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foto's van de protestborden bij de demo tegen trump in den haag


op het malieveld werd gister vanaf een uur of vier oedelijk gedemonstreerd tegen trump en zijn xenofobe beleid. hoewel op facebook meer dan zestienduizend mensen hadden aangegeven dat ze geïnteresseerd waren, stond het grasveld niet vol – volgens de berichten waren er "enkeleduizendenmensen" op de been. het protest was georganiseerd door wouter booij, die ook als persvoorlichter werkt voor de pvda den haag. in zijn toespraak maakte hij duidelijk dat het niet alleen om trump ging, maar om elke vorm van uitsluiting in de wereld. "er bestaan geen eerste- en tweederangs burgers!" riep hij. "dit is de grens!" naast bezorgde burgers waren er veel politici en pers aanwezig. minister jet bussemaker en politici van de partijen denk, pvda, sp, groenlinks en d66 gaven een praatje, en ook amnesty in






meet the people keeping the original xbox online


macka1080|10m ago|article|1|some folks prefer the consoles and gameplay styles of yesteryear. haloxboxwaypoint.vice.comread full story >>waypoint.vice.com






sri lankan navy commander on tow day official visit to kochi


by: pti | kochi | published:february 2, 2017 7:19 pmvice admiral r c wijegunaratne, the commander of sri lanka navy, accompanied by a four-member delegation, is on a two day official visit to kochi, consolidating existing strong bilateral naval relations between the two countries. prior to arriving in kochi on , he had visited delhi and goa.watch what ele is making newsa navy release said wijegunaratne had the occasion to undergo training course at kochi as a sub lieutenant of ships in 1983-84 and subsequently his speciali ion course in anti-submarine warfare in 1989. the admiral had also undergone a course at the prestigious national defence college new delhi in 2010.“vice admiral a r karve,flag officer commanding-in-chief, southern naval command, held discussions with the commander of s






steek je middelvinger op naar trump in een roze hoofddoekselfie van xaviera alte


als reactie op het inreisverbod van trump maakte de rotterdamse illustrator xaviera altena do it yourselfie: een template van een vrouw met roze hoofddoek en roze gelakte middelvinger, waarin je je eigen hoofd kunt plakken. kijk, zo: voor broadly nederland maakte xaviera onlangs bewegende tekeningen bij een stuk over tongzoenen, maar de laatste tijd richt ze zich ook op actuele sociale ontwikkelingen. feminisme, racisme en gender zijn zaken waar ze zich om bekommert, en de illustraties die ze daarover maakt zijn net zo vriendelijk en in dezelfde knalkleuren. zo ook deze do-it-yourselfie tegen trump. xaviera was, net als veel anderen, boos en terneergeslagen over de maatregelen van trump. toen ze erachter kwam dat dit verbod direct effect had op haar vrienden in nederland, was ze er helem






former vice president biden to launch charitable foundation


former vice president joe biden and his wife, jill, on wednesday will launch the biden foundation, a charitable organization with a wide-ranging agenda, including fighting cancer, preventing ual ault, supporting military families and promoting education.the foundation, which is incorporated in delaware but will be headquartered in washington, will provide an avenue for the bidens to champion the same kinds of policies they pursued while serving in the white house.“we look forward to this new chapter where we will continue our work to ensure that everyone — no matter their income level, race, gender, age, or uality — is treated with dignity and gets a fair s at achieving the american dream,” the couple said in a statement.joe biden said in a recent interview with the washington post that he






the white house’s vague statements about frederick dougl


- president trump and press secretary sean spicer highlighted frederick dougl on feb. 1, the first day of black history month. trump said that dougl , the former slave, abolitionist, author and vice-presidential candidate, "is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, i notice.”()






the white house’s confusing statements about frederick dougl


- president trump and press secretary sean spicer highlighted frederick dougl on feb. 1, the first day of black history month. it was unclear from their statements if the two were aware that dougl , the former slave, abolitionist, author and vice-presidential candidate, died in 1895.()






shaikh mohammad stops to watch cycling tour in dubai


ruler of dubai and crown prince catch cyclists as they participated in the first stage of dubai tourdubai: his highness shaikh mohammad bin rashid al maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai, took time off on tuesday to watch the fourth edition of the dubai tour.good luck to everyone! #






‘tireless paigner’ e ahamed’s services to nation will be remembered: president p


by: ani | new delhi | published:february 1, 2017 11:35 amcondoling the demise of former union minister and indian union muslim league (iuml) leader e. ahamed, president pranab mukherjee on wednesday said the former was a tireless paigner for the welfare of underprivileged, adding that his services to the nation would be long remembered.“heartfelt condolences over sad demise of iuml president, former minister and mp, #eahamed, who was a friend and colleague of long years,” president mukherjee tweeted.watch what else is making news“eahamed was a tireless paigner for welfare of underprivileged, his services to the nation will be long remembered,” he added.prime minister narendra modi, union finance minister and bharatiya janata party (bjp) leaders have also condoled the demise of ahamed.cong






iran official ali kafashian opts out of asian election for fifa position


by: ap | kuala lumpur | published:february 2, 2017 8:54 pmiranian soccer official ali kafashian has dropped out of an election to join the fifa council, and officials from south korea and philippines have entered.the asian football confederation said thursday that four men are competing for three seats on the ruling council at a rescheduled election on may 8 in bahrain. the contenders are zhang jian of china, sheik ahmad al sabah of kuwait, mariano varaneta of philippines and chung mong-gyu of south korea.the four contenders for one protected fifa seat for asian women are moya dodd of australia, mafuza akhter of bangladesh, han un gyong of north korea and susan shalabi of palestine. all are members of the afc executive committee.all potential candidates must p an eligibility and integrity






fotograaf issa touma bleef tijdens de oorlog aleppo in en uit reizen om het verh


in het amsterdamse café waar de syrische fotograaf en filmmaker issa touma en ik hebben afgesproken zit een clubje franse jongens heel hard te praten. "i can get these guys out of here in no time," zegt touma. ik kijk hem vragend aan. "i show them my p port and tell them i'm wearing a bomb." we lachen. de jongens schreeuwen hun conver ie voort. humor, een buslading cynisme en de drang om dingen gedaan te krijgen, dat drukt touma ergens wel uit. hij is ook een bewonderenswaardig persoon. toen de oorlog in 2011 in aleppo begon, ging hij niet weg. hij vond manieren om de stad in en uit te reizen en vertelt sindsdien verhalen uit de syrische stad. dat doet hij door middel van fototentoonstellingen en films, door lezingen te geven en door met studenten werken. zijn eerste film 9 days - from m






ik kleedde me als een idioot op de fashionweek om erachter te komen wat fashion


wat is mode? ik weet het niet. en in deze tijd van fashionblogs, sociale media en hashtags zoals #ootd raak ik al helemaal de draad kwijt. begrijp me niet verkeerd, ik vul mijn kledingkast ook graag met leuke kleren, maar wanneer mensen op de rode loper worden bejubeld of juist belachelijk aakt vanwege hun stijl, vraag ik me vaak af: waarom? want wie bepaalt wanneer fout weer goed is? en mag je bijvoorbeeld ook jurken van vlees dragen, of het podium betreden in een donald duck-pak? gelukkig vond afgelopen weekend de amsterdam fashionweek plaats, hét evenement voor modebloggers en -vloggers, liefhebbers, designers en toekomstige fashionista's zoals ikzelf. althans, dat hoopte ik dan. om erachter te komen hoe ik me het best kan kleden aankomend jaar besloot ik er een beetje rond te hangen in






sara uit brabant krijgt geen visum voor de vs omdat ze een iraanse vader heeft


afgelopen vrijdag ging trumps reisverbod van kracht; mensen uit irak, iran, jemen, libië, somalië, soedan en syrië mogen de komende maanden de vs niet meer in, en er geldt een al een verbod voor alle vluchtelingen voor de komende 120 dagen. op veel plekken leidde dat tot protest tegen het zogenaamde 'moslimverbod', en morgen wordt er ook in den haag geprotesteerd. nederlanders met een nationaliteit uit een van deze landen mogen ook niet naar de vs reizen; klm weigerde zaterdag al zeven mensen die op het vliegtuig naar amerika wilde stappen. broadly sprak met sara mir (22) uit den bosch, die vanwege haar iraanse nationaliteit niet meer op studiereis kan naar de vs.  broadly: hey sara, wat is er gebeurd? sara mir: ik zou 6 april met studiegenoten van mijn master arbeidsrecht op studiereis g






nypd to double size of vice squad in human trafficking probes


in a new initiative aimed at addressing human trafficking, the city’s top cop ordered new training for police on dealing with victims by doubling the size of the nypd’s vice squad. police commissioner james o’neill said wednesday he will add 25 new cops to the citywide vice enforcement unit to conduct trafficking investigations. the nypd now has a 24-hour line for victims and others with information about trafficking to call. “we (are) altering the law enforcement mindset in training and recognition,” o’neill said. “we’ve already switched our emphasis from prostitutes and are focusing on pimps and the johns who pay for their services.” he said the nypd will be doing more long-term investigations aimed at buyers and promoters.mexican fugitive charged with running nyc trafficking ring “the






hamdan credits erc success to leadership’s support


abu dhabi: shaikh hamdan bin zayed al nahyan, ruler’s representative in the western region and chairman of emirates red crescent (erc), has stressed that support enjoyed by the erc programmes and projects from the uae leadership has placed it in a leading position among humanitarian organi ions around the world.while chairing the first erc board meeting in the year of giving at al nakheel palace, shaikh hamdan hailed the support of president his highness shaikh khalifa bin zayed al nahyan, and follow-up of his highness shaikh mohammad bin rashid al maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai, and his highness shaikh mohammad bin zayed al nahyan, crown prince of abu dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the uae armed forces, to the humanitarian work.






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o)lansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said agen "got right to work on m






senator says army is told to approve dakota pipeline easement


bismarck, n.d. — north dakota sen. john hoeven says the acting secretary of the army has directed the army corps of engineers to proceed with an easement necessary to complete the dakota access pipeline.hoeven issued a statement tuesday after he says acting army secretary robert speer informed him of the decision. hoeven said he also spoke with vice president mike pence.a spokesman for the u.s. army did not immediately respond to requests for comment tuesday night. hoeven spokesman don canton says that speer’s move means the easement “isn’t quite issued yet, but they plan to approve it” within days.completion of the $3.8 billion project is finished except for a section under the missouri river at lake oahe in north dakota. the pipeline has been the target of months of protests.






top rick snyder aide joins staff of vp mike pence


jarrod agen(p o: handout p o) 36 connectlinkedinemailmorelansing — gov. rick snyder's chief of staff jarrod agen is leaving snyder's office to become communications director for u.s. vice president mike pence, the white house announced late wednesday.agen, snyder's chief of staff since january 2016, has been named deputy istant to the president and director of communications to the vice president."jarrod’s experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," pence said in a news release. "having worked on the ground in several states throughout our country, he mixes an outside-of-washington approach with high-level federal experience."agen joined the governor's office as communications director in 2014.snyder issued a statement wednesday that said






two republican senators say they will vote against devos for education secretary


education secretary nominee betsy devos testifies on capitol hill in washington. (ap p o/carolyn kaster)sens. susan collins (r-maine) and lisa murkowski (r-alaska) said wednesday that they intend to vote against the confirmation of president trump’s education secretary nominee, betsy devos, giving democrats two of at least three republican votes they would need to block her appointment.both senators said that while they appreciate devos’s efforts to help at-risk children through advocating for vouchers and charter schools, they are concerned that devos lacks the experience needed to lead the nation’s public schools. devos has no professional experience in public schools, and she did not attend public schools herself or send her own children to them.“she appears to view education through th






budweiser’s super bowl ad shows founder’s journey to u.s.


this year’s budweiser super bowl ad tells the story o erman immigrant who co-founded the famous all-american beer company and his journey to the u.s. “we created the budweiser commercial to highlight the ambition of our founder, adolphus busch, and his unrelenting pursuit of the american dream,” marcel marcondes, vice president of marketing at anheuser-busch, said in a statement to the daily news.(budweiser) marcondes added that the commercial highlights the company’s 141-year history and that the idea had been in the works for nearly a year. the unveiling of the new ad comes after president trump signed an executive order prohibiting citizens of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. but budweiser insists the timing is merely a coincidence.  new york officially joins lega






een middag met de laatste asielzoekers die amerika binnenkwamen voor de vluchtel


in de kelder van een imposante kerk in new haven in connecticut komen een jongetje in een elvenpakje en een meisje in een prinsessenjurk het klaslokaal binnengerend. ze zijn op zoek naar hun moeder, die samen met andere afghaanse en irakese vrouwen een spoedcursus volgt over de amerikaanse wetten, cultuur, en allerhande praktische zaken. achteraf blijkt de les een van de laatste cursussen in zijn soort te zijn die voorlopig in amerika worden gegeven, nu trump een vluchtelingenstop heeft ingesteld. ongeveer vijftig mannen, vrouwen en kinderen uit een handjevol landen zitten aan kleine, ronde tafeltjes naar een rollenspel te kijken over verschillende aspecten van het amerikaanse leven. integratiemedewerkers geven tips over het omgaan met echtelijke ruzies, interacties met artsen, en gezondh






budweiser’s super bowl ad shows founder’s journey to u.s.


this year’s budweiser super bowl ad tells the story o erman immigrant who co-founded the famous all-american beer company and his journey to the u.s. “we created the budweiser commercial to highlight the ambition of our founder, adolphus busch, and his unrelenting pursuit of the american dream,” marcel marcondes, vice president of marketing at anheuser-busch, said in a statement to the daily news.(budweiser) marcondes added that the commercial highlights the company’s 141-year history and that the idea had been in the works for nearly a year. the unveiling of the new ad comes after president trump signed an executive order prohibiting citizens of seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. but budweiser insists the timing is merely a coincidence.  follow the daily news sports o






er komt een woonreservaat voor millennials in amsterdam


een impressie van de woonexperience in de lofts 020, via hun websitewie weleens op zoek is geweest naar een woning in amsterdam – en als we moeten afgaan op de totaal geflipte huizenmarkt is dat zo'n beetje iedereen ooit – weet dat de hel bestaat. waar dante het in zijn goddelijke komedie had over de negen ringen van de hel, weet de amsterdammer dat er maar één ring is die telt – die ene ring waarbinnen je per se moet wonen. bovendien is het amsterdamse huizenprobleem niet alleen een hoofdstedelijk probleem meer. al die arme amsterdammers die geen huis kunnen vinden, worden inmiddels naar rotterdam getrokken door de nog enigszins normale huurprijzen, waardoor ook daar de woningmarkt binnenkort wel verziekt en verzadigd zal zijn. gelukkig zijn er nog barmhartige geesten in amsterdam die he






rex tillerson sworn-in as us secretary of state


by: pti | washington | updated: february 2, 2017 7:35 am rex tillerson, flanked by his wife renda st. clair, left, and president donald trump, right, speaks during a ceremony in the oval office of the white house in washington where he is sworn in as secretary of state. (source: ap p o)rex tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of exxon mobil, has been sworn in as president donald trump’s secretary of state after having been confirmed by the senate earlier in the day. “though you inherit enormous challenges in the middle east and around the world, i do believe we can achieve peace and stability in these very, very troubled times,” trump said at the swearing-in ceremony in the white house’s oval office. 64-year-old tillerson, who was confirmed by the senate in a 56-43 vote, was






we spraken met sterrenkundige nienke van der marel over planeten, sterren en de


deze week besteedt broadly aandacht aan bijgelovigheid, alternatieve geneeswijzen en de stand van de sterren. we spraken met mensen die antwoorden zoeken – en vinden – buiten het aardse bestaan, en we verkeerden zelf ook in hogere sferen.vooral in de zomer zet mijn vader regelmatig zijn telescoop op in de tuin, dus al sinds kind af aan kijk ik naar de sterren. helaas was ik een ramp in vakken als natuurkunde, dus een baan als sterrenkundige zat er voor mij niet in. bij nienke van der marel (30) ligt dat anders: ze werd geboren in groningen, waar de sterrenhemel ongetwijfeld ook mooi kan zijn, maar nu woont ze voor haar werk zo'n 11.600 kilometer verderop: in honolulu op hawaï. we spraken met haar over de vorming van planeten, wonen op hawaï, en waar je de mooiste sterren kunt zien.nienke o






scott walker advises white house on gutting federal unions


madison, wis. — wisconsin gov. scott walker said wednesday that he spoke with vice president pence about how the white house can implement on a federal level parts of the republican governor's contentious policy that all-but eliminated collective bargaining for public sector unions in the state. president trump has talked about wanting to weaken collective bargaining protections for federal employees, most of whom can't currently bargain over wages or benefits, to make it easier to hire and fire government workers and base pay on merit rather than tenure. those changes would require an act of congress. walker severely restricted union power in wisconsin and is now talking with the trump administration about "how they may take bits and pieces of what we did" with the union law and civil se






rahul gandhi vows to bring back jobs to punjab


new delhi: congress vice-president rahul gandhi today said what used to be the pride of punjab—factories and jobs—were now shifting to jharkhand and chattisgarh. if the congress government was elected, it would bring back the jobs, he said while addressing an election rally at sangrur in punjab. rahul also said that congress, if elected, would build a world-cl cancer hospital in the state and eradicate the disease which is rampant now. "during the upa rule, farmer loans worth rs 70,000 crore were waived off and if elected to power, the congress government will again waive off farm loans," he said. accusing delhi chief minister and aam aadmi party head arvind kejriwal of inciting violence in the poll-bound state, he said kejriwal was siding with the people who incited violence. he blamed s






landmark group partners with global happiness dialogue


event to host 300 international happiness experts ahead of world government summitdubai: the world government summit 2017 announced that it has selected landmark group as exclusive partner for the global happiness dialogue that is set to be held in dubai on urday, 11 february 2017, one day ahead of the summit’s launch. the dialogue will be the latest addition to the fifth edition of the definitive summit.the global happiness dialogue is the first and largest international gathering of its kind that will convene happiness experts, government officials, and representatives of international organizations to discuss ways that help governments to ensure the happiness to their people.ohoud al roumi, minister of state for happiness and vice chair of the world government summit, stressed that the






sonia gandhi condoles demise of e ahamed


by: pti | new delhi | updated: february 1, 2017 11:22 amcongress president sonia gandhi today condoled the demise of former union minister e ahamed, remembering him as an outstanding parliamentarian. “he was a committed democrat and beloved leader of kerala, whose simple lifestyle and commitment to the cause of people was an example to an entire generation,” gandhi said.congress vice president rahul gandhi also expressed condolences on the kerala leader’s death.watch video | former minister e ahamed dies after cardiac arrest, family accuses hospital of “unprofessionalism”“deeply saddened by the demise of shri e ahamed. a veteran parliamentarian& a valued colleague, he served his country with honour &dedication.“my thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones in this






teacher who had with three students is denied parole


a jailed former english teacher admitted last week that losing sight of her “values” led her to having with three of her students — one of whom was a 16-year-old boy she defiled in a church parking lot.but her mea culpa wasn’t enough to convince the utah board of pardons and parole, which on tuesday ruled that brianne land altice will have to spend at least two more years in the slammer.altice, 37, a former teacher at david high school in kaysville, ut, was sentenced in 2015 to two to 30 years in prison on three felony counts of forcible abuse. the board ordered her to attend a offender treatment program before her next hearing in april 2019.the disgraced teacher told officials last week that her low self-esteem drove her to seek out the company of her students in 2015.“i clearly lost sigh






kerala bjp leader among many hurt in clashes during protest


thiruvananthapuram: bharatiya janata party leader p.p. vava was among many injured in clashes during a protest at the kerala capital on wednesday. the protest was in connection with the students’ strike at the kerala law academy, raising multiple demands. vava is the state vice-president of the bjp.the students of the kerala law academy, a privately managed college, have been on strike demanding the resignation of the college principal and television personality, lakshmi nair.students have also complained against her alleged high-handedness and accused her of racial abuse, a charge she has denied.a march by bjp activists from peroorkada to the law college turned violent, prompting police to use water cannons, tear gas shelling and a cane charge. the bjp had called for an education strike i






officials interview woman who infiltrated gop retreat, identity revealed


law enforcement officials have interviewed the interloper who managed to slip into the congressional republican retreat in downtown philadelphia last week, fox news has learned. sources identified her as philadelphia reporter emily guendelsberger.officials from the secret service, u.s. capitol police and philadelphia police conducted the interview on wednesday, fox news is told.sources said guendelsberger was questioned after posing as a congressional spouse and sneaking into the retreat, which featured presentations by president trump, vice president pence, british prime minister theresa may and scores of lawmakers.the host site loews el in philadelphia was locked down during the retreat, preventing even journalists from entering, relegating them to across the street. but sources said gue






two republican senators say they will vote against devos for education secretary


education secretary nominee betsy devos testifies on capitol hill. (carolyn kaster/ap)sens. susan collins (r-maine) and lisa murkowski (r-alaska) said wednesday that they intend to vote against the confirmation of president trump’s education secretary nominee, betsy devos, giving democrats two of at least three republican votes they would need to block her appointment.republican leaders said that despite the defections, they are confident devos will be confirmed.“she’ll be confirmed — you can take that to the bank,” said sen. john cornyn (r-tex.), the majority whip.both collins and murkowski said on the senate floor that while they appreciate devos’s efforts to help at-risk children through advocating for vouchers and charter schools, they are concerned that devos lacks the experience need