It has become common in recent months for media reports to say Donald Trump calls his proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan the "deal of the century," a phrase seen as indicative of Trump's real estate style of diplomacy. Major international media, including AFP, have said the name was given by the president, but in fact it appears there is no record of him using it in public. It seems the first major usage of the phrase originates from a 2017 meeting between Trump and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Since then it has been used widely in the Arab world and by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, particularly by those opposed to the deal. The origins Shortly after his surprise election victory in November 2016, president-elect Trump gave an interview to The Wall Street Journal. Labelling it the "war that never ends," he called achieving Israel-Palestinian peace "the ultimate deal." "As a deal maker, I'd like to do... the deal that can't be made. And do it for humanity's … [Read more...] about No, Trump doesn’t call Mideast plan ‘deal of the century’
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A Hamilton mum-of-two who has lost eight stones in just a year says that she did it for her children. Susan Lawson told the Advertiser how it upsets her to think what she did to her body. However, it hurts even more to think that she could have cut her life short because of her lifestyle. She said: “I feel like I have gained years to my life and I feel like I will be able to be here for my kids, when in the past I felt I may not be due to my unhealthy lifestyle and my weight. “It upsets me to think what I did to my body and how my kids could have lost their mother sooner than they should have.” Susan, who is mum to Terry (15) and Mia (10), has dropped seven dress sizes since joining Slimming World in January 2018. She was a size 26 who rarely made proper home-cooked food, and tipped the scales at almost 21 stone. And Susan said: “My health is so much better. I have asthma, which is a lot better, and I have osteoarthritis and was warned that the only way to help … [Read more...] about Mum-of-two sheds eight stones for her kids on Slimming World plan
On 15 March, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed that his government is considering putting pen-top-paper a bilateral agreement with China that would see the EU’s third-largest economy become a part of Beijing’s controversial One Belt, One Road initiative. Conte’s announcement came only days before China’s President Xi Jinping visits Italy on 22-24 March with, where he expects to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that attaches Italy to the One Belt, One Road project. “I think it can be an opportunity for our country,” Conte said while adding that the objective of the memorandum is to tap into the underexploited potential of the Chinese market. Italy currently exports €15 billion worth of goods and services to China, roughly the volume of Italy’s exports to Belgium, a country with a population that is only half of the 21 million residents living in Beijing’s metropolitan area. The Italian … [Read more...] about Italy’s planned dealings with China triggers deeper discussion about Sino-European relations
As Brexit draws perilously close it is all too apparent that a political and economic Chernobyl is on the horizon. A meltdown of what was for almost half a century into God knows what. The logic of the situation is simple: the United Kingdom made a deal to get in and obviously a deal needs to be made to get out. No-one has high expectations that a deal can be done at this stage with deep scepticism well deserved. Thus – we have the mass recruitment of customs officers and clerks with what is almost certainly a no-deal, tally-ho, buckaroo setup on March 29. British politics has never known a more absurd and unprofessional time in its history hardly. Brexit is not going to work. No-one knows where the pieces will fit. How can Brexit work without a plan, deal, or sequence? MAURICE FITZGERALD Time institutions realised north is party of Ireland Nothing exposes the folly of partition like the often-used maps amputating, or shading a sickly grey, the six north-eastern counties from the … [Read more...] about How can Brexit deal work without a plan, deal or sequence?
York & North Yorkshire 15 February 2019 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-england-york-north-yorkshire-47252834 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Plans for a "Sausage World" attraction in North Yorkshire have been put on hold after funding … [Read more...] about ‘Sausage World’ plans put on hold