Monday, July 15

Day: August 24, 2016

Great Britain already changed after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Great Britain already changed after Brexit

    Much has been made of the Brexit vote, with both Remain and Leave supporters jumping on resultant business dealings as a sign of things to come. James Moore provides his analysis Two months on from Britain’s EU referendum and economists are still assessing the damage from what has variously been described as an act of self harm a tragic split and the most stupid idea of the century. The initial panic that saw property funds shutting down and businesses wondering whether they’d have to shut up shop, is over. But it has become very clear that a decision of breathtaking recklessness and stupidity has cost UK companies billions if not trillions of pounds. And the price will continue to be paid for years to come. Here, then, is an overview of what we know so far and what we can...
Donald Trump changes tone about Immigration Policies
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump changes tone about Immigration Policies

    Donald Trump indicated there could be a "softening" of his controversial immigration policies during a Fox News town hall moderated by Sean Hannity that taped earlier tonight. When asked by Hannity if there was "any part of the law" he would change to accommodate law-abiding immigrants who have kids in the U.S., Trump replied: "There certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people," Trump said in his response. "We want people -- we have some great people in this country." Trump emphasized that his immigration policies would "follow the laws of the country." "If we follow the laws of the country, we can do what we need to do," he said, adding later, "What people don't realize, we have very, very strong laws." Trump's immigration policies are still bein...
Jeremy Corbyn Defiant As Virgin Casts Doubt but Authority denied and accused him
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn Defiant As Virgin Casts Doubt but Authority denied and accused him

    Jeremy Corbyn's team has insisted the Labour leader could not find an unreserved seat when he got on a train - amid a row with Virgin Trains. The rail company took issue with Mr Corbyn after he complained in a video he had to sit on the floor because of completely ram-packed carriages on a service between London and Newcastle. The politician was travelling on the three-hour Virgin Trains service on 11 August for a leadership hustings in Gateshead. A video then emerged which showed him sitting on the floor, reading a newspaper, and saying "this is a problem that many passengers face every day", before calling for public ownership of the railways. But Virgin Trains has released CCTV images which appear to show him and his team walking past several empty unreserved seats in c...
Investors pull £5bn from UK stock market funds after EU referendum
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Investors pull £5bn from UK stock market funds after EU referendum

    Investors pulled £5.7 billion out of UK-based stock market funds, preferring to put their cash into safe havens due to concerns over Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Figures from data company Morningstar showed worries over the referendum results prompted investors to withdraw £5.7 billion from UK equity funds last month, while property funds suffered from a further outflow of £438 million. Investors had already pulled more than £3 billion out of all UK funds in June. Brexit: Three more property funds forced to suspend withdrawals The total outflow from UK-domiciled funds was nearly £5 billion, the heaviest level of redemption in three years. Some of the money might have been redeployed into assets seen less risky such as government bonds. By contrast, investors returned to...
French police make woman remove burkini on Nice beach
ENGLISH, Europe

French police make woman remove burkini on Nice beach

    Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove a burkini as part of a controversial ban on the swimwear. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the garment, which covers the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake of recent terrorist killings in the country. The images of police confronting the woman in Nice on Tuesday show at least four police officers standing over a woman who was resting on the shore at the town’s Promenade des Anglais, the scene of last month’s Bastille Day lorry attack. The photographs emerged as a mother of two also told on Tuesday how she had been fined on the beach in nearby Cannes wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf. Her ticket, seen by Fr...
Japan, China, South Korea Unite in Condemning North Korea Missile
Asia, ENGLISH

Japan, China, South Korea Unite in Condemning North Korea Missile

    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, center in the background, makes opening remark during a trilateral meeting in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea have criticized North Korea's fresh missile launch just hours earlier in the day. The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who chaired the meeting with China's Wang Yi and South Korea's Yun Byung-se, said that North Korea's missile launch is a provocation that simply cannot be tolerated. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into th...
A Strong earthquake in Central Italy: Dozens Killed, Widespread Damaged
ENGLISH, Europe

A Strong earthquake in Central Italy: Dozens Killed, Widespread Damaged

    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of fatalities and significant damage surfacing quickly in its aftermath. Officials say the towns of Accumoli and Amatrice appear to be the hardest hit by the quake, which struck at 3:36 a.m. local time as most residents slept inside their homes. At least 38 people have been killed, according to Italy's Civil Protection Department. Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced plans Wednesday to travel to the affected area. Renzi thanked rescue workers who continued searching through the rubble and vowed a sustained, national effort to find any survivors and assist the wounded and homeless. "No family, no city, no hamlet will be left alone," he said. The damage was so extensive in the town of Amatrice th...