Saturday, November 27

Day: October 10, 2016

The pound is falling again after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The pound is falling again after Brexit

    After a disastrous week that saw the pound repeatedly mark new 31-year lows against the dollar, sterling is falling against the greenback again on Monday morning. Here is how it looks at just after 7.10 a.m. BST (2.10 a.m. ET). The red line represents where the pairing started the day, while the black line is where we are now: If you discount Thursday night's "flash crash" — which was reportedly so bad because of low liquidity — there is still a clear downward trend for sterling, with no clear sign of the bottom. Here is sterling against the pound across the last week: HSBC's chief currency strategist David Bloom said in a note last week that he expects the pound to reach $1.20 by the end of the year and warns the currency has become a political football for "vigilante" cu...
UK immigration controls back to Irish border after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK immigration controls back to Irish border after Brexit

    Britain is seeking to shift the frontline of immigration controls to Ireland’s ports and airports to avoid having to introduce a “hard border” between north and south after the UK leaves the European Union, the Guardian has learned. The Northern Ireland secretary, James Brokenshire, has told the Guardian that London and Dublin will work to strengthen Ireland’s external borders in order to combat illegal migration into the UK once it leaves the European Union. In an interview, Brokenshire said there was now a “high level of collaboration on a joint programme of work” between the two states to control immigration. “We have put in place a range of measures to further combat illegal migration working closely with the Irish government,” Brokenshire said. “Our focus is to streng...
British Driver Killed Migrant in Calais
ENGLISH, Europe

British Driver Killed Migrant in Calais

    According to the BBC, some of the other migrants present during the accident on Sunday then turned on the British driver of the car involved. Riot police were reportedly later deployed to control the situation. The Eritrean man, who was said to have been killed as dozens of migrants attempted to slow traffic entering the Channel Tunnel, is the 14th migrant to lose his life in the French port of Calais this year. Last month 15-year-old Afghan boy Raheemullah Oryakhel died after being struck by a car after falling off a lorry. The BBC quoted Calais officials as saying around 50 people had been placing obstacles on the road in an attempt to slows trucks so they could then climb on board. The accident reportedly happened when the driver swerved to avoid the obstacles. The deat...
ISIS recruiter British glamour topless model Kimberley Miners
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

ISIS recruiter British glamour topless model Kimberley Miners

    A British glamour model name Kimberley Miners is on an Islamic State terror watch by U.K. authorities after she exchanged messages with a known ISIS recruiter on social media. Ex-model Kimberley Miners, who has modelled for publications such as The Sun, is alleged to have used Facebook under the alias Aisha Lauren al-Britaniya to communicate with Abu Usamah al-Britani in Syria, who has been trying to recruit a new group of jihadi brides from the West. Authorities are investigating the issue following her social media activities of “liking” and sharing ISIS videos. Anti-terrorist police and MI5 have warned her that she could face arrest if she continued her activities. However, she insists that she only cares about the plight of the Syrian children. The model, who has been ...
Donald Trump invade Hillary Clinton to sen jail if elected as President
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump invade Hillary Clinton to sen jail if elected as President

    A defiant Donald Trump on Sunday attacked former President Bill Clinton for his treatment of women and vowed if he won the White House, to put Hillary Clinton in jail for operating a private email server while U.S. secretary of state. In a contentious town-hall debate, Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into his Democratic rival's email use because she had endangered national security during her tenure as President Barack Obama's chief diplomat from 2009-2013. The handshakes and rebuttals: Latest on US Elections The 90-minute debate got off to a chilly start when the two candidates for the Nov. 8 election greeted each other without the traditional handshake. It quickly turned into an acrimonious discussion of a ...