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Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

Recalled US ambassador felt ‘threatened’ by Trump

World
A recalled US ambassador at the centre of the Trump impeachment inquiry said she felt threatened by a cryptic remark the president made about her on a call.Ex-envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told Congress she was "very concerned" by President Donald Trump's comment in the phone call with Ukraine's leader.Mr Trump told his counterpart: "Well, she's [Ms Yovanovitch] going to go through some things." Democrats have just released the first transcripts from closed-door testimony.The Republican president is accused of trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating unsubstantiated corruption claims against his US political rival, Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter Biden, who worked with a Ukrainian gas company.During the 25 July call with President Volodymyr Zelen...
Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

Migrant mother seen fleeing tear gas with children: 'I felt I was going to die'

World
The Honduran mother seen in a widely circulated photo wearing a colorful Disney "Frozen" T-shirt while fleeing from tear gas at the U.S.-Mexico border with her children told ABC News that she feared for their lives as the canisters of gas fell all around them. Maria Meza, 39, left her hometown of Villanueva to escape the gang violence and lack of employment, she said, describing the situation there as "terrible." The single mother of nine was only earning about 800 Honduran Lempiras -- about $ 33 in U.S. currency -- a week, and one of her older children was recruited by a neighborhood gang, she said. "The salary was not enough to support them," Meza said. "... They told me the U.S. was a country of opportunities where one can work. That's why I came to see if I could support my children...
Poldark's Aidan Turner: 'I've never felt objectified'

Poldark's Aidan Turner: 'I've never felt objectified'

Entertainment
Aidan Turner has said he has "never felt objectified", despite the amount of attention he receives on Poldark.The actor, who is about to take on his first stage role in 10 years, found himself the subject of a national debate earlier this month.Or rather, his chest did.Writing in the Radio Times, Mariella Frostrup highlighted the apparent "double standards" when it came to female journalists and viewers openly lusting over Ross Poldark.Frostrup said this was something that would be highly criticised if the tables were turned, i.e. if a plethora of male journalists were to objectify a female star."I fear we are losing not only our sense of humour but our sense of proportion as we throw every act of perceived sexism into the #MeToo...
I felt like a superhero in black catsuit – Williams

I felt like a superhero in black catsuit – Williams

Sports
French Open 2018Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 27 May-10 JuneCoverage: Daily live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app.Serena Williams said she felt like a "superhero" in the black catsuit she wore during the 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova at the French Open.The temperature hit 25C in Paris but it did not seem to affect the 23-time major winner in her first Grand Slam match since giving birth last September."I feel like a warrior wearing it, a queen from Wakanda [referring to the Black Panther movie] maybe," she said. "It was comfortable to wear."The 36-year-old added: "I'm always living in a fantasy world. I always wanted to be a superh...