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Trump suspends US refugee programme and bans Syrians indefinitely

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionPresident Trump told CBN News Christian refugees will get priority President Donald Trump has banned the entry of Syrian refugees into the US until further notice. He has also halted the issuing of visas to the nationals of six other mainly Muslim countries, including Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, for three months. Mr Trump [...]

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Sir John Hurt: Bafta-winning actor dies aged 77

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionA look back at the life of Sir John Hurt Veteran actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77, his agent has said. The Bafta-winning star, known for his roles in Alien and The Elephant Man, had been treated for pancreatic cancer in 2015. He recently starred as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the [...]

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Treasury takes back £384m school funding

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright iStock Image caption Heads are angry that money promised for schools was taken away again when academy plans fell through The Treasury has taken back £384m originally promised for schools in England – at a time when head teachers are protesting about a cash crisis. The money had been announced last year to [...]

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Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some fencing already exists on the 2,000-mile (3,200km) US boundary with Mexico Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports [...]

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Theresa May and Donald Trump to hold face-to-face talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 27, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office later. The pair will spend about an hour together in the first visit by a foreign leader to the White House since Mr Trump became president. Earlier, Mrs May told US Republicans the [...]

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President Donald Trump says he believes waterboarding works

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionDonald Trump tells ABC News that “torture works” US President Donald Trump has said he believes waterboarding works, saying “we have to fight fire with fire”. Mr Trump told ABC News he would consult Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo about what could be done legally to combat radicalism. The president [...]

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May to vow to renew special relationship ahead of Trump meeting

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will say the UK and US are unique partners Theresa May is to vow to renew the UK’s special relationship with the US “for this new age” as she prepares to meet Donald Trump for the first time. She travels to Philadelphia on Thursday to address Republican leaders [...]

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Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 26, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionPresident Enrique Pena Nieto rejects Donald Trump’s call for Mexico to pay for a border wall Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump’s border wall, the country’s president has said in a message to the nation. Enrique Pena Nieto said he “lamented” the plans for the barrier, adding that “Mexico doesn’t believe in walls”. [...]

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Flood prevention being ignored

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Simple actions to help protect homes from flooding are still being ignored by government, MPs say. The Commons environment committee said it was disappointed that ministers weren’t addressing what it called the UK’s fragmented, inefficient and ineffective flood management. The government rejected the criticism, saying it had accepted many previous suggestions [...]

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Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 24, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tillerson is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil The Foreign Relations Senate Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia. It split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all [...]

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