Donald Trump Accuses ‘Fake Media’ Of Not Reporting An Actual Fake News StoryAgain.19/10/2017 15:14 | Updated 23 minutes agoChris York Senior Editor, HuffPost UKDonald Trump has once again asserted that Hillary Clinton sold uranium to Russia in exchange for donations to a charitable foundation bearing her name.Despite the story being widely debunked when it surfaced last year, the President of the United States attacked the “fake media” for not reporting it.- ADVERTISEMENT -In brief, the original accusation – in a book written by a Breitbart editor-at-large – is that as Secretary of State under President Obama, Clinton green-lighted the purchase of mining company, Uranium One, by Russia’s nuclear agency, Rosatom, at the same time as the Clinton Foundation received $145 million in donations from nine people associated with company.This, allegedly, gave Russia 20 per cent of the US’s uranium whilst simultaneously lining the pockets of the Clinton.REUTERS STAFF / REUTERSTrump and Clinton are not exactly friends.Only it didn’t.The falsehood remains a favourite of right-wing and conspiratorial websites who conveniently ignore that:Clinton did not have veto power over the deal as she was one of nine people involved on the panel that deals with such decisionsClinton may not have even been involved in the decision-making process has she “never intervened” on such mattersAny uranium could not and has not been exported or given to Russia as it remains under the control of American subsidiaries, as stated by the Nuclear Regulatory CommissionOf the $145 million, most of it, $131.3 million, came from Frank Giustra who sold of his entire stake in Uranium One in 2007, 18 months before Clinton became Secretary of State and three years before the Russia dealThe Clinton Administration has been justifiably criticised for not disclosing donationsTrump has often made the claim but his latest outburst may well have been prompted by further details recently published in The Hill, which obtained evidence that Rosatom was being investigated for corruption by numerous US agencies at the time of the deal.It also reports:“They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the US designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favourable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.”Again, this is being seized upon by conspiracy websites – and the President of the United States.But the piece details nothing new to suggest Clinton received money to green-light the deal or that any American uranium is now in the possession of Russia.It is in fact more an expose of the “bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering” used by Russian, state-owned organisations.Trump continued the fake news theme shortly after his tweet about Clinton when he retweeted this:Trump may well be simply trying to deflect attention from a number of controversies he has found himself embroiled in this week.He has been forced to hastily send a cheque for $25,000 to the father of a slain US Army sergeant after it emerged the US President had personally promised the money and not followed through with the offer.On Wednesday, Trump denied an account by Representative Frederica Wilson of Florida that he had told the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson, who was killed in a firefight in Niger, that the man knew “what he signed up for.”“I didn’t say what that congresswoman said,” Trump told reporters earlier in the day. “I had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who … sounded like a lovely woman,” he said.Sergeant Johnson’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, told The Washington Post on Wednesday that she was present during Trump’s call to her son’s widow and she supported the congresswoman’s account of Trump’s comment.“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.
Here’s what you need to know about the Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory Rob Waugh,Yahoo News UK 6 hours ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet EmailMelania RexDonald Trump is fond of a good conspiracy theory – remember all that stuff about Barack Obama’s birth certificate? – but he may be less happy about the latest one.People on Twitter have become fixated on the idea that Melania Trump has been replaced by a crude body double (possibly cloned in a Russian lab).The evidence? It’s down to something strange Trump said, plus video grabs showing Melania looking rather unlike herself – heavily made up, in large sunglasses, and looking like she’s got a false nose.In the CNN video, recorded last week, President Trump said, loudly, ‘My wife, Melania, who happens to be right here.’Most popular on Yahoo News UK:Couple caught on CCTV having sex in Domino’s takeaway spared jail Congresswoman says Donald Trump told dead soldier’s widow: ‘He knew what he signed up for’ North Korea warns US military allies they face nuclear attack NHS bans some obese and smokers from surgery ‘indefinitely’Conspiracy theorists (naturally) believe that he’s protesting too much – and said this to cover up for the fact that the Melania on display was a fake.For the record, there is no evidence whatsoever that Melania uses a body double (and it’s worth noting that there have been several previous versions of this conspiracy theory, including the idea that Hillary Clinton had also been replaced).The video is from a CNN broadcast, and appears unclear, as if shot through a window, as the first lady and President Trump prepared to leave for Maryland – hence Melania’s strange appearance.The idea that Melania is a ‘fake’ was first floated by Guardian writer Marina Hyde in a Tweet at the weekend.But it turned into purest viral gold when Joe Vargas, a self-styled ‘cannapreneur’ going by the Twitter name BuyLegalMeds (charming) started pushing his own screenshots.Vargas has since gained international fame, saying that Trump may have invented ‘Fake News’ but he invented ‘Fake Melania’.Naturally, the Twitter humour machine has taken the idea and run with it, with many Twitter wags suggesting different back stories for the ‘fake’ Melania.
Jeremy Corbyn has declined to say that he would honour the terms of a Brexit deal struck by Theresa May, if he succeeded her at Number 10.He also defended dismissing “no deal” as a viable outcome to the Brexit negotiation, saying it would be “catastrophic for manufacturing”.He told Sky News: “It depends what the deal is and what is achieved, if it was before 2019 then obviously we’d have to look at it very carefully.”We’ve demanded all along that parliament be involved in this and the Government give regular votable updates on the negotiations. The problem is there’s been no votable update; there’s been no negotiations.”:: LIVE: Corbyn and May in rival Brexit talks with EUMr Corbyn was in Brussels at a pre-summit of centre-left European leaders and MEPs in Brussels, meeting three EU Prime Ministers and chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.The Labour leader was met with a rapturous applause by the meeting of European left-wing politicians.The end of his speech was attended by the Prime Ministers of Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Malta and by European Commissioners, as they joined him on stage for the family photo of the Party of European Socialists pre-Summit meeting.He told the audience that “the British Labour Party does not see anyone in Europe as our enemies – you are our friends, colleagues & comrades”.He told Sky News: “We’re here to discuss with other prime ministers and Mr Barnier the lack of progress with Mrs May and say that we want jobs and services for Britain”We want a serious and constructive relationship with Europe and we recognise the result of the referendum and we have to move forward.”Asked if he was offering a back channel for the EU to easier Brexit negotiations with them he said: “We’ve said all along our priority is economic questions protecting jobs and employment.”No deal means go off the cliff edge. What happens to jobs in Sunderland? Jobs in Bridgend?”What happens to jobs where there are export to Europe? What happens to the food processing industry?”He said that no deal would be catastrophic for manufacturing, and that he was not talking down British prospects.
UK airlines warn passengers they will not be able to fly after Brexit. cancelled without compensation.British airlines are drawing up contingency plans, amid Brexit talks, which could see passengers lose consumer rights held under EU law, including their right to compensation if flights are grounded.Airlines are preparing to notify passengers purchasing advance tickets after March 2019, the scheduled date for the UK to leave the EU, that their bookings cannot be guaranteed.Thomas Cook has already updated its guidelines to say that it will not compensate passengers for cancelled holidays after the Brexit date. It said it urgently needed clarity from the Government.UK airlines have warned passengers that they will not receive compensation after Brexit (EPA)If Brexit talks remain in deadlock, the move will be introduced next spring. It would apply to tickets sold to EU destinations and up to 17 other countries, including the United States, where British airlines’ legal flight rights are overseen by Europe-wide agreements.READ MOREMEPs: we’ll vote down Brexit deal that strips rights from EU citizensAirlines say they will refund customers the cost of their tickets, however, they will not pay compensation for other costs – they are currently obligated under EU law to do so.Under current laws, EU citizens can claim compensation for situations including if their flight is delayed or cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.However, with Britain scheduled to leave the EU in March 2019, these rights will no longer apply to UK citizens. An aviation deal to replace current rights is yet to be settled.The industry is said to be “optimistic” that a deal will be reached, but many airlines have responded with plans to allow for changes. There are concerns that negotiations could be delayed if the EU insists the UK continue to follow aviation rulings from the European Court of Justice.Tour operator Thomas Cook has already tightened its terms and conditions, adding a clause that says it will not be liable to pay compensation, and has started selling holidays for its “Winter Sun 2018/2019” programme, which extends to April 2019, the period after Brexit. Thomas Cook has already updated its guidelines to say that it will not compensate passengers for cancelled holidays after Brexit .A spokesman from Thomas Cook said: “We are already selling holidays for the post-Brexit world, so we are preparing the business to operate in that environment.“We do expect some form of agreement on aviation but we now need urgent clarity from government.”To clarify why the tour operator has updated its terms, another spokesman from Thomas Cook said: “We’re already selling holidays for the period after brexit – for our Winter ’19 programme which includes April 2019, so we have to look ahead. “The reason is that there isn’t an agreement now and we are already selling holidays for that period.”The move comes after Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, clashed with Philip Hammond, the chancellor, over the impact Brexit could have on the aviation industry. Mr Hammond warned that an EU exit could lead to grounded flights, which Mr Grayling told the transport select committee was “inconceivable”.Virgin Atlantic was more optimistic of a deal, issuing a statement that said: “We are working closely with the Government to achieve the best possible outcome for the UK, the aviation industry and our customers.“We’re confident that a new bilateral deal between the UK and USA to replace existing arrangements will be agreed in good time before the UK’s exit from the EU.”
Source: Brexit news: UK airlines warn passengers they may not be able to fly after Brexit | London Evening Standard. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE END OF BRITAINS EXPAT COMMUINITY IN EUROPE .ALSO THE HOUSING MARKET WILL JUST DRY UP AND DIE AS FAR AS THE SALE OF PROPERTIES BEING BOUGHT BY THE BRITISH.I mean to say would you purchase a property in a country which has not got access to airlines to fly you there.
NUCLEAR OPTION: Madrid to impose direct rule on Catalonia if it announces independence in new Thursday deadlineBy Laurence Dollimore (News Editor) – PUBLISHED – 16 Oct, 2017 @ 13:05 LAST UPDATED: 16 Oct, 2017 @ 13:05 0SHARE THE Spanish government has given Catalonia three days to declare whether it will seek independence or not.Madrid had given a deadline of 10:00 a.m. today for an official response from the region, hoping to receive a clearer indication on whether it had declared independence.However a letter from Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont at 8.00 am failed to offer any confirmation.Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría said he had not made his position clear and that Madrid would give him until Thursday morning to give a formal confirmation.“It’s not a hard question we have asked, it’s not a hard question to respond to,” she said. “10:00 a.m. (local time) on Thursday is the deadline,” she added. “We are very disappointed he hasn’t given a yes or no answer to the question we asked.”“He is prolonging the situation,” she said.Rajoy is expected to publish a response to Puigdemont’s letter today.The letter from Catalonia this morning only supported the offer by Puigdemont to meet Rajoy to discuss the situation, and asked that dialogue take place over the next couple of months.Rajoy has said he would be ready to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution if a declaration of independence is announced on Thursday.The so-called nuclear option would allow him to fire the regional government and call for fresh elections.The chances of this happening are still relatively high, according to analysts.“If the Catalan government chooses a hard line, we expect that Article 155 will be triggered. While it is difficult to predict the exact contours of its implementation, we foresee that in due time a new regional election will be called in an attempt to restore the normal institutional set up,” JPMorgan economist Marco Protopapa said last week.
HOLIDAY HELL: British mum and son spent 60 HOURS on FIVE FLIGHTS getting home from southern Spain after Ryanair and Monarch cancellationsBy Laurence Dollimore (News Editor) – PUBLISHED – 16 Oct, 2017 @ 12:04 LAST UPDATED: 16 Oct, 2017 @ 12:06 2SHARE Tom and SharonA BRITISH mother and son spent a hellish 60 hours flying home from southern Spain after Monarch’s collapse and the wave of Ryanair cancellations left them stranded. Tom Payne, 24, treated mum Sharon Morris to a trip to Alicante as a reward for caring for her husband and his stepdad Wayne Morris, who was recently given the all clear following cancer treatment.However what was meant to be a well-earned dream holiday quickly turned into an expensive nightmare when flight after flight was cancelled and they ended up travelling home via five different airports in three countries, forking out an additional £600.The pair started their journey home in Alicante and flew to Mallorca, then Barcelona, followed by Toulouse in France before finally landing at Luton. The pair – amazingly – were able to keep their cool, all the while keeping family and friends back home entertained by posting amusing updates on social media.The nightmare began when their flight home from Alicante was cancelled after Monarch went into administration.The pair then bought a Ryanair flight, only to be told 27 hours before take off that it had been cancelled too.The budget airline ruined travel plans for hundreds of thousands of passengers by cancelling hundreds of flights following issues around scheduling staff annual leave.Tom and Sharon, still believing they could get home that day, then decided to fly home to England via Italy.Tom told his friends via Facebook: “So as the only affordable alternative we are now taking an alternative flight to Italy then from Italy to England! If there are any more issues – especially once I get to Italy…. I will disappear and spend the rest of my days eating pasta.”But he and his mum’s flight to Milan was delayed by four hours, meaning they would have missed their connection home, so they had to change strategy.Posting on Facebook, still from Alicante airport, he wrote: “3rd cancelled flight to come home! Good job we got a sense of humour …. I better have a welcome party when I finally make it!!”Just after 2pm the day after Tom’s first post, the pair revealed their fourth plan – fly to Palma in Mallorca, then onto Toulouse in France and then home.But after arriving in Mallorca, the following morning, delayed flights meant they couldn’t complete the next leg of their trip to Toulouse directly, and so had to add in another detour, via Barcelona.But there were no flights to the Catalan capital until the following day so they made the most of their time in Palma, visiting monuments and going shopping.At 3pm the next day – three days into the journey – Tom and Sharon arrived in Barcelona, and celebrated by ‘checking in’ to the airport on the social media site.Less than four hours later they had finally made it to Toulouse.And finally, after boarding an easyJet flight in France, the exhausted pair made it back to London Luton Airport, just before midnight on Thursday evening – more than 60 hours after arriving at Alicante airport.A direct flight between the two airports usually takes less than three hours.Tom said on Facebook: “In the UK after a 57 Hour journey from Alicante! Sharon Morris we nailed it!”Speaking to Mail Online, Tom said: “I’m still exhausted by the whole thing. It was a palaver, an absolute shambles.“Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong and you just could not make it up – it was like a comedy.“It got so bad I considered swimming a couple of times.” Tom added: “We had to take it in good humour.“We had two choices – sit there and cry or take it for what it is and laugh.“We couldn’t shout at anyone because what was it going to achieve?“It was laugh or cry and we decided to laugh.”
WELL ,ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL,IF YOU USE RYANAIR YOU GET WHAT YOU HAVE PAID FOR ,THAT BEING A LITTLE OR NOTHING AT ALL.
British holiday sickness fraudsters jailed as judge vows to put future scammers behind barsBy Laurence Dollimore (News Editor) – PUBLISHED – 16 Oct, 2017 @ 16:11 LAST UPDATED: 16 Oct, 2017 @ 16:11 1SHARE SENT DOWN: Deborah and PaulA BRITISH couple who tried to claim more than €20,000 in a fake holiday sickness scam have been jailed.In a landmark case, Deborah Briton, 53, and partner Paul Roberts, 43, were handed sentences of nine months and 15 months respectively.Liverpool Crown Court heard how they tried to claim compensation by stating they and their two children had fallen ill on holidays to Mallorca in 2015 and 2016.But their social media accounts showed a different story, with posts boasting of holidays full of ‘sun, laughter and fun’.Mum Briton wept as she was sentenced after admitting four counts of fraud in the private prosecution, brought by holiday company Thomas Cook. Dad Roberts cried and shook in the court throughout the hearing on Friday.Family members, including Briton’s daughter Charlene, who had initially been charged with two counts of fraud which were later dropped, shouted out in court as the couple were sent down.The couple from Wirral tried to claim nearly £20,000 for the fake gastric illnesses and would have also cost the holiday firm a further £28,000 in legal expenses had their claims been successful.Judge David Aubrey QC said their claims had been a ‘complete and utter sham’.He said: “They were bogus from start to finish, you were both asserting on your behalfs and on behalf of your two children that on two separate holidays you had suffered illness. They were totally and utterly fake.“Why? Pure greed. Seeking to get something for nothing.”He added that there had been an ‘explosion’ in gastric illness claims made by holidaymakers from the UK.And he had a message for would-be scammers, who are believed to have cost the hotel industry in Spain tens of millions of euros.He warned: “Those who may be tempted in the future to make a dishonest claim in relation to fake holiday sickness, if they are investigated and brought to justice, whatever the circumstances of an individual, he or she must expect to receive an immediate custodial sentence.”
Source: British holiday sickness fraudsters jailed as judge vows to put future scammers behind bars | Olive Press News SpainWELL, A BIT SICK THIS, SORRY PUN INTENDED.THIS JUDGE IS THE EQUIVILANT OF THE HANGING JUDGE SO WATCH OUT YOU SICK BRITS 2 YEARS MINIMUM JAIL . SPAIN I BET YOU ARE LOVING IT .