Thursday, February 22

Day: April 2, 2017

Business Empire Leaves Trump Family With Conflicts
America, ENGLISH

Business Empire Leaves Trump Family With Conflicts

    The husband-and-wife team of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, now both senior federal government officials, has been alongside President Trump as the White House has hosted dozens of chief executives and a handful of world leaders in recent weeks. It is a rarefied crowd, one that has included the top executives of some of the world’s largest automobile, airline, chemical, pharmaceutical and tech companies. Mr. Kushner will continue to keep such select company now that he has helped create a new office that Mr. Trump is calling the White House Office of American Innovation. But the financial disclosure report released late Friday for Mr. Kushner, which shows that he and his wife still benefit financially from a real estate and investment empire worth as much as $740 million,...
Judge rejects motion to dismiss suit against Trump
America, ENGLISH

Judge rejects motion to dismiss suit against Trump

    A federal judge said in a ruling that then-candidate Donald Trump incited the use of violence against three protesters when he told supporters at a campaign rally a year ago to get 'em out of here. U. S. District Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky also wrote in an opinion and order released Friday that because violence had broken out at a prior Trump rally and that known hate group members were in the Louisville crowd, Trump's ordering the removal of an African-American woman was particularly reckless. Citing case law from tumultuous 1960s race riots and other student protests, Hale rejected motions to dismiss the pending complaint against Trump and three supporters in the crowd that was filed by three protesters after a March 1, 2016, campaign rally i...
Abu Hamza’s son stripped of British passport after waging jihad in Syria
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Abu Hamza’s son stripped of British passport after waging jihad in Syria

    Abu Hamza The son of Britain’s most notorious hate preacher has been stripped of his UK passport after travelling to Syria to fight with jihadists. The Home Office took the highly unusual step of withdrawing the passport of the youngest son of the hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza, leaving him effectively stateless and stranded in the civil war. Sufiyan Mustafa, 22, whose father is in jail in the US after being convicted of a series of terrorism charges, has complained in an interview with an Arabic newspaper of his plight. He has pleaded for the option of coming back to his home in London. Mustafa is fighting alongside rebel units after fleeing Britain in 2013 following the extradition of his father to America to stand trial. He denies fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and t...
If you drive a diesel car you could soon have to pay up to £20 a DAY
ENGLISH, Featured, United Kingdom

If you drive a diesel car you could soon have to pay up to £20 a DAY

    Drivers of diesel cars could soon be hit by a new fee of up to £20 a day, it is reported today. Plans for a so-called 'toxin tax' will be unveiled this week by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to crack down on air pollution, according to the Sunday Times. It reports around 35 towns and cities will have bans on diesel cars and commercial vehicles, daily charges on them entering the busiest areas, or a mixture of the two. Up to 10million cars could be affected in cities including Leeds, Southampton, Nottingham and Derby, it is reported. Councils in each area would consult on the details, and newer diesel cars would reportedly be excluded. London mayor Sadiq Khan has already announced the most polluting vehicles will have to pay a "toxicity charge" to enter the capital. I...
Sylhet, Habiganj, Rajshahi mayors suspended again
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Sylhet, Habiganj, Rajshahi mayors suspended again

    Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul and Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury have been suspended again hours after taking charge on Sunday. The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued separate circulars in this regard as they are accused in criminal cases, said Zakir Hossain, public relations officer of the ministry. BNP-backed RCC mayor Bulbul resumed his duties this morning after the Supreme Court upheld a High Court order that declared his suspension illegal on March 5. On May 7, 2015, the government suspended RCC mayor Bulbul as he was charged with criminal offences. The Supreme Court on March 24 upheld a High Court order that stayed the suspension of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ar...
Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of credible cyber threat
ENGLISH, United Nation

Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of credible cyber threat

    Nuclear power station site is seen near Bridgwater in Britain. British authorities are concerned about terrorists targeting airports and power plants. Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks. Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and other terrorist groups have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile phones that can evade airport security screening methods. It is this intelligence which is understood in the past fortnight to have...