Saturday, November 27

Day: November 12, 2016

Russia accused of faking terror plot to make them more likeable to Donald Trump
America, ENGLISH

Russia accused of faking terror plot to make them more likeable to Donald Trump

    Ukrainian politicians have claimed the Kremlin faked a terror plot in Crimea to discredit their country in the eyes of US President-elect Donald Trump. Russia’s spy agency, the FSB, said it caught three members of an alleged “sabotage and terrorism group” with explosives and weapons in the naval base city of Sevastopol on Wednesday, and claimed the trio were controlled by Ukrainian military intelligence. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry quickly denied the allegation, suggesting instead that Vladimir Putin knew American special services would be feeding information to Mr Trump ahead of him assuming office in January, and wanted to make sure he was on Russia's side. The FSB allege the three Ukrainian citizens were “plotting acts of sabotage against military sites and crucial i...
Massive protest heaps pressure on South Korea president
Asia, ENGLISH

Massive protest heaps pressure on South Korea president

    Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children joined one of the largest anti-government protests ever seen in Seoul on Saturday, demanding South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's resignation over a snowballing corruption scandal. Police put the turnout at 260,000, while organisers said one million people took to the streets for what was the third in a series of weekly mass protests that have left Park fighting for her political survival. On the back of official appeals for calm, police deployed around 25,000 officers, many of them in full riot gear, while police buses and trucks blocked every access road -- major or minor -- around the presidential Blue House. As night fell, Seoul's main ceremonial boulevard Gwanghwamun became a moving river of flickering candles held by...
Business leaders must rally together to make sure people do not suffer as a result of this US presidency
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Business leaders must rally together to make sure people do not suffer as a result of this US presidency

    Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group and a fervent critic of Donald Trump, is willing to give the next president's administration three to six months to see how much of the campaign points become reality. If Trump doesn't temper his plans, the responsibility for progressive change will fall on entrepreneurs, Branson told Business Insider during the promotional tour for his new biographical documentary, "Don't Look Down." "I think we as business leaders have got to get up there and speak out very loudly, and, if anything, rally together to try to fill the gap and make sure that people do not suffer as a result of this presidency," he said. Branson has written multiple posts on the Virgin Group's blog about his thoughts on Trump, calling him "irrational" ...
New mothers missing out on £5,000 in pensions due to child benefit changes
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

New mothers missing out on £5,000 in pensions due to child benefit changes

    New mothers may have lost out on more than half a billion pounds in state pension rights since changes to benefit rules were introduced in 2013, according to analysis. Royal London, which made the calculations, said it was due to changes in rules on child benefit - and the number at risk was growing. At present, a parent, usually a mother, receiving child benefit for a child under 12, gets a year of national insurance credits towards their state pension record. This means that even if a mother is not in paid work and does not pay national insurance contributions, her state pension record is protected. But a new Royal London policy paper titled the Mothers Missing Out On Millions argues the system is not working for new mothers affected by the high income child benefit tax ...
US will be made obsolete by Anti-Trump protesters at the time of the Trump’s oath
America, ENGLISH

US will be made obsolete by Anti-Trump protesters at the time of the Trump’s oath

    Protesters demonstrating against the election of Donald Trump gathered in several US cities for a third night on Friday, hours after the president-elect praised their "passion". Thousands took to the streets in Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, voicing anger at Trump's inflammatory and often deeply controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and women. Early on Saturday, one person was shot while crossing Morrison Bridge in Portland after an hours-long demonstration, police said. It was not immediately clear what condition the person was in. "Everyone needs to leave the area immediately," police said on Twitter, and they asked witnesses to come forward. Earlier in the night, protesters blocked traffic and threw object...