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  • Trump is a demagogue says Stephen Hawking

    (by EthioTime) The world’s most renowned British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking says he can't explain Donald Trump's political rise.

    Stephen Hawking who is regularly called on to help explain the universe's more mysterious phenomena was also asked to account for Donald Trump's political rise, the theoretical physicist was stumped, according to CNN Politics.

    "I can't," Hawking told CNN affiliate ITV's "Good Morning Britain" program. "He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator."

    The Trump campaign did not immediately reply to a message requesting comment, says CNN Politics.


    Image: Robot assisted Physicist Stephen Hawking (L) and Donald Trump (R)  


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  • Egyptian official insult sub-Saharan Africa as “dogs and slaves”


    Egyptian take to Twitter to apologise to Africa for alleged comments by Egyptian official who referred to sub-Saharan Africa as “dogs and slaves” during a recent UN conference in Kenya.

    According to reports by Al Jazeera, A Kenyan diplomat Yvonne Khamati, chairwaoman of the Africa Diplomatic Corp Technical Committee, wrote a letter saying an unnamed Egyptian official made “uncivilised, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting” comments at the just concluded UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi. The remarks were allegedly made in Arabic during consultation on the lack of quorum to pass resolutions affecting Gaza, Khamati said.

    Ms. Khamati asked for an apology and demanded that Egypt be banned from representing African interests in any negotiations.

    “It is completely unacceptable to make the mistake of generalising and making flimsy accusations against the Egyptian state and people that cast doubt on its African identity,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.

    Egypt’s Foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, announced on Tuesday that he has ordered an “Immediate investigation” into the allegations.

    #WeAreSorryAfrica some of the tweets from Egyptians

    Source: CCTV 

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  • Lionel Messi tax trial begins


    Lionel Messi's trial on charges of defrauding the Spanish tax payer of €4.1 million begins on Tuesday in Barcelona.

    Prosecutors maintain that Barcelona and Argentina forward Messi and his father Jorge used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes totalling €4.1m on earnings from image rights between 2007 to 2009.

    The prosecutors have called for 22-month jail sentences for both accused, but it is very unlikely that this will happen even should they be found guilty. Both deny any wrongdoing, and €5m has already been paid in arrears and extra charges.

    Messi is not due to appear in court until day three of the trial on Thursday, June 2. Since the end of the club season he has been in Argentina preparing for the upcoming Copa America Centenario in the United States. Read more here 


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  • Real Madrid Won champions League for the 11th time


    The game opened at 1-1 with both sides creating good chances, but neither team could convert a chance so the game moved into extra time.

    Real's players, especially Ronaldo and Bale, were visibally exhausted in the extra half an hour of play, but Atletico couldn't take advantage as the game ended level after 120 minutes.

    But Ronaldo stood up when it came to the penalty shootout, calmly slotting past Jab Oblak after Juanfran had hit the post, to seal a second Champions League title in three years. Read more here

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    R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.

    The Oscar-nominated musicians were slated to record their performance Wednesday in Los Angeles for the late-night ABC show. Belly said he canceled because he didn't want to share a stage with Trump and disagrees with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's views and beliefs.

    "I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world - from religion to race," Belly said in a statement. "I just didn't want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don't agree with."

    Trump has been criticized by some political rivals and voters for his comments on topics including women, refugees, immigrants and Muslims, such as when he said some Mexican immigrants in the U.S. illegally are "rapists" and when he called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the United States.

    A Trump spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment on The Weeknd and Belly. Read more here

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