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Day: November 28, 2017

May faces fresh accusations of rigging Parliament by oposition
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May faces fresh accusations of rigging Parliament by oposition

    Theresa May faces fresh allegations of rigging Parliament over a near-unprecedented move to prevent MPs amending the Budget. Labour has accused the Prime Minister of running scared of an expected attempt to use the Finance Bill to force a vote on scrapping VAT on domestic fuel. With the Democratic Unionist Party likely to oppose the Government on such a vote, it left her facing a possible embarrassing defeat, the Opposition claimed. An amendment was expected because like the notorious £350m-a-week extra for the NHS zero-rating of fuel was a key plank of the Vote Leave campaign that secured Brexit. The controversy comes hard-on-the-heels of the row over the Conservatives seizing control of all Commons committees despite losing their majority at the general election. The Ind...
The queen of Lebanon are Mia Khalifa
Arab world, ENGLISH

The queen of Lebanon are Mia Khalifa

    Lebanon celebrated its Independence Day recently, and Mia Khalifa did not seem to forget about her Arab roots, tweeting about it. The former porn star took the opportunity to wish her home country a happy Independence Day and expressed her love for Lebanon on Twitter. But her tweet could be considered a bit sad as she doubted that the country loved her back. The moment Mia posted her tweet, the comments just started flowing, reports the Albawaba. Some Lebanese people replied to Mia assuring her that the country’s people love her, even more than our politicians’ one user wrote. Another user sarcastically called her the Queen of Lebanon. Statistics indicate that the country likely does really love Mia Khalifa back, given that her name was the most searched on Google last yea...
Govt failing in its post Brexit vision
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Govt failing in its post Brexit vision

    The former international development secretary said we should have had more conviction and clarity of our end-state destination. A key figure in the Vote Leave campaign during 2016's EU referendum, Ms Patel admitted the current state of negotiations was not ideal at all. Theresa May She also suggested Cabinet ministers were to blame for splits at the top of the party attacking those trying to crowbar the Prime Minister. Responding to an audience question at a Spectator event on Monday night, Ms Patel said: I think she is juggling now with a difficult set of cards, post-the election, and not a strong majority. But also, as you said, personalities and certain views in Cabinet as well trying to crowbar and put their own marker, in terms of direction of travel on Brexit. Ms Pa...
Aung San Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford award
Asia, ENGLISH

Aung San Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford award

    Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to the de facto leader of Myanmar in 1997, and said it did not want to celebrate those who turn a blind eye to violence. Oxford councillors had previously voted to support a cross-party motion to remove the award, and made the decision official in a vote on Monday evening. The vote comes on the same day Myanmar’s powerful army chief told Pope Francis there is no religious discrimination in Myanmar. Over 600,00 Rohingya Muslims have been driven from Rakhine state in western Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh through a series of military oper...
Obama Administration Travel Cost $114 Million during his presidency but Trump’s So Far Is $10 Million
America, ENGLISH

Obama Administration Travel Cost $114 Million during his presidency but Trump’s So Far Is $10 Million

    Former President Barack Obama’s family travels cost the U.S. a total of $114 million during his presidency, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group. President Donald Trump has, so far, cost taxpayers $10 million. Judicial Watch obtained the expense documents from the U.S. Air Force and the Secret Service through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and two FOIA lawsuits. They represent the known totals so far, and there could be more Obama administration travel expenses revealed in the future. That weekend, former First Lady Michelle Obama went on an annual trip to Aspen with her daughters and shut down its airport; the total cost was $88,663.29. The same weekend, President Obama took a golfing trip to Palm Springs and met with...