Archive for: July 2016

Trump Claims Being Attacked By a Fallen Soldier’s “Muslim Parents”

According to GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, Khizr and Ghazala Khan had “viciously attacked” him during the Democratic National Convention.

The Khans — parents of fallen US Captain Humayun Khan who fought in Iraq — said the candidate had no empathy for the fallen soldier.

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Mr Khan said:

‘His [Trump’s] policies, his practices do not reflect that he has any understanding of the basic fundamental constitutional principles of this country, what makes this country exceptional, what makes this country exceptional in the history of the mankind.

‘There are principles of equal dignity, principle of liberty. He talks about excluding people, disrespecting judges, the entire judicial system, immigrants, Muslim immigrants. These are — divisive rhetoric that is totally against the basic constitutional principle.

‘If you read the Constitution, you will — either deliberately would be violating those principles, or you have not read.

‘That is why I have watched whole year and rest of the world has watched, and the love and affection and support that we have received after my statement at every corner of the street, at every place, the affection, the support, the love that I have received, that we continue to receive, is a testament that he is talking about ignorance.

‘He is not fully aware of these principles.’

The Republican Candidate said he did not have a chance to respond against Khizr Khan’s criticism during the Democratic Convention.

EU “Friends” Will Not Be Abandoned – Johnson

According to Leave Representative Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom will not abandon its “friends” in the European Union. During his attendance in Brussels, Mr Johnson said he wanted to see that all the countries of the EU have a “co-ordinated response” to terrorism in response to the attack in Nice, Paris.

As the post-Brexit government’s new foreign secretary, Mr Johnson has met with EU counterparts and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Before he arrived to Brussels, Mr Johnson’s plane had to make an emergency landing, delaying his schedule. The small incident involved a technical issue with one of the engines.

James Robbins, the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent, said that although Brexit was not on the agenda “Mr Johnson’s fellow ministers are bound to be sizing up their nemesis”.

“Today’s meetings are bound to be odd, when the man who compared the EU’s ambitions to create a super-state to those of Adolf Hitler, sits down with the 27 other ministers,” he added.

The meeting comes after new Brexit Secretary David Davis said EU migrants who come to the UK as a departure date nears may not be given the right to stay.

He said there might have to be a cut-off point if there were a “surge” in new arrivals but any steps must be compatible with EU law.

New Philippine President Vows to ‘Intensify Fight Against Corruption’

Once a Mayor of Philippine’s Davao City for two decades, Rodrigo Duterte, known internationally as Duterte ‘Harry’ or ‘The Punisher’, has been inaugurated into office. Supporters believe him to be pro-poor and capable of achieving more where past administrations had failed.

Duterte is the Philippines’ 16th president jumping from Mayor of Davao City. His huge popularity is owed to his swift end to drug distribution and organised crime in Davao City. As mayor for two decades, he had improved the quality of life in Mindanao’s prime city.

After he made his pledge, his speech centred on stating that some of his methods may be illegal, but stressed that his being a lawyer has allowed him to know right from wrong.

“I see the erosion of the people’s trust in our country’s leaders, the erosion of faith in our judicial system, the erosion of confidence in the capacity of our public servants to make the people’s lives better, safer and healthier,” he said in his speech.

Duterte won majority of the public’s support as he shared the disgust against political dynasties and failure of successive governments to tackle poverty and inequality.

He was often compared to the US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, another populist candidate. But analysts drew the line as Duterte has political leadership experience being mayor and understands management and the law better than the latter.