North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… Mission to the UN and had no entitlement to diplomatic immunity. The package in question had no diplomatic protection from inspection,” a Homeland Security statement said. “DHS seized multiple media items and packages from the individuals, at which time the North Koreans attempted to physically retrieve the items but were prevented from doing so by DHS officers. The reported aggression was initiated by the North Koreans,” the statement continued. According the 1961 Vienna …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan, are known for their creative designs by ‘starchitects’ such as Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Sir Norman Foster. Since Maggie’s Centers are not treatment facilities requiring complex technological considerations, architects who might not normally take on healthcare projects are able to create spaces that are inspiring and healing. “There’s just no question that when someone walks into [a Maggie’s Centre], …

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

June 14, 2017

… generated to date does not reveal a relationship of this nature between the two men. The President therefore would be on shaky grounds ordering the firing of Mueller under existing Justice Department regulations. There is no question that as long as Mueller is investigating the possibility of the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russians and obstruction of justice in the firing of James Comey, a black cloud of adverse publicity will hover over the Trump administration. The real …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… before Congress — having filled the role now held by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein more than a decade ago and testified regularly as the FBI director. He has frequently offered up important nuggets — but also has a plethora of ways to say, ever so politely, that he will not answer a question. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a veteran member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and former chairwoman of the panel, hinted at this in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash Tuesday. …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director nominee who would serve …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Cymru leader Leanne Wood spends any time in front of the TV, it’s usually watching political programmes, such as Newsnight and question Time. She also says the programme Valleys Rebellion by actor Michael Sheen, about political disillusionment in Wales, has made her cry. Political harmonies Tim Farron spends his spare time “watching music on YouTube”, a legacy from the days when he fronted a New Romantic band called The Voyeurs in 1980s. At least, it was called that until they …

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