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Britain's new Prime-Minister Boris Johnson suffered the first serious blow to his leadership on Thursday when his ruling Conservative Party lost a seat in Wales, cutting its working majority in parliament to just one. The seat in Brecon and Radnorshire was won by Jane Dodds, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats, who overturned a majority of more than 8,000 votes to beat Conservative Chris Davies. The by-election was triggered when 19% of voters signed a recall petition after Davies was...

JAMESTOWN, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire in Washington for verbal attacks on racial minority lawmakers, condemned American slavery on Tuesday at the 400th anniversary of the first legislative assembly in Virginia. Trump gave a scripted speech at the site of the first legislative assembly in Jamestown, Virginia, after touring the Jamestown church and a mock 1619 village. In his remarks, he honored the first people to form a government in what would become the United...

The 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg is to address the French parliament on Tuesday afternoon but she is likely to get a frosty reaction from a group of right-wing MPs. On Saturday, Guillaume Larrivé, presidential candidate of Les Républicains, called on his colleagues to "boycott" Thunberg’s speech at the National Assembly. “We don't need apocalyptic gurus to fight climate change intelligently, we need scientific progress and political courage.” Republican Julien Aubert also announced that he would not show up to “applaud the...

Three new crewmembers will lift off for the International Space Station on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano from the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov are due to lift off in a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmosdrone in Kazakhstan. You can watch the launch live in the video player above, from 18.20 CEST. The three crew members are expected to arrive at the ISS at around 11:50pm...

A Polish news magazine has announced plans to distribute stickers proclaiming an “LGBT-free zone” to its readers, reports CNN. The far-right weekly publication Gazeta Polska said it intends to include the stickers, which feature an image of a black cross over a Pride flag alongside the inflammatory slogan, in its next issue. The stickers have sparked international outrage and was criticized by the US Ambassador to Poland. “I am disappointed and concerned that some groups use stickers to promote hatred and intolerance,”...

A magazine in Poland is going to be distributing “LGBT-free zone” stickers to their readers. Gazeta Polska is a far-right nationalist weekly magazine in Poland that supports the Law and Justice Party, which is anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant. The magazine said that it will be distributing stickers that say “LGBT-FREE ZONE” and show a rainbow flag with an “X” through it in next week’s issue. Pavel Rabiej, deputy president of Warsaw and a centrist, said on Twitter that he would file a complaint...

The historic and successful Apollo 11 mission could have gone very differently. As the world remembers mankind's first steps on the moon on the 50th anniversary of the mission, the incredulity of it is hard to overlook as it could have ended in disaster. US President Richard Nixon's speechwriter William Safire had prepared a speech in the event that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never made it back from the moon. The speech that Nixon thankfully never had to give was...

European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen said she was “very relieved” after securing Europe’s top job by the tightest of margins — but denied her slender victory would lead to more political turmoil. MEPs endorsed her by only 9 votes above the minimum on Tuesday after a controversial and much-criticised nomination process. But the first woman to hold Europe’s top job told Euronews' Darren McCaffrey that she was simply pleased to win after having only two weeks to convince MEPs...

Ursula von der Leyen has been making a final pitch to MEPs to convince them to approve her as next European Commission president in a vote later on Tuesday. You can watch analysis of her speech by Euronews' political editor Darren McCaffrey in the video player, above. In her speech she promoted multilateralism, fair trade, and rules-based order, saying it was the "European way". Von der Leyen also spoke about what she called Europe's duty to save lives in the Mediterranean,...

French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Saturday the launch of a new space military command during a speech on the eve of the Bastille Day celebrations in France. Speaking in front of a military audience at the French Defense ministry in Paris, the president added that the new command would eventually be part of his country's air force. The investment involved has yet to be determined. "To give substance to this doctrine and ensure the development and reinforcement of our space capabilities,...
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Administrators told 18-year-old Christian Bales that his speech was "too confrontational, too angry, too personal." One Kentucky Catholic school has come under fire after rejecting its gay and gender-nonconforming valedictorian’s commencement speech. Christian Bales, the 2018 valedictorian of Holy Cross High School in Crestview Hills, was told that his planned remarks for the commencement ceremony were too personal and too political. The school took action quickly, removing any mention of his speech from the graduation program. The feedback came with no...
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What an inspiring story! Jake Bain, the star football player at John Burroughs High School in St. Louis, Missouri, came out in an emotional speech delivered at a school assembly back in October. He said: "Most people don't have to come out. Most people don't have to worry they'll be judged simply based on who they're attracted to." And now, just a few months later, he's signed on to play football for Indiana State. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc70DHkAO54/ Speaking to KSDK, Bain explained that he came out to...

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young gave an emotional speech to the Australian Senate today The Australian public may have voted convincingly in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in the country, but politicians continue to debate over how exactly this will happen. Although equality campaigners are hopeful that a bill will be passed before Christmas, conservative-leaning politicians are trying to include amendments that may include religious exemptions. The debate returned to the Australian Senate today. One of those to speak was Greens Senator for...
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After waving gay and transgender pride flags while on tour, Harry Styles has made an impassioned pro-LGBT speech at a recent concert. https://twitter.com/TwoSweeetGhosts/status/924046385380503552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctmagazine.com%2Fpost%2Fharry-styles-gave-powerful-pro-lgbt-speech-recent-concert Over the weekend, in Stockholm, Sweden, Styles told fans to hold hands, before he began his speech. https://twitter.com/janejonsxx/status/927280696447643648 He said: “If you are black, if you are white, if you are gay, if you are straight, if you are transgender – whoever you are, whoever you want to be, I support you." He added: “I love every single one of you.” Online, fans flooded...

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