‘Utterly shameless!’ Piers Morgan tears into Chuka Umunna on overturning Brexit pledge

Mr Umunna told the host he had answered his questions, but the presenter hit back: “No, you haven’t answered my question.” The guest replied: “I’ve answered your question. You may not like the answer Piers but the answer is a referenda are not the only way to determine things in this country, we also determine […]

‘Pledge’ Review: A Lean, Mean Fraternity Murder Convenes in Daniel Robbins’ Thriller [Fantasia Film Festival]

As a college attendee who never participated in Greek life myself, fraternal thrillers are always something of an outside-looking-in affair. My behind-closed-doors knowledge comes only from friends who recall their “elephant walks” or 24-hour drinking binges, always uttered with an air of unbelievableness. That’s what makes this subgenre so difficult. Can a movie sell sorority […]

North Korea’s missile program reportedly continues after Trump and Kim Jong Un’s pledge to promote ‘peace and prosperity’

Evan Vucci/AP North Korea is reportedly continuing to build missiles at a research facility despite its leader’s pledge to work toward “peace and prosperity” on the Korean Peninsula, The Washington Post reported on Monday night. US intelligence officials familiar Pyongyang’s operations say that new evidence, including recent satellite photos, suggest the regime is producing at […]

Trans people won’t get legal access to public single-sex spaces, ministers pledge

Trans people will not be legally entitled to access single-sex spaces, the government said. The Equalities Commission said the rights of those identifying as female should not override those of women who are biologically female. Despite warnings from rights campaigners that single-sex facilities, such as toilets and changing rooms, discriminate against the transgender community, the […]

Children are being forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to a country that separated them from their parents

Migrant children are being forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in shelters after authorities separated them from their parents. The children are forced to recite the pledge in English every morning “out of respect.” This is occurring at Casa Padre, the country’s largest shelter for migrant children, which gained attention for its cramped sleeping […]

Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization – Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump’s assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after Pyongyang gets rid of all its nukes, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. Moon was speaking in the wake of the surprise talks he held with the North’s leader […]

Russia & Syria call for on-the-ground probe in Douma, pledge to provide security to OPCW experts

Moscow has proposed to create an independent investigative mechanism into the alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, promising, along with the Syrian army, to guarantee prompt access for experts to the site. Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, has reiterated that Russia will support a thorough investigation into the alleged use […]

Trump walking back on US pledge to invest $200mn in Syria recovery – report

US President Donald Trump has reportedly pulled over $ 200 million in funds earmarked for Syria. It comes after he hinted that the US would no longer bother itself with Syrian problems upon achieving its military goals there. Over $ 200 million in US assistance for the war-ravaged country, promised by former Secretary of State […]

Uber, Lyft, and others sign ‘shared mobility pledge’ to improve urban transportation options

Ridesharing startups like Uber and Lyft have been notorious for clashing with city leaders as they’ve expanded. Now, as many transportation startups are looking toward autonomous technology, 15 of them have signed on to a joint mobility pledge, outlining for skeptical city leaders how they aim to create more livable, sustainable cities. The 10  “shared […]

Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal

Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart) We wrote earlier this week about how Comcast has changed its promises to uphold net neutrality by pulling back from previous statements that it won’t charge websites or other online applications for fast lanes. Comcast spokesperson Sena Fitzmaurice has been claiming that we got the story wrong. But a further examination of […]