ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News

July 17, 2017

Ms McCall said the decision to leave EasyJet had been “really difficult”, but after seven years at the company the time was right for a move: “The opportunity from ITV felt like the right one to take. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector.” ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette said: “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in…

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Eight people hurt in Slough spray attack – BBC News

July 17, 2017

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George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News

July 17, 2017

Analysis Image copyright PA Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday ahead of their tour In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin before they visit the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unification. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also visit Berlin’s Holocaust museum and memorial. A boat race is planned in…

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Pleasurewood Hills rollercoaster rescue – BBC News

July 17, 2017

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Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News

July 17, 2017

Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places in 2006, but it did not apply to prisons. However, prison rules were amended at the time to restrict smoking to certain areas, such as cells and outdoor recreation spaces. Claims ‘backed up’ Staff, visitors and contractors are not permitted to smoke anywhere on SPS property. A small number of prisons in Scotland have designated a proportion of their residential…

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Donald Trump Could Learn A Lot From Reeboks Viral Tweet

July 17, 2017

Reebok on Friday tweeted an educational map showing people when it is appropriate to comment on a persons figure by saying, Youre in such good shape … beautiful. It seems there is a lot of confusion about how to do that, and perhaps this little reminder will help, the company rep added. Trump has been criticized in the past for a number of lewd interactions with women most infamously for…

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The ever-changing story about Trump Jr.’s meeting — what we know

July 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer are continuing to surface a week after the revelation rocketed the President’s eldest son to the center of allegations of collusion with Russia. A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed to The Associated Press and The Washington Post that he also attended the meeting with Trump Jr. — the latest piece of information to surface since emails…

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Who is White House special counsel Ty Cobb?

July 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)The White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump appointed Ty Cobb, a former federal prosecutor, as White House special counsel. His hiring comes after news this week that the President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign on the premise that he would be offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails Trump Jr. posted on Twitter earlier this week.

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Eight die in Senegal football stadium chaos

July 16, 2017

(CNN)Eight people were killed and more than 40 were seriously injured after clashes at the end of a League Cup final football match at Demba Diop Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday. As spectators tried to leave the stadium, APS said a wall collapsed under their weight.

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Election intimidation at ‘tipping point’, warns watchdog – BBC News

July 16, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDiane Abbott describes ‘racist, sexist’ abuse British politics is at a “dangerous moment” and the level of personal abuse aimed at election candidates has reached a “tipping point”, the head of the standards watchdog has warned. Lord Bew said the level of vitriol was now such that it could deter people from running for office. Labour MP Diane Abbott said this week…

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At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In 5-Alarm Fire At Honolulu High-Rise

July 16, 2017

Previously: Apartments on at least four floors of the Marco Polo building were burned, Capt. David Jenkins of the Honolulu Fire Department confirmed to HuffPost. The fire had started on the 26th floor but spread to the 25th, 27th and 28th floors and reached both sides of the building, which faces the ocean on one side and the Manoa mountains on the other. Three people were confirmed dead in the…

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Also At Trump Jr.-Russia Meeting: An Ex-U.S. Government Worker With Liberal Views

July 16, 2017

Samochornov would not confirm that he was in the room, citing nondisclosure agreements. But The New York Times Ken Vogel said Friday on MSNBC that Samochornov was at the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower. The interpreters mother-in-law also confirmed his attendance at the meeting toThe Daily Beast. Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team, had that an interpreter attended the meeting, but refused to name…

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2 German women confirmed killed in Egypt knife attack

July 15, 2017

(CNN)Two female tourists killed in a knife attack in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Hurghada were German, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Four other tourists were injured in the attack, Egyptian state-run news agency Al-Ahram reported. A suspect has been arrested, and the victims were taken to a hospital, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said. Investigators believe the attacker swam from a public beach, according to the ministry. No names…

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‘I can’t forget that night’

July 15, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hundreds of miles away at a seaside resort when the coup, mounted by a faction of the military, got underway. By the time Erdogan emerged to address the nation via FaceTime hours later, it had already begun to fizzle. “I knew nothing bad would happen. When the opposition leader came out against the coup I said, okay this is not going to happen. Because if…

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How one moment changed two people forever

July 15, 2017

Peoria, Arizona (CNN)A little over three years ago, Peoria Police Officer Brandon Sheffert and his partner were on night patrol in a Phoenix suburb, when he noticed a teenage boy sprinting down a busy road. What happened next amounted to a moment that would change both of their lives forever.

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That huge iceberg should freak you out. Here’s why

July 15, 2017

(CNN)This week, a trillion-tonne hunk of ice broke off Antarctica. At 6,000 square kilometers, the Larsen C ice sheet could be one of the world’s biggest ever icebergs. Source: European Space Agency “They’re looking at it through a microscope” rather than seeing macro trends, including the fact that oceans around Antarctica are warming, helping thin the ice, said Kevin Trenberth, a distinguished senior scientist at the US National Center for…

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Slime eels cause multiple car pileup on Oregon highway

July 15, 2017

(CNN)Rush hour traffic can slow down a commute — but slime eels, also known as “hagfish,” were to blame for the midday car pileup on Oregon’s US Highway 101. One of the containers struck a car traveling in the opposite direction, causing a four-vehicle pileup. One driver sustained a minor injury.

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Why are these countries the most obese? Walking is just one reason

July 15, 2017

(CNN)The world is in the middle of a major obesity epidemic, and current trends indicate that it’s only going to get worse. There are, however, pockets of the global population who remain somewhat unaware of this public health crisis, despite the growth of waistlines all around them, and this lack of awareness is just one of the underlying problems, according to Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the…

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Donald Trump is not the only unpredictable leader in Paris today

July 14, 2017

(CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron is making a play to be Europe’s Trump whisperer. Trump plays tough hand ‘You’re in such good shape’ Opinion: Europe’s Trump whisperer Trump and Macron unpredictable “Thank you for the tour of some of the most incredible buildings anywhere in the world,” Trump said as he began his own remarks. “It was a very, very beautiful thing to see.” In the weeks that followed, Macron has…

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Bush and Clinton stress value of humility in Oval Office

July 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke together Thursday afternoon at a public event at the Bush Center on the qualities of leadership. “I think it’s really important to know what you don’t know and listen to people who do know what you don’t know,” Bush said.

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Liu Xiaobo: His Name Will Be Remembered

July 14, 2017

(CNN)On Thursday, if a foreign reporter in a metropolitan Chinese city or a busy small town held up a microphone to ask a pedestrian about the death of Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize while imprisoned, I would not be shocked if the response was: “Who? I have never heard of him!” Liu will be remembered with an “empty chair” – a simple, blue upholstered…

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Merkley: Trump Jr. Russia meeting ‘absolutely’ the smoking gun

July 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)For one Democratic senator, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer is “absolutely” the smoking gun when it comes to the investigation into possible collusion with Russian election meddling — and has “violation of law written all over it.” According to emails released by Trump Jr. this week, the lawyer — Natalia Veselnitskaya — was described to Trump’s son in an email as a “Russian government lawyer” with…

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