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Day: July 21, 2016

A woman who sued Trump over alleged sexual assault, breaks silence
America, ENGLISH

A woman who sued Trump over alleged sexual assault, breaks silence

    Jill Harth, a makeup artist, has stayed quiet for almost 20 years about the way Trump pursued her, and – according to a lawsuit she instigated – cornered her and groped her in his daughter’s bedroom. After Trump mounted his campaign for the White House, details emerged of the 1997 complaint, in which Harth accused him of “attempted ‘rape’”. She said she was quickly inundated with interview requests from major US television networks, but resolved not to speak about the events – until Trump publicly said in May that her claims were “meritless” and his daughter Ivanka gave an interview in which she said her father was “not a groper”. Harth, who feels she has been publicly branded a liar and believes her business has suffered because of her association with the allegations, de...
Muslim passenger kicked off American Airlines flight after attendant announced: I’ll be watching you
America, ENGLISH

Muslim passenger kicked off American Airlines flight after attendant announced: I’ll be watching you

    A Muslim man was removed from an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant publicly announced his name, seat number and said she would be watching him. Mohamed Ahmed Radwan had boarded a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina and the flight attendant went to the tannoy and said: “Mohamed Ahmed, Seat 25-A: I will be watching you.” The employee made no other announcements about any other passenger. Mr Radwan asked the employee why she had made the announcements. She reportedly responded that he was being “too sensitive”. The passenger then reported the incident to two other American Airlines employees. He was told he must leave the plane as he had made the first air stewardess “uncomfortable”. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint about the inci...
Labour MPs must unite to take on Tories after leadership vote, says Corbyn
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Labour MPs must unite to take on Tories after leadership vote, says Corbyn

    Jeremy Corbyn has issued a plea to Labour MPs to unite behind him once the leadership election is over. Launching his campaign to see off a challenge from former shadow cabinet minister Owen Smith, the Labour leader said that after the election result is declared on September 24, it will be "the job, the duty, the responsibility" of every Labour MP to "get behind the party" and take on the Conservative Government. Mr Corbyn is favourite to win the postal ballot of Labour's members - whose ranks he said had swelled to more than 500,000 - as well as the 183,000 people who signed up this week as registered supporters and the affiliated supporters in the unions. But Mr Smith has the nominations of 162 of the party's MPs - some 70% of its representation in the Commons - along w...
Russia warned Erdogan about cope attempt
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia warned Erdogan about cope attempt

    The coup attempt in Turkey was thwarted thanks to intel provided by Tehran and Moscow, according to several Arab news outlets. Iran’s Fars News Agency (FNA) and news outlets in Syria reported that government officials in Ankara revealed that Erdogan “received a warning” from Russia hours before the attempted coup. In addition, it was reported that Erdogan consulted the Iranian government on how to thwart the coup. According to the reports, senior level Russian officials told Erdogan last Friday, hours before the coup, that an inevitable military attempt to overthrow him will take place in the near future. Russian military officials stated that encoded and highly sensitive messages that were sent to and from Turkish military officials indicating that the Turkish army was pl...
Awkward moment German journalist asks Theresa May why she appointed Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary
ENGLISH, Europe

Awkward moment German journalist asks Theresa May why she appointed Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary

    A German reporter pressed Mrs May to explain why she had appointed Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary, asking: "Why are you putting - to put it in football terms - a player on the pitch who doesn't actually want to play?" The PM responded: "I think it would be dangerous for a British Prime Minister to talk about football in Germany. This is not something on which we have perhaps quite as good a record as the Germans do. "I have appointed a team of ministers who will take forward the position of the British Government. We are very clear that as a British Government we will be looking to build good relations with all European member states... "Those positive relations will underpin everything that I do as Prime Minister and everything my ministers do across the whole UK Governm...