AN Argentine TV channel has used an image of The Simpsons character Apu to announce the arrival of Indian PM Narendra Modi. News station Cronica also used music from Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire as Prime Minister Modi landed in the country ahead of the G20 summit. The controversial channel, known for its outdated humour, also used the headline “Apu arrives” as the image of the cartoon shopkeeper flashed across the screen. Apu, who has been featured on The Simpsons since 1990, is voiced by Hank Azaria – a white actor who uses a heavy Indian accent. In the 2017 documentary The Problem With Apu, comedian Hari Kondabolu accused the character of promoting racial stereotypes. In response to Cronica’s coverage, Indian-American comic Kondabolu expressed his astonishment, tweeting: “This couldn’t be true, right?” The Simpson’s voice actor Hank Azaria tells Stephen Colbert he’d be willing to quit ‘problem’ role after … [Read more...] about Argentine news channel shows picture of Apu from The Simpsons to announce Indian Prime Minister’s arrival at G20
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THERESA May demanded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took steps to rebuild confidence in the kingdom on Friday night. Downing Street said the PM told him he had to prove to the world that such a “deplorable” killing never took place again. A spokesman said: "The Prime Minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again. "She encouraged the Crown Prince to ensure that Saudi Arabia co-operated fully with the Turkish authorities and worked to bring BENEFITS CHANGES All the areas where Universal Credit is being rolled out from TOMORROW ExclusiveBENEFITS NIGHTMARE Single mum can't even afford bread while waiting for Universal Credit 'fake vicar' BBC accused of hiring EastEnders actress to play pro-Brexit vicar on Newsnight MUM'S THE WORD Mums on Universal Credit 'should get ALL of … [Read more...] about Theresa May demands Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman brings Jamal Khashoggi’s killers to justice at G20 summit
THIS is the bizarre moment two of the world's most controversial leaders high five each other in front of a stern-faced Donald Trump at the G20 summit. Saudi's Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russia's Vladimir Putin were seen bursting into laughter as they met up in Argentina this afternoon. A beaming Putin held up his hand to Salman which he quickly grasped before the two sat down side-by-side with big grins on their faces. Their overly-friendly greeting came even though both are at the centre of diplomatic outrages which have made headlines around the world. Putin is in the spotlight after his defence forces opened fire on Ukrainian ships in the Black Sea and the Saudi royal has been linked to the high-profile killing of a journalist in Turkey. Their bizarre greeting came just two days after the Russian leader praised the Prince over the price of oil. Putin pointed to the success of the OPEC agreement to make cuts, singling out the under-fire Saudi leader for particular … [Read more...] about Moment beaming Vladimir Putin high fives Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in snub to Donald Trump at G20 summit
AN earthquake has struck near Buenos Aries as the leaders of the world descend on the Argentinian capital for the G20 summit. The 3.8-magnitude tremor hit 20 miles south of the city where a number of those at the event reported seeing "the chandeliers sway slightly". Reporter Steve Herman took to Twitter saying: "I was sitting next to @GalloVOA in the @WhiteHouse press filing centre here in Buenos Aires and we heard this rumble and saw the chandeliers sway slightly. I assured him that as a veteran of many seismic events this was not an #earthquake. Wrong." The quake hit at 10.27am local time according to the country's seismology centre. Argentina's branch of the Red Cross tweeted out that no one had been reported injured in the earthquake. G20 Summit - US President Donald Trump gives speech on USMCA deal in Buenos Aires, Argentina The US Geological Survey website indicates that the earthquake hit at approximately 1.27pm GMT, and had a depth of 10km. Earlier a giant blimp portraying … [Read more...] about Buenos Aires earthquake hits G20 summit just as Donald Trump meets world leaders in Argentinian capital
CANADA will host the 44th meeting of seven the world's most advanced economies on June 8 and 9. Here's what you need to know about the most powerful summit on Earth... What does the G7 do? The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies, as well as the EU and European Commission. They consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the presidency rotates every year. It offers the leaders of these nations to come together and tackle the most challenging global issues of the time. In the last 40 years, the G7 claims to have has "strengthened security policy, mainstreamed climate change and supported disarmament programs". Where is G7 2018 being hosted? This year, the leaders will gather at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. The 405-room hotel, around 90 miles from Quebec City, has been fortified to host the statesmen and women, as well as their … [Read more...] about What does the G7 do, where is G7 2018 being hosted and which leaders will be at the summit in Canada?