Voice Of America
7 minutes
She said she was "diametrically opposed" to the philosophical and ideological positions of Trump and his Cabinet selections, "so I am fearful, fearful." Lumberton, North Carolina Lumberton has an unemployment rate about 2.5 percent higher than the national average. "Between 1996 until 2001, we lost close to about 8,000 jobs," said Gregory Cummings, director of the North Carolina Industrial Development Commission. "We were losing metalworking. We were losing textile markets. … We were primarily made up of textile operations. … We got hit very hard." The year 1996 was about two years after the enactment of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. "When Trump says NAFTA was not true free trade, when it is only free trade one way — that got people's attention here," said Phillip Stephens, chairman of the Robeson County Republican Party. Small-business owner Tanner Smith has lived in Lumberton all his life, and all his life he has been a Democrat.
Voice Of America
8 minutes
" "As a Muslim scholar, I knew that across the Muslim worldpeople would have very high expectations of the new president," Ahmed said. Muslim enthusiasm for Obama's presidency proved short-lived as he struggled to enact most of his promises, and along the way soured on engagement with the region. Obama was an enthusiastic early supporter of the 2011 pro-democracy Arab Spring movement, but he threw his support behind Egypt's military regime two years later. His support of a military intervention in Libya in 2011 was hailed by some for preventing civilian casualties, but blamed by many in the region for igniting a civil war that continued years after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi. In 2011, Obama pulled American troops from Iraq, and in 2014 he ordered an end to combat operations in Afghanistan, but the conflicts intensified and he was blamed for a premature withdrawal from Iraq that led to the rise of Islamic State.
Leicester Mercury
2 hours
Leicester has been named the most expensive city in the UK for commuters.Research from fish4jobs shows it would take the average worker twice as long to earn their travel bill than if they lived in Liverpool.The study looked into how many hours and minutes it takes the average worker to afford a monthly rail ticket across 14 major cities in the UK.It illustrated the difference in affordability of commutes which take between 15 and 45 minutes.Leicester proved to be the least affordable with a...
Bournemouth Daily Echo
3 hours
AN ELDERLY woman who claimed her partner’s pension for almost a decade after his death has been spared a prison sentence by a judge who said she ‘lived in a dream’.
ITV
3 hours
I don't think of them as men. Do they think you are cool? Gosh, no. Absolutely not. men. Do they think you are cool? time for you. Because you have been the mum and the wife. You have lived about four or five lives. It has been a great journey. I am glad you say that. I do not think we should have regrets. Everything happens for a reason and there is a lesson in everything. I think people look at me and think it has been a tragic life.
The Sun Daily
5 hours
He also said that Chinese nationals who participated in the 'Malaysia, My Second Home' programme were not entitled to Malaysian citizenship although they lived in this country. Najib asked what difference it made if nationals of other countries bought houses in Kuala Lumpur and Chinese bought houses in Johor. "Is the purchase of houses in Kuala Lumpur by Americans and Japanese good and the purchase of houses in Johor by the Chinese not good?" he asked. Najib also explained his recent official visit to China aimed at attracting investments to Malaysia. He cited the success of Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates) which was once a desert but was now a great metropolis with the inhabitants earning high incomes as a result of foreign investments and land development. "If the Dubai policies can be successful, we too can develop our land," he said. Dr Mahathir had also reportedly alleged that the Chinese nationals coming to Johor would be given Malaysian identification cards to enable them to vote in the next general election.
Bournemouth Daily Echo
6 hours
AN ELDERLY woman who claimed her partner’s pension for almost a decade after his death has been spared a prison sentence by a judge who said she ‘lived in a dream’.
Leicester Mercury
6 hours
Leicester has been named the most expensive city in the UK for commuters.Research from fish4jobs shows it would take the average worker twice as long to earn their travel bill than if they lived in Liverpool.The study looked into how many hours and minutes it takes the average worker to afford a monthly rail ticket across 14 major cities in the UK.It illustrated the difference in affordability of commutes which take between 15 and 45 minutes.Leicester proved to be the least affordable with a...
Informed Comment
6 hours
The Guardian - World news
10 hours
Mexico’s government says it has extradited the convicted drug lord, who was was recaptured a year ago after making a second brazen jailbreak Joaquín “El ChapoGuzmán , the cartel kingpin who made two daring escapes from high-security prisons and lived on the run for years, has been extradited to the United States where he faces prosecution on narcotics and other charges. The Mexican foreign ministry announced the extradition in a short statement on Thursday afternoon, saying Guzmán had exhausted his appeals against his extradition. Continue reading...
BBC News 24
12 hours
What was he like when you communicated with him and talked to him late in his life? Yeah, he was in his 80s when I was working. He had lived through so much. Much of what he predicted logically had worked out. A lot of it hadn't. But he was continually interested... Did that bother him? He got it wrong? What I asked him about specifically was about space flight - how come we don't have places on Mars now, as predicted.
The Sun Daily - Sport
12 hours
How much confidence we get from this will show on Saturday," Allardyce said. At Sincil Bank, National Conference leaders Lincoln sent second tier Ipswich crashing out with a surprise 1-0 win. In their first game since his death last week, Lincoln paid a memorable tribute to their former player and manager Graham Taylor. Danny Cowley's fifth tier side are into the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1975-76, when they were still managed by Taylor. Nathan Arnold got the winner from Adam Marriott's pass to book a fourth round tie at home to Championship high-fliers Brighton. "A non-league team into the fourth round of the FA Cup? It's what dreams are made of and we've got to enjoy it," Arnold said. Sutton, currently 15th in the fifth tier, lived up to their reputation as FA Cup giant-killers with a shock 3-1 win at third tier AFC Wimbledon.
TIME - Top Stories
12 hours
Presidential children hold a unique place in the American spotlightwitnessing history up close, learning about the presidency at the dinner table and sometimes going on to pursue their own political career. With the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, his five children will become the latest additions to the list of first kids. Trump's youngest childhis son Barronis the only one who still lives at home, though he and Melania Trump won't immediately move into the White House , allowing him to complete the school year in New York. Take a look at these photos of the children who lived in the spotlight of the American presidency, from George Washington to Barack Obama.
BBC One Wales
13 hours
The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething admits some of the waits are unacceptable but says there needs to be change because the current structure in the NHS is unlikely to deliver the waiting times people want. Do you take responsibility? These people are in pain for months longer than they would be if they lived the other side of the border.
BBC One Oxford
13 hours
I think someone lived in here before. They obviously got found out and they tried to bury it. You do what you have to to survive, I suppose. What makes this home of last resort all the more shocking is that for much of the time that Joe was here, he was holding down a job.
Daily Mail - Football
13 hours
JANET TAPPIN COELHO IN SAO PAULO AND PETE JENSON: There is a sizeable tattoo on the inside of Gabriel Jesus’s right forearm. It depicts a small boy with a football under his arm.
The Huffington Post
14 hours
By age 2, Florence already had a repertory of 50 songs. She joked to me how she has never stopped singing for her supper. Out of this deprivation came a slew of people who recognized something divinely special in this child. They included a childhood friend from the other side of the tracks who watched out over her and give her material and psychological comfort when needed. Another friend convinced her wealthy parents to underwrite voice lessons for Florence and eventually give her a scholarship to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. From there, in similarly miraculous fashion, she was taken under the wings of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was clear to me how Florence lived her life in the ultimate spirit of "paying it forward." She never forgot the kindness and generosity bestowed upon her. In every job she performed and to every stranger she gave a hug, Florence showered everyone with love and made each and every one of us all feel special.
The Huffington Post
15 hours
They are not equipped for students like my daughter. They have no place for students like my daughter. I looked to see what schools there were in the Seattle area for children like my daughter. I found none. I also did this when we lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan - again, there were none. Betsy DeVos supports voucher programs. But even if my daughter could attend the one private school in Seattle for children with mild learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, etc., a $5000 voucher wouldn't pay one-fourth of the tuition. And yet, that's a moot point as they won't take my daughter - she's too disabled. I think I have a good reason to be worried and frustrated by this nominee for Secretary of Education. She does not support public schools, she does not understand basic federal laws protecting students with disabilities, and she does not understand that when it comes to education, students with disabilities have few options.
The Huffington Post
15 hours
He lived to regret the phrase because of the blow back. He then backtracked, saying "Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you." Khrushchev must have had Trump voters in mind. It appears that Vladimir Putin at some point realized that Russia did not need to beat America on the battlefield, it could just manipulate America's electoral process so that a pro-Russian president could be elected. Enter Donald Trump, a man so needy he wears his heart on his tweet. Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013 Its an open question how much aid Putin gave to Trump's campaign. Half a dozen separate government investigations are now underway. Its unclear, though, how many investigations will survive the coming Saturday night massacre, when those involved in the investigations are fired, demoted, sent to Siberia or are just surgically neutered.
BBC News 24
16 hours
He had lived through so much. Much of what he predicted, logically, had worked out. A lot of it hadn't. But he was continually interested... Did that bother him? He got it wrong? What I asked him about specifically was about space flight, how come we don't have places on Mars now, as predicted.
BBC Two England
16 hours
Stunning result this, what a story they are. What more does he have to do to get the job? Hopefully it will continue. Sanchez. The hole recovery is a short lived one.
Channel 4
16 hours
This afternoon, the elected president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, took the oath. I, Adama Barrow, do swear... The ceremony, though, took place at the Gambian Embassy in neighbouring Senegal. As it was happening, 300 kilometres south, we asked a local man from Banju, the Gambian capital to film in the streets around where he lived.
KyivPost
16 hours
” “Our whole family found this part of the movie irresistibly hilarious, and since then my brother and I renamed our mom Mamushka,” Hercules explains in her book. “Mamushka” is not just about Ukrainian food. Apart from its Ukrainian recipes for almost every occasion, such as borshch, varenyky, holubtsi, salo, paska (Ukrainian Easter bread) and even blackcurrant vodka, there are also Georgian, Armenian, Tatar and Azerbaijani dishes. “The food all over Eastern Europe is different,” Hercules says. “My grandma lived in Uzbekistan, Central Asia for about 10 years. We have Armenian relatives, Moldovan connections, friends from Ossetia and Tatarstan. My great grandmothers lived in Bessarabia, near Moldova and spoke some Moldovan and cooked the dishes from the area.” Some recipes are Herculesown, she says, like the rhubarb & radish pickle, which she likes to serve with “kasha (porridge) and pechionka (liver), for example.
BBC News 24
17 hours
The one hope is they will not be tested in the tough times that Martin McGuinness lived through. The Prime Minister says she's confident that Britain's financial services sector will continue to prosper after Britain leaves the EU. It's a view echoed by the head of Barclays who says he expects the City of London to remain the financial centre of Europe.