Thursday, February 22

Day: March 4, 2017

Jane Fonda speaks of rape, abuse and her disease to please
America, ENGLISH

Jane Fonda speaks of rape, abuse and her disease to please

    Activist and actress Jane Fonda has spoken for the first time about being raped and sexually abused as a child, saying she was raised with the disease to please others. Fonda, 79, a long-time outspoken advocate of women’s rights, said it had taken her years to stand up for herself in Hollywood on issue such as pay and the roles she took. I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn’t do or say the right thing, Fonda told fellow actress Brie Larson in a conversation for the March 2 edition of Net-a-Porter magazine. Fonda gave no details of the assaults. I know young girls who’ve been raped and didn’t even know it was rape, she said. ‘They think, It must have ...
Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings
America, ENGLISH

Secret Uber software steers drivers from stings

    Uber on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations by local authorities to catch lawbreakers. In the latest in a streak of damaging news for the ridesharing giant, Uber came forward about its Greyball software after a New York Times report which said the program aimed to deceive authorities in markets around the world. According to an Uber statement, the tool was used in cities where it was not banned from operating, and the main intent was to protect drivers from disruption by competitors using the smartphone application to interfere instead of summon legitimate rides. This program denies ride requests to fraudulent users who are violating our terms of service, an Uber spokesperson said in an ema...
UK could quit EU without paying a penny
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK could quit EU without paying a penny

    The UK could walk away from the European Union in 2019 without paying a penny, the House of Lords has said, in a report bound to raise tensions with Brussels in the run-up to Brexit talks. The British government would have no legal obligation to either pay a €60bn (£52bn) Brexit bill mooted by the European commission or honour payments into the EU budget promised by the former prime minister David Cameron, according to analysis by the House of Lords EU financial affairs sub-committee. In a report published on Saturday, the committee argues that the British government would be on strong legal ground if it chose to leave the EU without paying anything, adding that Brussels would have no realistic chance of getting any money. The peers stress, however, that if the government ...
Donald Trump’s Russian connections revealed: despite desperately distancing himself from Putin regime
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s Russian connections revealed: despite desperately distancing himself from Putin regime

    As Donald Trump desperately tries to distance himself and his administration from links with Russia, over in Moscow businessmen, oligarchs and politicians are raising eyebrows and wry smiles. The President may have told a Washington press conference, “I have no deals that could happen in Russia because we’ve stayed away”, but those in the know believe the truth is very different. The Mirror travelled to the former Soviet state to investigate allegations which have engulfed Trump and his team regarding clandestine links. We discovered that far from “staying away” Trump has formed associations with some of Moscow’s most powerful and influential players, has sold his Miss Universe contest there, has a Hollywood Boulevard-style signed star in a shopping mall and even had plans...
Boris Johnson announces trip to Russia
ENGLISH, London

Boris Johnson announces trip to Russia

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to travel to Russia for high-level talks in the coming weeks, it has been announced. The Foreign Office said Mr Johnson had accepted an invitation from Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Moscow. A spokeswoman added: The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have made clear that our policy towards Russia is to engage but beware and the visit is entirely consistent with this approach. Discussions will focus on the UK-Russia relationship and current international issues including Syria and Ukraine, where we continue to have significant differences. The spokeswoman said it was not a return to business as usual and the Foreign Secretary will continue to be robust on those issues where we differ. But the UK would engage with Rus...