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News: Levi to head up tourism portfolio at Empire State Development

Empire State Development has announced that Ross Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic I Love New York tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote state-wide tourism visitation. In 2016, New York State welcomed a record 239 million visitors, who between them spent nearly $ 65 billion, generating a total economic impact of more than $ 100 billion for the third straight year. Additionally, tourism remains the state’s fourth largest employer, supporting more than 914,000 jobs annually.  Empire…

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Harvey Weinstein: New York state sues Weinstein Company

New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein. Mr Weinstein has been accused of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies having non-consensual sex. The lawsuit follows a four-month investigation by New York’s attorney general. It also casts doubt over a plan to sell the company to a group of investors. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed the suit against the Weinstein Company, Mr Weinstein himself, and…

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Islamic State 'Beatles' duo 'should be tried at the Hague'

Two captured British fighters should be tried in an international criminal court, rather than sent to Guantanamo Bay, a defence minister has said. Tobias Ellwood told two newspapers it was important that “terrorists from any origin are transparently and fairly held account for their actions”. The fighters, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces in Syria. The BBC understands the pair have been stripped of their UK citizenship. They were the last two of four UK IS members known as “the Beatles”, so called because…

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Islamic State duo from UK 'should face trial after seizure'

Two British fighters believed to have been part of the Islamic State group’s execution cell should face trial following their seizure, the mother of one of the cell’s alleged victims says. Alexanda Kotey, and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces. They were two of the four British IS members widely known as “the Beatles”. Diane Foley, whose son James, an American journalist, was beheaded by the cell, says she wants the two men to face life imprisonment. She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Their crimes are…

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On the Runway: State of the Union Statements in Black and White

Advertisement It took the State of the Union to get her in a state of quasi-support. On Tuesday night Melania Trump finally appeared in public alongside her husband (or at least in the same very large room, though they apparently arrived separately) for the first time since the public allegations that President Trump had conducted, just weeks after Mrs. Trump had given birth to the couple’s son, an affair with the porn star Stormy Daniels. That Mrs. Trump did so in a white pantsuit with a glowing white blouse —…

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