Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey Associated Press February 05, 2019 WASHINGTON — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject ‘‘the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.’’ He warned emboldened Democrats that ‘‘ridiculous partisan investigations’’ into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of the Union address clashed with the rancorous atmosphere he has helped cultivate in the nation’s capital — as well as the desire of most Democrats to block his agenda during his next two years in office. Their opposition was on vivid display as Democratic congresswomen in the audience formed a sea of white in a nod to early 20th-century … [Read more...] about In 2019 State of the Union, Trump claims ‘ridiculous partisan’ probes may upset economic progress
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GOOGLE Doodle is today celebrating a famed Turkish artist on what would have been her 118th birthday. Let’s take a closer look at the life and works of one of the most celebrated painters of the 20th century. Who was Fahrelnissa Zeid? Zeid was born into an aristocratic Ottoman family in 1901. She broke through several barriers throughout her career by combining the art of the Middle East with European abstract art. Although remembered as having a vibrant personality she suffered depression. Tragically she lost her father at just 13-years-old after her brother accidentally shot him dead. Legend has it she once discussed art with Hitler. And it is said she managed to save her Iraqi royal husband's life after convincing him to holiday with her. Zeid’s artistic reputation was cemented in the 1950s when she was living between London and Paris. What was her work and style like? A revolutionary artist for her period she blended Islamic, Arab Byzantine and Persian influences with … [Read more...] about Who was Fahrelnissa Zeid? Google celebrates the artist’s 118th birthday with a Doodle
BRITISH mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is set to go on hunger strike in her Iranian jail cell after being denied access to medical care. The British-Iranian was locked up in the Islamic Republic in 2016 after being accused of plotting to topple the Iranian government. Here's the latest on her ongoing ordeal. Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe? Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian mum, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation – the charitable arm of the news agency – and a former BBC employee. She was arrested in Tehran on April 3, 2016, and accused of plotting to topple the regime. Nazanin was stopped from returning home to Britain after visiting family with her daughter Gabriella, now four, and thrown into prison, where she spent months in solitary confinement. Her family says Iran’s Revolutionary Guard tried to get her to confess on camera that she trained and recruited spies - a charge she denied. Why is the Brit mum in jail? Nazanin was … [Read more...] about Who is Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, when did the Brit return to jail in Iran and why is she on hunger strike?
By Rick Hurd | [email protected] and Angela Ruggiero | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 18, 2018 at 8:29 am | UPDATED: December 18, 2018 at 8:33 am A Yemeni mother banned from visiting the United States will receive her wish to visit her dying 2-year-old son. The Sacramento chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations reported Tuesday morning that Shaima Swileh — who has been stuck in Cairo, Egypt, because of the White House travel ban — has been granted a travel waiver. Her son, Abdullah, is on life support at Oakland’s UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with a genetic brain condition that worsens each day. Help Abdullah be reunited w/ his "Muslim-Banned" mom: Email U.S. Embassy in Cairo directly; SIGN & SHARE OUR ACTION ALERT – https://t.co/ys5s9oZ7Mf,; donate to the family: https://t.co/a6zON0TYvk. Watch our press conference here: https://t.co/UfQi98oAAo. #FamiliesBelongTogether … [Read more...] about Yemeni mother granted wish to visit dying 2-year-old son in Oakland
By Angela Ruggiero | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 17, 2018 at 11:34 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 11:40 am OAKLAND — All Shaima Swileh wants to do is see her baby one last time before he dies, but a ban is keeping her from traveling to the US to kiss him goodbye. The Muslin ban is preventing Swileh, a Yemeni national, from traveling from Cairo, Egypt, to be with her 2-year-old dying son, Abdullah. The little boy is at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland because of a genetic brain condition that is getting worse by the day. It’s not known how much time he has left to live and doctors said his little body might not be able to withstand life support for much longer. “My wife is calling me every day wanting to kiss and hold our son for one last time,” said the boy’s father, Ali Hassan, Monday during a press conference. He broke down in tears as he asked for help. … [Read more...] about Muslim travel ban preventing mom from seeing dying baby son in Oakland