United Kingdom, July 31 (Canadian-Media): The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)'s flagship news show, The Today Programme, spoke to Donald Trump's former chief strategist about immigration, Brexit and his relationship with Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister and Nigel Farage, a British politician, broadcaster, and political analyst serving as Leader of the Brexit Party since 2019, media reports said.
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The BBC has been criticised for giving the far-right US political strategist Steve Bannon airtime to share his views.
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former adviser, was interviewed by the broadcaster’s North American editor Jon Sopel for Radio 4’s Today programme on Wednesday.
Listeners and media commentators condemned the decision to give Mr Bannon a platform, claiming it would help legitimise his extreme agenda.
“WHY? Why would you give him airtime?” said Professor Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School. “This interview is embarrassing and irrelevant. Steve Bannon has zero to say of importance on anything and here is a credulous interview on BBC Radio 4.”
#PritiPatel, #IndianOrigin; #UK, #homesecretary
London, July 25 (Canadian-Media): Priti Patel, of Indian origin and known to back India's Narendra Modi government, has been named British home secretary in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new government, media reports said.
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Patel, who is taking over from Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who is the new chancellor of the exchequer and said,
"I will do everything in my power to keep our country safe, our people secure, and also to fight the scourge of crime that we see on our streets...I also want to thank my predecessor Sajid Javid for his commitment to the Home Office and law and order.
Patel , 47 is an outspoken critic of former Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to Brexit since she resigned as international development minister in November 2017 over secret meetings with Israeli officials.
Patel will be in charge of police, law and order, intelligence and tackling terrorism.
Boris Johnson intends to positively see the United Kingdom (UK) leave the European Union (EU) by October 31.
#NarendraModi; #world's most admired Indian, Survey; ##YouGov
London, July 19 (Canadian-Media): According to a survey conducted by UK-based internet market research and data analytics firm YouGov., Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets as world's most admired Indian, and the sixth most admired person in the world, media reports said.
The study covered the views of people in 41 countries with more than 42,000 people being interviewed to compile the list.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 (Canadian-Media): Boeing said Wednesday it will give 50 million U.S. dollars as financial relief to the families of passengers and crew members who lost their lives in the two deadly air crashes, Xinhua news reporst said.
Expressing sympathy for the victims, Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, said this tragedy which had taken many lives weighed heavily on them at Boeing.
Ken Feinberg, U.S. airplane maker said a veteran compensation expert had been hired for the distribution o air crash victims and their families.
"Through our partnership with Feinberg and Biros, we hope affected families receive needed assistance as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Muilenburg.
Since March 2019, the 737 MAX jets have been grounded globally due to safety concerns.
WASHINGTON, July 16 (Canadian-Media) -- A bill was passed Tuesday by the U.S. House of Representatives to condemn U.S. President Donald Trump for his racist comments against four Democratic congresswomen, media reports said.
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This was a reaction to Trump's racist tweets asking the four congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, to leave the country and go back to where they had come from.