ONE of Donald Trump's most famous campaign pledges was to construct a "great, great wall" on America's southern border with Mexico. Designs have been revealed but with questions over funding and congressional support for the project, will Trump ever see the "big, beautiful wall" he promised his supporters? Why does Trump want to build the wall? During his presidential campaign, Trump promised supporters he would take a hard stance on immigration and build a giant wall on the country's southern border. He maintained Mexico would have to pay for it, saying he wanted to construct a barrier to keep out illegal migrants. The tycoon said he would build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico. In controversial speeches, he branded Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals" who were bringing problems into the United States. The policy proved popular with voters in some heartland Republican areas as Trump unexpectedly swept into the … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump building the wall, what will the US-Mexico border look like, who’s paying for it and how much will it cost?
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Dennis Wagner azcentral.com | USA TODAY NETWORK Published 11:06 PM EDT Mar 27, 2018 ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER — There is no wall here. There is no fence, either. There are no agents or drones or surveillance towers. Only a river and a breeze. We wade into the Rio Grande at a place called Boquillas Canyon, mud squishing between toes, midway through a nearly 2,000-mile journey. By car, by foot, and foremost by helicopter, we are here to see every inch of the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Our mission is to film the border, evaluate the existing fences, document this invisible line as it exists in 2017 — before any construction begins on what President Donald Trump has repeatedly called “a big, beautiful wall.” So far, we have followed this river from its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. The Rio Grande undulates along more than half of the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Border agents have patrolled it for years, sometimes risking their lives to enforce … [Read more...] about A 2,000-mile journey in the shadow of the border wall
A chef from Stone has completed a gruelling 38-mile trek of the Great Wall of China to raise vital funds for poorly children in the county. James Slater, 20, finished the challenge earlier this month to raise £1,000 for Caudwell Children, the Staffordshire-based charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families. “It was a fantastic week that I will never forget,” explained former Alleyne’s High School pupil James. “It was my first trip to China, and it was an amazing, breath-taking experience. “The challenge was completely out of my comfort zone with a culture and country that was new to me.” James, who works at Fletchers Garden Centre in Eccleshall, decided to take on the trek after his mother Gill volunteered on Caudwell Children’s annual Destination Dreams holiday to Disney World, in Florida. Caudwell Children created Destination Dreams in 2007 to give 25 children with life limiting conditions … [Read more...] about James hits the wall to raise funds for children’s charity
UNESCO is a key part of the United Nations and aims to promote peace through educational, scientific and cultural reforms. The US has said it is leaving the group in December over what they described as anti-Israel bias. Here's everything you need to know about Unesco. What is Unesco? Unesco, or The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, is a special agency within the UN (United Nations). After the UN was founded in 1943, Ministers of Education from China, The UK, US and USSR came together to agree that the world needed to establish an educational and cultural organisation. Unesco was created in 1945 with the firm belief that, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, political and economic alliances were not enough to build world peace. In this sense, peace must be established on the basis of humanity and our moral and intellectual solidarity to one another. It is from this understanding that Unesco's mission can be truly understood: … [Read more...] about What is Unesco, what are World Heritage sites and when was the UN agency formed?
The British Museum is home to 8 million objects and 1.8 million years of history – that means an awful lot of people, and some pretty big characters. This week the museum is opening a new exhibition dedicated to Ashurbanipal, a 2,700 year old monarch who not only took the title of King of Assyria, but liked to call himself “king of the world”. Not heard of him? You’re not alone. He’s not exactly a household name, but during his lifetime Ashurbanipal was one of the most powerful people on the planet. He’s not the only forgotten historical power player hiding in the British Museum’s collection. From the founder of China to the first woman to rule Iran, check out these lesser-known world leaders who changed the course of history. Qin Shi Huang There was once a time when China didn’t actually exist – at least not how we know it today, anyway. Qin Shi Huang was the man who changed all that. He came to the throne of Qin in 246 BC … [Read more...] about Seven forgotten kings and queens you’ll find at the British Museum