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Day: May 26, 2017

Why many Europeans love Obama and loathe Trump
America, ENGLISH

Why many Europeans love Obama and loathe Trump

    Today Barack Obama and Donald Trump appeared in public at the same time in Europe Thursday, but reactions could not have been starker. The former president received a rock-star welcome in Berlin, while his successor received looks of bewilderment from European leaders in Brussels. Here are some reasons why so many Europeans love Obama and loathe Trump. NATO: Trump chastised his colleagues for not contributing enough to their collective defense. NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, Trump said. Twenty-three of 28 nations in the alliance are not paying what they should be paying for their defense. This is very unfair to the taxpayers of the USA. During the campaign, Trump called NATO obsolete and that before sending U.S. ...
How Far Should Societies Go to Prevent Terror Attacks
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

How Far Should Societies Go to Prevent Terror Attacks

    After the  the conservative writer and Iraq War veteran, published an article at National Review that harkens back to the Bush administration in several ways most objectionably in its attempt to use a kind of political correctness to advance the counterterrorism policies that he prefers. The article, The World Is Too Comfortable With Terror, eventually offers substantive arguments for those policy preferences. And they are worth grappling with on the merits: the author is an intelligent commentator opining earnestly on an important subject. But the article begins by priming the reader as follows: Make no mistake, there is an emerging bipartisan consensus that a certain amount of terrorism is just the price we have to pay to live the way we want to live. Now, to be clear, v...
China dismisses UN concerns over CPEC project
ENGLISH, Europe

China dismisses UN concerns over CPEC project

    Chinese Foreign Ministry has strongly reacted over the report of the United Nations expressing concerns over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project. China has dismissed United Nations concerns on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Chinese foreign ministry said. The report by UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific (ESCAP), had warned that the CPEC could create tension with India and fuel political instability in the region Describing the United Nations as a partner in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Beijing on Thursday dismissed the report, saying this report was not specifically on the CPEC and had evaluated the BRI in a very positive way. The report, issued on Tuesday, said the CPEC could lead to further political instability in the region an...
Trump appears to shove world leader out of the way at NATO summit
America, ENGLISH

Trump appears to shove world leader out of the way at NATO summit

    The US President Donald Trump pushed his way to the front of the world stage in Brussels on Thursday, shoving aside the leader of soon-to-be member Montenegro at a NATO summit. Trump was seen pushing his way past Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, then confidently adjusting his suit as he emerged in the front of the group, closer to NATO head Jens Stoltenberg. Video of the incident went viral and came as Trump delivered a tough message to NATO allies to dramatically increase their defence spending to ease financial burden to the United States. The NATO mission of Montenegro, which is joining the Western military alliance against stiff opposition from Russia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO all...
Corbyn blames foreign policy for UK terrorism
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Corbyn blames foreign policy for UK terrorism

    Jeremy Corbyn is making a controversial return to election campaigning after the Manchester bomb attack with a speech blaming UK foreign policy for terrorism at home. The Labour leader claims the so-called war on terror is not working and is promising a government led by him would change foreign policy so it fights rather than fuels terrorism. But by choosing to talk about terrorism and linking it to UK support for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria he is certain to be accused by opponents of exploiting the Manchester atrocity. Mr Corbyn has taken a calculated decision to resume Labour's campaign not by returning to Theresa May's social care u-turn or other domestic policies, but by speaking out on the sensitive issue of the Manchester Arena suicide bomb. His opposition t...
News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News Brief: Bangladesh High Commission London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government successfully resolved the ethnic problems in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through talks without any third-party mediation. She made the remarks when former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended her heartiest congratulations to Bangladesh cricket team for their emphatic victory against New Zealand in the Tri-nation ODI Series at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin yesterday. In a congratulatory message, Sheikh Hasina greeted all the players, coach and officials of the national team as well as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials concerned for defeating New Zealand. The whole nation is proud of seeing the team spirit of...