Saturday, November 27

Day: December 15, 2016

Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain reveals racist incident on train
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Great British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain reveals racist incident on train

    Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has revealed that she suffered racist abuse while on public transport. The baker, who grew up in Britain and has Bangladeshi parents, said the incident took place when she was on a train and a fellow passenger refused to sit next to her because she is Muslim. She said on Twitter: A man refused to sit next to me on the train today 'I ain't sitting near a Muslim' he said. His ignorance is his own ruin. A man refused to sit next to me on the train today 'I ain't sitting near a Muslim' he said. His ignorance is his own ruin. While her appearance on the television competition has been credited with doing more for race relations than any government initiative, Hussain has previously disclosed that she expects to be on the receiving end ...
Trump’s ignorance will get a lot of innocent people killed
America, ENGLISH

Trump’s ignorance will get a lot of innocent people killed

    Michael Moore has claimed that Donald Trump will get Americans killed in a new Facebook post. The Oscar-winning director, whose latest film, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, was a critique on the president-elect, believes that the reality TV star and WWE Hall of Famer will prove to be an unsuitable and dangerous leader. He took aim at Trump’s claim that he has only attended a handful of security briefings. Most would agree the 1 job of the leader of any country is to keep its people safe, Moore wrote in a post entitled Donald Trump is going to get us killed. There is no more important meeting every day for the president than the one where he learns what the day’s potential threats are to the country. That Trump would find it too cumbersome or too annoying to have to sit through...
Santa may have lied about a child dying in his arms
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Santa may have lied about a child dying in his arms

    Earlier this week a touching story from Knoxville, Tennessee took the internet by storm  it said a young unnamed child had sadly passed away in hospital in the arms of an actor playing Santa Claus. The story, originally published by the Knoxville News Sentinel , reported that Campbell County Santa Claus actor, Eric Schmitt-Matzen, had recieved a call from a nurse at a local hospital. The nurse explained he had to go right now to visit a boy who wanted to meet Santa. Schmitt-Matzen recounted to the paper, and multiple other news agencies in the following days, that the unamed 5-year-old had told him that he was going to die and miss Christmas. He added: He kinda sat up and gave me a big hug and asked one more question: Santa, can you help me? I wrapped my arms around him. B...
David Cameron warns: European single currency is hanging in the balance
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

David Cameron warns: European single currency is hanging in the balance

    David Cameron warned on Thursday evening that the existence of the European single currency was hanging in the balance, telling an audience in the United States: I wonder how long it can last. Mr Cameron, delivering his first major address since resigning as prime minister in June, described himself as an optimist  but said he shouldn’t be, as rising populism cost me my job. He said that he did not believe other countries would follow Britain’s lead and leave the EU. He predicted that Marine Le Pen would not be victorious in France, and that the anti-EU movement in the Netherlands would not be successful. But he said it was the euro that provided the biggest problem. I see more trouble ahead, said Mr Cameron, speaking to a gathering of students at DePauw University in Indi...
EU leaders turn on each other over Brexit negotiation
ENGLISH, Europe

EU leaders turn on each other over Brexit negotiation

      Splits were emerging among the 27 EU member states over Brexit negotiating tactics last night, as several smaller member states indicated they wanted the European Commission to begin early trade talks with Britain. The European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, has been adamant that Britain must finalise a ‘divorce deal’ costing up to 60 billion euros before they will begin talks over the future EU-UK trade relationship. Laying down the ground-rules last week, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said that Europe would take everything step by step, in the right order and that it was legally impossible to do the two deals together. However, senior EU diplomats from some states were last night expressing reservations about the Commission’s hardline approac...