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‘The answer is no’: Boris Johnson warns Trump he won’t support war with Iran

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'Boris Johnson rules out supporting the US in possible military action in Iran. “If you were to ask me whether I think should we now, if I were to be prime minister now, would I be supporting military action against Iran, then the answer is no,” he says.However, the UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt also warns that the US and Iran risk triggering an “accidental war.” Visit Business Insider’s home page for more stories.Boris Johnson has warned Donald Trump that he will not support US-led military strikes against Iran, as tensions between Washington and London deepened following the row over the departure of Britain’s US ambassador.Speaking at a leadership debate on Monday evening, Johnson said that Western administrations should instead focus on diplomatic solutions to prevent the Iranian regime building a nuclear weapon.Asked if he would back the US on military intervention, Johnson said: “I’m going to be very candid with you all tonight.If you say that going to war with Iran now represents a sensible option for us in the west, I just don’t believe it is.” He added: “Diplomacy must be the best way forward.If you were to ask me whether I think should we now, if I were to be prime minister now, would I be supporting military action against Iran, then the answer is no.” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the other candidate to replace Theresa May, said he was “on exactly the same page” as Johnson on the issue of Iran, and warned that there was a risk of “accidental war” in the region.He added that there was a “small window” of hope for preventing the Iran nuclear deal from unraveling entirely, following Donald Trump’s decision last year to axe it.Darroch, the UK ambassador who resigned, said in a second batch of leaked memos that Trump had spiked the Iran nuclear deal in an act of “diplomatic vandalism” to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama.Johnson’s comments come after the former foreign secretary was last week accused of trying to cosy up to Trump when he refused to back Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador in Washington, whose biting criticisms of the US President were leaked to a newspaper.Trump called Darroch “pompous” and “a very stupid guy” in a series of tweets, which Johnson refused to condemn, ultimately leading to Darroch’s resignation . Darroch told friends that Johnson’s refusal to back him was a factor in his resignation, leading some of Johnson’s colleagues to accuse him of throwing the ambassador “under a bus.” READ MORE: Trump axed Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama, claimed Darroch Johnson’s latest intervention comes against a backdrop of heightened tensions in the Gulf.A British Navy warship last week drove off Iranian patrol boats which were approaching a British tanker as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, the latest in a series of military incidents which some believe could lead to all-out war.The US government and Iran have repeatedly insisted they do not intend to start a war, but Trump has said that military action remains an option, despite cancelling a planned airstrike after Iran shot down an American drone last month.Both Hunt and Johnson also condemned a series of tweets sent by Trump in which he suggested that four US congresswomen, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should return to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Johnson called the tweets unacceptable. “When you are the leader of a great multiracial, multicultural society, you simply can’t use that sort of language about sending people back,” he said. “I mean that went out decades and decades ago – and thank heavens for that.” Hunt agreed, describing the comments as “totally offensive.” The winner of the Conservative leadership contest will be announced next week, after which they will be installed in Downing Street as prime minister by the end of the month. . The post ‘The answer is no’: Boris Johnson warns Trump he won’t support war with Iran appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

‘Trump krijgt groen licht voor importheffing op Europese goederen’ – op de lijst staan ook Hollandse kazen

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De zaak draait om de al veertien jaar durende ruzie tussen de Verenigde Staten en de Europese Unie over vermeende overheidssteun aan vliegtuigbouwer Airbus.
'De Wereldhandelsorganisatie (WTO) geeft de Amerikanen waarschijnlijk groen licht om importheffingen op 5 tot 7 miljard dollar aan Europese goederen op te leggen.Dat hebben ingewijden tegen persbureau Bloomberg gezegd.Ze verwachten dat de handelsorganisatie uiterlijk deze zomer uitsluitsel geeft.De zaak waar de sancties uit voortvloeien draait om de al veertien jaar durende ruzie tussen de Verenigde Staten en de Europese Unie over vermeende overheidssteun aan vliegtuigbouwer Airbus . De Amerikaanse handelsvertegenwoordigers schatten dat de VS hierdoor jaarlijks zo’n 11 miljard dollar schade lijden.Europeanen beweren op hun beurt dat de VS het Amerikaanse Boeing op oneerlijke wijze steunen.Trump stelt de sancties meteen in op het moment dat de WTO zijn beslissing bekendmaakt, aldus de ingewijden.Europese goederen als olijven, kaas en pasta worden dan belast met invoertarieven.Op de lijst met getroffen goederen staan onder meer Goudse kaas en Edammer kaas.Volgens het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) voerde Nederland in het afgelopen jaar 78 miljoen euro aan kaas en wrongel uit naar de Verenigde Staten.Dat was een stijging van ruim 4 procent ten opzichte van een jaar eerder.De lijst, waar naast kazen ook luchtvaartproducten, wijn, fietsonderdelen, koekjes, klokken, messen en andere goederen op staan, is nog niet definitief.Als de Europese Unie stopt met haar “schadelijke” subsidies kunnen ze weer van tafel, liet de Amerikaanse handelsgezant Robert Lighthizer eerder weten.EU staat klaar om terug te slaan De EU zei in april dat de voorgestelde heffingen “sterk overdreven” zijn en sprak de verwachting uit dat de WTO ze niet zou goedkeuren.Dat gaat volgens de bronnen van Bloomberg dus toch gebeuren.Europa heeft al aangekondigd als vergelding Amerikaanse goederen ter waarde van 12 miljard dollar, waaronder bijvoorbeeld ketchup, te belasten.De nieuwe Amerikaanse sancties komen boven op de al bestaande importheffingen op Europese staal en aluminium die de VS een jaar geleden invoerden.Trump dreigde eerder om ook auto’s en auto-onderdelen van Europese makelij met sancties te belasten.In dat geval is de EU bereid om invoertarieven op zo’n 20 miljard euro van Amerikaanse goederen aan te kondigen.LEES OOK:  Trump wil onder meer Hollandse kaas treffen met importheffing vanwege vermeende staatssteun voor Airbus… de EU staat klaar om terug te slaan naar Boeing . The post ‘Trump krijgt groen licht voor importheffing op Europese goederen’ – op de lijst staan ook Hollandse kazen appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

‘Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket?’: 13 activists weigh in on the 2020 primary at the biggest gathering of progressives in the country

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Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia and heard from outspoken Democrats on the party's left.
'Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last week to strategize and hear from some of the most outspoken Democrats on the party’s left flank.The activists, lawmakers, and Democratic party officials at Netroots overwhelmingly aligned with the more progressive wing of the party.But some remain undecided about their 2020 primary vote. “I’m here for Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren,” Chris Petzold, a Washington state Indivisible chapter founder, told INSIDER. “I really want to see a woman in the White House next, I think it’s beyond time.” Here’s what 13 of them had to say.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last week to strategize, debate big policy issues, and hear from some of the most outspoken Democrats on the left flank of the party.Kelly Thome, a retired molecular biologist from Massachusetts who has attended all 14 annual Netroots gatherings called the weekend a “combination family reunion and summer camp for progressives.” Kim, a labor organizer and freelance writer who asked to keep her last name anonymous because she’s often threatened online, called Netroots “liberal Coachella.” The activists, lawmakers, and Democratic party officials at Netroots overwhelmingly aligned with the more progressive wing of the party.The crowds were particularly enthusiastic about progressive Reps.Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, who challenged the Democratic establishment during a Saturday morning panel, and Sen.Elizabeth Warren, who also spoke over the weekend.Foto: A march to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies makes its way through Philadelphia’s City Center on Friday.sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER Read more: An anonymous Democratic group leaked a poll that shows swing voters deeply dislike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the left-wing, widening the party’s rift Kim, who is an anarchist, said she won’t vote in the 2020 election because she wants to “get rid of the whole system,” but she said Warren “would have the most luck in pushing through not-terrible legislation” among the 2020 presidential candidates.Kim added that while she believes Sen.Bernie Sanders has better positions than Warren on capitalism and workers’ rights, he “has a lot more work to do when it comes to listening to people who aren’t like him.” Philadelphia City Council member Helen Gym riled up the Netroots crowd on Saturday when she called for activists to push the Democratic Party leftward. “At the local level, we had an oil refinery that blew up, so yes a Green New Deal matters to us,” Gym told INSIDER after her speech. “We had a hospital that’s closing because private equity swept in and bankrupted it in less than 18 months and 3,000 people are out of job and 50,000 patients don’t know where to go in the poorest city in the country, so yeah Medicare for All matters.” She went on, “People who are regressive are politicians who refuse to listen to the people, and that doesn’t just have to be Donald Trump or one particular party.” Here’s what other activists had to say: Summer Stinson (right), Washington state public education advocate: “I’m a huge Warren fan … I was supporting Bernie last time, but I’m supporting Warren and her ‘plan for that’ this time.” Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER Chris Petzold, a Washington state Indivisible chapter founder said, “I’m here for Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren … I really want to see a woman in the White House next, I think it’s beyond time.” Dave Manson, executive director of the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket, wants a candidate who’ll fight poverty.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER He was a Sanders supporter in 2016, but he’s undecided now and probably won’t vote for Sanders: “I like the energy, youth, focus, and passion of some of the other candidates.” Stan Shapiro, left, co-founder of Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks, and Bo Dirnbach, a retired schoolteacher, both support Sen.Bernie Sanders.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “There are other candidates who are approaching [Sanders’] level of progressivity, especially Elizabeth Warren,” Shapiro said.Dirnbach, added, “Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket with Tulsi Gabbard as secretary of defense?” Kelly Thome is a retired molecular biologist from Massachusetts.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “I can’t stand Bernie,” she said. “I can’t stand him at all.He showed his true colors here in 2015 when he spoke over a group of black women who wanted to speak and that turned me off on him forever … Warren is my senator, and I adore her.” David Reid, businessman from Manchester, NH, said Sanders’ “time has passed,” but he is excited about Warren, Sen.Cory Booker, and Sen.Kamala Harris — and he “still hasn’t ruled out Biden.” Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER Gerry Hoffman, a professor of chemistry at Edinboro University, ran for and was elected to serve his local Democratic party of Erie County.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “I’m a very indecisive person … It’s such a fraught decision that I’ll waffle until right before I have to decide,” he said of the 2020 Democratic primary.Anita Sarah Jackson, a Netroots board member who works for Moms Rising in the Bay Area said the 2020 candidates who didn’t attend the conference missed out on a key opportunity.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “The candidates who weren’t here still have an opportunity to talk to the grassroots, but this is really such a special space,” she said.Miranda Marquit, chair of county Democrats in Idaho Falls, ID, voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “My top issues have a lot to do with creating a more just economy,” she said, naming income inequality, addressing generational poverty, healthcare, and climate change.Stephanie Singer is a data scientist from Portland, Oregon.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “What I think is much more important is the work that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is doing in Congress and the work the Justice Democrats are doing to recruit more candidates like her all over the country … you gotta force the leaders to do what needs to be done,” she said.Matt Nelson, director of Latinx political advocacy group Presente.org, is excited about the progressive freshmen congresswomen.Foto: sourceEliza Relman/INSIDER “It’s just fantastic to see that we can push this new crop of leaders to truly represent the public and make the transformative change that we all yearn for,” he said.Read more: Progressives blame Nancy Pelosi for ‘horrendous’ migrant aid bill and holding them back on impeachment An increasingly public, racially-charged rift in the Democratic party is widening after attacks are lobbed between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s camp and the Democratic establishment ‘This country belongs to you’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive freshman lawmakers give impassioned response to Trump’s attacks An anonymous Democratic group leaked a poll that shows swing voters deeply dislike Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the left wing, widening the party’s rift . 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Resolution introduced in the House of Representatives condemning Trump’s ‘racist comments’ directed at progressive freshman lawmakers

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'President Donald Trump's racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,' the resolution states.
'A resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday condemning President Donald Trump for his “ racist comments ” made against progressive freshman congresswomen.The resolution , introduced by freshman Rep.Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, comes in response to a series of tweets published by Trump on Sunday, in which he targeted progressive lawmakers and told them to “go back” to their “corrupt” and “broken and crime infested” countries. “President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” the resolution states.Trump defended his tweets on Monday, saying he wasn’t concerned with backlash because “many people agree with me.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.A resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives on Monday condemning President Donald Trump for his “ racist comments ” made against progressive freshman congresswomen.The resolution , introduced by freshman Rep.Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, is likely to be voted on by the House on Tuesday, Malinowski wrote on Twitter . “It will ask all members to choose: do we embrace President Reagan’s vision of an America made stronger by immigrants and refugees, or President Trump’s message of fear?” Malinowski wrote.The resolution “strongly condemns” Trump for tweets he published on Sunday, in which he called “progressive Democratic congresswomen” – assumed to be referring to the “squad” of freshman progressives, which include Reps.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar – to “go back” to their “corrupt” and “broken and crime infested” countries. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.Then come back and show us how it’s done,” Trump said of the congresswomen.So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly…… — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019 Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib were all born in the US, while Omar came to the country as a refugee from her native Somalia and is now an American citizen.The four congresswomen , along with several other high-ranking Democrats and a handful of Republican lawmakers , condemned Trump’s comments on Sunday and highlighted the nation’s strength in diversity.Read more: ‘You’re better than that:’ Geraldo Rivera hits back at Trump for telling progressive freshman congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘broken and crime infested’ countries The resolution, titled “Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress,” explicitly calls out Trump for his Sunday tweets. “President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” the resolution states.The resolution also calls on the House to recognize immigrants and their descendants as “every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations,” and asks the House to commit to “keeping America open” to immigration and asylum seekers no matter their race or ethnicity.The bill is currently in committee.Trump defended his tweets on Monday, saying he wasn’t concerned with backlash calling his comments racist. “It doesn’t concern me, because many people agree with me,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “And all I’m saying: They want to leave, they can leave.Now, it doesn’t say leave forever – it says leave if you want,” he added. . The post Resolution introduced in the House of Representatives condemning Trump’s ‘racist comments’ directed at progressive freshman lawmakers appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

Video shows the terrifying moment a bird struck a Boeing 737 engine during takeoff from Puerto Vallarta

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The video shows the No. 2 engine shutting down after a series of loud bangs.The plane returned to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and landed safely.
'Dramatic video shows the moment a Magnicharters 737-300 lost an engine after striking a bird during takeoff.The flight, from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to Mexico City, struck the bird seconds after leaving the ground.The plane returned to Puerto Vallarta and landed safely – no one on board was injured.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . A YouTube video that’s been circulating online shows the moment a Boeing 737-300 jet struck a bird while taking off.The video shows a jet from Magnicharters, a Mexican airline and travel-package agency, taking off from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for Flight 801 to Mexico City on July 14.The video, uploaded by website AirLive , shows what appears to be a normal takeoff as the plane rolls down the runway and begins to ascend.Several seconds later, a series of loud bangs and a whining sound can be heard before the sound of the No. 2 engine on the right side of the plane shutting down.As the camera focuses on the engine, a small amount of smoke is briefly visible.At around 35 seconds, the pilot can be heard asking passengers to remain seated, clarifying that the plane hit a bird.Passengers and crew appear to be calm throughout the video.Read more: Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights as Boeing 737 Max delays stretch on.Now the upcoming holiday travel season is starting to look bleak.The plane returned to Puerto Vallarta and landed safely, according to Multimedios . No one on board was injured.Bird strikes are rare but can happen while aircraft are at lower altitudes, where birds fly.The engines on commercial aircraft are designed to withstand at least one bird, and all commercial planes can fly with just one functioning engine, making accidents caused by bird strikes exceptionally rare.In most cases, planes can simply increase power to the remaining engine or engines and return to the airport.One high-profile bird strike was the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson.” US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese and consequently lost both engines while departing New York’s LaGuardia airport.Unable to fly to any airport, pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger famously guided the plane to an emergency landing on the Hudson River.All 155 people on board survived, with only several injuries reported. . The post Video shows the terrifying moment a bird struck a Boeing 737 engine during takeoff from Puerto Vallarta appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'

What would happen if Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

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No first couple has divorced while in the White House, but President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have sparked rumors for years.
'First couples face extreme scrutiny and are often surrounded by rumors about their personal lives, which likely makes marriage at the White House rather stressful.However, no president and first lady have ever divorced during the president’s term, meaning any divorce would be uncharted waters.Luckily for President Donald Trump, his proclivity for prenups would likely make it a smooth process.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are in one of the most stressful marital situations in politics, as first couples face constant scrutiny and ongoing speculation.The White House has never seen a divorce during a presidential term, so much of the details of any split would be unprecedented and up to the couple.Here’s how it could happen.The couple came under refreshed scrutiny when Melania moved into the White House in June 2018.Foto: Melania and Donald Trump at the White House.sourceReuters/Carlos Barria Though she insisted it was for her son to finish the school year in New York, the first lady’s delayed move in, over a year after Trump’s inauguration, sparked rumors about the couple’s marriage . The October 2016 release by The Washington Post of a tape on which Trump is heard saying that because he’s famous, he can “grab [women] by the p—-,” as well as the connection revealed later linking Trump to hush-money payments made to the porn star Stormy Daniels , which Michael Cohen testified were made under Trump’s direction, sparked ongoing rumors about the state of the first couple’s marriage . The couple has fueled speculation about marital troubles as Melania has seemed to grow distant from Trump, skipping trips , riding separately to the State of the Union, and avoiding any public mention of their wedding anniversary . Trump is a big believer in prenups, and his past divorce deals could contain hints about his private agreement with Melania.Foto: Donald Trump and Marla Maples in 1997.sourceRon Galella/WireImage Trump is no stranger to prenuptial agreements , considering his wealth, three marriages, and two divorces. “It’s a hard, painful, ugly tool,” Trump said about the agreements, which lay out predetermined terms and benefits of a divorce. “Believe me, there’s nothing fun about it.But there comes a time when you have to say, ‘Darling, I think you’re magnificent, and I care for you deeply, but if things don’t work out, this is what you’re going to get.'” The contracts can include money, houses, or anything a future spouse deems valuable enough to protect.They can also be amended over the course of a marriage to match a spouse’s growing wealth or growing family, and they are often private until the terms shake out in a divorce settlement.Trump’s prenup with his second wife, Marla Maples, was largely designed to avoid a messy public fight like the one he went through with his first divorce.A copy of his prenuptial agreement with Maples that was obtained by Vanity Fair showed that Trump wasn’t afraid to draw harsh lines in the sand in the event of a divorce, including cutting off child-support payments if the child got a job or joined the military, and barring the ex-spouse from publishing any details about the marriage.Trump’s personal wishes were likely honored by Melania, as Trump reportedly told the gossip columnist Liz Smith that negotiations had gone smoothly, saying, “The beautiful thing is that she agrees with it.She knows I have to have that.” The terms of the divorce were likely changed before Melania entered the White House, according to a divorce expert.Foto: sourceShawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images The White House was an unexpected path for the couple’s life together and likely means there were renegotiations of their initial prenup agreement, particularly by Melania.Jacqueline Newman , a managing partner and divorce litigation specialist at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, said Melania likely “upped the terms” when she was set to become first lady because of the extensive lifestyle changes she was going to experience. “Whatever amount of money she was due to receive, my guess is that she’s going to want an increased amount,” Newman said. “If they were to divorce now or after he’s no longer president, there’s going to be security detail, there’s going to be all sorts of things that are going to be very different for her as a former first lady than if she was just Donald Trump’s wife.” The couple’s only son, Barron, could also be included the deal.Foto: Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Barron Trump.sourcePablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Because Barron is only 13, any divorce agreement would have a portion focusing on the teenager’s living arrangements while he’s under 21.Deals would also be worked out to award custody to his parents and secure financial support resources for Barron while he’s underage.In his divorce from Ivana, Trump was also ordered to pay about $650,000 annually in child support for the couple’s three children, which was reportedly similar to what they agreed to in their prenuptial agreement.Trump’s divorce agreement with Maples stipulated that he would make $100,000 child support payments for his and Maples’ young daughter, Tiffany, until she turned 21 or if she got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.History suggests that there could be a replacement first lady.Foto: Trump and Ivanka Trump.sourcePablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Since the first lady is not an official position, a president can assign the role to another person, even if they’re not romantic partners.Past presidents who were single and widowed picked their nieces and daughters.Trump’s pick for a replacement first lady would likely be his eldest daughter, Ivanka, who is a senior adviser in the administration and present at many notable official events, sometimes to the confusion and chagrin of some . At 2019’s G20 conference, Ivanka was skewered for appearing alongside world leaders.The couple’s shared penthouse in Trump Tower would be up in the air.Foto: Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the President’s private residence at Trump Tower in New York City.sourceOfficial White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Trump would likely be responsible for securing a place for Melania and Barron to live, assuming they would leave the White House upon the divorce.Since the first lady put such an emphasis on Barron finishing his school year before moving into the White House, she might feel the same way about staying in Washington until he can easily go back to his New York school.The first lady also has some property of her own that could be in the mix.Melania bought the unit from Trump Tower’s condo board for $1.49 million in January 2016 , but it is still unclear what its purpose is.Even after the marriage was officially over, Melania would likely have to keep quiet about life with Trump, perhaps especially their time in Washington.Foto: Trump and Melania.sourceAssociated Press Vanity Fair reported that the confidentiality agreement signed by Maples dictated that she wouldn’t publish “any diary, memoir, letter, story, photograph, interview, article, essay, account, or description or depiction of any kind whatsoever, whether fictionalized or not, concerning (or seeming to concern) the details of the parties’ marriage.” Of any violation, it said: “Donald will suffer irreparable damage and injury in the event of any such breach.” Since she’s been privy to more sensitive events than Trump’s other wives, Melania likely wouldn’t join the scores of his former aides who spoke out after leaving the administration. . 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A 3-year-old girl was asked to choose between her mom or dad as a border patrol agent tried to separate the family

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A young girl named Sofi was asked by a Border Patrol agent if she wanted to go with her mom, or her dad, as they tried to separate the migrant family.
'A 3-year-old girl named Sofi was asked by a Border Patrol agent if she wanted to go with her mom, or her dad.As NPR reported , an agent wanted to separate the girl’s family, who came to the US from Honduras seeking asylum.Under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, asylum seekers are being sent back to Mexico as their claims are processed.Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories . It’s the kind of question that no kid, let alone a 3-year-old, should ever have to answer: do you want to go with your mom, or your dad?That’s the exact situation that faced Sophia, who goes by Sofi for short, as a Border Patrol agent tried to rip apart her family.They are from Honduras and, while at a Border Patrol holding facility in El Paso, Texas, were told by an agent that while one parent and their three children could remain in the United States, the other parent would be sent to Mexico. “The girl, because she is more attached to me, she said mom,” Sofi’s mother, Tania, told NPR through an interpreter. “But when they started to take [my husband] away, the girl started to cry.The officer said, ‘You said [you want to go] with mom.’ “ Running from a dangerous gang As NPR previously reported , Tania, her husband Joseph, and their three children, including Sofi, came to the US seeking asylum, after Tania saw her mother shot nine times by MS-13 gang members, who then ran over her body with a motorcycle.Tania’s sister-in-law, who also witnessed the brutal slaying, was killed, along with her infant daughter, after agreeing to testify in court about the murder.Tania then found a note on her front door, by the gang, instructing her and her family to leave the house.The family was told they only had 45 minutes to flee.Following an arduous journey north, with nights spent in shelters and threats from drug cartels mounting, the family finally made it to El Paso.Except, once in the US, they were told they had to go back.Foto: People walk on the international border bridge Paso del Norte to cross to El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, December 28, 2016.sourceREUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez A policy that separates asylum-seeking families Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced its Migration Protection Protocols , or the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which sends certain asylum seekers to Mexico as their claims are processed.The White House said the program would decrease the number of migrants living and working in the US while they wait for their day in immigration court, a process that can take years due to massive backlogs.Despite legal challenges, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in May that the Trump administration could continue to, at least temporarily, run the program, reversing a lower court decision that had blocked it.As of July 11, almost 20,000 asylum seekers have been returned to Mexico, according to Mexican government officials.The majority of those people, more than 9,000, were sent from El Paso to Ciudad Juárez, a city plagued by brutal drug cartels and where migrants can be easy targets.Due to the “Remain in Mexico” policy, Sofi and her family were sent back to Juárez.But, as NPR noted, their attorney, Linda Rivas, executive director of the nonprofit organization Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, tried to make the case that the family should be taken out of the Migrant Protection Protocols.She said it was because of Sofi’s heart.A heartbreaking choice Foto: Migrants scramble across the Rio Bravo to surrender to the American authorities, on the US – Mexico border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Saturday, June 15, 2019.sourceAP Photo/ Photo/Christian Torres Department of Homeland Security guidelines state that people with “known physical/mental health issues” are not supposed to be sent back to Mexico, according to NPR.And in court on Wednesday, Rivas explained to Judge Nathan Herbert how Sofi, just 3 years old, had previously experienced a heart attack.A day later, a doctor on contract by DHS examined the young girl and told the Border Patrol agents her heart condition was serious.The doctor emphasized how critical it was for the family to stay together, but the agents responded they had to be separated.That’s when they asked Sofi the heartbreaking question: mom, or dad? “I was going to be separated from my children and my wife, and I would have to go back to Juárez on my own,” Joseph told NPR through an interpreter. “I felt devastated.” On Friday, everything changed.The doctor returned and told another agent that the family needed to stick together. “He replied, yes, he was going to give him [Joseph] entrance.He also said they were giving us different court dates and the doctor told him, no, that we had entered as a family and that they had to give us the same date to all,” Tania told NPR.Later that day, the family was released to an El Paso migrant shelter and later flew to the Midwest to reunite with relatives.Texas Democratic Rep.Veronica Escobar described Sofi’s experience as an “outrage” in an interview with NPR. “It’s absolutely horrifying that a toddler would be asked to choose between two parents.It was just stunning to me,” she said. “It’s one thing to read about it; it’s another thing to actually hear a parent recounting the story firsthand in their own voice.” Read more: Trump is escalating efforts to restrict immigration by ending asylum protections for most migrants The world’s largest hotel chain is refusing to work with ICE.It may lead to more family separations, immigration officials warn.Photos and video capture Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to an overcrowded border facility where some detainees hadn’t showered for over a week . 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How to set up any Amazon Echo device and customize its settings

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You can set up any Amazon Echo device in just a few minutes.Here's how to set up an Amazon Echo with customized settings.
'You can set up any Amazon Echo device in just a few minutes using the Alexa app on your mobile device.Perhaps the trickiest part of setting up an Amazon Echo is changing your mobile device’s Wi-Fi network to the Echo’s own network.After your initial setup of the device, you can customize settings on your Echo to get the most out of it.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . For many people, an Amazon Echo (or one of its related devices, like a Dot ) is an essential part of any modern smart home.Once configured, you can play music, get the news, control devices, and much more, all using voice commands.And thankfully, setup is quite simple.Here’s what you need to know.Check out the products mentioned in this article: Amazon Echo (From $49.99 at Amazon) Amazon Echo Dot (From $22 at Amazon) How to set up an Amazon Echo 1.Start by installing the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device – there is a version of Alexa for the iPhone and Alexa for Android . You may not use this app often, but it’s essential for the initial setup. 2.Plug in your Amazon Echo . Wait a few moments for the illuminated ring at the top of the device to turn orange.This indicates it’s ready to be set up.If the ring turns purple, press and hold the Action button (the button with a dot in the center) for several seconds until the ring turns orange again.Foto: An Echo that’s ready to be set up turns orange.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider 3.Open the Alexa app on your mobile device and tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the screen (the “hamburger menu”). 4.Tap “Add Device.” 5.On the Setup screen, tap “Amazon Echo.” 6.Tap the kind of Echo device you are setting up – Echo, Echo Dot, Echo, and so on.Foto: Using the Alexa app, choose the kind of Echo you are installing.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider 7.Follow the directions on the setup screens.You will need to tap “Continue” and then, to confirm that you see the orange glow on the Echo , tap “Continue” again. 8.You will be directed to connect your phone to the Echo’s network.To do this, return to your phone’s Home screen and go to Settings.Tap “Wi-Fi,” and choose the network that starts with “Amazon-.” Foto: You’ll need to switch to your phone or tablet’s Wi-Fi controls and choose the Echo’s Wi-Fi network to finish setup.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider 9.Go back to the Home screen and start the Alexa app again.Follow the final instruction to complete setup, including choosing your Wi-Fi network for the Echo to connect to.Your mobile device will automatically reconnect to your Wi-Fi network when it’s done.How to set up voice commands for your Amazon Echo Now that the basic setup is complete, you can start to use your Amazon Echo . While most Echo models have some control buttons on top (such as mute, volume, and an Action button to give commands), most of the time you will interact with your Echo entirely via voice.To give a command, always start with the wake word “Alexa,” as in “Alexa, what time is it?” If you prefer, you can configure your Echo to respond to another word, like “Echo,” “Amazon,” or “Computer” instead.To do that: 1.Start the Alexa app, tap the hamburger menu at the top left, and tap “Settings.” 2.Tap “Device Settings” and then tap the Echo you want to configure. 3.Tap “Wake Word” and tap the word you want this Echo to respond to.Foto: Your Echo will respond to any of four different names.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider How to customize your Amazon Echo’s settings Your Echo is now ready to respond to your commands and questions.There are a lot of settings you might want to configure, though, to make Alexa more helpful.You can find these settings in the Alexa app by tapping the hamburger menu and then “Settings.” Be sure to explore these settings.Here are some settings you should be sure to look at: The Echo’s location.Your Echo will work best when it knows where in the world it’s located, such as for weather reports.You can set the location by tapping Settings, Device Settings, and the name of your Echo.Then tap “Device Location.” Your locations.If you ask your Echo about traffic conditions, it’s helpful if it knows the address of places like home and work.You can find these by tapping Settings, and then “Your Locations.” Link music services.If you want to play music through your Echo, be sure to configure it with your favorite music services, like Pandora and Spotify.You can find this by tapping Settings and then Music.Set up your news.Echo offers a “flash briefing” when you ask it to tell you then news.You can specify which news services it should pull your news summary from by tapping Settings and then Flash Briefing.There are a lot of other settings you can configure, so be sure to explore the Settings menu on the Alexa app.Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech : A complete guide to the Amazon Echo family, the smart speakers that will change your home forever ‘What can the Amazon Echo do?’: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s smart speakers ‘What is the Amazon Echo Dot?’: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s compact smart speaker ‘What is Amazon Fire TV?’: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s media streaming devices . 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Trump doubled down in his attacks on 4 Democratic congresswomen of color, calling their actions ‘horrible’ and ‘disgusting’

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'President Trump renewed attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color he had earlier said should “go back and help fix” their “broken and crime infested” countries. “If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out,” he tweeted.The tweets were directed at Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep.Rashida Tlaib and Rep.Ayanna Pressley all of whom were born in the United States, and Rep.Ilhan Omar, a US citizen born in Somalia.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on criticism of Democratic congresswomen he subjected to attacks widely decried as racist. “If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out,” he tweeted early Monday. “I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.” If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S. — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019 His tweet followed a Sunday attack on four progressive congresswomen of color, in which the president wrote that they should “go back and help fix” their “broken and crime infested” countries.The subject of the attacks were Rep.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep.Rashida Tlaib and Rep.Ayanna Pressley all of whom were born in the United States, and Rep.Ilhan Omar, a US citizen whose family were given asylum in the US after fleeing Somalia.The four – nicknamed “The Squad” – have been among the most adamant opponents of Trump’s hardline anti-immigration policy.Foto: Rep.Rashida Tlaib of MichigansourceAP Photo/Alex Brandon In another tweet Monday, Trump described the group’s actions as “horrible” and “disgusting.” He also criticized their attitudes towards Israel.When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said.So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions! — Donald J.Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019 Rep.Omar has faced criticism for her remarks on Israel , and allegations of Israeli influence in the United States.Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said in April that US policy towards Israel should change , following the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, whom she compared to Trump.Though Trump did not name the congresswomen, it was clear that they were the subject of his attack because he referenced their dispute last week with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tweeting “I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” On Sunday, Pelosi defended the congresswomen, tweeting: When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to “Make America Great Again” has always been about making America white again.Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power. https://t.co/ODqqHneyES — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 14, 2019 Trump’s tweets have also attracted international condemnation , with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s office in a statement Monday saying, “The prime minister’s view is that [the] language used to refer to the women was completely unacceptable.” Ocasio-Cortez had last week accused Pelosi of singling out “newly elected women of color” for criticism as Democrats clashed over funding for a new border security bill.In his follow-up tweets Sunday, Trump seemed to determined to further exploit the division. “If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020,” he tweeted. . The post Trump doubled down in his attacks on 4 Democratic congresswomen of color, calling their actions ‘horrible’ and ‘disgusting’ appeared first on Business Insider Nederland .'