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Day: August 3, 2018

Obama to battle Trump in elections
America, Featured

Obama to battle Trump in elections

    Barack Obama is preparing to go head to head with Donald Trump, as he hits the campaign trail in support of Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. While neither man’s name will be on any ballot in November, both will be the star attractions for their respective parties, as they seek to use their popularity and fame to help push candidates over the winning line. And while supporters of each will thrall to the differences between the two Mr Trump’s off-the-cuff, nationalist bravura, and his predecessor’s more measured, multilateral inclusiveness both men have the ability to excite and energise an audience. I think what will be very interesting is to see what Obama says on immigration, after what has been happening at the border, Juliette Kayyem, a s...
Europe’s record temperature of 48C could be beaten this weekend
Europe, Featured

Europe’s record temperature of 48C could be beaten this weekend

    Britain is basking in 31C heat, temperatures on the continent have reached 45C, and a mountain in Sweden has melted so much it is no longer the country’s highest. Europe’s heatwave is not over yet, with temperatures across the UK this weekend forecast to remain at an average of about 27C (80.6F), with highs of 31C a possibility in London. A yellow severe warning for thunderstorms is in place for some parts of England and Scotland until 9pm on Friday. The Met Office said: Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures. There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus. Some short-term loss of power and other servi...
Jeremy Corbyn says Labour is not a threat to Jewish life in Britain
Featured, United Kingdom

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour is not a threat to Jewish life in Britain

    Jeremy Corbyn has broken his silence over the antisemitism row engulfing Labour, acknowledging that there is a real problem but rejecting the idea that the party poses any threat to the Jewish community in the UK. Writing in the Guardian following a week of difficult headlines about the issue and amid growing calls for him to give a substantial response, the Labour leader accepted that the party’s incomplete adoption of an internationally recognised definition of antisemitism had caused genuine worries. Corbyn said he was confident the disagreement over the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition can be resolved through dialogue with community organisations, but gave no indication the party was about to switch policy. Addressing one of the key...