Tuesday, February 27

Day: May 3, 2017

Bangladeshi sex worker tweets Indian PM Modi
Asia, ENGLISH

Bangladeshi sex worker tweets Indian PM Modi

    A Bangladeshi woman was rescued from the brothel in Budhwarpeth, Pune, in December 2015. After her salvage, she had been lured to India under the false pretext of a job, and was instead sold into commercial sex work, had to first find her way home. But now that clearance from her home country to accept her back has come through, she has tweeted a hand-written letter to the Prime Minister to help her convert the Rs 10,000 she had saved in the old denominations to new ones. In her letter to both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj, the survivor has laid bare her circumstances and how the money she had collected as tips from customers amounting to Rs 10,000 was in the possession of the brothel owners at the time of demonetisation, repor...
Le Pen, Macron face off in final French presidential debate
ENGLISH, Europe

Le Pen, Macron face off in final French presidential debate

    French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on Wednesday which is expected to be bitter, personal and potentially decisive ahead of voting this weekend. The stakes are high ahead of the contest between the pro-European Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, and far-right leader Le Pen, the 48-year-old scion of the National Front party. Their starkly different views on Europe, immigration, the economy and French identity will be explored for the first time face-to-face, after a week marked by bruising clashes between them. Polls show Macron holding a hefty but narrowing lead in the polls of 59 percent versus 41 percent, but previous debates during the rollercoaster French campaign have quickly shifted public...
Theresa May eating chips is even more akward than you’d imagine
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May eating chips is even more akward than you’d imagine

    It was all meant to be so straightforward. Head to Cornwall, lock the media in a large cupboard, walk around a factory, eat some chips, then stand in front of some TV cameras saying the words strong and stable leadership" over and over and over and over again. And it would have been straightforward, but for the minor setback that our Prime Minister cannot eat a chip without displaying utter contempt for everything a chip is and everything a chip stands for. theresa-may-cornwall-2.jpg In Theresa May’s defence, not everyone is so aggressively photographed in the act of chip consumption. It may be that all of us, without even realising, eat our chips while simultaneously staring at them in complete disgust. Perhaps we are all, at the moment of biting into a chip, so taken by ...
Theresa May warns Jean-Claude Juncker she will be a bloody difficult woman in Brexit negotiations
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Theresa May warns Jean-Claude Juncker she will be a bloody difficult woman in Brexit negotiations

    Theresa May has warned Jean-Claude Juncker that she will prove to be a bloody difficult woman during Brexit negotiations after he accused her of being deluded. The Prime Minister said that the process will be tough as she said that voters have to choose whether she or Jeremy Corbyn will be sitting around the negotiating table. She said: Look I think what we've seen recently is that at times these negotiations are going to be tough. Now during the Conservative Party leadership campaign I was described by one of my colleagues as a bloody difficult woman. And I said at the time the next person to find that out will be Jean-Claude Juncker. She made the comments after a German newspaper reported that after a Downing Street dinner on Wednesday Mr Juncker accused Mrs May of being...
This is how Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump could start World War III
America, ENGLISH

This is how Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump could start World War III

    With or without Donald Trump’s help, Kim Jong-un could easily plunge the planet into its third world war inside a century. Of course this one would be vastly more destructive than the Great War, where even the use of aircraft was in its infancy though sadly not chemical weapons or World War II, which ended with the first and so far only use of nuclear weapons in war. To date Donald Trump has played a strong hand. He has installed anti-missile defences against the North inside South Korea. He is doing, more or less, what President Kennedy did in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and what President Reagan did in the Cold War in the 1980s: practising brinkmanship, demonstrating strength, displaying resolve. The South Koreans are having elections now, and their new government, af...