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Kathy Griffin: CNN fires comedian for displaying Trump's 'butchered head'

Kathy Griffin: CNN fires comedian for displaying Trump's 'butchered head'

Griffin , 56, a two-time Emmy-winning performer known for her deliberately provocative brand of humor, has appeared since 2007 as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast from Times Square in NY with anchor Anderson Cooper. 'I beg for your forgiveness. Kathy Griffin's latest stint is the ideal example of disrespect, disgrace and anti-Americanism. Initially defending herself a few hours after the images were released and the firestorm had yet to really reach its peak, Griffin ...


Labour leader vows to stay on regardless of election result

Labour leader vows to stay on regardless of election result

There were some positives for leader Jeremy Corbyn's party; former cabinet minister Andy Burnham was elected as Manchester's first "metro mayor". Those most virulently opposed to Labour's manifesto for social justice are precisely the people who can not bear contributing a tiny portion of their wealth and income to help redress an increasingly grotesquely skewed society - or those paid to make the wealthy minority's case for them.


Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without US

Trans-Pacific Partnership moving ahead without US

But economists caution that whatever emerges from the process will be a shadow of the deal Trump killed. Their main benefit from TPP would have been greater access to US markets. Door still open for the U.S. Trade ministers from the countries remaining in the deal met on the sidelines of a gathering of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum ahead of a November leaders' summit.


Trump's attacks on Germany show he misunderstands a basic fact about Europe

Trump's attacks on Germany show he misunderstands a basic fact about Europe

But the betrayal lies not with Trump calling out European leaders. They wonder why the leader of Germany's most influential worldwide ally seems more willing to criticize their country than nations with questionable human rights records. Martin Schulz, leader of the center-left Social Democrats, told reporters Trump was "the destroyer of all Western values", adding that the US president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance.