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Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:15Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:30
After his meetings in Seoul Mr Mattis flew to Japan, where there are a further 50,000 US soldiers plus their dependents and support staff in Japan. The US paid about $5.5bn for its Japanese bases in 2016, with Japan paying a further $4bn.
After his meetings in Seoul Mr Mattis flew to Japan, where there are a further 50,000 US soldiers plus their dependants and support staff in Japan. The US paid about $5.5bn for its Japanese bases in 2016, with Japan paying a further $4bn.

Trump effect 'has been good for UK' says central banker

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:45Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:25
Ben Broadbent, the deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England, told the BBC that some of the Trump administration's economic plans could also be good for the UK.
Ben Broadbent, the deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England, told the BBC that some of Mr Trump's economic plans could help the UK.
However, he said it was too early to know the effect of Mr Trump's policies.
  
"It's true that financial markets have taken a relatively optimistic view so far of what it means," Mr Broadbent told BBC Breakfast.
"Financial markets have taken a relatively optimistic view so far of what it means," he told BBC Breakfast.
  
However, he added that it was too early to know what the full effect of Mr Trump's policies would be.

Russian hacking aims to destabilise West, Sir Michael Fallon says

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:05Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:25
Suspected Russian attacks included France's TV5Monde broadcaster being taken off air in April 2015, and the targeting of Germany's lower house of parliament, he said.
Suspected Russian attacks included France's TV5Monde broadcaster being taken off air in April 2015 - originally claimed by hackers linked to the self-styled Islamic State - and the targeting of Germany's lower house of parliament, he said.
"Today, we see a country that in weaponising misinformation has created what we might now see as the post-truth age," he said.
Russia has denied any involvement in the hacking, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Moscow was not the source for the site's mass leak of emails from the Democratic Party.
  
Sir Michael said: "Today, we see a country that in weaponising misinformation has created what we might now see as the post-truth age.

I may get pregnant but I won't be an 'expectant mother'

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:10Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:15
"But the things that can change back once your system is running on oestrogen again is your fat distribution and muscle growth, and that could cause dysphoria and be challenging. If I was going to carry a baby that would worry me because I really like the physical changes that testosterone has given me. It makes life a lot easier for me to be 'read' as male all the time and I worry about losing that and the security it gives me in my identity."
"But the things that can change back once your system is running on oestrogen again is your fat distribution and muscle growth, and that could cause dysphoria and be challenging.
  
"If I was going to carry a baby that would worry me, because I really like the physical changes that testosterone has given me.
  
"It makes life a lot easier for me to be 'read' as male all the time, and I worry about losing that and the security it gives me in my identity."
"People who've been through this experience talk about feeling worried, and they're frightened that they'll be judged," says Freddy. "And so they look to the community itself for information. That's where you know that people won't talk in a way that's disrespectful and won't be shocked, and they'll use inclusive language."
"People who've been through this experience talk about feeling worried, and they're frightened that they'll be judged," says Freddy.
  
"And so they look to the community itself for information. That's where you know that people won't talk in a way that's disrespectful and won't be shocked, and they'll use inclusive language."
"What they're saying in this document is: 'If you're talking to a trans man or an intersex man about being pregnant, don't call him an expectant mother.' If you call me that, it's incorrect and it's going to make me feel like you're not talking about me, you don't see me, you don't get where I'm coming from and I wonder where it is going to leave me as a patient under your care. It signals rigidity and closed-mindedness.
"What they're saying in this document is: 'If you're talking to a trans man or an intersex man about being pregnant, don't call him an expectant mother.'
  
"If you call me that, it's incorrect and it's going to make me feel like you're not talking about me, you don't see me, you don't get where I'm coming from and I wonder where it is going to leave me as a patient under your care. It signals rigidity and closed-mindedness.