World Donald Trump Kim Jong Un International Affairs President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are meeting in Vietnam to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and many observers are waiting to find out what the two leaders will agree on. The White House announced Wednesday that Trump and Kim will sign a joint agreement at the end of their two-day meeting on Thursday, but little is known about what will be included in the document. Following their last meeting in Singapore in June, the two leaders signed a declaration stating their intention to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and forge stronger ties. But analysts were quick to point out that both countries have very different ideas of what denuclearization will look like. Still, some analysts say that this meeting could yield more concrete results than the previous one. What North Korea wants from the meeting is clear, experts say. “The deal I see is a four-part deal that would be historic if it … [Read more...] about What Does Kim Jong Un Want From Donald Trump and What Will the U.S. President Make Him Give Up to Get It?
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Lacy Johnson has a perfect profile for a candidate in Minnesota legislative district 59B. Almost. Johnson, a Mississippi native who’s lived in north Minneapolis for nearly four decades, is a University of Minnesota graduate with a career in software programming and systems engineering. A member of a prominent north Minneapolis congregation, Johnson helped found a charter school and currently leads a startup to help economically disadvantaged young people get careers in computer technology. He’s African-American in a majority minority district. So what’s the problem? Johnson will appear on the November ballot with a label that hasn’t attracted a lot of support in 59B: Republican. While the district is economically diverse — it includes the Mill District and North Loop as well as Near North and north Minneapolis, it is not politically diverse; it is one of the safest DFL districts in the state. Two years ago, incumbent Rep. Ray Dehn defeated Republican … [Read more...] about Lacy Johnson seems like he’d be really good candidate for the Minnesota Legislature. There’s just one problem.
This was Mike Nesbitt’s response to the news that the £2.4 million received in Northern Ireland through Barnett Consequentials relating to EU Exit was not being spent on Brexit preparations: “It seems bizarre that they would not have either had something in the pipeline or attempted to at least spend some of the money on EU Exit. Given the anxiety out there at the moment amongst the business, community and voluntary sectors could they not have hosted engagement sessions to try and allay fears? Perhaps they could have commissioned academic research to broaden knowledge of the expected impacts and options available?” Nesbitt is right: and bizarre is the only word to describe it. Yet, to be honest, I am not surprised. At 8.15am on June 24 2016, a few hours after the referendum result was called for Leave, David Cameron emerged from Number 10 to announce his resignation as prime minister: “Above all this will require strong, determined and committed … [Read more...] about Hard, soft, in-between … no-one knows what the border will look like
0 Have your say Boris Johnson has come under fire after saying that Muslim women wearing burkas “look like letter boxes” or bank robbers. The former foreign secretary came out against calls for a ban on the face-covering veils in public places, but described them as “absolutely ridiculous” and compared their wearers to rebellious teenagers.His comments, in response to the introduction of a burka ban in Denmark, sparked an angry response from Muslim organisations and MPs, who accused him of stoking Islamophobia for political gain.The assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, Miqdaad Versi, said Mr Johnson was “pandering to the far-right”, while Labour MP David Lammy branded him a “pound-shop Donald Trump”.• READ MORE: Lawyers representing asylum seekers facing eviction to launch court challengeLabour’s Jess Phillips said she would report Mr Johnson to the Equality and Human Rights … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson: Muslim women wearing burkas ‘look like letter boxes’
FILE -- January 27, 2017: U.S. President Donald Trump greets British Prime MinisterTheresa May as she arrives at the White House. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) President Donald Trump will have to learn some new names in London. Earlier this week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and David Davis, who led Britain’s arrangements for exiting the EU, resigned out of dissatisfaction with the government’s plans for Brexit. On the surface, this looks like a bad time for Trump to arrive. Actually, it’s ideal. The resignations happened because much of the British government — including Prime Minister Theresa May — treat Brexit as a problem to be managed, not an opportunity to be exploited. Most Tory activists want to leave the EU, as does a narrow majority of Conservative Members of Parliament (MP). The Conservative Party is formally committed to leaving, and the fact that Britain will be exiting is enshrined in law. But May and her fellow Remainers want … [Read more...] about For Trump it looks like a bad time to arrive in Britain — Actually, it’s ideal. Here’s why