President Trump canceled a planned press conference at the G-20 summit in Argentina on Saturday, citing respect for former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday at the age of 94. Mr. Trump's planned unilateral news conference for Saturday afternoon was expected to cap an eventful trip, amid domestic legal concerns and troubled international relations. "I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20," Mr. Trump said in the first of two tweets. "However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference." Mr. Trump and the first lady will attend Bush's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. next week. The press availability was supposed to occur after Mr. Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He is meeting … [Read more...] about Donald Trump cancels G-20 news conference “out of respect” for George H.W. Bush
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opinion Daniel Payne Opinion contributor Published 3:26 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Two recent news media fumbles illustrate nicely the present divide between mainstream journalism’s ambitions and its chronically blundering execution. There is a reason that American mistrust of the media is at such historic lows. There are things the media can do to rectify this, if we care to. Time exploited a little girl's tears In other contexts this tactic would have been roundly condemned. By way of example, several years ago, when pro-life activist David Daleiden used some stock footage of a stillborn baby to illustrate an abortion worker’s claims, the news media had a feeding frenzy over it. The Washington Post, CNN, ThinkProgress and other outlets were quick to point it out. Nobody likes to be fooled. More: Trump's vicious assault on immigrant children hits America's moral gag reflex Immigrant family separation policy reveals the brokenness of our … [Read more...] about We can’t afford news media blunders in the Donald Trump era. Skip the cheap smear tactics.
CASES of gonorrhoea and syphilis have soared 20 per cent in the last year – renewing fears a drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea could spread across the UK. A mutant strain of gonorrhoea, which cannot be treated with the usual course of antibiotics, struck in Britain for the first time earlier this year. Health officials now fear there could be more cases after 44,676 diagnoses of gonorrhoea were recorded in 2017 - a 22 per cent increase on the previous year. The Public Health England (PHE) figures also revealed a 20 per cent year-on-year rise in deadly syphilis – 148 per cent up from 2008 figures. Debbie Laycock, from sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “Today's stats confirm the number of STIs diagnosed in England remains worryingly high against a backdrop of damaging cuts to sexual health services. “Our sexual health services are stretched too thinly and demand outweighs availability, with more cuts already planned. “The significant … [Read more...] about Fears of ‘super STI’ outbreak as cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis soar 20% in a year
Forecasters say the latest picture for Plymouth this Bank Holiday weekend has changed again - and it isn't good news. After predicting sweltering weather, the latest models show it is likely to rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday - with the heaviest rain on the Bank Holiday. But it will be hotter than Porto in Portugal, as we top 23C. The Met Office says there will be mixed sun and rain over the weekend while Accuweather is forecasting thunderstorms for the city. For the week ahead high pressure will become dominant once more at the end of this week producing a mass of warm and dry weather moving across large swathes of the country from a baking central continent. Western areas will get the best of the sunshine with the threat of thunderstorms for southern and central regions as the hot and humid conditions take hold. It will be cooler in the east because of lingering mist and low cloud and there will also be a brisk easterly breeze to tame the heat. Computer models indicate the warmth … [Read more...] about The forecast has changed for this weekend and it’s not good news
Twenty-four years have passed since the declaration of a ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, APA reports. The Bishkek protocol signed between the sides on 8 May 1994 came into force on May 12, and active military operations on the line of contact were temporarily ceased. Russia offered Azerbaijan and Armenia to sign an agreement on ceasefire on May 4, 1994. Russia presented the draft agreement on ceasefire at the meeting of CIS">CIS Interparliamentary Assembly in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, but Armenia-Azerbaijan talks failed. The main divergence was that along with Azerbaijan and Armenia, Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh was regarded as an equal side. On May 8, then speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament Rasul Guliyev and head of Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh Nizami Bahmanov signed the document with participation of Russian co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Vladimir Kazimirov. According to Russia’s draft, Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders were to sign … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the Region24 years pass since declaration of ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia