Comedian wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

Comedian wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president on television, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 per cent of the vote, according to exit polls conducted by several think tanks. Zelensky told his supporters he would not let them down and encouraged other-post Soviet countries to bring new leaders to power. I will never let you down,” the…

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Woman accused of skipping manicure bill and running over owner is arrested

Woman accused of skipping manicure bill and running over owner is arrested

A woman accused of running over and killing a Las Vegas-area nail salon owner who’d been chasing her over an unpaid bill has been arrested in Arizona, police say. Krystal Whipple, 21, was arrested by an FBI task force Friday in Glendale, Arizona, after a roughly two-week investigation, Las Vegas police said. The arrest comes days after police released surveillance video showing a car run over the salon owner last month in the business’s parking lot in the Las Vegas Valley. Police say Whipple got a manicure at Crystal Nails…

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Passengers at London Gatwick face days of delays after drones stop flights

Passengers at London Gatwick face days of delays after drones stop flights

Tens of thousands of passengers at one of the UK’s busiest airports are experiencing flight disruption after drones were seen over the airfield. Gatwick’s runway remains closed after two of the devices were seen nearby. Flights are unable to take off or land and Gatwick said 110,000 passengers on 760 flights were due to use the airport on Thursday. Police were still hunting for the drone operator after another device was reported just before 07:00 GMT. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “There is absolutely nothing to suggest that this…

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END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW – France in chaos

END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW – France in chaos

Mr Macron’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. Leftist MEPs said Thursday’s vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to “radically change direction”. The Paris protests which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he said were necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment. Emmanuel Macron was forced to climbdown…

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The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

The best way to understand Donald Trump’s approach to the presidency is to think of him as what he was before politics: The star and producer of a reality TV show. Trump is forever programming the show — aka his White House and the country — in ways he thinks will entertain, provoke and amaze the audience. And man, did he ever dial up a classic episode on Tuesday — conducting an often-contentious public debate with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and likely House Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi over…

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Theresa May vows to fight her leadership sit with everything she got

Theresa May vows to fight her leadership sit with everything she got

Theresa May vowed to fight with ‘everything I’ve got’ today after a Tory no-confidence vote was dramatically triggered – and will be held within hours. The PM said she would not give up after Eurosceptics secured the 48 letters from MPs needed to force a ballot that could end the PM’s time as leader. In a defiant speech on the steps of Downing Street, she warned Brexit would need to be delayed beyond March 29 if she loses and Jeremy Corbyn might end up in power. I have devoted myself…

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The X Factor final: Dalton Harris WINS show with cover of The Power Of Love featuring former champion James Arthur

The X Factor final: Dalton Harris WINS show with cover of The Power Of Love featuring former champion James Arthur

Standout star of The X Factor 2018, Dalton Harris, scooped the title of champion on Sunday night’s grand finale. The Jamaican-born 24-year-old, who was mentored by new judge – and former X Factor contestant – Louis Tomlinson, performed his winner’s single, teaming up with another former winner James Arthur to cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love. Dalton beat runner-up Scarlett Lee to the crown, both knocking third place Anthony Russell out of the running. Eight years ago aged 16, Harris entered a similar talent competition called Digicel…

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The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan routed by the Taliban, another sign the war is a lost cause

The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan routed by the Taliban, another sign the war is a lost cause

The most elite US-trained forces in Afghanistan suffered a devastating defeat to the Taliban in what’s often referred to as the country’s “safest district” over the weekend, yet another sign the war is a lost cause. Over 30 of the US-trained commandos were reportedly killed in a district that is “famous” for how peaceful it is. The Taliban has made major gains over the past year or so, and controls or contests 61% of the country’s districts. In October, America’s top general in the Middle East said he’s confident Afghan…

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Pat Obilor Launch her first Book ‘Life of a Media girl’.

Pat Obilor Launch her first Book ‘Life of a Media girl’.

On the 4th Nov. London stood still for Nigeria’s Media girl, Pat Obilor as she tells her media story. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a step from ideas to a book, Nigeria’s foremost broadcaster has added a new feather to her cap as a published author with the debut of her first book, Life of a Media girl” which was written within the space of 365 days. The cream de LA cream of London entertainment and media personalities came through to celebrate with the media girl who…

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Over 60,000 children to get emergency education after Indonesia tsunami

Over 60,000 children to get emergency education after Indonesia tsunami

More than 60,000 children and youth whose lives were devastated by the Indonesian tsunami will soon be back in safe schools. An emergency response by the humanitarian fund Education Cannot Wait will target the most vulnerable girls and boys – including orphans, severely-traumatized children and those with disabilities. An allocation of $2.6 million will finance 910 temporary classrooms and educational supplies. More than half of those benefiting will be girls. An additional 2700 teachers – 75% of them female – will be trained to provide psychosocial support for children who…

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