HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier heads to US to carry first aircraft

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Royal Navy American F-35s to be used for test flights but first landing is likely to be by a British pilot HMS Queen Elizabeth before setting off across the Atlantic. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA The captain of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new aircraft carrier, warned Läs mer…

The truth about cats and Trump's dogs: civil discourse needed

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Digested week Trump administration The truth about cats and Trump’s dogs: civil discourse needed Emma Brockes When Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a ‘dog’ on Twitter, some still managed to be shocked The man could goose-step down Pennsylvania Avenue at this stage and it Läs mer…

Miss America accuses pageant leaders of bullying and manipulation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; US news Cara Mund made the allegations against chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper in a letter to former titleholders Cara Mund celebrates during the Miss America 2018 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on 10 September 2017. Photograph: Donald Kravitz/(Credit too long, Läs mer…

UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Human rights panel says leftist leader cannot be barred as a candidate until his legal appeals have been completed The committee said Lula cannot be barred as a candidate ‘until his appeals before the courts have been completed’. Photograph: Läs mer…

Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Genoa bridge collapse Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy John Hooper Why did the Morandi bridge collapse? The clues lie in divisions within the populist coalition of Five Star and the League A lorry that managed Läs mer…

Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Genoa bridge collapse Some grieving relatives refuse to take part in ‘a farce of a funeral’ as frustration mounts Relatives of victims of a collapsed highway bridge at the Fiera di Genova, where some of the victims are laid in state. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA Läs mer…

BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process | Letter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process Michael Freeman, counsellor for civil society affairs at the embassy of Israel in London, responds to Nathan Thrall’s article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement The BDS movement ‘will never Läs mer…

'Please pray for us': Kerala experiences worst monsoon in nearly a century – video report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 1:35 Floods in the southern state of Kerala in India have left more than 320 people dead and more than 220,000 displaced. It is believed the death toll will rise, with more rain predicted and thousands of people still awaiting rescue Kerala Läs mer…

Jews and Palestinians are the losers in this pointless political spat | Rachel Shabi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Antisemitism Jews and Palestinians are the losers in this pointless political spat Rachel Shabi Finger-pointing over Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Tunis has now spread to the Tory party. Yet all it does is provoke division More than 2,100 Palestinians died in the period Läs mer…

US to cancel $200m in funding for Syria stabilization projects

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Syria Administration confirms it will not spend cash earmarked for Syria, citing increased contributions from coalition partners Saudi Arabia has pledged $100m intended to help revitalize communities like Raqqa, above. Photograph: Amnesty International/PA The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as Läs mer…

Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Stormy Daniels Channel 5 ‘categorically denies’ adult film star’s account of her failure to appear on the show Stormy Daniels had made claims of an affair with the US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Stormy Daniels has blamed her last-minute decision to Läs mer…

Kerala floods: death toll rises above 324 as rescue effort intensifies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; India 220,000 people left homeless in southern Indian state after unusually heavy rain Play Video 1:35 ‘Please pray for us’: Kerala experiences worst monsoon in nearly a century – video report More than 324 people have died in the worst flooding in nearly a Läs mer…

Karl Buckley obituary

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Other lives Migration Karl Buckley lost his first job in the UK because his hands were too cold to hold his carpentry tools. My father, Karl Buckley, who has died aged 87, was one of the Windrush generation. He arrived in Britain in autumn Läs mer…

Anger as Austria's foreign minister invites Putin to her wedding

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Austria Critics say Russian leader’s attendance undermines EU’s tough stance over Ukraine Karin Kneissl and Vladimir Putin take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet second world war memorial in Vienna in June. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images Vladimir Putin is to attend the Läs mer…

Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Chinese netizens call for boycott of 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery after visit from Taiwan president The 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe in Shanghai, China. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters A popular Taiwanese bakery chain has become the latest victim of worsening tensions between China Läs mer…