DONALD Trump tried to beef up his argument for building a wall along the 1,933-mile US-Mexico border by claiming similar structures have already been erected across the globe. The president tweeted that 77 major border walls currently exist and that 800 miles of barriers "stop crime" in Europe. He also tweeted that 45 countries were in the process of "planning or building walls". The claim comes after he shut down the US government because political opponents refused to give him the £4.4billion ($5.7billion) needed to build his wall. The tycoon wrote: "Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe since only 2015. "They have all been recognized as close to 100% successful. Stop the crime at our Southern Border!" Trump appears to be basing his claims on analysis by USA Today, who cited the UN Refugee Agency for statistics on border walls across the globe. The newspaper reported in May last year: "There are at least 77 walls or fences around the world - many erected in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump claims 77 major border walls have been built around the world with 800 miles of barriers across Europe
WITH Brexit on the horizon, a campaign group that demands a referendum on the final Brexit deal arranged between the UK and the European Union has been kick-started - the People’s Vote. Supporters of the initiative want a second vote after Theresa May's Brexit deal was trounced in Parliament. Here's what it's all about. What is the People’s Vote? The campaign group was launched at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, on April 15, 2018. Attending were the MPs Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, Layla Moran and Caroline Lucas as well as Sir Patrick Stewart and the comedian Andy Parsons. Outspoken Remainer Lord Adonis was also involved. The campaign is a collaboration between several groups, including the European Movement UK, Open Britain and Britain for Europe. It is calling for a “final say on the Brexit deal”. The People's Vote organised a March For The Future on October 20, 2018 from Park Lane to Parliament Square. Organisers claimed around 700,000 … [Read more...] about Brexit news – what is the People’s Vote and will there be another Brexit referendum?
IRAN is developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons to hit Europe, US Defence Secretary Mike Pompeo has said. His comments came as Iran plans to launch two satellites on rockets which America and its allies say could be used as weapons. In a tweet he said yesterday’s launch of a satellite was in “defiance of the international community” as wells a UN Security Council resolution aimed at limiting Iran’s nuclear programme. “The launch yet again shows that Iran is pursuing enhanced missile capabilities that threaten Europe and the Middle East,” said Pompeo. In a statement, the Defence Secretary said the Iranian’s satellite missile was "virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles". The launch didn’t, however, quite go to plan when the Simorgh rocket carrying the Payam satellite failed to reach the "necessary speed" in the third stage of its launch. … [Read more...] about Iran is developing ballistic missiles that could strike EUROPE, warns America’s secretary of state Mike Pompeo
With the London Marathon on our horizon, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t mark another challenge on the calendar for the year ahead. A 42K run looping around a city can not only be a scenic route but can also be a wonderful way to sightsee around a foreign metropolis. Here are marathons in ten European capitals that you can sign up for in 2019 - and upgrade into a short getaway. 1. Helsinki City Marathon Date: May 18 Registration deadline: January 31 Price: £69.50 The second most popular marathon in Scandinavia attracts runners from more than 40 nations. The route takes participants along the Baltic Sea coastline and many of Helsinki’s scenic sights. If you decide to make your marathon into a Scandinavian city getaway, Helsinki has a lot more to offer than just a race course. Soothe aching muscles and sore joints with a visit to one of the city's urban saunas and then explore the contemporary architecture and … [Read more...] about 10 best places in Europe to run a marathon
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by: News Editors Tags: Collusion, conspiracy, deception, fake news, Journalism, lies, mainstream media, news cartels, NY Times, propaganda, Russia, russian disinformation, Social media, WashPost, Western media (Natural News) Fighting “Russian disinformation” in the West has become a lucrative business. But, in reality, you’re far more likely to encounter deceitful agitprop directed at Russia. (Article by Bryan MacDonald republished from RT.com) MOSCOW – CP Scott remains a towering figure in the annals of British journalism. Editor of the then “Manchester Guardian” for an astonishing 57 years, he celebrated his paper’s centenary by laying down a set of legendary principles. “Comment is free, but facts are sacred,” Scott intoned in the missive. Sadly, almost a hundred years later, facts are free and the right to spread disinformation is becoming sacred, as far as his successors are concerned. … [Read more...] about In Western media, publishing fake news about Russia is a good career move… with no consequences