Top Navy official denies threatened to quit if Trump blocks plans to expel Navy SEAL – Business Insider

Top Navy official denies threatened to quit if Trump blocks plans to expel Navy...

Senior Navy leaders reportedly threatened to resign or be fired if President Donald Trump intervenes in plans to expel a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.One of the officials named in the report, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, denied the report on Saturday.Trump has intervened in several such cases this month, despite appeals by military leaders…
Poll models fail to spot voting variation in similar seats

Poll models fail to spot voting variation in similar seats

Beware projections of parliamentary seats from national polls. This weekend’s survey of three marginals suggests that voting movements are likely to vary wildly – even in neighbouring seats which look similar. In the Cities of London and Westminster, Chuka Umunna could become the first non-Conservative MP for the area since 1874. The former Labour MP,…
Muslim woman praised for taking stand against vile tube passenger involved in anti-Semitic rant speaks out

Muslim woman praised for taking stand against vile tube passenger involved in anti-Semitic rant...

A MUSLIM woman who stepped in to try to stop a Tube passenger unleashing vile anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish family has spoken out about why she intervened. The shocking video, which was taken yesterday afternoon on the Northern Line on the Tube between Euston and Mornington Crescent station, shows a man reading anti-Jewish passages…
Ex-Facebook employee, Trump campaign ‘MVP’ working to avert reelection – Business Insider

Ex-Facebook employee, Trump campaign ‘MVP’ working to avert reelection – Business Insider

James Barnes, a former Facebook employee who was key to implementing Donald Trump's online advertising campaign, is now working to prevent the president's reelection, according to The Wall Street Journal.The Journal's Deepa Seetharaman detailed Barnes' involvement with the Republican party and how his discontent with Facebook's political advertising practices ultimately led to his departure this…
76 years after WWII battle of Tarawa, Marines still being identified – Business Insider

76 years after WWII battle of Tarawa, Marines still being identified – Business Insider

The battle for Tarawa, regarded as one of the fiercest in Marine Corps history, ended 76 years ago, on November 23, 1943.More than 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed, and several hundred of them remain missing or unidentified.Efforts to locate and identify servicemen killed there, led by the nonprofit History Flight, have found hundreds of…
Conservatives open up 19-point lead with 47% share of the vote

Conservatives open up 19-point lead with 47% share of the vote

Latest Opinium/Observer poll shows Tories capitalising on retreat of Brexit party as manifesto is unveiled Boris Johnson and the health secretary, Matt Hancock, campaigning at a hospital in Worksop. Photograph: Reuters The Conservatives have taken a commanding 19-point lead over Labour with less than three weeks to go before voters head to the polls, according…
Muslim woman wins praise for stopping man who was unleashing abuse at Jewish family on tube

Muslim woman wins praise for stopping man who was unleashing abuse at Jewish family...

A Muslim woman who tried to stop a Tube passenger who was unleashing a torrent of anti-Semitic abuse at Jewish family has been praised on social media.Video filmed in London on Friday showed a man reading anti-Jewish passages to two young boys and their father, who are wearing kippot on the crowns of their heads.During the…
Mike Bloomberg spends $30 million on TV ads, eclipsing rivals – Business Insider

Mike Bloomberg spends $30 million on TV ads, eclipsing rivals – Business Insider

Michael Bloomberg, former New York Mayor and billionaire media mogul, who is considering a presidential bid reportedly spent $30 million on TV ads in one week, which is more than almost all his potential Democratic rivals spent in a year. According to The New York Times, these will be 60-second biographical ads that will run next…
HK protesters hope poll will send message to China

HK protesters hope poll will send message to China

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 1,000 candidates are running Pro-democracy protest groups in Hong Kong are urging people not to disrupt Sunday's local elections in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.They hope the polls will send a message to the government in Beijing after five months of political unrest.The authorities have threatened to suspend voting…