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Britain Prime Minister Theresa May First Visit to Meet Donald Trump

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May First Visit to Meet Donald Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to visit US President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday, making her the first foreign leader to meet with the newly inaugurated president.

Speaking in a televised interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, May said she would discuss the countries’ future trade relations, the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Syrian conflict. “What I think is important is that when I sit down, I will talk about how I can build on this special relationship. He has already said to me that he wants to see a very strong relationship between the US and the UK in the future,” May said.

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The British Embassy in Washington confirmed the visit to CNN, saying that the leaders would also discuss relations with Russia and the global fight against terrorism. Boosting trade with the United States will be high on May’s agenda. The prime minister said in a speech Tuesday that Britain would be looking to improve trade with countries outside the European Union once the country leaves the regional bloc. May made clear Tuesday that the country would not remain part of the EU’s single market and customs union. The EU single market is essentially a free-trade zone allowing the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Britain voted to withdraw from the union in its “Brexit” referendum in June last year, raising concerns over whether Britain’s economy will prosper outside the single market. The US is already Britain’s second-largest trading partner by country, after Germany. Trade between both countries is already more than 150 billion pounds ($186 billion), and the US is the single biggest source of inward investment to the UK, the embassy said. May has also been invited to become the first serving foreign head of state to address the annual congressional Republican retreat, the British Embassy said. The party will map out its 2017 vision at the event, held Thursday in Philadelphia.

Trump’s comments on women ‘unacceptable’

May is Britain’s second female prime minister, and when asked by Marr whether she would bring up lewd comments made by Trump about women, she said that her mere presence at the meeting as a female leader would make “the biggest statement” about the role of women.

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“First of all, I’ve already said that some of the comments that Donald Trump has made in relation to women are unacceptable. Some of those he himself has apologized for,” May said, before listing some of the women’s issues in which she’s been involved — including domestic violence and modern slavery. “Whenever I find there is something unacceptable, I won’t be afraid to say that to Donald Trump,” she added. The interview came a day after millions of people took part in women’s rights protests around the world to show opposition to Trump’s comments and policy agenda on women’s issues. On defense, Trump recently criticized NATO as “obsolete,” and his election has raised concerns about the alliance’s future.

Trump’s blast sends chill across Europe

NATO is a military and political alliance that bridges European nations and the United States. Russia sees the alliance as a threat to its position in the region. Trump has signaled that he wants to see a major shift in US-Russia relations in his presidency. A closer relationship between the old Cold War foes could have a significant impact on world events. On the Syria conflict, for example, the two powers stood fiercely on opposing sides at UN discussions, the Russians backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime while the US opposed him.

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Donald Trump Became The President

Donald Trump Became The President

Donald Trump Became The President, President Barack Obama is being very supportive in the transition of Donald Trump to become president of the United States on date 20 January 2017.

The Republican will replace outgoing president Barack Obama after winning the US election with 304 electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton’s 227.

Donald Trump has visited the White House and announced his cabinet that will be assisting him in his duty’s.

The process of become president is  Mr Trump will take the oath of office at around 12pm local time (5pm GMT) in front of Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court. read more

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Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Hero Dies

Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Hero Dies

South Africa’s first black president, revered around the world as an icon of peace, freedom and reconciliation, dies aged 95.

The Nobel Peace laureate, who spent nearly three decades as a political prisoner before going on to lead his country, passed away at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family.

South African President Jacob Zuma said “the nation has lost its greatest son”, adding: “He is now resting. He is now at peace.”

Mr Mandela, who was 95, will get a state funeral and national flags will be lowered to half-mast. read more

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David Cameron Visits British Troops In Afghanistan

David Cameron Visits British Troops In Afghanistan

  • Posted: Jun 30, 2013
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The PM insists his strategy in Afghanistan is right as a top soldier says talks with the Taliban should have been tried long ago.

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David Cameron arrives at Camp Bastion to meet troops

David Cameron travelled to Afghanistan to pay tribute to the work of British troops on Armed Forces Day.

The Prime Minister made an unannounced visit to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province where he met troops on the front line, dined with them in their living quarters and took control of a bomb disposal robot. read more

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President Barack Obama Visits Mandela’s Wife In Africa

President Barack Obama Visits Mandela’s Wife In Africa

  • Posted: Jun 30, 2013
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The US President meets two of Mr Mandela’s daughters, several of his grandchildren and offers comfort to his wife on the phone.

Barack Obama has told Nelson Mandela’s wife he hopes the ailing former leader “draws peace and comfort from the time he’s spending with loved ones”.

The US President spoke by telephone to Graca Machel while she stayed at the 94-year-old’s hospital bedside.

Mr Obama also met two of the Nobel Peace laureate’s daughters and eight of his grandchildren at a private meeting, which lasted 30 minutes, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg. read more

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President Barack Obama Visits Jacob Zuma In Africa

President Barack Obama Visits Jacob Zuma In Africa

  • Posted: Jun 29, 2013
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Barack Obama will meet South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma in Pretoria today, but the US president insists he will not push for a visit with Nelson Mandela.

Mr Obama is in South Africa with his family as part of his three-nation Africa tour. He arrived in Pretoria aboard Air Force One late on Friday evening.

Mr Obama told reporters in Dakar, Senegal, before he departed for South Africa that he “did not need a photo op” with the anti-apartheid icon, who remains in hospital.

“I think the main message we’ll want to deliver, if not directly to him, but to his family, is simply profound gratitude for his leadership,” Mr Obama said. read more

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President Barack Obama Visits A Slaving Post In Africa

President Barack Obama Visits A Slaving Post In Africa

  • Posted: Jun 27, 2013
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US President Barack Obama has visited a former slaving post on the first day of his Africa tour.

He said the trip to the Senegalese island of Goree – from which Africans were shipped across the Atlantic into slavery – was a “very powerful moment”.

He was joined by his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha.

Mr Obama said that as an African American, the trip gave him even greater motivation to stand up for human rights around the world. read more

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President Barack Obama Goes On A Week Long Trip To Africa

President Barack Obama Goes On A Week Long Trip To Africa

  • Posted: Jun 26, 2013
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President Barack Obama has kicked off the first leg of a three-country visit to Africa – his most extensive trip to the continent as president.

Air Force One touched down in the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Wednesday night.

The president was accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha.

Mr Obama’s trip is highly anticipated given his personal ties to the continent. His father was born in Kenya and many of his relatives still live there. read more

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Nelson Mandela’s Condition Becomes Critical

Nelson Mandela’s Condition Becomes Critical

  • Posted: Jun 23, 2013
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The South African presidency confirms Nelson Mandela’s condition has deteriorated and “become critical over the past 24 hours”.

Nelson Mandela’s health has deteriorated and he is now in a critical condition, the South African presidency has said.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Mr Mandela in hospital this evening.

They were briefed by Mr Mandela’s medical team and told that the 94-year-old’s condition had “become critical over the past 24 hours”. read more

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Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston Marathon Bombing

  • Posted: Apr 15, 2013
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The explosions hours into the 117th running of the iconic 26.2-mile race came well after the elite runners had finished, but near the time when the bulk of the about 27,000 runners were laboring toward the finish line.

 Two bombs hundreds of yards apart went off within seconds of each other on what was also Patriots Day. Dazed and bloodied victims walked around seeking help as officials rushed to their aid, taking them to one of the medical tents that dot any marathon route. Some victims had severed limbs.

 There was no immediate claim of responsibility and officials said there had been no warning to what officials were considering an act of terrorism.

“Any event with multiple explosive devices — as this appears to be — is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror,” one federal official said. “However, we don’t yet know who carried out this attack, and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic.”

President Obama pledged federal help for the investigation and cautioned people not to jump to conclusions. But he also struck a firm note. read more

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