Beijing defends Huawei amid 5G row

The paper also reported that various ministers had raised concerns about the plan. But defending Huawei, Mr Liu said: “Countries of global influence, like the UK, make decisions independently and in accordance with their national interests. Huawei: The story of a controversial company Top civil servant demands leak co-operation PM advised to call in MI5 to investigate leak What is 5G and what will it mean for you? “When it comes to the establishment of the new 5G network, the UK is in the position to do the same again by resisting pressure, working to avoid interruptions and making the right decision independently based on its national interests and in line with its need for long-term development.” Meanwhile, Britain’s top …

Sturgeon: Surge in support could force indyref2

UK government ‘will not grant indyref2 consent’ Sturgeon wants independence vote by 2021 The first minister told MSPs on Wednesday that she wanted to hold a second referendum on independence by 2021 if Scotland was taken out of the EU. However she said she would want to get the agreement of the UK government beforehand, saying this would put the legal status of the vote “beyond doubt”. The UK government has repeatedly said it would refuse any request for consent, with Cabinet Office minister David Lidington saying there was “no evidence that the appetite of the Scottish people to go through a referendum once again has surged up”. Related Topics Scottish independence SNP Conference SNP (Scottish National Party) Nicola Sturgeon …

Conservatives take aim at Roe v Wade with ‘extreme’ six-week restriction bills

Heartbeat bills, which would make the procedure illegal at about six weeks into gestation, are misleading and unconstitutional Destinee Marett was less than two years sober when she got pregnant. She already had three children, her first when she was 13 years old. At the time, she was waitressing at a diner in Cleveland, surviving on tips alone. Employers in Ohio pay servers only $4.30 (3.31) per hour, and between taxes and child support her check was often for nothing. I grew up fast, real fast, said Marett, a former felon. This pregnancy was the wrong time, wrong place kind of thing. She found out five weeks into the pregnancy, and had an abortion, as has been every womans constitutional …

He shot radioactive wolves, dropped acid and now he backs Nigel Farage

Ex-Loaded editor Martin Daubney on why hes become a European election candidate for the Brexit party The Brexit party announced Martin Daubney, a former editor of the lads magazine Loaded and more recently a campaigner on mens issues. Daubney, who came to prominence by promoting the idea of an endless male adolescence, marked his candidature by declaring that the Brexit party was a fresh start with a new wave of people who understand the real world. The term real world is obviously a subjective concept, but I suggest that few people would rush to place those two words next to the names Loaded involved such tasks as shooting radioactive wolves from a helicopter in Chernobyl, taking acid to celebrate LSDs …

Sri Lanka bombings: at least 15 killed as police raid suspected hideout

Children and suicide bombers among the dead, say authorities, following fierce gun battle in east coast town Fifteen people including six children have died during a raid on their home by Sri Lankan security forces in which three cornered suicide bombers detonated their explosives and others traded gunfire with police. Police and soldiers fought a gun battle with occupants of the house for more than an hour on Friday night, a military spokesman said, during which three explosions rocked the property near the eastern town of Kalmunai, about 230 miles (370km) from the capital, Colombo. A search operation on Saturday morning found the bodies of three men, three women and six children inside the house, police said. Three other men, …

PM Modi files nomination papers in India’s general election

Modi arrived at the local lection office after offering prayers at a local temple. As his car passed, people shouted slogans such as “Har Har Modi, or, Hail Modi! Voting in three of the seven phases of the election have finished. Voting concludes on May 19 and counting is scheduled for May 23. Varanasi goes to polls on May 19. The election is seen as a referendum on Modi and his party. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN)A convicted terrorist becomes a US citizen. How deepfake videos could impact the 2020 election. Puerto Rican trap artist Bad Bunny embraces his “feminine” side. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed during a busy news week. With the 2020 US presidential election looming, a professor is building tools to detect faked videos of major political figures such as Donald Trump, Theresa May and US presidential candidates. It could help fight off the next generation of misinformation. Opinion: Royals are right to pass on photo-op British tabloids are up in arms that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have indicated that they won’t step outside for a photo shoot shortly after their baby …

Powerful New Documentary Sheds Insight On Plight Of Transgender Inmates

George Zuber hopes to offer “a timely and essential awareness of the injustices befalling transgender people every day in our justice system” in a poignant new documentary.  Where Justice Ends,” which will have its world premiere at Miami’s A number of well-known trans rights activists ― including Miss Major and Ashley Diamond ― were interviewed for “Where Justice Ends.” Collectively, Zuber hopes the participation of those stars will be helpful in getting viewers to see the film as a reminder that trans people are, simply, “fellow human beings searching for the same love and happiness we all do.”  Recent studies, for example, find that trans people Zuber ― who previously explored transgender issues in the 2013 educational film “rollbacks members of the trans …

Rapper Bun B shot an armed intruder trying to steal his car

(CNN)Houston rapper Bun B shot an armed man suspected of invading his home in southwest Houston on Tuesday. The rapper confronted Jackson in the garage as they both fired shots at each other, police said. The suspect ran away and later showed up at a hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Jackson has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of burglary. Bun B, who police said has not been charged, was not injured. Neither was his wife. Bun B is best known as half the rap duo UGK, a group credited for hits including, “Pocket Full of Stones,” “Ridin’ Dirty” and “Int’l Playas Anthem.” Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate …

Bernie Sanders in 1970s Senate race called millionaire senators ‘immoral’

(CNN)Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the wealth of US senators during his first campaign for office in 1971, calling it “immoral” that half the members of the Senate were millionaires. Sanders defended his newfound wealth in an interview with the New York Times. “I wrote a bestselling book,” Sanders said. “If you write a bestselling book, you can be a millionaire too.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, taking inflation into account, $1 million in 1971 is nearly $6.2 million in 2019. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks money in politics, more than 70% of senators were millionaires as recently as 2015. Sanders made the comments when he was running for US Senate …

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland discusses self-care, finding balance amid health problems

Sarah Hyland also announced Wednesday that she is part of Olay’s Skin Transformed campaign and will be featured in a waterproof book. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) One of the things that really helps her, Hyland said, is working out, but spending so much time in the hospital and in recovery makes exercising difficult. Without working out, she told People, she’s been “in a more anxiety-ridden place.” However, she said she’s turned to skincare — something she said she hadn’t paid much attention to before. As she got older, she said, she realized she needed to be taking better care of herself such as “eating more greens than fast food and using moisturizers instead of not and really investing in myself.” …

Joe Biden will confront a new political era as he launches his campaign

(CNN)Joe Biden’s mission in the presidential bid he will launch on Thursday is to prove he’s not a man out of step with the times. But Biden has one huge card to sell to Democrats desperate to oust Trump: He might be their best hope of beating the President, especially in the Midwestern, blue-collar heartland. And his experience and dignity could be the antidote to Trump’s rage. Biden enters the crowded primary after months of soul searching as a clear but not prohibitive front-runner. Invoking America’s better angels, Biden is offering experience and a character forged by tragedy to purge the scandals, lies and constitutional chicanery of the current President and to close the societal schisms he has widened. “We …

Holded, the business operating system for SMEs, gets 6M in Series A funding led by Lakestar

Holded, the Barcelona-based startup that offers a SaaS to help SMEs with a range of business tasks, has raised 6 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Lakestar, with previous backers Nauta Capital and Seedrocket 4Founders Capital following on. Founded in 2016 by Bernat Ripoll and Javi Fondevila, Holded describes itself as a Business Operating System. The idea is to provide a single platform for small to medium-sized business owners to manage every aspect of their business. The SaaS covers financial management such as accounting and invoicing to HR, CRM and project and inventory management. In addition, the customisable platform offers multiple integrations to connect with a number of popular payment and e-commerce solutions. They include Amazon, …