Former First Lady Michelle Obama has told climate activist Greta Thunberg to 'ignore the doubters' and to stand firm in her beliefs after receiving mocking tweets from President Trump. 'Don't let anyone dim your light. Like the girls I've met in Vietnam and all over the world,you have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on,' Mrs Obama wrote on Friday morning. Obama recently traveled to Vietnam with actress Julia Roberts as part of the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance program which looks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. Michelle Obama sent Greta Thunberg a public message of support on Twitter 'Don't let anyone dim your light,' Obama tweeted. 'You have so much to offer us all. Ignore the doubters and know that millions of people are cheering you on.' After the President tweeted, Thunberg updated her Twitter bio to reflect Trump's comments. Her message of solidarity … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama tells Greta Thunberg to ‘ignore the doubters’ after Trump tweeted it was ‘so ridiculous’ for the 16-year-old to be named Time’s Person of the Year
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LONDON - Friday the 13th is considered unlucky for some but not for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was preparing to meet Queen Elizabeth II after winning a landslide victory in Thursday's general election. From the United States to India, and Germany to Israel, news of Johnson's win was met with a largely positive response from several world leaders who swiftly congratulated Johnson on his solid victory. As of Friday morning, the Conservative party had won 364 of Parliament's 650 seats, clearing the way for Johnson to press ahead with his promise to deliver Brexit. Despite the stunning result, reaction in Britain was mixed, with the hashtag #notmygovernment trending in first place on Twitter in response to the Conservative win. Those who had desperately hoped for a second referendum on Brexit woke to find their dream had been scuppered. "Rejoice!" Exclaimed the front page of the Daily Mail on Friday morning. "Boris surges to landslide win," it wrote. On Thursday, the Mail … [Read more...] about World leaders congratulation Johnson on landslide victory
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has praised the leadership shown by teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg, saying that he is her "biggest fan."Gore was in Madrid this week to urge governments at a United Nations climate summit to do more to tackle climate change, and gave an address at the Climate Reality Project conference.In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Gore, who became a prominent environmental lobbyist after he lost the 2000 U.S. election to George W Bush, said that Thunberg was providing a new voice that was being listened to by other generations."I am her biggest fan. I think she has a striking clairvoyance and eloquence in her statements, and provides a breath of fresh air," Gore said."Perhaps the older men I hear who oppose her, do so because they know she's right. I think she has shown extraordinary elegance and leadership," he said.President Donald Trump has made some barbed comments about her on Twitter. The latest was this week, when Time … [Read more...] about Older Men Who Oppose Greta Thunberg Do So ‘Because They Know She’s Right,’ Says ‘Biggest Fan’ Al Gore
On the eve of a quarterfinal World Cup elimination game against one of the best soccer teams in the world, U.S. Women's National Team captain Megan Rapinoe stood by an earlier statement she had made, preemptively (and profanely) turning down a visit to the White House."I stand by the comments I made about not wanting to go to the White House, with the exception of the expletive," explained Rapinoe at a news conference Thursday in France. "My mom would be very upset about that."In January, Rapinoe made an offhand comment that she was "not going to the f...ing White House if we win."With the U.S. team attempting to win their second World Cup title in a row, and their fourth in total — which would have almost certainly meant an invite to the White House — that quote was resurrected earlier this week.On Wednesday, President Donald Trump responded with a tweet (initially sent to the wrong Megan) of his own: "Women's soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is "not going to … [Read more...] about U.S. Soccer Captain Megan Rapinoe Stands by White House Comments, Apologizes for Profanity
Liu Jingyao, a University of Minnesota student who accused the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu of rape, in Minneapolis, Aug. 4, 2019. China's elites face little scrutiny over widespread claims of sexual harassment and assault; victims can face shaming on an astonishing scale. Liu has been called a slut, a whore, a liar and worse on online posts viewed by hundreds of millions. (Caroline Yang/The New York Times) less Liu Jingyao, a University of Minnesota student who accused the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu of rape, in Minneapolis, Aug. 4, 2019. China's elites face little scrutiny over widespread claims of sexual ... more Photo: Caroline Yang, NYT Photo: Caroline Yang, NYT Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Liu Jingyao, a University of Minnesota student who accused the Chinese … [Read more...] about She accused a tech billionaire of rape. The Chinese internet turned against her.
(Reuters) - A breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks and hopes of an orderly Brexit after a landslide election victory for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted Europe’s benchmark share index to within striking distance of an all-time high on Friday. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Staff China and the United States have agreed on the text of a “phase one” trade deal, Beijing said on Friday. China said it had agreed to step up purchases of U.S. agricultural products, while U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington would suspend tariffs on Chinese imports scheduled for Sunday. The pan-European STOXX 600 closed up 1.1%, buoyed by the major step forward in resolving a trade war that has hit global supply chains and roiled markets for over 16 months. The UK-focused FTSE mid-cap index .FTMC jumped 3.4%, after touching a record high earlier in the session, as the … [Read more...] about Decisive UK election, trade deal lift European shares close to record high