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Day: March 30, 2018

The exit of the president’s most trusted aide
America, Featured

The exit of the president’s most trusted aide

    With a handshake and a presidential kiss on the cheek, Hope Hicks bid farewell to the White House on Thursday, the press-shy communications director taking a rare moment in the spotlight on her final day in Donald Trump's administration. The exit of the president's most trusted aide, coming one day after yet another Cabinet departure, highlights continuing uncertainty among Trump aides and White House staff about who might be the next to go. Hicks departed the administration on her own terms and was given a gracious goodbye by Trump outside the Oval Office in view of reporters. That stands in stark contrast to the White House treatment of David Shulkin, the Veterans Affairs secretary who was fired amid ethics questions and replaced by a White House physician who ha...
What I learned from my affair with a married man
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What I learned from my affair with a married man

    What It Like's Having an Affair With a Married Man When you are in a relationship, cheating is one of the worst things that can happen. First the rage sets in, then self-doubt, more rage, then the hurt. You find yourself questioning every little thing, and even eventually, you may begin to blame yourself. The reasons people cheat tend to be pretty broad, but take it from someone who has been on both sides of the cheating fence: it feels awful no matter what end of it you are on. In graduate school while finishing my thesis, I found myself in a pretty lonely position. I loved the topic I was researching, but socially my life had become pretty isolated. It was all about getting edits to my adviser, research, and what my next professional steps would be, which didn't...
Tory minister admits benefit cuts may have led to increase in homelessness
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Tory minister admits benefit cuts may have led to increase in homelessness

    Tory benefit cuts may well have caused an increase in homelessness, a cabinet minister admitted today. Conservative Communities Secretary Sajid Javid made the stark admission during an LBC Radio interview about the government’s new rough sleeping crackdown. A task force to cut the number of people living on the street is being launched as ministers promised to break the cycle of homelessness. The Government has faced intense criticism over spiralling numbers of people on the streets and housing minster Heather Wheeler has promised to resign if the problem gets worse on her watch. Mr Javid said the latest plans were part of the Government's ongoing work to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminate it by 2027. "This winter has tragically claimed the lives of a num...
West’s Unity as France, Germany Keep Ties after the unprecedented expulsion of Russian
Europe, Featured

West’s Unity as France, Germany Keep Ties after the unprecedented expulsion of Russian

    The Kremlin is sensing a crack in European unity as France and Germany seek to maintain ties, even after the West’s unprecedented expulsion of Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack in the U.K. French President Emmanuel Macron still plans to visit a showcase economic forum in Russia in late May, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday, two days after Germany gave final approval for construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that bypasses other European states to deliver Russian gas. Confirmation of Macron’s visit demonstrates France’s “constructive position” in seeking dialogue despite “sometimes quite serious” differences, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on a conference call Thursday. Approval of the pipe...
US vows to deal with expulsions
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US vows to deal with expulsions

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said, Russia's expulsion of US diplomats marks a further deterioration in relations between the two countries. Ms Sanders suggested Washington may hit back, by saying: Russia's response was not unanticipated, and the United States will deal with it. Russia's move is a retaliation to the expulsion of more than 150 Russian diplomats across the globe, following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said US ambassador Jon Huntsman had been summoned and was informed of the retaliatory measures. Mr Lavrov promised symmetrical measures for other countries which are expelling Russian diplomats in a mass show of support for Britain. The US has...