Scotland business Douglas Fraser Business/economy editor, Scotland 18 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-44869502 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel * The former First Lady wowed a Scottish business audience … [Read more...] about President Obama the Second?
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Former President Barack Obama weighed in with his perspective on the "strange and uncertain times that we are in" as he delivered a major address in South Africa Tuesday. Mr. Obama was invited to give the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, where he spoke to a large and enthusiastic crowd. While his comments largely focused on the life lessons of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela (also known as Madiba) and the road ahead for global democracy, Mr. Obama also touched on the problem of racism, the "politics of fear," and the threat posed by rising authoritarianism. His remarks came just one day President Trump's controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Here is the full transcript of his address, as provided by the office of the former president: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. To Mama Graça Machel, members of the Mandela family, the … [Read more...] about Former President Obama’s full speech in South Africa
One of the most interesting aspects of James Comey’s highly interesting memoirs is just how fixated Donald Trump apparently was about allegations in Christopher Steele’s dossier that he had used prostitutes while on a visit to Russia. The claim that the man who is now the US President had hired the women to urinate at a hotel room in Moscow was the most lurid made by the former MI6 agent, and something which was used at the time by his detractors to discredit the report. Many of the claims made in the Steele document have subsequently turned out to be true. There has not, however, been any proof yet of the “golden shower” (or the alleged filming of it by the Kremlin) which supposedly took place on the bed once used by Barack and Michelle Obama, who Trump hated. There have been assertions from some intelligence and diplomatic officials that the incident did take place and that Trump had used prostitutes in other occasions in Russia, but these remain unverified. … [Read more...] about After reading James Comey’s autobiography, I wonder whether this might be the final blow to a presidency in crisis
THE Queen cracks jokes, blasts health and safety madness and even talks of her own death in an extraordinary TV chat with Sir David Attenborough. Her Majesty shows her fellow 91-year-old round her garden at Buckingham Palace for an ITV documentary. She points out a sapling that’s bent over and says, giggling: “That one we won’t look at. Somebody sat on it, I think at a garden party . . . ” In a conversation on conkers, she pulls a face when she says health and safety have tried to ban children playing conkers. Sir David replies: “You would think that, that people would stop people breathing.” Laughing, the monarch says: “Well, it seems to me quite a harmless sort of battle thing.” She laughs when she reveals: “I’ve been quite difficult to give presents to,” so she receives a lot of plants, trees and roses named after her. But for the first time, the Queen publicly refers to her own death. Sir … [Read more...] about Queen jokes about President Trump and blasts health & safety in frank chat with Sir David Attenborough
News / UK by Press Association 10/04/2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Queen has poked fun at the noisy aircraft favoured by US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama during a documentary celebrating a Commonwealth environmental project. Chatting to Sir David Attenborough as they stroll through Buckingham Palace’s gardens the Queen says “sounds like President Trump, or President Obama”, when the peaceful setting is shattered by the sound of an aircraft. The UK is still waiting for the US leader to make an official trip, more than a year after Theresa May invited him, but by contrast Mr Obama and wife Michelle struck up a long-lasting friendship with the British royal family after his state visit in 2011. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, and her six children, also feature in the ITV documentary due to be screened next Monday, and she praises the Queen for supporting … [Read more...] about Queen jokes about US President Donald Trump and Barack Obama’s noisy planes in conservation documentary