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Her conservatism is Brit., not the American “free trade coupled with un-free way of living” – Theresa May talks to Vogue

March 23, 2017

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Leading Britain Post-Brexit MARCH 20, 2017/by GABY WOOD   Theresa May at Chequers, the 16th Century country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. [Annie Leibowitz]   She stepped into a whirlwind to lead Britain into the Brexit era. But—leather trousers aside—Theresa May’s own style is decidedly no-drama. Gaby […]

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“In my view, history will be kind to Obama … he will stay in history and the hearts of many of us.” – Italian P.M. Renzi in moving farewell message

November 11, 2016

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  “Let’s hope it’s a girl, to quote the title of an old movie. In the meantime, I think it’s only right to give Barack Obama due credit for these last eight years”  – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi praised President Barack Obama’s eight-year administration and reiterated his support […]

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Support [U.K.] Catriona Ogilvy’s drive: “Extend maternity leave for mothers of premature babies – Tola Adenle

October 12, 2016

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This drive for maternity leave to be extended for mothers of premature babies in the UK is a good opportunity to wonder aloud how, in good old USA, the idea of general maternity leave remains an idea still being dreamed of by women. When women give birth in the United States of America, a country […]

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Namibia Holocaust: “recognition” and “sorry” not enough, Germany! – Tola Adenle

July 18, 2016

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Germany to recognise Herero genocide and apologise to Namibia – telegraph.co.uk   I did not plan this post. It just came after the one on the British in India by happenstance. Planned or not, it now forms a continuation of a worse variation of the usual put-downs and soul-destruction of regular colonization, one that saw Germany’s […]

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Brennan: Maria Sharapova, world-class cheater – Christine Brennan/USA Today Sports

June 10, 2016

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EXCERPTS “… the notion that she needed meldonium for legitimate health reasons is now seriously in doubt. An independent three-person ITF tribunal hearing her case determined that Sharapova went to great lengths to keep her use of meldonium a secret. In 2013, she actually stopped seeing the doctor who prescribed it for her, then failed […]

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Prehistoric ruins discovered near Stonehenge – [US] CBS News

September 8, 2015

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stonehenge-hidden-prehistoric-monument-found-near-iconic-ruins/   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015. 9:05 a.m. [GMT]  

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“63% said not Tory”: the end of a honeymoon that never started – TolaAdenle

May 10, 2015

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In protest scenes that looked like those against economic austerity that have been staged in Europe the last few years, people took to the streets in England and Wales to protest the victory of Cameron.  They carried many posters, including an allusion to Cameron’s victory that shows more than 50% did not vote for his […]

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Will England eventually lose as “Tectonic plates” shift in UK’s elections with massive SNP victory up North? – Tola Adenle

May 8, 2015

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British Parliament’s youngest Honourable, Ms. Mhairi Black prepares to go to London with her historic win[Google Images]   In a historic shift which has left Labour Party in tatters in Scotland, and a definite question mark on the recent rejection of independence by the majority in the referendum of under a year ago. Nicola Sturgeon-led […]

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The Eclipse shows: Pictures & Twitter reactions from around the world – Huffington Post

March 22, 2015

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http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/20/solar-eclipse-2015-livest_n_6907872.html?ncid=webmail1 Thanks, Fatai, for sending the link.  Tola. SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2015.  2:20 a.m. [GMT]

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Some critics riled at John [G]Boyega’s [sort of] face of new “Star Wars” movie – Tola Adenle

December 1, 2014

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Even before “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” is released, London-born John Gboyega of Nigerian ancestry is already making news and waves, and many unrelated to his performance but to who he is: an actor who is black. This is not the first movie role for the 22-year old Londoner; he is also […]

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