Friday March 15, 2019 08:03 AM Hungary's president has sent a telegram to New Zealand's governor-general expressing all Hungarians' condolences to the families and friends of the victims' in the "ruthless attack" against the two Christchurch mosques Written by The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3 p.m. Hungary's president has sent a telegram to New Zealand's governor-general expressing all Hungarians' condolences to the families and friends of the victims' in the "ruthless attack" against the two Christchurch mosques. President Janos Ader said he was "deeply shocked" by the news and wished the injured a speedy and full recovery. Ader said that "in these difficult hours, we all express our sympathies with those who mourn their loved ones lost in this pointless terror attack." ___ 2:55 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is expressing "warmest sympathy and best … [Read more...] about The Latest: Hungarian president expresses condolences to NZ
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World International Affairs A little over 100 years after the Ottoman Turks killed around 1.5 million of the empire’s Armenian citizens, Turkey’s president is tweeting in Armenian. On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan surprised Twitter users with a message in the language of Turkey’s small neighbor Armenia, with whom Ankara has had a tense relationship since World War I. "I was deeply saddened by the death of the Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, the honorable Mesrob Mutafyan. I offer my condolences to his family, relatives, and our Armenian citizens," Erdogan Tweeted on Friday in Armenian, in a message directed at the estimated 60,000 Armenians living in Turkey today. The Tweet was written following the death of the Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan, who died on Friday after suffering from early onset dementia for over a decade. His death will pave the way for the election of a replacement, something Turkey’s small but influential Armenian population … [Read more...] about Turkey’s Erdogan Sends Tweet in Armenian for First Time, but Is It About Healing Wounds Or Increasing Power?
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Gov. Phil Scott: "President Bush served our country proudly as our 41st President, Vice President, Congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, CIA director and more. As many others of that generation did, he enlisted and served bravely in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy. "I greatly appreciate his leadership, service and his work to inspire others to serve, calling for us to rise and spread 'a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.' This message remains a powerful reminder of the greatness Americans can achieve. "I'm saddened to hear of his passing, and I send my thoughts and condolences to the Bush family, his friends, colleagues and all who mourn his loss today." Sen. Patrick Leahy: "He was the last President of the Greatest Generation, and he leaves a lasting legacy of true and meaningful public service. While we had our share of differences over policy, his decency, his civility and his humility have never been a more important … [Read more...] about Political leaders share Bush condolences
By Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin | United Feature Syndicate PUBLISHED: August 13, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: August 13, 2018 at 6:05 am DEAR MISS MANNERS: When my sister died unexpectedly, my husband’s workplace sent a beautiful plant with condolences to our home. Then my mom passed away three weeks after my sister. Imagine my (unhappy) surprise when I opened my door to find the florist delivery person with a bunch of Mylar balloons and streamers! I asked who they were for, and from whom, and was told they were for me, from my husband’s work. Needless to say, I refused them. He refuses to say anything because he doesn’t want to “upset” her. This is really tearing us apart. I want to save anyone else from the indignity of receiving Mylar balloons when their mom dies. GENTLE READER: Although Miss Manners sympathizes with your dismay, she is aware that the infantilization of society has made it commonplace to mark the tragedy of … [Read more...] about Miss Manners: I can’t believe the tasteless ‘gift’ they sent when my mom died
By Judith Martin, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Jacobina Martin | United Feature Syndicate PUBLISHED: July 23, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: July 23, 2018 at 6:12 am DEAR MISS MANNERS: I was raised to believe that, in casual conversation, asking someone to pass an item by saying, “Could you get that for me?” and then saying “thank you” when it was received was acceptable. My husband feels that this is rude, and that every request must include a “please.” People I’ve asked agree that simply asking, and then ending with a “thank you,” is fine, but my mother-in-law very pointedly corrects our children for doing this when asking each other for things. GENTLE READER: Thank you, but would it still be appreciated even if it means telling you that your own dear parents taught you incorrectly and you have been inadvertently rude your whole life and have now passed this on to your children? And, as a bonus, that those you have queried are … [Read more...] about Miss Manners: Have I inadvertently been rude my whole life?