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Day: April 28, 2017

The entire Yorkshire village has been sold for £20 million
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The entire Yorkshire village has been sold for £20 million

    The entire Yorkshire village has been sold for £20 million A tiny North Yorkshire village with a multi-million pound price tag has been sold one year after it went on the market. Cundalls, the estate agent which handled the sale, announced on Wednesday that Albanwise Ltd, a real investment company, had bought the West Heslerton Estate near the town of Malton. Cundalls received substantial interest in the sale of West Heslerton Estate and a number of offers in excess of the guide price were received with an offer from Albanwise Ltd being the successful purchaser, Tom Watson, the acting agent said in a statement. The sale price has not been disclosed, but it is believed to have been close to the guide price of £20 million. For this considerable sum, the buyer has got hold of...
Queen to dress down for parlament speech
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Queen to dress down for parlament speech

    The Queen's massive 3-lb. crown will not adorn her head this year. On Thursday, the palace said there would be reduced ceremonial elements at the annual state opening of Parliament, which is set to take place on June 19 due to the recently called general election in the U.K. That means the 91-year-old monarch will travel to Westminster Abbey by car (rather than horse-drawn carriage) -and for the first time since 1974, she will not wear a crown to the ceremony. Because the state opening is taking place on June 19, the annual Order of the Garter parade and service at Windsor Castle - which sees Elizabeth lead plumed knights, including her grandson Prince William is being canceled. Trooping the Colour, which marks the official celebration of the Queen's birthday, will take pl...
Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
America, ENGLISH

Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White House. I loved my previous life. I had so many things going, Trump told Reuters in an interview. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier. A wealthy businessman from New York, Trump assumed public office for the first time when he entered the White House on Jan. 20 after he defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an upset. More than five months after his victory and two day...
North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

    A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing simulated attacks on the United States and declaring that the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights. The video comes at a particularly tense time in relations between North Korea and the United States, with the Trump administration sending warships to the region in a show of force against Kim Jong Un’s regime. This week, North Korea conducted large-scale artillery drills, showing off conventional weaponry that can easily reach South Korea’s capital, Seoul, the center of a metropolitan region that is home to about 25 million people. President Trump, who has been urging China to apply pressure on North Korea and has warned that his administration will act if Beijing doesn’t, convened members of Congr...
May says EU is opposing Britain after Merkel warns UK to have no illusions
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May says EU is opposing Britain after Merkel warns UK to have no illusions

    British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the other 27 EU countries of lining up to oppose Britain over Brexit after Germany's Angela Merkel said the UK should have no illusions over the exit process. A third-party state will not have the same rights or even superior rights to a member state, the German chancellor told parliament two days before a key summit in Brussels. This may sound self-evident, but I have to say this clearly because some in Britain seem to have illusions on this point, she said. That would be a waste of time. Later in the day, May accused the 27 other EU member states of lining up against Britain. Our opponents are already seeking to disrupt those negotiations -- at the same time as 27 other European countries line up to oppose us, May told a campaig...
Whitehall incident: Westminster attack foiled after terror suspect’s family reportedly tipped off police
ENGLISH, London

Whitehall incident: Westminster attack foiled after terror suspect’s family reportedly tipped off police

    A suspected jihadist armed with several knives was thought to be heading towards Downing Street when he was dramatically arrested by armed police, security sources have revealed. The 27-year-old man was carrying a rucksack containing at least three knives when he was detained "following a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation", police said. The ‘lone wolf’ suspect had been under close surveillance when counter-terrorism officers ordered his immediate detention as he came within 300 yards of the gates of the Prime Minister’s residence. It is understood that the suspect’s family had become concerned about his behaviour and reported him to the authorities several weeks ago. Investigators believe he was about to launch an attack. The 27-year-old man, dressed head to ...