Melania Trump gave a rare speech during the 2017 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award at the State Department on Wednesday. She appeared alongside Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon. The first lady wore a below-the-knee-length white, belted coat dress with lapels. She also wore a pair of brown, patterned Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies pumps that run for about $745 at Neiman Marcus. The annual ceremony honors a group of women from around the world who hold positions in leadership and have shown unparalleled strength and courage in their line of work.
Now, like an increasing number of people from Yemen who have come the U.S., he sees a long-term future outside the country he left and seeks to bring aspects of his native country into America. "Here you build; over there you have memories," said Alhasbani, owner of Qahwah House, a cafe that serves coffee made from beans harvested on his family's farm in Yemen's mountains. "I live here, so this is the main thing. This is what's going to help first build my career, build my business ... and help the people over there." Yemeni have been coming to the U.S. for more than a century -- especially since the 1960s -- but in recent years they have been planting stronger roots, raising their profile and looking outward -- opening upscale restaurants and cafes and running for political office.
That enthusiasm was on full display at Pigalle, a beer bar that opened in the heart of Paris this year around the corner from the famed Moulin Rouge. On a warm evening, a young crowd was packed around the stainless-steel counters, staring at an illuminated sign that listed the 20 beers currently on tap. A server patiently explained the different varieties, with such names as Jungle Joy, Red My Lips and Night Drift, offering tastes to customers who carefully weighed their options (bitter?
What's in season: When it comes to sheer variety of colors, bell peppers are the amazing Technicolor fruit of the produce world. The unripe fruit starts out green, but as it matures it can range through shades of red, orange, yellow, purple and even chocolate. Regardless of color, bell peppers are similar in flavor, mildly sweet, with little to no heat. Bell peppers are the only member of the Capsicum genus (which includes other chile peppers) that doesn't produce capsaicin, the chemical that gives chiles their heat. The fruit are generally in season from late summer to early fall.
During every visit to the self-declared republic of Somaliland, I notice something new. This time, there are even more multi-storey shopping malls, hotels and luxury villas in the capital, Hargeisa. Just two decades ago it was known as "The Dresden of Africa", the city pulverised by repeated aerial bombardments, its population gone, seeking refuge abroad. A Saudi fast-food chain has arrived - cheeky red and yellow signs advertising fried chicken with an assortment of unhealthy trimmings. In the far-flung town of Burao, where nomads are losing livestock to a devastating drought, I see signs displaying pictures of dental disasters.