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
NETFLIX has struck a ground-breaking deal with President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce hit shows. The couple will work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, documentary films, and multi-million pound feature productions. The couple has created 'Higher Ground Productions,' a company to produce content for Netflix, the streaming service announced. The former president has reportedly told associates he does not intend to use the new platform to wage a public campaign against his successor in the Oval Office. “One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix - we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding … [Read more...] about Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to make movies and shows
DONALD Trump heaped praise on both himself and Kim Jong-un for negotiating the release of American prisoners for free. He also took pot shots at Barack Obama who he claimed was forced to pay for hostages to be released, as he addressed supporters in Indiana. The President told the crowd "America is respected again" after he blew up the nuke agreement with Iran and sealed the safe passage of Tony Kim, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Dong-chul. “In all fairness, Obama paid $1.8 billion for hostages,” Trump said during a midterm campaign rally in Elkhart, Indiana. “[The North Korean prisoners] came out for nothing.” Speaking less than a day after their release, the President publicly welcomed the Americans home — and thanked Kim for making it happen. “I think that Kim Jong Un did a great service to himself and to his country by doing this,” Trump said. “Those hostages came out with respect…We didn’t pay for them…They came … [Read more...] about Donald Trump praises himself and Kim Jong-un over prisoner release before ripping into Barack Obama
A shadow will be cast across the Earth when Donald Trump arrives in the UK. The president will arrive on the same day as a partial solar eclipse, when the moon moves in front of the sun and blocks out the sky. What’s more, it will arrive on the famously unlucky day of Friday the 13th. Eclipses have long been feared as harbingers of great change or danger, throughout human society. In the past, many cultures formed myths and traditions around the events, which were seen as dangerous and awe-inspiring in equal measure. Solar eclipse 2017 12 show all Solar eclipse 2017 1/12 A handout photo made available by NASA shows the Moon as it starts passing in front of the Sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington, USA, 21 August 2017. The 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse will last a maximum of 2 minutes 43 seconds and the thin path of totality will pass through portions of 14 US states, according to the National Aeronautics and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump UK visit: Sun will be blocked in the sky by partial eclipse when president arrives on Friday 13th