What last night’s forum taught us about Trump and Clinton Washington (CNN)One thing is now clear: Voters face the starkest choice in generations about America’s place in the world and how it leads. Dueling appearances by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at a national security forum on Wednesday night previewed the dilemma that will be laid before the nation in three upcoming presidential debates. The […]
Gary Johnson: ‘What is Aleppo?’ (CNN)Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stumbled while answering a question about the Syrian refugee crisis on Thursday, asking “What is Aleppo?” in an interview on MSNBC. Aleppo is a major city in Syria that’s been engulfed by the civil war there and the refugee crisis, but Johnson seemed confused when “Morning Joe” co-host Mike Barnicle […]
China loomed over Obama’s final pivot to Asia Vientiane, Laos (CNN)Of President Barack Obama’s dozens of foreign swings, perhaps none have brought him to more dissimilar back-to-back stops than his journey this week through China and Laos. The whiplash of trading Hangzhou’s Gucci-filled malls and glass skyscrapers for the colonial facades of this sleepy riverside capital was yet another reminder of the complexities […]
Grammar schools: PM seeks to ensure places for poorer pupils – BBC News “The truth is that we already have selection in our school system – and it’s selection by house price, selection by wealth. That is simply unfair.” The speech, calling for an end to the current ban on opening new grammar schools, will address concerns that selective schools can have too few poorer pupils. The Sutton […]
Dormice in Britain ‘vulnerable to extinction’ – BBC News The creatures live mainly in hedgerows and woods, weaving ball-like nests in the undergrowth from bark in the summer and hibernating on or near the ground in winter between October and May. They are extremely tricky to locate – a populated area the size of two football fields will only contain four dormice. A giveaway […]
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