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NOT welcome here: Exclusive poll shows that Brits DON’T want Donald Trump to visit the UK

More than six out of 10 women felt he should not be afforded the honour.  The President has faced repeated accusations of sexual harassment.  Sources close to his administration insist that President Trump, an ardent admirer of The Queen, is still keen on an official visit, despite recently cancelling a trip to open the new US Embassy.  However, in the poll of 2,021 people, more than half – 56 per cent – answered “no” when asked if the US President should be given a State visit.   Less than a…

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Trump’s itchy Twitter thumbs have redefined politics – CNET

US President Donald Trump’s prolific tweeting makes the world take notice. Getty Images Editor’s note: In November, CNET wrote an in-depth look at how Donald Trump has remade the presidency with one tool in particular: Twitter.  Now, on the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, we’re republishing that story to look back at how social media has impacted modern day politics. He hates being criticized, challenged or even cautioned by his own advisers. When they do speak up, President Donald Trump retaliates by doubling down on his virtual megaphone: Twitter. To his…

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North Korea nuclear missile tests ‘may have STALLED’ – so what is Kim up to?

North Korea expert Joseph S Bermudez pointed out that there was no indication of any recent activity at one of the regime’s key missile testing sites, according to recent satellite images. 38 North, a Washington-based North Korea watchdog, said an image, taken on January 10, “shows no indications of any recent solid-fuel engine tests at the Magunpo Solid-fuel Rocket Engine Test Facility. “The last test conducted there, according to US government sources, was around mid-October of last year. The facility is being well-maintained and appears ready for future testing.” The…

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BARNIER RED LINES: Graphic revealing what EU is demanding UK do to get Brexit trade deal

A presentation he gave to the European Council last month reveals the benefits of Norway- or Switzerland-type arrangements will be immediately off-limits to the UK, as Theresa May has refused to accept EU financial contributions or freedom of movement. The Frenchman is pushing the UK towards a Canada or Japan-style trade deal as he believes this is the only option for Mrs May given her many Brexit red lines. And there is no provision in the presentation for Britain to strike a bespoke deal with more advantages than any existing…

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Michael Schumacher LATEST: F1 star’s legacy LIVES ON – nephew steps up in fitting tribute

F4 handout Michael Schumacher’s nephew David has gone into the family trade of racing driving But today as the racing legend battles with health woes, his legacy lives on through his family, as his nephew, David, 16, became the fourth member of the clan to go into professional racing. This year, David drove in Formula Four of the United Arab Emirates ace, the “Formula 4 UAE”.  The F1 legend’s nephew is now preparing for a possible start in the German Formula Four. The Schumachers clearly have racing in their blood,…

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Where is Davos? Switzerland town MAP – What happens at the World Economic Forum?

The World Economic Forum holds its 48th annual meeting from January 23 to 26 in Davos-Cloisters – commonly known as Davos. WEF’s mission statement says it is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be among the thousands of attendees this year. Where is Davos? The Alpine town, home to one of the Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts, is also the highest “town” in Europe sitting at…

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What is the unified Korean flag? Koreas to march under the same flag at Winter Olympics

The two countries will march together under a “unification flag” at the Winter Olympics in South Korea and will compete as a unified team in the Olympics for the first time. North Korea will send a 550-strong delegation, including 230 cheerleaders, 140 artists and 30 Taekwondo players to South Korea who will start arriving in the country from January 25. The games take place between February 9 and 25 in Pyeongchang in South Korea. North Korea has agreed to send a separate 150-strong delegation to the Paralympics which are held…

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Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency has successfully launched a series of satellites as part of its ambitious Copernicus project tracking the Earth’s changing land cover and pollution (AFP Photo/Stephane CORVAJA) More Paris (AFP) – The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday. Programmes throw in flux by Britain’s pending departure from the European Union (EU) include the Copernicus satellite constellation to monitor environmental damage, and the Galileo satellite navigation system. “It is…

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Still-at-war Koreas will form joint team, march together at Winter Olympics

North and South Korea agreed during rare talks on Wednesday to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics and to march together under a unified flag at the opening ceremony. North Korea won’t be dominating any medal counts at the Games, which will hosted by its neighbor next month. But it’s hoping to grab as much of the spotlight as it can. North Korean women ice hockey players line up as South Koreans wave Korean reunification flags after IIHF Ice Hockey…

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Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

The nationalist Swiss People’s party (SVP) has received the go-ahead to collect signatures for a vote on a constitutional change that would make Swiss politicians solely responsible for immigration policy. The SVP, led by billionaire businessman Christoph Blocher, is fiercely opposed to the free movement of people but its proposal to ditch the border deal is opposed by Switzerland’s other main parties. Social Democrat politician Eric Nussbaumer said: “It’s acceptance would be Switzerland’s Brexit.”  The party now has 18 months to collect 100,000 signatures and the proposal will then be…

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