Tuesday, June 25

Day: April 4, 2017

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle Facing Attack From Older Sister’s Memoir
Africa world, ENGLISH

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle Facing Attack From Older Sister’s Memoir

    Turning the other cheek when jealous or estranged friends and family seek to cash in on their former friendship or family connection to you is an essential skill to learn when contemplating marrying into the British royal family, and it seems the Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle is going to have plenty of opportunities to practice the art. Her older sister Samantha Grant, a former model and actress who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has revealed she is planning a tell-all memoir about growing up with Markle, who she has relentlessly criticized over recent months. Samantha insisted on Twitter this morning that her book would not be embarrassing or slamming. But one could understand if Meghan, 35, did not quite believe that assertion, as it is being reported that th...
Melania Trump’s new portrait divides public opinion
America, ENGLISH

Melania Trump’s new portrait divides public opinion

    The White House on Monday released the official portrait of First Lady Melania Trump, with the photograph of the former model dividing public opinion. Trump is shown from the waist up, standing with arms crossed, dressed in a black jacket with a black bow around her neck. She’s wearing a very large diamond ring on her left hand, and a more subdued sparkler on her right. Shot by Belgian-born photographer Regine Mahaux, who has previously worked with the Trump family, the first lady is smiling slightly, with a perfectly flawless visage. I am honored to serve in the role of first lady, and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming years, Trump said in a short statement accompanying the photo’s release. While some commenters gushed that the first...
There’s something very worrying about this Donald Trump answer
America, ENGLISH

There’s something very worrying about this Donald Trump answer

    Donald Trump recently sat down with the Financial Times for his first interview with the publication since becoming President in January. They discussed his conduct as President, his Twitter presence, Brexit, and the relationship between the US, China and North Korea. Trump was discussing his upcoming meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping when asked if he was going to equalise tariffs in order to cut down the country's trade surplus. But, er, we're not sure if he knows what tariffs are... Speaking to Lionel Barber, the editor of the Financial Times Trump said: I don’t want to talk about tariffs yet, perhaps the next time we meet. So I don’t want to talk about tariffs yet. But you used the word equalise. That is a very good word because they are not equalised. If yo...
North Korea develops nuclear weapons with stolen money from Bangladesh Bank
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

North Korea develops nuclear weapons with stolen money from Bangladesh Bank

    Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s $81 million cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Russian-based Kaspersky released a 58-page report on Lazarus, a group linked to the heist in Bangladesh and the 2014 attack on Sony’s Hollywood studio, which the US government blamed on North Korea. Among its findings, the report said Lazarus hackers made a direct connection from an IP address in North Korea to a server in Europe that was used to control systems infected by the group. Kaspersky researcher Vitaly Kamluk told Reuters by telephone that the finding marked ‘the first time we have seen a d...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the people of Bangladesh always hold a special place in their hearts for Palestine and its people. She said it will be easier to advance the peace process in Palestine if the entire Arab world lends its support together. The Prime Minister made the statement when Palestine's former Prime Minister Vice Azzam NM Alahmad met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday highlighted her government’s initiatives to address radicalization and drug addiction of children. The Premier said this when Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi made a courtesy call on Prime Minister at her Ganobhaban residence. The Nobel laureate highly praised the initiatives of Bangladesh government for ensuring development of children and women an...
Two police dead in Islamist attack in south Russia
ENGLISH, Europe

Two police dead in Islamist attack in south Russia

    Two traffic police were killed in an attack by radical Islamists in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, the regional governor said Tuesday, the day after a suicide bomber allegedly hit the Saint Petersburg metro. Last night, a group of radical Islamists... carried out a brazen attack on employees of the traffic police,’Alexander Zhilkin said in a statement. The culprits opened fire on them with firearms and fled. Unfortunately, two traffic police officers died on the spot. Astrakhan regional police said the incident occurred at about 1:00am local time (2200 GMT) after traffic police were dispatched to the scene of an accident. The attackers were in one of the cars involved in the accident. The police statement made no mention of the attackers’ motives or identity. The ...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the private entrepreneurs to recruit educated and talented physically-challenged people to their business houses for the welfare of all. She said this while addressing a function yesterday marking the 10th World Autism Awareness Day in Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. The Premier also distributed awards among the successful persons with autism and successful organizations and institutions working for the development of autistic people. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday conveyed her strong stance against terrorism and informed Speakers of National Parliaments of 19 countries her government's initiatives for ensuring public welfare. She said this when the visiting Speakers of National Parliaments of 19 countries of the IPU member states a...
Theresa May’s timeline for EU negotiations unrealistic: warns Germany’s foreign minister
ENGLISH, Europe

Theresa May’s timeline for EU negotiations unrealistic: warns Germany’s foreign minister

    Germany’s Foreign Minister has cast doubt on Theresa May’s insistence that both a Brexit divorce deal and new free trade agreement with the EU can be completed by 2019. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Sigmar Gabriel said new trade relations would be a laborious endeavour, suggesting the UK may have to settle for simply getting as far as we can in the two years allowed for talks. Mr Gabriel, also Angela Merkel’s Vice Chancellor, then said Ms May must give "certainty" that the UK will settle its Brexit divorce bill before talks begin on any future trade deal between Britain and Europe. As Mr Gabriel prepares to meet Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, he also dealt a further blow to the Prime Minister’s attempts to tie security to trade talks, saying the fight a...