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‘Unfit’ Donald Trump Told Woman Psychologist: ‘I Wouldn’t Let You Suck My D***!’ ‘New York Post’ Reports

Psychologist Suzanne Lachmann, who works with New York firefighters, says that Trump spat out the profane insult after she introduced herself at a …

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20 of the best new UK hotels and hostels for 2018

<b>The Fleece Hotel,</b> <b>Richmond, North Yorkshire</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> £150 B&B<b><br>Opens</b> April<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 14<p>With its baronial flourishes and turrets, the red-brick Fleece (pictured above) has been a fixture in this market town since 1897. After a period of decline, the hotel closed in the early 2000s but will reopen in …

England

The most depressing energy chart of the year

Coal has got to go.<p>The energy giant BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy is a compendium of facts, figures, charts, and graphs on global energy use. This year’s edition is out, and it contains one of the more alarming, not to mention depressing, charts I’ve seen in a long while.<p>It’s not …

Fossil Fuels

Why Trump lies

Vladimir Putin may not be President Trump’s favorite Russian after all. Or even his favorite Vladimir.<p>If you are looking for an explanation for why the president says things over and over again that he knows are false, consider this quote that is often attributed to Vladimir Lenin: “A lie told …

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10 of the best early summer breaks in France: readers' tips

Winning tip: Cassis, near Marseilles<p>Cassis, around an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a tiny port town famous for its salty rosé (not to be confused with blackcurrant liqueur <i>crème de cassis</i>, from Burgundy) and herb-scented whites. We had the delight of a vineyard tour at Clos Saint Magdeleine, …

France

Stephen Colbert slams Jeff Sessions for citing Bible in border policy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Colbert came out swinging against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his show Thursday night.<p>The "Late Show" host took issue with Sessions citing the Bible in support of separating migrant parents from their children at the border.<p>"Now usually for me to talk about a news story on …

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Holiday car hire: 10 simple ways to save this summer

Car hire has turned into a major annual chore for holidaymakers, with a bewildering array of deals on offer that appear cheap but can leave unwary customers with large bills later on.<p>Our guide shows you how to find the best car hire deal and how to cope with the hard sell at rental desks. We also …

Customer Service

Here's how to properly shake hands in 14 different countries

In Brazil and the United States, a firm handshake is expected. This would be off putting in the UK, as the British like to greet each other with a lighter handshake.<p>Every country has a unique set of customs, and it is important to recognize and respect cultural differences, especially when …

United States

British scientists devise guide to the perfect handshake

Help is here for people who are overcome with nerves when faced with the age-old custom of shaking hands - British scientists Thursday unveiled a …

North West England

Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western Alliance

One of Russia’s principal foreign-policy goals for decades has been to split the United States from is allies. Whether by accident or by design, …

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For a glimpse of the future of money, go to Switzerland

What is money?<p>There are the bills in your wallet and the coins in your pocket, of course. But many people now rarely carry physical cash, instead relying on cards, apps, and the internet to pay for things, make investments, and manage their savings.<p>Where does <i>that</i> money come from?<p>This is on the …

Money Laundering

Top 10 jazz festivals in Europe

Alfa Jazz Fest, Lviv, Ukraine<p><b>24-27 June</b><b><br>Highlight</b> Pat Metheny Quartet<br>Lviv is an architectural treasure, close to the Polish border, and many of its Habsburg, art nouveau and baroque buildings survived 20th-century wars relatively unscathed. This festival, established in 2011, has three stages …

Festivals

Tasting Buenos Aires: food tours, street art and tango – a local’s guide to the city

Tasting Buenos Aires<p>I’m not usually one for guided tours, but with precious little time and so much to see in this enormous, fascinating city, I signed up for three with TravelLocal. My first guide, Patricia, had that gift of making history come alive: as we strolled down Avenida Corrientes (the …

Argentina

The best of Lisbon’s new restaurants

Prado<p>Acclaimed 26-year-old chef António Galapito returned from London (where he worked with Nuno Mendes) to open Prado in November 2017. An abandoned fish factory was converted into this stylish, high-ceilinged restaurant, with Roman ruins on display – discovered the during renovation. Prado means …

European Travel

Trump’s legal memo to Robert Mueller is a recipe for tyranny

A clear and present danger to the rule of law<p>Essentially all presidents sooner or later end up commissioning lawyers to put forward an expansive view of presidential power, but those lawyers take pains to argue that they are <i>not</i> making the case for a totally unchecked executive whose existence would …

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Ivanka Trump Wins China Trademarks, Then Her Father Vows to Save ZTE

BEIJING — China this month awarded Ivanka Trump seven new trademarks across a broad collection of businesses, including books, housewares and cushions.<p>At around the same time, President Trump vowed to find a way to prevent a major Chinese telecommunications company from going bust, even though the …

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Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

The man who headed the first investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal has said that he “almost died” whilst carrying out the probe, and was forced to flee the country after officers working for him were incarcerated, witnesses disappeared and he had multiple threats on his life.<p>Shukri Abdull, who …

Economic Development

The US has had 57 times as many school shootings as the other major industrialized nations combined

<b>(CNN) —</b> School shootings are a reality in America, an average of one a week just this year alone.<p>But how does the US compare with other countries in the world?<p>That's difficult to ascertain because very little research exists to quantify that.<p>For the purposes of this analysis, we followed the …

United States

The CBI just made a major intervention to keep Britain in a customs union after Brexit

Britain's biggest business group, the Confederation of British Industry, has told Theresa May's government to "break the Brexit logjam" or risk doing major damage to the UK economy.<p>In a major speech, CBI's president, Paul Drechsler, group, will on Sunday argue that the government's indecision over …

Lindsey O. Graham blasts White House aide’s McCain remark as ‘pretty disgusting thing to say’

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) blasted White House officials Saturday for refusing to condemn a vile remark made about the mortality of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), with whom Graham spent several days last week as McCain battled an aggressive form of brain cancer.<p>Graham, who also has maintained …

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It’s not just Trump. The US has always broken its treaties, pacts and promises

One of the dangerous consequences of violating the Iran deal is a loss of credibility for the US, say critics of Donald Trump’s decision including former president Barack Obama. Iran and all other parties have respected the deal’s terms, they point out, making the US look like an unreliable …

The Messy Businesses of Andrew Intrater, Who Paid Michael Cohen Bigly and Took a Bite of Gawker, Too

He and and his companies have been involved in extensive litigation and opaque business operations.<p><i>Editor's note: This article has been updated since</i> …

Most people don’t think poor families have benefited at all from President Trump’s policies, new poll says

President Trump ran on a promise to help families struggling economically land on better ground financially. New polling says most people do not think that is happening.<p>The president regularly boasts about economic gains made under his watch. After Republican primaries on Tuesday, Trump tweeted …

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Merkel decries US pullout from Iran deal, gets peace prize

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East "even more difficult" and warned Europeans to be skeptical of "easy" solutions promised …

Europe

Trump’s Two Biggest Scandals Converge in a Single Tweet

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer is attempting to connect the dots between the Russia probe and the Michael Cohen investigation.<p>The attorney for adult-film performer Stormy Daniels made an explosive claim on Tuesday, merging the two biggest scandals of Donald Trump’s presidency in a single tweet—and setting …

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Daniels' lawyer: Cohen got $500K from Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg

Stormy Daniels' attorney claimed Tuesday that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen received $500,000 from a company controlled by a Russian oligarch, deposited into an account for a company also used to pay off the adult film actress.<p>Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, also …

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Iranian president: We will 'remain committed' to nuclear deal if Trump pulls out

'We are not worried about America’s cruel decisions,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday.<p>President Hassan Rouhani of Iran claimed the Middle Eastern power “will continue to remain committed” to the multinational nuclear agreement the Obama administration brokered in 2015 — even if …

South Asia

IntelBrief: Iran Deal Pullout Likely

• Posted on May 07, 2018<br>• |<p><i>Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)</i><p><b>Bottom Line Up Front:</b><p>President Donald Trump is likely to withdraw …

WhatsApp founder sends Facebook users a coded message by quitting

Early in 2009, two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, sat down to try and create a smartphone messaging app. They had a few simple design principles. One was that it should be easy to use: no complicated log-in and authentication procedures; instead, each user would be identified by …

Privacy

McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, friends tell White House

WASHINGTON — People close to Sen. John McCain have told the White House that the ailing Arizona Republican does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral and would like Vice President Mike Pence to come instead, a source close to McCain confirmed to NBC News.<p>McCain, 81, has been …

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