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Prince Philip crash: passenger who broke wrist claims police haven't asked her for statement four days on

Prince Philip crash: passenger who broke wrist claims police haven't asked her for statement four days onA woman who broke her wrist in a car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh has criticised police for their treatment of her, claiming she has still not been asked for a statement four days on. Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in a Kia Carens which collided with the Duke's Land Rover on Thursday, and has said she is "very upset" by the treatment she has received from police and Buckingham Palace.  Claiming she has not even been asked to give a statement detailing what happened, she said she believed she was being treated differently to the Duke, who has since been photographed out driving again. Ms Fairweather has received a message of support from the Queen, delivered by a lady-in-waiting via a telephone message while she was away from home, but said of the approach of police and palace: "The support that I was offered initially hasn’t really been the reality for me. "I’ve had no opportunity to discuss this in any formal capacity. "I need somebody to understand that I still have medical concerns. I’m very worried that I haven’t been asked for a statement from the police. The scene of the crash, near Sandringham "When I contacted the Family Liaison Officer to say I have a number of questions, he hasn’t been prepared to listen to those." She added: "“There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I are from the same walk of life or not, and we either receive the same treatment or we don’t. "I haven’t had a full medical check over yet, I just feel that his treatment or his experience hasn’t been the same as mine.” A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “In any collision investigation our priority is to ensure medical welfare is addressed in the first instance before taking any statement. "We can confirm arrangements were made on Friday (18 January) to take a statement from the passenger involved in the collision. This will take place tomorrow (22 January). “Further contact was attempted on a number of occasions over the weekend but unfortunately these were not successful. “Family liaison officers are not normally deployed for collisions of this nature. However, recognising the level of public interest in this case we felt it appropriate to provide additional support. “All family liaison officers give advice around handling media attention, and as part of this, it is made clear that it is a decision for the individual whether or not to speak to journalists.” Ms Fairweather was interviewed on ITV's This Morning, following several interviews with the Daily and Sunday Mirror newspapers.  Her friend, the 28-year-old driver of the car Ellie Townsend, has chosen not to speak publicly, understood to be shaken by the experience after fearing for her nine-month-old baby son in the back of the car. Ms Fairweather claimed she has asked for car insurance details from Mrs Townsend "a number of times" in the aftermath of the crash, telling This Morning: "Finally yesterday afternoon I received a very formal email from her husband to share those details with me." The Duke of Edinburgh driving in September 2018 Credit: Peter Jolly Asked what she hoped for from officials, she said: "I think an acknowledgement, not so much any admission of responsibility, but that somebody who would like to talk to me about how difficult this is going to be for me. "I’ve had no support. The only support I’ve had is my very immediate family. "Neither party [the Duke or the second driver] have been forthcoming with very much information." Asked about whether she had spoken to the Duke immediately after the crash, she said: "Somebody said he did try to but he was advised not to. "[But] I don’t think asking if you’re OK is accepting liability." The Duke was photographed on Saturday driving a replacement Land Rover near to the Sandringham Estate, without wearing a seatbelt.  Ms Fairweather said she had been "very upset" after seeing the pictures, adding: "Of course accidents happen, but there needs to be a period of reflection on what could be done differently to prevent the same thing happening again. "It was highly insensitive and inconsiderate to me." The Queen attends church at Sandringham on Sunday Credit: Mark Cuthbert Mary Morrison, the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, had telephoned Ms Fairweather prior to the interview, saying in a message: “Hello, I’m ringing from Sandringham House. "The Queen has asked me to telephone you to pass on her warmest good wishes following the ­accident and she is very eager to know how you are and hope that everything is going as well as can be expected.  “We’re all thinking of you very much at Sandringham and I’ll try you at a later date. Unfortunately I’ve got to go out quite shortly but I hope all is well as can be expected for you. Thank you very much indeed. Goodbye.” A senior Palace aide has also spoken directly to the driver.



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White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJ

White House asked for options to strike Iran: WSJThe White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the U.S. Embassy, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The request by the National Security Council, which is led by John Bolton, sparked deep concern among Pentagon and State Department officials, the newspaper reported, citing current and former U.S. officials.



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Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Didn't Know Where She Was When She Asked for Help, Neighbor Says

Missing Wisconsin Girl Jayme Closs Didn't Know Where She Was When She Asked for Help, Neighbor SaysThe neighbor who found missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs described how the girl seemed in shock and didn't know where she was.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked if Trump is a racist. Her answer: 'Yeah, no question.'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked if Trump is a racist. Her answer: 'Yeah, no question.'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't afraid to speak her mind, even when it comes to sharing her thoughts on the president.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS's 60 Minutes, which aired Sunday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confidently answered that she believes Donald Trump is a racist.

"I think he's a symptom of a problem," Ocasio-Cortez told Cooper. "The president certainly didn't invent racism but he's certainly given a voice to it, and expanded it, and created a platform for those things."

> .@AOC says the president is a racist, "no question." The White House told 60 Minutes that President Trump "has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms." t.co/HmucF1z6zg pic.twitter.com/N5RlRfHoA9
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> — 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 7, 2019

When asked directly by Cooper if she believes Trump's a racist, Ocasio-Cortez shook her head and said, "Yeah, yeah, no question."

"When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy," the new member of Congress continued, "when you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident where neo-Nazis murdered a woman versus how he manages crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it's, it's night and day." 

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Since coming into the political spotlight Ocasio-Cortez has been fiercely criticized by members of the GOP on more than one occasion, but she has never shied away from standing up for her beliefs. Just this past week, she brilliantly took on right-wing critics who were upset by her Breakfast Club dance video.

While Ocasio-Cortez is just getting settled in Congress, she's certainly not wasting any time getting down to business.

## WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes history as she becomes the youngest woman ever in Congress



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'Why did you undergo the DNA test?': Elizabeth Warren asked about ancestry in first question at Iowa event

'Why did you undergo the DNA test?': Elizabeth Warren asked about ancestry in first question at Iowa eventElizabeth Warren is making her first campaign tour around Iowa but was quickly forced to address an issue that's likely to hurt her in the race for the White House.



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North Korea: We Asked 27 Experts What They Think Will Happen in 2019

North Korea: We Asked 27 Experts What They Think Will Happen in 2019The world’s best Korea and Asia watchers gave us their predictions. Will we go back to “fire and fury” or is lasting peace just over the horizon?



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Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimes

Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimesPresident Trump, who once denied knowing about the hush-money payments, now suggests his former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen should’ve known what they were doing was illegal.



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Texts show manager firing student who asked off for funeral

Texts show manager firing student who asked off for funeralEWING, N.J. (AP) — A text exchange shows a New Jersey restaurant manager firing an employee after she asked for time off to attend a friend's funeral.



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Turkey says Saudi prince has asked to meet Erdogan at G20

Turkey says Saudi prince has asked to meet Erdogan at G20BERLIN/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview published on Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had asked for a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and that there was currently no reason not to meet him. “Yes, he has asked Erdogan on the phone, whether they could meet in Buenos Aires. Erdogan’s answer was ‘Let’s see’,” Cavusoglu told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.



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After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings

After Airbnb, <a href=Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” align=”left” title=”After Airbnb, Booking.com asked to remove West Bank listings” border=”0″ >Rights activists on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, even as Israel called the move “disgusting” and threatened legal action. Airbnb said Monday it will remove such listings, just ahead of the release of a Human Rights Watch report criticising the inclusion of settlements. Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company, while Palestinian officials welcomed it.



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