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Electoral data highlights stark racial divide in Alabama

Electoral data highlights stark racial divide in Alabama

White Alabamans voted enthusiastically for Donald Trump's Republican candidate in yesterday's election. Doug Jones became the first Democrat in 25 years to win a US Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Roy Moore. His unexpected victory deals a blow to President Donald Trump, who backed Mr Moore, ...

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat

Coca-Cola financed and promoted bogus research into childhood obesity

Coca-Cola has been found to have financed and promoted 24 bogus studies on childhood obesity. According to a paper published in the Journal of Public Health Policy the soft drinks brand failed to disclose Coke's influence in its research papers on obesity. Studies from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and ...

BREAKING: New York City police confirm subway pipe-bombing “terror-related” as footage emerges

BREAKING: New York City police confirm subway pipe-bombing “terror-related” as footage emerges

A terror suspect is in custody and four people injured- but none critically- after an explosion rocked one of New York’s busiest transport hub. The explosion in the passage way connecting Times Square and Port Authority subway stations was captured on CCTV. https://twitter.com/NYCityAlerts/status/940209031532220418?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F12%2F11%2Fnyregion%2Fexplosion-times-square.html And the New York Times are reporting ...

LA fires burnt Rupert Murdoch’s $30 million compound

LA fires burnt Rupert Murdoch’s $30 million compound

Wildfires in California have burned across Sky News owner Rupert Murdoch's $30 million winery. Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel in America along with News International properties The Times and The Sun in the UK, has had his winery scorched as the blaze rips through Bel-Air. Many on social media have said ...

Over 26,500 say “NO” to Trump’s hate tweets

Over 26,500 say “NO” to Trump’s hate tweets

Anti-racism campaign HOPE not hate yesterday delivered a 26,500 signature letter of protest to the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, over US President Donald Trump's retweets of a British anti-Muslim hate group. Representing a broad swathe of disgust with Trump's actions, HOPE not hate deputy director Jemma Levene said that Britons ...

Donald Trump has never sounded so brilliant

Donald Trump just edged closer than ever to impeachment with one tweet

In an astonishingly stupid tweet - even for Donald Trump - the US president tweeted today that he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/937007006526959618 It wasn't long before people started pointing out that Trump's tweet technically meant that the President ...

Britain First leader thinks Trump supports them through retweeting

Britain First leader thinks Trump supports them through retweeting

Britain First's deluded leader reckons Trump retweeting anti-Muslim videos is because the US President is championing the far right group. Leader Paul Golding said Donald Trump was making a strong statement of support by retweeting three videos posted by the far-right group's deputy Jayda Fransen. Golding, 35, also reckons that ...

Donald Trump has never sounded so brilliant

Donald Trump has never sounded so brilliant

Perhaps the best thing to come out of the US election was comic and impressionist Peter Serafinowicz’s Sassy Trump. Voicing Donald Trump’s actual words – only voiced “0.001% more catty” –  helped us appreciate quite how shockingly barmy the flamboyant reality TV star’s outrageous ramblings really are. (Watch a fabulous example ...

Trump hires his daughter to join step son in incestuous administration

This is the one incredible thing Donald Trump has done for US women

Sexist, misogynistic and with a list of sexual misconduct allegations that would make even Harvey Weinstein blush, Donald Trump has hardly been the face of feminism in his first year in office - But he has done one remarkable thing for US women. Emily's List, which helps elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to ...

World Record Breaking Lego Ship Docks in Trafalgar Square

DFDS to donate £5 per booking to breast cancer charity

European ferry operator DFDS has announced it will donate £5 for every booking made on its Dover to Calais or Dunkirk services to charity Breast Cancer Now. The fares, booked through a dedicated ‘Think Pink’ page on the website, start from £35 each way for a car and up to nine people and gives customers the ...

‘You lost get over it’ Trump supporters tell the other 7.3 billion people on the planet

Trump sells tax lie to help push through massive tax cuts

Donald Trump has claimed once again that the United States is the "highest taxed country in the world" in a speech aimed at pushing through massive tax cuts. The President said "we’re the highest taxed country in the world, and yet we may get no Democrat support," in a speech ...

‘You lost get over it’ Trump supporters tell the other 7.3 billion people on the planet

Trump threatens to shut down NBC over this story

Donald Trump has threatened to revoke NBC's license after they published a story claiming the President wanted to increase the country's nuclear arsenal by TEN TIMES. The exclusive feature was unveiled today by the major broadcaster after three of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders blew the whistle on his ...

Hilary Clinton Odds On Favourite To Become Next US President

Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Pillage

No, this is not a review of the former Secretary of State's new book What Happened. I rather doubt I shall ever get around to reading it, which actually is not that unusual, even by its purchasers. There was an interesting article by Walt Hickey on the political data site FiveThirtyEight.com ...

These New Yorkers have the best response to the subway dog ban

These New Yorkers have the best response to the subway dog ban

These hilarious photographs shows the extraordinary lengths that New York commuters are going in order to get around a ban on dogs on the subway. New laws say you cannot take your beloved pet on underground trains in the Big Apple unless they are 'carried in a manner that would ...

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

On a personal note, a stored image returns to the forefront of my thoughts as summoned by the reading of Bill Hayes' achingly beautiful memoir Insomniac City. It is a February night in 2010, a Toronto winter considering an early spring, a night four hours' distant from consideration of a ...

Hilary Clinton Odds On Favourite To Become Next US President

Final vote count shows Clinton beat Trump by almost 3m votes

The final vote count from the US election shows Hilary Clinton beat Donald Trump by a whopping 2,865,075 people in the popular vote, despite losing the election. Data released by CNN shows Hilary would have run away with the victory if the Electoral College system wasn't used, which was once called "a ...

The Bernie Sanders Iowa Speech

The Democrats And Labour Are Facing The Same Problem

It has often been argued that people in the world of politics live in their own bubble, guided by partisan ideology that is regularly disconnected from reality. Nothing is more indicative of that than the inability of Democrats to see that pushing through, or as many have accused them, engineering ...

In Trump’s World, Liberals Need A Bastard Of Their Own

In Trump’s World, Liberals Need A Bastard Of Their Own

What did Trump do right? That's the only question that matters for progressives and liberals now. Donald Trump doesn't care what any of his opponents think. He doesn't use sanitised politispeak to discuss simple issues that affect real people. If he thinks someone is an idiot or an idea is ...

Clinton Was Part Of The System Americans Wanted To Escape

Clinton Was Part Of The System Americans Wanted To Escape

By Marcus Solarz Hendriks Hindsight is a beautiful thing. It makes people so wise. And we are seeing plenty of wise people in the media coverage of Donald Trump’s shock election last night. Above all, commentators are beginning to understand the mistakes in their comprehension of the political climate, which resulted ...

The Real 5 Reasons America Voted Trump

Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States in an election that has sent tremors across the World. The Republican candidate took key states such as Texas, Iowa and Utah, as well as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Florida which, amongst others, were assumed to be guaranteed ...

On The Campaign Trail: TLE in New York

On The Campaign Trail: TLE in New York

By Marcus Hendriks Arriving in NYC just five days before Election Day makes the task of seeking an understanding of the political landscape, beyond that provided by the media back across the Atlantic, a daunting one. Walking through JFK airport, the numerous TV screens displaying 24/7 news coverage revealed just how ...

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