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Team doctor who abused gymnasts to be sentenced

11 hours agoNews : World News Blog

The last accounts from US gymnasts who were abused by their team doctor have been given to a court in Michigan. Dr Larry Nassar is due to be sentenced shortly, accused of abusing more than 140 women, many of them very well known figures in the world of gymnastics. He has already been sentenced to…

Betsy McCaughey: ‘Working people feeling tangible results of Trump’s economic policy’

11 hours agoNews : World News Blog

Former economic adviser to Donald Trump, Betsy McCaughey, discusses the President’s position on abortion and other aspects of his first year in power.

Government shutdown fears as Trump completes year in office

11 hours agoNews : World News Blog

In the United States, the government is lurching towards a financial shutdown unless a last-minute deal can be reached. The chaos on Capitol Hill is perhaps a fitting metaphor for Donald Trump’s first year in office – a  year which has seen controversy after controversy, some broken promises but other ones delivered. His approval rating…

Trump’s hardline immigration policies begin to take effect despite latest Capitol Hill stalemate

“The Wall is The Wall” and Mexico will pay for it. Remember the line? Donald Trump repeated it this morning, pushing back against his chief of staff John Kelly, who’d suggested the President’s position has ‘evolved’. Mixed messages aside, that wall, cuts to legal immigration and ‘extreme vetting’ of those arriving, are changing lives across…

Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

Why I criticised Met Eireann for naming Storm Fionn

Earlier this week, I criticised the Irish Met Service, Met Eireann, for naming Storm Fionn. Here's why I did this and how I think Met Eireann and the Met Office can improve the storm naming system.

Leila Slimani: ‘Macron knows I’m always going to say what I think’

2 days agoNews : World News Blog

Leila Slimani is currently one of France’s hottest literary properties, not only author of an award-winning thriller, but a woman with political friends in high places.

Lily Caprani on Rohingya: ‘I didn’t meet single person who thought it would be safe to go back’

2 days agoNews : World News Blog

Lily Caprani, UNICEF UK’s deputy executive director has just returned today from visiting the Rohingya camps in Bangladesh.

UN’s Guterres questions Rohingya repatriation

2 days agoNews : World News Blog

The UN Secretary-General has joined a chorus of international concern over an agreement to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, starting next week. Antonio Guterres has said it is important that the returns are voluntary and that the deal should not simply result in refugees being moved from camps…

Jean Lee on North and South Korea’s Olympics rapprochement

2 days agoNews : World News Blog

North and South Korea have agreed that their athletes will march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of next month’s Winter Olympics. It’s a remarkable development as the two countries have been at loggerheads over the North’s nuclear weapons programme, and after the ferocious war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.…

Trump denies using racial slurs

4 days agoNews : World News Blog

Donald Trump has denied using a racial slur to describe African countries. Some politicians who were in the room at the time insist he did. But the international furore over what he did or didn’t say seems about par for the course for the 45th president of the United States, at least if you believe the…

WFP’s David Beasley: ‘We are facing worst humanitarian crisis since WW2’

4 days agoNews : World News Blog

David Beasley, who’s executive director of the World Food Programme, discusses conflicts including Syria and Yemen.

Warnings of catastrophe in Idlib and Ghouta

4 days agoNews : World News Blog

Tens of thousands of  Syrians have  fled their homes. Now officials are warning of a potential “refugee catastrophe” amid a ferocious government assault on Idlib, the last Syrian province under rebel control. Aid organisations are also warning of another humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Goutha, where hundreds of thousands of people are trapped under heavy bombardment.

Michael Wolff interview: Fire, Fury and Donald Trump

4 days agoNews : World News Blog

Donald Trump’s tweets helped his book soar to the top of the best selling lists… we talk to the ‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff about the book that’s blown open the President’s first year in office and become a political event in itself.

Nations retaliate over Trump’s words

6 days agoNews : World News Blog

African leaders have demanded that Donald Trump apologise over his alleged use of a vulgar term to describe their nations. The Ghanaian president called the words he is said to have used “extremely unfortunate” and 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations condemned what they said were his “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks”. The US…

Steven Spielberg on The Post, Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein

Some critics are already calling it one of the most important films of modern times. Steven Spielberg’s powerful new movie,The Post, might be set in the Nixon years, but it could hardly be more timely, with much to say about truth, the free press, and the power of the US Presidency.

Corey Lewandowski: ‘Trump wants to open arms to best in world’

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, discusses the President’s alleged remarks about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.  

David Miliband: ‘Trump’s comments drag Presidency into gutter’

David Miliband,  former foreign secretary and current president of the International Rescue Committee, says America’s “moral standing is under severe strain” with President Trump in power.

Trump accused of racism over alleged immigration remarks

“Hate-filled, vile and racist” – that’s how President Trump’s comments on immigration have been described by a leading Democratic Senator who heard him refer to Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as “shitholes”. It’s not just Democrats either. House Speaker Paul Ryan described the remarks as “very unfortunate, unhelpful.” From President Trump himself, there has…

How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office?

How far should former prime minsters benefit financially from their time in office? David Cameron’s famous photo opportunity with Chinese Presdent Xi Jinping in a Buckinghamshire pub kick started a bromance between London and Bejing. Now Chinese businessmen have said  “thank you” to the Old Etonian by each paying a cool twelve thousand pounds to…

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