Saturday, November 27

Day: October 2, 2016

French Police use tear gas and water cannons in violent clashes with British protesters in Calais Jungle
ENGLISH, Europe

French Police use tear gas and water cannons in violent clashes with British protesters in Calais Jungle

    French police used tear gas and water cannons in violent clashes with migrants and British activists who attempted to hold a banned rally beside the squalid Jungle camp in Calais. Demonstrators - including many British activists from migrant support groups - said they were expressing solidarity with the migrants. The confrontation, the worst since February, lasted three hours police union official Gilles Debove reported 10 officers were hurt, including one who was hospitalised after activists hurled stones at them. A photographer said he was also slightly injured from the stone-throwing and seven police vehicles were damaged. Tensions mounted in the Jungle, set to be closed by winter, after a demonstration planned Saturday by a group working with migrants was banned by loc...
The burka to ban and fine in Bulgaria
ENGLISH, Europe

The burka to ban and fine in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria has followed France and Belgium by banning face veils in public with a £664 fine for those who repeatedly flout the law. Referring to the burka and the niqab, its parliament approved a law that "bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face". There will be a fine of 200 lev (£89), rising to 1,500 lev (£664) for repeated offences. Several towns have already banned the niqab locally. The niqab covers the face except the eyes, while the burka covers the whole face, often incorporating a mesh screen to see through. Bulgaria's Muslim community, which makes up about 13% of the population, dates back centuries to Ottoman times. There has been a small reported rise recently in the number of Roma women wearing the niqab among conservative com...
The new bill is coming for brexit in March next year
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The new bill is coming for brexit in March next year

    Britain looks set to leave the European Union by summer 2019 after triggering the formal process to pull out before the end of March next year, Theresa May has said. The Prime Minister said Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered in the first three months of 2017, marking the start of the two-year process to enact Brexit. The process can be extended beyond two years if Britain and all other EU countries unanimously agree, but that prospect is seen as unlikely. She made the announcement after revealing plans for a "Great Repeal Bill" to transpose all EU law applying to the UK into domestic law, ready for the day the country leaves the union. Ahead of her speech on Brexit at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Mrs May told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show: "...
Donald Trump may have avoided income taxes for 18 years
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump may have avoided income taxes for 18 years

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared a $US916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, and the large tax deduction may have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years, according to a US media report. The Trump campaign, in a statement responding to The New York Times report, said the tax document was obtained illegally and that the Times was operating as an extension of the presidential campaign of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Times said it had obtained Mr Trump's 1995 tax records and that they showed he received the large tax benefits from financial deals that went bad in the early 1990s. The newspaper said tax experts it hired to analyse Mr Trump's records said tax rules, which are especially advantageous to wealthy ...
Tower Bridge closed down to temporarily maintanance
ENGLISH, London

Tower Bridge closed down to temporarily maintanance

    For 122 years Tower Bridge has spanned the Thames in London, but there is concern about the recent announcement that it will close for three months for major repairs to be performed. It is a bridge that's not only functional, but beautiful — functioning as both a river crossing and a tourist attraction. "Well it's kind of unusual isn't it? There's not many bridges that look as impressive as it does, and literally opens up in the middle of an iconic city and lets usually old ships through them," said Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London's chief operating officer for surface transport. In what is a controversial decision, Tower Bridge will be closed for three months for major repairs. "Well obviously it's not something you do lightly or even want to do at all," Mr Emmerson...