI stats arent availablebut there have been a series of high profile crimes against minorities this year. A man in a Kansas bar shot two Indian men, one fatally, after yelling Get out of my country. There have been 35 threats against mosques this year, according to the Council on American-Islamic …

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Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

April 24, 2017

Almost 100 days into Trumps tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed and then some. On the day Trump took office, a page devoted to climate change action on the White House website disappeared. Four days later, Trump signed executive orders reviving the controversialKeystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, a move that set the tone for a series of swift and sweeping changes to the nations climate and environmental policies that were soon …

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

April 22, 2017

… Internet for the weekend of 1-2 April.” As for The Nightly Show’s future, ITV says it will make a decision after the series has ended, adding: “We don’t normally make decisions on recommissions until after a series has ended.” Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. …

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British and Irish Lions tour 2017: All you need to know

April 19, 2017

(CNN)Four nations, one rugby team. One goal — to win a Test series against the mighty All Blacks of New Zealand. The 2017 British and Irish Lions tour is approaching, one of the most anticipated events in world rugby. It happens every four years, and the privileged players to be selected for this summer’s party are set to be announced Wednesday. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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‘Leftovers’ Director Points To Trump As Possible End-Of-Days ‘Agent Of Destruction’

April 17, 2017

Damon Lindelofs series launched its third and final season on HBO Sunday. Starring Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon, the show is a kind of end-of-days saga about what happens after the mysterious disappearance of 2 percent of the worlds population. The vanishings, called the Sudden Departure, appear to be similar to the rapture predicted in the Bible when good people, living and dead, rise to heaven just before the world is destroyed. Religious zealots tend to embrace the idea of the rapture …

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Bill Cosby’s ‘Little Bill’ books targeted for censorship, library group says

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s award-winning children’s books series has landed on the American Library Association’s list of top 10 books targeted for removal from school libraries. The annual list from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tends to include a broad range of titles with the potential to offend. Repeat “honorees” include Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” for depictions of rape and incest, transgender reality TV star Jazz …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… gross domestic product (GDP)? 9. Name the spacecraft that will end its mission in September after making a series of dives between Saturn and its rings. 10. Name the U.S. governing document that does not specifically mention a filibuster but that allows the House and Senate to set their own rules. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Today’s special, we’re serving Fridays and our customers tell us they’re awesome! I’m Carl Azuz for CNN 10. We’re getting started in …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

… Homestead Spartan Alliance Marching Band, hailing from Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, were in the audience for musical performances from American, Russian and Ukrainian artists as part of the Embassy series, a recurring concert program that strives to unite people “through musical diplomacy.” 2 more times Trump associates met with Russians “This. Is. So. Cool,” one student said. “Honestly, it’s …

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Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… one-off events at this popular spot make it worth checking in on frequently. Chicane, Zero 7, 2manyDJs, Roger Sanchez and Pete Murray have all appeared for the series of daylong “Sandance” parties. 360 Bar Set on the end of its own pier, hovering on Gulf waters, 360 is a hotspot for sundowners who love the views of the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, yachts pulling into the marina and the city skyline. It’s got an Ibiza vibe, as the DJs play down-tempo soundtracks to …

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Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

March 20, 2017

… rebel factions seem to have prepared for this offensive, Rahman said. At least 25 killed in Damascus suicide blasts It was unclear if the fighting was ongoing on Sunday evening. There was no word on deaths. Sunday’s assault comes after a series of suicide bombings that have hit the capital in March. On Wednesday, suicide bombings struck a courthouse and restaurant in Damascus, killing more than two dozen people and injuring others, Syrian state news said. More …

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North Asia on a knife’s edge: Whose position is strongest?

March 16, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins a series of meetings in Asia this week with the region in a military turmoil. US anti-missile batteries arriving in South Korea. China’s foreign minister fearing a massive military confrontation is about to happen. China’s state news agency openly speculating Asia is on the verge of a nuclear arms race, the likes of which has not been seen since the Cold War. Each one of these things alone would be enough to destabilize …

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