Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ | US news | The Guardian

“This is a dangerous game,” Westmacott writes. “The intelligence relationship between Britain and America is unique and precious. It is critical to our shared efforts to counter terrorism.”Westmacott adds that “gratuitously damaging it by peddling falsehoods and then doing nothing to set the record straight would be a gift to our enemies they could only dream of”.The former ambassador’s excoriating remarks are all the more remarkable given that he stepped down from his role as the UK’s representative in Washington as recently as January 2016.His unrestrained putdown of Trump’s refusal to correct the unsubstantiated wiretapping allegations – which Westmacott ascribes acerbically to the president’s “famous reluctance to admit mistakes” – is a clear indication of the intensity of British anger at having been dragged into what is seen as a controversy entirely of Trump’s own making.

Source: Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ | US news | The Guardian

A Texas Woman ‘Voted Like a U.S. Citizen.’ Only She Wasn’t. – The New York Times – In Texas – Racism is issue #1!

Her punishment may be unprecedented for an offense that often draws a minimal sentence or probation. Ms. Ortega, who has a seventh-grade education and a sometimes shaky grasp on the complexities of her life, has steadfastly insisted that she did not know she was violating the law — that she is being imprisoned and probably deported for the crime of being confused.“I thought I was doing something right,” Ms. Ortega said. “It wasn’t to hurt somebody, or the state, or the government. I even worked for the government.

Trump ‘did not refuse to shake Merkel’s hand’, says spokesperson – The Local — you can hear a reporter clearly suggesting they shake hands and then she asks the same thing – he is staring – spaced out.

sitting side-by-side in the Oval Office, Merkel’s suggestion of another handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump – an awkward moment in what are usually highly scripted occasions.German media pointed to the incident as another marker of the meeting’s general icy mood between the cautious German chancellor and impulsive US president.In a frequently awkward joint press conference in the East Room, Trump and Merkel showed little common ground as they addressed a host of thorny issues including NATO, defense spending and free trade deals.For most of the 30 minutes, Merkel was stony-faced as Trump ripped into Washington’s NATO allies for not paying for their “fair share” for transatlantic defense and demanded “fair and reciprocal trade” deals.On Sunday, Germany’s biggest-selling daily Bild said that throughout the White House meeting, not once did Trump look her in the eye.

Source: Trump ‘did not refuse to shake Merkel’s hand’, says spokesperson – The Local

Chuck Berry tributes pour in: ‘Greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived’ | Music | The Guardian

 

Bruce Springsteen spoke of Berry’s unparalleled abilities as a songwriter. “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived,” he wrote.

Source: Chuck Berry tributes pour in: ‘Greatest rock‘n’roll writer who ever lived’ | Music | The Guardian

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شو هالدنيا التراللي

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منذ أيام وانا أحاول لجم نفسي عن الكتابة . فكل المواضيع كئيبة وضاغطة تفضي الى حالة من اليأس . المواضيع تتكرر في مأساويتها ولم يعد هناك اظلم من القعر الذي وصلنا اليه. كل يوم قصة متكررة لفساد  وسوء إدارة واحتلال يتجذر فينا كشجر الزيتون الذي صرنا نراه على مداخل المستعمرات.

قصص بطولات انية . لا تخصنا . اما لشهيد نستنفذ روحه في غيائنا وبكاؤنا المصطنع , او في البحث عن بطل او مجرم نتكلم عنه لبضع أيام لننساه ونلتهي باخر وهكذا.

او طبعا مسابقة كاراب ايدول لتلهينا وتخرج مواهبنا المقموعة.

لن أتكلم عن بطولة ريما خلف باستقالتها قبل أسبوعين من موعد تقاعدها من اجل تقرير اممي اخر. ولن اتربص لعلا عوض الوزيرة التي يبدو انها لم تعد تعجب احدهم . ولن اعلق على موضوع خالدة غوشة واسقاطها لمتخابر مع الاحتلال. ولن اتناول موضوع منى الخطيب وعاهرة رام الله  .

فلا يخفى على ريما خلف ان الجمعية…

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