John Bercow faces calls to ‘think about his position”
He won the Chairman of House of Commons John Bercow support from across the political spectrum after he publicly spoke out against the possibility of Donald Trump addressing parliament.
Here is the statement in full:
“The speech foreign leader to each of the lower house of parliament do not have an automatic right.
It is an honor earned. Moreover, there are many precedents for state visits take place in this country that do not include address to both houses of parliament, and that’s the point the first house.
“With regard to Westminster Hall, there are three key to Hall Westminster holder.
The Chairman of the House of Commons, and the President of the House of Lords and Lord Great Chamberlain.
Usually we are able to work by consensus, and the hall will be used for the purpose, such as an address or other purpose under an agreement between the three main parties.
“I must say that the man honorable, to all those who are caught in the early movement today and for others with strong views on this issue on both sides of the controversy, that prior to the imposition of the ban migrants, I would myself have strongly opposed to the word of President Trump at Westminster Hall.
“After the ban immigrants President Trump, I am even more strongly opposed to the president’s speech Trump at Westminster Hall.
“As far as the Royal Gallery, and once again I am working for the advice, I do not probably as strong as have a say in this matter, which is in another part of the building, despite the fact that usually call for the leader’s visit to provide for the title, there will be issued in two of the names of speakers.
“I do not want to issue an invitation to the President of the Trump to speak at the Royal Show.
China goes big in Davos – and here’s why
Today we will see through this moment looking glass in Davos.
The largest communist party in the world’s leader take the stage at the World Economic Forum (Davos) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos are defending the wonders of globalization and free trade.
At the same time as the United States – the home of capitalism – has a new president, saying that there needs to be tore up the current free trade rules.
Dragon is here to embrace the rich annual festival in Switzerland.
And it is keen to be seen as a member of the club.
President-elect Donald Trump wants to take a baseball bat to club and one new building.
“The road to prosperity.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping is the first Chinese chairman to visit the World Economic Forum.
It is likely to be an uncompromising message.
After Chinese officials against the “nativism” warned last week – in a direct reference to Mr. Trump – it is expected to say that global trade liberalization has brought prosperity and that the moves against her will only hurt economic growth, Mr. Shi.
Yes, it may be a nod to the need for globalization to be seen as working for the benefit of all.
But it will be clear that more trade is the way to prosperity for Asia and the Western economies.
China is making a very key point by visiting Mr. Shi at the World Economic Forum.
With the other leaders, especially Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, stay away, China has the largest delegation crowd ever.
Business leaders such as Jack Ma – the founder of the global Internet giant Alibaba – are in Davos, as Wang Jianlin, and the last of the richest men and head of real estate developer Dalian Wanda China.
The message is clear.
America may begin to look inward, but China is seeking to extend its influence, and the path that was chosen is the economy.
A big boost at the World Economic Forum, and the launch of infrastructure Asian investment bank to rival the US-dominated World Bank, and the revival of the “Silk Road” trade corridor from Asia to the Middle East and Europe – all point in one direction, and it’s about the enthusiasm Mr. Shi for more expansionist China.
Economy and practiced as a tool to influence.
World Economic Forum press full court of Mr. Shi comes at the same time that Mr. Trump has made his position clear from China.
Although we have yet to discover what the president-elect Trump actually when he takes office on Friday, he appointed one of the toughest hawks China, America, Peter Navarro, president for his new National Business Council, suggests mention of Trump change campaign.
And it accused the electoral campaign trump China’s currency manipulation and “rape” of America, saying that cheap Chinese exports have led to job losses in the United States.
I wrote about China’s response to extremely cold for this claim, and Mr. Navarro could mean Chinese / US relations here.
So far, Mr. Trump is talking tough.
A strong supporter, Anthony Scaramucci, which is scheduled to be contracted with another business advisers Mr. Trump, also will speak at Davos.
Instead of glorifying the virtues of the current structures of global trade, and he is likely to focus on what he sees as weaknesses.
In the past he had backed the criticisms of Mr. Navarro, who allow China to join the World Trade Organization under President Bill Clinton was a decision that US industry “did not recover from.”
In contrast with President Xi be stark.
It will reveal the escalating tension between the two biggest economies in the world – tension that will determine the health of the global economy over the next decade.
President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy
Old policy from 20 years old to allow Cuban migrants who reach US territory to become legal residents permanently after year.
In contrast, Havana agreed to start accepting Cubans who have turned away or deported from the United States.
Many Cubans in the United States and Washington says reward system that failed to address the concerns relating to human rights.
But President Obama is seeking to continue to improve relations with Cuba in recent days from office.
He said: “With this change, we will continue to welcome the Cubans and we welcome immigrants from other countries, consistent with our laws.”
In a statement on state television, the Cuban government hailed the move as “an important step in the development of relations ” between the United States and Cuba.
It is not clear where the relations between the two countries will go far.
Obama’s successor, President-elect Donald Trump,
has taken a much more hard-line stance, and can reflect this change.
So far, this so-called “wet feet and dry foot” has been applied only to Cubans policy.
Other immigrants who come to the United States without a visa can be arrested and deported.
Extraordinary period of change: Analysis Will Grant, Havana
There were two key parts of Washington’s policy toward Cuba in decades – a carrot and a stick.
The stick is the US economic embargo on the island – which can not be removed without the consent of Congress.
But the islands that have been dangled before the Cubans the right to private immigration known as the “wet foot, dry foot”.
Under this policy, Cubans who manage to get on the foot dry and one on US soil have the right of residence without a visa and can apply for citizenship.
The Cuban government blames on the scale of the brain drain on the island and to encourage thousands of people to risk their lives every year in an attempt to make it to the United States on rickety boats.
In the United States itself, it has also angered other Latin American lobbyists who feel that the policy unfairly favors Cubans and give them an immigration status is well above that of other Hispanics.
In the latest wave of Cubans trying to reach the United States are economic migrants like any other country in the region,
as they say, not political refugees.
With the recent thaw in relations between Washington and Havana,
and always seemed likely that the policy has a few days – why provide an additional incentive for the people of Cuba to escape the communist island if it’s no longer your enemy?
The Obama administration’s decision to remove this measure for a long time and probably the last act in an extraordinary period of change in the era of the outgoing president.
Said Felice Gorordo, a Cuban-American from Miami and employee Obama’s former White House,
told this was an important step in the normalization process and a bold step by the President.
“Cuba will forever be an integral part of the heritage of President Obama and I think he wants to leave office with the knowledge that he has not made as much progress in his power to help determine a new chapter with the Cuban people.”
Said Florida Senator Bill Nelson: “I think that to change this policy outdated – in order to be fair to everyone and also to prevent people from abusing the system – is the right thing to do.”
But Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, the Cuban exile,
Obama criticized President Castro to give a parting gift.
“This is just going away present from Obama to Raul Castro,” he said.
No, Mr. Regalado does not believe termination of this policy will slow down the flow of Cubans coming to the United States.
All it does, he says, is to throw the process into question.
“The question now is what will happen when the Cubans arrive in the Florida Keys and cross the border?”
Donald Trump’s naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser
He called the Democrats nominate US President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law as chief advisers to reconsider because of fears of favoritism and conflicts of interest.
Want the Ministry of Justice Group and the Office of Government Ethics to scrutinize the “legal issues” regarding the appointment of Jared Kushner 0.36.
His lawyer else does not violate the anti-nepotism laws.
Mr. Kouchner is married to the daughter of Mr. Trump, Ivanka.
His lawyer, Jamie Gorelick millionaire will step down as head of the commercial real estate family and publisher of The New York Observer in order to comply with the laws of morality.
Her influential adviser Trump also prohibits “substantial assets.”
Mr. Trump will be inaugurated the 45th president on January 20.
Many of his Cabinet picks have business interests will be scrutinized in the ratification hearings taking place this week.
The selection of Mr. Trump for the office of the Attorney General, State Sen Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is the first who faces Senate hearings on Tuesday. It has turned to the bottom for a federal judgeship in 1986 because of alleged racist remarks.
Unlike ministerial positions, and it is part of the White House staff advisers and does not require approval from Congress.
Iran’s ex-President Rafsanjani dies at 82
According to Iranian media, the former president, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a prominent figure in the political life of the country since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82.
Reports said that Mr. Rafsanjani had a heart attack.
He served as president 1989-1997 but lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he ran again in 2005.
Although Rafsanjani was part of a religious institution, it was seen as a “pragmatic conservative” open to improve relations with the West.
It was his final role of Chairman of the Expediency Council,
which is trying to resolve differences between Parliament and the Council of Guardians, but his power has diminished now.
The council consists of 12 members, the dominant force in Iran to explain the constitution, Rafsanjani,
who has ruled out after he entered the race for the presidential elections in 2013 as a reformist candidate.
Rafsanjani denounced the move as “ignorant,” saying: “I do not think he can run the country the worst.”
He then presented his support for the victorious candidate, Hassan Rohani, who ran on a “moderate and sensible” logo and attracted suspected militants.
It was said that the two men had an intimate relationship was seen Mr. Rouhani in Tehran Martyrs Hospital shortly before the announcement of the death. It is said that the crowd that gathered at the hospital after the announcement.
Blow to the reformers? Barham Pourparsa, BBC Monitoring
The sudden death of a political pragmatist seasoned be a major blow to President Rouhani. President, who is preparing himself for re-election in May, has been a valuable ally and an influential figure who was the founding father of the Islamic Republic.
This explains why Mr. Rohani was the first senior official to attend the hospital where Mr. Rafsanjani died. Reports say Mr. Rouhani to cry.
Since the presidential election in 2013, Mr. Rafsanjani, with the full support of Mr. Rouhani. Mr. Rafsanjani also a strong supporter of the historic nuclear deal with world powers in 2015.
But in a complex political landscape in Iran, and death can also mobilize the moderate pro-Rouhani and reformists before the election.
After his defeat in 2005, Mr. Rafsanjani became openly criticized President Ahmadinejad.
In 2009, he sided with the reformers who disputed election that year, despite the fact that Ahmadinejad hard-liners won a second term.
Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66
I am 15 years old, and I am suffering from severe depression. In this age, teens enjoy their college life and I’m thinking how to die as soon as possible. People in this day and age to be crushed and I hate my brother, how can we trust anyone else.
I used to be a girl Julie, you’re so social and I love mixing and communicating with people. Everyone was different hobbies, but my hobby was to help people and befriend them. I think everyone has a good spirit. But my brother has proved me wrong. The person who I love very much, my friend, my crime partner. What I am about to share with you something I hide from everyone, except one person. My best friend.
2 years I lost respect in the eyes, and one day I did so well I slept, and was for 13 years, perhaps, like other children, and I was unconscious even if they hit someone drum next to me that it would not have affected me. But on that day, a terrible thing happened to me. Not raped, but yes, it was painful. Well, I’m coming to the point now, I was asleep and when I woke up was to undo my clothes. There were scratches all over my body. On that day … I was very depressed because I can not share anything with my dad. This would hurt them, may just be even killing them from the inside, because it was not only my brother and I had to think about the future and my father.
If you were to tell them the truth, they may kill them. Also we struggled a lot for us. My story does not end here. On that day, I kept quiet, but after that day I could not sleep. I can not bear it if someone touches me or even tried to come near me. I just go out crying when I’m lonely. In fact, I hate it when it touches me so my father, whether it was touching to me to show his love, but whenever anyone touches me, it reminds me of everything that happened to me.
Anyway, after that night began to occur almost daily, and you’re awake. But still, I could not say a word. I’ve had these feelings and disgusting every day. I just hated myself. I do not like to touch myself. I do not want to touch myself because I feel very dirty, dirty, disgusted about my body. But a few months ago when I was unable to deal with this feeling anymore, I started keeping myself awake by taking six cups of black coffee a day. This prevented me from those actions, but he destroyed my health and physical and mental. It made me unhealthy, depression, hyperactivity and made me hate myself. I was trying to overcome my depression, but I failed, and two months later, a boy who is older than me as a brother to me. He supported me, intrigued me and treated me as a kid and I was afraid that he had left me after finding out the truth about me, but he did not, became more jealous.
Not one day did not respond to me, and I was worried that started sending strange messages such as “Please come back I can not live without your care,” etc., etc. .. This is my stupid, in fact I had depression and insecurity, my poor physical condition grabbed the best A friend of mine away from me. This made me depressed drift away from my father and also because this age, Julie, was a happy girl now, most people angry upset my family and every single member of my family is afraid of my anger and rude behavior. This depression destroyed me, made me drift away from my loved ones.
I share the story of my life to make others aware of it in some of your cases, the abuser in your home. I’ve decided I’m going to commit suicide. I would die because I could not even look at me in the mirror anymore.
Germany says can’t figure out Trump’s foreign policy goals
A spokesman said on Friday, German officials who held talks with members of the transition team of US President-elect Donald Trump were not able to find out what kind of foreign and security policy you want to manage to follow: Berlin.
“It remains in the end the case that there is as yet no clear, coherent and comprehensive picture of any kind of foreign policy and security you want a new Trump’s management to follow up on in the world,” said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Martin Scheffer told a news conference the government regularly.
Backhanded Tweet Trump greet the New Year God ‘many enemies. ”
Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and the people nominated seen friendly toward Moscow in senior management positions.
Trump should seek to improve relations with the Kremlin, he can destabilize Germany, whose Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the extension of the sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia over its role in the conflict in Ukraine.
Tiger snake bites man and son in Melbourne home
The Australian man and his son’s 11-year-old tiger snake from inside their home in Melbourne bitten.
A snake catcher Mark Pelley century has died bitten while trying to protect a boy who struck first. Both were treated in hospital and released.
Tiger snake, found along the coast of Australia, is one of the most poisonous reptiles in the world.
He told the Herald Sun, a local newspaper boy, Braeden, who has autism, faced snake in the hallway.
“He had already begun to play with him when I noticed my wife him out of the corner of her eye,” Mr. Horne said the newspaper.
“And beaten on the soles of the feet and internal leg.”
Mr. Pelley paramedics called to the house at midnight on Wednesday.
“The father did the right thing, rescued his son, and I got bitten in the process,” Mr. Pelley BBC said.
“I entered the room, I found a snake, safely removed, and the father was treated by paramedics.”
Pelley said the snake, a protected species, will be removed from populated areas and released into the wild.
“It is the fifth or sixth most deadly snake on the planet earth, and they’ve got a very strong poison can take effect very quickly,” he said.
“You can die within half an hour of being bitten by one of these men.”
Pelley said the snakes were not aggressive in the habit, but often entered homes to escape the hot weather.
“I’ve caught snakes in dishwashers, refrigerators, household and automotive interior walls. You name it, I’ve found a snake there.”
Melbourne’s Austin Hospital, said he is a man and a boy came out on Wednesday after a deal with them to snake bites ….
Japan recalls Korean envoy over
Japan withdrew temporarily recalled its ambassador to South Korea, amid mounting controversy over the statue representing sex slaves wartime.
The statue was installed by activists outside the Japanese consulate in the South Korean city of Busan last month.
South Korea has called for a long time to get compensation for “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II.
Japan says the statue violates a previous agreement on the issue.
Bad blood between Japan and Korea persists
“Comfort women” – a painful legacy
Great grade on a small Australian Statue
Why is the statue of such a big deal?
And (5 FT) bronze statue of -1.5 M tall depicts a young woman sitting barefoot on a chair.
It has become a symbol of the difficulties of women before and not seen enough of apology and compensation from Japan, which is facing.
Many of the estimated 200,000 women were forced to be slaves sex at the time of the Korean War. Others came from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan.
It’s permanent issue that dogged relations with Japan.
And it only escalated with each passing year as many of the survivors of the old and dying. It is believed that about 46 survivors to stay in South Korea.