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Day: November 14, 2016

Secret NHS plans to shut down Hospitals
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Secret NHS plans to shut down Hospitals

    NHS plans that could lead to hospital and A&E closures have been kept secret from the public and barely involved frontline staff, a leading think tank has warned. NHS England has told local health leaders not to reveal the plans to the public or the media until they are finalised and have been approved by their own officials first, according to published documents and a new analysis from the King's Fund. The national body even told local managers to refuse applications from the media or the public wanting to see the proposals under the Freedom of Information Act. Local managers accused NHS England of being intent on managing the "narrative" about the plans. Health managers in 44 areas of England have been ordered to draw up the strategies, setting out how they will red...
Donald Trump will be paid just $1 to be President as he reveals in 60 minutes interview
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump will be paid just $1 to be President as he reveals in 60 minutes interview

    Donald Trump will be paid just $1-a-year to be President of the United States, he has revealed. The billionaire businessman will not take the $400,000 salary when he takes office in January. Instead, he will take a nominal $1 as required by law. In his first interview since his shock election win, Trump sat down with CBS News' Lesley Stahl at his Manhattan home to film 60 Minutes. During the interview, Trump was grilled on a wide range of issues, many of which he had been outspoken on during his controversial campaign. Trump has already been heavily criticised for a number of embarrassing u-turns and softening of his previously tough election pledges. He vowed that he would still build the wall, but accepted that there "could be some fencing" in certain areas. He added tha...
Theresa May sets out stall for UK’s place in Trump’s world
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May sets out stall for UK’s place in Trump’s world

    Britain must adapt to the moment and evolve its thinking to become a global leader in free trade, Theresa May is to say. The prime minister will pledge to lead the charge in remaking globalisation, days after Donald Trump was elected US president on the promise of protecting American industry and ending a string of free trade agreements. May’s speech will be seen as an attempt to reposition the UK after the Brexit vote and the US presidential election and as a response to Nigel Farage becoming the first UK politician to meet the president-elect over the weekend. “Not standing inflexibly, refusing to change and still fighting the battles of the past, but adapting to the moment, evolving our thinking and seizing the opportunities ahead. That is the kind of leadership we need...
No wife for millions of Vietnamese men
Asia, ENGLISH

No wife for millions of Vietnamese men

    Some four million men in Vietnam will have no opportunity of getting married by 2050 if the current imbalance in the nation’s sex ration persists, according to experts. According to the Hanoi Population and Family Planning Department, the capital city’s boy-to-girl ratio at birth in the first 9 months of this year remained high at 113.6:100. Seven districts with the highest boy-to-girl ratios at birth are Son Tay (131.9:100); Ung Hoa (130.1:100); Me Linh (123.6:100); Ba Vi (121.9:100), Phu Xuyen (121.3:100), Thach That (120.9:100) and Soc Son (120.3:100). Similar imbalances nationwide will lead to a shortage of women, which means that by 2050, 2.3-4.3 million men in Viet Nam will have no chance of finding wives, the General Directorate of Population and Family Planning est...
Theresa May under growing Cabinet pressure to exploit Nigel Farage’s links with Trump
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May under growing Cabinet pressure to exploit Nigel Farage’s links with Trump

    Theresa May is under increasing Cabinet pressure following her decision to dismiss Nigel Farage as an irrelevance after he edged out the prime minister and became the first British politician to meet with Donald Trump after he managed to clinch the keys to the White House. The Ukip leader spent around an hour with the US President-elect in New York on Saturday and urged the government to look past "their personal enmity towards me" and "have a constructive conversation". He added that it is in the "national interest" to involve him in building bridges with a Trump administration and said he would make himself available to assist with the efforts. He said: "If I'm wanted by anybody in London to help, I will help." According to a report in the Telegraph, May has said tha...