DONALD Trump has been accused of "treason" after his controversial summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The Gunpowder plotters were guilty of treason and it's still a grave crime today on both sides of the Atlantic. Here's what you need to know. What is treason? The Oxford English Dictionary defines treason as: "The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government." Historically it also meant murdering someone to whom one owes allegiance, such as a servant killing his master or a wife her husband. Today many countries' laws forbid acts that are called treason, including insurrection and attempted coups (internal treason) and cooperating with foreign powers and enemies abroad. More loosely, people use the word to mean any serious betrayal of trust. It is often slung around in politics, where anyone not toeing the party line risks being called a traitor. What is the law on treason in the UK? The crime of petty treason - … [Read more...] about What is treason and what does it mean to be a traitor? Donald Trump branded ‘treasonous’ after Putin comments
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UK By Chris Morris Reality Check correspondent, BBC News 12 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.com/news/uk-44807561 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The government has published its long-awaited Brexit White … [Read more...] about Reality Check: What does the Brexit White Paper reveal?
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. The ballots asked voters to fill in ovals to rank gubernatorial candidates and a few legislative and federal hopefuls from first to last. Maine became the first state to adopt a system called ranked-choice voting, which made its statewide debut in the primary election. What will ranked-choice voting mean for Maine? Some of Maine's 11 Democratic and Republican candidates hoping to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Paul LePage encouraged supporters to test the limits of the never-before-used statewide primary system. One Republican candidate asked voters to select one first-choice candidate and leave the rest of the ballot blank. Two Democrats asked Mainers to vote for them as their first and second-place candidates. SO, WHY IS MAINE USING RANKED CHOICE VOTING? The history of ranked-choice voting in Maine dates back to 2001 when a lawmaker … [Read more...] about What does ranked-choice voting mean for voters in Maine?
Launched this week by tourism network South and West Sligo, the initiative invites people to upload photos or videos of the county online using the #MySligo hashtag, communicating what Sligo means to them means to them. The collective effort, it is hoped, will catch the eyes of potential visitors. "Every video or photo uploaded using that hashtag can be seen all over the world – people in Sligo, in Ireland, the diaspora can join in," the network says. "It’s a great way to celebrate the scenery, sights and diversity of this incredible county." Kicking off the campaign is a short video from Lothar Muschketat of Eagles Flying in Ballymote (below). It shows Linda, a white-tailed eagle from the birds of prey centre, as she swoops towards his leather-clad arm. The campaign follows the recent launch of a new Sligo Tourism Strategy, a collaborative venture between Sligo Tourism Ltd and the County Council, which sets out a roadmap for the development of the local industry from … [Read more...] about What does Sligo mean to you? New campaign aims to light up social media
0 Have your say Dan Bates is going on an adventure. The chief executive of Sheffield Theatres is bidding farewell to Yorkshire and heading for the Far East. But the search is definitely not beginning for a new boss, he insists, sitting down to talk in the Crucible Theatre’s foyer bar. He has just had photos taken on the set of the Wizard of Oz, the Christmas production that finished at the weekend, and is still impressed by the show’s staging that took audiences from Kansas to a fantasy land.“There were thousands of LED lights to create the Yellow Brick Road and the whole floor lifted up to become Oz,” he says. “The staff love that because they’re getting a challenge.”Dan has led the Crucible Theatre, its Studio space and the neighbouring Lyceum for eight years, and is about to take a ‘short sabbatical’ from mid-February to June when he will travel through Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia, … [Read more...] about Star Interview: New mission means all the world’s a stage for Sheffield Theatres chief