The United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday with a bit of American political controversy, as the White House appeared to back away from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s proposal for a Security Council session to “address Iran’s violations of international law.” The United States currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the Security Council, providing President Donald Trump with his first opportunity to chair a meeting. Two weeks ago, Haley proposed convening a session on Iran that might have brought Trump face-to-face with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who would most likely have been invited to attend.“It’s hard to find a place where there is conflict and Iran isn’t in the middle of it. We think they’ve been ignored and given a pass for too long, and we think it’s time for Iran to stand up and explain themselves,” Haley said on September 4. Haley acknowledged that some other Security Council members, notably … [Read more...] about Report: White House Backs Away from U.N. Security Council Meeting on Iran
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HERE is the news from Jeremy Corbyn’s big speech on “media reform” yesterday: If you want government-approved journalism produced by a tame, state-sponsored Press, vote Labour. Addressing the annual Edinburgh Television Festival, Corbyn declared that the UK news media is “failing”. Presumably the Press was to blame for his failure to answer the same question on Brexit no fewer than six times the day before. Fear not, Labour’s Great Leader has a plan. He proposed a one-off tax on big tech firms such as Google and Facebook. But not to fund hospitals, social care or anything useful. Jeremy Corbyn forced to deny he wants to crack down on press because he’s angry about Labour anti-Semitism scandal Instead, Corbyn wants to back “news co-operatives” that will produce “investigative, public-interest journalism” and produce a more “informed public”. Corbyn’s speech was full of cuddly sounding expressions. But … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘media reform’ hits free speech to push his own left-wing agenda — do you want your news like this?
POLITICS 07/16/2018 11:50 am ET Updated 5 minutes ago The U.S. president continued to insist there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow. By Willa Frej President Donald Trump refused to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “I hold both countries responsible,” Trump said during a news conference Monday when asked whether he held Russia accountable for anything in particular. “I think the United States has been foolish,” he said following a bilateral summit between the two leaders in Helsinki, Finland. “I think we’ve all been foolish. I think we’re all to blame.” He repeated a phrase he often uses ― that there has been no collusion ― and said accusations of collusion continue to hurt relations between the two countries. “My people came to me they said they think it’s Russia,” Trump said … [Read more...] about Trump Refuses To Condemn Putin Over Russian Election Meddling: ‘We’re All To Blame’ For Poor Relations
DONALD Trump boarded his official helicopter this morning to fly from London to meet Theresa May amid the fallout from his explosive Brexit interview. The President climbed into Marine One and headed to Sandhurst army base, where the two leaders will watch a joint UK and US special forces show of strength. They will then travel to Chequers for a lunchtime summit, after The Sun’s world exclusive saw him deliver a damning verdict on the Prime Minister’s EU negotiating strategy. He accused Mrs May of wrecking Brexit and killing off any chance of a vital US trade deal, just hours before they are due to hold crunch talks this afternoon. Mr Trump was pictured leaving Winfield House this morning, the residence of the US Ambassador Woody Johnson, after attending a dinner at Blenheim Palace with the PM last night. But while they dined with ministers and business leaders The Sun published Mr Trump's claims that Mrs May ignored his advice in opting for a soft Brexit … [Read more...] about Donald Trump leaves London to meet Theresa May at Sandhurst after explosive Brexit interview
News / UK and world by Press Association July 5, 2018, 7:24 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Government has been accused of playing “Russian roulette” with tens of thousands of jobs following a warning from car giant Jaguar Land Rover over the impact of a hard Brexit. The company said it urgently needs “greater certainty” on Brexit to continue to invest heavily in the UK and safeguard suppliers, customers and 40,000 British-based jobs. The warning from the country’s biggest car maker follows similar statements from BMW and Airbus and comes ahead of a crucial meeting of the Cabinet on Friday to finalise a white paper on Brexit. Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said: “Tens of thousands of decent jobs – the sort we will need more than ever outwith the EU – are being put at risk by a Government that places its survival, indulging narrow, extremist views, above the … [Read more...] about Government ‘playing Russian roulette with UK jobs’ over Brexit