Tuesday, February 27

Day: May 4, 2017

Melania Trump confirms suspicions about her marriage.
America, ENGLISH

Melania Trump confirms suspicions about her marriage.

    Prior to and following the November election, many questions were raised about Melania Trump’s unwillingness to play an active role in her husband’s presidency. In recent months, rumours about the poor state of Donald and Melania Trump’s marriage have plagued the couple, and now it seems the First Lady may have just confirmed them. The slip-up occurred on Tuesday evening when the First Lady liked a tweet written by left-wing blogger Andy Ostroy that showed a GIF of Melania smiling at her husband on election day and grimacing as soon as his back was turned, and referring to Donald Trump’s election promise to build a border wall between the US and Mexico. The tweet read, “Seems the only #Wall @realDonaldTrump‘s built is the one between him and @FLOTUS #Melania #trump.” (Mela...
China calls on citizens to leave North Korea as tensions with US heat up
Asia, ENGLISH

China calls on citizens to leave North Korea as tensions with US heat up

    China has reportedly told its citizens living in North Korea to return home, over fears that tensions between Pyongyang and Washington DC could continue to escalate. The Korea Times reports that the Chinese embassy in North Korea began advising Korean-Chinese residents to return to China last month, over fears the country’s military provocations could lead to retaliation from the US. According to Radio Free Asia, a US-based radio station that broadcasts to Asian countries, the embassy began sending the message to citizens ahead of the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army last month. The radio station quoted a Korean-Chinese man living in Pyongyang who had been contacted by the embassy. Related video: North Korea propaganda video shows missile strike on US Capitol T...
Queen Elizabeth II has a secret Facebook account
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II has a secret Facebook account

    The Queen of England, Elizabeth II herself, is on Facebook. Seriously. No, not the official 'The British Monarchy' page which made its debut back in 2010, but a super secret one for Elizabeth herself. According to MailOnline, the Queen has a deeply private personal account, with a secret friend list. Like her mother, Elizabeth II reportedly loves chatting away on the phone. But unlike her mother, our Queen is up to speed with the latest tech, including a lightweight smartphone. She's also been said to be able to text on it. The encrypted mobile is reportedly one of the most sophisticated in the world. It's allegedly impervious to hackers. The two people she reportedly chats to the most are Princess Anne, her daughter, and John Warren, her horse-racing guru and son-in-law o...
France president candidate Le Pen rally T-shirt made in Bangladesh
ENGLISH, Europe

France president candidate Le Pen rally T-shirt made in Bangladesh

    The souvenir T-shirts sold at France’s presidential candidate Marine Le Pen were made in Bangladesh, despite the far-right candidate consistently championing ‘made in France’ as a key pillar of her economic programme, reports The Independent. The far right presidential candidate repeatedly said she would defend French interests against globalisation and the relocation of factories abroad. But the memorabilia sold in her name does not appear to be an example of the ‘economic patriotism’ she has so vigorously advocated. Labels on most the polo shirts, which were on sale at Ms Le Pen’s meeting in the northern Parisian suburb of Villepinte earlier this week had all been cut out, preventing buyers from finding out where the clothes were made. But reporters from BFM TV found the...
EU says deal with reality after May’s comments
ENGLISH, Europe

EU says deal with reality after May’s comments

    Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, after visiting Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to mark the dissolution of Parliament for the General Election. Senior EU figures are expected to react later to Theresa May's combative speech in which she accused some in Brussels of "not wanting Britain to prosper". Launching the Conservative Party's general election campaign after the dissolution of Parliament, she suggested leaks and threats had been "deliberately timed to affect the result of the general election". Two senior sources within the European Council refused to comment directly on the accusations when asked by Sky News, but MEPs gave their reaction on Wednesday evening. Mairead McGuinness, vice president of the European Parliament, warned of the ...