Saturday, November 27

Day: December 28, 2016

Average Hundred people arrested after immigration raids on nail bars
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Average Hundred people arrested after immigration raids on nail bars

    Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of modern slavery. The week-long Operation Magnify aimed to target risk industries in which ministers claim employers are exploiting foreign workers. The Immigration Enforcement initiative took place from 27 November to 3 December and saw officers visit more than 280 businesses across the UK. It comes after Theresa May promised tougher immigration rules in her first conference speech as Conservative leader. Immigration minister Robert Goodwill said: “This operation sends a strong...
North Korea will press ahead with nuclear weapons programme
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea will press ahead with nuclear weapons programme

    The Kim Jong-un regime is determined to press ahead with the development of nuclear weapons and is unlikely to scale down any of its activities, said a North Korean diplomat who recently defected to South Korea. He said Kim will not stop the nuclear programme even if he is offered trillions of dollars in aid. In his first public address since he defected, the high-profile diplomat Thae Yong-ho said he would do everything in his capacity to work against the North Korean regime. Thae, formerly the No 2 at the North Korean diplomatic mission in the UK, had left for South Korea from the London embassy along with his family sending diplomatic shockwaves in July. As long as Kim Jong-un is (in power), North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons... the North will not give t...
Donald Trump’s anti-establishment cabinet owns more wealth than the annual GDP of 87 countries
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s anti-establishment cabinet owns more wealth than the annual GDP of 87 countries

    It's no secret that Donald Trump’s cabinet is richer than your nan’s Christmas pudding. Todd Ricketts, Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary, has an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion, and the new secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, is worth $2.5bn. Altogether, the cabinet is worth an estimated $14.5bn. That’s more than the GDP of 87 countries (or 14 countries combined,) according to UN data from 2014. And Trump still has a few picks left to make. Unsurprisingly, there are worries Trump's cabinet will make decisions to benefit their own bulging bank accounts. The man of the people’s cabinet includes a billionaire heiress, a former Goldman Sachs partner, which is weird, considering Trump has promised to “drain the swamp” of politicians to end corruption in government....
Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe made a historic pilgrimage about World War II
America, ENGLISH

Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe made a historic pilgrimage about World War II

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with U.S. President Barack Obama, speaks at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Tuesday. In Honolulu. Abe and Obama made a historic pilgrimage Tuesday to the site where the devastating surprise attack sent America marching into World War II. The leaders of Japan and the United States sought to remind the world that even the most bitter enemies can become allies, during a historic pilgrimage to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not apologize, but conceded Japan "must never repeat the horrors of war again." Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack, Abe and President Barack Obama peered down Tuesday at the rusting wreckage of the USS Arizona, clearly visible in the tranquil, teal water. In a show of respe...
Romanian president rejects country’s first ever Muslim prime minister nomination
ENGLISH, Europe

Romanian president rejects country’s first ever Muslim prime minister nomination

    Romania’s president has rejected the nomination of the country’s first ever Muslim candidate for prime minister. President Klaus Iohannis said he had “carefully weighed the arguments for and against” appointing Sevil Shhaideh and had decided not to accept the nomination. Ms Shhaideh, who is a member of the country’s Muslim Tartar minority, had been put forward by the Social Democratic Party, which comprehensively won Romania's election earlier this month with 45 per cent of the vote. She was nominated by party leader Liviu Dragnea, who would normally have assumed the post himself but is unable to do so because of a conviction for electoral fraud. Some had suggested he was instead planning to run the government through Ms Shhaideh, who has only a few months' experience in g...
Donald Trump dismisses United Nations as just a club for people to have a good time
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump dismisses United Nations as just a club for people to have a good time

    Donald Trump has described the United Nations as being just a club for people to have a good time, after the U.N. Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The president-elect wrote Monday on Twitter that the U.N. has such great potential, but it has become just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad! And on Friday, Mr Trump warned, As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th, referring to the day he takes office. The decision by the Obama administration to abstain from Friday's U.N. vote brushed aside Mr Trump's demands that the U.S. exercise its veto and provided a climax to years of icy relations with Israel's leadership. Meanwhile, the billionaire businessman took to T...